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Guest Lectures at BCOM 

Trauma and chronic pain: the pain incorporated

Wednesday 30 November 2016
From 6pm to 7:30pm in the Lecture Theatre, Frazer House 

This lecture is about the nature of trauma and pain and the links between the two. Topics covered will include dissociation as the essence of trauma, interoception, Stephen Porges and the Polyvagal Theory, and how we can help people change their pain experience.

Steve Haines has been working in healthcare for over 25 years and as a bodyworker since 1998. He is the co-author of ‘Cranial Intelligence’ and author of comic books ‘Pain Is Really Strange’ and ‘Trauma Is Really Strange’.

Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing.

He has studied Yoga, Shiatsu, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).

He is a UK registered Chiropractor and teaches TRE and Cranial work all over the world.

His treatments now use education, embodied awareness and light touch to help people move more freely and be more present. Steve lives and works between London and Geneva.

Guest Lectures at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) have been running for a number of years and have seen a wide range of fascinating and enlightening speakers share their expert knowledge on topics linked to health, manual therapy and well-being. They are open to all registered osteopaths, osteopathic students and other healthcare professionals. They take place on select Wednesdays throughout the academic year from 6pm to 7:30pm in the  Lecture Theatre, Frazer House. Access is via the BCOM Clinic Entrance (6 Netherhall Gardens, London NW3 5RR).

The guest lectures are free to BCOM Students and Staff.

Students registered at UK Osteopathic Educational Institutions, Registered Osteopaths and other healthcare professionals are able to attend guest lectures at BCOM free of charge, if they become external members of BCOM’s Student Union (SU).

Annual membership fee for BCOM SU

  • Students registered at UK OEI’s - £7.50 per annum
  • Registered Osteopaths and other healthcare professionals - £25 per annum

Please download the BCOM SU Registration Form here Fill it out and bring it with you on the night along with your membership fee.

To register your interest in attending or if you have any questions please email admin@bcom.ac.uk

Previous lectures included:

  • Alex Irving: Mindfulness and the therapeutic space. Exploring creative responses to suffering.

  • Dr. Eyal Lederman: Myth of Core Stability

  • Liz Koch: Body As Process Stalking The Wild Psoas.

  • Erin Sanchez: Working with Dancers: Dance Medicine & Science in the UK.

  • John Durkin from Active Life Podiatry London: ‘Running & orthoses’

  • Dr Raymond Perrin: ‘Diagnosis & treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, an introduction to the Perrin Technique’.

  • James Earls from Anatomy Trains UK: ‘Anatomy Trains & their contribution to functional movement’.

  • Leon Chaitow ND DO: ‘Osteopathic & complementary approaches to managing breathing pattern disorders’.

  • Tim Beame from Pain & Performance: ‘The complexity of pain, getting personal to get clinical’.


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