Osteopathic Cognitive Seminar

19 - 22 July 2018, in Jaffray, BC​

Course for osteopathic practitioners and osteopaths D.O. taught by Francois Amigues, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner D.O. For the past 18 years, I have focused on working on osteopathic neurology with couples, pregnant women and newborns. I am president of the Canadian Association for Prenatal Education (CAPE), and I lecture and teach throughout Canada, the US, France and Russia.


This course will allow you to experience and read in the tissues how a stress impacts the central nervous system,  the neuro-vegetative system and the organs. Then it impacts the peripheral nerves which modify the fascias - last "fuse" before a strong dysfunction. From this reading based on the midline, we can reverse this path of lesions and understand the cognitive meaning from the neurological chains in distress. It allows us to accompany our patient in the mind and in the body by using automatic release fulcrum. It is a wonderful way to fulfill the triple action intended by Andrew Taylor Still, which consists in letting the life act through us in the structure, the mind and the fluids. It opens a new field to work with a larger team of practitioners such as acupuncturists, coaches and psychiatrists.

Languages: courses are taught in English or French with simultaneous translation when needed.

Accommodation: on site lodging is possible (2 per room), including 3 vegetarian meals.

$700 for the 4 day course + optional room & board

Please contact me for more info and to register at (250) 429 3332 or cell: (306) 830 5738





The Power of Presence 1

Presented by/présenté par : Rachel Brooks, MD

Friday July 13th, Saturday July 14th and half-day on Sunday July 15th, 2018.

Vendredi 13 juillet, samedi 14 juillet et demi-journée dimanche 15 juillet 2018.

For all teachers and assistants of the CEO, CEOQ, CSO, CCO, SICO, DOK,

After March 30th, this training will also be offered to all D.O. and D.O.M.P. of the same Colleges

Course fee/tarif : $750.00

At the Vancouver Campus

1150 Station Street, Floor 1, Unit 1 V6A 4C7

        Course Description

The “Power of Presence” is a series of courses designed to share the skills and knowledge that I have found to be crucial in my osteopathic practice. These teachings can be integrated with your current approach to treatment—no matter what treatment techniques or approaches you use. The key elements in the course are largely based on what I learned from Rollin Becker, DO together with the understanding and experience I have gained in my many years of practice.

The Power of Presence 1 course will cover: Being present and establishing a balanced relationship between the physician and patient; an understanding of Stillness and how to use it; and the use of compressive forces in treatment. The final half-day will focus on how I teach these skills.  This is primarily aimed at those teaching cranial osteopathy, but can be helpful to all who are interested.

The pre-requisite for the course is an ability to palpate the primary respiratory mechanism with some confidence.  (A 40-hour basic/introductory cranial course).  The course is appropriate and helpful for practitioners at all levels of experience—from beginners to very experienced practitioners.

Rachel Brooks, MD has been involved in teaching cranial osteopathy since 1986.

She had the great opportunity to have a close connection with two of Dr. Surtherland’s dedicated students: Rollin Becker, DO and Anne Wales, DO.

Dr. Brooks was a member of the board of trustees of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation for sixteen years, serving from 1988 through 2004, and she has often taught for the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Her teaching has included many engagements overseas where she has shared her personal and historical insights regarding the practice and foundations of osteopathic practice—as well as learning from those around the world.

   In addition to her teaching, Dr. Brooks has undertaken numerous publication projects.

She assisted Anne Wales, DO in the editing of Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy by WG Sutherland, DO, and she helped edit the second edition of Sutherland's Contributions of Thought

Dr. Brooks is the editor of the Stillness Press books on the teachings of Rollin Becker: Life in Motion and The Stillness of Life.

To register :

or by email  : info [at] ()


CEO Montreal

We are very proud and happy to invite you

to the 35th International Symposium on Osteopathy in Montreal.

You now have access to the Symposium website so you can get to know the speakers joining us for this event.

On this website, you will find information on the workshops, seminars, conference day, addresses, and more important details so you can plan for a great time here in Montreal.

The site has been specifically designed to help you learn more about the Symposium, register for workshops, and answer any questions you may have.

Here is the link to visit the website:


Hello everyone! A new course in May in Vancouver!!

Neuro-Meningeal Mobility Tests and Treatment part 1 : The upper extremities

Teacher: Jeannine van Vliet

Maximum; 20 persons

Dates: May 15th, 16th and 17th

Where: Vancouver campus

$780.00 (3 days)

English only

D.O’s and students from fourth year on

This training is for novices in neural mobilization (sometimes better known as ULTT or ULNT). It will focus on clinical practice and the repetition of the gestures to promote their appropriation, as well as the application of tests related to the pathologies frequently encountered in the upper limb.

At the end of the workshop, the therapist will be able to:

  • Use the concept of neuro-meningeal mobility within a complete osteopathic examination, within the context of upper limb symptomatology.

This implies:

  • To know the anatomy of the brachial plexus and more specifically the pathways of the median, radial and ulnar (but also phrenic nerve, suprascapular, axillary, musculo-cutaneous nerves as well as sympathetic implications),
  • Apply the neural evaluation tests including tensioning,
  • Know the normal responses to the tests and identify the (possibly) normal responses better,
  • Prioritize the research tools within the superior quadrant.
  • Apply the maneuvers in the context of normalization techniques within the complete osteopathic treatment involving :
    • Use preparatory techniques that release the upper quadrant,
    • Know the notion of « interface » and use it for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes,
    • Adapt the therapy according to acute or chronic conditions,
    • Complete the treatment with the appropriate integrations,
    • inform and equip the patients with post-treatment advice.

Detailed course notes will be handed out. It would be useful if you can, to bring your personal computer in order to access the Wi-Fi and access certain information from a USB key.

Looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you.

Jeannine van Vliet, DO

To register :