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 48 – Michael Shea – Personal Stories, New Book, and Cardiovascular Biodynamics

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Michael Shea shares some about his personal life, talks about his upcoming book on metabolic syndrome, and discusses his growing understanding of the application of biodynamic therapy to cardiovascular health issues.

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Episode 47 – Ryan Hallford – Live Teaching on Biodynamic Basics

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Today’s episode features live footage of Ryan teaching a basic course in biodynamic craniosacral therapy, including meditation, lecture, and a classroom demo.

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Episode 46 – Ged Sumner – The Body Intelligence Jedi

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In 2009 Ged Sumner and Steve Haines published “Cranial Intelligence,” a concise text on Biodynamic craniosacral therapy that promised to de-mystify the work. Both their book and approach to teaching have subsequently garnered a large following world-wide. In this interview we get to know Ged as he discusses how Body Intelligence trainings are structured and conducted, and how he sees the work evolving.

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Episode 45 – Liz Kalinowska and Daska Hatton – Every Body Tells a Story

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The co-authors of “Every Body Tells a Story” discuss their background and share insights into issues affecting the professional and personal lives of craniosacral therapists.

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Episode 44 – Michael Dunning – Shamanism, Western Mystery Traditions, and Biodynamics

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During the late 1980’s Michael became extremely ill as a result of an encounter in the far north of Scotland with a powerful elemental being. Several years later and close to death, he was led to an ancient female yew tree in the south of Scotland. Michael spent over nine years under this yew where he was healed and where he was given the template for a spiritual teaching and shamanic healing practice (Yewshamanism) that he refers to collectively as the Yew Mysteries. Michael emigrated to the USA in 2003.

While living in Scotland Michael studied Craniosacral Therapy with Donald Howitt D.O. and now offers a two-year foundation training in a unique form of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Western Massachusetts.

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Episode 43 – Scott Zamurut – Are You Really Working Biodynamically?

Scott Zamurut

Scott Zamurut has been an instrumental figure in the unfolding of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in North America since its earliest introduction from Franklyn Sills. In this episode Scott talks about the fundamental principles of the biodynamic approach and how to know if we are aligned with those principles. This is a powerhouse interview that cuts to the core of the work.

To learn more about Scott’s background check out Episode 38.

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Episode 42 – Myrna Martin – The Biodynamic Field and the Childbearing Years

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Myrna Martin is an accredited teacher of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, BCST, and a Registered Clinical Counselor in British Columbia. She has been in private practice and teaching pre and perinatal psychology trainings since 2001, and is Director of Kutenai Institute of Integral Therapies. Myrna has been working with people therapeutically as a nurse, family therapist, and psychotherapist for 45 years. She practices early trauma resolution work with babies, young children and their families, as well as adults.

In this presentation at the 2016 North American Breath of Life Conference, Myrna talks about some factors surrounding the human birth experience that establish fundamental patterns in our autonomic function and interpersonal relational tendencies.

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Episode 41 – Lauren Doko – Digital Marketing for Craniosacral Therapists

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In this episode Lauren Doko from Soul Connection Media helps us better understand how to leverage digital marketing opportunities in social media, email, and web pages. Not only does Lauren understand marketing, but she also understands the field of craniosacral therapy. With this combination she brings a lot to the table for us to consider as we assemble or refine our unique digital marketing plan.

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Episode 40 – Scott Zamurut – The Embodiment Tide

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Today’s audio is a live recording of Scott Zamurut’s presentation at the 2016 North American Breath of Life conference. In this talk Scott explains his emerging awareness of a sensory phenomenon that he has labeled the “Embodiment Tide.” The Embodiment Tide is a slow tidal movement, slower than the Long Tide, that has the capacity to reorganize inertial fulcrums related to our earliest experiences of conception and embodiment.

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Episode 39 – Rebekah Crown – Dancing with Your Demons

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In today’s episode Rebekah Crown outlines an approach to shadow work that involves turning your demons into allies. Rebekah brings more than 30 years experience to her craniosacral practice, incorporating bodywork, art, and dance into her understanding of the work. This talk was recorded at the 2016 North American Breath of Life conference.

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