A collection of past attendees motivations for studying osteopathy:
  • Connecting with the magic of the intelligence of the whole for the open mindedness of its philosophy.
  • Curious about how a seemingly very gentle cranial treatment works; interest in a complete holistic approach to health.
  • I wanted to help people while fostering my own self-development.
  • A drive to help people get better almost instantly.
  • To aid people to find their health potential.
  • Improve Wellbeing & Health: Improve function and performance (all types).
  • Had interest in health care, osteopathy seemed an interesting field to go with.
  • Osteopathy is a practically useful skill you can take anywhere. Cranial osteopathy intrigued me with its mystery.
  • To gain the tools to provide the help to people that I have always wished I could give them.
  • Making a true difference to people and the type of healthcare offered in the UK.
  • I found meeting of fascination of the workings of the human body from a cerebral/bookish/study sense of the Yeah of being in my body and its physicality.
  • Helping people with my hands.
  • To serve.
  • To fix things (trying to not do this now), to be with people.
  • I wanted something that had depth and understanding.
  • To follow a calling.
  • Be able to reach the core of the person, through the body in order to get this person better, as its best. In other words, be able to reach the origins and mystery of life.
  • I became an OSTEOPATH because a degree in mathematics was too hard (E=MC2)
  • Developing intuition.
  • To be a conduit for health and to “help others”.
  • Why Osteopathy? I loved the linking of mind-body-spirit and still do!
  • The feeling there was more.
  • To enter a field of excellence where I would never stop learning, teaching and loving what I do.
  • Serve humanity.
  • Finding Poise.
  • To have a job that I felt passion for. A job that would help me truly connect with people and help them towards health.
  • To develop my hands, and work with bodies and minds, a distaste for conventional medicine, and instead seeking healing, transformation & personal change as components of health.
  • A. was ill and got treated, B. with great success by osteopath and needed new career.
  • To explore.
  • I just love bones and the field/body they function in.
  • I wanted to feel like I’d achieved something each day by helping other people (my patients).
  • Osteopathy was a new profession allowing me to treat the whole family through the health; creating harmony and balance – not just managing disease. A journey that would be life affirming.
  • 1. I observed the pleasure it gave my grandfather. 2. I liked a hands-on approach to finding health.
  • It had never been a lifelong dream. I knew nothing about it but always wanted to do something in health care. Through the years it became my calling.
  • Working one to one with patient to discover truth. To take a journey to find truth – health discover more about life.
  • Met 3rd year student of BSO – had just left engineering course and thought ‘Hey that sounds great’ – 23 years ago.
  • Help people to find the best health. To continue being challenged and interested.
  • The desire to do something more meaningful whilst earning a living. The idea of healing had always appealed and osteopathy offered a more structured approach to helping people.
  • Why did I want to become an osteopath? To help / heal people explore human life.
  • It felt deeply and intuitively ‘right’. I had a dream and followed it. I didn’t really know what I was getting into.
  • To make a difference to people’s lives.
  • I kept asking questions, so my osteopath told me to go to school; I did and I’m still asking questions.
  • To help others + restore health without use of pharmaceutical/surgical means.
  • I wanted to help people get better and feel good. I wanted to learn about the amazing abilities of the human body.
  • Freedom: where to live, hours to work, self- employment, no need to retire.
  • Head Heart & Hands.
  • To learn.
  • Love of life.
  • Because I thought it would be fulfilling, interesting. (well paid!)…
  • A friend went to see an osteopath and had a positive experience. That night I had a dream that I was an osteopath, and 15yrs later, I started training.
  • I had experience of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment as a teenager. It helped me where medicine and orthopaedics had not. So I decided not to go to medical school, but the BSO. I wanted to join the people who knew something.
  • When I was treated by an osteopath who worked entirely through the involuntary mechanism I sensed a way of being connected with what I loved and I wanted to learn how to do that for other people.
  • Create a change in people’s health without the use of prescribed medications.
  • To explore health.
  • To find a vocation that is satisfying interesting and beneficial to both myself and others.
  • To learn more about myself.
  • To be involved with people and do something of service, to give and to relate and to use my hands.
  • Motivation £ non pharmaceutics approach to PRIMARY MEDICINE. * Stayed for the buzz in the cranial field.
  • To witness great healing. The most amazing integration of structural anatomy and healing potential. Medicine with the hands!
  • 1. To learn a positive approach of working with people to help achieve health and working on a personal level. 2. Having been unwell I decided to learn/train with a model that I could use to look after myself and to help people learn. I struggled to find this support when I needed it.
  • Something in me responded to the experience of being treated ‘cranially’ and wanted to learn that – I didn’t know it I did – decided to try it and see.
  • What: To learn a skill and an art that I had experienced very positively as a patient and to have an interesting and fulfilling occupation.
  • Motivation: Sick very close friend; introduced microbiotics and self healing to me, from then I wanted to do – work somehow to improve and keep good health and positive attitude! Why: Read in a handbook about osteopathy and holistic approach of it to help the body to get on a path of good health and happiness – so after that I knew what I wanted to do as a profession!
  • I read Rachel Carsons ‘Silent spring’ when I was 15yrs old, felt a movement in me to study something that would enable me to contribute positively to the ecological healing/wholeness (already there) of the planet. But using my hands and not drugs nor spiritual healing; I was treated also by an osteopath.