Being Well Communications Manual Therapies Seminar Series

Dr. Verna Hunt, BSc DC ND, has developed a series of 5 one-day manual therapy seminars that she teaches to 15 licensed participants per seminar. These seminars can be taken in any order and will cover the entire body, head to toe, on how to affect and increase resolution of homeostasis by application of manual therapies. The knowledge you will learn comes from Dr. Hunt’s 40 years of clinical practice in using these practical and effective techniques.

The seminar series currently includes these standalone topics that can be taken in any order:

  1. The Belly
  2. The Head and Neck
  3. Beyond Palpation
  4. Arms into the Thorax
  5. Legs into the Pelvis

Three seminars will be held each year in February, May, and September. The schedule for the year’s seminars will be posted on this page in the fall of the previous year, so that participants can plan ahead. Please see below for the updated seminar schedule. Thank you.

 

2020 BWC Seminar Schedule

CE Hours pending for 2020 seminars.

 

 January 25, 2020 | Seminar 2

The Head & Neck: What can keep the head and body connected?

Toronto – Held at Viriditas Herbal Products, Ltd., 2775 Dundas Street West, Suite 101

 People with head and neck symptoms suffer with dysfunctional physiology, often with few therapy options that offer normalization and return to homeostasis. Manual therapies can promote improved functionality to assist in resolution of causative factors.

TO REGISTER DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION PACKAGE, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM.

 

 March 7, 2020 | Seminar 3

Beyond Palpation: When you touch the patient’s skin/subcutaneous tissues/and connective tissue, what does the information you see and feel indicate?

Toronto – Held at Viriditas Herbal Products, Ltd., 2775 Dundas Street West, Suite 101

 The skin is the largest organ of the body and rests upon subdermal and connective tissues. Practitioners with developed palpation and clinical observation skills can discern information about overall health and specific areas of concerns, from actual skin conditions to nutrient insufficiencies, and more. Through skilled palpation, the practitioner can deliver types of treatment to the patient for their individual needs.

TO REGISTER DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION PACKAGE, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM.

 

May 23, 2020 | Seminar 4

The Upper Limbs & Thorax: How do compensations in the rib cage, its contents, and the upper limbs affect well being?

Toronto – Held at Viriditas Herbal Products, Ltd., 2775 Dundas Street West, Suite 101

The function of the thorax and its contents is key to a good quality of life, for without that the organs within (i.e. heart and lungs, etc.) could unknowingly deteriorate long before symptoms appear. Assessing for compromised function in the upper limbs, ribs, sternum, diaphragm, spine, clavicles, breathing patterns, heart and pulse rhythms, etc., long before pathologies arise is crucial. Dysfunction can be treated through manual therapies, along with other modalities, to improve and promote repair and restoration.

TO REGISTER DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION PACKAGE, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM.

 

September 26, 2020 | Seminar 5

Connecting the Lower Limbs up into the Pelvis: What keeps a connection from lower limbs into the pelvis?

Toronto – Held at Viriditas Herbal Products, Ltd., 2775 Dundas Street West, Suite 101

 Assuring that lower limb functionally lasts a lifetime depends upon the neuro-musculo-skeletal integration to the rest of the body, particularly the pelvis. When the pelvic floor and core muscles are not working in concert with the lower limbs, due to injury or pelvic organ dysfunction, the natural harmony of movement in spacial relationship to gravity decompensates resulting joint deterioration, organ malfunction and metabolic stasis. Assessment and treatment of the connection between the lower limbs and pelvis begins at birth until the elder years, often beginning and ending with imbalance and many injuries in between. Manual therapies can alleviate and treat the cause to ensure optimal movement for a lifetime.

TO REGISTER DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION PACKAGE, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM.

 

November 7, 2020 | Seminar 1

The Belly: What is going on in there?

Toronto – Held at Viriditas Herbal Products, Ltd., 2775 Dundas Street West, Suite 101

People have various kinds of abdominal discomfort and they come to your office seeking relief. External manual palpation can reveal many things, including things not visible on x-ray or MRIs. There is often a lack of functional movement in the connective tissue and fascia and/or lack of movements of the various organs in the abdomen. External manual treatment can correct positioning and assist in function.

TO REGISTER DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION PACKAGE, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM.

 

 


 

Recommendations

 


“The Belly” seminar was replete with useful techniques and various resources on manual therapy and elder philosophy.

The course thoroughly prepared me to understand the in-depth application of lymphatic drainage as presented by Dr Verna Hunt.

Dr Verna Hunt was extremely professional, helpful, patient and generous in sharing her knowledge. I truly felt she was sincere, empathic and constantly encouraging us to learn. I have been using her techniques and my patients have noted improvements in their symptoms.

For all the above reasons, I highly recommend Dr Verna Hunt’s courses.

— Dr. Carole Chueng, ND


“The Head & Neck” seminar gave me tools that I can use immediately in clinical practice. I really liked the lymph work, which is so needed in my clinic. The seminar gave me hands-on, effective ways to find the problem areas in the body, and ways to immediately treat these issues for the patient. I especially found it useful to learn together in a smaller group of 15 participants, which allowed us to voice our concerns about certain clinical pictures that present in our clinics. This is the type of teaching that is so important in naturopathic medicine.

– Dr. Elizabeth Storjohann, BSc, ND, RTCMP


“The Head & Neck” seminar was one of the best I’ve done in years! The detailed anatomy review, course material, assessment techniques, and treatment instructions provided valuable take-home material that I am already referring to in clinical practice. However, the real MAGIC was getting off the paper and learning through my hands. This experiential learning is rare and irreplaceable, and there is no more skilled, experienced, and wise practitioner to watch and learn from than Dr. Verna Hunt.

– Dr. Kara Dionisio, BSc, MSc, ND