Craniosexual®Therapy for Women (CSXT®)
Do you need to connect or reconnect to your sexuality? Is your libido blocked? Are you anxious about your sexuality and your sexual relating? These and other issues related to sex and sexuality are symptoms often of a broader picture. Together we will explore creatively, ways to transform it.
Craniosexual® Therapy (CSXT®) is a holistic body psychotherapeutic process where sexual issues can be explored in a somatic, psychological and spiritual ways. It is based in Psychotherapy (Psychosynthesis), Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu Massage and Tantra with a strong spiritual approach to it, which means each woman will receive a treatment tailored to their unique needs.
The body carries vital information about you, the way it moves, your muscle tone, shape, breathing and subtle movements. Your life events become encoded in your body, which can be seen in the tension you may carry in your muscles and often restricted breathing patterns.
At the base of CSXT® is the creation of a safe space from which to explore intimate issues in trust and without judgment. It is unique in the way it brings together physical, psychological, spiritual and energetic healing through guided sessions and deep listening to your unfoldment, which is in itself healing.
All sessions are 90min long and like counselling and psychotherapy it requires that you engage in your process on a weekly basis.
Craniosexual®Therapy can support women experiencing a variety of issues including the following:
*Perimenopause and Menopause issues
*Painful periods, cramps and PMT
*Birth trauma - Realigning of the whole pelvic area as well as addressing psychological and emotional issues related to the event
*Post-miscarriage - Helping you to release grief and any other symptoms such as cramps as well as realigning your womb and pelvis
*Pain due to Episiotomy or Scar tissue - Softening and increasing blood flow in the area and improving malleability of tissues
*After surgery or medical intervention that left you desensitised in your Vagina - Reestablishing communication with feelings, thoughts and sensation in the area and releasing traumatic imprints
*Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) - Physical and psychological healing
*After a colposcopy - Healing of tissues, helping to avoid possible adhesion formations around the cervix
*After a Laparoscopy - Aiding healing after removal of an organ in the pelvic cavity or removal of tissues.
*Pain in the Vulva and Vagina (Vulvodynia and Vaginismus) - Helping to explore in a relaxing way further reasons of why it is happening
*Poor body image - Shifting conditioned beliefs about your body image
*Self-worthlessness - Increases Self- steem and self-worth
*Lack of Libido - Aims to restore the life force that is behind sexual arousal
Craniosexual®Therapy can also help with the following:
*Creating awareness of areas of the body that are neglected because of restrictive beliefs and conditionings
*Educating yourself about your own body, which is unique
*Creating more space, relaxation and awareness of your of your whole body and mind
*Softening of tissues, in your whole body and especially your pelvis
*Creating a more positive psychological/emotional narrative
*Improving self image, self-esteem and self-worth
*Relief of pain and tension in the pelvic area
*Internal body and felt/sense awareness that reframes the psychological/physical body
*Embodiment of your emotional, spiritual, psychological and somatic self
*Sensing your whole body in a new way with more freedom of expression
*Learning about your boundaries and honouring them
The subject of the treatment was to address my lack of libido, inability to orgasm and dislike of my body. To be honest, this isn’t what inspired me to contact Tania. It was only after I read more about her as a therapist that I became interested in what lies beneath all this, the sexuality and sexual energy of being a woman. My hope was to finally feel comfortable with my body and myself to subsequently become a better role model in the future for my daughter.
I could not have imagined the experience of awareness and awakening that this process has given me.
I have tried, with minimum success, various therapy over the years to improve my self esteem/self worth, so I find it hard to believe myself how after four sessions I feel so incredibly ‘womanly’. It’s very difficult to explain this feeling, particularly without it sounding trite, but I feel I have discovered my innate and fundamental ‘womanness’. I feel like I have gone back to basics. In my core I feel nurturing, calm, womanly, beautiful, confident, maternal, strong. I realize that sexuality is not ‘sex’ but a sexual energy that allows you to feel empowered not vulnerable.
This wasn’t a quick fix, I’m not ‘cured’ but I have a new sense of who I am and that is a very powerful (and empowering) state to be in.
I had a wonderful connection with Tania, and although I don’t think that was unique to me, it did allow me to feel that I was in a safe, discreet and supportive environment. I revealed intimate experiences and thoughts; some of her exercises pushed me out of my usual comfort zone; and our discussions challenged my way of thinking. You can only successfully and comfortably do this with someone of Tania’s experience, openness and gentle nature.
Not only a wonderful therapist, but Tania was a nurturing guide through this process. I appreciated that she shared her own experiences and it seemed to me that she adapted her learnings to suit me as a person rather than following a ‘program’ so I felt like the exercises we did together were individual rather than text-book. The actual craniosacral therapy was blissful, but it was the conversations we had that resonated with me days and weeks later.
I am so grateful to have been introduced to this treatment by such a wonderful and inspirational therapist and mentor.
It's a daily exercise and a long path but something has changed inside me and I look forward to continuing the journey.
Thank you Tania, there should be more kind and beautiful people like you to make this a better world.''
During the first, as Tania began the treatment, I felt rushes of energy coursing through my body, a delicious pleasant tingling from the soles of my feet, up my spine and into my buttocks, then into my head and beyond. A feeling of healing energy washed through me during the session, and a deep relaxation.
In the second treatment, as Tania placed her hand over my pubic area, where I have experienced chronic long term pain for 3 years, an image came to me very clearly, of a newborn baby, just delivered from the womb, tiny and crinkled, and held in the arms of somebody just in front of me. I don’t know if I was the child, or if the child was mine. Then, the baby disappeared and an image came of hundreds of writhing snakes inside my body, a huge mass of intertwined serpents, a terrifying vision.
Then again, quite clearly, as my focus came to my yoni(Vagina), I heard the words “sorry, sorry, sorry”. The words and pictures came clear as a bell. That evening, I woke in the middle of the night, with painful prickling sensations over my whole body and pelvic discomfort, the resurgence of an old sympton that I hadn’t experienced in well over a year. There is no doubt in my mind that the treatment brought to the surface, and released, a layer of very deep healing.
As I meditated on the experience the next day, questions came up and passed. Whilst my mind questioned the “sorry” that was spoken three times, I acknowledge that it’s enough simply to have heard the words. And for the words to have been expressed. I don’t need to know who or what or why, but somewhere some time, something happened that shouldn’t have. And tears came in recognition of this. As the tears pass I became aware of a surge of strength, a strong sense of connection with self and I feel the deliciousness of being me, in this body, in this life. My feet feel rooted to the ground, yet I’m aware of my sensitivity – the yin and the yang. I feel present, noting the colour of the walls, the warmth of the blanket wrapped around me, and I feel a great peace within. I am love.
During my third treatment, my body felt stiff and frozen, none of the usual lovely tingles of energy moving through. I felt convinced that nothing would come up this time. Then as Tania placed her hand over my yoni, I saw an image of many bats, hundreds of them, fluttering and flying out of my body, as if they’d suddenly been disturbed. Like beating an old carpet, and watching the dust billowing out. I began to cry, racked with tears, and a huge sense of catharsis and release, followed by complete exhaustion. I had the strong sense that another shedding of old trauma had been released.
Moving into the last session, I felt a lovely completion. As Tania laid her hands on me, there was nothing dramatic, no images, no words, no extreme emotions. I just experienced a calm and grounded feeling, of being really connected and “in” my body. And the strong awareness that I am just a soul encased inside a physical body. My body and consciousness welcomed and soaked up Tania’s treatment, and I feel great appreciation that we were able to meet in this space and do such powerful work together.
My sessions with Tania were gentle, compassionate and I felt held in a very safe and sacred space with her, whilst we worked together. She fully listened to me from her heart, and to feel completely “heard” is a healing thing in itself.
I know that my sessions with Tania prompted a great surge of energetic healing, and emotions that were long held were released organically. And having been chronically unwell for the last few years it excited me to know that this treatment moved something very profoundly, away from stagnation into movement and flow
The whole process encouraged me to open up, I realised I had tension in different areas of my vagina and as they were released a sense of vitality and life force ensued.
Tania is a skilled therapist, sensitive and fully present in her approach. Her warmth and generous spirit made me feel instantly comfortable and her inquisitive nature has prompted me to also enquiry on my feelings, body sensations and thoughts making the experience for me extremely rich. I left feeling empowered, inspired and considering this treatment as a therapeutic process to have regularly.
The experience also made me think of the importance of this work for young women and teenagers. Its a type of work that increases self-esteem, self-confidence and empowers women through a felt sense of their own bodies. Women would less likely to experience negative sexual experiences and traumas as a consequence. This is how sexual education should be performed, in a positive way to empower not to scare.
After speaking on skype to Tania I intuitively decided to try Craniosexual Therapy. Tania is a warm and incredibly feminine lady who made me feel relaxed straightway. Her touch was gentle, sensitive and generous. The whole experience was very beautiful and thanks to her I felt very special in many ways.
After an initial talk and relaxing exercise she started to massage my body with oil. The massage was lovely and empowering even though she was massaging areas in my body that were very sensitive. Throughout the treatment she kept checking in with me and engaging my attention to what I was experiencing.
Eventually I was aware of an area of discomfort in my my vagina. I had felt pain before in the past in the same area. A surge of emotion surfaced and I allowed it to be released. Tania talked to me in a reassuringly way, which made me feel all was ok.
Tania started the craniosacral part of the treatment by holding the area in stillness I sensed a tremendous amount of activity in my lower tummy, which Tania confirmed without me pointing it out. I felt I was under a process of deep healing where heat came followed by a softening and a soothing sensation, I felt safe.
The spot Tania had energetically contacted in my vagina brought a traumatic incident that I had experienced when I was 18 to surface. Having her fully listening to what had happened to me further helped me feeling seen and respected. The interesting was that while it happened the spot of tension in the area in question, felt like it was melting down.
After the treatment on that afternoon I felt a heaviness and tenderness in my lower abdomen around my ovaries, suddenly I realised that they were realigning and that continued for a while. I contacted Tania and asked her if that was normal, it felt like my ovaries were talking to me. She replied: “what are they telling you?” And my answer was; “Slow down.” So she recommended me to follow my ovaries advice, which I did. Next morning I felt very connected to my body, balanced, lighter and relaxed. There was a sense of expansion on the whole of my pelvis and my body, a wave of sensuality flowing through my whole body slowing me down beautifully. I am now a big fan of Craniosexual Therapy, a much needed work for women. It has given me an unique opportunity of connecting to my feminine body and to heal.