ABOUT Craniosacral-East and JOSHUA HORWITZ, MA, BCSP
Craniosacral-East had been in the Saint Denis Building, providing the highest quality Reiki and Craniosacral sessions since 2002. in 2018 Craniosacral-East moved six blocks North to Union Square Park
Joshua started his Reiki training in 2001 and became a Reiki master a few years later. This spiritual and energetic healing modality is the underlying basis of his work.
Craniosacral Process is a subtle energetic modality informed by two forms of Craniosacral Therapy and a subtle form of meditation, Realization Process. Joshua Horwitz first discovered Craniosacral Process as a client in his early twenties, while experiencing debilitating back spasms. The gentle approach helped change his stress patterns more than any other modality he'd experienced. He has since pursued advanced certification and study in the Craniosacral approach at the Michael Shea Teaching Institute and at the Upledger Institute. His lineage of Craniosacral teachers goes through Michael Shea, Phd and his teacher Jim Jealous, DO directly back to the original Cranial Osteopath, William Garner Sutherland, DO who first developed this work.
The Biodynamic Craniosacral certification program Joshua Horwitz completed with the Michael Shea Teaching Institute focuses on thoroughly understanding the human craniosacral system as well as our infant and embryological development.
The awareness of our developmental process allows a practitioner to have the sensitivity to help infants with difficult birth issues as well as adults with chronic symptoms such as migraines and teeth grinding. Many of our deepest tension and trauma patterns refer back to our earliest experiences and challenges as infants and in eutero. Joshua has also done shorter Craniosacral trainings with Roger Gilchrist, MA RPP, RCST and Franklin Sills. MA, RPT, RCST.
Joshua Horwitz has taken Upledger Institute Classes in pediatrics, Craniosacral levels I-V, their advanced Craniosacral program, Visceral Manipulation and Peripheral Nerve classes by Jeane Pierre Barral, DO. He has also been part of the Upledger Craniosacral teaching assistant team.
Since 2012 when he became certified to teach Judith Blackstone's Realization Process. He often introduces these meditations at the beginning and end of sessions, giving clients tools they can use on their own, to become aware of and let go of tensions patterns within their body. What he's seen is that clients hold onto the benefits of this work much longer once they learn to stay in a more balanced place on their own.
Lastly, as a supplement to his bodywork trainings, he has received post-graduate training in Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and has completed an advanced seminar at the center for Somatic Studies.
Before doing bodywork, he was a leadership and violence prevention teacher in the NYC public schools and prior to that he spent seven years teaching Pre-kindergarten in NYC where he specialized in music and puppetry. Prior that he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University.