DescriptionThe Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional - VM 5 is a unique way of evaluation based on the heat coming from the body. Barral used an instrument (thermal scanner) to link temperatures to physical and emotional dysfunctions. The result is a unique evaluating tool, with amazing possibilities. VM5 is divided into 2 parts:
1. Manual Thermal Evaluating
This is an evaluation method developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F) that utilizes sensitivity to temperature changes to identify dysfunction within the body. It is useful across a wide spectrum of health disciplines and augments other forms of evaluation. Barral developed this "topographical map" of the physical structures that we have been learning in the previous levels. He developed this "map" with the assistance of engineers and a physicist who helped him design an instrument (thermal scanner) that measures "heat" coming off the body - infrared heat that is the same temperature as dysfunctional tissues within the body. This was the measuring tool to validate Barral's hands for this "off the body" scanning - another evaluation tool for physical and emotional dysfunctions. This map shows where both physical and emotional dysfunctions are held in the body.
2. Visceral Emotional Listening
A basic tenet of Barral Visceral Manipulation is that the body is able to heal itself unless accumulated stress is too great. We accept that:
- Musculoskeletal structure is involved in many diseases
- Emotions contribute to physical problems / many diseases.
- Emotions can be stored in the body.
- Emotions are our emotional anatomy.
- Emotions affect visceral dysfunction.
Often times the reason that the multiple manual techniques we already know and work with do not create lasting effects is because the etiology of dysfunction has an emotional component. As the mind discharges emotions to the organs, this causes a feedback via the nervous system back to the spine. So, again what may present as a biomechanical dysfunction can also have an emotional relationship.
In VM5 we review each of the body cavities and revisit some of the techniques learned in VM1-VM4, as we learn new evaluative tools for listening to the "messages of the body." The techniques learned are essential to the whole person evaluation and treatment. Each organ holds emotions; it is our "stop gap system" for the mind. Primarily the organs and the plexi hold emotions, and when discharged, the body/mind communication can be restored.
This class allows the practitioner to go deeper into the evaluation of dysfunctions of the body and the integration of body/mind in a "tissue listening" way. The tools learned in this class are as specific as those learned in the previous levels of the visceral work. This work is unique with its "nonverbal dialoguing" and mechanical ways of linking body to mind.