Open to: Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other Manual Therapists

This workshop is facilitated by Hal Dunkelman, who is a professional counselor and psychotherapist.  The workshop will explore the possible underlying psychological dynamics associated with touch and the patient practitioner relationship.

Hal Dunkelman is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy with a background in psychology and over 20 years’ counselling experience.

Additional Resources

1. Touch – The Forgotten Sense with Professor Francis McGlone

A podcast by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Being touched is essential for healthy brain development Yet, for the first time in the evolution of human history, many of us are being exposed to less touch than ever before. Researcher Professor Francis McGlone explains the importance of touch for humans and the consequences of not receiving it.

2. Understanding and working with the psychodynamics of practitioner-patient relationships in the manual therapies

by Danny Sher, BSc (Hons) Ost., Mannie Sher, PhD*

Available online to practitioners at www.sciencedirect.com.

Touch matters