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Giorgia Milne joins us today to talk about her journey through the world of Craniosacral Therapy and her fruitful alliance with Charles Ridley.
Giorgia Milne entered the world of CST through the Milne Institute, and eventually felt called to move fully into biodynamics. Her exploration has culminated in Biodynamic Cranial Touch, an approach she now teaches around the world. In this interview, Giorgia talks about her rich history in the field and the "guiding principle" that has kept her tapped into the many gifts that stillness and spontaneity bring.
Giorgia's site: www.touchofpresence.com
Charles Ridley, the author of "Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness" discusses his influential book and the importance of cultivating a direct sensory experience of the Breath of Life.
Charles' article "The Death of Biodynamics in the Cranial Field"
Haley Winter, the host of "How's the Pressure?" podcast, interviews Ryan Hallford about craniosacral therapy and his life as a bodywork podcaster. "How's the Pressure?" features interviews with leaders in the field of massage therapy.
Today's episode features live teaching from Dr. Steve Sanet on the topic of Cranial Osteopathy. Dr Sanet is the founder of the Osteopathic Health and Wellness Institute as well as the Osteopathic College of Ontario. He teaches Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine to healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines. He lectures on Osteopathic topics in classrooms all across the world.
Today's episode will be a departure from the norm for this podcast, as our topic will not be directly and solely related to craniosacral work. I have invited biodynamic practitioner Bob Gardner on the show to discuss his struggle with pornography addiction and subsequent work to help liberate other men from its grasp.
Bob's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob's site for men seeking help:
Resourcing pdf download is here.
Bob's wife's site for women:
My interview with Bob at the 2016 Breath of Life Conference:
Franklyn Sills doesn't need much of an introduction to those familiar with the world of craniosacral therapy. As the founder of the Karuna Institute in England and author of the seminal series "Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics," Franklyn's influence permeates the entirety of the world of biodynamics. In today's interview he weaves stories from his childhood, clinical practice, and teaching to help us understand how he put it all together.
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Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has been educating craniosacral therapists about effective clinical work and the importance of self-care for over 30 years. In this episode she talks about her latest book, the recent passing of John Mathew Upledger, the business side of her work, and many other topics.
Kate White is one of the most well-connected people I have yet to meet in the fields of Biodynamics and Prenatal and Perinatal Health. Today she tells us about her journey of personal and professional discovery through these worlds, and sheds light on her work with APPPAH, The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.
Link to the Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate program.
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To apply for free student membership to APPPAH, click here.
Brigit Viksnins interview: Episode 29
In this episode Michael Morgan shares his experience and research findings for the application of craniosacral therapy to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Michael is an instructor for the Upledger Institute and author of the book “The BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription: How Craniosacral Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia While Improving the Quality of Your Life.” In the interview Michael sheds light on the causes of dementia and how craniosacral therapy may ameliorate its effects and possibly stop its progression.
Michael's main page with products, videos and information:
Find Michael's Upledger Courses here.
This episode features Michael Dunning teaching about biodynamic ignition in a live classroom setting. In this introduction to the topic he incorporates traditional biodynamic references along with spiritual and poetic accents. Michael has been one of the most popular guests on the podcast to date, undoubtedly due to his passion for the work and eye for nuance.
Today's episode is a sample clip of the workshop given by Dr. McCraty at the 2017 Breath of Life Conference. The topic of the talk is Heart Rate Variability. Dr. McCraty discusses HRV, its diagnostic and predictive capabilities, relationship to the autonomic nervous system, clinical measurement, and other topics.
The complete talk is available for purchase in video form at:
Whole Being Films.
Hugh Milne and Ryan Hallford sit down at the 2017 Breath of Life conference to discuss Visionary Craniosacral Work and the roots of Osteopathy.
Hugh is a third-generation Osteopath and author of "The Heart of Listening", a seminal book in the field of Craniosacral therapy. He is widely considered one of the most influential teachers in the field of craniosacral therapy today.
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Breath of Life Conference, London, 2017
"Like a Match"
from the album "This is Not a Test."
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Katherine Ukleja has been teaching craniosacral therapy in locations all around the world for over 20 years. She is particularly experienced in the biodynamic model, having enjoyed a close and ongoing relationship with Franklyn Sills. I had the good fortune to sit down with Katherine for a nice chat after the 2017 Breath of Life Conference. In this interview she discusses her history with the work, current interests, personal challenges, clinical skills, and much more.
This is an inspiring interview with a very lovely and important lady in our community. Enjoy!
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Dr. Mervyn Waldman is an Osteopath currently residing and practicing in Israel. A 1974 graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, he taught Principles & Practice of Classical Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy from 1976-1990. He is currently the president of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy.
In this episode Dr. Waldman talks about the application of Osteopathic technique in the treatment of serious diseases, and calls for a revival of interest and study in this aspect of Osteopathic care.
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Shea Stewart is a sought-after equine craniosacral therapist and saddle-fitter based out of Colleyville, Texas. In this interview Ryan and Shea discuss many aspects of both human and equine craniosacral therapy.
Mike Boxhall training:
Mike Boxhall returns to The Craniosacral Podcast for a lengthy and spacious interview covering many aspects of therapy and consciousness. With 45 years of experience in the field of therapy, Mike brings warmth, insight, and a welcome simplicity to the topic of craniosacral therapy.
A few of the subjects addressed: the nature of emptiness, therapeutic safety, the tricky business of enlightenment, the divine feminine, death, fear, managing empathic experience, learning from babies, the value of silence, and the nature of spirit.
More about Mike and his class offerings can be found here:
Christian Current returns to the podcast to share his perspective on the Inherent Healing Process and other biodynamic concepts. This is a live recording of Christian presenting in a Craniosacral Resource Center training. www.cranioschool.com
Scott Zamurut discusses the biodynamic treatment process and corresponding practitioner mindset. This is a condensation of ideas from a previous interview he did for this podcast.
Michael Dunning returns to the podcast to share more of his perspective on biodynamic practice and the spiritual life. In this interview he talks about his experience of geographic influences on Tidal expression and growing understanding of Zone C as the realm of eternity. We also discuss keeping the fluid body healthy, breaking perceptual habits, and much more.
Matthew Appleton discusses factors that influence babies' experience of birth and how to effectively recognize and meet the challenges that arise out of those factors.
Matthew is the co-founder and director of Conscious Embodiment Trainings. He was also co-founder of the Institute of Craniosacral Studies and a co-director and senior teacher with the Institute for 12 years. Matthew is a registered Craniosacral Therapist and psychotherapist living and working in Bristol. He trained in Body Psychotherapy at the Wilhelm Reich Institute of Integrated Therapy in Germany and in Core Process Psychotherapist at the Karuna Institute in Devon.
He further trained in Pre and Perinatal Education with Karlton Terry in Switzerland and has assisted Karlton in the UK. He is a senior co-teacher with the Institute of Pre and Perinatal Education and a member of the International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine. For ten years he worked as a houseparent at A. S. Neill’s famous democratic school Summerhill and his book ‘A Free Range Childhood’ based on his experiences at Summerhill has been published in several languages. He has more than 20 years experience of lecturing and facilitating workshops in the UK, Europe, South Africa and America. As well as his more formal trainings, Matthew’s work is also informed by his work with a number of Buddhist and Shamanic teachers. He has spent many years visiting sacred sites, encountering wilderness and working in the Celtic shamanic tradition.
Michael Shea shares some insights into his personal life and talks about his upcoming book on metabolic syndrome and growing understanding of the application of biodynamic therapy to cardiovascular health issues.
Today's episode features live footage of Ryan teaching a basic course in biodynamic craniosacral therapy, including meditation, lecture, and a classroom demo.
In 2009 Ged Sumner and Steve Haines published "Cranial Intelligence," a concise text on Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy that promised to de-mystify the work. Both their book and approach to teaching have subsequently garnered a large following world-wide. In this interview we get to know Ged as he discusses how Body Intelligence trainings are structured and conducted, and how he sees the work evolving.