Living Autonomics

Living Autonomics

ANS function and regulation throughout life

Conference Speakers: Max Girardin, Danny Orchard, Susan Turner, Oriana Evans, Pamela Vaill Carter, Taj Deoora, Kok Weng Lim, Mary Bolingbroke

From the earliest days of Osteopathy the autonomics have been considered vitally important in the regulation of health and homeostasis.

Modern research has increasingly confirmed this and opened new horizons in our understanding. In particular, recent discovery has revealed the extent to which the ANS has quite different functions at different stages of life.

We feel it is a good time to explore the relevance of current research in the light of our Osteopathic heritage. To this end the conference will offer lectures, discussion, practical workshops, and of course time to meet up with colleagues old and new.


  • Susan Turner
  • Orianne Evans
  • Kok Weng Lim
  • Pamela Vaill Carter
  • Taj Deoora
  • Mary Bolingbroke
  • Danny Orchard
  • Max Girardin


This course is open to all qualified osteopaths. However those who are not registered with GOsC or who don’t have their own insurance are welcome to attend but may not participate in practical elements.

Eligibility: Open to any qualified osteopath
Location: Columbia Hotel, LONDON
Price: £395* (non-res)
Duration: 2 days
CPD: 16 hours
Frequency: Exclusive
Leader: Sibyl Grundberg, Clare Ballard, Christiana Schumacher, Lesley Griggs

*Discounts for paid Fellows & Members

Max Girardin

Max Girardin

Guest Speaker

Max Girardin
Max Girardin

Max Girardin seeks to live by A. T. Still’s adage: Osteopathy is founded on Nature, Osteopathy is found in Nature, Osteopathy is Nature.

An internationally known lecturer and co-founder of EVOST (Evolutionary Medicine within the Osteopathic Field) in Belgium, Max has travelled far from his starting point in physiotherapy. His thought embraces a broad range of influences from strain-counterstrain  to the biodynamic embryology of Blechschmidt, and arrives at an evolutionary perspective. Inspired by frequent journeys close to nature in the African bush, his teaching has encompassed human anatomy, neurophysiology and dissection, comparative anatomy and embryology.

Max will deliver two lectures at the conference, introducing the anatomy and physiology of the autonomics from his own evolutionary perspective.

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Praise for our 2018 Conference

“It just feels like a ‘homecoming’ being with the SCCO – wonderful being with like minds. I am in awe of all the dedicated tutors and researchers within the SCCO. Thank you all so much for putting so much into the profession.”

“I’ve not attended many SCCO events in the past, but was struck by the friendliness and openess of other attendees – moreso than other ‘standard’ osteopathic courses I’ve attended. I left with a different perspective.”