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Craniosacral Biodynamics
The History of Craniosacral Biodynamics

Craniosacral Biodynamics - a brief history Part 4

Former American students and teaching colleagues such as John and Anna Chitty, Mary Louise and Christopher Muller, Elizabeth Hammond, Kathleen Morrow, Roger Gilchrest, Deborah Bochinski, Scott Zamurut and Sharon Porter have also developed the work in their own ways and are active in teaching both in America and around the world. Other teachers, such as Cherionna Menzam, Gary Peterson, Jan Pemberton and Margaret Rosenau, have now been accredited as biodynamic teachers in North America via the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association, an organization originally started by former students of Franklyn's. Likewise, Ged Sumner and Steve Haines, who trained at the CTET in London, are also teaching, developing and spreading the work around the world. Likewise, Bhadrena Tschumi Gemin and Kavi Gemin have introduced Craniosacral Biodynamic trainings in different countries in Europe, India, Australia and Japan and have developed a 2-year pediatric training. Finally, Dominique Degranges, a former student and colleague of Franklyn's has developed a wonderful teaching program in Wintertur, Switzerland for Craniosacral Biodynamics and pre- and perinatal therapy. Dominique is also the illustrator for Franklyn's biodynamic texts.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a growing and vital field and practitioner organizations have been developed around the world. In 2007, a new organization, the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) was developed on the initiation of a number of American schools. This organization is meant to encourage a schools-based approach to teaching the work and to provide schools with a worldwide collegiate community for sharing information, teaching approaches and experiences of the work. Franklyn still teaches at the Karuna Institute in Devon England, and is also involved in ongoing trainings in New York City. Franklyn also offers post-graduate courses for accredited Craniosacral Therapists.

Franklyn has written two new texts for students and practitioners of a biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy, Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, volumes one and two, North Atlantic Press. Franklyn has also helped develop Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness-based psychotherapy form, and has written a text for the psychotherapy field, called Being and Becoming, Psychodynamics, Buddhism and the Origins of Selfhood. He has also written an early text on Polarity Therapy, The Polarity Process. Franklyn would like to acknowledge the wonderful support and help offered by North Atlantic Books over the years.

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