All courses offered by the Neurovascular Institute are grounded in common-sense anatomy and physiology, incorporating the latest advances in neuroscience, and made clinically relevant in a simple, fluid form.
From the early stories of osteopathy and cranial therapy, our work has developed its own grounding in science-based medicine. Where science meets our Profound Neutral touch, we offer a simple breath and invitation for the body to reorganize and flow with greater health.
There is nothing "alternative" about reclaiming your authentic expression of life through body, mind and spirit!
The Courses We Offer
Sensory Brain Development
This one-day class for therapists, parents and caregivers explores the embryological development of the nervous system; how our stress regulation systems function today; and how simple attention with a seated protocol can promote better autonomic balance and ease of function. Feel the relief of being safe in your body and safe in the world. Learn the “Why Behind the Wiring” of what’s going on with our children with neurodevelopmental delays and sensory processing issues.
Our 2-day introductory course. This class that starts with an exploration of the neuroscience of our interactive touch and the physiology of Profound Neutral. We then move into a quick-paced series of anatomy lessons and experiential labs to give you a wide range of techniques to integrate into your clinic practice. Learn how to be profoundly effective and enhance your existing manual skills.
Formerly Advanced Mouthwork, this is a four-day course for practitioners with previous craniosacral experience. It brings the concept of Profound Neutral to work within the entire fascial system, emphasizing the cranium, throat and mouth, and gives the practitioner in-depth knowledge of these structures.
Explores the elegant and complex dynamics of our vascular and autonomic nervous systems in a four-day, multi-hands format. There is in-depth coverage of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and ventricular systems, as well as the neurovascular – visceral connections. Students learn to facilitate autonomic regulation, enhancing neurovascular and visceral function. The prerequisite for this class is Essential Mouthwork.
Presence, Path, and Process
“Presence, Path and Process” reflects on our journey of the past eighteen years, from the “Fascial Pharynx” class that debuted in my living room in 1999, through the “Sacred Spaces Seminars” years, and, since 2008, the Neurovascular Integration science-based process, where neurophysiology and archetypal psychology meet.
NCBTMB: The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork has approved Cathy Holway, PT, DPT, as a Continuing Education Provider (#451266-10)