Craniosacral Books


BCST Course Required Reading

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Vol. 1Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Vol. 1
by Franklyn Sills (UPDATED)

Required in the Craniosacral Program

Summary of the Biodynamic approach; Volume One gives basic principles and theory; totally re-done in 2011
Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Vol. 2Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Vol. 2
by Franklyn Sills (UPDATED)

Required in the Craniosacral Program

Summary of the Biodynamic approach; Volume Two gives applications; totally re-done in 2013
Dancing with Yin and YangDancing with Yin and Yang
by John Chitty
$29.95

Required in Polarity and Craniosacral Foundation Programs

This new approach to mental wellness shows how the universal principles of nature, known as Yin and Yang in the wisdom traditions, can be applied to psychology. General principles and specific applications are provided, including a fresh view of Fritz Perls' famous two-chair Gestalt method and a concise illustrated summary of Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory.

Learn more about Dancing with Yin and Yang here.

Interface: Mechanisms of Spirit in OsteopathyInterface: Mechanisms of Spirit in Osteopathy
by Paul Lee, D.O.

Required in the Craniosacral Program

Summarizes the esoteric origins of Osteopathy, including a biography of its founder, A. T. Still
In an Unspoken VoiceIn an Unspoken Voice
by Peter Levine

Required in the Craniosacral Program

This is the basis for our approach to working with trauma and autonomic nervous system states.
Atlas of Human AnatomyAtlas of Human Anatomy
by Frank H. Netter, MD

This book or an equivalent anatomy text is required in the Craniosacral Program.

Artistic anatomy textbook used in our course lectures. (5th Edition)

Other Recommended Books about Craniosacral Therapy

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Cranio-Sacral-SELF-WavesCranio-Sacral-SELF-Waves
by Olaf Korpiun

New in 2011, explores a very promising hypothesis for a scientific explanation for primary respiration, plus gives innovative practical applications from the biomechancial approach.
Anatomy of PotencyAnatomy of Potency
by Nicholas Handoll, DO

Explores the question of what is causing the tiny movement of Primary Respiration; includes an easy-to-read introduction to quantum physics.
Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the DuraCraniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura
by John E. Upledger, DO

Excellent overview of Upledger's ideas, by the founder of CranioSacral Therapy who brought Sutherland’s concepts from their osteopathic origins into large-scale public awareness and acceptance.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Volume OneBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Volume One
by Michael J. Shea

Wide-ranging explorations about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy; includes commentary about psychological implications.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Volume TwoBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Volume Two
by Michael J. Shea

Continuing discussion from Vol. 1
Cranio-Sacral-SELF-WavesBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Volume Three
by Michael J. Shea

Continuing discussion from Vol. 1 & II
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Volume FourBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Volume Four
by Michael J. Shea

Continuing discussion from Vol. 1, II, and III
Cranial IntelligenceCranial Intelligence
by Ged Sumner and Steve Haines

A course manual for the New Zealand-based Body Intelligence training
The Heart of Listening : A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Vol. 1The Heart of Listening : A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Vol. 1
by Hugh Milne, DO

Creates a foundation for Milne's approach, including practitioner skills of meditative awareness.
The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Vol. 2The Heart of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Vol. 2
by Hugh Milne, DO

Continues from Vol. 1 with applications and discussion of therapeutic strategies.
Cranio-Sacral-SELF-WavesStillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice & the Evolution of Consciousness
by Charles Ridley

Observations and comments differentiating biodynamic from other craniosacral styles.
Cranial Manipulation: Theory and PracticeCranial Manipulation: Theory and Practice
by Leon Chaitow, DO

A thorough biomechanical-style summary.
Wisdom in the BodyWisdom in the Body
by Michael Kern, DO.

Required in the Craniosacral Program

Best first-read for the Biodynamic Concept

BCST CDs

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Vol. 1Primary Respiration Animations CD
by Charles Swenson

Beautiful animations of primary respiration in the cranium
Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics Vol. 13D Cranio: Craniosacral Movement in 3D
by Edward Muntinga

CD with dozens of computer animations of the movements of primary respiration in each bone of the head, spine and pelvis.

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