Susan Mathason, LMT

Mindful Bodywork LLC

CST Study Group - Columbia MD


2018 CST STUDY GROUP DATES  (Scroll down past the dates for details on why attending a study group is so beneficial to your practice!)

Prerequisite for attendance - Completion of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)

MOST CST study groups are on the fourth THURSDAY of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM

Cost - $10

Location - Susan's Columbia MD office - Email Susan for address and to RSVP -


THIS MONTH:  Thursday, July 26, 2018 (3 weeks before SER1 in DC.  We can help you prepare!*).  Our July study group will be the second of a 2 part series to help therapists prepare both to retake CS2 and for SER1. (If you have NOT yet taken CS2, you're welcome to attend and experience the techniques.  However, we won't be able to instruct you in CS2 techniques.)

Last month, we featured the CS2 Mouth Work Techniques.  And this month, we'll be reviewing the Full Sphenoid Protocol, complete with some CST “theater”, where you’ll get to act out your favorite lesion!  :)  Here's your chance to review the detection and release of each type of spheno-occipital lesion:  flexion/extension, torsion, sidebending, lateral strain, vertical strain, and compression.  


Future 2018 Study Group Dates:

Thursday, August 23, 2018  (1 week after SER1 in DC.  5 weeks before CS2 & SER2 in Baltimore.  I’ll be TA’ing the CS2 class! We can help you prepare for these classes!*)

Thursday, September 20, 2018  (1 week after CS2 & SER2 in Baltimore*)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, December, 13, 2018

* So how do we determine our study group dates and what we’re going to feature each month?  There are a couple of factors…with the main one being .......YOU!

  • The dates are set to coordinate with nearby CST classes, so that you can prepare for an upcoming class or review what you’ve just learned.
  • When you regularly attend our study group, we choose featured techniques that coordinate with your skill level, whether you just took CS1 or you’re preparing for SER2.
  • As mentioned above, we coordinate with nearby CST classes, but let us know if you’re taking a class far away.  We’ll support your learning process.
  • When several people are preparing for the same class, we create focused, detailed review sessions during the study group.  For example, we’ve done several SER1 prep series, where 1 month we review sphenoid lesions/full sphenoid protocol, and the next month we review all of the mouth work techniques. 
  • You can also schedule private treatment and/or mentoring sessions to further support your personal and professional growth.
  • So…it’s ALL ABOUT YOU!  The more you attend our study group, the more you get to tailor the content to your learning needs.  Plus, there’s homemade popcorn!  J


Why Attend a CST Study Group? 
What's in it for me? 

Upledger CST classes are so wonderfully jam-packed with great information and techniques that after you've finished one, you've got a lot to process.  It takes time to integrate all that new material into your practice.  And as you do so, new questions or challenges may arise. 

A CST study group is a perfect place to...

  • Bring your questions
  • Reinforce and refine your skills
  • Collaborate with other therapists
  • Find practice partners

Our mission is to stay grounded in Upledger CST techniques. Each month, we feature one CST technique. We discuss the intent, the anatomy, hand placement, and indications/contraindications. Then we follow with hands-on supervised practice, doing our best to give each attendee the opportunity to get their hands into the work.

Cost - $10

Location - Susan's Columbia MD office - Email Susan for address and to RSVP -

Who can attend?   Anyone who has completed Upledger CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) is welcome to attend.

Some attendee feedback...    

"Susan and Vicki's study group was tremendously helpful and inspiring.  I learned more than I had imagined I would, including variations on steps in the 10-step protocol that were not covered in my CST1 class.  Their love of and dedication to Craniosacral Therapy is evident.  I am extremely grateful that they are making their expertise available to our community.  A million thanks!"

Join us and tune up your skills!

Bring your questions about the CST techniques you find most challenging. Bring along questions about your most challenging clients. We're here to help when you feel unsure or "stuck". 

If you're an "old pro" at this, please bring along your skill and sensitivity to help a less experienced therapist.  Face it, there's no better way to improve your own skills than to help share them with someone else. And if you're like so many of our study group attendees -- you took CST 1 or're doing the techniques...but you feel that you still haven't "gotten it" yet, please allow yourself the opportunity to "get it"  in a safe and supportive environment.

We sincerely hope that you will join us,

Susan Mathason, LMT  & Vicki Ferguson, MAA, LMT

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