Franklyn Sills is the co-director of the Karuna Institute, a retreat and teaching center that offers trainings in Craniosacral Therapy as well as a MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, a form of therapy that integrates Western developmental concepts with Buddhist psychology and practice. He teaches on both the Craniosacral and Core Process Psychotherapy programs offered by the Institute. Originally a student of the medical sciences, Franklyn's background includes psychodynamic and humanistic therapies in addition to the bodywork forms he is known for pioneering, Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral Biodynamics. He has been a formative influence in the biodynamic craniosacral therapy field. Franklyn was ordained as a Buddhist monk under the Ven. Taungpulu Kaba Abye Sayadaw of northern Burma and considers Buddhist teachings the foundation of his approach. He lives in Devon, England, with his family. Cherionna Menzam, PhD, contributed two chapters to Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics. She is accredited by the biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America as a teacher and has a PhD in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
"Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics: The Breath of Life and
Fundamental Skills V. One provides a fine somatic approach to
well-being and biodynamic craniosacral therapy, known for its
gentleness and effectiveness in treating traumas and imbalances. It
depends on the practitioner's ability to enter a state of presence
oriented to the client's capacity to heal, so training involves
learning not just anatomy and physiology, but psychology skills.
This comes from a therapist who offers students and practitioners a
step-by-step guide to mastering the skills key to a biodynamic
approach, and presents further developments in the field since the
publication of his first textbook Craniosacral Biodynamics.
Any interested in exercises and training in this area will find
this a fine, specific guide to its therapeutic process."
--Midwest Book Review