Patrick's Teaching Schedule

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CE workshops in NW Tucson - Oro Valley - Marana AZ July August and September 2014

A Rich Experience has changed owners but is still at the same address, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Suite #101, Tucson, AZ 85704.

All workshops qualify for both State of AZ requirements for massage therapists to maintain their continuing education hours, as well as national standards NCBTMB.

 

·        Sunday July 13, Three Muscles Compete to Rotate the Head, 6 CE hrs.

·        Monday, July 14, Cranial Motion Lab, 4 CE hrs.

·        Sunday, July 20, PNI 5: Client's Subconscious vs. Conscious in the Battle over Tension, 5 CE hrs (previous title, "PNI 5: Treating Two People")

·        Monday, July 21, Improv for Bodyworkers - Improvising Client-Centered Sessions, 5 CE hrs.

·        Monday, July 28, Equal Relationships in Therapy & Business, 6 CE hrs. (Provides NCB Ethics Standard V)

·        Sunday Aug 3, Hands Above - Muscle Therapy with Energy, 5 CE hrs.

·        Monday, Aug 4, What is Energy? Quantum Physics for Healers, 6 CE hrs.

·        Sunday, Aug 10, Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better, 6 CE hrs.

·        Monday, Aug 18, Activating Your Intuition, 5 CE hrs

·        Sunday and Monday, Aug 24 and 25, Melting Muscles 1 (Supine) and 2 (Prone), 7 CE hrs each.

·        Mon Sep 1, High Feedback Stretching (previously called "Advanced PNF and Alternatives to Stretching") 4 CE hrs.

 

Details:

 

Three Muscles Compete to Rotate the Head

     6 CE hours, Sunday July 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), handouts included: b/w on paper, color pdf. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     This is a talking-only workshop with no hands-on.

     The one adjustment Chiropractors do most frequently, is to twist the head in rotation. Millions of this adjustment are done each year. How does the atlanto-axial joint come to be "out?" We will precisely follow the joint as three muscles guard and contract, demonstrating how the atlas comes to be misaligned on the axis. From a muscle perspective the "cure" is simple, though it takes an hour, or several one-hour sessions. You need to first assess the three muscles and then melt (relax) each in the order they originally became guarded. This theory deepens your understanding of "Melting the Atlas and Axis," the hands-on workshop I teach twice a year. Both workshops grew out of my article published in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003.

     If you are curious to see how this class will be taught, please view my 2009 videos on youtube by searching "Actions of the OCI part 1 of 7."

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

Cranial Motion Lab

     4 CE hrs. Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     This is a hands-on workshop spent mostly at the massage tables.

     The recipient's body moves slowly, constantly, even during sleep. There are two kinds of motion. One motion is regular: the body naturally flexes all its joints for a while, extends for a while, and repeats. The other motion is irregular; the body pulls itself into a direction of guarding, and does not want to return. Your hands are capable of feeling both of these motions. Why would you want to? First, this helps you to find, and prioritize, what this person's body needs most today. Second, it feels supremely relaxing for the recipient. This workshop was designed for people who have attended at least one cranial class, who think they "didn't get it," and for those already practicing cranial who would like to increase their confidence. We will be feeling cranial motion at the feet and hips where it is strongest, then at the shoulders, neck and finally the jaw and head where it is weakest.

     No Prerequisite, open to beginners.

     Patrick learned craniosacral from Dr. Bruno Ducoux, Osteopath from Bordeaux France, in 1995-96. He is familiar with direct, indirect, fluid, connective tissue, energy, piezoelectric, nerve, bone and muscle approaches to craniosacral.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

PNI 5: Client's Subconscious vs. Conscious in the Battle over Tension

     Sunday, July 20, 2014, 5 CE hrs (previous title, "PNI 5: Treating Two People.") 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     This is a group-discussion workshop with no hands-on.

     We are told to "Meet Guest Expectations." But the guest brings two minds: subconscious and conscious. The conscious guest may say, "I want a full body, comfortable, luxury pampering," while the guest's body may say, "Help! I really need therapy in this one area where my muscles are guarding frantically!" Should we give therapy to the body's need, or pamper the guest's expectations? Do we have to pick sides? Is there a way we can serve both parts of the person in the same hour?

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

 

Improv for Bodyworkers - Improvising Client-Centered Sessions

     5 CE hrs. Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     The trend is to "Tailor" massage to the person's needs that day. We may even modify the massage halfway through, responding to things the person and her body tell us. Improvising massage is a skill that can be learned. In this fun workshop we will be doing improv exercises with a partner, standing. The first exercise always taught in Improv workshops is, "Yes, and…" You will learn to always agree with your partner and add to what your partner says. Disagreeing is not permitted. After our exercises we will have group discussion to talk about how this applies to massage, employment and life.

     Patrick has been taking weekly improv workshops since December 2012 through NBOJU and TIM, and has performed improv at five showcases. He learned tailoring massage from Brian Utting 1994-95 and tailoring healing from Stephen Bruno, 1997-2014.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

Equal Relationships in Therapy & Business (Provides NCBTMB Ethics Standard V)

     6 CE hrs, Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), handouts included: b/w on paper, b/w pdf. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     Talking only, no hands-on.

     Experts say, we therapists have more power in the relationship than the recipient does. Is this true? How do they explain that so many therapists drop out of the profession because they feel powerless? Experts write that nothing can be done about the "power differential," that equality is impossible. Is this true? There are dozens of ways we can make our relationships equal with recipients, employees, bosses and contractors.

     In this workshop, principles and questions will be posed and you participants get to come up with your own answers (rather than being lectured-to by an expert).

     Patrick Moore learned about equal therapeutic and teaching relationships from attending workshops and receiving sessions from counselor and lifecoach Stephen Bruno.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

Hands Above - Muscle Therapy with Energy

     5 CE hrs. Sunday Aug 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     This workshop will be spent mostly at the massage tables.

     Theory does not help us feel energy. For that we simply need practice with nonjugmental feedback. 

     Since we are massage therapists, the emphasis will be on assessing and treating muscle tension, connective tissue issues, and alignment. Our hands will never be touching, but always above the body eighteen inches or more. When your hands are touching the body, the sensations coming from your hands overpower the sensations of energy that your hands are able to detect. When your hands are closer than eighteen inches, heat or static electricity can cause sensations in your hands that will distract you from feeling energy. Recipients will give feedback about what they are feeling and the accuracy of scans.

     Everybody makes mistakes and this is normal and natural! In fact, you learn fastest if about half of your assessments are mistaken, for having both accurate, and inaccurate experiences, in equal proportion, best teaches you to discern one experience from the other.

     Patrick Moore learned hands-above energy work from Reiki Master/Teacher and Counselor Stephen Bruno including body healing, chakras, latifa, emotions, cancer and Sedona vortex energy workshops.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

What is Energy? Quantum Physics for Healers

     6 CE hrs. Monday, Aug 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Handouts: b/w on paper, b/w pdf. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     In the 1980s physicists began writing about how people could direct outcomes through observation. This idea also became the "Quantum Improbability Drive" in Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker novels, and the method of his Dirk Gently Holistic Detective series. These ideas come from one perspective of "The Copenhagen Interpretation" we will discuss, that is explained in the handouts.

     You will also have time to pose your questions and discuss topics of interest to healers. Is the idea of "bad energy" a superstition, or should we be afraid? Can you really "catch" the energy of your clients? Science suggests a reasonable, rational approach to energy, and the "busting" of myths that make no sense.

     Patrick began his career as a math tutor/teacher in 1979. He has kept abreast of new developments in physics, especially those that may bear on healing.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

 

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

     6 CE hrs. Sunday, Aug 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Handouts: b/w on paper, color pdf. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     Combines hands-on exercises with group discussion. Please wear loose or stretchy clothing that allows others to palpate your muscles.

     You will have several experiences of feeling muscles relax as you palpate them through clothing. You will sense your own muscles melting through clothing when it is your turn to receive. You will learn the many advantages to massaging people clothed. In group discussion we will talk about how skin sensation actually competes with muscle sensation at the gate of the brain. Because clothing minimizes skin sensation, the brain is able to process more muscle tension during a clothed session.              

     Patrick Moore is the author of "Clothed Massage - the Big Picture," eBook. You may download a free sample of the book from Amazon.com.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

Activating Your Intuition

     5 CE hrs Monday, Aug 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Handouts: b/w on paper, b/w pdf. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     Intuition is very helpful for bodyworkers. Intuition can help you perceive the body's highest priorities, where to treat, for how long, how deep, when to move to a new area, and how often to treat. Intuition is inhibited by worries about not being able to do it well enough, and the opposite worry that we could learn "too much." About half of our time will be spent doing partner exercises to stimulate intuition, including private feedback with your partner, and group discussion about our worries and other inhibitions to intuition.

     Patrick Moore studied intuition with counselor and energy healer Stephen Bruno. The handouts are borrowed from Stephen's intuition handouts, with permission. 

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

Melting Muscles 1 (Supine) and 2 (Prone)           

     7 CE hrs. each day, 14 CE hrs. for both days. Sunday and Monday, Aug 24 and 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, (one hour break for lunch). Handouts: b/w on paper, color pdf. $150.00 each day or both days for $240.00 (20% discount) when paid in full in advance. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     Melting muscles is the feeling of a muscle actually sinking under your fingers, as the brain relaxes that muscle. Muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. The brain will almost always relax a muscle when that muscle is made safe, by positioning in a shorter position. To feel the melting, you must palpate the muscle well and hold your fingers still for several seconds, otherwise you won't notice when the muscle begins to sink.

     The two-day workshop covers a full-body massage. Day one is the supine half of the massage, and day two is the prone half. First you will learn to melt muscles through clothing. At the end of each day you will do a timed massage with oil or lotion on skin. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion. 

    Melting muscles is great for therapeutic massage because you can focus on one muscle or group. You know with certainty the tension is released, because you felt those muscles soften. Melting muscles is equally great for full-body relaxation massage. A person whose muscles have melted, head to toe, feels dramatically relaxed and floaty after a massage.

     Patrick first published Melting Muscles in Massage&Bodywork magazine in 2002 and since has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

High Feedback Stretching -- Advanced PNF

     4 CE hrs. Mon Sep 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Handouts: b/w on paper, b/w pdf. Location: A Rich Experience, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     This is a hands-on class spent mostly at the massage tables. You will be clothed. Please wear loose or stretchy clothing so your partner can stretch you.

     You will learn advanced "hold-relax stretching." You may have learned the basics in massage school: you take the joint gently through its range of motion. You stop the range at the first place you feel the muscles begin to resist. This point is called the "motion barrier." In traditional stretching, you use force to cross this barrier, you force the tight muscle to lengthen. In hold-relax stretching, you never cross the motion barrier. Instead, you ask the person to contract the muscle while you hold it, preventing motion. You say, "PULL." The person contracts for five to ten seconds, until you say, "RELAX." Then you gently try the ROM again, to see if the motion barrier has changed. Did it work? When it does not work, there are three main reasons.

     This technique only works when the brain sees you as "on my side." The most frequent reason this technique does not work is, therapists accidentally cross the motion barrier. From then on the brain does not trust them so no more progress will be made. The second most frequent reason the technique fails is that the verbal instructions are not clear and loud. The third reason is the joint is not quite immobilized during the contract phase. The big lesson is that the brain will not relax the muscle, unless it feels safe. The details of PNF help the brain to feel safe. Stretching past the guarding, is interpreted by the brain as unsafe.

     Patrick Moore studied with the world's PNF expert (at that time) Rich Phaigh, from 1994 to 1996 including a weeklong internship in Eugene, OR. Patrick specialized in PNF for two years after memorizing the 400 pages of Phaigh's manuals and 6 hours of videos. 

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile, healingbrain@gmail.com 

     Questions about registration or location? Contact A Rich Experience, Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@ARichExperience.com

 

 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Workshops in Phoenix, Jan Feb Mar 2014

2014 First Quarter CE workshops

with Patrick Moore in Phoenix, AZ

NCBTMB provider number, 396103

 

 

Melting Muscles 3 - Melting the Atlas and Axis

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014, Phoenix (Near Bethany Home Rd)

$134.00, 6 CE hours, includes handouts, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

10% discount for paying in full ($120.00), nonrefundable, one week (7 days) before the workshop. 20% discount for paying in full ($107.00), nonrefundable, three weeks (21 days) before workshop. Class minimum 2 people (refunds if minimum not met). Register with $25.00 deposit by contacting your instructor, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950, healingbrain@gmail.com . Checks and cards (through paypal) accepted.

 

This class makes you a gentle expert in the atlanto-axial joint of the neck. Your hands are guaranteed to learn the maneuver that allows you to gently resolve the tension in this vulnerable joint. You will learn:

·        how to find the obliquus capitis posterior inferior muscle

·        how to relax it

You will also receive two hours of gentle specific work for your neck that is deeply relaxing. Please let me know if you can bring a massage table.

 

Patrick's article about this technique was published in 2003 in Massage Therapy Journal. He taught it to around 400 therapists in 13 states between 2002-2004. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com. Feel free to contact me with questions J

 

 

How the Atlas “Goes Out” and How to Resolve It

Friday, January 3, 2014, Phoenix (Near Bethany Home Rd)

$134.00, 6 CE hours, includes handouts, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

10% discount for paying in full ($120.00), nonrefundable, one week (7 days) before the workshop. 20% discount for paying in full ($107.00), nonrefundable, three weeks (21 days) before workshop. Class minimum 2 people (refunds if minimum not met). Register with $25.00 deposit by contacting your instructor, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950, healingbrain@gmail.com . Checks and cards (through paypal) accepted.

 

Category: Science. This is a group discussion workshop with no hands-on practice (if you want hands-on, consider coming the day before for Melting the Atlas and Axis, which is all hands-on). You will learn what it means when the “atlas goes out.” One little suboccipital muscle, the Obliquus Capitis Posterior Inferior (OCPI) attempts to rotate the whole head. First the OCPI spasms, then the larger SCM and Splenius Capitis overpower it to rotate the head back to neutral. This larger force actually rotates the axis (C2) to one side. When a Chiropractor rotates the head with force, he is attempting to fix this condition. You will learn:

  • Exactly which muscles are responsible for the spun C2, in which order.
  • How to palpate, and see, a spun axis.
  • A strategy of which muscles to relax, in which order, for this condition to be resolved.
  • How to build a specialty business around gently resolving atlanto-axial muscle tension.

If this topic interests you, you will also enjoy Patrick’s video series, Actions of the Obliquus Capitis Inferior, on Youtube. This class was formerly titled, "Three Muscles Compete to Rotate the Head."

 

Patrick Moore studied atlantaoxial rotation with Rich Phaigh 1994-1996 including 120 CE hours in Seattle and a 40-hour practicum in Eugene, Oregon. He studied craniosacral with Bruno Ducoux, Osteopath from France, 96 hours in 1996-97. Patrick’s article about the atlanto-axial joint appeared in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com.  Feel free to contact me with questions J

 

 

Triple your Energy Palpation Skills

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Phoenix (Near Bethany Home Rd)

$112.00, 5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

10% discount for paying in full ($100.00), nonrefundable, one week (7 days) before the workshop. 20% discount for paying in full ($87.00), nonrefundable, three weeks (21 days) before workshop. Class minimum 2 people (refunds if minimum not met). Register with $25.00 deposit by contacting your instructor, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950, healingbrain@gmail.com . Checks and cards (through paypal) accepted.

 

Open to all, whether you have previous training in energy work or not. You will practice feeling the energy around your partner's body without touching the body. Your hands will be twelve to eighteen inches away from the body to make sure you are not feeling heat or static electricity. You will learn:

  • How to scan the body for imbalances.
  • How to treat the body using energy.
  • How to sense when the person's energy has rebalanced.

This is an advanced training and accelerated process. Because no matter how much training you have had in energy work, your ability to palpate energy will still triple when you practice with several partners giving objective feedback. There will be time for your questions and case histories. This workshop was formerly called, "Hands-Above Energy Palpation Lab." Please let me know if you can bring a massage table.

 

Patrick studied the Silva method 1977-87, and the hands-above style from Stephen Bruno, 1996-1999. Patrick has been teaching Reiki and Energy Palpation since 2001. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com. Feel free to contact me with questions J 

 

 

Breathing Naturally

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Phoenix (Near Bethany Home Rd)

$134.00, 6 CE hours, includes handouts, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

10% discount for paying in full ($120.00), nonrefundable, one week (7 days) before the workshop. 20% discount for paying in full ($107.00), nonrefundable, three weeks (21 days) before workshop. Class minimum 2 people (refunds if minimum not met). Register with $25.00 deposit by contacting your instructor, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950, healingbrain@gmail.com . Checks and cards (through paypal) accepted.

 

A relaxing day of meditation, breath exercises, palpation and gentle massage of breathing musucles.

You will learn:

  • how muscles create vacuum and pressure to inhale and exhale
  • how to massage the breathing muscles
  • how exhaling fully increases the body’s alkalinity
  • the difference between natural and controlled breathing
  • breathing tips for exercising naturally
  • aerobic and anaerobic muscle metabolism

You will experience:

  • several guided breathing meditations
  • receiving massage for your breathing muscles
  • active exhalation

Please let me know if you can bring a massage table.

 

Patrick Moore first learned zazen breathing meditation on a weekend retreat in 1983 and has maintained the skill ever since. Patrick learned to treat the intercostals, scalenes and diaphragm muscles at the Brian Utting School of Massage in 1993-4. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com. Feel free to contact me with questions J

 

 

Withholding Advice – Coaching Your Bodywork Clients

Monday, February 24, 2014, Phoenix (Near Bethany Home Rd)

$134.00, 6 CE hours, includes handouts, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

10% discount for paying in full ($120.00), nonrefundable, one week (7 days) before the workshop. 20% discount for paying in full ($107.00), nonrefundable, three weeks (21 days) before workshop. Class minimum 2 people (refunds if minimum not met). Register with $25.00 deposit by contacting your instructor, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950, healingbrain@gmail.com . Checks and cards (through paypal) accepted.

 

Advice is rarely taken. And that may be a good thing. The person is better served when she can generate her own ideas--she ends up more self-sufficient. Coaching is a way to serve clients well without counseling them. In particular, creating a relationship of equal power, is the best preventative of transference, dual relationship and unethical behavior. You will learn the basic elements of lifecoaching, through dialogue, group discussion and demonstration. This workshop is tailored to your questions and concerns, including brainstorming your case histories.

 

Patrick Moore has been studying lifecoaching with Stephen Bruno since 1996. Stephen was a pioneer in the lifecoaching movement in the 1980s as creator of the SouthWest Institute. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com Feel free to contact me with questions J

 


Melting Muscles 1 - Supine

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Phoenix (Near Bethany Home Rd)

$156.00, 7 CE hours, includes handouts, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

10% discount for paying in full ($140.00), nonrefundable, one week (7 days) before the workshop

20% discount for paying in full ($124.00), nonrefundable, three weeks (21 days) before workshop. Class minimum 2 people (refunds if minimum not met). Register with $25.00 deposit by contacting your instructor, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950, healingbrain@gmail.com . Checks and cards (through paypal) accepted.

 

Within the first hour of class you will feel your partner's muscles sinking and melting under your hand. We will work only supine this time, covering most of the muscles you would treat in the supine half of a massage: neck sidebenders, neck extenders, scapula elevators, pecs, biceps, wrist extensors, thumb opposer, hip flexors, knee extensors, foot dorsiflexors and toe flexors. Provides a great review of muscles. You will be receiving about three hours of muscle-relaxation in total, so come prepared to relax! Melting Muscles can be incorporated into a full-body Swedish, or any muscle can be melted for a more specific medical massage. Also works perfectly through clothing. Please wear loose/stretchy clothing like yoga pants, bring sheets and lotion or oil. Please let me know if you can bring a table.

 

Patrick published two articles about Melting Muscles in 2002 and 2003 and taught it to seven hundred therapists in thirteen States by 2004. More about Patrick at www.meltingmuscles.com. Feel free to contact me with your questions J

 

 

Mirror Neurons for Bodyworkers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Phoenix (near Bethany Home Rd.)

$112.00, 5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

10% discount for paying in full ($100.00), nonrefundable, one week (7 days) before the workshop. 20% discount for paying in full ($87.00), nonrefundable, three weeks (21 days) before workshop. Class minimum 2 people (refunds if minimum not met). Register with $25.00 deposit by contacting your instructor, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950, healingbrain@gmail.com . Checks and cards (through paypal) accepted.

 

 

Category: Science. This fun, group-discussion workshop presents the latest findings in brain science from the perspective of givers and recipients of massage. Mirror neurons are actual cells in the human brain that cause us to perceive what we imagine others perceive. For example, if a person is limping, your mirror neurons will actually fire your muscles differently so that you feel what it feels like to limp. Then you are likely to realize, that person must be in pain! Mirror neurons facilitate empathy, which is the understanding of how others feel. Imagine how this works during muscle massage: your mirror neurons are watching the person's body and your brain is imagining how it feels to be receiving that pressure. The recipient is also imagining what it is like to be the giver. Think of how much service this adds to both people's experience! If you are curious about how mirror neurons facilitate ethics, please go to TED.com and search for the "mirror neurons" talk by V.S. Ramachandran.

 

Patrick Moore has participated in the Brain curriculum with Bruno Chikly, D.O. and studied the books of V.S. Ramachandran, Antonio Damasio, M.D. and others.  More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com  Feel free to contact me with your questions J

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Current Workshops List

My NCBTMB renewal was approved on February 28, 2013. If you go to ncbtmb.org you will be able to see my course listings under, "Find A Provider," by typing in my name, using my provider number, 396103, or by searching by State. Unfortunately the NCBTMB has not updated my course listings on that part of their website since 2009 so I would like to list them here. Below are the thirty-one courses I am currently approved to teach. 

I have enjoyed teaching from Juneau to Baltimore. If you have eight committed people, we could arrange three days of workshops in your location.

Tuitions are generally $20 per credit-hour ($100.00 for a 5 CE hr class) when paid ten days in advance. Group discounts are available and people who do not need the certificate may pay half price (once course minimum has been met and space permitting)

     Partner-Exercise Workshops (exercises involve no physical touch)

Activating Your Intuition     Energy Work, 5 CE hrs. 
Hands-Above Energy Palpation Lab     Energy Work, 5 CE hrs.
  
     Discussion with Individual Exercises

Breathing Naturally     Movement & Exercise, 6 CE hrs, includes breathing exercises and meditations.
Exercising Naturally     5 CE hrs, Movement & Exercise, includes a one hour walk while we talk.
  
Group Discussion Workshops:

Eating Naturally   5 CE hrs, Home Care.
Withholding Advice -- How to Coach Bodywork Clients      Body Psychology, 6 CE hrs.  
The Client's Subconscious vs. Conscious in the Battle over Tension     Body Psychology, 5 CE hrs.
How Energy Draws Clients to Your Business     Business/Marketing, 5 CE hrs. 
Advanced Physics for Bodyworkers -- How Energy Equals Matter 
Science, 5 CE hrs. 
Accepting the Gift -- Embracing Muscle Tension as a Good Thing   Body Psychology, 5 CE hrs. 
How Mental & Muscle Tension Parallel     Body Psychology, 5 CE hrs. 
Mirror Neurons for Bodyworkers     Science, 5 CE hrs.

Hands-On Muscle Relaxation Workshops:

Melting Muscles 1 -- Supine     Therapeutic Massage, 7 CE hrs. 
Melting Muscles 2 -- Prone   Therapeutic Massage, 7 CE hrs. 
Melting Muscles 3 -- Melting the Atlas and Axis Therapeutic Massage, 6 CE hrs.  
Melting Muscles 4 -- Unwinding Muscles Supine Category: Craniosacral / Unwinding CE Hours: 5  
Melting Muscles 5 -- Unwinding the Atlas and Axis Category: Craniosacral / Unwinding CE Hours: 5  
Cranial Motion Lab CE Hours 4 Category Craniosacral / Unwinding 
Deep Tissue of the Psoas and Hip Rotators Using Your Elbow CE Hours 5 Category Deep Tissue  
Digging Up Fossils -- Deep Tissue of the Spine Using Your Elbow Category: Deep Tissue CE Hours: 5  
Advanced PNF and Alternatives to Stretching Category: Movement & Exercise CE Hours: 5 

Hands-On Energy Workshops:

Reiki Level One (Shoden) Reiki Practitioner Category: Energy Work CE Hours: 6  
Reiki Level Two (Okuden) Reiki Practitioner Category: Energy Work CE Hours: 6  
Reiki Level Three (Shinden) Reki Master Category: Energy Work CE Hours: 6 
  
Other Hands-On

Tendinitis -- Palpation, Friction, and Cup Icing Category: Health Care Massage CE Hours: 6 

Distance Learning

Actions of the Obliquus Capitis Inferior--Youtube Home Study + Test Category: Science CE Hours: 5  (distance learning) 
Assessing the Atlanto-Axial Joint -- Youtube Home Study + Test Category: Therapeutic Massage CE Hours: 5  (distance learning)
  
Anatomy

Creative Anatomy: Sculpting the Neck in Clay CE Hours: 4 Category: Anatomy 
Three Muscles Compete to Rotate the Head Category: Science CE Hours: 6 
  
Teacher Training Workshops:

Reiki Teacher Training Category: Teacher Training CE Hours: 6 Prerequisite: Reiki Level Three 
Melting Muscles 6 -- Teacher Training Category: Teacher Training CE Hours: 7 
Prerequisite: Melting Muscles 1 and 2

I develop new workshops every year so I welcome your suggestions J
One new workshop I have designed and tested recently is Improv for Bodyworkers--Improvising Your Sessions. I intend to add this workshop to my list of approved workshops in 2014.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Accomodations for Travelers

If you will be flying to come to a Melting Muscles or other workshop in Tucson, here is a map that includes the two closest hotels to my home office:

 

 

The names of the two hotels have changed in the last five years so I think I will simply give you their addresses. One is at 10150 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ. It has a great hot tub with a spectacular view of Pusch Ridge. My wife and I stayed here a number of times when we were looking for homes in Tucson.

 

The second one is at 7411 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ, 85704. My Dad stayed here during Christmas and said it was fine. It is less than a mile from my home office, if you don’t mind walking to class, this would be a nice walk. This hotel happens to be next door to A Rich Experience, where I sometimes hold my classes, so your walk would be about a hundred feet!

 

There are two very fun trails into the green area of the map, one is called Pima Canyon that goes all the way to the Alligator Juniper, Pinyon and Ponderosa Pine forest on top..

 

There are other hotels I have not tried along the freeway, I-10, at the Cortaro Road exit and the Ina Road exit, as you see by the red dots and balloons on the map.

 

Drive time from PHX airport to the intersection of Oracle Road and Ina Road is 2 hours. There are a number of shuttle services I see on the freeways, vans that take travelers from PHX to Tucson.

 

I always enjoyed traveling to classes in other states. I hope your journey is exhilarating. Bring a camera!

 

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Melting Muscles for Beginners

Melting Muscles for Beginners

Four-Hour Workshops, $80.00 per person

(see calendar above for dates)

with Patrick Moore

Location: NW Tucson, at the home office of Patrick Moore LMT (you will be given directions after you register).

Minimum 2, maximum 6 participants.

 

Would you like to be able to relax the muscles of your children, parents, partner, or friends? After teaching Licensed Massage Therapists since 2002, I have decided to begin sharing the Melting Muscles method with all interested people. You don't need any previous experience or education.

 

After a brief introduction you will choose a partner from the other class participants to practice with. (Those who do not wish to trade with other participants may bring a partner or friend to the workshop, who will also pay tuition). Half of the participants will lie down on the massage tables in my office, to be "recipients." The other half will be "givers." I will teach the givers first to move the arm into a favorable position for the shoulder to relax. Then I will teach you how to feel the shoulder elevator muscle (upper trapezius.) Within a very short time you will be feeling this muscle melt in your hand. Melting is proof that the muscle is relaxing. You can actually feel the hardness of muscle tension softening. Then it will be your turn to lie down.

 

Everyone is fully clothed, and we will be feeling the muscles through clothing. So wear loose, stretchy clothes like T-shirts, yoga or workout clothes.

 

Please bring snacks and water as we will be taking short breaks each hour.

A restroom is provided. There is parking for several cars available.

 

Registration begins by contacting Patrick Moore by calling me at 520-334-8950. Registration is not guaranteed—I would like to have a short conversation with each potential participant just to make sure they are people we feel comfortable touching and having touch us. Payment made in full by ten days before the workshop saves you 25%. Registration is due by 3 days before the workshop, with a $20.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in class. After six registrants there will be a waiting list, or you may register for a future workshop (I plan to hold them between four and twelve times over the next year). Payments may be made with cash, check, or PayPal. If you would like to use a card but do not have a PayPal account yet, I can email you an invoice which will take you to PayPal where you can complete your transaction online without having to create a PayPal account.

 

I look forward to teaching beginners. I recall fondly a workshop I taught in Oklahoma where one of the participants was a beginner (I wasn't told this until after the workshop). He was a delight to teach, very enthusiastic and I think he actually learned faster or deeper than the other therapists who had lots of education and experience. I believe Melting Muscles is perfect for unlicensed people to practice on family and friends, for one, because it is so easy to learn (you will master it in one day), two, because it is so easy to have undeniable results of muscles relaxing, three, because it is done with recipients fully clothed, and four, because it can be done without a massage table—on the grass, on any kind of table, on a bed, with the recipient sitting in a chair or even standing.

 

There is a pdf handout if you click on the date in the google calendar above. If you cannot access the google calendar handout, please call me and I can email you a copy of the handout.

 

I look forward to meeting you. I always enjoy meeting new people and I love presenting workshops.

 

My teaching style is Socratic—I believe you already possess your natural link to knowledge, and my job is not to tell you the answers but to direct you where to find your own answers. Past students really enjoy learning Melting Muscles and find the workshop style refreshing.

 

If you have any other questions, please call me. There is no obligation to sign-up if you just have some questions J   

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

15 minute Atlas Axis Session with Dialogue

This morning my wife woke with a kink in her neck., and asked me if I wouldn’t have a few minutes sometime today. Standing, she rotated her head to her left, then pointed at the left side of her neck where it meets her shoulder. “When I turn this way, it hurts here.”

I asked her to lie on the bed diagonally, with her head at one corner of the foot-end of the bed. I pulled up a chair to that corner, spread my knees and slid the chair right up to touching the corner of the bed. This is an excellent way to reach the neck, it brings the head within very close easy reach of your hands, perhaps even better than a massage table does.

Holding her head, I felt that it wanted to rotate to her right, so I helped it. For it to want to rotate right, the right-rotating muscles must be contracting more than the left-contracting muscles. The two most influential right-rotating muscles are the right OCI muscle and the right Splenius Capitis. In right rotation, I palpated the OCI with a crossing motion with one finger and then pressed it and waited. With my other hand I pressed into the Splenius. Getting into this position took about half of a minute, my hands just do this naturally now, I could do it in my sleep.

“That feels complicated,” she said, “like you’re doing a lot. But why are you working on my right side when I feel the pain on my left?”

“Well, my hands felt that your head wanted to rotate right. That told me that your right-rotating muscles are tighter.” In the midst of melting the muscle, I crossed it twice as I was speaking, to give her another way of sensing what we were talking about. “When this muscle contracts, it rotates your head to the Right. Do you see?”

“Yes.”

“So if this muscle is too tight, then it does not want to lengthen to its full length. For your head to rotate to the Left, this muscle must lengthen to its full length. But since it is too tight, it begins providing resistance when you try to turn your head to the left. Get it?”

“Yes. But shouldn’t I feel that resistance on the right?”

“You would if what you are feeling was muscle tension. But you feel more of a pinch. What’s happening is, the tight muscle on the right prevents the two parts of the two bones from sliding apart from each other on the right. Still, other larger muscles are still pulling. Since the larger muscles can’t separate those two bone parts, they become the immovable fulcrum and something else has to move. Instead of those two bones sliding apart, the joint has to compress and pinch. Depending on the joint, that pinch could be felt on the Right or the Left, you can’t always predict what is going to be pinched first.”

“So a nerve is being pinched?”

“It could be a nerve, or simply the two bones are pressed together on a surface that is not designed for contact, and the bones actually hurt.”

She pondered this while I slowly returned her head from Right rotation to neutral, since the Right-rotators were melting. Then I crossed her left Levator Scapula a few times (to provide sensation for her and to give me a good sense of the fibers) then I pressed into its thickest part and waited. It began melting.

“Now you’re working where I feel the pain.”

“Yes, first I worked where your subconscious brain told me was the muscle that was most tense, and now I am working where you consciously feel you need work. I’m showing your brain that I am listening to both versions, so you’ll be balanced.” After the Levator melted, I asked her to try to move her head.

“It’s a little better,” she said, and her hand went to the left levator again, telling me there was still pain there.

I felt her head again in neutral and again it wanted to rotate to the Right. So I melted the Right-rotators again, until the head wanted to return to neutral again. The head actually appears to pull itself back to neutral when the Right-rotators relax to the degree they are contracting equal to, or less than the Left-rotating muscles are contracting.

“How about now?”
She rotated her head left and right and said maybe she felt a little more relief. Her hand again went to her Left Levator. “I’m sure it will feel better in time, you’ve done enough.”

But I wanted to do one more thing. Again I rubbed, then melted her Left Levator Scapula at the shoulder. This time I also sidebent her neck to the Left which places the Levator in a shorter position.  I found the upper fingers of the Levator and lightly pressed them against the TVPs of C1 through C3. I was thinking that the Levator probably gets cranky when three of its insertions are long and one is short, or vice versa. This would happen whenever the head is rotated for long periods, or when there is excess tension in one of the OCI muscles. I believe the muscles really have individual personalities, and they literally experience emotions like cranky, competitive, bullied, and fatalistic, and then when relieved of their stresses they feel grateful and cooperative.  I felt her Levator melt again, and allowed her head to come out of Left sidebending back to neutral.
“Try it again,” I said.

“Wow, it’s way better. Thanks! What did you do?”

“You had a big muscle that was trying to guard the area. It had a good reason to guard when your bones were being pulled out of their natural balance. But even after the cause of the problem was reduced, the big muscle still was feeling it out to keep guarding. So I spent more time with it to call it back from duty.”

She saw that the rug in the room needed cleaning so she began moving furniture and rolling up the rug. I took this to mean she was back in balance.