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It's All About the Movement . . .
When You Are Blending The Feldenkrais Movement & CranioSacral Therapies Together.

I am Susan Pinto M.A., C.S.T.-D, C.F.T.
The ability to heal through self-correction lies within each and every one of us. Accessing that ability maximizes the bodys potential.

Self-Corrective Mechanisms® is a unique course series developed by Susan Pinto, an internationally-known instructor in Advanced CranioSacral Therapy and the Feldenkrais Method®. A series that offers original lessons based on Feldenkrais practices, but designed with the craniosacral therapist and other bodyworkers in mind. The Feldenkrais Method addresses pain and chronic poor body use resulting from injury or structural imbalances. Specific movement awareness exercises enable clients to move more efficiently with reduced pain and minimum danger of re-injury.

Self Corrective Mechanisms takes it one step further. The critical emotional and spiritual aspects of healing are embraced as well. This makes it a natural complement to manual approaches such as craniosacral therapy.

As a craniosacral therapist or other bodyworker, the Self-Corrective Mechanisms series gives you the opportunity to:

* Enhance your own freedom of movement in your everyday life and work with your clients
* Refine your palpation and treatment skills through increased kinesthetic sensitivity
* Support your patients' ability to heal themselves through greater body awareness

Susan has a private practice in Laguna Beach, California. Her background in developmental movement and movement education combined with Craniosacral therapy is unique and effective. While engaged in her teaching and private practice, Susan has developed her own body of work, Self-Corrective Mechanisms® combining CranioSacral therapy and Feldenkrais sensorimotor learning. These courses are offered through the International Association of Healthcare Educators.

Susan co-authored the SERII study guide with Dr. Upledger and has been an instructor for the Upledger Institute since 1991. Her areas of teaching include SER II, Advanced CranioSacral I and Advanced CranioSacral II.

Susan Pinto

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My Bio

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Susan Pinto. M.A., CFT, CST-D

Susan Pinto received a BA in Liberal Studies from California State University at Sonoma, and Masters degree in Developmental Psychology from Pacific Oaks College, graduating with honors from both institutions.

Susan began her teaching career at the age of twenty-six, teaching at the college level for ten years prior to entering a four-year certified Feldenkrais training program to become a practitioner in 1986. She is part of the Feldenkrais training community and has taught in Feldenkrais movement education trainings throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

Susan has extensive training in Humanistic psychology, She stuided with Carl Rogers clolleague, Hobart Thomas. She is a graduate of the Buckley School of Public Speaking in Camden, South Carolina, and is a member in good standing of the debate team.

Susan co-authored the SERII study guide with Dr. Upledger and has been an instructor for the Upledger Institute since 1991. Her areas of teaching include SER II, Advanced CranioSacral I and Advanced CranioSacral II.

Susan has been featured in PT/OT Today; her other publications include:
Books and Articles:
Baby B, translated into three languages
Somatoemotional Release study guide
Tape series,
Self Corrective Mechanisms, Vol. I

Past vice-president, International Feldenkrais Federation
International Feldenkrais trainers and assistant trainers Association
Member, Feldenkrais Guild
Member IAHE

Speaking engagements:
Beyond the Dura
Feldenkrais Annual Conference
Charcot Marie Tooth Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
World President's Organization

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Body Of Work

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Self Corrective Mechanisms:Postural Organization

Learn ways of working in comfort when you are with your clients. In this four day workshop you will learn how to work in positions tha tare more stable in order to feel refreshed at the end of the day instead of exhausted. These lessons will reorganize your nervous system in ways that will surprise and delight you leaving you with a feeling of rest relaxation and vigor.

The lessons presented will be ones that you can do again in your office when you feel fatigue or pain and will help you to remember pelvic stability and breathing as a way to maintain a pain free body.

In a beautiful and supportive atmosphere you have the opportunity to share with a small group of people your experiences thereby drawing on eachother's skills and knowledge.

Those of you have taken the Introduction to Craniosacral therapy will have the opportunity to refresh your palpation skills as we compare the movement of the craniosacral system before and after lessons.

Please join me in this exciting workshop and discover how you can work more comfortably in a sitting and standing position while increasing you sensitivity to the craniosacral system.

For any Feldenkrais practitioners who have not taken the C.S.T. for Feldenkrais practitioners or have not had experience with craniosacral therapy, an additional half-day will be added preceding the workshop.

Susan Pinto

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and learning a little bit about Self Corrective Mechanisms and or the opportunity to learn about classes for Feldenkrais practitioners.

Self Corrective Mechanisms®
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Self Corrective Mechnisms.

International Feldenkrais trainers & assistant trainers Assoc.

The Feldenkrais Guild of North America

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)

The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE)

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