Healing resources that support craniosacral therapy:
- Heart Math – Reduce stress and get into “coherence” with simple technology that measures heart rate variability. The website is also full of compelling information about the role of stress and wellness on physical and mental health.
- Kate Mackinnon – Kate’s book makes understanding craniosacral easy and includes practical self-help tips.
- Healing from the Core – Suzanne Scurlock-Durana’s books go to the core of the heart of healing and explains how to create an environment where profound healing can occur in your life.
- Healing Music Now – Traditional healer and musician Scott Sheerin offers healing music drawn from the living spirit of nature.
Pregnancy & Postpartum
- Birthing from Within – I highly recommend Pam England’s books and practices during pregnancy.
- Mindful Birthing – Nancy Bardacke’s book and meditation tracks are invaluable resources during pregnancy and beyond.
- Evidence Based Birth – Are you finding it difficult to digest evidence on many topics surrounding pregnancy and want to do your own research? Look no further!
- Spinning Babies – Increased pelvic mobility and balance can lead to more optimal fetal positioning for birth which can lead to easier, more efficient labors. Plus, the exercises feel good to do during pregnancy!
- Momma Strong – Daily 15 minute workouts for pregnancy and postpartum that focus on strength building and feeling good in your ever-changing body!
- What Babies Want: A documentary – Connect more deeply to your baby during pregnancy and postpartum.
Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia):
- Luna Lactation – IBCLC Melissa Cole has an extensive tongue tie section of her resources page as well as helpful you tube videos on minimally invasive post-care.
- Ankyloglossia Bodyworkers – Understand the importance of bodywork in resolving ankyloglossia and gain more tools and understanding to support the process. On Instagram: @tummytime4tonguetie, @tonguetiedbabies
- After care for wound site – This is Dr. Ghaheri’s after care protocol, which is considered the gold standard.
Optimal Movement & Sensory Development:
- Tummy Time Method – My teacher Michelle Emanual’s body of work. Michelle is an occupational therapist and craniosacral therapist with over twenty years of experience with the pre-crawling baby. The tummy time method is supportive for all babies, and especially babies who are having trouble breastfeeding, have symptoms of reflux, digestive issues or “colic,” and/or are uncomfortable on their bellies. On instagram: @tummytime4tonguetie, @tummytimemethod On Facebook:
- Pathways – Supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, pathways has information on optimal development, how to support it, and explanations and images of all developmental milestones.
- Mama OT – Tips and tricks for those who care for children, written by a pediatric occupational therapist and Mom. This is a great resource for getting more information choosing baby gear wisely.
- Sweet Sleep – This is especially relevant for breastfeeding families. It is an evidence based guide to safe sleep practices and more by the La Leche League.
- The No Cry Sleep Solution – Elizabeth Pantley’s books, articles and handouts are full of practical and respectful approaches to sleep challenges and more.
- Nighttime weaning support & the family bed – Dr. Jay Gordon
- The Gentle Sleep Book – Gentle, no tears sleep solutions for exhausted parents of newborns to five-year-olds.
- Hand in Hand Parenting – The importance of deep listening and presence and how this helps babies and young children sleep.