the Access Workshop

Making exceptional Accessible

Exceptional Perception


The workshop helps practitioners expand perception skills so they can produce better results. Unlike many other approaches that focus on adding more corrective techniques, the Access Workshop builds clinical effectiveness by increasing a practitioner’s awareness of subtle, yet significant, information that they are overlooking.


Palpation provides a good example of how 'exceptional' perception works in practice.

Many practitioners develop their awareness of fine-touch sensations, which their nervous system produces during palpation. They often rely on this feedback to help make clinical decisions.


The nervous system also produces another group of responses during palpation, which are the central autonomic network / CAN responses. Relatively few practitioners know how to pay skillful attention to their CAN responses. This restricts their ability to perceive some key clinical insights that their nervous system detects about a patient/client.


The fact is that your nervous system produces CAN responses to everything you perceive. Moreover, your nervous system also produces CAN responses to very subtle stimuli that it detects outside of your awareness. This includes significant - yet subtle -  dysfunctional changes in a patient's physiology.


When a practitioner overlooks key CAN responses that are produced during palpation, they miss- out on valuable clinical information that only CAN responses/feedback can provide.  Likewise, when practitioner develops skillful awareness of key CAN responses, they're able to perceive unique clinical insights that conventional fine-touch sensations don't provide. Awareness of CAN responses is known as 'interoception'.


Extraordinarily perceptive practitioners take advantage of BOTH types of feedback that their nervous system produces when they palpate a patient/client. These practitioners have a more comprehensive pool of data to base their clinical decisions on. This enables them to know things about a patient’s physiology - and to intervene in ways - that they can't know, or do,  without a skillful awareness of CAN responses.

 John Markham, D.C. - Executive Director of Level III Clinic Program at Life University


" I want to take a moment to thank you for an amazing seminar last weekend. I participated in several Access Workshops in the early and mid 1990’s. At that time I felt the seminar then was the most important seminar I had ever taken.


I have to say the information and tools presented in the current seminar are even more amazing and the workshop has advanced so much that I feel anyone who thinks they know what the seminar is all about needs to attend and find out how to advance to the next level.


I was impressed how the information was presented so that it is so much easier for the student or new practitioner to become proficient right away and the experienced doctor can also advance their skills exponentially in the same workshop.


I realize many doctors consider their technique as part of their professional identity. I want those doctors to know that you will become better at their current technique by learning this work. Any chiropractor who would like to better understand and master the Innate part of the adjustment must get this training. Thanks again for continuing to provide what is for me the most important seminar I have ever taken."





J. Hart - Life West Chiropractic Student


"Within the two days of this workshop, I went from insecure chiro student to master at analysis.  I went from not knowing if I was meant to be a chiropractor, to knowing that I can help people.  I was looking to buy the secret to becoming whole, but in reality I invested in myself, and found that I already had everything I need.  This is the most valuable thing I have ever invested in."