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 143 – Susan Raffo – Healing Justice … for Minneapolis and the Broader World

Susan Raffo

Susan Raffo practices craniosacral therapy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has studied with Hugh Milne, The Upledger Institute, and Body Intelligence. While cranial work is her primary modality for individual healing work, she largely sees the world through the lens of social justice. Of special interest to her is the exploration of where systems of power and oppression are held in the tissues of the body. She also facilitates groups and organizations in matters of conflict support and cultural change, and is passionate about healing justice for all people of color.  In this episode I ask Susan to share with us some of her perspective on what is happening on the ground in Minneapolis through her cultural lens. We also discuss the importance of taking a closer look at the roots of Osteopathy with a more sensitive and honest evaluation of the role of indigenous spirit in its birth.

[continue reading…]

Episode 142 – Safa Boga – Distance Healing, Discernment, and Embodying Potency

Safa Boga

Safa Boga is back on the podcast to share what's she's learned about building a rewarding, potent, and authentic healing practice. She talks about the importance of knowing who you are, being transparent with clients, and focusing your energy to be a powerful agent of change. She also shares her perspective on evaluating new clients to determine if they are a good fit for your particular style of practice.

[continue reading…]

Episode 141 – Liz Hartshorn – Biodynamics and The Realization Process in NYC

Liz Hartshorn

Liz Hartshorn practices Biodynamics, massage therapy, and Somatic Experiencing in New York City. She is also a recognized teacher of The Realization Process. In this interview she'll tell us about her history in healing work and elaborate on why she finds Judith Blackstone's Realization Process such a powerful tool for self-development and client care.

[continue reading…]

Episode 140 – Michael Shea – Pandemic Life and Distance Healing

Michael Shea picture

Michael Shea is back on the podcast … to talk about life during the pandemic and share some thoughts about spirituality, death, and distance healing.

[continue reading…]

Episode 139 – Ryan Hallford – A Tonglen Meditation

Craniosacral Podcast

This episode is a live recording of Ryan Hallford leading a group through a simple Tonglen exercise, a meditative practice for transforming the suffering of oneself and others.

Episode 138 – Charles Ridley – Meditation on Three Midline Centers

Craniosacral Podcast

Charles Ridley takes us through a meditation on three potent areas of the midline … the head, the heart, and the gut.

[continue reading…]

Episode 137 – Brigit Viksnins – Shadow Aspects of Your Business

Craniosacral Podcast

Brigit Viksnins takes us through an examination of shadow archetypes that may be limiting our success in business.

[continue reading…]

Episode 136 – Andy Pike – The Four Chambers of Non-Doing

Craniosacral Podcast

A spontaneous talk and meditation about isolation, perception, and non-doing in the time of pandemic … recorded in the Australian bush.

[continue reading…]

Episode 135 – Etienne Peirsman – The Happiness of My Eyes

Craniosacral Podcast

These meditations are live recordings of Etienne Peirsman in the classroom in March, 2020. He touches on the topics of safety, midline, and the fluctuating relationship between mind and body.

[continue reading…]

Episode 134 – Ged Sumner – Awareness of the Cardiovascular System and Bone Marrow Potency

Craniosacral Podcast

Ged Sumner, founder of Body Intelligence Trainings and co-author of the book Cranial Intelligence: A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy walks us through awareness of the cardiovascular system and bone marrow.

[continue reading…]