Monthly Member Webinar – Thursday 18th July 2024

Practical details

Date: Thursday 18th July

Time: 19.00 – 20.00 UK time. Check your timezone here

Presenter: Steve Goldstein

You will need: somewhere to sit and lie down comfortably.

Title: Polyvagal Theory, Touch and Manual Therapy

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the zoom link. You will also get a reminder on the day of the webinar, with the link. If you miss the webinar, or want to rewatch it, you can access it in the Members' Area from 72 hours after the event.

Webinar Outline:

A mix of theory and experiential which will enable attendees to understand the :

Polyvagal Organising Principles


Pharyngeal Branch Ventral Function Test for Uvula

The Basic Exercise: to co-regulate ventral vagal tone.

Cranial base with eye gaze held 30-60 seconds

Salamander Exercise: head in cervical lateral flexion with eye gaze held

Vocal Toning for Hyoid

Interpersonal Neurobiology: mention

Some practitioner cranial base holds especially for jugular foramen.

Presenter Bio:

Steve Goldstein

Steven Goldstein, with a B.A. Education 1984, B.H.Sc. Musculoskeletal Therapy 2007, is an American émigré to Australia residing in Melbourne, Australia since 1999.

An innovative massage educator since 1992, instructing his unique blend of direct myofascial, indirect osteopathic releasing methods and somatic approaches internationally since 1995, known as Integrative Fascial Release IFR (1995), then Integrative Soft-Tissue Release ISTR (2009), and now known as Fascial Therapy FT (2015), Steven is director of the Fascial Therapy Institute Australia.

His origins as an instructor began with Seattle Massage School in Seattle, Washington 1992-1998 along with Andrew Biel (Trail Guide to the Body), Marty Ryan (Love Your Guts) and Diana Thompson (Hands Heal), then moving onto Melbourne, Australia in 1996 and spending 2001-2012 with Endeavour College of Natural Medicine, and Southern School of Natural Therapies SSNT (2012-2017) instructing in higher education and vocational remedial massage.

Steven in the past chaired the Australian Association Massage Therapists AAMT National Education Subcommittee from 2004-2010, continued as a member of the Conference Committee for Massage and Myotherapy Australia until 2017.

Steven has been a frequent presenter at conferences in North America, the United Kingdom (Ireland, Scotland), and two British Fascial Symposiums in 2016 & 2018. Europe (Poland-Warsaw, Krakow & Poznan), South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg), Middle East (Dubai), India (Mumbai 2016, Dehli & Bangalore 2018). Invited to present at the MyoPain India in October 2018 in Bangalore, India and for various associations including: NHP Canada 2009, SMTO Scotland 2011, in Australia with AMT 2015, AAMT, ATMS, IRMA 2004, 2006 Myotherapy Association, Olympic Soft-Tissue Injury Forum in Melbourne and the Bowen Federation of Australia BTFA 2008.

A regular contributor to AAMT/MMA Journal 2002-2018, AMT In Good Hands 2015, NHP Canada’s Connections 2009, and Bodywork Professional Development UK SMTO journals 2010-2012.

Dynamic, playful, profound and informative is his trademark as an educator.

Steve Goldstein

Time/Date of Event

Event type


Members Webinar


7 pm BST

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