Hawkwood College, Stroud

Faculty Development 2022


26 – 27 MARCH 2022 STROUD, UK
This course will be presented by Kim E. Trip, DO PhD, and will explore and offer hands-on experience of specific, surprising and extraordinary lessons from nature that directly enhance and illuminate five-fingered, traditional osteopathic practice.


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Presented by Kim E. Tripp DO, PhD

Course description:

Nature is central to Osteopathy. A.T. Still said an osteopath is taught that nature is to be trusted to the end. Yet osteopathic training is almost completely devoid of the experiential study of the natural world. This course will explore and offer hands-on experience of specific, surprising, and extraordinary lessons from nature that directly enhance and illuminate five-fingered, traditional osteopathic practice. The course is an opportunity for participants to deepen our understanding of nature and in so doing expand our perceptual skills and improve treatment outcomes. The course will be held by the SCCO at the Hawkwood conference center – a beautiful site that will provide us with opportunities to spend time outside among the trees in nature. Hands-on table time will expand on this experience in a way that will help us to harmonize with nature more fully in our practice. Lecture and presentations will be interspersed with demonstration, discussion, and hands-on-hands laboratories with nature – both outdoors and indoors.

Non-residential price includes supper on Saturday evening.
Overnight at Hawkwood on Friday night available at a supplement, please let us know when booking.

Course Schedule:

Day 1 (Saturday, 26 March, 2022) 

9.00-9.15 Overview to Ed Review
9.15-10.00 Ed Review Workshop
10.00 -11.00 Discussion Groups
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-12:15 Ed Review Workshop
12.15-1.00 Discussion Groups
1.00-2.15 Lunch
2.15-2:30 Introduction to the Sacred Nature of Osteopathy Kim Tripp DO
2:30-3:00 Lecture: Nature and Osteopathy: Anatomy of Nature
3:00-3:30 Outdoor Lab: Experiencing the Sacred Nature of Anatomy
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-4:30 Lecture: Synchronizing with Nature’s Healing in Osteopathic Treatment
4:30-5:30 Outdoor Lab: Synchronizing with Nature’s Healing
5:30-5:45 Wrap-up for the day and questions

Day 2 (Sunday, 27 March, 2022) 

9:00-9:15 Recap and Questions
9:15-9:45 Lecture: How Nature Heals: Sacred Science in Our Hands
9:45-10:45 Outdoor Lab: Experiencing How Nature Heals: Sacred Science in Our Hands
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-11:45 Lecture: Sacred Science in Our Hands, Putting it Into Practice
11:45-12:45 Indoor Lab: Sacred Science in Our Hands: Putting it Into Practice
12:45-1:00 Wrap-Up for the Course: Questions and Farewel
1:00-2:00 The Hawkwood Sunday Lunch
2:00-3:30 Ed Review Workshop and Discussion

Kim E. Tripp, D.O., Ph.D.

Osteopathic Physician and Plant Scientist

After an extensive career dedicated to plants and botanical gardens, Dr. Tripp is a fully licensed osteopathic physician in traditional osteopathic practice with Andrew Goldman, DO, at Goldman/Tripp Osteopathic Healthcare in Sharon, CT, US. She remains an active student of the natural world, gardener and plant advocate, and serves as botanical expert member of the Conservation Advisory Council of her town in Ancram, NY.

Dr. Tripp received her B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in plant sciences from North Carolina State University – where she also served as Curator for the J.C. Raulston Arboretum. She completed her post-doctoral work in plant science at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, then served as Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, and then as Director of the New York Botanical Garden.

After a series of inspiring experiences, Dr. Tripp pursued a second career as an osteopathic physician receiving her D.O. degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine with awards and recognition for excellence in osteopathic medicine. Post-graduate osteopathic medical education followed at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY.

Dr. Tripp has always been dedicated to the study of nature, especially through the study of plants. Dr. Tripp’s work includes plant conservation, sustainable use and climate change, restoration of rare and endangered plants, growth and development of trees in managed environments, and evaluation and distribution of plants of promise. She has studied and collected plants in diverse habitats throughout North America (including Mexico), in South America (Chile), Europe, Japan, and China. She has extensive experience in planning, planting, and management of diverse landscapes, gardens, and forest environments. Her work has included historic landmark sites and gardens, urban spaces, forest restoration, and the development, management and interpretation to the public of plant collections in botanical gardens.

Dr. Tripp has taught and lectured on a broad range of botanical, horticultural, and osteopathic subjects. Dr. Tripp is dedicated to sharing her training in osteopathic medicine through teaching – to which she brings an unusual perspective combining her expertise in the natural world with osteopathic medicine. She is an active member of and teaching faculty for A Still Sutherland Study Group, teaches OMM for the hospital patient to OMS III students at Sharon Hospital, and offers the Sacred Nature of Osteopathy course that she developed and teaches with Andrew Goldman, DO. Dr. Tripp has published widely in public and professional scientific journals, is the co-author of three books, and is currently the host of an NPR wellness radio show.

Dr. Tripp brings her love for and expertise in the study of nature, and her dedication to health and wellness for all, to the practice of traditional osteopathy at Goldman/Tripp Osteopathic Healthcare in Sharon, CT, (www.GoldmanTripp.net).

Additional information

Course Director:

Pamela Vaill Carter


This course is for SCCO Faculty only

Event Details

Start date: 26/03/2022

End date: 27/03/2022

Start time: 09:00

End time: 15:30

Venue: Hawkwood College

Coordinates: 51.75721859999999,-2.2095527000000175