Tuning In: Equine Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release
by E. Bailey Tune
is an insightful, practical guide and reference handbook for Equine Craniosacral Therapy (ECST). Therapists who have horse exposure and experience will quickly resonate with the unfolding process of ECST. Horse owners and interested people will develop a broader perspective from which to be with and work with their horses and other animals.
Using four guiding principles and a ten-step protocol, Ms. Tune deftly explains the process she uses to tune in with her animal clients. The process is illustrated at every step.
However, techniques are just the beginning of bodywork. The foundation on which the work rests is learning to understand and integrate the philosophies as well as develop one's instincts. In her session notes and case histories Ms. Tune reveals how observation and listening play a key role in her work.
"To develop our ability to observe we need to enhance our ability to listen with all of our senses and both hemispheres of the brain. We need to watch using labels and simply absorb information from the horse. Labels are names that traditional medical science puts on specific conditions for identification purposes. This is helpful in allopthic modes of treatment. What I would like to suggest is that we use them as guides, not law. Combining labels with deductive logic and intuition provides a much broader perspective. It allows us to honor the law of physics that all things change."
Tuning In: Equine Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release is an unfolding story which integrates intuition with concrete knowledge.
As a horse lover who is always on the lookout for the best information available to support the health and well being of our equine partners, I found a lovely book written by E. Bailey Tune, LMT, CST. Her book is called Tuning In, Equine Cranio Sacral Therapy and is about her lifetime study and practice of the art of healing touch for horses, especially massage and her specialty, Cranio Sacral Therapy. The book is beautifully written and it is apparent that Bailey is not only an expert equine therapist, but a human of the highest integrity who has a remarkable balance in her life of access to well developed information through study and access to her highly honed intuition. Her words are poetic and really ring true and inspire me to continue to learn all I can to help my horses and trust my inner knowing when it comes to their care.
E. Bailey Tune website for more information on Craniosacral Therapy.