Full course description

  April 6, 2018, 8:30 AM – April 8, 2018, 3:00 PM
Course Number:
  Bruce Schonfeld
Early Registration of 60 days in advance is $645.
+ $30 administrative fee
CE Credits:
  3 Required Intermediate Credits
Class Info:
  Audrey McCann
(phone: 443-850-2728)

Claymont Society
667 Huyett Rd
Charles Town, WV 25414

Especially in the context of competent musculoskeletal and biopsychosocial care, visceral restrictions can be the key underlying issue, the proverbial 'anatomical elephant in the room’, causing dysbalance to the body.

In Structural-Visceral Integration: Thoracic Interrelationships (SVTI), we will examine the interrelationships between the thoracic organs (heart, lungs), membranes (pericardium, pleura), diaphragm, thoracic spine, ribcage, and shoulder girdle. Motion continuity throughout the container and the contents will be our strong focus. The theme is reciprocal tension membrane. The context is systems anatomy. The goal is systems symbiosis.

Appropriate for beginners and seasoned SI practitioners alike, the visceral anatomy associated with SVTI is conceptually organized within the same general architectural framework of Dr. Rolf's Sessions 1-6. This class can be used to adjunct The Recipe or as Pre/Post-10 Work. Structural-Visceral Integration is happily in accord with a "Principles Approach" to SI, as developed by Sultan, Salveson, and Maitland. http://www.somatics.de/Prado_Advances.pdf

With the aid of a class workbook, students will learn valuable clinical reasoning skills as well as practical physical manipulation techniques through demonstrations, audiovisuals, practicums, and supervised exchanges between class participants.

Fascinated by the interrelationship between structure and function, Bruce Schonfeld was Certified in Rolfing® Structural Integration in 1994. He has studied Visceral Osteopathy since 1996. Bruce took his first class with Jean-Pierre Barral DO in 2000 and has logged over 300+ hours with him directly since then. Fascinated by the interrelationship between the container and it’s contents, SVTI offers a complementary mobility based approach to Visceral Manipulation respectfully rooted in direct technique. A lifelong learner, Bruce has taken the Rolfing Advanced Training three times.