Perceptual Journey in Osteopathy, Where is the Power for Change
Manuela Da Rin DO, MSc and Robyn Seamer DO, MSc

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Perceptual Journey in Osteopathy, Where is the Power for Change
Manuela Da Rin DO, MSc and Robyn Seamer DO, MSc

Perceptual Journey in Osteopathy

Edinburgh, Scotland

Designed and presented by:
Robyn Seamer D.O., M.Sc.(Ost.)
Manuela Da Rin D.O., M.Sc.(Ost.)

Where is the Power for Change?

After teaching for 20 years the Biodynamic Phases, Robyn and Manuela are now exploring further insights that are relevant to the Biodynamic model, with other faculty members continuing the Phases curriculum. Dr Jealous often used to say this teaching would evolve and he encouraged this evolution.  A Perceptual Journey in Osteopathy: ‘Where is the Power for Change?’ will explore the Wholeness of Body, Mind and Spirit with the latest neuroscience on consciousness, interoception, stress resilience and wellbeing, with an Osteopathic Biodynamic View.

Following recent journeys in the remote outback of Australia, while travelling through the ever-changing landscapes that have been shaped by rivers, seas, sun, wind and invisible forces over millions of years, one starts to sense an Invisible River of Life shaping life and form. This Great River of Life has been used as a metaphor in many cultures and in Osteopathy. Dr Still referred to this in his book, Philosophy of Osteopathy: ‘He who is able to reason will see that this great river of life must be tapped and the withering field irrigated at once, or the harvest of health be forever lost’ (Still, 1899)

This interactive course will explore:

A perceptual journey of the different aspects of the mind, and their effect on the physiology and treatment outcomes

How the body and mind, sense and respond to the River of Life

What Dr Still meant by his metaphor ‘irrigating the withering fields’ in the light of the latest scientific research.

Breathing, interoception, exteroception and River of Life

Neuroception, polyvagal theory and the effects on mental health from psycho-social chronic stress and elevated allostatic load.

Relevance of stress response mediated by bones and multifactorial dynamic pathways involved.

Growth and development – the adolescent brain: its relevance in communication and treatment.

The source of Power for therapeutic change

Eligibility: Course participants must have attended at least Phases I-IV of the Biodynamic Phase programme.

Course Fee: £770 for course, lunches and refreshments to be paid to the course organiser.

Course organiser: Natasha Peachey email:

CPD: Provides 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Venue: St Leonards Hall Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Two adjoining rooms: St Trinneans and Nelson, part of the University of Edinburgh site by Arthur’s Seat

Accommodation: extra to the course fee.

Onsite bed and breakfast, Dinner on Sunday night