Alison Harvey BSc (Hons)/ MSc Chiro, CST-D, BI-D

When you book your ticket, you will be able to choose (FREE and included in the overall price):

One workshop and one lecture over the weekend.
One lecture on each of Saturday and Sunday

You may also choose one early morning workshop over the weekend.

Once you have booked your workshop/afternoon lectures, you will not be able to change these choices until you arrive at the venue via the Workshop Desk (subject to availability).

Saturday Early-morning - (hands-on) 40 places, 16 available

Venue: St Johns - Gloucester

The Liver – How its Function Influences the Entire Body

N.B. This is an early morning workshop option that may be chosen instead of an early morning exercise session.  Times:  7.30 – 9.30 a.m.

The liver function is vital for health.  Digestive issues are very common in our society and it is rare that the liver is not involved in them. From a manual therapy perspective, learning how to work with the liver physically often creates change which has implications for the persons wider health on a chemical, structural, energetic and emotional level. For example, many frozen shoulder issues are associated with liver restrictions.  The liver is supported by connective tissue, being surrounded by peritoneum and having relationships with the diaphragm, lesser omentum and various visceral ligaments.

Key objectives:

  • To learn how to locate, palpate and assess the liver
  • Learn how to release restrictions of the connective tissues surrounding the liver or cellular restrictions of the liver itself
  • Understand how the liver relates to other parts of the body via its connective tissues and how to resolve the related issues.

Alison trained as a chiropractor following her own treatment. The natural, holistic methods employed by chiropractic and focus on prevention of further health problems impressed her.  After her studies, she worked in Surrey and Sussex in natural health centres, to widen her knowledge of complementary medicine, before returning to her Scottish homeland to start her own practice in Ayr in 2002. She trained in Applied Kinesiology and CranioSacral Therapy to allow her to expand her holistic approach.

Alison is highly trained in Visceral Manipulation through the Barral Institute and uses it extensively with her patients. She finds this further increases her scope of practice so she can work with people with conditions that do not usually resolve with chiropractic care. She is the only UK instructor for the Barral Institute and runs its UK branch. She has also written a book ‘A Pathway to Health’ about visceral manipulation.


Requirements for course:

Wear loose fitting clothing.

Open to practising therapists.

Please bring a couch cover and cushion if you are able.

N.B. This is an early morning workshop option that may be chosen instead of an early morning exercise session.  Times:  7.30 – 9.30 a.m.