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Robyn Seamer DO MSc (Ost)
Manuela Da Rin DO MSc (Ost)
A PERCEPTUAL JOURNEY:
Where is the Power for Change?
Speakers: Robyn Seamer and Manuela Da Rin
Date: 22-24 June 2024
Venue: St Leonard's Hall, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY
Cost: £770 for course, lunches and refreshments
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: '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 1-4 of the Biodynamic Phase programme.
ROBYN SEAMER DO MSc (Ost)
Born in Melbourne Australia in 1953, Robyn travelled to London, England, at 18 years old, where she completed her osteopathic training at the British School of Osteopathy in 1975, and subsequently obtained a Master of Science from the ESO and University of Greenwich in 2003.
Robyn contributed in 2005 to ‘Chapter 16.8 – Neuropaediatrics: Epilepsy’ in the ‘Textbook of Pediatric Osteopathy’, by E Möckel and N. Mitha, Edition Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
While raising 2 daughters and working in private practice in Oxted, UK for 29 years, Robyn supervised as a senior osteopath at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London from 1995-1999 and lectured in UK as faculty of the SCCO.
Robyn was fortunate to study in the mid 70’s with Dr Harold Magoun Sr, Drs Rollin and Alan Becker, Dr Anne Wales and with Dr Jealous since 1995. As a faculty member of the Biodynamics Program of Dr James Jealous since 2002, Robyn has lectured in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Italy, Switzerland, UK, Germany, and associated children’s clinics.
Robyn returned to her home country Australia, in 2004 and is currently living in Queensland, Australia, where she shares her time between her family osteopathic practice and lecturing.
MANUELA DA RIN DO MSc (Ost)
Born in Geneva Switzerland in 1964, Manuela graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in England in 1993, then obtained a Master of Science from the ESO and University of Greenwich in 2003.
As well as working in private practices in UK, Manuela also practised at the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) in London from 1993-99.
She lectured in UK, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Italy as teaching faculty of the ESO until 2003 and contributed in 2005 to ‘Chapter 20; Vaccination’ in the ‘Textbook of Pediatric Osteopathy’, by E Möckel and N. Mitha, Edition Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
Meeting Dr Jealous at the ESO in 1990 prompted further study with Jim from 1995 until his passing in 2021. As a faculty member of Dr James Jealous’ Biodynamics Program, Manuela has been lecturing since 2002 in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Italy, Switzerland, UK, Germany and associated children’s clinics.
She is currently living in Queensland, Australia, where she shares her time between her family osteopathic practice and lecturing.
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