the Access Workshop

Interoception Training

Things have Changed...


 Conventional belief #1:  Only a small percent of ‘gifted’ individuals are able to develop extraordinary perception/assessment skills.


Updated: The human nervous system is exquisitely sensitive. It innately detects much more information  about a patient / client than a practitioner is consciously aware of. The average practitioner has the innate sensitivity to cultivate extraordinary perception skills.


Conventional belief #2:  A practitioner can develop extraordinary perception skills simply by refining their ‘5-sense’ awareness skills.


Updated: Extraordinary perception requires more than just conventional 5-sense awareness skills. Interoception - awareness of central autonomic network / CAN responses - is a fundamental component of extraordinary perception that requires different attention skills than the 5-senses.


Conventional belief #3: It requires a lot of time and effort to develop clinically valuable interoception skills.


Updated: The most challenging part of developing  useful interoception skills is  knowing which CAN responses* to pay attention to and how to enhance awareness of these key responses.


Until just recently**, neuroscience didn’t provide adequate guidance for developing this skill-set so each practitioner had to try to figure it out on their own. This often took years of experimenting. Now, contemporary neuroscience provides a roadmap that enables most practitioners  to develop clinically useful interoception skills in a short amount of time.


*The central autonomic network can initiate a wide range of sensory, autonomic, arousal, affective-emotional and motivational responses to information that the nervous system detects.


**Just a few years ago it was considered ‘unscientific’ to incorporate interoceptive feedback into clinical decision-making processes. By contrast, contemporary research demonstrates that it is unscientific to disregard this feedback in clinical assessment procedures.

Helen Bergstrom, D.C.


Taking the Access Workshop was like coming home.

Somewhere in my being I knew that sometimes I just knew where to go and that to get results

didn't require a massive input. Rick put that into perspective and gave us the science behind it.

It is not a technique class. It is about using your technique with more certainty, confidence

and better results. Thank-you Dr. Wiegand.








Brycen A. Hudock, D.C.


Taking the Access Workshop with Dr. Rick Wiegand was a pivotal moment in my chiropractic

career.  It is, in my opinion, a must for any chiropractor concerned with the detection and

correction of subluxation.  Access is primarily a means of assessment that works in conjunction

with any technique.  Regardless of the methods you currently use, you will gain a heightened awareness and certainty in your work.


 My first Access seminar was nearly ten years ago and I remember being amazed at the simplicity

and how quickly I gained the skills necessary for increased awareness.  I was blown away at how quickly and accurately I could find the subluxation and know when it was corrected.  What’s more, everyone in the room was in total agreement.  I’ve never seen that level of inter-examiner reliability!


 I remember the original explanation at the time of how the developers of this technique, being intrigued by the ability of some of the great doctors in our profession who could enter a room and know in a fraction of a second what level needed to be adjusted, sought to find the answers of this heightened awareness.  As they interviewed these doctors, some said it was something they were

born with; while others said it was a learned awareness, but something that took many years to become that proficient.


 Access allows you to develop that same awareness, often in a few hours time!

Wherever you are in your career, I highly recommend attending the next Access Workshop

and take your skill to the highest level.  It’s all about certainty!  Thank you Dr. Rick!