Visceral Dynamics

Apr 16, 2015

By Lynn Teachworth

Structural Integration Concepts: Visceral Dynamics

Pause for a moment, take a breath.  When was the last time you noticed how your lungs move when you breathe?  Are they just filling and emptying, or can you also sense a slight spiral as they expand?  Do you feel any places where breath isn't going, like maybe your upper chest or your back? Now put your awareness in your small intestine – it's working throughout the day, constantly moving in its own rhythm – can you feel it?  Is it moving freely or are there restrictions?


We all know how important the organs are to everyday life - constantly working in amazing harmony to balance our internal environments, physically, emotionally, and functionally.  In fact, we "know" this so well, that we rarely even think about our organs; their functioning and existence are generally unconscious, (until something goes wrong, of course).  Our organs are a key component in many chronic physical, functional, and emotional issues – how could they not be?  And yet, how much attention do we give them in our clients and ourselves?  How often do you check in with each organ, experience its natural movements and rhythms, and enable it to optimize its performance within the body?  Maybe it's time to start . . .  

Structural Integration: Visceral Dynamics provides a comprehensive introduction to visceral (organ) release work for use in clinical settings with clients using the theory and techniques associated with fascial release, Structural Integration, Visceral Manipulation, Chi Nei Sang, and Lynn's clinical experience combined with BodyTalk Fundamentals.  Visceral Dynamics complements Lynn's Structural Integration Concepts class, though SIC is not a prerequisite for the course.

When organs have been traumatized from physical trauma, infections, surgeries and emotional trauma, they often become weak, partially immobilized, and fail to do their jobs optimally.  Many therapies that do not work directly to release the organs will fall short in helping to restore the organs and client to optimal function and health.  When an organ is not working optimally, the entire body suffers; other organs, systems, and meridians are asked to 'pick up the slack' which may cause an overall energy drain and keep the body from being able to restore homeostasis.  Each organ is paired with another, and, as chi and electrons are drained from poor health, the associated organs are affected as they give up their energy to keep homeostasis.  Eventually, this affects the entire body.  Restoring optimal organ function requires addressing the structural and functional dynamics as well as the consciousness and energetic aspects of the organ.

Course Topics:

  • Anatomy and location of the major organs
  • How organs become restricted
  • Understanding the difference between the Yin and Yang organs
  • Motility (natural movement patterns: inspir and expir) of the individual organs
  • Movement of the organs with the breath cycle
  • Movement of the organs with motion
  • Symptoms that arise from organ restrictions
  • Referred pain patterns that are the result of organ restriction and congestion
  • How these restrictions in the viscera affect posture and function of the muscles and fascia of the body
  • Techniques to release each individual organ and restore them to optimal health
  • Chronic pathological consciousness and emotions that can arise from poor organ movement and expression

"SI: Visceral Dynamics is a most comprehensive course.  The organs play a vital role in our physical, mental, emotional health that we can examine (feel), assess, and apply.  The techniques are so powerful!"  ~ Linda H, Saskatchewan, Canada

This class provides a deep understanding and experience of the organs.  You'll explore organ health, how organs affect the nervous system, structure, and function of the body, and pathological emotions and consciousness associated with the organs.  This new understanding will give you the ability to facilitate powerful shifts on all levels through releasing organ restrictions and optimizing organ function.  You will have a guided experience of your own organs as well as hands on practice to ensure that you can implement the material effectively into your own clinical practice.  Gain valuable skill through practice time as well as powerful work from your classmates.

"Lynn is an awesome instructor.  He communicates the concepts very effectively and helps the student learn the techniques well enough to immediately incorporate them into one's practice."  ~ Caya, Columbia MO

Because of the vital role the organs play in our structural, functional, and emotional health, physical organ restrictions can produce a wide range of symptoms. Often a dynamic organ release results in immediate benefits on multiple levels. A few recent examples:

  1. A student in a recent class presented with chronic pain in the right SI joint, low back, and right leg, as well as chronic right hip flexor and psoas trigger points and spasms.  After using the approach taught in Visceral Dynamics to release the ascending colon, cecum, and appendix, there were immediate notable postural changes as she could stand up straight on the right side.  This also changed her gate, as the right leg is now allowed to move posterior behind her body for the first time in years.  The pain was eliminated.
  2. A client complained of pain on the inside of the legs and pelvis on both sides. After releasing the right kidney, the referred pelvic and leg pain was gone and there were additional physical and emotional/consciousness benefits as well. The client reported significantly reduced blood pressure, no longer feeling afraid to change, and not having to get her way all the time in situations at work and with family.
  3. A client experienced chronic pain in right middle back and rib cage, right shoulder, poor energy and frequent headaches. After using the course techniques to release fascial restrictions in and around the liver, the pain in mid back was gone and flexibility restored. After a mild case of"detox diarrhea" as he called it, headaches no longer happen every day, only occasionally with poor diet choices. He also no longer felt the urge to take naps in the early afternoon.

The Visceral Dynamics approach will significantly enhance your work, allowing you to delve deeper into structural, functional, emotional, and energetic issues in the entire body.  You'll be able to implement the course content easily, producing more powerful and effective results in your sessions immediately.  

"Visceral Dynamics is by far the best health work seminar I have attended. It is multi-faceted and succinct, with focus on knowledge needed to be conveyed and an unparalleled, kinesthetic means of teaching that not only made this 3 day course a compression of what could easily be a 4 day course, but strongly deepened my understanding of and connection to the visceral organs."
 ~ Carmen, Austin, TX

Join us for an upcoming class in Biggar, Canada (May 1st-3rd), Kempten, Germany (Oct. 16th-18th), or Portland, Oregon (Dec. 4th-6th).

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