By Franklyn Sills
Trade paperback book
390 pages, 8.00 x 10.00″
A somatic approach to well-being, biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) is known for its gentleness and effectiveness in treating a variety of traumas and imbalances. BCST depends upon the practitioner’s ability to enter a state of presence oriented to the client’s inherent capacity to heal; training therefor involves learning profound perceptual and centering skills as well as the study of the anatomy, physiology, and dynamics of primary respiration. In Foundations of Craniosacral Biodynamics, pioneering therapist Franklyn Sills offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to mastering the perceptual and clinical skills essential to a biodynamic approach. Drawing on developments in the field since the publication of his groundbreaking first textbook Craniosacral Biodynamics, Sills provides illuminating discussions of theory and practice and a wide range of exercises and explorations used in accredited training courses.
About the Author:
Franklyn Sills is the codirector of the Karuna Institute, a retreat and teaching center that offers trainings in craniosacral therapy and core process psychotherapy, a form of therapy that integrates Western development concepts with Buddhist psychology and practice.
Praise for Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Volume 1
“In his latest volume Franklyn Sills gives us an eloquent guide to biodynamic cranial practice. I know of no other text that treats the subject with such depth and clarity, distilling the essence of this powerful therapeutic modality and placing it firmly in the domain of energy medicine. Drawing on sources as old as the Tao Te Ching, through classical psychology to contemporary physics, Franklyn explores the nature of therapeutic presence and its role in healing even our deepest wounds. This is a book with heart, illuminating the way of empathy and compassion: a gift for all practitioners of the healing arts.”
Katherine Ukleja, DO, BCST, international teacher of Craniosacral Biodynamics.
“Foundations of Craniosacral Biodynamics quenches the thirst of any practitioner who yearns to go deeper in their understanding of the human condition and how the forces of the natural world can be employed in the therapeutic process. I thoroughly recommend this book and hope that it helps to relieve the suffering of many beings.”
Michael Kern, director of the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust in London and author of Wisdom in the Body; The Craniosacral Approach to Essential Health.