Rollin Becker Memorial
Lecture & Workshop with Mandy Banton
LECTURE: How can we say that cranial osteopathy works?
27 NOVEMBER 2021
Mandy undertook her professional doctorate in osteopathy so she could investigate the question, “How can we say that cranial osteopathy works?” The timing of her research project coincided with a shift in the philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine, with the medical profession and researchers calling for the patient to truly be at the heart of medical care.
In this year’s Rollin Becker Memorial Lecture, Mandy will share her experience of her research in a presentation that proposes contemporary ways of understanding osteopathic traditions and practice, as well as the experience of osteopathic patients.
In the lecture, Mandy will talk about the philosophical tradition of Phenomenology, which enables researchers and practitioners to study the structure and content of what is known as “lived-experience”. She will introduce the concepts of embodiment and enactive cognition (which enable us to understand human experience as the product of our whole-person, direct and meaningful interaction with the world) and will suggest that they are relevant to our evolving understanding of the practice of osteopathy and other physical health and bodywork traditions.
All are welcome to attend this lecture.
28 NOVEMBER 2021
The practical workshop will involve an exploration of phenomenological awareness during cranial osteopathic work. Participants will be introduced to a new method of distilling embodied experience into language. We will consider the implications of this phenomenological approach for our communication with patients, for osteopathic education, and for research.
To attend the workshop you should have either completed our Module 2: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field or have equivalent cranial experience.
|Eligibility:||Open (Lecture), Module 2 (Workshop)|
|Location:||Regent’s Conference Centre, LONDON|
|Price:||£25 (Lecture) £165* (Workshop)|
|Duration:||2 hours (Lecture) 1 day (Workshop)|
|CPD:||2 hours (Lecture) 8 hours (Workshop)|
*£20 discount available to paid Members and Fellows
Mandy Banton is an osteopath practising in Newcastle upon Tyne, having graduated from the London School of Osteopathy in 2007 and becoming interested in research whilst teaching on the Master of Osteopathy Course at Leeds Beckett University.
She became a Fellow of the SCCO in 2014, the same year that she began her doctoral studies at the British School of Osteopathy (now the University College of Osteopathy), under the guidance of the late Professor Stephen Tyreman.
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