In our fast paced society, where antidepressant consumption has dramatically risen, the need to better understand how our system reacts, defends itself against stressful events, and expresses its disharmonies could not be greater. This seminar will present a deepened comprehension of anxiety disorders, of depression and the latest scientific and osteopathic discoveries pertaining to these subjects, and how the brain’s connection to the organs including the muscular-skeletal system responds directly to stress, anxiety, depression and disharmony.
This workshop is open to all osteopaths who wish to develop a diagnostic tool and treatment of somatic- emotional lesion . A non-directive approach centered on the patient and using the combined osteopathy and focusing treatment, will be taught; alongside insight into how specific endocrine glands respond to stress and disharmony.
Focusing is a body approach in psychotherapy designed by American Eugene Gendlin in the early 1970s. It describes primarily an attitude of attention to feel what happens in your body : emotions, kinesthetic sensation or visceral perceptions. Gendlin has defined the “bodily felt sense”, meaning a body sensation recognition and can be identified and associate with emotion, tension or a problem which the person faces . He developed a protocol that guides the patient and allow him to find the understanding of that emotion / tension and the deeper meaning of it.
After several years of practice, reflection and learning approach Eugene T. Gendlin combined with the practice of osteopathy it is now clear that these two approaches, combined, provide a very powerful and effective tool for the osteopath .
During that seminar we will present:
- An evaluation method through the fascia, as additional tools to target the primary lesion, improve the rapidity of diagnosis and clinical efficiency
- Description of the living matrix
- Introduction to somato -emotional lesion into the fascia
- Description of the inseparable relationship between the different tension and their emotional involvement
- Introduction to a method of verbalisation of emotions in relation to the somato- emotional lesion : a non-directive approach such as “focusing” centered on the patient
- How we can guide the patient during treatment to allow them to release the emotional component as well as being a fulcrum and dynamic support, to maximize the impact of our osteopathic treatments
- Experimenting with different treatment strategies combining osteopathy and Focusing to meet and respect the patient’s capacity
- Treatment and specific methodology to somato -emotional lesion
- The involvement of palpation respecting the tissues in different types of techniques
- Additional insight into the brain-organ connection through the embryological layers and the key emotional conflicts associated with these based on CT scans of the brain
Part 2 will be in September and focused on the neuro/endocrine aspects