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Cherionna Menzam-Sills

Cherionna Menzam-Sills is a prenatal and birth therapist, movement therapist and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Drawing on over 45 years experience, her background includes an M.A. in Somatic Psychology (Dance/Movement Therapy) and a Ph.D. in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology, as well as Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, intensive study of BMC and Body-Mind Psychotherapy with Susan Aposhyan and 10 years intensive study with prenatal and birth psychotherapy pioneers, William Emerson and Ray Castellino. She worked intensively with founder of Continuum, Emilie Conrad for the last decade of her life. Emilie authorized her to teach Continuum in 2007.

Cherionna has also practiced Craniosacral Therapy since 1991. She began teaching Biodynamic Cranosacral Therapy in 2007 after completing and assisting two-year foundation trainings with John and Anna Chitty, with whom she apprenticed to become a teacher. In 2008 she and Biodynamics pioneer Franklyn Sills began a romantic relationship. Soon after this, Cherionna began assisting Franklyn in teaching foundation trainings and post-graduate seminars.

Marrying Franklyn Sills in 2010 brought Cherionna to the UK from where she began frequently teaching in Europe as well as continuing her trainings and workshops in Canada and the USA. This included becoming a senior tutor at the renounced Karuna Institute in the UK. These years of co-teaching with Franklyn and endless discussions about Biodynamics deepened Cherionna's understanding and practice of this beautiful work, which informed also her practices and teaching of Continuum and Pre- and Perinatal Therapy.

Cherionna's work is further informed by years of intensive Vipassana meditation practice and other mindfulness practices.

Cherionna has also authored of three books: The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics, Spirit into Form: Exploring Embryological Potential and Prenatal Psychology, and the forthcoming Birth as Shadow: Shining Light on Prenatal and Birth Experiences

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