Engaging the Science of Vitalism: Embodying the Biology of Belief in Chiropractic Practice and in Life (Lipton, Rockwell, Sitton, Jun 18-19, 2022 on-campus)

Hayward, CA US
June 18, 2022 to June 19, 2022

Live Classroom Seminar On-Campus in Hayward

Also available as a live, interactive webinar.

Schedule

Saturday, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Overview

At the heart of vitalism, lies the ability to change one’s life by changing one’s beliefs and perceptions. In collaboration with Dr. Bruce Lipton, the best selling author of The Biology of Belief, Drs. Jeff Rockwell and Omri Sitton have recognized that this process can be fortified and made easier by ensuring that our patients’ nervous systems are capable of experiencing safety both in their environment and within themselves. Drs. Rockwell and Sitton will be teaching seminar attendees the exciting news about the recently discovered third branch of the autonomic nervous system – the social nervous system – and how to activate it for healthier and happier living. They have developed easy to learn and fun-to-do neuro-activities and exercises for your patients (and *you*) that will boost the function of this extremely important aspect of one’s health. In addition, they have developed, and will be teaching in this seminar, how to distinguish whether your patients are “stuck“ in sympathetic or parasympathetic defense modes and how to perform gentle nerve mobilizations to bring a person back to a more vital and socially engaged state. If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of patients’ adjustments not holding, or wonder why their subluxations continue to return, this practical, hands-on portion of the Embodying The Biology of Belief seminar is just what you’ve been looking for. Join Dr Bruce Lipton –and his two special guests, on June 18-19 for a weekend learning experience that can change your patients’ lives.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the seminar, participants will better be able to:

  • describe leading edge research that reveals how perception of environmental signals controls behavior and gene expression - the science of epigenetics.
  • describe how quantum mechanical energy fields, including thought, interact with cellular proteins to control life.
  • describe how membrane protein perception complexes translate Innate Intelligence into biological behavior. These signal-translating proteins represent the fundamental “building” blocks of human consciousness.
  • become aware that prenatal and perinatal experiences provide for programmed perceptions, the basic physiology and behavior-controlling units of awareness that comprise the Educated Mind.
  • describe the elements of the new biology that provide a scientific foundation for Palmer’s Chiropractic Philosophy.
  • understand the basic fractal geometry of Nature and how its iterated patterns mirror human patterns.
  • have a better understanding of the new model of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), derived from new research on the Polyvagal Theory;
  • understand how their ANS’s “range of motion” may be restricted and how to get back to their original orienting system. Participants will know how to retrain their autonomic nervous system in order to dwell, orient to and engage life from a place of connection, play, love and intimacy with themselves and with others.
  • have the ability to practice mindfulness somatic activities, and reference the research behind the science, to shift their autonomic states from defense to growth.
  • learn the relationship between skin and brain, and how to help change or modulate old, outdated nervous system patterns through a specific type of touch.
  • appreciate the power of metaphor in how we shape our beliefs and our ability to perceive. Participants will also learn to distinguish between metaphors that help and those that hinder the brain’s task of helping us grow and change through feeling safe, rather than threatened.
  • be inspired to take these embodied experiences “from their chairs to their practices and their lives” – to change their beliefs and feel more empowered as the creators of their own lives!
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 8.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 4.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 12.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 12.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 12.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 12.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Course opens: 
01/01/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
Event starts: 
06/18/2022 - 12:00pm PDT
Event ends: 
06/19/2022 - 8:00pm PDT
Base cost:
$249.00

Summary

The frontier sciences of fractal geometry, quantum biophysics, neuroscience, epigenetics, cognition practices and polyvagal theory have profoundly revised our understanding of cell and human biology. Current research reported in mainstream scientific journals (e.g., Science, Nature and the Journal of the American Medical Association) provides for a “new biology” that validates the vitalistic model of health proposed by D.D. Palmer in 1895. The new version of vitalism, neo-vitalism establishes a solid scientific foundation for the practice of chiropractic. This powerful new knowledge can enhance your professional practice and, as importantly, your personal life.

Modern Science and the Practice of Vitalism: The frontier of science is offering an integral understanding of the mechanics of life at all levels of living systems – cellular, social and ecological – which profoundly revises our perception of reality. Scientific insights, from deep ecology, fractal geometry, quantum biophysics, epigenetics and the neurosciences offer a new emerging vision – one that sees the world as a network of interconnected and interdependent phenomena.

Through the experience of deepening one’s connection to self, community and the cosmos – we will validate the perennial philosophy of DD Palmer’s vitalistic contribution to the foundation of chiropractic. Join Bruce, Omri and Jeff, for an illustrated and animated presentation that will inspire your spirit, engage your mind, and challenge your creativity, as you comprehend the enormous potential for applying this information in your personal life and practice!

Learning Objectives

By the end of the seminar, participants will better be able to:

  1. describe leading edge research that reveals how perception of environmental signals controls behavior and gene expression  - the science of epigenetics
  2. describe how quantum mechanical energy fields, including thought, interact with cellular proteins to control life.
  3. describe how membrane protein perception complexes translate Innate Intelligence into biological behavior. These signal-translating proteins represent the fundamental “building” blocks of human consciousness.
  4. become aware that prenatal and perinatal experiences provide for programmed perceptions, the basic physiology and behavior-controlling units of awareness that comprise the Educated Mind.
  5. describe the elements of the new biology that provide a scientific foundation for Palmer’s Chiropractic Philosophy.
  6. understand the basic fractal geometry of Nature and how its iterated patterns mirror human patterns.
  7. have a better understanding of the new model of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), derived from new research on the Polyvagal Theory;
  8. understand how their ANS’s “range of motion” may be restricted and how to get back to their original orienting system. Participants will know how to retrain their autonomic nervous system in order to dwell, orient to and engage life from a place of connection, play, love and intimacy with themselves and with others.
  9. have the ability to practice mindfulness somatic activities, and reference the research behind the science, to shift their autonomic states from defense to growth.
  10. learn the relationship between skin and brain, and how to help change or modulate old, outdated nervous system patterns through a specific type of touch.
  11. appreciate the power of metaphor in how we shape our beliefs and our ability to perceive. Participants will also learn to distinguish between metaphors that help and those that hinder the brain’s task of helping us grow and change through feeling safe, rather than threatened.
  12. be inspired to take these embodied experiences “from their chairs to their practices and their lives” – to change their beliefs and feel more empowered as the creators of their own lives!
  13. Incorporate concepts of ChiroSomatics (CS) and PolyVagal Touch (PVT) to enhance your chiropractic adjustment

 

Teaching Methods

Lecture, slides, notes, discussion, meditation/exercises

 

Outline:                                                                                                 

Hour 1

Sitton

  1. Introduction to course.  Relationship to of course content to chiropractic philosophy and clinical practice.  Suggestions for integrating concepts into practice in order to be a better practitioner and improve health outcomes.  Connection to improved patient compliance.
  2. Define Embodying –why embody anything?

To embody something new would mean we have to change relationship to our structure (by applying new behaviors) that will ultimately pave new perceptions towards cementing new beliefs.

Embodying is a role that the body plays in shaping the mind.

Embodying: the word “body” in embodiment gives form to an idea that is formless. (A wedding ring is the embodiment of Love)

  1. allows us to shape the field that influences our lives.
  2. the actual feeling of a lived experience
  3. trusting our own bodymind as the ultimate teacher/guru
  1. Create a Field – MEDITATION
  1. Discuss an intro to research on brain/structure changes due to meditation
  2. Guided meditation

Hour 2

Lipton

1. The four incorrect “Assumptions” upon which modern biology is built: 1) Biology works by using Newtonian mechanisms; 2) Genes “control” biology; 3) Evolution is initiated with Random Mutations and 4) Evolution is based upon a competition for fitness.

2. The fallacy of Darwinian Theory:.  The search for hereditary mechanisms and the foundation of our belief in the “Primacy of DNA.”

Hour 3

Lipton

1. An introduction to the principles of quantum physics.

2. Insight into the interface of energy and matter, the foundation of quantum biophysics

3. The science of energy fields and the role of vibrational information in controlling atoms and molecules.

Hour 4

Lipton

1. The study of Protein Chemistry: Total reductionism - taking life down to its fundamental mechanism.  The science of how protein structure and function provide for biological expression.

2. The mechanism by which environmental “energy” signals control life: Insight to the “Secret of Life,” the interaction between proteins and environment. The molecular biology of the Triune (Intelligence-Matter-Force)

Hour 5

Lipton

1. Reviewing the science of Epigenetics: Understanding the mechanics of how environmental signals control genetic activity and cell behavior. Assessing the role of regulatory proteins in controlling the expression of DNA.

2. The biology of the cell membrane and how it functions as the “brain” of the cell. The membrane barrier separates Innate Intelligence from Universal Intelligence

Hour 6

Lipton

1. Understanding the mutually exclusive relationship between Growth and Protection. Assessing the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (HPA axis) pathway and its role in controlling the stress response.

2. Current awareness of Telomeres and Telomerase activity. Defining the mechanisms that control the genetics of health and aging.

Hour 7

Lipton

1. The role of programming the Educated Mind and its influence on the genetic and psychological development of a child.

2. Integrating the new science with Complementary Medicine and Spiritual Healing

3. Questions/Answers/Review

Hour 8

Sitton & Rockwell

We will explore the embodiment antidotes to Lipton’s 4 myth perceptions.

  1. Myth: Biology works by using Newtonian mechanisms.

Since universe is energy/quantum we offer the following points

  1. Myth: Genes “control” biology

Since the PM (plasma membrane/practice member) controls reality, we offer a new concept of viewing how to access conscious touch and the implications   behind it.     

  1. Myth: Evolution is initiated with Random Mutations

We will reinforce concept of “evolution is adaptive” through new insights into “Phylogenetic adaptation” of the ANS.

  1. Myth: Evolution is based upon a competition for fitness

Thrival of the fittingest (vs. survival of the fittest) has been examined as evolution = awareness + community. We will bridge concepts of the social engagement system into this simple yet profound equation.

Hour 9

Sitton & Rockwell

Technique: Manual therapy (CS and PVT) we will learn today, and the connections between hours 1-8 and chiropractic technique.  These techniques are very helpful in nearly all cases of cervical and lumbar facet and disc dysfunction. It is particularly helpful when dealing with children and geriatric clients, as well as cases involving stress, trauma and whiplash.

Hour 10

Sitton & Rockwell

Technique: How to manually treat nerve dysfunction in the head and neck, including the 5 cranial nerves associated with the social engagement system of the nervous system. We will learn how to modulate our touch to directly elicit a relaxation response to facilitate adjustment.

Hour 11

Sitton & Rockwell

Technique: We will continue to explore our new touch skills into the thoracic outlet and brachial plexus. These particular techniques will assist the doctor to release stubborn, held patterns that need to continually be adjusted over and over.

Hour 12

Sitton & Rockwell

Technique: In our last hour we will learn how to manually treat nerve dysfunction in the lumbar and pelvis utilizing Hilton’s Law, which states: "the nerves that innervate the skin also innervate the muscles, fascia, and joints beneath them."

     We will evaluate and treat the following: Lumbar facet joint dysfunction, the posterior longitudinal ligament, the intertransverse ligament, the iliolumbar, sacroiliac, sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments.

 

 

Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
+1 (510) 780-4508

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Bruce Lipton, PhD

BRUCE LIPTON, PhD

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cellular biologist and author, was formerly an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Research Scientist at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Lipton has served as a Visiting Professor at Palmer College, Life Chiropractic College West and The New Zealand College of Chiropractic. He is the author of the bestselling books The Biology of Belief and The Honeymoon Effect, and co-author of Spontaneous Evolution.

https://www.brucelipton.com/

Jeff Rockwell, DC

JEFF ROCKWELL, DC

Dr. Jeff combines 35 years of teaching and practicing chiropractic, with a deep love for music, nature, literature—and the timeless principles of chiropractic, to create innovative classes that bring doctors and students quickly to the heart of healing. He is a firm believer that evidence-informed, vitalistic practice can bring regulation and repair to the nervous system and an embodied interconnectedness to the larger nervous system we call the world.

Dr. Jeff is an early graduate of Life Chiropractic College, has taught chiropractic philosophy at Parker University for eleven years and is on the post-grad faculty of numerous chiropractic colleges. He has produced many educational tools for the profession and was featured in Dr. Bill Koch’s book “Conversations With Chiropractic Technique Masters.” He practices in San Rafael, California.

OMRI SITTON, DC

Dr. Sitton graduated from Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, Texas in December 2000 and has been practicing chiropractic and studying various bodywork techniques since 1997. He has achieved certification in Network Spinal Analysis, Torque Release Technique and Zero Balancing. He has extensive training in Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI), Craniosacral Therapy, Continuum Movement and meditation. Since 2004 he has been involved in the Get Access Workshop (accessworkshop.com) assisting doctors and students through sensory enhancement training with its founder and developer, Dr. Robert Weigand, D.C.

He has operated chiropractic centers in Oakland and Santa Cruz, CA and Miami, FL. Dr. Sitton’s approach to healing offers a fusion of 17 years of personal and clinical experience stemming from vitalistic and neurology-based chiropractic, as well common elements and principles fundamental to a variety of long-standing healing practices.

Dr. Sitton has been Dr. Bruce Lipton’s chiropractor for the last decade. Having been fascinated with Bruce’s work (years before Biology of Belief came out) it was no surprise that their field energies brought them together.

See Dr. Sitton's website at: wellbeingcenter.com

 

 

 

 

See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. Contact the Life West CE office to add your state.

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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Available Credit Hours

  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 8.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 4.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 12.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 12.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 12.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 12.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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Base cost:
$249.00
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