Course Syllabus

Module One
Relationship, the Neutral and the Breath of Life

Module Two
The Ground of Resource and Motion:
The Holistic Shift, the Mid-tide and Motility

Module Three
The Heart of Healing: the Neutral and the State of Balance

Module Four
Augmentation Skills

Module Five
Birth Process and the Coalescence of Structure

In this module, students are oriented to the shifting of potency within the fluids as a particular focus in clinical work. The main emphasis of the module is birth dynamics and the impact of birth process. This is introduced as a theme that continues throughout the second year. The pre- and perinatal experience is discussed as a formative ground for personality development. In this context, the dynamics of the occiput, atlas and axis are explored via palpation. Cranial distortion patterns are explored and clinical approaches presented. The influence of birthing forces, trauma impacts and clinical issues relating to cranial base patterns are presented. Trauma skills relating to hyper-arousal states are discussed.

Module Six
Around the Core: The Midline and Vertebral Axis

Module Seven
Introduction to the Central Nervous System and Birthing Impacts further Explored

Module Eight
The Face, Hard Palate and TMJ Dynamics

Module Nine
Connective Tissues, Joints and Viscera

Module Ten
Ignition Processes and Completions