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Power for Change: 15-18 Nov 2024 Course Fee: $1,100.00
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Eligibility: By invitation from the course directors only 

A Perceptual Journey in Osteopathy: 

Where is the Power for Change? 

Designed and presented by:

Robyn Seamer D.O., M.Sc.(Ost.)
Manuela Da Rin D.O., M.Sc.(Ost.)

Overlooking the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand

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  15-18 November 2024 

Time: 13.00 Friday to 12.30 Monday
Registration on Friday from 11.00 am and Lunch at 12.00 


Course overview:

This course 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 practical postgraduate 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, mind and spirit, sense and respond to the River of Life in Wholeness

  • 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 and the effects on mental health from psycho-social chronic stress and elevated allostatic load- Osteopathic contribution to assist patients.

  • 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
By invitation from the presenters

Course Fee:AU$1,100 (GST not applicable)

Refund policy:
Cancellations received 2months before the start of the course will receive a full refund. The deposit will be retained and the balance returned if a cancellation is made less than 2 months before a course.
Provides 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Venue: Mana Retreat Centre, New Zealand.
Book accommodation online with Mana:
Tel: (+64) 07 866 8972

This course is a residential course within the beauty of natural bush land overlooking the coastline of the Coromandel Peninsula, with many varied and beautiful walks.

Accommodation and meals:

This is a residential course with participants staying at Mana. 

Accommodation, payable to Mana Retreat, costs are extra to course fee and can be booked on line through Mana Retreat Centre.

This includes all meals (which are vegetarian) and teas, use of library and sauna. 

Mana requests no alcohol on site.

Please personally book in advance with Mana on their website, after booking a place on this course.

2024 accommodation prices to be confirmed

Price guideline 2023:

Shared Room/ shared bathroom facilities: $495pp
Shared Room/ ensuite: $555pp; 

Single rooms/ shared bathroom facilities: $585pp
Single Room/ ensuite: $645pp

Camping (own equipment) $375pp





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