Your PACT Committee

Michelle Driscoll
Vice Chairperson

Hinu Komene
Alice Grant
Registrar (Acting)
Danielle Rowarth
Web Admin
Tim Munro 
Post-Grad Coordinator
Joanna Pittwood
Newsletter Editor
Danielle Rowarth
Committee Members
Deborah Williams
Nadine Vollmerg
Alison Andrews
Rikta Hawkins
Pooja Sreenivasa

Post Grad Learning Opportunities
Our member schools, Body Intelligence Training and Stillness Trainings, have a number of post graduate study opportunities coming up in 2016-17.
For courses with 
Body Intelligence please see the website for more details
Biodynamics of Blood
Australia 25-28 August 2016 
Spine, Nervous System and Pain
Sweden 26-28 August 2016 
India 29 September-2 October 2016 
Trauma, Embodiment & the Holistic Shift
Canada 15-18 September 2016
The Brain in Depth
UK 6-9 October 2016 
Spine, Nervous System and Pain
USA 27-30 October 2016 
Biodynamics of Blood 
France 24-27 November 2016 
Biodynamics of Blood
Israel 27-30 April 2017
The Brain in Depth
Canada 25-28 May 2017
Pain is Really Strange
Australia 9-12 June 2017
What is Emotion?  Working with the Heart, Belly and Throat 
New Zealand 15-18 June 2017
The Brain in Depth
India 6-9 July 2017

Stillness Trainings
Presence and Being  
August 6- 7 or 15-16 October Australia
For more information about Stillness Trainings please email Stillness Trainings (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


News from the Chair

A warm welcome to our new members:
Todd Stewart (NZ), Anne Rainbow (AU), Kate Evans(NZ), Carley Morgan(AU), Sandra Repnow(CA), Sandra Dwyer(CA), Rehano Rao (IN), Struti Pralhad Managol (IN), Pooja Agarwal (IN), Ankita Dhelia (IN), Mark Sephton (AU), Silvana Scungio (NZ), Sarah Rickerby (AU), Vincent Appel (IN).
And our new student members:
Susan Smeeton(AU), and Johanna Andreason (AU)
Our PACT AGM was held at the Soul Centre in Auckland in May and proved to be a great weekend.
Angela Wheeler and Rielle Friedrich taught a two day workshop on the vagus nerve called ‘Lost Vagus’ which was very informative and interesting. Ang and Rielle  are wonderful teachers, very professional and clear in their approach. It was great to have so many members participating, and always so good to get together with fellow Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists.
The AGM was held on the Saturday night and it was good to have so many members present, in person and by Skype.
We said goodbye to Stacey O’Toole who has worked tirelessly over the past few years as our Registrar and will be greatly missed.

Deborah Williams who has been our dedicated Secretary for some years has also stepped down from her role but happily she will remain on the committee and continue to contribute to PACT.

We are thrilled to have four new members join our team. Hinu Komene has taken over the role of Secretary, and Rikta Hawkins, Pooja Sreenivasa and Ali Andrews have all committed their time and energy to working with us here at PACT.

Thank you to those members who are continuing on in their roles, namely Alice Grant, Tim Munro, Nadine Vollmerg and Joanna Pittwood, and to Danielle Rowarth who has recently rejoined the committee in a paid capacity as acting Registrar and marketing manager.

An acknowledgment also to Lynne McKay, Tanya Pawlick and Sangeetha Bhandari  who do a wonderful job of sending out member’s packs and brochures in their respective countries.
This will be my fifth and final year as Chairperson.
We have received quite a bit of feedback about our current website and the problems people are having with it. Rest assured we are focusing our efforts on getting the website up to a much higher standard so that it runs smoothly and efficiently and is aesthetically pleasing.
PACT’s mission has always been to promote its members and this incredible work that we all do and we will be injecting as much time, energy and funds as possible towards that this year. 

Best wishes, Michelle Driscoll (PACT Chairperson)


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Post Grad Learning Opportunities
Our member schools, Body Intelligence Training and Stillness Trainings, have a number of post graduate study opportunities coming up.  We've listed post grad offerings above.  Stillness Trainings has also offered the following...

Seminar 1 of 13 in the Professional Practitioner Training (PPT)  31 March- 2 April 2017
All PACT members are welcome to apply to attend the full training at a discounted price ($5400 or indiv idual seminars - POA)

Stillness Trainings has the following workshops in the pipeline and are a seeking expressions of interest

  • The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapeutic Approach to Depression and Anxiety
  • Conversations that Connect
  • Womb Surround Process workshops

For more information about Stillness Trainings please email Stillness Trainings directly

Get Found 
Your membership comes with a free practitioner profile listing on the PACT website.  We've had plenty of feedback over the years that clients do use the website to find practitioners and members often use it to refer clients to practitioners in other locations.

How's your profile listing looking?  Do you have one?  Do you have a great photo of you up there?  Do you need some help to get it going?

The listing is something that you have to create yourself.  If you haven't created one, there won't be one.

We've made a short instructional video to show you how to get your listing up there.  You can find the video by logging on to the members' area of the website.

Our website stats have shown that practitioners with profile pictures get more hits than those without.  So it's worthwhile putting a picture up there.  If you have more than one clinic that you practice from you can put up extra profiles. There's lots of great tips for improving your listing in the video, so have a watch and tell us what you thin k.

PACT Connect 
The PACT community is growing and is reaching further afield.  Please come and join our closed Facebook group to help us grow a sense of community.  The group is for members only and is a great place to share informations, ask questions and to connect with other BCST practitioners and students.  
If you'd like to join please click here.

Stories From The Frontline
We'd love to run a series of articles sharing stories of BCST success.  Success for you as a practitioner, what that looks like, how you got there.  Success for your clients... inspiring stories of BCST sessions and how they helped and made a difference.  Send us some positive stories that we can share with this community.  We'd love to hear from you, please send us your story or nominate someone that you think has something to share and we'll interview them (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Fulcrum
CSTA is a Craniosacral Association in the UK.  The association publishes a magazine called The Fulcrum three times a year. It is a very interesting and informative magazine and if you are interested in receiving it you can subscribe to it or become a Friend of CSTA and receive The Fulcrum, plus e-newsletters and other information available to CSTA members, at a cost of £25 a year.

For more info  contact the CSTA Administrator, Susanne Wakefield at
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Member Blog
Blog posts and articles are a fabulous resource for practitioners and clients. They also help to spread the word about BCST.  If you have any thing to share with us please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Doing of Non Doing

“What are you doing?”  “Are your hands moving?”   ;“Are you stretching me?”

I’m not doing anything.

Well, not exactly true. I am doing something, but I’m not doing anything to you.

I’m listening. I’m present. I’m holding. I’m trusting. I’m accepting and not judging. I’m acknowledging your incredible intelligence. I’m trusting that intelligence and your capacity to heal and repair yourself.

I’m doing non-doing.

When I do this, your body responds by showing both of us its story. It shows us its history and what its holding. Together we become witnesses, observers that hold the key to the door that opens the way for a return back to comfort, ease…. to health.

=9 “It feels like someones pulling on my right leg and my left shoulder, it feels like they’re stretching me”

“Can you hear that? There’s cracking in my ears, it feels like my bones are moving”

Out of nowhere intense pain shows up and then images from an event from 20 years ago. A hockey ball to the temple, the story unwinds. The held inertia releases and with it the pain. Other tension in the

body leaves too, tension seemingly unrelated but all a part of the global picture.  read more