Inside the Cranium

Course Date

January 1, 1970


Course Location

Guy’s campus of King’s College University

The only 2-day intensive cranial anatomy course for therapists




This interactive & engaging class will.



 1… Fill in the Gaps


Most basic A&P trainings just about reach the head but don’t take you too deeply inside the cranium. While not all modalities need this information, it is obviously useful if you are a CranioSacral practitioner, a student within the Upledger or other CranioSacral programme or have a need or desire to find out a bit more about the intricacies of this area!







2… Help you Remember


This is one of our courses that we are especially passionate about. Because we use this information in practice we can make it very relevant. It is also unique in the UK as there are no other courses (that we know of), that focus on this anatomical area and its application to bodywork.

Every student we have spoken to since doing this course has said how much better they feel they have become as a practitioner. For 2020 we are updating the presentation to include a little hands on experience to really help build your visualisation and palpation skills.



3… Make it Easy

We will spend the two days exploring and learning about all the basic structures. While the naming of the complex parts can seem tricky, we aim to explain how and why things are named and therefore make them easier and simpler to relate to and remember. And we are thrilled and honoured to be able to offer a day in the dissection room on 14 May to put these two days of theory into true 3-d. Actually seeing it all also really helps make the process of remembering alot easier.








Who is Taking You Inside The Cranium?


College of Body Science, Caroline Barrow, anatomy and physiology teacher

The course will be taught by Caroline Barrow who started and has run the College of Body Science for the last 16 years, specialising in teaching anatomy (with attitude) and physiology (with passion!) for a wide variety of complementary therapies.

She also runs the Upledger Institute UK, is an instructor for some of the CranioSacral Therapy classes and practices as a therapist as often as she can.

‘I gained my biomedical science degree at Kings College London and have the honour of being able to use these facilities for these classes. My initial dream, to make a visit to the dissection labs availbale for any complementary therapist, has reached more than 1000 people so far…. I would love you to be one of the next 2000!’



Do I Need This Course?

Despite the fact that I am biased, I would say that if you work with any kind of cranial techniques then YES! Any approaches that call for us to listen to where we are pulled in the body and be specific in how we our respond to that pull can benefit from an ever increasing understanding of the anatomy. Of course it is a lifetime’s learning but this will give you a definite boost!

Because of the structure of the programme and the hands-on nature of much of it, both relative beginners and more studied participants say they have really benefited from the information – whatever you need, it takes you to your next level.


What past students have said:


‘An excellent course! I am now much clearer in 3D terms and have much more inspiration for finding ways to learn this stuff. You were a delight to be with as usual. I love your approach to teaching, you deliver your stuff with no fuss and a sense of much-needed humour.’

‘Your enthusiasm was really motivating. Well worth the money!’



‘I was a little nervous about going into the lab having never done nor seen anything like it before, but I was impressed with the dignity and respect shown. It wasn’t gory or messy at all, and very interesting indeed. ‘

‘My greatest learning from the day was about my own naivety! Having only ever seen anatomy in biology text books or 3D models, I was amazed at how different the real thing is. Not orderly or colour coded at all! ”





This course will be presented by Caroline Barrow at the London Bridge, Guy’s campus of King’s College University.

Please note the course is not affiliated to the university in any way.




Event Timelines

DAY 1 - 10am to 5pm - The Bones and Connective Tissues

Gently holding a real skull in your hands you will be introduced to the bones, details of the ways they articulate, the meninges, the foramina, fissures and fossas (holes, crevices and dips!). We explore how the cranial nerves exit the skull and the structures they supply.

We will also build our understanding of the inter-relationships of different structures.

DAY 2 - 10am to 5pm - Blood, Fluids, Nerves and Muscles

We will cover specifics of the blood supply to the head and its drainage, along with production and reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid and its function. Then we complete the picture with the attachments and actions of the muscles of the jaw and upper neck as they attach to the cranium.

Separate 1-day course - Seeing Inside the Cranium

A day in the dissection room examining the structures discussed, using a variety of pre-dissected cadaver specimens. The review gives another chance to absorb the information and seeing everything in location will greatly increase your 3d understanding of the practical approaches to working with the tissues of the head and neck.

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Course Location

Total Places: 50 (45 available)
  • Guy’s campus of King’s College University
  • Great Maze Pond,
  • London
  • United Kingdom

Course Schedule Details

  • January 1, 1970 12:00 am   -   December 16, 2021 11:12 am
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