Join leading osteopath Walter 'Wally' McKone in this unique two-day workshop which explores Western philosophy and its relationship to osteopathic philosophy as a method of clarity in diagnosis through practical personal experience. Emphasis will be placed on developing palpation not as theory and practice but as practice developing theory, the method of A. T. Still. With over 30 years in practice and using reason as an approach to problems in medicine and psychology, McKone's teaching reconciles the philosophical foundations of osteopathy and its application within clinical practice making his workshop unique bringing together philosophy, history and its practical application.
Friday 7th October 11am-6pm. Saturday 8th October 10am-4pm.
Your ticket includes access to both days of intensive training. Welcome drinks are served on arrival, a late lunch and refreshments throughout each day. There is free parking for delegates. Tickets £265 (includes £15 booking fee).
Local accommodation links: We have secured a preferential bed and breakfast delegate rate (subject to availability) at the Marriott Hotel Cheshunt. The hotel is around a ten minute taxi-ride from the conference venue. Prices are £90 for double-occupancy / £80 for single inclusive of VAT per room, per night. To book your accommodation please call +44 (0) 1992 451 145 and quote 'PWPX'. PLEASE NOTE: The organisers are unable to reserve accommodation on your behalf.
Attending this workshop will allow you to join others in developing skills of reasoning and decision making. This practical, in depth approach to philosophy moves beyond informing us 'what' to think and invites us to discover 'how' to think. Drawing from Classical Greek to 20th century philosophy this workshop will reveal Western philosophy's hidden agenda. This hidden agenda is unknowingly still being applied in medicine and psychology theories and practice, resulting in a permanent state of disempowerment.
The one major lesson you will learn is a holistic-dynamic way of thinking that is unique to the philosophy of osteopathy. Originating from Aristotle, the holistic-dynamic way of thinking was further developed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Osteopathy drew on this approach applying it in health care and illness diagnosis, motivation and treatment.
This workshop symposium encourages further stimulation of conversation (unlike in a traditional lecture-theatre setting). The immediate experience of small group collaboration allows an expansion of thought that would not arise in isolated thought.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The venue is easily accessible from London via:
Trains - every 20 mins approx. from London Liverpool Street Station to Broxbourne. The venue is a short taxi-ride from the station.
Roads - A10 toward Hertford. The venue is clearly sign-posted from the A10. The A10 is on the M25 Junction 25.
The nearest airport is Stansted. From here train to Broxbourne.
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