Biodynamic Cranial Touch (BCT) is a body-oriented, meditative form of touch. The practitioner provides still hand-contact on a person's body. The ankles, low back, shoulders, and head are examples of hand contact placements. This non-directive form of touch, allows time for deep relaxation, healing and body-felt-sensing. Within the stillness, inherent to this modality, is an invitation to embody awareness (e.g. feel sensations).
While BCT is for anyone, it may be particularly helpful for individuals with persistent pain and/or sensitivity. Persistent pain differs from acute pain in that it has more meaning (interpretation) and 'memory' surrounding it, making it more complex to alleviate. Gentle, still touch can assist with 'taking a step back' to feel sensations as separate from interpretation of them. BCT has helped Jeannene increase her resilience and desensitize a highly alerted nervous system after an illness and car accident.