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Culture of the Core: Visceral Manipulation
Monday, June 12, 2023, 9:30 AM to Thursday, June 22, 2023, 5:30 PM MDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Culture of the Core: Visceral Manipulation
Course Location: Boulder Massage Therapy Institute - 3825 Iris Ave., Suite 310 Boulder, CO 80301
Course Date(s): June 12th - 22nd, 2023 (June 16th + 17th are days off)
Course Time: 9:30 - 5:30 each day (June 18th is a half day - time TBD)
Course Instructor(s): Instructor: Alyssa Dodson, Assistant: Tyler Cornelius
Website or Registration Link: [email protected]
Organizational Host: Alyssa Dodson
Registration Fees: Deposit: $400.00 to hold spot in the class. Early Bird Price: $1,450 till April 1st 2023. Full Price: $1,550 thereafter
Registration Process: Contact Alyssa Dodson for payment and registration information
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 917-974-7363
IASI CE Credits: 51 Type II Credits

Course Description: This course is designed for the Structural Integration Practitioner interested in learning an approach to working with visceral fascia that supports and enhances their structural work. One of our goals as Structural Integrators is to improve the client’s alignment, balance and kinetic behavior. Sometimes, organizing the myofascial components do not completely aid in the sustaining support and the full embodiment we hope to impart to our clients. In these cases, a fascial visceral restriction may be the cause and/or a part of the problem of misalignment and imbalance. If so, we need to be able to assess for a visceral component, and if found, address it. During this course, practitioners will learn: 
●  How to differentiate one organ from the other and surrounding tissues. 
●  How to develop kinesthetic abilities to perceive the different textures and densities of the individual organs. 
●  How to adapt touch and listening skills to better support the visceral fascia.● How to integrate any work done within the core into the myofascia. 
Practitioners will also learn skills to continue to teach themselves about the culture of the core and incorporate visceral work into both their series work and post series sessions. 
These skills include: ●  A respectful, discriminating, “non bossy” touch. ●  An ability to observe and experience the motility of each organ. 
●  Visual, movement and palpatory assessment skills for each organ. 
●  Working with an “indirect” approach to resolve restrictions in the visceral fascia. 
●  The ability to encourage harmony within the core while maintaining discrimination between each organ system. 
●  Knowing what to look for when a structural problem could be a restriction within the visceral fascia. 
● Strategies to include visceral work within the goals of Structural Integration series and post series sessions.

Instructor Bio(s): Alyssa Dodson completed her training in 2002 at the Guild for Structural Integration with Emmet Hutchins and Peter Melchior. Since then she has had a private practice including both myofascial and visceral integrative techniques. In 2005 she began studying with Liz Gaggini and became her teaching assistant from 2007-2016. Alyssa now offers courses based on the Culture of the Core:Visceral manipulation approach developed by Liz Gaggini. She is a BCSI practitioner and a certified teacher by IASI.