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715 Euro ohne Ermäßigung
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Kurssprache: englisch

Somato-Emotional Perspective in Osteopathy

This course aims to build upon our already existing understanding of anatomy and physiology through a more complete perspective and rediscover what was always in front of our eyes and under our hands: emotion. The course will explore the duality of emotion and the somatic system in which it stores itself to form one integral, simultaneous, unconscious process.
Concepts of Gestalt Therapy for interviewing and treatment will be emphasized to understand the importance of keeping the patient in the present moment for healing to take place. Participants will be trained to identify stored emotions in the somatic system through recognition of body language, appropriate questioning and medical interviewing to diagnose and treat more efficiently, somatic tension and fascial distortion rooted in emotion, as well as experience an overall richer doctor-patient relationship. The overall objective is to provide a new paradigm for looking at the root cause of common medical pathologies and how they can be treated osteopathically.
The 5 human “Reichian characterologies”, as originally described by Reich and later Lowen and Pierrakos, will be emphasized as a road map to understand common strain patterns encountered in patients and the emotional basis for their existence. Specific ways to treat emotionally based strain patterns will be discussed and demonstrated with a focus on non-physical causes of pathology to create a general shift in perspective from pathophysiology to “treating the health”, as Dr. Still taught.

Course Objectives:
1. Understand specific physiologic mechanisms responsible for the interplay between emotions and the somatic system
2. Describe differences between the conscious and unconscious with examples that pertain to the somatic system
3. Comprehend basic concepts of Gestalt and be able to effectively use them during medical interview, diagnosis and treatment
4. Recognize the 5 characterologies in patients from both behavioral and structural perspectives
5. Perceive myofascial strain patterns characteristic of each characterology and develop appropriate treatment plans based on prioritization of the patient’s specific needs
6. Be able to relate the concepts of direct and indirect osteopathic techniques to psychotherapeutic strategies

Travis Gordon is the Director of Medical Education for International Studies in Yucatan, Mexico as well as Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Michigan State University. He oversees all international projects and collaborations between MSU and Mexico.
As a native of Lansing, Michigan he graduated from Alma College in 2005 with a Bachelors in Science in Exercise and Health Science and a Bachelors in Art in Spanish. He completed a two-year service in Peace Corps Nicaragua from 2007-09 in Public Health and was awarded the International AIDS Day Award for outstanding initiatives in the field. He graduated from MSUCOM in 2013, earning the Fred Mitchell, Sr. Award for his work in OMM, and later completed a residency at Adventist Health East Orlando in Orlando, Florida with specialties in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.
In 2023 he completed a Masters in Humanistic Psychotherapy from the Instituto Universitario Carl Rogers in Yucatan, Mexico. Here he was able to broaden his perspective of osteopathy by involving the concept of emotion as a principal cause of somatic tension and human pathology in general. He has lectured and given workshops in various parts of Mexico, as well as at the AAO Convocation. He plans to dedicate his career to bridging the knowledge gap between psychology and osteopathy in their respective mind-body approaches as well as modern advances in quantum physics to understand what Dr. AT Still meant by his concept of Body, Mind, Spirit.




715,00 €


Do. 25.01.2024 (10:00 Uhr Beginn erster Tag) - Sa. 27.01.2024 (18:00 Uhr Ende letzter Tag)

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