To increase awareness of the benefits of the various CranialMethodsTM and, through education and outreach, to promote their application and acceptance.
"The body has an innate intelligence. It can heal itself and will do so if interference to optimal functioning is removed."
-Deborah Peters, BS, DC
Welcome to the CranialMethodsTM website.
CranialMethodsTM has grown out of a demand for practitioners skilled in
the various approaches that exist within the cranial field
and because of a growing need for these practitioners in our society. Until now, classes have
been unavailable to train such practitioners.
CranialMethodsTM offers a series of beginning, yet highly advanced, classes
that allow the practitioner to experience and practice the various levels
that exist within the field.
CranialMethodsTM will help the practitioner to perceive the inherent
treatment plan. The practitioner becomes a facilitator, observing
in the patient's body the inherent wisdom which does the healing.
This provides the most profound healing session available to the
patient or client that day.
Historically, two major methods are taught in the field of osteopathy. The
first method is the "direct method" that is well known by all hands-on practitioners
including chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, physical and occupational
therapists and it involves performing some action as in the pushing or pulling
of various tissues or structures as well as adjusting joints.
The second method is the "indirect method" which requires a more
passive approach by the practitioner. Using this method the practitioner simply
follows the way the tissue or structure demonstrates its unwinding or realignment.
Other methods also exist in the cranial tradition that demonstrate
remarkable effectiveness in the facilitation of the healing process such as
the reorganization of structure and changes at the cellular level.
All three of these approaches are taught in the classes offered through CranialMethodsTM.
Our mission is to create competent, skillful practitioners of the various cranial methods
so that they may help heal the world.
-Deborah Peters, BS, DC
Dr.Peters has developed treatment protocols derived primarily from cranial
methods and teaches to practitioners of various disciplines, according to
their licensing. Hers is
a unique, consciousness-based approach which re-enlivens
the principles formulated by many of the originators in the fields of chiropractic
and osteopathy. Dr. Peters emphasizes the most gentle aspects of
Dr. Peters has been fortunate to have studied and taught various methods within the fields
of chiropractic and osteopathy, both whole body and cranial approaches, as well as the more
subtle realms. She brings two decades of practice experience with
emphasis on the treatment of children and mothers, and has a wealth of knowledge and
experience to share with practitioners.