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 36 – Cherionna Menzam-Sills – Shadow Elements of Pre and Perinatal Experience


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.

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Episode 35 – Ken DiPersio – Biomechanics, Biodynamics, and Full-Spectrum CST

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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.

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Episode 34 – Jonathan Evans – Skills for Treating Babies

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Jonathan Evans is an Osteopath who loves treating babies. A graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and faculty member for the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, he currently lives and practices in Australia. He is the founder of the Kindred Academy, an online training outlet for health practitioners and therapists that focuses on the hands-on techniques and therapeutic skills that are needed to be effective in a clinical setting. In this interview we discuss many topics related to the unique situations we face when treating babies via manual therapy.

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Episode 33 – Robyn Scherr and Kate Mackinnon – Elements of a Successful Craniosacral Business

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Two previous podcast guests, Robyn Scherr and Kate Mackinnon, return to discuss their online course “Elements of a Successful Craniosacral Business.” Their collaborative effort to help other practitioners build healthy craniosacral clinical practices is a smart and effective tool to get you up and running with a new practice or refine your existing business.

In the interview we talk about some of the material covered in their training and a few things Kate and Robyn have learned from coaching others in practice building and management. After following their last group of students closely as they worked through the 8-module class, I am really impressed with how concise and effective this program is.

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Episode 32 – Mike Boxhall – Surrendering Knowing to Meet Revelation

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Mike Boxhall has been immersed in the world of therapy for the last 45 years, studying counseling, psychotherapy, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy. He approaches cranial work as a practice of embodied experience that is not based on intellectual appraisal but rather rooted in the ground of the intellect itself. Mike seeks to bring practitioners into the wisdom of the heart, where the feminine principle can emerge with its deep therapeutic gifts. Mike’s wisdom, simplicity, and humor make this one of my favorite interviews to date.

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Episode 31 – Eric Moya – CST and Working With Chronic Depletion

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Eric Moya has been an instructor for The Upledger Institute for two decades, teaching several different classes for UI. In this interview he lays some groundwork for understanding his class “CST and Working with Chronic Depletion,” discussing the differences between a restriction-based approach to CST and a pattern-based one.

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Episode 30 – Mimi Ikle-Khalsa – The 2016 North American Breath of Life Conference

Mimi Ikle-Khalsa

Mimi Ikle-Khalsa has been a key leadership figure in the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America for many years, serving as both the Board President and BOL Conference Chairman. In today’s interview she talks about the efforts BCTA/NA to advance the field of Biodynamic CST and gives us a preview of what to expect at the 2016 conference in New Mexico.

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Episode 29 – Brigit Viksnins – Alchemical Alignment and the Spectrum of the Autonomic Nervous System

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Brigit Viksnins practices and teaches a therapeutic approach she calls Alchemical Alignment, which includes Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, trauma resolution, and physical and metaphysical touch. In our interview she lays out a map to help us better understand the Autonomic Nervous System and talks about her classroom teaching and movement DVD.

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Episode 28 – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana – Full Body Presence

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Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has been educating craniosacral therapists about the importance of self-care and healthy professional boundaries for over 30 years. In this episode she shares some of her understanding of full-body awareness in a clinical setting.

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Episode 27 – Michael Kern – Finding Health

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Michael Kern, founder of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in London, discusses Health – the foundational concept in biodynamic cranial work.

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