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 63 – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana – Reclaiming Your Body

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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 passing of John Matthew Upledger, her business life, and many other topics.

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Episode 62 – Kate White – Working with Innovators in Biodynamic CST and Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology

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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.

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Episode 61 – Michael Morgan – Craniosacral Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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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.

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Episode 60 – Michael Dunning – Biodynamic Ignition

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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.

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Episode 59 – Rollin McCraty – Heart Rate Variability Workshop

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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.

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Episode 58 – Hugh Milne – Before the Mind

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Hugh Milne and Ryan Hallford sit down at the 2017 Breath of Life conference to discuss Visionary Craniosacral Work and the roots of Osteopathy.

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Episode 57 – 2017 Breath of Life Conference – Bhadrena Tschumi, Michael Kern, Jane Shaw, Maderu Pincione, and others

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Interviews with leaders in the field of biodynamics, from the Breath of Life conference in London.

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Episode 56 – Katherine Ukleja – Breath of Life Conference Interview

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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.

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Episode 55 – Dr. Mervyn Waldman – The Tragic Emasculation of British Osteopathy

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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.

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Episode 54 – Shea Stewart – Equine Craniosacral Therapy

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Shea Stewart and Ryan Hallford discuss aspects of both human and equine craniosacral therapy.

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