Craniosacral Therapy References


Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Vol. 1
The Breath of Life and Fundamental Skills
Franklyn Sills

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Vol. 2
The Sentient Embryo, Tissue Intelligence, and Trauma Resolution
Franklyn Sills

Wisdom in the Body
The Craniosacral Approach to Essential Health
Michael Kern

Cranial Intelligence
A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Ged Sumner & Steve Haines

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
The Heart of the Practice
Michael Shea

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Vol. 1
Presents the basics of craniosacral therapy as a gentle, compassionate healing art
Michael Shea

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Vol. 2
Analysis of the relationship of trauma resolution, psychodynamics, and shamanism
Michael Shea

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Vol. 3
Discusses the distinctive influence of human embryology
Michael Shea

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Vol. 4
Illustrates the evolution of craniosacral therapy over the past 30 years
Michael Shea

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Vol. 5
Presents the best ways to make physical contact with low-birth-weight babies
Michael Shea

Biodynamic Cranial Practice & the Evolution of Consciousness
Charles Ridley

The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Vol. 1
Origins, Destination Points, Unfoldment
Hugh Milne

The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Vol. 2
Anatomy, Technique, Transcendence
Hugh Milne

Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy
The main textbook by the originator of the Cranial Concept
William Garner Sutherland

Contributions of Thought
Shows the progression of Sutherland’s ideas over the span of 50 years
William Garner Sutherland

With Thinking Fingers
The Story of William Garner Sutherland (written by William’s wife)
Adah Strand Sutherland

The Stillness of Life
The Osteopathic Philosophy of Rollin E. Becker, D.O.
Rollin E. Becker

Life in Motion
The Osteopathic Vision of Rollin E. Becker, D.O.
Rollin E. Becker

Mechanisms of Spirit in Osteopathy
R. Paul Lee

A Scientific Approach to Craniosacral Therapy
Olaf Korpiun

Working with Babies
A Five-Step Therapy Method for Infants and Their Families
John Chitty

Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th Edition
Including Student Consult Interactive Ancillaries and Guides
Frank H. Netter

Anatomy Trains
Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists
Thomas W. Myers



Embryo In Motion
Website of Jaap van der Wal

The Ontogenetic Basis of Human Anatomy
Biodynamic Approach to Development from Conception to Birth
Erich Blechschmidt

Developmental Dynamics in Humans and Other Primates
Discovering Evolutionary Principles through Comparative Morphology
Jos Verhulst

Larsen’s Human Embryology
Fifth Edition by Schoenwolf, Bleyl, Brauer, and Francis-West
William J. Larsen



Michael Shea, Michael Kern and Franklyn Sills — 2014
Thoughts on the nature of Biodynamics from three pioneering leaders (audio recording).

Defining the Terms: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy — 2010
John Chitty, RPP, BCST, lays the groundwork for introductory study of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy by giving a basic definition of the terms and their origin, aim and scope.

Interview with Charley Ridley — 2016
Charles Ridley speaks about what he terms the “evolutionary” model, which he developed out of Biodynamics.

Breath of Life Conference 2013 – Panel Discussion
Panel discussion featuring Emilie Conrad, Peter Levine, Lynne McTaggart, Stephen Porges, Michael Shea, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana and Daniel Siegel facilitated by Michael Kern at the end of the 2013 Breath of Life Conference in London.

Michael Kern & Katherine Ukleja — 2014 
Michael Kern and Katherine Ukleja sharing ideas about the relational nature of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.


Colorado School of Energy Studies

School of Inner Health

The Karuna Institute


Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust

Body Intelligence Training

Dynamic Stillness

Touch of Presence


Milne Institute

Upledger Institute International


The International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT)

The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA)