Info

The Craniosacral Podcast

This podcast supports the personal and professional growth of craniosacral therapists via interviews and educational material from leading teachers and practitioners in the field. Hosted by Ryan Hallford, founder of the Craniosacral Resource Center and author of the Street Smart Craniosacral blog.
RSS Feed
The Craniosacral Podcast
2021
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: 2016
Dec 16, 2016

Scott Zamurut has been an instrumental figure in the unfolding of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in North America since its earliest introduction from Franklyn Sills. In this episode Scott talks about the fundamental principles of the biodynamic approach and how to know if we are aligned with those principles. This is a powerhouse interview that cuts to the core of the work.

To learn more about Scott's background check out Episode 38.

Scott's email: scott.zamurut@me.com

Scott's clinical homepage: www.scottzamurut.com/scottzamurut/Welcome.html

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

Dec 1, 2016

Myrna Martin is an accredited teacher of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, BCST and a Registered Clinical Counselor in British Columbia. She has been in private practice and teaching pre and perinatal psychology trainings since 2001 and is Director of Kutenai Institute of Integral Therapies. Myrna has been working with people therapeutically as a nurse, family therapist and psychotherapist for 45 years. She practices early trauma resolution work with babies, young children and their families, as well as adults.

In this presentation at the 2016 North American Breath of Life Conference, Myrna talks about the factors surrounding the human birth experience that establish fundamental patterns in our autonomic function and interpersonal relational tendencies.

Myrna's website:

www.myrnamartin.net

 

The booklet Myrna mentions in her talk is available at www.booksandbones.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

 

Nov 7, 2016

In this episode Lauren Doko from Soul Connection Media helps us better understand how to leverage digital marketing opportunities in social media, email, and web pages. Not only does Lauren understand marketing, but she also understands the field of craniosacral therapy. With this combination she brings a lot to the table for us to consider as we assemble or refine our unique digital marketing plan.


Check out Lauren's site:www.soulconnectionmedia.com

Here is a direct link to the "Facebook Made Easy ... for Craniosacral Therapists" online class: www.soulconnectionmedia.com/facebook-craniosacral

Use the coupon code RYAN to save $20.

Lauren is also available for one-on-one consultations if you have specific business issues you are working on.

lauren@soulconnectionmedia.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Nov 4, 2016

Today's audio is a live recording of Scott Zamurut's presentation at the 2016 North American Breath of Life conference. In this talk Scott explains his emerging awareness of a sensory phenomenon that he has labeled the "Embodiment Tide." The Embodiment Tide is a slow tidal movement, slower than the Long Tide, that has the capacity to reorganize inertial fulcrums related to our earliest experiences of conception and embodiment.

Scott Zamurut, RCST®, is a bodywork practitioner and teacher who integrates a wide range of influences in his practice and his teachings. Scott’s primary orientation is in energetic healing forms that include a strong emphasis on the embodiment of life energy - Polarity Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Source Point Therapy. Integral to these forms of healing are the skills of trauma resolution, which are additive to energy healing and augmented by an energy-based worldview.

The field of pre- and perinatal healing has been intimately related to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy through the work of Franklyn Sills, it was in his association with Franklyn as a student and teaching assistant that Scott began his own exploration of this profound healing art. Scott then connected with Karlton Terry, co-founder of the Institute For Pre and Perinatal Education (IPPE), and dove deeply into his own healing work, continued learning and eventual teacher training in pre- and perinatal healing.

Along the way Scott has also been involved with professional associations, serving as a Vice President with the American Polarity Therapy Association, and was a founding board member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. In recent years he also trained in ontological coaching, bringing a new skill set and orientation to his offerings.

scott.zamurut@me.com

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

www.blog.cranioschool.com

 

 

Nov 1, 2016

In today's episode Rebekah Crown outlines an approach to shadow work that involves turning your demons into allies. Rebekah brings more than 30 years experience to her craniosacral practice, incorporating bodywork, art, and dance into her understanding of the work. This talk was recorded at the 2016 North American Breath of Life conference.


Injuries took her into body healing and relaxation, leading her to study Massage Therapy with amazing Carol Truman and Margaret Elke, founders of the California Institute of Massage, in 1976. Touched to the core by their work, it sparked a passionate learning and practice she continues to this day.

A pioneer in Quebec, Rebekah Crown taught Massage Therapy trainings and anatomy courses at : Le Centre Éducatif d’Intégration, NHC, l’École de Réflexologie Intégrale and Santé Hito in Montreal. She also facilitated workshops in Breathwork, Body Awareness and Psychotherapy.

She has continued her bodywork training in Polarity and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. After completing the full foundation training in BCST in 2006, she continued to deepen her knowledge with advanced trainings from Franklyn Sills and worked as an assistant in other BCST trainings.

She is an approved teacher of BCST by the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.

www.craniosacralbiodynamics.ca

 

Oct 14, 2016

This episode continues our coverage of the 2016 North American Breath of Life Conference, featuring an interview with conference presenter Scott Zamurut. Today Scott talks about his teaching background and recent ideas around pre and perinatal training for biodynamic therapists.

Scott Zamurut, RCST®, is a bodywork practitioner and teacher who integrates a wide range of influences in his practice and his teachings. Scott’s primary orientation is in energetic healing forms that include a strong emphasis on the embodiment of life energy - Polarity Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Source Point Therapy. Integral to these forms of healing are the skills of trauma resolution, which are additive to energy healing and augmented by an energy-based worldview.

The field of pre- and perinatal healing has been intimately related to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy through the work of Franklyn Sills, it was in his association with Franklyn as a student and teaching assistant that Scott began his own exploration of this profound healing art. Scott then connected with Karlton Terry, co-founder of the Institute For Pre and Perinatal Education (IPPE), and dove deeply into his own healing work, continued learning and eventual teacher training in pre- and perinatal healing.

Along the way Scott has also been involved with professional associations, serving as a Vice President with the American Polarity Therapy Association, and was a founding board member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. In recent years he also trained in ontological coaching, bringing a new skill set and orientation to his offerings.

Scott's Pre and Perinatal Training in Santa Fe:
<a href="http://www.santafeschoolofmassage.com/pre-and-perinatal-education-foundation-training/" target="_blank">www.santafeschoolofmassage.com/pre-and-perinatal-education-foundation-training</a>

Oct 9, 2016

Come with me to meet some of the people who make biodynamic world go 'round. This special episode is filled with interviews from the 2016 Biodynamic Conference in North America. Guests include Myrna Martin, Bob Gardner, Christopher Muller, Rebekah Crown, Edwin Nothnagel, and others ...

 

For BCTA/NA history click here.

Christopher and Mary Louise Muller:
www.booksandbones.com

www.lifeshapes.org

Myrna Martin:www.myrnamartin.net

Bob Gardner
www.thebraidedwarrior.com

Rebekah Crown in Montreal:http://www.craniosacralbiodynamics.ca/?lang=en

Ghost Ranch Retreat Center:
www.ghostranch.org

 

Sep 27, 2016

Cherionna Menzam-Sills draws on almost 40 years as a therapist and group leader. She is a senior tutor at the Karuna Institute in Devon, UK, and and teaches craniosacral biodynamics across Europe and North America with her husband, Biodynamics pioneer, Franklyn Sills.

Cherionna is author of the forthcoming book, "The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics." Cherionna is also an authorised Continuum Movement teacher, frequently using Continuum in addressing early trauma. She is a Prenatal and Birth Therapist, integrating years of intensive study with pioneers in the field, William Emerson and Ray Castellino, as well as her own doctoral studies in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology. Her background includes experience as an Occupational Therapist Dance/Movement Psychotherapist, BodyMind Psychotherapist, various forms of bodywork and intensive mindfulness meditation practice. Cherionna lives in Devon, UK, where she has a private practice, with emphasis on Skype supervision and mentoring.

 

www.continuummovement.com

www.birthpsychology.com

www.cherionna.com

Cherionna's blog: http://cherionnablog.blogspot.com

Video blog: http://birthingyourlife.blogspot.co.uk

Pre and Perinatal Training at Karuna: www.karuna-institute.co.uk/prenatal-person.html

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Sep 13, 2016

Ken DiPersio began his CST career with the Upledger Institute in 1991, and eventually went on to study the biodynamic approach with Michael Shea. He has created his own CST training curriculum based on his experience of both styles. In this interview he talks about his early experiences working directly with John Upledger, his unfolding into biodynamics, and shares his perspective on some biodynamic treatment principles.

Ken Dipersio has taught over 500 CST classes with thousands of students for The Upledger Institute, Kaiser College Occupational Therapy Assistant Curriculum, Cross Country Education, the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, Independent Living Pediatrics, the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and KJD Therapy, Inc. Mr. DiPersio currently practices CST at MindSpa Integrative Wellness Center, Sarasota, Florida and has a private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Ken's teaching website: www.kjdtherapy.com

MindSpa Integrative Wellness Center in Sarasota www.mindspasarasota.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Sep 1, 2016

Jonathan Evans is an Osteopath who loves treating babies. A graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and faculty member for the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, he currently lives and practices in Australia. He is the founder of the Kindred Academy, an online training outlet for health practitioners and therapists that focuses on the hands-on techniques and therapeutic skills that are needed to be effective in a clinical setting. In this interview we discuss many topics related to the unique situations we face when treating babies via manual therapy.

This is the site to get the podcast discount: www.craniosacralpodcast.com/evans

Kindred Academy regular site: www.kindredbe.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Aug 19, 2016

Two previous podcast guests, Robyn Scherr and Kate Mackinnon, return to discuss their online course "Elements of a Successful Craniosacral Business." Their collaborative effort to help other practitioners build healthy craniosacral clinical practices is a smart and effective tool to get you up and running with a new practice or refine your existing business.

In the interview we talk about some of the material covered in their training and a few things Kate and Robyn have learned from coaching others in practice building and management. After following their last group of students closely as they worked through the 8-module class, I am really impressed with how concise and effective this program is.


More information about the class: www.livinginthebody.net/Classes

Robyn's site: www.livinginthebody.net

Kate's site: www.kmackinnon.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Aug 10, 2016

Mike Boxhall has been immersed in the world of therapy for the last 45 years, studying counseling, psychotherapy, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy. He approaches cranial work as a practice of embodied experience that is not based on intellectual appraisal but rather rooted in the ground of the intellect itself. Mike seeks to bring practitioners into the wisdom of the heart, where the feminine principle can emerge with its deep therapeutic gifts. Mike's wisdom, simplicity, and humor make this one of my favorite interviews to date.

 

Mike's school page:

www.stillness.co.uk

 

The Empty Chair Teaching Foundation:

www.theemptychairteachingfoundation.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Aug 2, 2016

Eric Moya has been an instructor for The Upledger Institute for two decades, teaching several different classes for UI. In this interview he lays some groundwork for understanding his class "CST and Working with Chronic Depletion," discussing the differences between a restriction-based approach to CST and a pattern-based one.

Eric's business page: www.ericmoya.com


The Upledger page for "CST and Working with Chronic Depletion"

 

 The Idea Crucible:

www.theideacrucible.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Jul 21, 2016

Mimi Ikle-Khalsa has been a key leadership figure in the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America for many years, serving as both the Board President and BOL Conference Chairman. In today’s interview she talks about the efforts BCTA/NA to advance the field of Biodynamic CST and gives us a preview of what to expect at the 2016 conference in New Mexico.

Home page of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America:

www.craniosacraltherapy.org

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

www.cranioschool.com

 

Jul 8, 2016

Brigit Viksnins practices and teaches a therapeutic approach she calls Alchemical Alignment, which includes Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, trauma resolution, and physical and metaphysical touch. In our interview she lays out a map to help us better understand the Autonomic Nervous System and talks about her teaching and movement DVD.

Brigit's home page:

 www.alchemicalalignment.com

 

Click here to check out Brigit's "Alignment Sequence" DVD at CDBaby.

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

Jun 22, 2016

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has been educating craniosacral therapists about the importance of self-care and healthy professional boundaries for over 30 years. In this episode she shares some of her understanding of full-body awareness in a clinical setting.

Special half-price offer on Suzanne's audio training program, just for podcast listeners:
www.healingfromthecore.com/craniosacralpodcast

Suzanne's website:
www.healingfromthecore.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

Jun 10, 2016

Michael Kern, founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, discusses Health - the foundational concept in biodynamic cranial work.

 Michael Kern D.O., B.C.S.T., N.D. - Craniosacral Therapist, Osteopath and Naturopath with a practice in London. He has been teaching Craniosacral Therapy since 1987 and is a leading international exponent of the biodynamic approach, currently running courses in the UK, Switzerland, Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Czech Republic. He is the founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, and was a senior tutor for the College of Osteopaths, the International Cranial Association, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and the University of Westminster. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book 'Wisdom In The Body - The Craniosacral Approach To Essential Health', now available in ten languages. He is also the co-organiser of the landmark Breath of Life Conferences that take place in London.

Michael's school site:    www.cranio.co.uk

 

Information about the Breath of Life Conference in London is here.

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Jun 2, 2016

Today Tim Hutton from the Upledger Institute discusses a few ethical matters that help us better understand the archetypal stories that play out with our clients in the treatment space. Understanding these matters helps us to provide better service to our clients and prevent professional boundary issues.

Tim's Upledger Profile is here.

www.upledger.com

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

May 13, 2016

In response to listener requests, today's episode is more classroom teaching from Michael Shea. Sit back and enjoy 4 hours of Michael teaching about biodynamic fundamentals and cardioception.

www.michaelsheateaching.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

May 1, 2016

Staci Copses is an Upledger Diplomate therapists and mentor. In this interview she shares with us some details about her journey through CST and resulting opportunities to apply it in homes, hospitals, and private practice.

Staci's home page:
www.copsestherapyservices.com

Brain Injury Association of America

Elements of a Successful Craniosacral Business

Ryan's school page:
www.cranioschool.com

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Apr 15, 2016

Tim Hutton is the Ombudsman for the Upledger CST Immune Response Curriculum. In this interview he describes the historical development of the UI model for working with the Immune System and takes us through some experiential exercises to get a taste for the approach. He also talks about some broader aspects of treatment and clarifies a few aspects about the UI approach to CST.

www.upledger.com

Direct link to the Immune Response Curriculum page.

Wikipedia link for the immune system.

Ryan's school link, as mentioned in the introductory comments:
www.cranioschool.com.

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Apr 10, 2016

Thomas Walker, a faculty member for The Rolf Institute, talks about his journey to incorporate a biodynamic understanding of embodiment and treatment into the Rolfing model.


Thomas' teaching site:
www.explorationsinwholeness.com

Thomas' clinical website:
www.rolfingcenter.com

A GREAT piece of writing about the "fluid body" from Thomas:

Bones to Fluids: A Path to Understanding Wholeness


The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration:
www.rolf.org

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Mar 30, 2016

Kate Mackinnon is an Upledger-trained therapist and author of the book "From My Hands and Heart - Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy" In this interview Kate talks about her journey through CST work, relationship with Dr. Wayne Dyer, events that led to her writing a book, and some thoughts about building a practice.

Kate's website:<br>
www.kmackinnon.com

Email: <br>kate@kmackinnon.com

Information about CST business training is here.

Choose Love Foundation:<br>
www.jesselewischooselove.org

Mar 24, 2016

Brian Tierney is an instructor for Body Intelligence, the international biodynamic cst training group. In today's interview we get to hear about Brian's background in the healing arts, including doctorate study in psychology, and learn more about his involvement with Body Intelligence trainings.  

Brian's website: www.nrintegratedtherapies.com

Brian's guest post on the Street Smart Craniosacral Blog is here.

Email Brian directly if you would like him to send you a 60-page sample of his recent writing on Trauma:


brianwilliamtierney@gmail.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

Mar 16, 2016

Robyn Scherr, an Upledger-trained therapist, shares with us the elements of a healthy business mindset that have helped her build a busy CST practice. She also discusses with Ryan a few elements of the current political environment in our field.

 

Robyn's home page: 
www.livinginthebody.net

(Her articles from Massage & Bodywork Magazine are in the sidebar of her page.)

Upledger Institute:
www.upledger.com

1 2 Next »