Integral Anatomy Series DVD - Dissection Of The Viscera & Their Fasciae
Viscera Of The Abdominal, Pelvic And Thoracic Spaces
The Fascia Through Which These Structures Relate
Examples Of An Unembalmed Female Form Compared To An Embalmed Male & Female Form
Various Organs Carefully Explored - Normal Relationships & Movement Visible
Adhesions, Sequelae To Pathologies And Surgeries Visible
This volume covers the viscera of the abdominal, pelvic and thoracic spaces, and the fascia through which they relate. This volume also introduces into the mix of examples an unembalmed female form. The story of the layers of the form is continued where Vol. 3 left off, once the layers of the new form have been reflected in turn. The various organs are carefully explored at a pace coherent with the viscera themselves. The examples of the embalmed male and female form, whose viscera present clearly, create an ideal contrast to the unembalmed female form in which many adhesions are identified. The viewer is thus enabled to see both normal relationships and movements, as well as the sequelae to pathologies and surgeries.
A comprehensive understanding of the viscera and their fascial relationships requires a thorough understanding of the layers which surround them and form their context. All are strongly encouraged to engage the material in the first three volumes to achieve a full appreciation and understanding of Vol. 4. The material found on these disks is unique, cannot be found in books, and represents a leap beyond established regional perspectives. Enjoy!
Length 1 Hour 53 Minutes
Integral Anatomy Series Overview
Each volume of this series presents the anatomy of human form, layer by layer, from an integral, whole body perspective. The DVDs in this series systematically document tissues and dissection perspectives missing from the established anatomical texts and videos. Skin, superficial fascia, deep fascia, muscle, visceral wrappings and viscera are dissected and demonstrated on camera as whole body layers in a series of truly unique and revealing sequences available nowhere else. In these DVDs, the viewer is brought directly into the laboratory as a first-hand eye-witness to the dissection and discovery process.
Because regional anatomy moves through the multiple layers of one region without ever exploring each layer across all regions simultaneously, the vision of the whole is lost, along with the advantages of comprehending the "big picture." Integral anatomy, with its whole body, layer by layer approach, stresses anatomical continuities and relationships previously overlooked or under-described in regional presentations. Integral anatomy is complementary to the essential and important study of regional anatomy. Both are needed and valuable, like different lenses in a professional camera bag, each capable of demonstrating a different perspective.
The visual proof and profoundly practical implications of this new approach can now be applied by professionals across a broad range of modalities. This series leads the viewer well beyond the boundaries of medical school anatomy and texts. The series is a must-have for any medical, allied or alternative health professional or student who wants their patient evaluations and treatments to be based upon a truly comprehensive knowledge of the human body.
About Gil Hedley
Gil has spent a large chunk of this life in formal school situations, studying religion and ethics. He went to Duke as an undergrad, and then to the Divinity School of the University of Chicago for an MA in the study of religion and a Ph.D. in Ethics. While in Chicago, he studied Tai Chi, which, among many other things, helped him to develop a deeper understanding of the human form.
With the path of body exploration opened, Gil went to the Rolf Institute and trained in massage, and was certified as a Rolfer® in 1993. Then he and his wife spent 4 years studying whole person healing and psychodynamics at the IM School of Healing Arts. During that time, he began teaching anatomy at the healing school, and teaching anatomy in the dissection lab as well. That’s where the Six-Day Intensive Hands-On Human Dissection Workshop™ first took form, the core curriculum of Somanautics Workshops, Inc, which Gil founded to administer that program.
After ten years developing and teaching that course in many cities nationwide and abroad, Gil has undertaken the enormous project of putting his approach and message down in a video format: The Integral Anatomy Series is now itself coming into form. Gil's sincere wish is that you find it a contribution to your own process of self-exploration, education and discovery.
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