Somato-emotional dysfunction and the combination of Focusing in the osteopathic treatment with Dino Muzzi DO

Aeroparc Gilze-Rijen Koffie/thee, lunch & syllabus Engels

Note: This course will take place on Saturday, Sunday, Monday 


Everyone knows the importance of the emotional engram in the success of an osteopathic treatment. This three-day workshop is aimed at all osteopaths wishing to deepen the osteopathic approach to somato-emotional dysfunction. You will first learn to make the difference in your hands, between somato-emotional dysfunction and somatic tension. This approach, which combines osteopathy and focusing, is intended to be non-directive and leaves room for the profound emergence of the meaning and causes of dysfunction, without the participation of the mind. The therapist then becomes a tool by guiding the patient through the outcome of his tensions-emotions. No place for judgments, personal filters, interpretations on the part of the therapist and the patient; only the deep and unconscious part of the patient is expressed.

Focusing is a body approach to psychotherapy created by the American Eugene Gendlin in the early 1970s. It is mainly described by an attitude of attention to the feeling in your body: emotions, kinesthetic sensations as well as visceral perceptions. Gendlin defined “bodily felt sense”, a bodily sense that the body recognizes and can identify and associate with an emotion, tension or problem that the person is facing. The results of a clinical trial in a hospital in the United States, showed that focusing significantly decreased the symptoms of depression and resulted in a positive body attitude, compared to the control group (Katonah DG, Flaxman J, 2009).

After several years of practice, reflection and learning the Focusing approach combined with the practice of osteopathy, it is now clear that these two approaches combined, bring a very powerful and effective tool for the osteopath. During these two days, the following will be presented:

  • A method of evaluation, via fascias, as additional tools to target lesion primality, improve diagnostic speed and clinical efficacy.
  • An introduction to somato-emotional dysfunctions at the level of fascia.
  • A description of the inseparable relationship between the different tensions and their emotional involvement.
  • An introduction to a method of verbalization of emotions in connection with the somato-emotional dysfonction encountered: a non-directive approach of the “focusing” type centered on the patient.
  • Explanations and demonstrations on how to guide the patient during treatment to allow him to release the emotional component, while being a control and dynamic fulcrum, so as to maximize the effect of our osteopathic treatments.
  • An experiment of different treatment strategies combining osteopathy and Focusing to respond and respect the patient’s capacity.
  • A methodology of specific treatment of somato-emotional areas.
  • The involvement of palpation by respecting the tissues during the different types of techniques

Day 1



Somato-emotional dysfunction

  1. Definition and basic concept
  2. Tension/emotion relationship
  3. Importance of fascia in somato-emotional dysfunction
  4. Latest research
  5. Finding and Clinical Application for Evaluation


  1. Observation of lines of force
  2. Evaluation via the fascial frame
  3. Specific cranial assessment



  1. Evaluation at the level of the2nd spring (depth)
  2. Demonstration of the approach on a participant
  3. Preparation; work of the diaphragm and cranial
  4. Exercice focusing 1
  5. Osteopathic treatment combined with exercise focusing 1
  6. Clinical example


Day 2



  1. Definition of emotions
  2. Physiology of emotions
  3. Theory focusing approach


  1. Exercice Focusing 2
  2. Osteopathic treatment combined with focusing exercise 1 and 2



  1. Evaluation via the fascial frame with another participant
  2. Demonstration of the approach on a participant
  3. Osteopathic treatment combined with focusing

Theory and Practice

  1. Theory and practice Insula and cranial treatment
  2. Cranial palpatory exercise; demonstration of the importance of the patient’s presence
  3. Clinical example


Day 3



  1. Meaning of “still point” and “potency”
  2. Clarification on the meaning of tension/emotion


  1. Exercice focusing 3
  2. Osteopathic treatment combined with exercise focusing 3



  1. Concept of treatment as a whole
  2. Treatment exercises with the notion of globality
  3. Difficulty and solution
  4. Back on the 3 days


Dino Muzzi graduated in physiotherapy from the Montreal University in 1985 and in osteopathy from the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques of Montreal in 1993. In addition to his clinical involvement with a diverse patient, he has developed a passion for teaching in different colleges for more than 30 years. He has collaborated with more than twenty schools in 11 different countries.

He has developed a specific method in osteopathy of somato-emotional dysfonction by combining osteopathy and  focusing.

Somato-emotional dysfunction and the combination of Focusing in the osteopathic treatment with Dino Muzzi DO
€ 750,00

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28 sep t/m 30 sep 09:00 - 17:30


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