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3 to 4 day courses

We also offer several courses to further your knowledge on specific topics. Take a look at the calendar below for a complete list of the courses that are currently scheduled.

Course descriptions

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Jean-Paul Höppner, DO, Belgium


Jean-Paul Höppner started studying anatomy and embryology in 1982. As a native-speaking German, he has full access to the contents of Professor Erich Blechschmidt’s literature, which he has carefully studied since 1985. As an osteopath familiar with the concepts of form and function, he is able to describe anatomy through pictures, which come alive through the explanation and application of Blechschmidt’s metabolic fields. From 1987 to 1996, Jean-Paul was an assistant in the Department of Experimental Anatomy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, and since 1993 he has organized dissection seminars for osteopaths at the University of Heidelberg.

From 1994 to 2000, Jean-Paul taught anatomy, embryology, and clinical practice in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. Since 2003, he has taught postgraduate seminars in Europe under the titles, “Anatomy & Ontogenesis of the Human within the Osteopathic Field” and “Morphogenic Fields as a Basis within Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Course:

This four-part course will examine and explain the concepts of embryology according to Blechschimdt, one of only a few embryologists who examined human embryos Each part of the course is 3.5 days in length.

Most embryological lectures are typically limited to descriptions of the earliest forms of the human shape—but a clear and useful explanation regarding the beginning of metabolic function is usually missing. By contrast, Blechschmidt’s descriptions of the metabolic and morphokinetic fields provide a dynamic explanation for all the metabolic events of embryonic life. This information not only leads to an extended theoretical knowledge, but it can also be diagnostically and therapeutically useful in osteopathy.

The four seminars within the course are presented consistent with the chronology of development:

Part 1: Basic principles of the metabolism fields - July 14-17, 2016

In the first seminar, the basic principles and mechanisms of embryonic development are illustrated, focusing on the metabolic fields during the first two weeks of development. Several examples will show that analogies exist between the osteopathic concept and Blechschmidt’s concept. At the same time, the practical meaning of osteopathy from diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives will be explained in detail.

Part 2: Homunculus neurocranii - February 2-5, 2017

In the second seminar, we study the development of the nervous system in a broad context, comparable to the study of osteopathy and the cranio-vertebro-sacral system. The nervous system is discussed first because it is the first organ system that clearly differentiates. The application of the early metabolic fields is discussed as it complements the late (morphokinetic) metabolic fields. The meaning of such terms as dura-girdles are clarified, and such structures as the zygoma take on new meanings.

Part 3: Homunculus viscerocranii - July 6-9, 2017

In the third seminar, the theme is the study of osteopathy and the visceral system. After examining the neurocranii, the study continues with descriptions of the various digestive organs. A clear distinction is drawn between the concepts of metabolism and digestion. Partly for this reason, these organs obtain new overall meaning.

Part 4: Homunculus interni - January 11-14, 2018

The fourth seminar, covering vascular–urogenital–parietal osteopathy, is the final part of the course. It will become clear to students that these organs and organ systems form as a result of the previous two homunculi. This has concrete consequences for the daily practice of osteopathy.

Suitable for anyone at any level.

Registration will open soon. Watch for further announcements.
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Anne-Julie Morand D.O.


Clinician and lecturer in Obstetrics and Urogynecology at the «College d’Études Osteopathiques of Montreal (CEO) », and affiliated Colleges (Vancouver, Halifax) as well as international speaker.

She earned a Bachelor's degree in Neuropsychology from McGill University (2002) and a Bachelor of Osteopathy (Hons University of Wales.) In order to obtain her diploma in Osteopathy (DO), she completed a thesis concerning "stress, the HPA axis and caregivers" Behavioral aspects and coherence have long been a strong interest of hers.

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During this seminar, ANNE-JULIE Morand, D.O. (Qc) takes you through the various theories surrounding the neuro-psycho-endocrine-immune reality and their inter-relationships with health mechanisms and more particularly the central chain, in order to learn practical applications for patients so that they regain a more focused and healthy balance on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Here is a practical integration of Neurosciences applied to Osteopathy.
SYNOPSIS OF COURSE

SYNOPSIS OF COURSE

Theory

  • Review of the knowledge in neuroscience allowing to develop a comprehensive health profile on the mental, emotional and spiritual level.
  • Development of neuro-endocrine-immune dynamics and their interactions on a systemic level. Neurobiophysiologiques considerations
  • Establishing the Dynamics of mechanisms and their links with the neuro-endocrine-immune unit.
  • The central chain, the tree of life: its creation, its role, its repercussions among the living, specific interactions with the neuro-endocrine-immune unit.
  • Proposed approaches permitting greater harmony of the unit and the use of state of centration as a therapeutic tool.
  • Application in different cases presenting dysfunctions affecting the neuro-endocrine-immune unit.

Practice

  • Methods enabling a better state of availability of the patient / centration
  • Systematic work allowing to evaluate and to treat the interaction of the anterior and posterior unit in unison with the central range: the somatosensory links visceral somatic and visceral tethers, vegetative segmentations, vasomotion and hormonal interactions.
  • Assessment and treatment of the vascular dysfunction of the vascular three, linked to the psycho-neuro-endocrine-immune system (the system polyvagal, the trigeminal, the Hypotalamo Pituitary-axes and associated networks ...)
  • Integration within the natural synergies of the body to regain an autoregulation dynamic.
  • Unification body / heart / mind
New feelings, new techniques, new vocabulary. Anne-Julie offers through neuroscience a journey that might seem familiar, as Universality is found there."
Hélène Leray, Osteopath, Paris.

Presented by: Geneviève Forget

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Objectives:

  • Improve the quality of presence and therapeutic interaction with the Being expressing himself within his vehicle.
  • Improve the quality of discernment and decisional process in the therapeutic choice of intervention.

TOPICS:

  • Perception of the Being within the vehicle and its various realms of expression within the different levels of matter and mechanisms
  • Appreciation of the anchor or barrier versus secondary elements using the questioning method from Sutherland and the Life field (Fulfort)

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP:

• Perception of the vehicle vs. perception of the animated, invested vehicle
• Perception of the possibility of health vs. perception of dysfunction
• Perception of inertia from the perspective of the possibility of health of the person
• Perception of the functional state of a mechanism or level, while staying in contact with the being, inside his vehicle, observing the inertia from the perspective of health :

  • PRM
  • Central chain
  • Fascia body
  • Liquid body
  • Vibration body
• Perception of the main anchor vs. secondary elements

  • From the systematic appreciation of the state of various mechanisms
  • From the questioning method
  • From the life field
• Addressing the various anchor points during the therapeutic process to reach global still point, unfolding, reinvesting and transmutation towards health and resolution.

Geneviève Forget D.O. is a renowned professor at the Collège, international speaker, member of the Executive council of the CEO and winner of the Andrew T. Still grant. She has taught this course in different campuses in Canada and in Europe. This course has been very well received, enabling the participants to find the primary cause(s) using the life field, and giving them the opportunity to fully palpate at each level. A must-do seminar.

Presented by: Dr. Teara Ashby

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Course Description:

This course will review the concepts and objectives of osseous, articular and soft tissue orthopedic evaluations. We will also review the components of the central and peripheral nervous systems to differentiate various pathologies. Orthopedic and neurological tests will be explored to identify red flags and funnel pertinent information toward a diagnosis and plan of management. These concepts will then be applied to clinical cases.
At the end of this course the student should have confidence in the knowledge and skill set required for a professionally competent clinical examination.

Objectives:

  1. Review the Concepts and Objectives of Osseous, Articular and Soft Tissue Orthopedic Assessments
  2. Review the Components of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems in Traumatic and Pathological Conditions
  3. Explore Diagnostic Tests Used in Clinical Orthopedic and Neurological Examinations
  4. Identify Red Flags that Require Referral to Other Health Care Providers
  5. Develop a Comprehensive System of Evaluation to Funnel Information Toward a Diagnosis and Plan of Management
  6. Practice the Concepts of Orthopedic and Neurological Evaluations on Clinical Cases
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René BRIEND D.O. M.R.O.F.

Osteopathe

Born in 1946, and graduated from the Institut William Garner Sutherland in Paris (1979). He was certified by the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (U.S.A.) in 1997, is a member of the osteopathic Cranial Academy (U.S.A.) and of the American Academy of Osteopathy. A student of Jacques Andréva DUVAL D.O. (Paris), who was a direct student of Dr Rollin E. BECKER D.O. (U.S.A.), René BRIEND also studied with Dr James JEALOUS D.O. (U.S.A). He has been teaching since 1979 and transmits his knowledge in many school in France and abroad.

As part of the continuing education program in osteopathy, he has been teaching the biokinetic and biodynamic approaches in the science of osteopathy since 1999 in France, in Europe (Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland) and in Russia.

The approach suggested by René BRIEND is a deeper understanding of the osteopathic concepts brought forth by Andrew Taylor STILL, William Garner SUTHERLAND and Rollin E.BECKER, based on clinical anatomy, the study of embryology, the direct perception of nature’s laws, the therapeutic power of Dynamic Immobility, the Long Tide and the Mid Tide, the involuntary auto-correction, the self-healing forces inherent to the body, etc.

His teaching program emphasizes the auto-regulation phenomenon, associated with the Original Potency and the intent of the Breath of Life.

UN RETOUR A L’ESSENTIEL DE LA SCIENCE DE L’OSTEOPATHIE :
William Garner Sutherland D.O. and Rollin E. Becker D.O.'s teachings


W.G. SUTHELAND brought many changes to the conceptualization of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, mainly starting in 1942, and later on, in 1948 where he developed a physiological and therapeutic model based on clinical anatomy, on the direct perception of the laws of nature, the therapeutic power of the Tide (small and long tide) and of the dynamic Stillness of the Breath of Life, the involuntary auto correction and the self healing forces inherent to the body. This approach is an auto regulaiton phenomenon, associated to the Original Force, to Intention and to the Power of the Breath of Life. The Form of the human body is intimately linked to Life ; it is a manifestation of the conscience of the Breath of Life that permeates the fluids and activates them. It is the precursor of the function and the structure. Wasn't it Leonardo Da Vinci who called human anatomy "the divine geometry"? Embryologists, particularly E. Blechschmidt (M.D.) and R.F. Gasser (Ph.D.), in their book Biokinetics and Biodynamics of the Human Differentiation, are conscious of the presence of a fluidic force, cosmic and universal, inside the basic protoplasmic substance of the embryo. These forces, that create the Form of the human body, are not under the control of the genetic fields, but of the Primary Respiration and its different levels of expression and manifestation that generate and sustain the process' on life. « Life is a Substance, a universal unlimited Substance; it fills each atom of all the spaces of the Universe. Life is Wisdom, the power and the movement of all. Life in man is that of a man, and the body the empire he controls... Why not use this Power he who can and he who is willing to...?» (A.T. Still D.O.) The Breath of Life is universal and its Presence is the manifestation of a Higher Consciousness. We are conceived the "Know" the Breath of Life. It is the emanation of a divine essence. Let's not search for it... it is there inside us and around us. This teaching program, fundamental and clinical, is taught with the upmost respect and deep love for the "essence" of Osteopathy. Its objective is to preserve and to bring back to date aspects of a traditional osteopathic model that is constantly evolving. It is specially conceived for practitioner having had training in Cranial Osteopathy. This road back to the "essential" knowledge in Osteopathy constitutes a lively and dynamic updating of the science of osteopathy, as defined by A.T. Still, W.G. Sutherland, R.C. Fulford, R.E. Becker, etc. The theory and practical stages integrate the anatomic, physiologic and clinical knowledge of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism and the Primary Respiration, in relation to the study of embryology and the principles of biodynamic osteopathy : the Breath of Life, the Dynamic Stillness, the long Tide, the small Tide, the fluids, the neutral point, the mid-line and its different perceptual and functional aspects, the fulcrum and its power, etc. With a great quality of sensorial and instinctive manual perception, through all of the teaching process, you will have access to the full collaboration of the strength of the Tide (the Original Force of the Breath of Life and the inherent power of the vital forces). The therapeutic forces operate and interact, in present time, with specificity and Intelligence on all of the patient's physiology, whether it be his physical body, fluidic body or energetic body. By tuning in to the Tide as a primary source for diagnosis and treatment, without applying force to the osteopathic lesions or on the psyco-emotional system, new therapeutic horizons will present themselves to you, in your sensory experiences, with their greatest mysteries and their deepest resources. (R. Briend D.O.)
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Original Causal Model :
Spirituality, represented by Spiritual Forces, Divine and Universal, manifests itself in the G zone of the Central Universe of the Divine Spirit, through an original non causal model, in the form of Three Spiritual Entities:
the Great Spirit
the Mental Spirit (Superior Mentality) of the Divine Trinity or the Trinity of Paradise
the Other Spirit (Paraclet, Holy Spirit)
Biodynamic Model
The Involuntary Mechanism is expressed physiologically in the « totality » of the human being (tissues of the physical body, the slow organic fluids of the fluidic body and the inherent strength of the energetic of electromagnetic body) to the rhythm of the Primary Respiration of the tide of the vital forces (2 ½ cycles per minute), according to a biokinetic model represented by two types of schemes :

1- An original and fundamental scheme of expansion-retraction the primary respiration is synchronized and simultaneous in all of the patient, whether it be in the tissues, the fluids and the electromagnetic fields, or in the five constituents of the cranio-sacral anatomy of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism

2- An initial and adaptive scheme of flexion-extension for the od numbered bones and external rotation-internal rotation for the paired boned, who’s expression, even though it is adaptive, is synchronized and simultaneous with the manifestation of the first. In the five phenomenon (principles, components or elements) of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, this initial and adaptive scheme of the Involuntary Mechanism may be expressed as:

- a dominant physiologic scheme, also called by Dr Becker the birth scheme or the health scheme. It is, in reality, the initial and adaptive scheme where, in the Primary Respiratory Mechanism for example, a specific membranous articular scheme of the spheno-basilar synchondrosis may express its physiological function through involuntary expansion-retraction

- one or many lesional membranous articular schemes : flexion, extension, torsion, side bending rotation, vertical strain, lateral strain and compression.
Biokinetic Model
The Involuntary Mechanism is expressed physiologically in the « totality » of the human being (tissues of the physical body, the slow organic fluids of the fluidic body and the inherent strength of the energetic of electromagnetic body) to the rhythm of the Primary Respiration of the tide of the vital forces (2 ½ cycles per minute), according to a biokinetic model represented by two types of schemes :

1- An original and fundamental scheme of expansion-retraction the primary respiration is synchronized and simultaneous in all of the patient, whether it be in the tissues, the fluids and the electromagnetic fields, or in the five constituents of the cranio-sacral anatomy of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism

2- An initial and adaptive scheme of flexion-extension for the od numbered bones and external rotation-internal rotation for the paired boned, who’s expression, even though it is adaptive, is synchronized and simultaneous with the manifestation of the first. In the five phenomenon (principles, components or elements) of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, this initial and adaptive scheme of the Involuntary Mechanism may be expressed as:

- a dominant physiologic scheme, also called by Dr Becker the birth scheme or the health scheme. It is, in reality, the initial and adaptive scheme where, in the Primary Respiratory Mechanism for example, a specific membranous articular scheme of the spheno-basilar synchondrosis may express its physiological function through involuntary expansion-retraction
- one or many lesional membranous articular schemes : flexion, extension, torsion, side bending rotation, vertical strain, lateral strain and compression.
Biomechanical Model
As for the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, the confusion comes from the fact that following different experiments done on the brain and the skull, Dr Magoun and his disciples then interpreted the existence of the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse as originating from the rhythmic contraction of the oligodendric cells of the nervous system, as the motor of the rhythmicity of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism.

Dr Magoun, at that moment deeply changed his comprehension of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism from what he had initially described in the first edition of his book Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (1951), approved by Dr Sutherland. In the second (1966) and third (1976) editions, he exposes a new conception of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, based exclusively on a biomechanical model, that is sequential en successive, following a flexion-extension pattern for the od numbered bones and external-internal rotation for the paired bones, that is driven by the motility of the central nervous system. He was not describing it, as Dr Sutherland originally did, as the fluctuation of the cerebro-spinal fluid initiated by the Power of the Tide.

When seen in this manner, this biomechanical model of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism would be part of the Voluntary Mechanism. The notion of dominant physiological scheme is absent and the membranous articular strain patterns of the spheno-basilar synchondrosis are described as bony kinetic dysfunctions.
This course gives the necessary tools to participants to approach difficult cases.
Very often, symptoms relating to one area of the body are the expression of imbalances and dysfunctions in other areas.

Looking at the organization of the body and the relationship between the different parts can really change the results of a treatment.

A good example is Chronic Pelvic Pain: this condition is badly understood in the usual medical approach. Around the world, more people suffer from CPP than from Asthma or Migraines. This condition can have multiple expressions: pain in the lower abdomen (iliac fossa), pain in the inguinal area, pelvic floor pain with implications on the genitals.

The aetiology can be very different in each case: mechanical, gastro-intestinal, urological, gynecological, psychological… It is necessary to understand how the body is organized to be able to be efficient on this kind of problem.

The weight bearing areas have a very specific way to behave and function.
One part of the course is analyzing the organization of the weight bearing areas (lower limbs, pelvis and spine) and how to test and apply specific techniques on them. A good example is retrograde menstruations, which are the results of somatic dysfunctions leading to gynecological conditions.

Specific tests and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced.
This course is aiming at giving tools helping the student to develop strategies of treatment.
It integrates some of the key teachings from A.T. Still, J.M. Littlejohn, but also Angus Cathie and Thure Brandt. Basing our approach on the real tradition of Osteopathy allows us to develop a very individual and personal approach and practice a real Osteopathic medicine.

This course will present the synthesis of more than 35 years of clinical practice, personal tests and techniques developed by Renzo Molinari.
Codes
Stages
Enseignant(s) / Presenter(s)
Lieux / Location
Dates
Prérequis / Prerequisites
Langues / Languages
Prix / Price
 
BBSO01
Biodynamique et Biocinétique
René Briend, D.O.
Montréal
24-27/ 11/ 2016
rouge1
F/E
890$
BBSO02
Biodynamique et Biocinétique
René Briend, D.O.
Montréal
19-22/ 01/ 2017
BBSO01
F/E
890$
BBSO03
Biodynamique et Biocinétique
René Briend, D.O.
Montréal
6-9/ 04/ 2017
BBSO02
F/E
890$
BBSO04
Biodynamique et Biocinétique
René Briend, D.O.
Montréal
21-24/ 09/ 2017
BBSO03
F/E
890$
BBSO05
Biodynamique et Biocinétique
René Briend, D.O.
Montréal
30-1-2-3/ 11-12/ 2017
BBSO04
F/E
890$
EMBT03
Embryology Part 3 : Homunculus viscerocranii
Jean-Paul Höppner
Toronto
6-9/07/
2017
partie 2
E
920$
NEOV
Neurosciences
Anne-Julie Morand
Vancouver
23-25 / 02 / 2017
rouge1
E
690$
PNEIQ
Psycho-neuro-endocrino-immunologie
Nathalie Camirand, D.O.
Québec
30-31 mars, 1-2 avril
rouge1
F
840$
Take note that a $50 fee will be charged for any cancellation.
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