July 2015

Upcoming Courses

Visceral Manipulation:
Abdomen 1 (VM1)
Indianapolis, IN
Denver, CO
Maui, HI
Somerville, NJ
Lansing, MI
Missoula, MT
Big Sur, CA
Tampa Bay, FL
Asheville, NC
Toronto, ON
Vancouver, BC
St Louis, MO
Sedona, AZ
Washington, DC
Minneapolis, MN
Calgary, AB
Albany, NY
Sep 24 - 27, 2015
Oct 1 - 4, 2015
Oct 8 - 11, 2015
Oct 8 - 11, 2015
Oct 25 - 30, 2015
Nov 5 - 8, 2015
Nov 19 - 22, 2015
Nov 19 - 22, 2015
Dec 10 - 13, 2015
Jan 7 - 10, 2016
Jan 21 - 24, 2016
Jan 21 - 24, 2016
Feb 4 - 7, 2016
Feb 11 - 14, 2016
Feb 18 - 21, 2016

Visceral Manipulation:
Abdomen 2 (VM2)

Orange County, CA
Portland, OR
Vancouver, BC
Asheville, NC
Palm Beach, FL
Toronto, ON
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Washington, DC
Edmonton, AB
Aug 6 - 9, 2015
Oct 22 - 25, 2015
Nov 5 - 8, 2015
Nov 19 - 22, 2015
Dec 10 - 13, 2015
Dec 10 - 13, 2015
Jan 11 -14, 2016
Jan 21 - 24, 2016
Jan 21 - 24, 2016
Mar 17 - 20, 2016
Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3)
Houston, TX
Hardwick, VT
Tampa Bay, FL
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Oct 15 - 18, 2015
Oct 22 - 25, 2015
Nov 5 - 8, 2015
Nov 12 - 15, 2015
Feb 4 - 7, 2016 

Visceral Manipulation:
The Thorax (VM4)

Orange County, CA
Albuquerque, NM
Calgary, AB
Toronto, ON
Aug 6 - 9, 2015
Aug 27 - 30, 2015
Oct 22 - 25, 2015
Mar 10 - 13, 2016

Manual Thermal Evaluation / Introduction to VisceroEmotional
Washington, DC
Chicago, IL
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 3 - 6, 2015
Jan 21 - 24, 2016
Jan 28 - 31, 2016

VisceroEmotional Relationships

Visceral Manipulation Dissection (VMD)
Baltimore, MD
Sacramento, CA
Nov 20 - 22, 2015
Mar 11 - 13, 2016

Applications for Pediatrics (VAP)
Chicago, IL

Oct 1 - 4, 2015

Listening Techniques 1 (LT1)
Palm Beach, FL
Seattle, WA
Nov 20 - 22, 2015
Jan 29 - 31, 2016

Listening Techniques 2: An Integrative Approach to Evaluation (LT2)
Denver, CO
Feb 12 - 14, 2016

Visceral Manipulation: Upper Body (VVMU)
Palm Beach, FL
Mar 3 - 5, 2016

Advanced Visceral Components
of the Neck and Thorax (VMAT)

Visceral Vascular Manipulation:
Lower Body (VVML)

Neuromeningeal Manipulation: An Integrative Approach to Trauma (NM1)
New London, CT  
Minneapolis, MN  
Albuquerque, NM
Edmonton, AB
Baltimore, MD
Hartford, CT  
Nov 5 - 7, 2015
Nov 13 - 15, 2015
Dec 11 - 13, 2015
Jan 15 - 17, 2016
Feb 25 - 27, 2016
Mar 31 - 2, 2016

Neuromeningeal Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation;
Upper Body (NM2)

Minneapolis, MN
Palm Beach, FL
Toronto, ON
Aug 7 - 9, 2015
Oct 9 - 11, 2015
Jan 28 - 30, 2016

Neuromeningeal Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation;
Lower Body (NM3)

Albuquerque, NM
Vancouver, BC
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 30 - 1, 2015
Nov 6 - 8, 2015
Feb 5 - 7, 2016

Neuromeningeal Manipulation: Brain & Cranial Nerve Manipulation (NM4)

San Francisco, CA
Albuquerque, NM
Toronto, ON
Aug 14 - 16, 2015
Nov 20 - 22, 2015
Dec 3 - 5, 2015

Neuromeningeal Manipulation 5 (NM5)

Neuro-Visceral Manipulation of the Thorax and Abdomen (NVMTA)

Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28 - 1, 2016


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  Neural Manipulation 5 (NM5) 
Instructor Alain Croibier

Urogenital Manipulation (UGM)
Instructor Jean-Pierre Barral

Camargue, FR
Clinical Symposium (SYMJP)
Instructor Jean-Pierre Barral

Sydney, AUS

Sydney, AUS

Sydney, AUS

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Visceral Manipulation: Strategic Crossroads of the Body 1 (SCB1)
Instructor Jean-Pierre Barral

Visceral Manipulation: Strategic Crossroads of the Body 2 (SCB2)
Instructor Jean-Pierre Barral

For information on Continuing Education hours, please check with your individual
state licensing boards.


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Our Partner Curriculums

IAHE is a coalition of healthcare instructors and curriculum developers united to advance innovative therapies
through high-quality
education programs.   


To see partner curriculums and future workshop schedules, please click on a curriculum title below.

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John E. Upledger, DO, OMM    



Kerry D'Ambrogio



Kerry D'Ambrogio 


  Kerry D'Ambrogio 


  Kerry D'Ambrogio 

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Joachim Zuther, PT, MT, CDTI 



Suzanne Scurlock-Durana




Ann Harman, DO



Judith (Walker) DeLany, LMT


Aminah Raheem, PhD 



Cloe S. Couturier




Fritz Smith, MD 



Bruce Schonfeld

Advanced Rolfer



Rebecca M. Ridge, PhD, TEP


Chas Perry, PhD, CST-D 

Paul Chauffour, DO
French Osteopath

Upcoming Conventions 

Pittsburgh, PA - August 19 - 22, 2015

Washington, DC - September 18 - 20, 2015 

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In the Spotlight...
with Jean-Pierre Barral, DO
by Theresa Devereux, DO (Non-Practicing Osteopath)


Jean-Pierre Barral is a French osteopath

and physiotherapist known for developing visceral manipulation Cited by Time Magazine as one of the top innovators for alternative medicine to watch for the millennium, Jean-Pierre's work has reached a global audience.


He has written several books, lectures all over the world and has established The Barral Institute which provides research and training on visceral, vascular and neural manipulation and manual therapies for the fascia and membranes.  


Yet, for all of that, in this interview, I was struck by his humility, commitment, humor and uncomplicated approach to osteopathy which reminded me very much of the spirit that permeated much of our training at the BSO in the eighties.


After qualifying at the ESO in 1974, he taught bio-mechanics for several years and also taught osteopathy to medical students at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris North at a time when it was illegal to practice osteopathy in France. He is now Chairman of the Department of Visceral Manipulation Osteopathy at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris and Grenoble.........In 1990, he co-founded the International College of Osteopathy in St Etienne and he has practiced privately in France for 42 years.  



And, now Some Humor
from the Desk of Jean-Pierre

A patient after his 1st appointment with me told me  

"You know, I feel much better after your session."   


As I like to tease my patients,  

I told him "For the first time it works; I feel happy!"   


He went to see the secretary who asked him "Would you like another appointment?"  


He said, "No, Mr Barral told me it's very seldom he has results."

!!!!!!!!!!! Too Funny !!!!!!!!!


The patient came back 3 months later for another session.


Concussion and PTSD Intensive Therapy Programs and Research Studies
New Dates Announced 


Due to the overwhelming success of our pilot Concussion Intensive Therapy program and Research Study with former NFL players, the Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation is dedicated to the ongoing development of future programs and the valuable research they yield.


On September 24, 6 additional former NFL players will participate in a second Concussion Intensive Program. Several of those players are now warriors in the awareness campaign about the debilitating long term effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIS) and multiple concussions. We will continue to partner with them to spread the word that manual therapies including CST, NM, and VM are critical missing pieces in existing concussion treatment protocol for people of all ages. 


January 2016, will be our next Military veterans PTSD Intensive Therapy Program and Research Study. If you are a certified therapist and would like to be considered for our ongoing programs, please fill out the Therapist Application found on the home page of the Upledger.org website. 


Visceral Manipulation 
Study Groups and Practice Groups   

Enjoy the Benefits...

Study Groups create wonderful opportunities to practice the skills you have already learned and further your understanding of your chosen modality by sharing experiences and asking questions of other like-minded practitioners.


Study Groups include hands-on practice, techniques review and time available to have your questions answered.  Study Groups are led by Instructors, Teaching Assistants, or Certified Therapists.

Practice Groups are more informal, and allow for students to practice in order to prepare for further study.


To learn more about adult learning and why Study Groups are so important, please click here.

To locate a study group in your area, click here. 


To become a Study Group Leader or Practice Group Organizer, contact Kristen Bloom at  kristen.bloom@iahe.com 

Become a Promotional Sponsor!
Did you know that by joining our Referral Reward program, you can earn vouchers???

The Promotional Sponsor program is available to anyone who has registered in the program and refers a colleague to an entry level workshop.

It's really easy, just simply refer colleagues to our entry level classes: CS1, VM1, NM1, TBB1, MB, JB, FB and earn vouchers when the registering student mentions your name. Receive 10% tuition credit for each new person referred  that completes an IAHE entry level class.

And as an added bonus: Receive 20% tuition credit when you refer over 10 people in a calendar year.

All students referred must successfully complete their classes.

To Register to Become a Promotional Sponsor, call 800-311-9204 or email ps@iahe.com 

Barral Institute Alumni Association    

The Barral Institute Alumni Association is managed by the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP).

Participants in Barral workshops are automatically eligible for membership. The basic membership is free.

Medallion Membership offers enhanced professional benefits.
Newly added benefit: Online video reviews of class you attend.
Videos now available: LT1-2, MALE, MASP, NM1-4, NVMTA, SCB1, VAP, VM1-6, VMAT, VNAC, VVML, VVMU, CCPB1, CS1-2, CSIR, CSP1-2, LDA1, LDT1-3, SER1-2, SICS, TBS1 and UMAC1.   

For a complete listing and description of the benefits associated with Medallion status, please visit
IAHP membership benefits. 


Participant Testimonials...

"I've suffered numerous concussions over the years and  developed hydrocephalus while
playing in the National Football League (NFL) in 1981. During the 1981 season, I underwent emergency Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt brain surgery.

(A VP shunt is a long, flexible, plastic tube that drains cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. This is done so that pressure does not build up within the head. The tube goes from the brain to the abdomen.)

I've now survived 9 brain surgeries and several grand mal seizures.

  Markus Koch, Super Bowl Champion, Washington Redskins 1986-1991  
"For me, CranioSacral Therapy, Neural Manipulation and Visceral Manipulation have been keys element in unwinding and releasing old pain. The highly skilled Upledger and Barral therapists have facilitated an inward journey that has taken me to the core of my being, at the physical, mental and emotional realms, where the old contractions from years of hard driving and pounding had lodged.  



"The Barral courses have been fantastic. I have completed VM1-4, Listening 1, NM 1-3 & MAUE. I cannot say enough positive things about them. The instructors are all very good, their anatomical knowledge is exceptional, the techniques are very useful, and the information you get on each course is great. I can highly recommend them to further your clinical knowledge, palpation and technical skills. As an osteopath, I use the techniques I have learnt on these courses daily and I see fantastic results with patients.''   

- L. Bennett, Osteopath  


''The detail, in-depth anatomical knowledge and finesse of this approach has helped me successfully treat a significant number of patients in my practice. Giving tools to unlocking chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel, while also expanding my repertoire to treat vascular and neural dysfunction. As a manual therapist we should have the commitment to practice at a surgical level. The Barral curriculum enforces this, and pushes your knowledge and hands to an in-depth and highly specific level.''  

- S. Pakkiri, Osteopath 

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New Barral Institute Teachers and Teaching Assistants

VM Teachers:
  • Matias Chahab, PT, DO of BI Italy is now a VM1 (Abdomen) teacher. He teaches in both Italian and Spanish.
  • Nabil Lahlouh, PT, CVMP of BI Spain is now a VM3 (Pelvis) teacher. He teaches in both English and Spanish.
  • Alison Harvey, DC, CST-D, BI-D, AK of BI United Kingdom is now a VM3 (Pelvis) teacher.
  • Peter Coppola, PT, BI-D of Prescott, AZ is now a VM4 (Thorax) teacher.

  • Jean Anne Zollars, PT, DPT, MA, BI-D of  Albuquerque, NM is now a VM5 (Manual Thermal Evaluation & Introduction to VisceroEmotional) teacher.

Satellite News


BI Ireland:

  • Congratulations to Deborah Conway, DO of Dublin, Ireland. She is the owner/director of our newest Barral Institute Satellite! Deborah has been offering Barral programs in Ireland with a constant desire to provide the best educational environment for the practitioners. We look forward to continuing our work together with Deborah and Barral Institute Ireland.

 BI Brasil:

  • Congratulations to Marcio Ferreirade Moraes, PT of Florianopolis, Brazil. He is the new owner/director of our Satellite in Brazil. He has been training and assisting with the Barral Institute in Brazil since 2009. We look forward to continuing our work together with Marcio and Barral Institute Brasil.

 BI Italy: 

  • Congratulations Robert Bonanzinga, DO, BI-D of Fontevivo, Italy, the new owner/director of Barral Institute Italy.
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We strive to make our searchable database as comprehensive as possible. If you know of an article that is not included on this list, please e-mail us with the article information. 

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