Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Books

Overview Books

Gilchrist, R. (2006).  Craniosacral therapy and the energetic body.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Kern, M. (2005).  Wisdom in the body:  The craniosacral approach to essential health. Murrieta, Calif.  Berkeley, CA.: Pacific Distributing; North Atlantic Books

Intermediate Books

Becker, R. E. (1997).  Life in motion.  Portland, OR: Rudra Press

Becker, R. E. (2000).  Stillness of life:  The osteopathic philosophy of Rollin E. Becker, D.O.  Portland, OR: Stillness Press

Chila, A. (2010)  Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd Edition

Shea, M. (2007).  Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Volume 1. Berkeley, CA: NorthAtlantic Books

Shea, M. (2008).  Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Volume 2.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books

Shea, M. (2010).  Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Volume 3. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Shea, M. (2012).  Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Volume 4. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Shea, M. (2013).  Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, Volume 5. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Sills, F. (2011).  Foundations in craniosacral biodynamics:  Volume 1: The breath of life and fundamental skills.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Sills, F. (2012).  Foundations in craniosacral biodynamics:  Volume 2: The sentient embryo, tissue intelligence, and trauma resolution. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Sumner, G. & Haines, S. (2010).  Cranial intelligence London: Singing Dragon, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Related BCT Books

Bohm, D. (2002).  Wholeness and the implicate order.  New York, NY: Routledge

Cornell, A.W. (1996).  The power of focusing:  A practical guide to emotional self-healing. New Harbinger Publications

Doige, Norman (2007).  The brain that changes itself:  Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science.  London, UK: Penguin Books

Fehmi, L., & Robbins, J. (2008).  Open focus brain:  Harnessing the power of attention to heal mind and body.  Trumpeter Publications.

Gendlin, E.  (1982).  Focusing.  Bantam New Age Books.

Handoll, N.(2000).  Anatomy of potency.  Hereford, England; Osteopathic Supplies Ltd.

Jealous, J.  The biodynamics of osteopathy.  54 audio CDs on various aspects of biodynamic osteopathy in the cranial field.  (Available from or from

Lee, R. P.(2005).  Interface:  Mechanisms of the spirit in osteopathy. Portland, OR: Stillness Press

Lever, R (2013).  At the still point of the turning world:  The art and philosophy of osteopathy.  United Kingdom: Handspring Publishing Limited

Lipton, B. (2007).  The biology of belief:  Unleashing the power of consciousness, matter & miracles.  Hay House Publishers.

Maté, G.:  The following four videos (and others) are available on U-Tube
Part 1 of 3: 
 Gabor Maté & TZM Vancouver- What Promotes Positive Health? – Pt 1. Gabor Maté
Part 2 of 3:  Dr. Gabor Maté: When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection 2 of 2
Part 3 of 3:  Democracy Now! 2010-02-15 Dr. Gabor Maté Part 3 Dr. Gabor Maté: Attachment and Brain Development

McTaggart, L. (2002).  The field:  The quest for the secret force of the universe. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.

Oschman, J.  (2000).  Energy medicine:  The scientific basis. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Parker, L. A. (2004).  Polyvagal theory: What is it & why should we care? Available from

Pert, C. (1997).  Molecules of emotion:  The science behind mind-body medicine. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster

Porges, S. (2011)  The polyvagal theory:  Neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication, and self-regulation.  W.W. Norton & Company.

Seifriz, W. (1954)  Protoplasm of a slime mold (DVD). Available from

Sheldrake, R.(2009).  Morphic resonance:  The nature of formative causation. Park Street Press.

Siegel, D. (2010).  Mindsight:   The new science of personal transformation.  Bantam.

Sills, F. (2008 ). Being and Becoming: Psychodynamics, Buddhism, and the Origins of Selfhood

Sills, F. (2001).  The polarity process:  Energy as a healing art. Berkeley, CA:  North Atlantic Books.

Stone, R.  (1999).  Health Building:  The conscious art of living well. Summertown, TN:  Book Publishing Company

Supplementary Reading, Audio & Visual

Arbuckle, B. E. (1994).  The selected writings of Beryl E. Arbuckle. Indianapolis, IN: American Academy of Osteopathy.

Barral, J. P., & Croibier, A. (1999).  Trauma:  An osteopathic approach. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press.

Barral, J. P., & Croibier, A. (2008).  Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves

Chaitow, L. (2010).  Palpation and assessment skills:  Assessment through touch3rd Ed. London: Churchill Livingstone.

Chaitow, L. (2005).  Cranial manipulation theory and practice, 2nd Ed. London: Churchill Livingstone.

Cohen, D. (1996).  An introduction to craniosacral therapy:  Anatomy, function and treatment.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Comeaux, Z. (2002).  Robert Fulford, D.O. and the philosopher physician. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press.

Feely, R. A. (1988).  Clinical cranial osteopathy:  Selected readings. Indianapolis, ID: Cranial Academy.

Frymann, V. M. (1998).  Collected papers of Viola M. Frymann, D.O.;  Legacy of osteopathy to children.  Indianapolis: American Academy of Osteopathy.

Fulford, R. (2003).  Are we on the path?  The collected works of Robert C. Fulford.Indianapolis, IN: The Cranial Academy.

Fulford, R., & Stone, G. (1996).  Dr. Fulford’s touch of life:  The healing power of the natural life force.  New York: Pocket Books.

Korpiun, O. (2011).  Cranio-sacral SELF waves:  A scientific approach to craniosacral therapy.  Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Lewis, J. (2012). A.T. Still.  From the dry bone to the living man. Blaenau Ffestiniog, UK: Dry Bone Press.

Liem, T. (2004).  Cranial osteopathy:  Principles and practice.  New York, NY: Elsevier.

Liem, T. (2009).  Cranial osteopathy, a practical textbook.  Seattle, WA: Eastland Press.

Magoun, H. I., & Foundation, S. C. T. (1997).  Osteopathy in the cranial field, 1st Ed. .Cincinnati, OH: C.J. Krehbiel Company.

Milne, H. (1995).  The heart of listening:  A visionary approach to craniosacral work Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Muntinga, E.  3D Cranio: Craniosacral movement in 3D  (DVD).  Edward Muntinga.

Pick, M. G. (1999).  Cranial sutures:  Analysis, morphology & manipulative strategies. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press.

Still, A. T. (1992).  Osteopathy:  Research & practice Seattle, WA: Eastland Press.

Still, A. T. (1995).  Philosophy of osteopathyIndianapolis, IN: American Academy of Osteopathy.

Still, S. T. (1991).  Early osteopathy in the words of A.T. Still. Kirksville, MO: Thomas Jefferson University Press.

Stone, C. (1999).  Science in the art of osteopathy:  Osteopathic principles and practice. Cheltenham, U.K.: Stanley Thornes.

Sutherland, W. G. (1939). The cranial bowl (First ed.).  Mankato, MN: Free Press Co.

Sutherland, A. S. (1962).  With thinking fingers.  Indianapolis, IN: The Cranial Academy.

Sutherland, W. G. (1990).  Teachings in the science of osteopathy. Portland: Rudra Press.

Sutherland, W. G. (1998). Contributions of thought:  The collected writings of William Garner Sutherland, D.O.  Portland: Rudra Press.

Swenson, C.  Primary Respiration Animations (DVD).  Charles Swenson. (Available from

Upledger, J. E., & Vredevoogd, J. D. (1983).  Craniosacral therapyChicago, IL: Eastland Press.

Upledger, J. E. (1987).  Craniosacral therapy II:  Beyond the duraSeattle: Eastland Press.