... about our approach and workshops generally
Part of the ethos of this work is about taking responsibility. This is a key essence of the practice of this work – that we are there to support and hopefully empower our clients to take responsibility for themselves, for their lives, their health and their ultimate wellbeing. This seeps into Dr Upledger’s beliefs about training too. He felt that anyone with the right intention and caring approach could train their hands to do this work. So he made the field more open than any kind of osteopathy or similar training had ever been before. Back in the mid 70s in the US this was quite an approach to take.
That said, because of the many different regulations in different states of the US it was not practical to have many different courses to train people from scratch as different states had completely different requirements. So the training was set up to be suitable for practitioners already qualified in a field of healthcare and has been very successful as such.
However, this does not mean that the courses that are put on is all you need to know. This is where the ethos of taking responsibility for our own learning comes in. We will give you a huge amount of information in the courses we offer and through our support mechanisms. If you do not know the anatomical background or have a baseline of palpatory skill or people to practice on it is for you to go and find what you need.
These days there is more being demanded externally for our qualifications and our recognition, which is no bad thing, but the bottom line is still that we must take responsibility for our own training and our own practice. We will support you as much as we can, but it is up to you to reach out for that support and come and get the backing. We hope you will come and walk the path with us. All that said, what else is available from our approach?