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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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Jul 11, 2017

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.

www.heartmath.org

The complete talk is available for purchase in video form at:
Whole Being Films.

Jun 30, 2017

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.

<a href="https://milneinstitute.com/" target="_blank">www.milneinstitute.com</a>

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Jun 12, 2017

Breath of Life Conference, London, 2017

 

Intro Music:

TobyMac 

"Like a Match"

from the album "This is Not a Test."

 

Please use this link for Whole Being Films

Coupon Code "Ryan20" will get you 20% off most items.

 

Handspring Publishing:

www.handspringpublishing.com

Bhadrena Tschumi:
www.icsb.ch/en/ueber-uns/team

Maderu Pincione:
maderu@craniosacrale.it

Dany Yariv's website

Michael Kern:
www.cranio.co.uk

Jane Shaw:
www.janeeshaw.com

www.cranioschool.com

 

Jun 2, 2017

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!

Katherine's homepage:
www.katherineukleja.co.uk

You can buy a copy of Katherine and Cherionna Menzam-Sill's presentation from the Breath of Life conference at Whole Being Films.

Use coupon code "Ryan20" for 20% off many items in the store.

 

May 11, 2017

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.

Original video:
https://youtu.be/GZrjxb7ie8M

Check out the Institute of Classical Osteopathy for more learning resources:

http://classical-osteopathy.org/

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

May 6, 2017

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.

Shea's website:

www.equinebalance.net

 

Mike Boxhall training:
www.stillness.co.uk

 

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Apr 15, 2017

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:

www.stillness.co.uk

 

 

Apr 10, 2017

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

Christian's Website:
http://christianmichaelcurrent.com

Mar 23, 2017

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.

 

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Mar 6, 2017

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.

www.yewmysteries.com

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

 

Feb 27, 2017

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.

http://www.conscious-embodiment.co.uk/home

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

 

 

Feb 14, 2017

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.

www.sheaheart.com

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Feb 6, 2017

Today's episode features live footage of Ryan teaching a basic course in biodynamic craniosacral therapy, including meditation, lecture, and a classroom demo.

www.cranioschool.com

Music for this episode by Kevin Blagg:
Solo work as Cellophane Garden on Drawing Room Records.
iTunes page for his collaborative project Express Rising is here.

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2017

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.

www.bodyintelligence.com

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Jan 10, 2017

"Every Body Tells a Story" describes a unique journey through ten bodywork sessions from the standpoints of a fictional client 'Anna', and her therapist, 'Sarah.' The authors take you behind the scenes to witness the client's voyage of discovery, and how the encounter appears to her therapist during the course of treatment. The book shows how the perspectives of both participants develop and widen through their shared experiences and examines the ups and downs of the therapeutic relationship. Boundary, transference and trust issues are explored as Liz and Daška share their own experiences of more than 40 years in practice and examples from myth and legend help to place the work in a wider context.

Liz and Daska's website:
www.jointpractice.co.uk

www.craniosacralpodcast.com

 

Jan 5, 2017

During the late 1980’s Michael became extremely ill as a result of an encounter in the far north of Scotland with a powerful elemental being. Several years later and close to death, he was led to an ancient female yew tree in the south of Scotland. Michael spent over nine years under this yew where he was healed and where he was given the template for a spiritual teaching and shamanic healing practice (Yewshamanism) that he refers to collectively as the Yew Mysteries. Michael emigrated to the USA in 2003.

While living in Scotland Michael studied Craniosacral Therapy with Donald Howitt D.O. and now offers a two-year foundation training in a unique form of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Western Massachusetts.

Michael currently teaches the Yew Mysteries in USA, Canada and in UK. He has written about his experiences with the yew in the book Soul Companions and in many other publications including Sacred Hoop and the Journal of Contemporary Shamanism.

www.yewmysteries.com

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

 

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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

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