Susan G Hall

MA,CMT,RCST

About Me

Somatic trauma release, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, and Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy have been my primary professional focus since 1999. I have studied many healing modalities over the past 36 years but somatic developmental trauma release and biodynamic craniosacral therapy and their ability to facilitate healing of developmental trauma, somatic trauma, stress-related illness, and imbalances of all kinds, has offered the most profound and effective healing I have ever encountered.


Currently, I  have a private practice offering both zoom and in person sessions for biodynamic craniosacral therapy and somatic developmental healing sessions.  I work with infants, children and adults of all ages on a broad range of issues including acute and chronic pain of any kind, chronic stress, migraine, TMJ dysfunction, post traumatic stress disorder, autoimmune disorders, anxiety and depression, learning disabilities, autism and asperger syndromes, recovery from surgery, cancer, fractures, sprains, scoliosis, heavy metal toxicity, birth trauma issues, breastfeeding difficulties, pre and peri natal imprint healing, and many more conditions. 

Somatically oriented developmental sessions can help with the resolution of early difficult imprints from conception through gestation, birth and the post natal period. Through attachment theory, pre and perinatal psychology, somatic research and interpersonal neurobiology, we now know that it is possible to heal even very early imprints that may still be profoundly influencing the health of our adult relationships, our physical and emotional well being, and may keep us from fully realizing our own life purpose. I have found that understanding this period of time is crucial for working therapeutically with people of all ages, including infants, children, families and adults. 


Beginning in January of 2022 I will periodically be offering Womb Surrounds or Birthing Yourself Process Workshops (developed by Ray Castellino and expanded on by Myrna Martin) that meet once a week over a 5 week period in a small group format. These are very safe and gentle small group experiences on zoom, organized around a particular format and guided by principles of safety in which participants set an intention of healing for themselves, and with skilled facilitation and the support of the group members are gently able to release difficult imprints. Speaking from my own personal experience as a participant and facilitator, I can say that these experiences can be opportunities for surprising transformation and healing in a safe and gentle way.

Upcoming Womb Surrounds: Please email me at hall.health@gmail.com for registration information and assistance

"Participating in a process workshop is a rare opportunity to be in a safe circle with loving companions, all working towards re-claiming the health in our system. There is no safer or more supportive place to do one’s personal work."  Betsy H., retired sales director


Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, or BCST
, is my other primary professional modality. BCST is such a powerful healing modality because it helps people access their internal intelligence and health in order to find balance and healing from within at a very deep core level. It has the capacity to go beyond a focus on symptoms and health maintenance to find a resonance with our fundamental ability to heal from within. It utilizes the potency and intelligence of our own life force that is present throughout our lifetime, from conception to end of life. The therapy itself is very gentle, using hands-on touch to help the client "drop" into very relaxed physiological states that support our underlying health to accelerate the process of self-correction at the root level. Because of its gentleness and its activation of healing potencies within the body, it can be appropriate and effective for a very wide range of issues.


My Skills


My training began in psychology, with a BA and a Masters in counseling psychology. I then transitioned into bodywork of various kinds, including acupressure, massage, Jin Shin Do, infant massage, Reiki and various other bodywork techniques. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy, somatic trauma release work and pre and perinatal education have enabled me to effectively blend my psychological studies with my bodywork skills into a wholistic therapeutic modality I enjoy because of its gentleness, sensitivity and, most especially, its effectiveness in significantly helping people heal.

I have completed a 3 year professional training program in Advanced Pre and Perinatal Psychology (PPN) with Myrna Martin and the Health Wave Institute. I have also served as a Teaching Assistant in multiple 2 year-long foundation trainings in PPN work, and have assisted and facilitated numerous Womb Surrounds.

I am a Techniques Certified CranioSacral Therapist with The Upledger Institute and have completed 3 2.5 year training programs, one as a Teaching Assistant, at The Pacific Institute for Biodynamic Integration, and one as a Teacher in Training with Robyn Michelle Jones, past Board President of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. I am a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, and am an Approved Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Teacher with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. 

Teaching Craniosacral therapy has been a major component of my work. For two years, I taught a three month course on the fundamentals of Craniosacral therapy for the Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto. I have also offered seminars on doing distance craniosacral therapy, bcst for chronic fatigue, one and 2 day Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy classes through the Upledger Institute, the Body Therapy Center and The Healing Arts Institute as well as serving as a Teaching Assistant for a number of the Upledger Institute's Craniosacral Therapy courses. 


Articles & Books Written


www.craniosacraltherapy.org

www.Upledger.com

www.myrnamartin.net

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtz4lmq0m-M

Professional Associations / Memberships


American Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Health and Psychology, American CranioSacral Therapy Association, Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, International Association of Healthcare Practitioners