What is this all about?

What is MultiSensory Functional Integration and who uses this method?

MSFIntegration is a set of methods, assumptions, and tools of connection into the body that allow a hands on practitioner to wake up the body’s ability to sense and integrate information more accurately.  These tools can be used by any hands on practitioner like DCs, DOs, PTs, LMTs, LAcs, and body workers to effect more lasting change in the body.

Is MultiSensory Functional Integration just another Technique?

MSFIntgration is not a technique dictating a path to recovery.  Instead it offers the practitioners more tools to achieve a higher level of balance with the lens they are currently looking through.  It is a path to exploration.  Each practitioner will use these tools uniquely, combined with their body of knowledge and tailored to the needs of the person in front of them.

Is MSFIntegration centered around the function of the nervous system?

Yes, and no.

Yes, we are working with sensory receptors which is where the interaction of the nervous system begins.  If we don’t sense, we don’t act.  If we hold, we compensate.  The nervous system is involved with all those processes.  So are the circulatory and pressure system, the endocrine and energetic systems, organ and metabolic systems.

No, to the extent that even the neural system will become a supporting structure when the immune system is challanged.  These methods are organized around the many phases of the innate, precognitive functions of the immune system.  Working with the sensory receptors that have compromised the ability of the immune system to operate fluidly and flexibly.

How about the seminars?

What do I need to know before taking the first class?

Basic understanding of Anatomy and Physiology is required.  The deeper your knowledge here, the more powerful the toolset will be as it will allow you to ask more questions and find more connection within the body.

Whatever your level of understanding, these methods will give you tools to explore relationships in the body more deeply.  My first class includes an overview of physiological systems and clinical presentations as well as hands on interaction with these body systems.

I'm a hands on learner - are these seminars all talk and heady discussion?

Each Seminar is divided into four 3.5 hour blocks, with an hour lunch in the middle.

There will be heady discussion, oriented towards practical understanding of the clients we work with every day.  Discussion will be collaborative and will draw upon the knowledge and resources each class participant brings with them.

Every block will be broken up with hands on time reinforcing each concept we go over.  We be thinking, moving, practicing, doing, feeling, sensing, sharing and hopefully enjoying the process as we go.

We will not be disengaged in an endless droning lecture that is way over our heads, or way under our heads.  We will all be engaged in an interactive experience.

If I don't take the whole series is it worth taking just the first class?

Each class teaches a set of skills that can be applied right away.  If you only take home the first seminar, it can change the way you approach your clients and increase the benefit they receive from your care.  Each seminar is useful on its own.

Why are the first two classes prerequisites for the following seminars?

Though each seminar has info you can take home and use on its own.  The first two seminars build the ground work to be able to effectively use the information covered in the remaining seminars.

The progression of each seminar is a logical step towards the next one.  They are taught in order of more complex interactions in the body.  Together they allow a more comprehensive view and connection with the body.

That being said, after the first two you will be able to take future seminars at random as you will then have the basic foundation required to apply towards other systems in the body.

Can I take your first class before I sign up for the whole series at a discount?

Absolutely.  If you want to take my first two classes individually and then decide to commit to the whole series, we will apply the appropriate discount over the remainder as if you chose that option from the get go.

The class is full, why not add one more person?

These methods are best taught in small group environments.  I keep class size limited to 18 in order to give sufficient individual attention.  When we work hands on, we will break up in groups of 3.  One on the table, one practicing, one watching, giving pointers and asking questions.

We want to make sure training is effective enough for you to take this information and experience home and apply it directly to your clients the next day.

Why are you teaching these classes?

I’ve been developing these methods since 2005.  It’s time to share.

I approach the body very differently than most practitioners – because of this I get very different results.  It is teachable, we don’t all have to re-create the wheel. I believe in adding to the body of knowledge for the sake of it.  Share the knowledge, share the love.

Selfishly, I get more out of teaching than I do out of taking classes.  I want to structure our classes differently like I structure my practice differently.  I want it to be meaningful, supportive, respectful, and engaging.  I want to get something out of it, and I want all of you to get something meaningful to take home.

Do these seminars count towards continuing education for chiropractors?

Currently the first seminar – Level 1 does offer 14hrs of continuing education to Texas Chiropractors.

I can't make the seminar though really want to learn this stuff, do you offer online learning?

2016 we began teaching these methods in a 2 day seminar 5x/yr for an 8 seminar series.

We are filming these seminars.

In 2017 or 2018 we plan to adapt these into an online learning series.  These will be available to seminar attendees to reinforce their advanced learning.  They will also be available as online learning for those unable to attend in person.