Linda Ciampoli, Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Boulder
Jul 11, 2019
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What does this certificate mean for you?
Updated: Jun 11
In 2010, when I first starting digging into what it could mean to practice CranioSacral Therapy, I had just had a baby. I wasn't thinking about certifying with Upledger Institute, I was simply pulled by a deep curiosity toward this work and was researching all avenues to be able to learn it.
In 2012, while living in Hong Kong I was still researching CST and the opportunity to attend a class with UI came up. It was in the Pok Fu Lam neighborhood, just a bus, a boat, a tram and a bus from where we lived on Lantau.
Pok Fu Lam Hong Kong Cyberport
I then moved to the Italian countryside for 8 months to be near my husband's family. My study was steeping in CS1 work with the benefit of seeing doctors of traditional Osteopathy at Accademia Italiana Osteopatia Tradizionale.
Fast-forward to our Boulder life, I graduated with honors in anatomy and kinesiology with Healing Spirits Massage Program (2015) and concurrently completed my certificate as a postpartum doula with Childbirth International. Shortly thereafter, I earned the next two levels of UI training and opened CranioSacralBoulder.
Nine years later, I have earned Techniques level recognition from Upledger Institute as a CranioSacral Therapist.
This process was step by step an unfolding of intention.
What this means for you is that the foundation of my practice has been built over a series of 9 years thick in the study of anatomy and physiology and of the craniosacral system combined with a holistic view of your entire being: mind, body and spirit.
Though CST can at times feel like magic, there is an actual physical story to tell and curiosity continues to pull me forward to a layered learning through experience and applied knowledge.
I sit with all of this collectively held in consideration while becoming aware of what is, becoming attuned to right now, and completely listening to your inner wisdom.
I am a witness to the astounding intelligence within you.
Today, I celebrate having earned this step. I take time in thanking those who have supported me in following curiosity over pragmatism. Mostly, I feel extremely grateful for this process and how it has grounded me in this therapy and look forward to a continued layering of listening and experience.