Listening Techniques: LT1

Listening Techniques 1: (LT1)

Date: October 29-31 2018 Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: Addington Haven, Addington, Christchurch

CPD/CPE: 18hrs

Full Fee: $845. Early Bird $795 applies until 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Instructor: Annabel Mackenzie BI-D


Course Description

The most fundamental, yet most complex, question that a practitioner faces when working with a patient is, “How do I determine what are the reasons for this person’s pain and dysfunction?”  Listening Techniques 1 (LT1) assists the practitioner in answering that question. Expanding on the evaluation tools taught in Barral Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1, as well as in Barral Neural Manipulation 1, LT1 is designed to reinforce powerful evaluation techniques known as “listening” skills. Listening Techniques’ are palpation tools developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, which enable the practitioner to fine-tune assessment skills. The evaluation phase of a patient’s treatment session is key to long-lasting results.  Through precise evaluation techniques, the practitioner is able to determine, and focus on, the primary causes of a patient’s dysfunctional pattern.  No matter what type of modalities a practitioner uses, this workshop enhances his/her evaluation tools and skills, which in turn will lead to greater patient outcomes.  The LT1 workshop includes lecture, demonstration and practice for each technique presented.

Course Outcomes

  • Practice advanced “listening” skills (palpation procedures) that helps guide you to the proper manual manipulation site
  • Explain how to interpret the information the body is offering regarding imbalances and dysfunctions
  • Demonstrate through ”listening” how to determine which body structures are involved, and identify the best approach for treatment results
  • Practice ”listening” to the body systems, as they respond to your manual treatments
  • Explain and demonstrate the correct approach and amount of force when working on different parts of the body and with different patients
  • Enhance specificity in evaluating the body for restrictive patterns, which will enable more effective treatment applications
  • Understand how to incorporate “listening skills” in the patient’s evaluation and treatment plan
  • Enhance palpation sensitivity to increase effectiveness with treatment and patient outcomes

Prerequisite: VM1

Required Reading

Suggested Reading

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, and/or
  • A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Carmine Clemente