Biodynamic Osteopathy

An incredibly powerful treatment style that requires subtlety and extensive practical application, biodynamic cranial osteopathy achieves profound clinical results.

By using light touch biodynamic osteopaths are able to get a picture of how the body is functioning as a whole, rather than a collection of individual systems (eg musculo-skeletal, respiratory, digestive etc).  Honing in on an area of pain directly can mean that pressure is placed on that area of the body, muffling more subtle clues that the body is expressing about the deeper maintaining factors that cause a chronic, repetitive problem.  Instead, Biodynamic Osteopathy communicates with the sense of health within the patient, a space where the system feels calm and neutral.  This space is then supported and maintained as the tissues and systems re-organise around this balanced point.

Osteopaths believe that the body is capable of healing itself and biodynamic cranial osteopathy is a wonderful way to work with the tissues towards this goal.

Mission Statement

Osteopathy in the cranial field has been the primary interest in my life since 1966. The creation of the Biodynamics Program came from a deep love and respect for the Soul of Osteopathy. Through the help and kindness of exceptional teachers and years of personal interest, the beauty of Primary Respiration has become a moment to moment reality in my life. As a therapeutic tool Primary Respiration is uniquely complete in its Wholeness. It spans every dimension of the Healing Arts.

The foundation of the program is set upon the therapeutic powers of the Dynamic Stillness, the Breath of Life, the tidal potency, fluids and other Natural Laws at work supporting and generating life. No technique will be taught other than full cooperation with the composite of the Living Mechanism and its intention within the moment. It is not about bones, or levers, or palpation. It is not about balanced membranous or ligamentous articular tension; these approaches are a different composite. It is about the Tide at work as the primary source of diagnosis and treatment with no application of force to Osteopathic lesions or psycho-emotional systems. The environment of the program is in the quiet of the Natural world with small groups of participants. Time for rest, reflection and exercise is woven into the program.

Osteopathy has shamefully hidden its Greatest Mystery and resources. I believe that to acknowledge a higher wisdom at work and to sense rather than palpate is at the Soul of Osteopathy. A soul that will not compromise the beauty and consciousness that lies beyond our intellect. Integrity demands that we speak undiluted truth. We are always perfect beginners, inspired, awed, apprehensive and self-searching.

Within the Dynamic Stillness we are healed without process or time. From the Breath of Life a new living matrix is created in each moment. The Tide brings us the power of Life and “feeds” us. The fluids respond, lawfully balancing the power of life and skillfully “driving” the continuum towards perfect proportion.

These courses provide an awareness of and communication with the natural and divine aspects of Primary Respiration. These courses are for postgraduate, fully licensed physicians with a curriculum designed for those with prior training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. Undergraduate courses are available through the BioBasics program. Soon, new courses on the spiritual relationships of Primary Respiration will be held for lay persons who have an interest in a non-clinical curriculum oriented to the spiritual qualities of Primary Respiration in everyday life.

It has and is a privilege to teach and learn Osteopathy with my fellow Osteopaths. May our efforts be of Service.

James Jealous D.O.,
Founder of the Biodynamics of Osteopathy programs


CranioSacral therapy is so gentle that it is suitable for babies, children, the elderly, as well as adults. Treatment can aid almost any condition, raising vitality and improving the body’s capacity for self-repair. You may experience states of deep relaxation, heat, tingling sensations and energy releases. CST is so gentle that it is safe and suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, and also people in fragile or acutely painful conditions. It is safe to do during the second and third trimester in pregnancy, after an operation, accident, fall or injury, and for young babies.