Franklyn Sills Biography. Having originally studied medical sciences, Franklyn has a long history of study and clinical practice in psychotherapy as well as in biodynamic craniosacral therapy. His original psychotherapeutic orientation was in humanistic psychology, working with neo-Reichian and pre-natal and birth psychotherapy. He has studied and collaborated with Dr. William Emerson, one of the prime developers of pre and perinatal psychology. In the Karuna Institute’s Core Process Psychotherapy Trainings and MA programs, Franklyn offers his expertise through lecturing on Buddhist psychology, shock and trauma, pre-natal and birth psychology and object relations concepts. Franklyn has helped to develop the integrated paradigm of being and selfhood used in the Core Process training
Franklyn was a Buddhist monk under the most venerable Taungpulu Kaba Aye Sayadaw of Northern Burma, and also studied in the Zen and Taoist traditions. His experience in the cranial field has convinced him that the body must be included in any form of therapy. His published books include The Polarity Process, Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, and most recently Being and Becoming, Psychodynamics, Buddhism and the Origins of Selfhood. Franklyn offers teachings internationally, including America, Germany and Switzerland.