Foreword by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a powerful hands-on treatment that supports the body's own wisdom and innate ability to heal. Tens of thousands of practitioners around the world can attest to the effectiveness of this rapidly growing therapy.
In From My Hands and Heart, Kate Mackinnon interweaves her personal journey of using CST with case studies and detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of the theory behind it. Whether you've never heard of CST before, thought it didn't apply to you, or are currently undergoing treatments, this book has something for you. Mackinnon guides you through creating a team of practitioners focused on your well-being, and explains how to help yourself at home between sessions.
You'll learn simple, safe techniques that almost anyone can perform and receive. Most important, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the amazing powers of the human body and how, with individualized support through CST, it can find its own way to balance and health.
Praise for From My Hands and Heart
"After years of study and practice Kate has come to trust in her own abilities to feel through her hands and her heart, and she has skillfully put her subtle healing awareness into the pages of this book. I enthusiastically endorse the work of this highly skilled, intuitive, spiritually based healer, whom I am proud to call my friend and colleague."
- From the Foreword by #1 New York Times best-selling author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
"From My Hands and Heart is an excellent guide to helping you understand the healing power of craniosacral therapy (CST). From Kate's description of her clients' experiences you will see how CST can play a pivotal role in promoting health and balance in your life. In addition you will discover practical ways to integrate your CST experience into your everyday life."
- Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, founder of Healing from the Core and author of Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body's Wisdom
"Kate eloquently weaves the stories of her clients' treatments into her explanations. This provides a wonderful illustration and is appropriate, as the premise of CST is to listen to the inner wisdom of clients and their individual stories, trusting that their body knows what it needs. Her passion and knowledge added to her ‘walking her talk' by getting treated herself is an excellent expression of Dr. Upledger's work. Kate Mackinnon sets a beautiful example of an ideal craniosacral therapist."
- Carol McLellan, CST-D, Upledger Institute International
"Kate's book on craniosacral therapy is unique. Books on CST tend to fall into one of three categories: medical textbooks written for professional instruction, compendiums of case reports describing the results of individual treatments, and memoirs detailing one person's healing journey and their experience of CST. Kate's book is something special in that it manages to bridge all three categories. Her book eloquently describes her personal journey and growth as a therapist. She includes enough technical information on CST so the interested reader can understand the work and many descriptions of treatments she has done on her clients, as well as detailing how CST has helped her on her own road to healing. She describes her own process with passion and humility. I highly recommend her book to any reader interested in alternative medicine or CST."
- Tim Hutton, Ph.D., CST-D