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Live, in-person workshops don’t always match our travel and time schedules. That is why we are committed to broadening our online offerings in a number of areas – from Healing From the Core to CranioSacral mentoring to Ethics. Many of these online courses offer you CEUs depending on your state and licensure. Read on for more details and relax in the comfort of your own living room or office to experience a new educational opportunity!

Due to the content of these courses, being in-person at a live event will greatly enhance your experience, however we provide the following for those times when a webinar or teleconference is just what is needed. Enjoy!

View available course listings below for more information.

 

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Ethics in Therapeutic Presence

This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length.
Intended audience: Professional Massage Therapists.

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Approvals (MT/LMT): Click here for state-by-state information

Healthy boundaries are critical for any bodywork practice.

They allow individuals to identify the line between ethical and non-ethical feelings, tendencies and behaviors in the treatment room and help us to create an environment where establish and maintain ethical professional relationships can be maintained.

This course looks at the skill of “full body presence” as a way to develop and enhance boundary awareness and as a way to help clincians feel more grounded and energetically full. Participants explore the full theoretical spectrum from permeable to semi-permeable to rigid boundaries and what is necessary for dealing ethically with the intimacy of the therapeutic connection that’s intrinsic to bodywork.

Cost

Online:  $116.00

By Mail: $160.00

Instructor

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D (Reston, Virginia)

headshotFor more than twenty five years Suzanne has taught and mentored in the area of conscious awareness and its relationship to the healing process. She has developed a uniquely creative approach to energy, presence, grounding and integrative exercises taught beautifully in the Healing From the Core program, which includes a six level training series and a complementary audio series. All of this is based on her years of experience helping fellow healthcare practitioners hold a healing space for themselves, as well as developing their own therapeutic presence for clients and patients. She is passionate about teaching people practical skills that allow them to feel the joy of being present in each moment of their lives, without burning out. To that end, she is the noted author of the book and companion audio Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom, and is working on a highly anticipated second book, which delves deeper into the intelligence of the human body.

Background
Since 1986 she has been a certified instructor of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with The Upledger Institute, teaching both nationally and internationally. She is also on the faculty at Esalen Institute, and provides ongoing staff development training there. For almost two decades, Suzanne collaborated annually with Emilie Conrad, integrating Continuum movement and healing

Course Outline

Hour 1

Overview of Concepts
Practical Applications
Full Body Presence
Disrupted Body Presence
Energetic Awareness
Internal Landscape
Navigational System
Grounding
Healthy Resources

Hour 2

Create Your Own List
Unhealthy Connections
Container
Healthy Boundary
Therapeutic Presence
Opening Energy Awareness
How Do We Do This?

Hour 3

A Question of Boundaries
Specific Boundary Definition
Healthy Boundary
Boundary Awareness
Does the World Feel Friendly? Confrontational?
Boundary Awareness Assessment
Practical Application
Case #1: Poor Time Boundaries

Hour 4

Case #2: Client Still in Pain
Case #3: Cannot Do Enough
Case #4: Something is Off?
Therapeutic Presence
Review of Your Skills
Ongoing Resources

Course Goals

This course is intended to instruct the professional through self-paced study on ethics in a massage setting.

Professional Objectives

At the end of this course the professional will be able to:

List the skills of full body presence to develop or enhance their somatic awareness and grounding
Describe healthy boundary setting practices in the treatment room
Define permeable, semi-permeable and rigid boundaries and discuss how they impact the therapeutic relationship
Describe how to more readily be able to establish and maintain ethical professional relationships

Course Expiration

The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first. View course expiration dates.

Testimonials for Ethics in Action

“What you helped me see was how to handle myself and keep my boundaries at a place where I can stay peaceful, steady calm, sure of myself, and thus diffuse any situation.”

Heather Park LMT, Board Certified Therapist
Salt Lake City, UT

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Note: Although this course offers CE units for hands-on therapists, it is also extremely valuable for anyone who wants to see an overview of Healing From the Core and Full Body Presence course material.

Full Body Presence: Enhancing Palpation & Treatment Outcomes

This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length.
Intended audience: Professional Massage Therapists.

Learn more about Full Body Presence: Enhancing Palpation & Treatment Outcomes

Approvals (MT/LMT & PT/PTA): Click here for state-by-state information

The more fully one inhabits all aspects of oneself, the more capable that person is of listening to the quiet voice of Inner Wisdom.

The practices of Full Body Presence give clinicians the ability to accomplish this and to help find a deeper awareness in each moment, even in the midst of chaos, family and work demands, or the pressure to perform well professionally. It allows for better treatment outcomes and more refined palpation skills. This deeper awareness also brings a fuller sense of trust and confidence in oneself and in the world.

Cost

Online:  $88.00

By Mail: $121.00

Instructor

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D (Reston, Virginia)

headshotFor more than twenty five years Suzanne has taught and mentored in the area of conscious awareness and its relationship to the healing process. She has developed a uniquely creative approach to energy, presence, grounding and integrative exercises taught beautifully in the Healing From the Core program, which includes a six level training series and a complementary audio series. All of this is based on her years of experience helping fellow healthcare practitioners hold a healing space for themselves, as well as developing their own therapeutic presence for clients and patients. She is passionate about teaching people practical skills that allow them to feel the joy of being present in each moment of their lives, without burning out. To that end, she is the noted author of the book and companion audio Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom, and is working on a highly anticipated second book, which delves deeper into the intelligence of the human body.

Background
Since 1986 she has been a certified instructor of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with The Upledger Institute, teaching both nationally and internationally. She is also on the faculty at Esalen Institute, and provides ongoing staff development training there. For almost two decades, Suzanne collaborated annually with Emilie Conrad, integrating Continuum movement and healing

Course Outline

Hour 1

What are the Practical Applications of Full Body Presence
Full Body Presence: Defined
Present Moment Sensory Awareness
Disrupted Body Presence & Energy Flow
Energetic Awareness & Internal Landscape

Hour 2

Navigational System: Defined
Grounding
Healthy Resources Examples, Creating Your Own
Unhealthy Connections
Containers & Healthy Boundaries

Hour 3

Therapeutic Presence
Opening Energy Awareness How To
Guided Exploration Video Lab Demonstration
Wisdom of the Body
Energy Awareness Dynamics

Course Goals

This course is intended to instruct the professional through self-paced study on enhancing palpation and treatment outcomes.

Professional Objectives

At the end of this course the professional will be able to:

List a therapeutic presence that maximizes treatment outcomes and helps you enjoy your work more.
Accurately assess your energy reservoir throughout the day to improve concentration and combat exhaustion
Establish and maintain healthy boundaries at work and at home.
Describe protocols for holding a therapeutic presence for yourself and others.

Course Expiration

The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first. View course expiration dates.

 

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