Certified to teach:
- Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function
- Structural Essentials (ATSI Part I)
- Structural Strategies (ATSI Part II)
Don Thompson has been involved in the study of the 4-dimensional human form for the best part of 3 decades. He is intrigued by the complexity of the 3-D shape puzzle that leads to each of our individual structure and function outcomes. Alongside this lies a passionate interest in the timeline of where we have collectively come from in evolutionary terms, of the individual personal story we each have… and of the future potential within the transformative process that can occur through the easing of restriction patterns, improved structural relationships and of reconnecting to the inner awareness of the body.
He draws upon his broad personal experiences of having formerly been a strength athlete, an adventure-sport adrenaline junky, and a successful personal trainer as much as from his personal journey through the vicissitudes of Life. Along with an extensive education in bodywork and complementary therapies he brings humour, clarity and open-enquiry to his workshops.
Increasingly fascinated by integrating movement and manual therapy he has been an integral part in developing much of the new program now being incorporated into the Anatomy Trains school and approach. For this project Don has drawn from his cross-spectrum understanding of both form and function, a unique and insightful blend that he presents with patience and humility.
Don holds a BSc in Complementary Therapies and Bodywork from the University of Westminster. Don and his partner live and work in the Scottish Highlands where they own a small clinic that is run on not-for-profit and community ideals. The majority of Don’s clinical work is with people with chronic pain and discomforts that have their origins in work patterns, habits, & posture. He takes a problem-solving approach using Structural Integration, visceral/neural manipulation and movement re-education with the people he works with.