Barral Institute Visceral Manipulation Level 2


The Barral Institute
Founded by Jean-Pierre Barral, The Barral Institute is a health education, training and research organization dedicated to the advancement of Visceral Manipulation, Nerve Manipulation and related Manual Therapies The Barral Institute works to better understand and validate the therapeutic effect of these hands on therapies; conducts workshops nationally and internationally to educate and train healthcare practitioners in the proper techniques and promotes education to the general public about the existence and therapeutic value of these modalities. For further information about the institute please check:


September 11-14, 2023

Application deadline: August 11, 2023

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral. Visceral Manipulation: Developed by him, Abdomen 1 (VM1) is the base of the education program providing a thorough insight into the basic principles, theories and techniques of the method. Each higher level of the education program deals with parts of the body in more and more details, enriching the participants’ knowledge by more and more sophisticated techniques. All levels of the program contain several practical and very effective techniques which can be immediately applied in the participant’s professional practice.

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 is an intermediate workshop starting with the review of functional anatomy, hand positions and manipulations covered in Abdomen 1 course of Visceral Manipulation. Thereafter, participants deepen their knowledge on further theory and practical techniques, focusing on the kidney, greater omentum, peritoneum, spleen, and pancreas. This time the course also consists of presentations, detailed anatomical and functional-mechanical information about the given organs, as well as, demonstrations and practical sessions referring to each technique.

Day 1: Registration 9:0 a.m.-9:30 a.m., till approx. 6:00 p.m.
Day 2: 9:00 a.m. - approx. 5:00 p.m.
Day 3: 9:00 a.m. - approx. 5:00 p.m.
Day 4: 9:00 a.m. - approx. 5:00 p.m.
Workshop schedule is subject to change. Workshop may run late each day in order to be able to cover all material planned for that day.


Terra Park, Conference Room
2040 Budaörs, LIget Str. 3/2


Matteo Ghiretti D.O. (Italy) - Instructor
The organizer reserves the right to change the location, instructor and teaching assistant of the workshop about which applicants will be informed via e-mail.

- Locating and explaining the deeper structures within the abdominal cavity, focusing on the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, greater omentum, peritoneum, and their connective or suspensory tissues.
- Introducing and explaining restriction planes, mobility and motility.
- Incorporating complex multiple long-lever techniques.
- Specific techniques for locating and evaluating each organ, along with the effects and contraindications, learned in a hands-on, lab environment under professional supervision.

Day 1
- Review of Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1
- Open discussion focusing on problem solving
- Questions and answers
- Liver, further long-lever techniques
- Stomach, hiatal hernia, long-lever techniques
- Duodenum, long-lever techniques
- Small intestine, long-lever techniques

Day 2
- Large intestine, long-lever techniques
- Anatomy and physiology of the kidney
- Kidney techniques

Day 3
- Anatomy and physiology of the pancreas
- Pancreas techniques
- Anatomy and physiology of the spleen
- Spleen techniques
- Anatomy and physiology of the peritoneum

Day 4
- Peritoneum techniques
- Omentum techniques
- Integrating the new organs into the body


690.00 EUR that is six hundred ninety EUR, that includes the price of one VM2 study guide, but does not include the costs of eating, accommodation, parking fee during the course, nor the costs of the treatment described as prerequisite of participation for participants other than CranioSacral Therapists.

190.00 EUR that is one hundred ninety EUR Registration Fee is to be paid in cash at registration. The amount of the remainder is 500.00 EUR. The remainder is to be paid in cash.

Cancellation deadline free of liquidated damages: the 42nd day prior the first day of the course. The amount of liquidated damages in case of a cancellation of 42-35 days prior the first day of the course is 50% of the Course Fee, and in case of a cancellation of 35-28 days prior the first day of the course it is 70% of the Course Fee. In case of a cancellation within 28 days prior the first day of the course, the amount of liquidated damages is the total Course Fee. 190.00 EUR Registration Fee is included in the Tuition Fee. In case of a cancellation this amount is not refunded.

Licensed or certified healthcare professionals or students, including Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Naturopaths, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals.

- Agreement to comply with our general principles and rules of procedures (Code of Ethics);

- Approval of the Head of the Course Organizer that is Upledger Institute Hungary Ltd..
- Submission of the application documents (1 copy of the Application Form filled in completely, 1 piece of a photo not older than 6 months) within the given application deadline;
- Complete payment of the Tuition Fee within the given deadline.
- Successful completion of VM1

Application documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page. Please return the completed form with a recent photo of you to the following address by post until September 1, 2022:

Upledger Institute Hungary Kft.
2051 Biatorbágy, Keserűkút u. 101/73, Hungary
Please, also send a copy of your completed form and photo to the following email address:

Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO: Visceral Manipulation I.
Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO: Visceral Manipulation II.
Frank Netter, MD: Atlas of Human Anatomy
Carmine Clemente: A Regional Atlas of the Human Body

We leave it up to each prospective student to assume responsibility for advance preparation; we cannot screen students for their level of readiness. You may, however, find yourself frustrated and left behind if you do not study before hand.  It is suggested that you read through the Visceral Manipulation II text book and look up the terms for the following lists of terms and structures provided.  It is also recommended that you begin your study well in advance of the scheduled workshops to allow for unforeseen interruptions and a comfortable learning pace.  We want this to be an interesting and intriguing educational experience for all of you.

The following is a list of terms and structures that are important in your preparation for this course.  In addition, referencing these terms and structures from good anatomical texts such as the current British Edition of Gray's Anatomy, Clemente's Anatomy and/or Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy are highly encouraged:

- Kidney
- Renal Hilum
- Perirenal Fat
- Renal Fascia
- Pararenal Space
- Renal Membranes
- Renal Ptosis
- Hepatorenal Ligament
- Spleen
- Gastrolienal Ligament
- Lienorenal Ligament
- Pancreas, Head, Body, Tail
- Great Omentum
- Parietal Peritoneum

Wearing loose, comfortable, layered clothing and indoor slippers during the course is recommended. Avoid wearing tight clothes. As several techniques require the touch of the bare abdomen, it is inevitable to wear such clothing which allows the skin to be accessed easily. Due to the nature of the method, nails have to be cut short.

At the end of the training students will receive a certification issued by The Barral Institute. The issue of the certification is subject to the students’ presence during the whole period of the course, as well as, to their active participation and cooperation. The issued certificate does not qualify for individual medical activity!

Documents connected to the course

VM2.4_Application Form

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