I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to travel to Australia again this year to run the first ever dissection class for therapists down under.

The class is limited at first intake to only 14 delegates and we will spend five days exploring the layers of the human form, looking at the skin, superficial fascia, deep fascia, muscle, viscera and central nervous system.

You will be carefully and sensitively guided through the process of dissection and taught how to use your instruments to carefully reflect and dissect.

This is a hands on class and you will be carrying out the dissection, an opportunity that is very rare, even for many medical students.  At the end of each day and at the end of the week, we undertake a clean of our instruments and the lab around us.  This is an important part of each day and a vital aspect of closure for the end of the week. A short thank you to our donors is also a feature at the end of the week and everyone is requested to stay until the end.

This class is one of only a handful of such classes held around the globe.  Based on Gil Hedley’s approach to dissection, I have developed it to reflect my own three decades in the field of bodywork.  We will examine some of the myths and fictions that arise in our field and find out exactly what it is that we are touching or moving when we palpate and move our clients.

Melbourne is an incredible city.  Full of restaurants, bars, and nightlife and situated on the waterfront.  The medical school and the faculty are, as you’d expect from Australians, very forward thinking and are very keen to see the kind of body wide approach that I teach.

The cost of the class is $3500 and includes all tools, personal protective equipment and morning and afternoon refreshments. A non-refundable deposit of $450 is required to secure your place. Payments will be made to ANZ.  Please read our terms and conditions carefully.

I do hope you will be able to join me on my down under adventure in November at the beginning of the Australian summer, where we will come together to make some history.