CranioSacral Therapy Study Groups and Private Mentoring


Hello!  Emily Klik here.  I've been actively and exclusively practicing (Upledger) CranioSacral Therapy since 2002.  I've also been a Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Institute since 2007, and love assisting other practitioners (like you!) in gaining confidence and trust in craniosacral palpation skills.  Presently, I co-host 2 monthly Upledger CranioSacral study groups in the Milwaukee area! Scroll down for more details. 

Have you taken Upledger CranioSacral courses but don't feel confident talking your clients about CranioSacral Therapy? 

Need practice to refine your cranio palpation skills?

Challenged with palpating/ sensing the CSR? 

Want to work on specific Upledger techniques?

Haven't had much opportunity to directly practice your CS technique because you practice another modality?

You are not alone.  Many therapists complete Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy 1 and 2, then go on to Somato Emotional Release 1 and 2.... without having had ample time or opportunity to effectively process, practice and integrate these techniques into their bodywork practice.  My study groups are about giving you the opportunity to practice and refine your techniques... to improve your palpation skills and therapeutic confidence in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.

Prerequisite:  Completion of Upledger's CranioSacral therapy 1 at least.  

2 Locations for monthly study groups: 


In Shorewood, I co-host study groups with Aubrey Poglajen LAc, MSOM at  her space:

Ananda Healing Collective, 4528 N Oakland Avenue Shorewood, WI 53211,

Fee is $20 per attendee. 

Saturday Jan 11th 2020 (CANCELLED) from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Multi-hands Practice! Get together with 2-3 other practitioners at this study group to practice multi-hands work (receiving CST from 2-4 practitioners simultaneously).  Include any Upledger CST techniques you wish. This is an open opportunity both to practice and receive Upledger techniques, and to participate in a small-group therapy session. $20 fee per attendee for each study group. Prerequisite: CS1. 

Thursday Jan 30th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Reviewing Facilitated Segments. In CranioSacral Therapy 2, we learn about a spinal condition called Facilitated Segments.  We will review the definition, the ramifications of Facilitated Segments, and discuss how to treat them using Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.  We will also talk about how this principle can be applied to other structures in the body. Bring your enthusiasm to learn, your questions, and your study guide.  Prerequisite: CS1.


In Wales, I co-host study groups with Natalie Bledstein, OTR/L, CST-D, CS1 Instructor, at her space:   

Journeys Occupational Therapy, LLC. 543 AJ Allen Circle, Suites A1 and A2, Wales WI 53183,

Fee is $20 per attendee.  Next date and topic TBA  


Private mentoring:  Feel free to contact me directly for private mentoring.  I mentor students individually, and in pairs.

See more details and my rates in the FAQ below. Thank you!


Please note...

1. Similar to Upledger courses, we will be partnering up to practice on each other at study groups. 

2. As a "client" on the table, you are expected to stay conscious and aware during the practice sessions in order to give your (therapist) partner helpful feedback. I will be available to offer suggestions on hand placement, body mechanics, and to answer your questions, much like a TA at an Upledger course. 

3. Time will be included for questions and answers, as a group, before or after the technique practice.  Sharing of information and experience can help us all to collectively grow as therapists.  That being said, please feel free to bring questions you have about technique, cranial anatomy, hand placement, etc. 

4. We will NOT be covering any SER dialoging techniques (no privacy).  If you wish to deepen your SER dialoging, or receive SER work, you can contact Emily directly for private mentoring. Some info is listed in FAQ below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost?  $20 per person is requested for attendance at study groups. 

Is it necessary to bring anything?  Bring your enthusiasm to learn, any CS related questions, and your Upledger study guide from class (but it isn't necesssary). 

I've taken Upledger CS coursework, can I attend and just observe?  Anyone who has completed Upledger's CS1 course (or more) may attend and participate, or attend and simply observe.

I've taken CS classes that are not Upledger, may I attend?  Sorry, no.  This group is for Upledger trained therapists, and we will be practicing Upledger techniques.  Once you complete the Upledger training, you are more than welcome to attend!

Are these Upledger approved study groups?  Yes!

I would like to take CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute, where can I do that?  Upledger has remarkable instructors that travel the world, spreading knowledge of CranioSacral Therapy.   Click this link for information:  Upledger CS1

I would like to cover SER material, and/or would like private mentoring. How does that work?

For private mentoring, there are options:

*1 on 1:  We set up an appointment and verbally discuss your questions.  $60 per hour, 1 hour minimum, prorated after the first hour. If you'd like to practice techniques, bring a friend on which to practice CST techniques. For some techniques, I am willing to get on a table for you. 

I will be available in a Teaching Assistant capacity, able to offer coaching on hand placement, body mechanics, and to answer your questions. 

*You and some Upledger-trained friends:  We set an appointment for 1 to 3 hours, you arrange / confirm the group attendance, and you work on each other under my supervision.  You choose the techniques you wish to practice. $40 per person per hour, prorated after first hour.  Minimum 2 people.

*Prefer to talk on the phone?  $20 per half hour, by appointment.

For private mentoring, you have the option of covering subject material from the following Upledger courses assuming you've already taken the class you'd like to cover:


 Any more questions?  Contact me directly. :)  Thank you!