The story of our evolution is written in our bodies – in the fundamental energy flows, the cellular exchange, the complex communicating systems.
Come along with Tom Myers as he plays out our evolutionary history, emphasizing points relevant to contemporary manual therapy, bodywork and movement education. With humor, imagery, and a host of examples, Tom spins out the story he has been developing for 40 years, detailing the rise of the fascial, nervous, and circulatory support that comes together to from the primordial ooze to make ‘us’ modern humans – the most fascinating and dangerous of all the animals.
Participants will come out of this video series and be able to:
Identify key points in the scientific view of our body’s evolution
Identify and characterize the three whole body communicating systems
Identify and weigh the various factors that contribute to our shape, movement, and posture
Appreciate their clients in the light of all that goes into them
Each of the 4 videos in this series provides 1 hour of Continuing Education for NCBTMB, 4 CEUs total.
Hour 1: What Shapes Us?
Hour 2: Concepts in Somatic Evolution
Hour 3: The Vertebrate Body
Hour 4: Social Evolution
This series is the first of 3 series – this one is on Evolution, the next series will give Tom’s unique take on Embryology, and a third series, which will be out in late spring, on the body’s stress response – Stress, Distress, and Eustress.