Thoughts on a Six Day Dissection Class

by – Lauren Christman

In April, I and 27 other individuals gathered to participate in a 6-day, hands-on, human dissection workshop. It was facilitated and led by Gil Hedley PhD and assisted by Sallie Thurman LMT.

This was my first time in such a workshop and I was a bit surprised by the number of folks that were returning for a second, third or fourth time! I believe that there were 5 or 6 people that had attended one or more workshops previously. The rest of us were first-timers with varying degrees of trepidation. (more…)

Explaining the Process

At the end of a week of dissection, we often invite our group to write and express how they feel about their time in the lab.  This was one such story.  

Why on earth would you want to do that?

This was the sentence that was uttered the most to me in the weeks running up to my dissection course. My reply? Because I know what I feel through the skin but I want to be able to see what’s under it, I want to see the complexity of the body and to work out how what I feel corresponds – or not – to the reality hidden beneath the skin that just doesn’t come to life through Anatomy and Physiology books. (more…)