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 74 – Dr. Cloe Couturier – Fighting for her Son, Working Closely with John Upledger, Medical Qigong


Cloe Couturier has been working at the Upledger Institute Clinic since 1995, having been invited directly by Dr. John Upledger to practice there. Her personal and professional path through the healing arts have included Osteopathic training in France, Craniosacral therapy with the Upledger Institute and Bernard Darraillians, and Medical Qigong. In this episode she tells the story of how her desire to heal her son’s muscular dystrophy led her down a path of discovery of the many possibilities of manual therapy and energetic healing.

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Episode 73 – Mike Boxhall – “The Empty Chair” Audiobook Preview

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For decades Mike Boxhall has been conducting workshops that combine the practice of stillness with physical contact and deep trust in the movement of creative intelligence. At the request of his students he wrote down some of his ideas about the interface of spiritual practice, craniosacral therapy, and everyday life. “The Empty Chair: the Teaching not the T-shirt” is the result of that effort. This book is a classic in the field of craniosacral therapy. It is a distillation of insight gained from over forty years of exploration into the depth of the human condition, offering us hope and guidance for allowing the emergence of health into our present-time awareness.

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Episode 72 – Ryan Hallford – Christian Mysticism and Biodynamics

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Were Christian monastics such as Saint John of the Cross, Saint Teresa of Avila, and Thomas Merton having a “biodynamic” experience? In this classroom lecture Ryan Hallford looks more carefully at the embodied sensory experience of some important Christian mystics to find the commonalities between this rich religious tradition and foundational phenomena of biodynamic craniosacral therapy like the Long Tide and Dynamic Stillness.

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Episode 71 – Scott Zamurut – Live Teaching on Pre and Perinatal Healing

Scott Zamurut

Scott Zamurut has been an instrumental figure in the unfolding of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in North America since its earliest introduction by Franklyn Sills. In this episode Scott lectures about the origins of pre- and perinatal healing as developed by William Emerson, Karlton Terry, and Franklyn Sills. He also discusses the nature of shock as applicable to the human system, describing four distinct categories; and finally gives a brief overview of the four stages of birth recognized by the pre- and perinatal healing community.

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Episode 70 – Michael Shea – The Ten Commandments of Biodynamic Cardiovascular Therapy … and the Challenges of Moving the Toaster

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Michael Shea has spent the last ten years developing a biodynamic approach to cardiovascular therapy, following A.T. Still’s Osteopathic dictum of “the rule of the artery is supreme.” In today’s episode Michael will elaborate on ten principles of biodynamic cardiovascular work and discuss why moving a toaster can be quite an emotional event.

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Episode 69 – Giorgia Milne – Trusting the Guiding Principle

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Giorgia Milne joins us today to talk about her journey through the world of CST and her fruitful alliance with Charles Ridley.

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Episode 68 – Charles Ridley – The Death of Biodynamics in the Cranial Field

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Charles Ridley, the author of “Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness” discusses his influential book and the importance of cultivating a direct sensory experience of the Breath of Life.

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Episode 67 – Ryan Hallford – Interviewed by Haley Winter

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Haley Winter, the host of “How’s the Pressure?” podcast, interviews Ryan Hallford about craniosacral therapy and his life as a bodywork podcaster. “How’s the Pressure?” podcast features interviews with leaders in the field of massage therapy.

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Episode 66 – Steve Sanet, D.O. – Live Teaching on Cranial Osteopathy

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Today’s episode features live teaching from Dr. Steve Sanet on the topic of Cranial Osteopathy. Dr Sanet is the founder of the Osteopathic Health and Wellness Institute as well as the Osteopathic College of Ontario. He teaches Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine to healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines, in addition to maintaining a clinical practice of his own.

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Episode 65 – Bob Gardner – Healing Pornography Addiction

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Today’s episode will be a departure from the norm for this podcast, as our topic will not be directly and solely related to craniosacral work. I have invited biodynamic practitioner Bob Gardner on the show to discuss his struggle with pornography addiction and subsequent work to help liberate other men from its grasp.

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