Welcome to The Craniosacral Podcast!

Do you love cranial work? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It is my goal to help you integrate craniosacral therapy into your professional life in an authentic and meaningful way.

The interviews and material in this podcast will boost both your intellectual knowledge and practical skill, helping you to create a fulfilling craniosacral practice. So jump right in, and let me know what you think!

-Ryan Hallford

Episode 115 – Dr. Diana Driscoll – Healing POTS and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome; Neurochemical Support for the Vagus Nerve

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Dr. Diana Driscoll, OD discusses her experience of suffering from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and how she found key ways to heal these problems. She is the President of Genetic Disease Investigators and the Clinical Director of the POTS Care Clinic in Colleyville, Texas. Dr. Driscoll holds two patents for her supplement ParaSym Plus, which supports acetylcholine production in the vagus nerve.

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Episode 114 – Robyn Scherr – “Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business” Book Release

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Robyn Scherr joins Ryan to discuss her recent book “Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business,” which she co-authored with previous podcast guest Kate Mackinnon. Their book assists the reader in developing a business that enhances the quality of one’s life … through personal exploration and the installment of best business practices for private therapists. This is an incredibly helpful resource for individuals working on building or fine-tuning their craniosacral clinical practice.

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Episode 113 – Dr. Michael Shea – The Multivagal Safety System

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Michael Shea joins us again to discuss the many roles of the vagus nerve in regulating our sense of internal and external safety. In this interview he reviews the information he compiled for his Multivagal Safety System instructional poster, which outlines the anatomical pathway and physiological actions of the vagus nerve.

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Episode 112 – Dr. Lisa Upledger – Always Blending, Always Listening

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Dr. Lisa Upledger shares some memories from her early days at the Upledger Institute and discusses her current educational offerings and clinical work at the Upledger Center for Integrative Therapy in Jupiter, Florida.

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Episode 111 – Dr. Shawn Centers, D.O. – Cranial Osteopathy and Autism

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Dr. Shawn Centers, D.O. presents on Cranial Osteopathy at the 2019 AutismOne Conference. In his talk he discusses the modern medicalization of birth and the role of manual manipulation in alleviating the forces of stress introduced into the body during the birth process.

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Episode 110 – Ken Dipersio – Biodynamics and Experiential Embryology in the Ocean, Part II

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ThisĀ is part II of live audio clips from Ken Dipersio’s Biodynamic Craniosacral Module 4 training recently held in Florida. This class examined the experience of the embryo through the first two weeks post-conception, and included a significant amount of multi-hands work in the ocean.

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Episode 109 – Ken DiPersio – Biodynamics and Experiential Embryology in the Ocean, Part I

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This episode includes live audio clips from Ken Dipersio’s Biodynamic Craniosacral Module 4 training recently held in Florida. This class examined the experience of the embryo through the first two weeks post-conception, and included a significant amount of multi-hands work in the ocean. Audio includes meditations and commentary from Ken, along with first-hand accounts of student experiences.

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Episode 108 – Tad Wanveer – Brain Stars

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Tad Wanveer has been practicing and teaching with the Upledger Institute for several decades, having worked closely with Dr. John Upledger himself. In this episode Tad sheds light on the complex role of glial cells in the body. Tad is a recognized authority on the topic of glia, and he has brought this knowledge to the clinical application of CST.

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Episode 107 – Shea Stewart – Helping a Horse with a Skull Fracture

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Join me on a “field trip” to help a horse with a skull fracture. Shea Stewart takes us with her to the stables to experience what it is like to work with horses and their owners.

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Episode 106 – Steve Haines – Keeping it Clean

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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 perspective of the cranial world … as a self-described “passionate materialist.”

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