The Pre-Congress Workshop is a separate paid event prior the Congress and is not included with Congress registration.


Pre-Congress Workshop 5:

Ellen Steinberg and Karyn Quraishy, "Supporting the Conscious Baby with CST: A Lactation Consultant Perspective" 

Check-in: 07:45am - Please be seated by 08:00am

Workshop: 08:00am- 5:00pm

8-Hour Certificate Training–Level One
Open to professionals and families

Available CE Credits

ACOG   [medical]  
CES      [mental / behavioral health]
ICEA     [childbirth educator / doula]   
NBCMB [massage therapy / bodywork]
IMUSA   [infant massage]


Ellen Steinberg and Karyn Quraishy, "Supporting the Conscious Baby with CST: A Lactation Consultant Perspective"

Ellen Steinberg Brief Bio: Ellen Steinberg, RN, LCCE, IBCLC, CST, is a Registered Nurse, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapist who has been providing healthcare services to expectant and new families since 1975. In Ellen’s private practice in Tarzana, California, she combines her lactation knowledge with her CranioSacral Therapy experience to facilitate positive outcomes for breastfeeding mothers and babies. Ellen graduated summa cum laude from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After attending UCLA programs, Ellen became a certified Lamaze Instructor in 1983 and a certified Lactation Educator in 1984. She was certified as a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2002. She became an Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist in 2010.

Ellen served for many years on the board, and 3 years as president of BreastfeedLA, offering education and advocacy for breastfeeding in Los Angeles County and beyond. She is a baby friendly Hospital Consultant, and has assisted many California hospitals to become Baby Friendly. In the world of CranioSacral Therapy, Ellen is a Certified Mentor, Study Group Leader and Teaching Assistant. She also teaches Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy: Applications to Obstetrics.

Karyn Quraishy brief bio: Karyn has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 20 years and has spent over 9 years
working in a level III NICU. She is Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT) certified, has received the NOMAS certified in feeding, is a certified CranioSacral Therapist, is NDT certified in pediatrics, is a certified infant massage instructor, and received the Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification. Karyn has also earned the Developmental Care Specialist Designation from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. She has published several articles including A Protocol for Swaddled Bathing in the NICU and Feeding in the NICU: a Perspective from a Craniosacral Therapist. She has been speaking nationally on a variety of topics regarding patient care in the NICU. Karyn presently divides her time between her a private practice, The Body Network, in San Diego and teaching Craniosacral Therapy for the Upledger Institute.
Karyn currently is an instructor for CST1, SICS and the CCPB1 classes at UI.

Title of Presentation: "Supporting the Conscious Baby with CST: A Lactation Consultant Perspective"

Brief Description of Presentation: Breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant feeding, but its impact goes far beyond the nutritional value of breast milk.  For the baby, breastfeeding enhances anatomical, physiological, and psychosocial development.  For the mother, breastfeeding promotes both physical and mental health. CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release have been demonstrated to support the breastfeeding dyad in multiple dimensions.  The inner wisdom of both mother and baby direct the entire biological process of conception through birth for both participants.  Breastfeeding is the endpoint of the process for both mother and baby.  By blending and melding with both mother and baby, the CranioSacral Therapist can sense the physical, emotional, and energetic connection between mother and child, and can identify and release obstacles to successful bonding and breastfeeding.


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