Reference List for Certification Training


Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th Edition
Including Student Consult Interactive Ancillaries and Guides
Frank H. Netter

Cranial Intelligence
A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Ged Sumner and Steve Haines

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Vol. 1
The Breath of Life and Fundamental Skills
Franklyn Sills

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Vol. 2
The Sentient Embryo, Tissue Intelligence, and Trauma Resolution
Franklyn Sills

Dancing with Yin and Yang
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Psychotherapy, and Randolph Stone’s Polarity Therapy
John Chitty

Waking the Tiger
Healing Trauma
Peter Levine

My Grandmother’s Hands
Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies
Resmaa Menakem

Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Animals
Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Elements of a Successful Therapeutic Business
Robyn Scherr, Kate MacKinnon

The Ethics of Caring
Finding Right Relationship With Clients for Profound, Transformative Work in Our Professional Healing Relationships  – Kylea Taylor

The Human Brain Coloring Book

Marian C. Diamond and Arnold B. Scheibel


Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy
The main textbook by the originator of the Cranial Concept
William Garner Sutherland

Contributions of Thought
Shows the progression of Sutherland’s ideas over the span of 50 years
William Garner Sutherland

With Thinking Fingers
The Story of William Garner Sutherland (written by William’s wife)
Adah Strand Sutherland

The Breath of Life
An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics
Cherionna Menzam-Sills

The Stillness of Life
The Osteopathic Philosophy of Rollin E. Becker, D.O.
Rollin E. Becker

Life in Motion
The Osteopathic Vision of Rollin E. Becker, D.O.
Rollin E. Becker

Mechanisms of Spirit in Osteopathy
R. Paul Lee

In An Unspoken Voice
How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Peter A. Levine

The Open-Focus Brain
Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body
Les Fehmi and Jim Robbins

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection
Deb Dana

The New Science of Personal Transformation
Daniel J. Siegel

The Field
The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
Lynne McTaggart

Braiding Sweetgrass
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Liberated to the Bone
Histories, Bodies, Futures
Susan Raffo



  • Human Skull Model

Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th Edition
Including Student Consult Interactive Ancillaries and Guides
Frank H. Netter

Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura
John E. Upledger



  • Disarticulated Human Skull Model

Anatomy Trains
Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists
Thomas W. Myers

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
Subscription to over 330 videos of expertly dissected human anatomic specimens

Visible Body (or similar app)
Apps that provide a world of anatomy and physiology visuals and reference text