Visercal Manipulation 1

Abdomen 1 (VM1)

In VM1 you will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Barral’s innovative approach.


Dates:  8-11 Dec 2023

Course Length: 4 Days, 24 Hours course time 

Location: Location: Maldron Merrion Road, Dublin
Delegate hotel rate: €189 Single BnB, €199 Double BnB, €209 Triple BnB
Free parking also available for delegates

Instructor: Kirsty Cousins, Osteopath

Cost : €750, deposit €400
Repeat rate: €400

Dates: 8-11th December 2023

8th December Registration 9:30am, Class 10-6:30pm
9th,10th Dec 9-5:30pm
11th 8-3:30pm

Prerequisites: Experience with light touch


Course Highlights

  • Learn manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of dysfunction within the abdominal cavity.
  • Explore the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes and ligaments.
  • Examine the relationship of organs and structural or neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
  • Assess the quality of functional activity and somatic structures as they relate to an overall pattern.

Jean-Pierre Barral’s Visceral Manipulation is not just another manual therapy that we add to our work, but rather it is a “style” of communicating with the body. We are doing all of these techniques, not to FIX something in the body but rather to ‘wake up a little something’ as Jean-Pierre Barral says over and over again.

Barral says, “What we are wanting to do is to give the body a clear message.” “To be specific in a short time.” He says these things over and over. These are his messages of proprioceptive communication – his unique style and approach to working with patients. To have and hold this deep appreciation of the messages of the body. To hear him say, “Ahh you know, you can fool yourself with your stories; only the tissues know.”.


For further information on if the course is relevant to your practice, or how it compliments your technical tool box contact Barral Ireland Sponser Deborah on +353-87-9777933 or to secure your place, click on the drop down menu for booking options:




Full Price: €400
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