Biodynamic Cranial Touch (BCT) as taught by Charles Ridley, founder of the Dynamic Stillness School, follows from the final insights of the osteopathic doctors William Sutherland, Rollin Becker and James Jealous.
BCT is a body-oriented meditative form of touch. In a session, the practitioner provides still hand-contact on a person's body while maintaining an embodied, neutral disposition within herself. The ankles, low back, shoulders, and head are examples of hand contact placements. This non-directive form of touch, allows time for deep relaxation and body-felt-sensing for the client. Within the stillness, inherent to this modality, is an invitation to embody awareness (e.g. feel sensations without judgement). In the space of accepting what is, new insights and depths of being and health are often experienced. Bringing simple "stillness touch" practices, such as whole body breathing, into everyday life is described and encouraged.
BCT is a form of "supportive touch" rather than a treatment or curative technique for specific symptoms.