Dr Cherionna Menzam-Sills
Cherionna Menzam-Sills PhD is a prenatal and birth therapist, movement therapist and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Drawing on over 40 years experience, her background includes a Ph.D. in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology, as well as having practiced as a dance/movement psychotherapist, occupational therapist, and bodywork/massage therapist. Passionate about pre- and perinatal psychology and therapy, she studied intensively for ten years with prenatal and birth therapy pioneers, William Emerson and Ray Castellino, including assisting Ray in his clinic for babies, children and families for 4 years. She also worked intensively with founder of Continuum, Emilie Conrad who authorized her to teach the mindful movement practice of Continuum in 2007. Her work is further informed by years of intensive Vipassana meditation practice and other mindfulness practices.
Cherionna has taught graduate students in both Somatic Psychology and Prenatal and Birth Psychology at Naropa University and the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. She has also taught Embryology through movement for over 20 years. She has taught Continuum and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy across North America and Europe, often with her husband, Franklyn Sills. These courses often include a pre- and perinatal aspect. Cherionna has published chapters on early development in volumes one and two of Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, has authored The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics, and is author of the soon-to-be published book, Fluid and Cosmos: Embodying Our Original Embryological Potential, which explores embryological development and associated prenatal psychology.
Originally from Canada, Cherionna lives in Devon, UK, with Franklyn. A Senior Tutor at Karuna Institute, her private practice currently focuses on supervision and mentoring, often online, as well as small womb surround process workshops. Cherionna is committed in her work & life to embodied presence.
Past and Current Confer Events
Saturday 7 March 2020 - London
Pre and Perinatal Emotional Health
Saturday 8 December 2018