Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Credentials

The following list of credentials and training validate my Advanced CranioSacral Therapy designation:

  • One of 10 students chosen for Advanced Level II course with Dr John Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., Founder of CranioSacral Therapy
  • Entrainment of high-calibre skills as the "demo" for Dr John Upledger  
  • To graduate, advanced calibre expertise was expected by Dr Upledger 
  • Extensive range of clients at The Upledger Institute and in my own practice
  • Entrainment and teachings with Dr Bruno Chikly, Developer of Lymphatic Drainage and the Chikly Institute
  • Entrainment and teachings with Dr Jean-Pierre Baral, Founder of Visceral Manipulation, and the Baral Institute
  • Modalities that focus on healing emotional, PTSD, and other Developmental and Life Traumas
  • Extensive training and experience working with adults, children and animals

My education and training include:

  • Over 30 years working in regular medical health care as a Degree-level Nurse, Consultant +
  • Over 25 years as Advanced CranioSacral Therapist +
  • Western medical education and experience
  • 7 levels of CranioSacral Therapy for infants and adults - including Advanced Level 11 with founder, Dr John Upledger ;
  • CranioSacral Therapy for dogs, cats and horses;
  • Biodynamic CranioSacral foundation courses;
  • Lymphatic Drainage with founder, Dr Bruno Chikly;
  • Visceral Manipulation with founder Dr Jean-Pierre Baral;
  • Shamanic Training with Manfred Lukas;
  • Spiritual Deprogramming, Medical Intuitive, Energy Medicine and Reiki, plus much more

 I love connecting with the Inner Physician (Dr John Upledger) - 'listening' and being guided to support the healing that each client's body craves

  • Newborns, adults, animals, all living Beings are supported and honored in my care

Western Medical Education includes the following:

  • Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing -practicing nurse in Acute Care hospitals, HomeCare, Nurse Clinical Educator, College Instructor, Infection Control Practitioner (trained at Centre for Disease Control - Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Social Science - Master Communication Studies - Consultant 

Marian Roper BScN (Nursing)

MCS (Master Communication Studies)


Curriulum Vitae - abridged:

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Session Relevancy 




·         Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Certification – with founder Dr. John Upledger

·         Advanced Lymphatic Drainage Certification – with founder Dr. Bruno Chikly

·         Advanced Visceral Manipulation Techniques – with founder Dr Jean Pierre Baral

·         MCS (Master Communication Studies) – University of Calgary, AB

·         BScN (Nursing) – University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 




·         Client-based, unique, whole-person assessment, evaluation and treatment for physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual problems with integrated therapeutic approach using Advanced CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Biodynamic CST, Visceral Manipulation, and related modalities.

·         Holistic health-empowerment coaching that includes, but is not limited to, aspects of health (mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical), nutrition, and home health care rehabilitation and prevention requirements.

·         Teaching, writing, speaking, to individuals and groups – preventative health-conscious perspective.

·         Client advocate, as required, with ancillary agencies, and therapists.

·         Death, and dying coaching for palliative clients and family.




·         Includes, but not limited to:

o   all ages – infant, pediatric, seniors, teens, pre and post natal, palliative care clients, chronic and acute illnesses and trauma cases, PTSD clients, sports and work injuries, and more.