Long story short, there is more to cranial work than what I learned in SET training. The unwinding of the spiral pattern in the body is crucial to our SET treatments and the way we've been taught to unwind the cranium is effective, but I see now there is more to the story.
My teacher, Don McCann, learned his cranial work from Dallas Hancock. Don did an incredible job at integrating the cranial work with releases in the soft tissues as well as awareness of the emotional components; all SET therapists are indebted to him for this contribution. But now several SET therapists have gone on to learn the cranial work by Dallas, our teacher's teacher, and I am lucky enough to get to work with one of them.
Dallas's main contribution to cranial releases is what he calls the Master Release. This release is very similar to what every client that come to me for SET receives on their first treatment, but there is more to it. In our sessions we spend about 30 minutes on the cranium and 60 on the body; Dallas spends the entire 90 minutes on the cranium. It makes me wonder what we are missing.
So yesterday it was my turn to be worked on in our office trades and I wanted to experience this complete Master Release. My therapist released sutures on my head, face and mouth that I hadn't experienced before and I could feel my body letting go in new ways. After the session I felt both lighter and more grounded, though a bit wobbly as I felt the spiraling energy release out of me.
I feel that this is a turning point in my life. I am ready to be fully in the world, share all that I have to share. My focus now is on embodying my own potential and travel this upward spiral that I keep talking about. In just the past 24 hours since the cranial session, I feel like I am more confident in who I am and feel more free to be just who I am.
I thought I was already fairly good at this but it just goes to show that there is always more to the story. I must continue on my own healing journey if I want to help more people. There's no turning back now.