In this episode Karyn Quraishy talks about craniosacral therapy and the immune system. Karyn has been administering CST in a clinical environment since 2002, and is an approved instructor for the Upledger Institute. She has extensive experience working in the neonatal intensive care environment, and also operates a private practice in Honeoye Falls, NY, dedicated to Craniosacral Therapy.
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Sally Fryer Dietz is an Upledger Diplomat Craniosacral Therapist and founder of Integrative Pediatric Therapy clinic in Dallas, TX. In this episode she talks with Ryan Hallford about The Dolphin Assisted Therapy program offered by The Upledger Institute.
More information about The Upledger Institute: www.upledger.com
Sally's Dallas clinic: Integrative Pediatric Therapy
In this episode Ryan Hallford talks with Meaghan Beames about infant craniosacral therapy. Meaghan works and teaches in Toronto, Canada. She shares with listeners her educational history, process of setting up an infant clinical practice, and current developments at her craniosacral training school. Meaghan is a delightful practitioner and teacher, with a passion for working with infants. Enjoy this fun interview!
School website : www.beamescst.com
Toronto clilnic: www.mybabycst.com
In this episode Scott Zamurut helps us better understand Dr. Rollin Becker's historical context in manual Osteopathy and his foundational intellectual contributions to biodynamic theory and practice. He elaborates on Becker's history with Dr. William Sutherland and highlights his insights into working with Primary Respiration.
Steve Haines has played an important role in the worldwide expansion of biodynamic craniosacral therapy. His work as an author and Co-Director of Body Intelligence has helped create a whole new generation of practitioners. In this interview he talks about his new book "Touch is Really Strange," Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE,) and shares some thoughts on remote work and distance healing.
Lori Hendrickson is a craniosacral therapist from the Minneapolis area. Since 2001 she has been helping babies with plagiocephaly, torticollis, acid reflux, inability to form a good latch wile breastfeeding, tongue, lip and buccal tie restrictions and a myriad of other pathologies. She offers online and in-person workshops that elaborate on the techniques she has developed.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lorihendricksoncst
Ian Wright is a practicing Osteopath and has been teaching Paediatrics and Cranial Osteopathy internationally for over 25 years. Ian’s experience in osteopathy and his love for health and wellbeing has led him to develop the Dynamics of Stillness methodology. Ian has taught Dynamics of Stillness courses for over 10 years to people from all walks of life.
Practice site: www.clonmelosteopaths.ie
Mindy Totten is a craniosacral therapist with a passion for helping other bodyworkers build sustainable and life-affirming businesses. She studied craniosacral work with the Upledger Institute and currently maintains a private clinical practice. Additionally, she helps bodyworkers build full and thriving practices through a variety of group and individual training programs.
Mindy's Site : www.mindytotten.com
Check out Mindy's podcast Do It with Intention
Ellen Groesser has broad professional experience in both business and therapeutics. She holds a MSc degree in biology, and has worked in business and marketing management. She eventually landed in the field of Naturopathy and craniosacral therapy. She is on the Master Therapist list for the German Craniosacral Association, where she served as a board member. She teaches craniosacral work in Germany and other European countries like Ukraine, Russia, Switzerland, and Austria. Since 2015 she has organized and moderated the annual European Craniosacral Association Network (ECSAN) meetings in Europe. The European network was founded to increase recognition of Craniosacral Therapy, to support therapists in Europe, and to set craniosacral training standards for member nations.
Ellen's home site: www.biostillness.com
Ellen's YouTube page.
A list of Heidemarie Haller's research work, including some studies involving craniosacral therapy can be found here.
Liza Borodkin has studied craniosacral work with Franklyn Sills, Mike Boxhall, and other prominent figures in the field. She has also trained in yoga, Vipassana and Transcendental Meditation, and has extensive experience with the Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique. As a world traveler, her practice has naturally evolved to a point where the majority of her therapeutic work is now done remotely. In this interview she talks about her history with craniosacral biodynamics and how she has adapted its principles for therapeutic interactions that do not involve physical touch.
Liza is interviewed by Dawn Sofia, a craniosacral practitioner from New York City.
For this episode we take a closer look at the prana vayus, the currents of vital force spoken about in the yogic and ayurvedic traditions. Yoga teachers Cator Shachoy and Christian Current explore areas of overlap with primary respiration and craniosacral practice.
Cator Shachoy: www.youthyogadharma.org/catorshachoy
Christian Current: www.christianmichaelcurrent.com
Etienne Peirsman returns to the podcast to share more about his 30 year history in the field of craniosacral therapy and his approach to teaching. Etienne heads the Peirsman Craniosacral Academy, which has outlets in Europe and the United States. In this interview he discusses many topics relevant to cranial work, emphasizing the importance of being in an instinctual and sensual "no mind" space while employing craniosacral-style touch.
Sophie Rieu is a biodynamic practitioner who lives and practices in Ireland. Her blog "My Cranio Sacral Life" details her personal and professional experiences through the lens of biodynamic cranial work. Sophie's writing is intimate, poetic, and informative. In this interview she discusses a wide range of topics including how biodynamic theory and practice have changed her life.
Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/sophierieucreates
Jennifer Song, a founding member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, joins us to talk about the 2020 Virtual Breath of Life Conference. The conference is a creative response to the Covid-19 outbreak, and is a great opportunity to connect with some of the leading teachers in the global craniosacral community.
Tai CK is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist who centers LGBTQ and POC communities in her work. She is a young activist and passionate craniosacral therapist who sees individual bodily systems as inseparable from collective systems of trauma, fulcrums, and healing. She lives and practices in New York City.
Frances Reed is the founder of Freed Bodyworks, a body-positive and queer-focused holistic wellness center in Washington DC. Frances has been specializing in transition-related bodywork for gender non-conforming people for almost a decade and has recently launched HealthyBinding.com to promote healthy binding practices to transmasculine individuals and health providers. Frances teaches courses for a variety of holistic providers to become more knowledgeable in cultural competency in order to work with trans clients as affirmatively and knowledgeably as possible.
You can learn more about Frances and their professional offerings here:
An enjoyable Illustrated overview of Gender:
Washington Post article about Frances' work.
Susan Raffo practices craniosacral therapy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has studied with Hugh Milne, The Upledger Institute, and Body Intelligence. While cranial work is her primary modality for individual healing work, she largely sees the world through the lens of social justice. Of special interest to her is the exploration of where systems of power and oppression are held in the tissues of the body. She also facilitates groups and organizations in matters of conflict support and cultural change, and is passionate about healing justice for all people of color. In this episode I ask Susan to share with us some of her perspective on what is happening on the ground in Minneapolis through her cultural lens. We also discuss the importance of taking a closer look at the roots of Osteopathy with a more sensitive and honest evaluation of the role of indigenous spirit in its birth.
Safa Boga is back on the podcast to share what's she's learned about building a rewarding, potent, and authentic healing practice. She talks about the importance of knowing who you are, being transparent with clients, and focusing your energy to be a powerful agent of change. She also shares her perspective on evaluating new clients to determine if they are a good fit for your particular style of practice.
My previous interview with Safa: Episode 117
Liz Hartshorn practices Biodynamics, massage therapy, and Somatic Experiencing in New York City. She is also a recognized teacher of The Realization Process. In this interview she'll tell us about her history in healing work and elaborate on why she finds Judith Blackstone's Realization Process such a powerful tool for self-development and client care.
Hear a sample of The Realization Process in Episode 127.
Michael Shea is back on the podcast ... to talk about life during the pandemic and share some thoughts about spirituality, death, humor, and distance healing.
This episode is a live recording of Ryan Hallford leading a group through a simple Tonglen exercise, a meditative practice for transforming the suffering of oneself and others.
Charles Ridley takes us through a meditation on three potent areas of the midline ... the head, the heart, and the gut.
Brigit Viksnins takes us through an examination of shadow archetypes that may be limiting our success in business.
A spontaneous talk and meditation about isolation, perception, and non-doing in the time of pandemic ... recorded in the Australian bush.
Read more about Andy here.
These meditations are live recordings of Etienne Peirsman in the classroom in March, 2020. He touches on the topics of safety, midline, and the fluctuating relationship between mind and body.
First meditation 2:00 – 16:00
Second meditation 16:00 – 30:00
Learn more about Etienne in Episode 88.