An Interview with Mike Boxhall

Yes, yes, I know: It has been awhile since I have made a post to this blog. My podcast project has taken on a life of its own, with thousands of downloads per month, so it has indeed been getting the majority of my attention for the last few months. But an opportunity to add content to the blog just came across my desk, so I thought I would post it for those of you who enjoy the dying art of reading written content. Personally, I love to read, but the younger generation has its own ideas …
In Episode 32 of the podcast I interviewed Mike Boxhall, a CST teacher from the UK. Mike has over 40 years of clinical and teaching experience in craniosacral therapy and other healing arts. He commissioned a transcript of our interview for submission to a publisher and recently sent me a lightly edited copy. I’ll include it today for your reference. Mike really is a treasure for our profession, and there are many nuggets of wisdom in this transcript. I hope you find it useful!
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Guest Author – Thomas Walker – Bones to Fluids: A Path to Understanding Wholeness

My most recent guest on The Craniosacral Podcast, Episode 22, was Thomas Walker. I’m happy to offer you a sample of his writing on the blog today. I just love how concise and readable this article is about Sutherland’s journey into deep fluidity. Enjoy!

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Guest Author Brian Tierney – Vitalism and Mechanism; Linguistic Biodynamics

My most recent guest on Episode 20 of The Craniosacral Podcast was Brian Tierney. In the interview Brian shared with us about his journey through the healing arts and influences in the field of craniosacral therapy. He is currently completing doctorate work in psychology and teaches for Body Intelligence. Here are two short writing samples from Brian relating to craniosacral therapy:

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Pitfalls on the Craniosacral Path

Today’s blog post will be a transcript from Episode 17 of The Craniosacral Podcast.

In this episode I answer a listener question about pitfalls to look out for on the professional path of craniosacral therapy. I elaborate on three of the larger challenges I have noticed: zealotry, disillusionment, and stagnation.

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Guest Author – Andrew Stones – “Osteopathic Adventures” pt. 1

Boy, have I got a treat for you!

Last month on The Craniosacral Podcast I featured an interview with a really dynamic British practitioner by the name of Andrew Stones. In order that I might better understand his background, Andrew sent me a sample of some of his writing that recounted some key periods in his development as an Osteopath and Craniosacral Therapist. I posted a portion of this writing in the show notes for the podcast, but upon reading the document in its entirety I really felt like my listeners and blog followers would enjoy reading the whole thing. Andrew has graciously given me permission to post it here. Get ready to hear things about cranial work you have never heard before! I will spread it out over two posts. Enjoy –

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Q&A – Moving from Upledger to Biodynamics, Verbal Interactions

Hello Everyone! Well, I’m in full-swing with The Craniosacral Podcast now, and it has been a lot of fun so far. Producing a podcast does require a good amount of time, however, and I find myself in the process of learning how to better alot my time in order to maintain consistency with the multiple craniosacral-related projects I have given birth to. With that in mind I am going to “borrow” from the podcast for today’s blog offering by posting a transcription of a portion of the latest episode. In this episode I answer two questions from podcast listeners. One is about transitioning from the Upledger approach into biodynamics, and the other is about verbally interacting with the client.

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Announcing the Craniosacral Podcast

I am happy to announce that a project I have been working on for the last three months is finally coming to fruition. That project is The Craniosacral Podcast.

In the podcast I interview numerous practitioners and teachers of craniosacral therapy in order to share information about the intricacies of craniosacral clinical practice. The interviews are really informative, and I believe they will help you to integrate craniosacral therapy into your daily life in a more effective manner.

You can listen at the home page or on iTunes. It is also available on the Stitcher app for Android users.

I hope that you will check out the show and choose to subscribe so that you do not miss any of the great guests I have lined up for interviews!

I have put a lot of time and energy into this venture so that you can stay connected to the leaders in our field, as well as your peers who are out there doing the work on a day-to-day basis in a clinical setting.

Please take a moment to listen and send me your feedback!


Biodynamic Craniosacral Exercise – Fluidity, Midlines, and Horizon

Hi everyone! Thanks for checking in. People frequently ask me for recordings of classroom meditations and table exercises, so I thought I would post a live recording from a recent biodynamic craniosacral class I taught in Austin, Texas. In this recording I take students through a basic exploration of grounding, fluidity, biodynamic midlines, and the field of creative possibility encompassed by the horizon.

This exercise is meant for those who have had some academic instruction in (and sensory experience with) Primary Respiration. I do not “teach” much in this audio track. It is very slow and spacious by design, with the intention being to give the learner an opportunity to comfortably explore biodynamic concepts presented earlier in class.

This is meant to be listened to while in sensory contact with Primary Respiration. Enjoy!

Stepping Into the Biodynamic Fluid Body

This is a spontaneous talk I recorded in 2014 while sitting inside the Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States. I did it while on a mini vacation, at the end of a day of hiking. I discuss some fundamental aspects of the fluid body, and walk you through a quick exercise to build a felt sense of it. I recently found it on my hard drive and thought it might be helpful for some of you. For those of you who prefer to read, I have included a transcription. But listening to it is so much better!

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