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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.
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Jun 19, 2018

Todd Jackson has studied the Biodynamic approach to cranial work with European osteopaths since 1994.  Teaching since 1997, he encourages students with patience, lightheartedness and a generous amount of hands-on guidance. Based out of Portland, Oregon, he also teaches Inner Body Yoga. In this episode his colleague Sarah Hall interviews individuals who have been positively influenced by Todd's teaching and presence.

Todd's website:
www.toddjackson.com

Sarah Hall's website:
www.milkywaywisdom.com

 

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Jun 19, 2018

Todd Jackson has studied the Biodynamic approach to cranial work with European osteopaths since 1994. Teaching since 1997, he encourages students with patience, lightheartedness and a generous amount of hands-on guidance. Based out of Portland, Oregon, he also teaches Inner Body Yoga. In this episode he shares his understanding of Biodynamic work in an interview with his student and colleague Sarah Hall.

Todd's website:
www.toddjackson.com

Sarah Hall's website:
www.milkywaywisdom.com

 

"Blossoms of Friendship" by Vimala Thakar

 

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May 23, 2018

Dr. Kate Klemer has been exploring craniosacral therapy for over 30 years as a student, clinician, and teacher. She is an approved teacher by the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy association of North America, and is in private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. In this interview she tells us about her journey through the work, talks about the realities of clinical practice, and touches on many other interesting topics related to craniosacral therapy. A particular area of focus for this conversation is understanding the biochemical process of methylation and how it relates to clinical work.

Kate's homepage:
http://www.drkateklemer.com

2018 North American Breath of Life Conference:
www.craniosacraltherapy.org/2018-breath-of-life-biennial-conference

May 19, 2018

Margaret Rosenau is an approved teacher for the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, and has completed trainings in several bodywork modalities including Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, and Polarity Therapy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Margaret has been seeing individual clients in her own private practice since 1997 and is the current owner of the School of Inner Health in Denver, Colorado. In this interview she tells us about her journey through the work and approach to teaching, along with other related topics.

Main site:
www.schoolofinnerhealth.org

Direct link to her blog:
www.schoolofinnerhealth.org/blog-streampage

Apr 21, 2018

Heather Smith and Anni Jorgenson have been involved in the expansion of craniosacral therapy in Denmark for several decades. In this episode they talk about the current professional climate in the Danish craniosacral scene, along with their approach to training and clinical practice. Pediatric care is an area of interest for them, so we spend some time discussing working with children.


Institute for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy website:
www.kstinstituttet.dk/en/about

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Apr 16, 2018

Cherionna Menzam-Sills, Ph.D. is certified as a teacher of craniosacral biodynamics with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America and as a supervisor by the Craniosacral Association of the UK. She has also been authorized as a Continuum teacher by Continuum founder Emilie Conrad. Cherionna incorporates 40 years of experience teaching and practicing various therapies, mindfulness practices, somatic movement, bodywork, psychotherapy and prenatal and birth psychology in her writing and classroom teaching.

In this episode Cherionna tells us about her much anticipated new book "The Breath of Life : An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics."

Purchase options:
http://www.craniosacralpodcast.com/bolbook

Cherionna's site:
http://www.birthingyourlife.org

Upcoming educational site with Franklyn Sills
http://www.resourcingyourlife.org

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Apr 13, 2018

Michael Dunning from The Yew Mysteries School contributes to the podcast again with this lecture on biodynamic heart ignition. Michael brings an interesting perspective on the topic by including some esoteric spirituality and lesser-known viewpoints of the role of the heart in human life.

Michael teaching on Biodynamic Ignition in episode 60: http://www.craniosacralpodcast.com/episode_60/

Our previous interviews:

www.craniosacralpodcast.com/episode-44/

www.craniosacralpodcast.com/episode-50/

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Mar 30, 2018

Brian Tierney has been one of the most active tutors for Body Intelligence biodynamic trainings. He also recently completed his Ph.D. degree in somatic psychology. In this episode Brian talks about his graduate work in psychology and its marriage to biodynamic craniosacral therapy.

Brian's site:
www.somaticdoctor.com

Email:
somaticdoctor@gmail.com

Mar 20, 2018

Robyn Scherr is a diplomat-certified Craniosacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute, certified massage therapist in California, and listener favorite here on The Craniosacral Podcast. In today's episode she discusses the importance of dropping our personal agendas when working with clients, emphasizing the fact that the therapeutic interaction is primarily about the client's experience ... and not our theories or personal preferences.

Robyn's website:
www.livinginthebody.net

Robyn and Kate Mackinnon's article in Massage and Bodywork Magazine:
Broaden your Touch Repertoire

Research Articles:
The Communication of Emotion via Touch, DePauw Univ. and UCB

Effect of Continuous Touch on Brain Functional Connectivity Is Modified by the Operator’s Tactile Attention
University of Cieti-Pescara, Italy.  Well done research. Alternates between super science-y stuff and well-written descriptions.

Kate’s recent work on Compassionate Touch with the Jesse Lewis Foundation

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana's previous episodes:
Episode 28 - Full Body Presence
Episode 63 - Reclaiming Your Body

Kate Mackinnon's previous episode:
Episode 21 - From My Hands and Heart

 

Feb 27, 2018

Michelle Emanuel has 20 years experience as a neonatal/pediatric Occupational Therapist, with specific focus on posture, movement and connection for the newborn to precrawling baby. She has a background in neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, cardiac intensive care, as well as craniosacral therapy. In this interview she talks about some of the challenges facing pre-crawling babies and how craniosacral therapy and other approaches may help.

Michelle's main site:
www.tummytimemethod.com

GoldLearning.com sucking dysfunction program
(Check out their many other programs!)

Alison Hazelbaker:
www.alisonhazelbaker.com

Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy:
www.aomtinfo.org

Feb 13, 2018

Cloe Couturier has been working at the Upledger Institute Clinic since 1995, having been invited directly by Dr. John Upledger to practice there. Her personal and professional path through the healing arts have included Osteopathic training in France, Craniosacral therapy with the Upledger Institute, Biodynamics with Bernard Darraillians, and Medical Qigong. In this episode she tells the story of how her desire to heal her son's muscular dystrophy led her down a path of discovery of the many possibilities of manual therapy and energetic healing.

Dr. Cloe's website:
http://cloecouturier.com/

Her Upledger Profile:

https://www.iahp.com/CloeCouturier/

 

Feb 6, 2018

This episode features sample chapters from the audiobook version of Mike Boxhall's "The Empty Chair: the Teaching not the T-shirt"

For decades Mike Boxhall has been conducting workshops that combine the practice of stllness with physical contact and a deep trust in the emergence of creative intelligence. At the request of his students he wrote about his experience of the interface between spiritual practice, craniosacral therapy, and everyday life. "The Empty Chair: the Teaching not the T-shirt" is the result of that effort. This book is a classic in the field of craniosacral therapy. It is a distillation of insight gained from over forty years of exploration into the depth of the human condition, offering us hope and guidance for allowing the emergence of health into our awareness.

Purchase audiobook at:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeboxhall

The Empty Chair Teaching Foundation

Mike's training schedule:
http://www.stillness.co.uk

 

Jan 19, 2018

Were Christian monastics such as Saint John of the Cross, Saint Teresa of Avila, and Thomas Merton having a biodynamic experience? In this classroom lecture Ryan Hallford looks more carefully at the embodied sensory experience of some important Christian mystics to find the commonalities between this rich religious tradition and foundational phenomena of biodynamic craniosacral therapy like the Long Tide and Dynamic Stillness.

Check out Episode 47 to hear Ryan elaborate on the fundamentals of biodynamic practice.

 

 

Jan 15, 2018

Scott Zamurut has been an instrumental figure in the unfolding of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in North America since its earliest introduction by Franklyn Sills. In this episode Scott lectures about the origins of pre- and perinatal healing as developed by William Emerson, Karlton Terry, and Franklyn Sills. He also discusses the nature of shock as applicable to the human system, describing four distinct categories; and finally gives a brief overview of the four stages of birth recognized by the pre- and perinatal healing community.

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

In Episode 43 Scott discusses how we define biodynamics.


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

Scott's training offerings at the Santa Fe School of Massage:
Pre and Perinatal Education:

www.santafeschoolofmassage.com/pre-and-perinatal-education

Dec 12, 2017

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

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Nov 14, 2017

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.

www.dynamicstillness.com

Charles' article "The Death of Biodynamics in the Cranial Field"

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Oct 23, 2017

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.

www.howsthepressure.com

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Oct 21, 2017

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.

Osteopathic Health and Wellness Institute

1000 years of Osteopathy

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Oct 11, 2017

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: bob@liberateaman.com

Bob's site for men seeking help:
www.liberateaman.com

Resourcing pdf download is here.

Bob's wife's site for women:
www.liberateawoman.wordpress.com

My interview with Bob at the 2016 Breath of Life Conference:
Episode 37

Sep 22, 2017

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.

The Karuna Institute:
www.karuna-institute.co.uk

 

Whole Being Films:

www.wholebeingfilms.com

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

 

Sep 15, 2017

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.

Suzanne's website:
www.healingfromthecore.com

 

1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz

CST Business episodes with Robyn Scherr:
Episode 19 and Episode 33.

 

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Aug 29, 2017

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.

www.birthpsychology.com

Link to the Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate program.
20% Discount code = PPNE-CANDR

To apply for free student membership to APPPAH, click here.

www.ppncenter.com

http://www.belvederearts.com

Brigit Viksnins interview: Episode 29

 

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Aug 19, 2017

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:
www.preventingalzheimers.com

Find Michael's Upledger Courses here.

Michael's email:
mailto:michaelm@bodyenergy.net

Aug 4, 2017

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.

His site:
www.yewmysteries.com

Our previous interviews:
www.craniosacralpodcast.com/episode-44
www.craniosacralpodcast.com/episode-50

Ryan's site:
www.cranioschool.com

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