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 119 – Cherionna Menzam-Sills – Meditations from “The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics”

cherionna-menzam-sills

Cherionna Menzam-Sills has released audio recordings of the meditations and perceptual exercises in her book “The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics” This episode includes a sample meditation entitled “Finding Sensations in the Body.”

[continue reading…]

Episode 118 – Simon Gosling – Trust the Tide

Simon Gosling

Simon Gosling has been in the field of Craniosacral Biodynamics since the 1990’s. As the personal assistant to Franklyn Sills in the early days of the Karuna Institute, he witnessed its infancy and now supports the maturation of biodynamic work in numerous countries across the globe. In this interview Simon talks about his history in the field of craniosacral therapy and shares a few things he has learned about teaching and clinical practice.

Episode 117 – Safa Boga – In Every Moment there is Perfection

Safa Boga

Safa Boga is a craniosacral therapist working in the U.K. A graduate of the College of Craniosacral Therapy in London, she has also studied yoga, meditation, and several forms of counseling. In this interview she talks about her transition from the business world into the realm of the healing arts and shares with listeners her approach to professional clinical practice.

[continue reading…]

Episode 116 – Clara Favale and Shannon Dailey – Stillpoint CST in New York City

Stiilpoint craniosacral

In this episode Clara Favale and Shannon Dailey from Stillpoint CST join us from New York City to talk about the history and growth of their Biodynamic training school. Stillpoint CST has been supported by Franklyn Sills since its inception, and offers trainings by other notable figures in the craniosacral world.

[continue reading…]

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

Diana Driscoll

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.

[continue reading…]

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

robyn scherr kate mackinnon

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.

[continue reading…]

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

Michael Shea picture

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.

[continue reading…]

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

lisa upledger

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.

[continue reading…]

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

cranial osteopathy

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.

[continue reading…]

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

Ken DiPersio Craniosacral

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.

[continue reading…]