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Brain 1 Thu. Nov 9th - Sun. Nov 12th 2017 - Atlanta, GA - USA

Class Code: 
Class Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017
North America
Class Country: 
United States
Class State: 
Class City: 
Gwinnette College Sandy Springs Campus
Class Price: 
Molly Clark

Instructor subject to change

Special Class Information: 


  • Tuition: $850
  • Early Registration Discount: $650 (= $200 off) if registered and $200 deposit paid at the previous CHI class.
  • Early discount is only valid when balance is paid in full 45 prior to beginning of class.
  • Repeat: $395
Meeting Place: 

Gwinnett College Sandy Springs Campus
6690 Roswell Rd NE Suite 2200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Suggested Sleeping Accommodations: 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta
1145 Hammond Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30328
Ph: 770.350.000


Comfort Inn Sandy Springs
5793 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30328
Ph: 404.252.6400
which is approx 2 miles from the campus

Open to non-osteopath: 


4 years clinical practice, strong preparation in neuroanatomy, good proprioception, being able to use a subtle touch and/or one of the following classes or class combinations:

  • Lymph Drainage Therapy 2 (LDT2)

  • LDT Applications to Viscera (LDV1)

  • Lymph Drainage Therapy 1 (LDT1) + Lymphatic Fluid Articular Release (LFAR)

  •  CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CST1)

  • Visceral Manipulation 2 (VM2)

  • Visceral Manipulation 4 (VM4)

  • Neural Manipulation 2 (NM2)

  • Mechanical Link 3 (ML3)

  • Or any combination of 2 subtle hands-on classes in one of the following curriculum:LDT, CST, VM/NM or ML curriculi (except dissection classes).

Advanced practitioners with significant training and clinical experience in neuroanatomy and refined/fluid techniques may be eligible to take this workshop without pre-requisite classes (e.g cranial biodynamic, osteopathic classes, etc.)

If you think you may qualify, please fill up the "Application for Exception" to be submitted to the developer (See B1 class - Tab Pre-requisite).


Class Hours:

Registration: 8:30 a.m. First day

Class: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Last Day: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Times are subject to change.



Bring comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Some of these approaches require to touch an exposed skin, we encourage you to bring a bath towel, lab clothes, and appropriate undergarments so that you are comfortable.

Short finger nails are required for some techniques.

Due to potential chemical sensitivities of your classmates, please refrain from wearing perfumes or oils to class.

You are welcome to bring a treatment table.

If you are unable to bring a treatment table, you can bring a yoga mat for use on the banquet table.


Requisite Preparation for the Class - Pre-Study:

Advance study of anatomy is required.

It is of utmost importance that you prepare for this class as far in advance as possible. Many students feel it is never too early to begin the study of neuroanatomy structures.


The DVD "Dissection of the Brain and Spinal Cord" was specifically made to facilitate preparation for this class.

This DVD will show you structures such as the ventricular system, the brain parenchyma; the major components (nuclei) of the brain and spinal cord including: corpus callosum, fornix, thalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, caudate nucleus, amygdaloid bodies, hippocampus, mamillary bodies, red nucleus, substantia nigra, pituitary, hypothalamus, cerebellum and associated nuclei, cauda equina, conus medullaris, filum terminale internum and externum.


You will be spending class time reviewing specific areas of the central nervous system. You therefore need to pay particular attention to the anatomy (and physiology) of the brain and spinal cord along with the central nervous system as you prepare for class.

For this class it is more important to know the 3 dimensional location of a brain stucture and its relationship to the surrounding structures, than its classical described physiology (that will be reviewed during the course).

It is recommended that you review some books such as "Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience" (see list of references below).



We have provided a list of terms below you need to study before attending this course. 
It is very important for you to be familiar with the following words and concepts.

Anatomical/Physiological Terms

  • All cranial bones, meninges and associated structures

  • Structure and physiology of brain ventricles: frontal horn, temporal horn, occipital horn, central part, interventricular foramen of Monro, optic recess, interthalamic adhesion, aqueduct of Sylvius, foramen of Luschka, foramen of Magendie, choroid plexus of lateral, third and fourth ventricles, and central canal of the spinal cord

  • Major structures of the brain, including: corpus callosum, septum pellucidum, indusium griseum, fornix, thalamus, pulvinar, interthalamic adhesion, putamen, nucleus accumbens, globus pallidus, lentiform nucleus, caudate nucleus, basal ganglia, Internal capsule, External capsule, clastrum, limbic system, amygdala, hippocampus, mamillary bodies, brain stem, hindbrain, medulla oblongata, pons, diencephalon, mesencephalon, cerebellum and associated nuclei (fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate), red nucleus, substanta nigra, pituitary (hypophysis), hypothalamus and its numerous nuclei, pineal(epiphysis), locus ceruleus, colliculus and geniculate bodies.

  • Astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, microglia, ependyma, organelles, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, centriole (centrosome/basal bodies), Golgi apparatus or Golgi complex, ribosome (ribonucleoprotein), Endoplasmic reticulum (ER), mitochondria, granule/vesicle/vacuole, microfilaments (actin filaments), intermediate Filaments, microtubules, extracellular matrix (ground substance) (You can use "Silent Waves" Part 6, Chapter 3 as a reference for this topic).


Be sure you are familiar with the following pathologies: closed-head injuries, whiplash, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, cognitive behavioral dysfunctions, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.


List of words from the Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience

Be familiar with the brain structures from each of the following pages:

Netter's Atlas of Human Neuroscience First Edition (Second edition in parenthesis):

Page 7 (page 6-7): The different cells of the CNS: Astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, microglia, ependyma 
Page 23 (page 34): Insula 
Page 25 (page 37-38): Corpus callosum: genu, body, splenium; cingulate gyrus, pituitary, interthalamic adhesion, pineal, cerebellum, medulla oblongata 
Page 27 (page 40): Olfactory bulb, pituitary, mammilary bodies, red nucleus, substantia nigra, splenium of corpus callosum 
Page 29 (page 46): Ventricles, thalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, lentiform nucleus, caudate nucleus, external and internal , capsule, claustrum, insula 
Page 30 (page 47): Corpus callosum, indusium griseum 
Page 31 (page 48): Corpus callosum, medial and lateral longitudinal striae 
Page 32 (page 50): Corpus callosum, mammilary bodies, fornix, columns and commissure of fornix, hippocampus, thalamus, putamen, globus pallidus, caudate nucleus, amygdale 
Page 33 (page 51): Corpus callosum, fornix, hippocampus, pineal gland 
Page 34 (page 52): Thalamus, interthalamic adhesion, mediodorsal nuclei (MD) 
Page 36 (page 56): Cerebellum, cerebellar nuclei: fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate 
Page 43 (page 68): Ventricular system: frontal horn, temporal horn, occipital horn, central part, interventricular foramen of Monro, optic recess, interthalamic adhesion, aqueduct of Sylvius, third and fourth ventricles, lateral recess, foramen of Magendie, foramen of Luschka, choroid plexus of lateral, third and fourth ventricles 
Page 44 (page 70): Cerebellum, thalamus, pituitary, pineal 
Page 45 (page 73): CSF and ventricular system 
Page 77 (page 128): Foramen of Monro, aperture of Luschka and Magendie 
Page 177-178 (page 261-263): Hypothalamus 
Page 190 (page 288): Nucleus accumbens 
Page 191 (page 290,417): Amygdala 
Page 208 (page 318,382-383): Substantia nigra 
Page 258 (page 257,380): Cerebellar nuclei: fastigial, globose, emboliform, dentate 
Page 265-269 (page 262,390-394): Hypothalamus 
Page 282 (page 404-405,407): Anterior, preoptic and posterior nuclei of the hypothalamus

If Needed, Other in-Depth Resources

  • "Atlas of Anatomy", Thieme, Head and Neuroanatomy, ISBN: 978-1-58890-441-6
  • "Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. 3, Nervous System and Sensory Organs", Thieme, ISBN: 978-1-58890-0647
  • "Neuroanatomy, 3-D Stereoscopic Atlas", M. Hirsch, T. Kramer, Springer Ed, ISBN: 3-540-65998-6
  • "The Human Brain", John Nolte, Mosby, ISBN: 978-0-323-01320-8
  • "Neuroanatomy, Text and Atlas", John Martin, Appleton & Lange Ed ISBN: 0-8385-6694-4

If you use the 4th edition of "Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy" you should specifically review plates 102-127 (formerly 96-121) and 160-170 (formerly 153-162).

If you need a plastic brain model to help you assimilate these anatomical structures, Dr. Chikly recommends a 15-part, life-size model that is made of SOMSO Plast


Cancellation Policy:

Tuition Transfer: The tuition is fully transferable up to 7 days prior to the start of the class.

Within 7 days, a $100.00 administrative fee will apply.

Tuition Refund: Tuition is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of the class, after which your tuition is non-refundable. Refund requests must be made in writing within 12 months of the registration.


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