Teaching the Art and Science of Somatic Therapy

Learn therapeutic approaches at the intersection of modern science and ancient wisdom.

John and Anna Chitty have been practicing and teaching somatic therapies for over 30 years.

CSES classes are useful for both experienced healthcare professionals and newcomers.

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado.

Quality Education in Biodynamic Craniosacral and Polarity Therapies since 1992.

BOOKSTORE: Dancing with Yin and Yang

In his new book, John Chitty outlines an approach to mental wellness shows how the universal principles of nature, known as Yin and Yang in the wisdom traditions, can be applied to psychotherapy.

RESOURCES: John Chitty presents for Attachment Mastery

John Chitty, BCST, RPP, discusses the background of the approaches outlined in his new book, Dancing with Yin and Yang, goes into detail about Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory and its implications for therapists, and offers some clinical applications for psychotherapists and counselors based on his ideas.

CSES: Meet our Faculty

Our experienced instructors bring a wealth of experience to their classes in alternative therapeutic techniques.

BLOG: Paul Lezchek & the Amygdalae

Paul Lezchek, PhD, (1920-1993) studied neuroscience at the University of Chicago in the late 1940s and 1950s.Far ahead of his time, he identified the amygdalae as the brain areas most central to trauma-generated symptoms such as anxiety/depression, and also a key to PTSD recovery.
The Colorado School of Energy Studies was founded in 1992 by John and Anna Chitty in Boulder, Colorado. John and Anna started the school after years of study, teaching and private practice in Biodynamic Craniosacral and Polarity Therapies. Today, CSES hosts a variety of classes in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Verbal Skills for Touch Practitioners, Working with Babies, and the Two-Chair Counseling method, as well as workshops and seminars held by eminent alternative healthcare practitioners, including Franklyn Sills, Ray Castellino, Jaap van der Wal and John Beaulieu.
CSES is:
-- Approved and Regulated by the State of Colorado, Dept. of Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools
-- NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider #404077-00
-- Colorado Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation Provider #25241
-- Member, International Association of Biodynamic Trainings
-- Approved by Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America
-- Approved Training, American Polarity Therapy Association