Orienting gradually becomes an ability to access one’s fluid body. Then, once contact is made with the client, the practitioner reorients to his or her fluid body in order for the stress being held in the client’s fluid body to dissipate into and through the practitioner’s fluid body. There is no particular sequence regarding these perceptual practices. The ground is mindfulness which provides the therapeutic insight or ability to discriminate what perceptual events are important. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a nonlinear, spontaneous practice.
Perceptual exploration: Although we develop a fluid body followed by a cardiovascular system and finally a nervous system, in practice we orient to our nervous system first as we sit with the client. Then orient to the heart and finally the fluid body. As much as possible orient three dimensionally. Every system is swimming in the fluid body. Allow the held stress in the heart and brain to dissipate in the fluid body and notice the quality of micromovement and lift as you do. Then rest in the vibrating stillness of the fluid body.