Patrick's Teaching Schedule

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CE Workshops at Patrick Moore Home Office

NW Tucson, Oracle Road and Ina

 

            There is a description of the home office space and more photos at my blog here.

            Register by contacting me: mobile 520-334-8950, text is fine or email (image at the bottom has my address). Please register by 72 hours prior to any workshop as I postpone when nobody has registered three days in advance, giving me time to make other plans. Checks, cards (through paypal) and cash are fine. I will email you the address, directions and handouts 3 days before so you can read ahead and feel prepared for the workshop.

 

            Monday, July 13, 2015

Breathing Naturally

            6 CE hours, $150.00, you and a friend for $105.00 each when paid in advance.

            Relearn the way you knew how to breathe as a child before you were enculturated to only inhale. Active exhale alkalizes your blood and reverses aging. Learn a little blood chemistry and a little muscle physiology with 10-minute exhaling and za-zen meditations each hour.

 

            Sunday July 19, 2015

Healing the Past and Future using Energy: The Nature of Time

            5 CE hours, $125.00, you and a friend for $73.50 each when paid in advance.

            Did you know it is just as easy to do energy on someone's past or future as it is to do energy on their present body? Healing someone doesn't work if they just re-disease themselves the following day or week. Let's assist someone to heal in a way they will maintain the health. To accomplish this with energy we need to begin the energy much earlier in their life and have it arc toward its completion in their future. 50/50 discussion and exercises.

 

            Monday, July 27, 2015

Improv for Bodyworkers: Improvising Client-Centered Sessions

            5 CE hours, $125.00, you and a friend for $73.50 each when paid in advance.

            A fun way to get your CE hours. We will do two or three improv exercises standing facing partners including "Yes, and...," and "Gifting your partner." These group mind exercises get you into the intelligence that can design today's session to be exactly what your client needs. 50/50 discussion and exercises. Get excited about making stuff up. Grasp valuable gems that arise from the creative unknown.

 

            Monday August 3, 2015

Mind-Body Parallelism - how Muscle Tension and Mental Tension are Two Views of the Same Thing

            5 CE hours, $125.00, you and a friend for $73.50 each when paid in advance.

            How do we get the person to relax the body if the tension is caused by thoughts in the mind? Can we massage their mind? The answer is, we can connect with the person which is before mind and body. 75/25 Group discussion with one exercise.

 

            Sunday August 9, 2015

How Relaxing Muscles Helps PTSD - (research)

            6 CE hours, $150.00, you and a friend for $105.00 each when paid in advance.

            When you feel a muscle sinking or melting under your fingers, this means the brain is turning down the voltage to that muscle. The brain feels safe enough to let down its guard. This is an important new approach to reducing hyper-vigilance, overreactivity and fight/flight in people who have a history of trauma. 100% group discussion.

           

            Monday, August 17, 2015

Helping Clients See the Good in Physical Symptoms – What Their Pain is Telling Them

            5 CE hours, $125.00, you and a friend for $73.50 each when paid in advance.

            We are trained that symptoms are bad and it is our job to get rid of them. What if symptoms are messengers that offer good news, once embraced? Every symptom, disorder, illness or suffering can be made better for having happened, when we choose to see it from a different perspective. 100% group discussion.

 

            Sunday, August 30, 2015

Advanced Energy Technique: to give Incentive Energy that does not Fix Immediately but Matches the Person's Efforts over Time

            5 CE hours, $125.00, you and a friend for $73.50 each when paid in advance.

            Rather than giving the healing effect all at once, we set up the energy to be like matching grants, that give them an energy boost each time they do something positive for themselves. 60/40 discussion with one or two exercises.

           

            Sunday, September 13, 2015

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

            6 CE hours, $150.00, you and a friend for $105.00 each when paid in advance.

            While you do massage two types of sensation race to the person's brain: skin sensation and muscle sensation. The more skin sensation the brain receives, the less muscle sensation can be processed. Clothing damps skin sensation allowing more muscle sensation to be processed. Get twice the results in half the time. 50/50 discussion and partner exercises.

 

            Monday, September 21, 2015

More Improv for Bodyworkers: Responding Communication

            5 CE hours, $125.00, you and a friend for $73.50 each when paid in advance.

            You don't have to take the first improv workshop to attend this one. 2 or 3 improv exercises standing with partners including "Telling a Story," and "What's Our Relationship." These group mind exercises get you into the intelligence that can design today's session to be exactly what your client needs. 50/50 discussion and exercises. Get excited about making stuff up. Grasp valuable gems that arise from the creative unknown.

 

            Sunday September 27, 2015

What is Holistic? Body Mind Soul and Essence in Perspective 5hr

            5 CE hours, $125.00, you and a friend for $73.50 each when paid in advance.

            Would it surprise you to know you don't have to address the mind and soul to help the body? That you don't have to address the body to help the mind or soul? This workshop presents an unlimited view: any progress made in one attribute, body mind or soul, helps the other two--when you address the person, or the essential stuff that makes up the mind body and soul.

           

            Monday, September 28, 2015

What is Natural in Health and Healing

            6 CE hours, $150.00, you and a friend for $105.00 each when paid in advance.

            When we hear the word, "natural," we worry that we aren't natural enough. But Nature doesn't judge you for how natural you are. Half of the class will be about releasing our self-judgments about whether we are natural in every way we could be and replacing them with curiosity. The other half addresses how we may eat and exercise more naturally, work and play more naturally and have more natural relationships with others, ourselves and the whole.

 

Register by contacting instructor, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950, text is fine or email :

 

Would you like to be emailed about CE and the Natural Healers' Group?

I have a new e-newsletter for massage therapists and other natural healers. If you’d like to subscribe the link is  http://eepurl.com/bnuPuj  .

 

The current newsletter has four parts:

 

1.      About the Natural Healers’ Group that meets Tuesday evenings.

2.      Short descriptions of CE classes that will be held at Patrick Moore Home Office over the summer.

3.      Links for my CE classes at Spa Zeta including the MindBodyOnline app for iPhone and Anderoid.

4.      My notes from a class I took from Dr. William Sieber on “Calming the Overactive Brain.”

 

I will be giving special content in the newsletter that is not posted on any of my blogs.

 

More than a thousand therapists have attended my CE workshops and many of them wanted me to keep them posted. I had an email list in 2003 of therapists who wanted to stay informed of my workshops but I did not keep up with the announcements during a lull from 2004 to 2007, so I abandoned the list. It would be tempting to send this notice to all of the thousand email addresses but I feel a greater benefit is created by rebuilding the list from scratch. By having each person deliberately subscribe, I know each subscriber is someone who welcomes the information.  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Workshops at Patrick Moore Home Office

Summer Workshops at

Patrick Moore Home Office

 

The office is about the same size and shape as the office I've been teaching at, at A Rich Experience, Transcend and Spa Zeta, but it has more natural light and a higher ceiling. I have two deluxe Oakworks spa tables and a portable table here already. Class size is limited to 6 people. There is enough parking on blacktop driveway for 6 people.

 

The guest house is behind and detached from the main house so there is no interaction with my wife and stepson unless we decide to lunch on the patio.  There is a view of Pusch Ridge, Pima Canyon and Kimball Peak.

The room is accessible by wheelchair though it is across well-packed gravel and the entry door is not wide. Seating is casual including two rolling stools, a futon and a luxurious pink leather chair that was willed to me by "grammy," whom I massaged from 1993 - 2004. Art includes my late mother's needlework and my own nature photography along with books and LP records.

The air conditioner is louder than you'd want but I designed a silencer so it is about half as loud as it would be. It is A/C not evap. The windows are not modern and there is an occasional insect visiting, that we capture and help outside again. The guest house gets a little dustier than the main house but I sweep and mop before each workshop and nobody has complained of dust yet. There are lizards and bunnies and lots of birds in the yard. We have seen coyotes, a mother and juvenile bobcat, a king snake, Harris' hawks and a great horned owl in the yard. There is one small restroom. There is a computer in the room but it is not obtrusive. The guest house is homey and it is one of several reasons we bought this house in 2008. My wife is a writer and envisions writers' workshops on the patio someday soon.

 

 

To Register:

 

Please contact me to register. If you already have my email address this is the best way. Second best is text or call me on my mobile, 520-334-8950.

 

After you register I will email you the address, a map and directions. It is a friendly neighborhood and my neighbors know and approve of me doing massage and small workshops here. However, I do not advertise the address because I do not want "walk-ins," or people driving up to see what business is here. It is in the block bounded by Ina Road, Oracle Road, Magee and La Canada. There are plenty of places within 5 minutes to dash out for lunch including Chipotle, Pita Jungle, Sprouts, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.

 

Preferred payment is check made out to "Patrick Moore LMT". I need the "LMT" on the check because it goes into a different account. If you could mail the check I would appreciate it (I will give you my address). Cash is fine on the morning of the workshop. I will print you a receipt for cash transactions. If you need to use a card, I can take cards through paypal. If you haven't used paypal before, let me know at least three days in advance and I will email you a paypal invoice that you can click on and follow the directions to pay online. If you already know how to use paypal and you know my email address you can simply "send money" to my email address. I appreciate all payments to be concluded before the day of training if possible.

 

Thursdays Ongoing starting June 25, 7-9 pm

Support Group for Natural Healers

$10.00 per week during the summer. Please RSVP by 5pm same day by email or text so I can have a count of people coming. We talk about the kinds of things important for healers and therapists to know to avoid "compassion burnout" and other stresses particular to us. Patrick began leading this type of group in 1999 at Natural Essence Healing Center in Washington State. The focus will be on responding not reacting, influence not control, developing intuition, non-judgment, patience, curiosity and other qualities.

 

I will be adding more details about the following workshops next week!

 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Breathing Naturally

 

 

Sunday July 19, 2015

Advanced Energy Technique - Presence with Past and Future Healing

 

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Improv for Bodyworkers: Tailoring the Session

 

 

Monday August 3, 2015

Mind-Body Parallelism - how Muscle Tension and Mental Tension are Two Views of the Same Thing

 

 

Sunday August 9, 2015

How Relaxing Muscles Helps PTSD - (research)

 

 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Helping Clients See the Good in Physical Symptoms – What Their Pain is Telling Them

 

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Advanced Energy Technique: to give Incentive Energy that does not Fix Immediately but Matches the Person's Efforts over Time

 

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

 

 

Monday, September 21, 2015

More Improv for Bodyworkers: Responding Communication

 

 

Sunday September 27, 2015

What is Holistic? Body Mind Soul and Essence in Perspective 5hr

 

 

Monday, September 28

Exercising Naturally

 

June 7 and 8 Two workshops in Touching The Brain series

You may take one day or the other, neither is a prerequisite for the other.

 

     Sunday, June 7, 2015

Touching the Brain -- Helping the Amygdala De-Escalate Fight or Flight

     6 CE Hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $150.00, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Register at http://spazeta.com   or call Spa Zeta at 520-544-8086 after 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

     Workshop Description:

     The brain is responsible for tension. There is no point mashing a muscle to make it relax, when the cause of tension is in the brain. Muscles cannot relax until the brain reduces the voltage going down to that muscle. It makes sense, that massage therapists learn to address the brain.

     We will be putting our hands directly on the head to feel the brain tissues behind the bones. In this one-day workshop we will be focusing on the right amygdala and the cerebellum. The right amygdala, near the right ear, is primarily responsible for reacting to perceived dangers by turning up the SNS, or fight/flight reaction. The cerebellum is involved in holding muscles guarded.

     You will learn to discern the feeling of brain tissue behind the bone. You will begin to feel the natural motions of the brain. The more you practice the more you will sense whether motion is free and full or restricted. It is a lot like taking the ROM of an arm, but the range of motion is in the scale of millimeters rather than inches.

     This workshop uses "Osteopathic Technique," also called "indirect technique," which means you never force the tissue the way you think it “should” go, but instead you help the tissue to go the direction it “wants” to go. In essence, you “agree” with the tissue and support it until it changes its mind.

     Relationship is very important in indirect technique, especially making certain the recipient feels safe from the first moment of making the appointment, through greeting, intake and continuously throughout the session.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore, has attended and observed brain treatments, organ treatments and craniosacral from several Osteopaths, Physical Therapists and other practitioners.

     Prerequisite? Maybe. This class requires patience and gentle touch. It is good if you've had previous craniosacral experience, though I am taking a chance by not requiring it, if you feel you are ready. In the past, people with no previous experience have been able to confidently feel and contact brain tissues by the end of the day.

     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be very gentle and safe for the others in the workshop, so that you do not startle their brain tissues.

     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore’s classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Spa Zeta. Touching the Brain is one class that you’ll gain more from, each time you repeat it.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086

 

 

     Monday, June 8, 2015

more Touching the Brain: Rebalancing the Brain after PTSD and mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury)

     6 CE Hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $150.00, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Register at http://spazeta.com   or call Spa Zeta at 520-544-8086 after 10 am Tuesday through Saturday  

     We will be putting our hands directly on the head to feel the brain tissues behind the bones.

     The human brain has an "old" part that has not changed since our ancestors were “reptilian”. There is a “newer” part of the brain that we share with all mammals. The “newest” part of the human brain is the forebrain. These three brain regions each have left and right divisions, which makes for six brains in one head.

     You will learn to discern the tissue of each of the six brains. You will begin to feel the natural motions, sort of like how each limb and joint has a natural “range of motion.” The more you practice connecting with the brain, the more you recognize whether the motion you feel is free and full, or hindered and restricted. Just like as a new massage therapist you weren’t really sure if the ROM you felt was full, but after you practiced for a while you knew when you felt restrictions in muscles. The only difference is that with the brain, the ROM is in the scale of millimeters rather than inches.

     This workshop uses "Osteopathic Technique," also called "indirect technique," which means you never force the tissue the way you think it “should” go, but instead you help the tissue to go the direction it “wants” to go. In essence, you “agree” with the tissue and support it until it changes its mind.

     Relationship is very important in indirect technique, especially making certain the recipient feels safe from the first moment of making the appointment, through greeting, intake and continuously throughout the session.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore, has attended and observed brain treatments, organ treatments and craniosacral from several Osteopaths, Physical Therapists and other practitioners.

     Prerequisite? Maybe. This class requires patience and gentle touch. It is good if you've had previous craniosacral experience, though I am taking a chance by not requiring it, if you feel you are ready. In the past, people with no previous experience have been able to confidently feel and contact brain tissues by the end of the day. Touching the Brain I is not a prerequisite for Touching the Brain II—you can take them in either order, or just one class by itself.

     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be very gentle and safe for the others in the workshop, so that you do not startle their brain tissues.

     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore’s classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. For classes at Transcend, there will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Spa Zeta. Touching the Brain is one class that you’ll gain more from, each time you repeat it.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086