Patrick's Teaching Schedule

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tucson Massage CE 2015 February March April

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reiki Level One (Shoden)

     5 CE hours, $125.00, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), includes Reiki Level One Workbook by Patrick Moore, Reiki Master/Teacher, both as a black/white comb bound on paper, and color pdf, type of workshop: mixed hands-on and discussion, number of students: maximum 6, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Level One Reiki introduces you to influencing energy and accelerates your spiritual path. Your Reiki Master/Teacher Patrick Moore is dedicated to your ability to feel energy flowing through your hands and begin to direct it. Reiki gives you the ability to energize any person, animal, or any living thing including yourself. You can also use energy to influence situations, events and goals. The Reiki Tradition, rediscovered by Mikao Usui, is slanted toward compassion and spirituality, which makes Reiki idea for healing. The Reiki Level One Attunement you will receive, moves you closer to your true self. In this class you will also learn the history of Reiki and the hand positions for a full hands-on treatment on a massage table. You will practice on other students and receive Reiki from other students. You will also practice giving yourself a Reiki treatment.

     Prerequisite? None.

     Preparation: Please wear comfortable clothing. You will be practicing hands-on about 25% of the time. Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be safe, compassionate, patient, present and nonjudgmental for the others in the class.

     Repeats: If you took Reiki I with Patrick Moore previously, you may repeat Reiki I with Patrick, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. You receive no certificate and no additional CE hours for repeating. There is no discount for repeating Reiki Level I with Patrick, for those who took their original Reiki I training from a different teacher. Repeating Reiki I is useful for Reiki Masters who wish to observe teaching content and processes.

     Patrick Moore first received his Reiki Training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000 and assisted Stephen to teach Reiki Masters in 2014. Patrick has given Reiki in many situations from a ritzy Scottsdale Spa setting to outdoors with animals.

     Questions about registration or location? Please call Transcend, (520) 544-8086.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Latest Discoveries in DNA and Epigenetics for Healers (Research)

     4 CE hour, $80.00, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., type of workshop: group discussion, includes handout, number of students: maximum 10, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Are the blueprints of your body written in advance in your DNA? Are you doomed to inherit the same diseases that your relatives passed away from? How much of your life is written in advance? Though the media still continues the message that your DNA determines your life, actual research is clear that many other factors are at least as influential. First, epigenetics says your environment switches your DNA on or off. You have influence over this switching with the chemicals you expose yourself to, foods, exercise, sunlight and other factors. Then, you have a second set of genes that is your Mitochondrial DNA. Third, you are full of bacteria that influence your gene expression, and  you have influence over which bacteria live in your body by what you eat, how much you exercise, how much time you spend outdoors and so forth. Furthermore, in many cases the DNA itself can be changed during an organism's lifetime.

     Can you rewrite your blueprints? What things can you do to promote the healthiest expression of your genes? We will discuss the latest research with time for your questions and interesting group discussion.  

     Prerequisite? None.

     Patrick Moore has a B.A. in Math and taught Math at the high school, college and middle school levels. He is a docent at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum where he continues his education in natural history, biology and ecology. Patrick has been studying the sciences for decades, seeking to integrate and rebalance the apparent divisions between spirituality and science.

     Questions about registration or location? Please call Transcend, (520) 544-8086.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Melting Muscles 1: Supine

     7 CE hours, $175.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handout both as black/white on paper and as a color pdf, 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!), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 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.

     Melting Muscles means you actually feel each muscle slowly sinking under your fingers. Muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. The brain is likely to decide to relax a muscle when that muscle is short. In this one-day workshop you learn how to shorten each muscle you press, and a few more ways to help the brain feel safe. 90% of the time will be spent giving and receiving at the massage tables.

     Recipients will be supine (face up) all day, half of a full body massage (the prone half of the massage is held a different day). You will feel these muscles melt: 1) the upper trapezius, 2) pectoralis minor, 3) levator scapula, 4) biceps, 5) wrist extensors, 6) thumb adductors, 7) abdominals, 8) TFL, 9) quads, 10) tibialis anterior and 11) toe flexors. There is time for talking about how it works, but most of our time will be spent practicing. If you are more curious about how it works, you may read the handout, which will be emailed to you several days before the workshop.

     First you will melt muscles through clothing. Later you will give a one-hour supine massage with oil or lotion on skin, and then receive one.

     Melting Muscles is therapeutic: the recipient progresses in resolving her tensions. Melting Muscles can be done through clothing. Melting Muscles is also appropriate for a resort or spa setting, where the "therapeutic-ness" can be "camouflaged" under more pleasurable Swedish strokes with oil or lotion. You will learn both approaches in this one-day workshop. By the end of the day you will be confident that you can actually sense muscles changing and softening in 20 second spans.

     Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States, after two published articles in 2002 and 2003.

     Prerequisite? None.

     Preparation: Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through clothing, for the first half of the day. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion for the supine draped massage portion of the day. 

     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 Transcend. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles, and Unwinding Muscles workshops are particularly beneficial to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated Melting Muscles five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught.

     Questions about registration or location? Please call Transcend, (520) 544-8086.

     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Melting Muscles 2 - Prone

     7 CE hours, $175.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handout both as black/white on paper and as a color pdf, 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!), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 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.

     "Melting Muscles" means you actually feel each muscle slowly sinking under your fingers. Muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. When you help the brain feel safe, it is likely to relax a muscle, and you will feel that muscle sink. In this one-day workshop you learn how to shorten each muscle you press, and a few more ways to help the brain feel safe. You will feel muscles melting under your fingers. 90% of the time will be spent giving and receiving at the massage tables.

     Melting Muscles 2 has recipients prone (face down) all day, the second half of a full body massage (you may take Melting Muscles 2 - Prone even if you haven't taken Melting Muscles 1 - Supine). You will feel these muscles melt: 1) the upper trapezius, 2) lower trapezius, 3) levator scapula, 4) triceps, 5) wrist flexors, 6) lumbar sidebenders, 7) 8) 9) gluteus minimus, medius and maximus, 10) 11) piriformis and quadratus femoris, 12) 13) hamstrings medial and lateral, 14) 15) gastroc and soleus, 16) 17) 18) tibialis posterior and toe flexors. There is time for talking about how it works, but most of our time will be spent practicing. If you are more curious about how it works, you may read the handout, which will be emailed to you several days before the workshop.

     First you will melt muscles through clothing. Later you will give a one-hour supine massage with oil or lotion on skin, and then receive one.

     Melting Muscles is therapeutic: the recipient progresses in resolving her tensions. Melting Muscles can be done through clothing. Melting Muscles is also appropriate for a resort or spa setting, where the "therapeutic-ness" can be "camouflaged" under more pleasurable Swedish strokes with oil or lotion. You will learn both approaches in this one-day workshop. By the end of the day you will be confident that you can actually sense muscles changing and softening in 20 second spans.

     Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States, after two published articles in 2002 and 2003.

     Prerequisite? None.

     Preparation: Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through clothing, for the first half of the day. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion for the supine draped massage portion of the day. 

     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 Transcend. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles, and Unwinding Muscles workshops are particularly beneficial to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated Melting Muscles five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught.

     Questions about registration or location? Please call Transcend, (520) 544-8086.

     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Touching the Brain I: Calming Fight or Flight and Muscle Guarding

5 CE hours, $125.00, type of workshop: hands-on, no handout, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration by 3 days prior, the class will be held), time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     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 Transcend. Touching the Brain is one class that you'll gain more from, each time you repeat it.

     Questions about registration or location? Please call Transcend, (520) 544-8086.

     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

     Monday, March 9, 2015

Melting Muscles 4 -- Unwinding Muscles Supine

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $125.00, includes extensive black/white handout with many photos and drawings. PREREQUISITE:  any Melting Muscles workshop--one is offered the day before, March 1, type of workshop: hands-on, number of students: maximum 6, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Unwinding is the slow-motion therapy where the giver follows the recipient's muscle tension. The recipient is clothed wearing stretchy clothing. You help the limb (or head) to move any direction the guarding is stronger. You keep moving the limb as far as it "wants" to go. You hold the limb or head in this position as long as the body wants to hold it here, "agreeing" with the tension.

     In this class we add one very important component to unwinding—we press into the shortened muscle. This helps the brain to decide to relax that muscle, far quicker. In traditional unwinding classes, you may hold a position for 10, 20 or up to 100 minutes before the brain will decide to release it. In unwinding muscles, you hold the position for 1, 2, or up to 10 minutes before the brain decides to release it.

     Once the brain has decided to release its muscle guarding, the body naturally pulls itself slowly back to netural, because now the antagonist muscles have more force than the single muscle that is no longer guarding.

     The technique is difficult to explain in words, but it is simple to learn. Your hands will "get it" before your mouth is able to explain what is happening. Our time in class will be mostly focused on your hands "getting it," with limited time for your questions and explanations about what the brain is doing. A handout is provided that explains how and why it works, so you can review this before or after the workshop if explaining and understanding the details is important to you.

     You will gain:

     - - - >  Your hands will gain experience unwinding the hips in abduction, adduction, medial and lateral rotation, the shoulders in rotation and abduction, the elbows in flexion and extension, the wrists in flexion and extension, and the head in flexion, extension and sidebending. (Head rotation is its own class called Unwinding the Atlas and Axis, held a different day).

     - - - >  Experience both giving and receiving this slow, profoundly relaxing treatment.

     - - - >  Two decades to your career because you won't burn out from boredom, and you don't have to work so hard.

     - - - >  Easier work days because your job will be more relaxed.

     - - - >  More job satisfaction because recipients will make more progress and release more of their long-held tensions. 

     Type of Workshop: 90 % of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving, hearing and giving feedback with partners. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore has been teaching melting muscles and unwinding muscles around the Nation since his published articles in 2002 and 2003.

     PREREQUISITE: any Melting Muscles workshop--Melting Muscles Supine is offered the day before. As an alternate prerequisite, if you have taken Craniosacral, Visceral Manipulation, Unwinding, Chikly Lymph Drainaage, or other slow Osteopathic training and you feel you "got it," that would count as your prerequisite.

     Preparation: Wear clothing that allows your partner to take your arms and legs through full ROMs. Please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables. You do not need any lotion or oil. Please do whatever you need to do to be safe, slow, gentle, present and patient for your partners.

     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 Transcend. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles, and Unwinding Muscles workshops are particularly beneficial to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated Melting Muscles five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Reiki Level Two (Okuden)

6 CE hrs $240.00, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), handout: includes Reiki Level Two Workbook by Patrick Moore both as a black/white comb bound booklet on paper and as a color pdf, type of workshop: mixed hands-on and discussion workshop, number of students: maximum 6, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     PREREQUISITE: Reiki Level One - Shoden (offered three weeks earlier by Patrick Moore, though you can take the prerequisite Level One - Shoden from any qualified Reiki Master/Teacher) BRING YOUR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATE.

     Level Two Reiki moves you closer to your true self, deepens your spirituality and solidifies your connection with energy. Level Two is more technical. You will learn symbols and techniques including the technique for sending energy to any distance or into the past or future. Level Two Reiki expects from you a deepening commitment to be of service and dedication to discover your natural spiritual essence. Level Two is called Okuden which literally means "Inner Teaching."

     You will learn to pronounce and draw the three symbols for power, distance and mental/emotional healing. The distance symbol allows you to send Reiki to anyone, anywhere, at any time (even to the past or future). You will receive your Level Two Reiki attunement, which can be a moving experience in itself. The attunement also brings more of your conscious awareness to the flow of energy from your hands and within your chakras. You will practice doing a Reiki Level Two session on a partner, tailoring the session to your partner using the three Level Two symbols. You will practice sending energy to someone who is not in the room.

     Patrick Moore received his Reiki Training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000 and gave his first training in 2001. Patrick has extensively practiced the Level Two symbols and techniques for fourteen years including in spa settings, massage settings, stand-alone Reiki treatments.

     PREREQUISITE: Reiki Level Two is open only to those who have completed Shoden (First Degree). BRING YOUR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATE.

     Repeats: If you took Reiki Level II with Patrick Moore previously, you may repeat Reiki Level II with Patrick, at no cost, space permitting. At Transcend there will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. You receive no certificate and no additional CE hours for repeating. There is no discount for those repeating Reiki Level II with Patrick, who took their previous Reiki II with a different teacher. Repeating Reiki Level II is useful for Reiki Masters who wish to observe teaching content and processes.

     Questions about content and process of the workshop? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Monday, March 16, 2015

How Muscle Relaxation Helps PTSD

     6 CE hrs, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $120.00, includes handouts, type of workshop: group discussion, number of students: maximum 10, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     PTSD is a physical malady that responds well to bodywork. Many of the signs and symptoms of PTSD correlate with the "Fight/Fight" (F/F) nervous system. Massage therapists understand this, and know how to reduce F/F. Not that physical therapies alone can cure PTSD, but by helping the person to relax consistently over a number of sessions, you help him let go of long-held tensions. As tensions are resolved, you play a large part in his body and nervous system returning to its natural settings.

     This is a group discussion workshop. We will talk about how the brain and nervous system overreacted to one or more overwhelming traumatic events and what the brain and nervous system have been doing since then. We will talk about what the brain and nervous system needs in order to feel safe to resolve the trauma and release the tension. Helping the brain feel safe is less about the technique you use, than about the therapeutic relationship you create. In particular, while you are compassionate, patient, present, vulnerable, curious and non-judgmental with him, his brain feels safe enough to reduce his guard, which begins the process of releasing and resolving the tension. We will discuss the similarity of symptoms with PTSD and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). 

     Bodywork is not intended to replaced talk-therapy but to complement it. While PTSD is a physical malady, still it is mental therapists who are best-trained, and talk therapy is still the most effective treatment.

     You will also learn

     - - - >   Tips like light therapy, exercise and nutrition he can live with that is do-able consistently.

     - - - >   How to create a safer environment, for example by working through the clothing, working with doors and windows open, bringing a safe 3rd person into the room or working in a group setting with other combat veterans present.

     - - - >   Train a friend, wife, or two PTSD sufferers to relax each others' muscles, as giving may serve them even more than receiving.

     Workshop Type: This is a group discussion workshop. You will be seated. This is not a hands-on-body workshop. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore has (mostly) recovered from a series of mTBI head injuries in his teens and twenties with PTSD-like causes and symptoms, so he has learned both from the outside and from the inside what works.

     Prerequisite: none.

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, (520) 544-8086

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Breathing Naturally (includes meditation exercises)

     6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $120.00, includes extensive handout with photos as black/white handout on paper and also as color pdf, type of workshop: group discussion and lecture with several meditations and 1 hour of hands-on-partners, number of students: maximum 10, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     People in our culture have stopped using their abdominal muscles to actively exhale. Even when you learn to use your diaphragm, this muscle is only an inhaling muscle and cannot exhale. Since we stopped using our internal abdominals in childhood, these muscles are weak and have a poor connection to our brains. In order to use them again we need to "wake them up" by consciously exhaling from the abdomen. Once we have practiced consciously for a while, this natural breathing resumes.

     When we exhale more fully, we enjoy many health benefits including reduced stress, alkalizes your blood, better mood, better immune function and longer life. In fact, exhaling fully can reduce alkalinity in ten minutes or less. You will also learn how hemoglobin decides whether to pick up or release carbon dioxide and oxygen.

     You will experience: -- several za-zen breath meditations, -- the sensation of having more oxygen in your blood -- palpating the intercostals, scalenes and diaphragm.

     Workshop type: Combines lecture, group discussion and seated individual breathing exercises, with one hour of hands-on-body trades. We will take ten-minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore first learned za-zen breath meditation in 1982 from Deborah DuNann at Whitman College. He learned how to treat the intercostals, scalenes and diaphragm at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, 1993-94. Patrick has practiced these breathing exercises for many years in seated meditation as well as during walking and jogging long distance.  

     Prerequisite: none.

     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet for the massage tables. Wear comfortable clothing.

     Repeats: Don't be surprised if it takes several years to resume natural abdominal exhaling. Breathing Naturally is one class that you'll gain more from, each time you repeat it. 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 Transcend.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, (520) 544-8086

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Touching the Brain II: Balancing Six Brains in One Head 

5 CE hours, $125.00, type of workshop: hands-on, no handout, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration by 3 days prior, the class will be held), time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     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 Transcend. Touching the Brain is one class that you'll gain more from, each time you repeat it.

     Questions about registration or location? Please call Transcend, (520) 544-8086.

     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Sunday March 29, 2015

Improv for Bodyworkers - Improvising Client-Centered Sessions

     5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $125.00, type of workshop: 50% seated group discussion, 50% standing doing partner exercises and feedback, includes handouts both on paper and as a pdf, 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!), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     All therapists rely on recipes and well-rehearsed strokes, to some degree. While doing things the same over and over is one way to feel safe, it is boring. Repeating the same strokes over and over can also damage your thumbs, wrists and other joints. And if you want to have different results (including more progress) then it makes sense to try different things. 

     We will do beginning improv exercises like, "Yes, and…" (with time for feedback) and then discuss how these exercises inform bodywork.

     You will gain:

     - - - >  Getting excited about making stuff up.

     - - - >  See the valuable gems that arise from the creative unknown.

     You will learn:

     - - - >  Sessions that respond in the moment bring additional healing opportunities.

     Type of Workshop: Games while standing in a group, standing partner exercises, seated feedback with partner, seated feedback with group, seated group discussion. This is not a hands-on-body workshop. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.    

     Patrick Moore has participated in 60 hours of Improv training from NBOJU, 60 hours from TIM, and studied improvisational, client-centered and student-centered teaching and therapy with Stephen Bruno. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: Willingness to try new things .

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, (520) 544-8086

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

     6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $120.00, includes black/white handout on paper and as color pdf, type of workshop: 60% group discussion, 40% working at tables with a partner and feedback, 10 minute breaks each hour, maximum 9 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!), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     Clothed massage is a new trend. Clothed massage CAN provide more muscle relaxation per hour, when you understand how. Clothed massage CAN draw more customers, keep your office cleaner, and prevent unethical behaviors. You will learn:

     - - - >  How to palpate several key muscles (of your choice) through clothing and how to press or hold them in a way the brain will relax them.

     - - - >  How gliding over bare skin provides too much sensation, that actually distracts the brain from relaxing muscles.

     - - - >  The many benefits of clothed massage including your longevity as a therapist, more fun and less stress for you, a cleaner office, less laundry and no more customers thinking they can get the illegal kind of massage.

You will gain:

     - - - >  Experience both giving and receiving--feeling a few of your partner's muscles relax while you press them through clothing, and feeling a few of your own muscles relax while you are clothed.

     - - - >  Options for taking your career a new direction that is less effort, more fulfilling for you and more serving for others.

     Patrick Moore published Melting Muscles, in 2002, Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in 2003, and an article in 2013 on Clothed Massage.

     Prerequisite: none

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing, please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Sunday, April 5 and 6, 2015

Reiki Master (Shinpiden) and Teacher Training

6 + 6 = 12 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days (one hour breaks for lunch), both days for $500.00, Reiki Master alone for $400.00 or Teacher Training alone for $150.00, includes Reiki Master Manual both black/white on paper comb bound and as a color pdf, 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!), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     PREREQUISITE: for Reiki Master, the prerequisite is Reiki Level II (Okuden). For Reiki Teacher Training, the prerequisite is Reiki Master. BRING CERTIFICATE.

     Workshop Description:

     Reiki Master training is for those who are ready to commit to the spiritual path of discovering your true self, through a lifestyle of service. You will learn not only all of the traditional techniques of Reiki Shinpiden "Mystery Teaching" but also the authentic path of being a healer, including two parts: Shihan-Kaku (assistant teacher) and Shihan (venerable teacher) as taught in Japan by Mikao Usui. You will also learn from an accumulated mass of decades of healing wisdom shared by Reiki Master/Teacher Stephen Bruno (through his student, your Reiki Master/Teacher Patrick Moore) including the unconditionally compassionate relationship, nonjudgmental communication, presence with others, patience, vulnerability, curiosity and non-self-importance.

     Receiving your Reiki Master Level Attunement is a spiritual experience in itself. The attunement solidifies your connection with the energy. You are then supported by energy to discover and fulfill your life's purpose.

     You will learn how to pronounce and draw the two master-level symbols. You will practice giving attunements to others--both Reiki attunements that make people into Level I and II Reiki Practitioners and Level III Reiki Masters, and also Healing Attunements. You will receive a certificate stating that you are a Reiki Master (you become a Reiki Master/Teacher after the first Reiki class you give). This class includes phone and email support as you prepare to teach your first Reiki class.

     The first day focuses on your Reiki practice, from greeting people and communicating to managing their reactions and discussing expectations during Reiki sessions. Techniques are also discussed and practiced. The second day focuses on your teaching Reiki classes, from how to provide the essence of Usui's vision of Reiki to your students to how to embrace your personal hurdles in stepping up to this honor and responsibility.

     Patrick Moore Reiki Master/Teacher (RMT) received his training in Seattle, WA from Stephen Bruno and has been giving Reiki sessions and teaching Reiki since 2001. Last year he assisted Stephen in teaching a group of four Reiki Masters in Prescott, AZ.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile,

Questions about registration or location? Please call Transcend, (520) 544-8086.

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Sunday April 12, 2015

Mirror Neurons for Bodyworkers (Research)

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes handout on paper and as pdf, type of workshop: group discussion, number of students: maximum 10, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     Mirror Neurons are a trendy buzzword these days. You will hear that human brains are hard-wired to be "empathetic," "intuitive," and "compassionate." This is an oversimplification. Mirror neurons simply imitate another person's movements, postures, tones and expressions, and tell you what YOU would be feeling, if YOU were doing what that person is doing. This is not truly empathy, intuition or compassion, because it doesn't truly tell you what the other person is thinking or feeling. It is an estimation process that has great usefulness for language learning, understanding the general meanings of facial expressions, tones of voice, postures and other actions.

     We as bodyworkers want to be truly empathetic, intuitive and compassionate so it is important for us to be able to distinguish genuine empathy from the self-reflective estimate that our mirror neurons provide. 

     You will learn:

     - - - >  How mirror neurons have been found to work in experiments.

     - - - >  The possibility that people with autism, lack full functioning of their mirror neurons (and how they could get around this lack).

     - - - >  What is true empathy, true intuition, and true compassion.

     In this peer setting you will gain a deeper understanding of compassion, empathy and intuition.

     Type of Workshop: 10 % lecture, 90% group discussion with time for your questions and case histories. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Prerequisite: none

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing for seated group discussion.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Length and Strength: the Shoulder's Seven Actions

     7 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), type of workshop: hands-on, includes handout, number of students: maximum 6, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     This hands-on workshop you will learn to assess both range of motion and strength for the shoulder, palpate each of the muscles, effectively relax each muscle found to be short, and train people how to do corrective exercises for any muscles found to be weak. This is therapeutic massage where we assess before and after treatment to make certain that progress is being made. The style is called Assessment and Correction.

     One thing students find surprising is how pleasant it can be to receive treatment of the subscapularis muscle. You will learn to palpate the subscapularis when the recipient is prone, supine, seated and standing.

     Corrective exercises include theraband, pulley machines at the gym, yoga, chi gung and kum nye (Tibetan Yoga). We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Prerequisite: none

     Preparation: Wear comfortable or stretchy clothing that allows your shoulder to move through a full range of motion. We will be palpating and treating the muscles through clothing so there is no need to bring oil or lotion. Please bring one bottom sheet and a pillow case to protect the massage tables.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Sunday April 19, 2015

Mind-Body Parallelism: Resolving Muscle Tension, Resolves Mental Tension

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes handout on paper and also as pdf, type of workshop: group discussion, number of students: maximum 6, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     In our training to become therapists we are told that holistic therapists need to address the mind AND the body. But we are not trained to address the mind. Does that mean the service we offer is incomplete?

     This workshop presents the concept of "parallelism". Mental tensions each have a corresponding physical tension, and vice versa. Neither one "causes" the other. This is good news for bodyworkers. First, because we can feel confident that bodywork is adequate to resolve the physical tensions we find in the body. Second, because when the muscles release their physical tension, the mind will have also relaxed and released its mental tension, by parallelism. If mind-body parallelism is true, then we can help the entire person, simply by helping his body to relax its physical tensions.  

     You will learn:

     - - - >  The definition of "Mind-Body Parallelism," and how to explain it to others.

     You will gain:

     - - - >  Relief that bodywork is not lesser-than mental and emotional therapies.

     - - - >  Empowerment knowing your physical therapies will have parallel mental effects.

     - - - >  Confidence that by serving the body, we are providing holistic care that also assists the mind and spirit.

     Type of workshop: group discussion with time for your questions and case histories. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Prerequisite: none

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing for seated group discussion.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.

 

Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  

 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hip Chi - Standing Exercises for Hip Rotators

     9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 4 CE hour, $80.00, includes handout on paper and also as pdf, type of workshop: mostly standing exercises with some ROM assessment on massage tables, number of students: maximum 6, 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), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Workshop Description:

     Hip rotating muscles are commonly weak. There is no machine at the gym to exercise medial and lateral rotators of the hip. If you ask personal trainers how to strengthen these muscles, the best they can offer is squats, which do not strengthen hips in medial or lateral rotation. Yoga practitioners can help you get stronger in lateral rotation but not medial--in fact, many yoga teachers are weak in medial rotation.

     These exercises were "discovered" during Chi Gung warmups taught by a Tai Chi teacher.

     You will learn:

     - - - >  How to assess hip rotators for weakness, while the recipient lies on a massage table.

     - - - >  Standing exercises for hip medial and lateral rotators.

     - - - >  Three levels of exercise--gentle, for older or injured people, moderate for most of us, and extreme for athletes.

     - - - >  A new view of the actions of the Tensor Fascia Latte (TFL), Gluteus Medius, Maximus, Piriformis, Gamellis, Obturators and Quadratus Femoris.

You will gain:

     - - - >   Experience chi energy flowing through your chakras

     - - - >   Feel your hip rotators activate as you do the exercises.

     - - - >   Practice "teaching" other workshop participants how to do these exercises, as you would teach your clients.

     Type of Workshop: 50 % of the time will be spent standing, learning the exercises and practicing teaching them, 15% at the tables learning to assess for weakness, and 35% seated group discussion. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore learned hip weakness assessment from Rich Phaigh, and during an aha moments while learning Tai Chi from Willie Lim in Scottsdale, discovered this exercise he calls hip-chi. Patrick has posted six videos of these exercises on Youtube beginning with: http://youtu.be/pt7QuIbxsDI. Patrick began with weak medial rotators and after doing these exercises several years, is now stronger in medial rotation--proving the exercises work!

     Preparation: Please wear comfortable workout clothing, bring water, and be prepared to sweat a little.

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.