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 123 – Annie McCasland-Pexton – Invisible Work

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Annie came to the holistic health field via an unlikely route… she started out as a Biologist and then a Lawyer, before starting a family and deciding that she wanted a gentler and more fundamentally fulfilling career.  A stubborn rugby injury that didn’t improve with extensive physiotherapy led her to discover the wonders of craniosacral therapy and begin training in the modality in 2009. She now runs a clinical practice and mentors new therapists.

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Episode 122 – Andy Pike – Subtleties of Intention and the Power of Non-Doing

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Andy Pike is a registered physiotherapist, yoga therapist, and Senior Tutor for Body Intelligence Trainings. In this episode he discusses the subtle ways in which craniosacral practitioners interfere with the full expression of health in a clinical setting. Andy offers post-graduate classes that elaborate on the themes presented in this interview. He is based out of Queensland, Australia.

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Episode 121 – Margaret Rosenau – Fluids, Potency, and Activation

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This episode is a recording of Margaret Rosenau of The School of Inner Health in Denver Colorado speaking about fluids, potency, activation, and health at the 2018 Breath of Life Conference.

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Episode 120 – Ryan Hallford – Six Gifts of Primary Respiration

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In this live-teaching episode Ryan Hallford talks about six effects of the Breath of Life and Primary Respiration: clarity, openness, warmth, longing, simplicity, and courage.

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


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.”

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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