Funding for training in Cranio Sacral Therapy

A project by: Rachel Macniven


WE RAISED £1,712

from 16 donors

This project received pledges on Thu 01 Jan 2015
Cranio sacral therapy is an amazing gentle therapy that helps peoples own bodies repair themselves


Thank you for taking the time to check out my Crowd funding Campaign.

 I am trying to raise £5670 to fund my course at The College of Cranio Sacral Therapy in London.  I have completed the first stage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, which was a prerequisite to enable me to enter the Cranio Sacral Therapy course which unfortunately has eaten up the small amount of money I had. 

So What is Cranio Sacral Therapy?

Cranio Sacral Therapy is a Holistic Alternative therapy that uses light touch to enable the patient’s own body to repair itself without the use of drugs. It releases restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system, alleviating a wide variety of dysfunctions.

Why I need your help and support

I am unable to get funding from the normal student funding bodies as the College is a private institution and I am unable to get a loan.

Why this is the path for me.

My Son Kyle was born very premature at 25 weeks and due to this he has many special needs including ADHD, ODD, ASD and problems with proprioception and sensory issues

He has been receiving Cranio Sacral therapy sessions for about 3 years now and has benefitted enormously and although it is not a complete cure it has helped to lessen the effects of his problems and enables him to lead a more normal daily life in mainstream school. If he did not receive these treatments he would be on a cocktail of drugs and possibly not attending school or in a special needs school where I feel he does not belong.

I am a passionate believer in natural therapies through my own experiences and in the knowledge of how it benefits my son. The many problems of being born premature can be helped using this therapy and with your support it is my intention to qualify as a practitioner so that I can help other children like Kyle to lead more normal lives, hopefully with less drug dependency and allowing their parents some respite from the worry and stress of dealing with the effects of their child’s disability.

Not least it will enable me to support my son and myself as he grows up.

You will see from the Rewards I am offering I will volunteer my time either at my own practice when set up, or another clinic in my area for children of families suffering financial hardship. I truly believe that all children should have access to a therapy that may help to bring them a happier and more comfortable life.

Please check out the links below for more information on Cranio sacral therapy

Please find below a breakdown of my costs:

Year 1

course fees - 9 weekends October 2014 - June 2015 = £1710

Travel Costs - £20 x 18 days = £180

food for weekend - £5 x 18 days = £90

Total for year 1 =  £1980 

Year 2

Course fees - 9 weekends October 2015 - June 2016 = £1980

Teaching Clinic x 8 days = £560

Travel Costs £20 x 26 days = £520

Food for days £5 x 26 days = £130

Total for year 2 = £3190

Course requirement: personal therapy sessions = 10 x £50 = £500

Total for years 1 and 2 = £5670

+ 3% fees = £170

Total = £5840

If for some amazing reason I raise more than my maximum target I will put this money towards further training and setting up my own practice.