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 65 – Bob Gardner – Healing Pornography Addiction

Bob Gardner

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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Episode 64 – Franklyn Sills – Carried by the Breath of Life

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Franklyn Sills doesn’t need much of an introduction to those familiar with the world of craniosacral therapy. As the founder of the Karuna Institute in England and author of the seminal work “Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics,” Franklyn’s influence permeates the entirety of the world of biodynamics. In today’s interview he weaves stories from his childhood, clinical practice, and teaching to help us understand how he put it all together.

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Episode 63 – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana – Reclaiming Your Body

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

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

Michael Morgan

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

Michael Dunning

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


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

Hugh Milne

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


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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