Patrick's Teaching Schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2015 Jan 11-Feb 16 CE workshops 2015

with Patrick Moore

all the workshops below will use Patrick’s NCBTMB provider number, 396103,

Patrick will keep all records and provide all certificates.

Register through the Transcend website: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm

     Sunday, January 11, 2015

Melting Muscles 1: Supine

     7 CE hours, $175.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, 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 is a technique first published in 2002 in Massage&Bodywork magazine. You actually feel each muscle actually sinking under your fingers, as the person's brain relaxes that muscle. After all, muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. The brain will almost always relax a muscle when that muscle is made safe. In this one-day workshop you learn several ways to help the brain feel safe.

     This is the Supine day so you will position and melt the upper trapezius, pectoralis minor, levator scapula, biceps, wrist extensors, thumb adductors, belly, TFL, quads, tibialis anterior and toe flexors with your recipient supine. First you will learn to melt muscles through clothing. At the end of the day you will give a one-hour massage with oil or lotion on skin, and then receive one. This is a slow, thoughtful massage that resolves the brain's guarding and trauma. The recipient may not notice a lot happening while her muscles are being melted, but afterward she feels much lighter and freer. This is therapeutic, meaning the person's problems are going away for good. 

     You will learn both how to do a more therapeutic massage, focused on one muscle or group, as well as camouflaging the therapy into a full-body Swedish.

     Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States.

     Prerequisite? None.

     Preparation: Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through clothing. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion. 

     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

     Monday, January 12, 2015

Melting Muscles 3: Melting the Atlas and Axis

     6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), PREREQUISITE, $150.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Millions of people suffer with the symptoms of neck pain, headaches and jaw tension. They can't turn their head without pain or stiffness. This means the atlas (C1) has difficulty rotating on the axis (C2). What should they do? Should they have someone force it to move further with stretching or thrust? This option is tried millions of times per year. Is it working?

     This workshop assumes that it must be tight muscles that hinder the joint from full motion. Tight muscles means the brain is guarding the joint. There are only three muscles that rotate the head. We will find the tense muscles and massage them, which helps the brain choose to relax them.

     You will learn:

     - - - >   How to find the Obliquus Capitis Inferior muscle, that is primarily responsible for rotating the atlas on the axis.

     - - - >   How to melt the OCI muscle in several positions.    

     You will gain:

     - - - >   You will receive as well as give this very relaxing session.

Each participant will:

     Type of Workshop: 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Most of this time you will either be lying supine if you are a recipient, or seated at the head of the table if you are a giver. So it is a very relaxed approach to therapy! We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has been teaching these workshops for 12 years. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

     PREREQUISITE: Any Melting Muscles class (one is offered the day before, Sunday, January 11, 2015) or palpation equivalent with instructor's permission (please call Patrick Moore).

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

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com  or mobile 520-334-8950.

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

     Sunday, January 25, 2015

Melting Muscles 5: Unwinding the Atlas and Axis

     5 CE hrs,     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), PREREQUISITE, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

      Unwinding, is the very slow, gentle technique of assisting the body to move the way it wants to move. (This direction happens to shorten the muscles that are most guarded. Short muscles happen to help the brain feel safe, so that the brain will choose to relax that guarded muscle.) While unwinding someone's limb or head, you hold the position for as long as the body wants to stay there, and then you assist it to return toward neutral when it is ready to.

     Unwinding the atlas and axis is the gentlest, slowest, safest way to resolve the muscle tension that guards the head in rotation. It is not you fixing the body, but the brain resolving its own tension settings. When muscle tension is resolved by the brain itself, it is very unlikely to return. What is resolved, stays resolved.

     This is an advanced technique similar to craniosacral, but you can learn it in one day (after the prerequisite).

     This technique is for practitioners who are patient, who see the value of being gentle and who enjoy slow, meditative technique.

     Type of Workshop: 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Most of this time you will either be lying supine if you are a recipient, or seated at the head of the table if you are a giver. So it is a very relaxed approach to therapy! We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has been teaching these workshops for 12 years. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

     PREREQUISITE: MELTING THE ATLAS AND AXIS (offered yearly and TWO WEEKS PREVIOUS, Monday, January 12, 2015) Sorry, no exceptions for taking the prerequisite -- the maneuvers taught in Melting the Atlas and Axis are necessary for you to know before unwinding this joint and muscles.

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

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com  or mobile 520-334-8950.

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

    

     Monday, January 26, 2015

Hands Above Energy Palpation Lab

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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 3:00 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.

     This workshop will be spent mostly at the massage tables.

     Energy is often hindered by our concepts about it. This class offers no concepts, only practice. Partners will provide nonjugmental feedback and through this process we will increase our influence and perception of energy. Recipients will give feedback about what they are feeling and the accuracy of scans. You will receive about half of the time.

     Everybody makes mistakes and this is normal and natural. The best ratio for fastest learning is when about half of your assessments are mistaken. This gives you the best opportunity to discern accurate from inaccurate perceptions. This is how you learned to walk and talk.

     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. The reason we practice with hands-above is, when your hands are touching the body, the sensations coming from your hands at first 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.

     Patrick Moore learned hands-above energy work from Reiki Master/Teacher/Counselor/Hypnotherapist Stephen Bruno who included body healing, chakras, latifa, emotions, cancer, Sedona vortex energy and coaching to his instruction.

     Prerequisite? It is up to you. This workshop is for those who already sense energy using their hands, and for those willing to try without any prior training.

     Preparation: Prepare in a way that allows you to be present with your partners' energy. Prepare to be nonjudgmental when you give feedback to others.

     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

     Sunday, February 1, 2015

Socrates Father of Ethics (fun class that also counts for Standard V NCBTMB)

     6 CE hour, $120.00, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), group discussion workshop, includes handout, maximum 10 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Yes, this is an ethics class but you are free to attend even if you don't need the ethics credits. It is a fun, group discussion workshop. We will not be doing any hands-on.

     Socrates said you have the source of all knowing within you. All he had to do was to ask the right questions, and that knowledge would come out, surprising both the speaker and his questioner. Socrates would not tell anyone "right answers" nor give advice. We will discuss how the Socratic Approach works for bodyworkers.

     Topics vary depending on students’ interest, including, --Are expectations the same as boundaries? --What intake questions serve well? --How much of my effort should go toward the person's comfort? --Does it serve to challenge the person? --How should I challenge them and when? 

     Preparation: Please find some questions Socrates asked, by opening any of Plato's books, Wikipedia WikiQuotes. Socrates asked a lot of questions. If you were Socrates, and found yourself as a massage therapist in 2014, what questions would you ask?

     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

     Monday, February 2, 2015

Cranial Motion Lab

      4 CE hrs, $100.00. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza. 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 this cycle--flexing and extending in a repeating pattern like waves. 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. Third, it helps the person's brain and body feel safe and relaxed enough to let down the guarding. Fourth, the motion tells you precisely when the brain is willing and ready to release its patterns. Fifth, it is fun and challenges your own mind to learn more and connect better.

     Your confidence feeling the motion will increase. This workshop is good for beginners, for people who have attended a craniosacral class and think they "didn't get it," and for those already practicing who would like to have more feedback and gain more comfort and 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 a number of different approaches to craniosacral including direct, indirect, fluid, connective tissue, energy, piezoelectric, nerve, bone and muscle.

     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

     Sunday, February 8, 2015

Slow Passes Up the Spine Using Your Elbow

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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 3:00 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.

     The muscles along the spine seem to hold knots so old, they have almost become fossils. Using your elbow, slow and steady, like a plow or an ice-breaker, these knots are brought to the surface where they can resolve in the light of day.

     Just because you are using your elbow doesn’t mean it has to be a lot of pressure--just stable pressure the person can relax into.

     You will learn to discern several groups of muscles by palpating them using your elbow. You will feel the differences between the muscles that backbend the spine, those that sidebend the spine and elevate the pelvis, and those that retract the scapula. It is important to know what you are feeling as this helps the recipient's brain to feel safe to relax.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore learned this technique in 1993-94 at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle. Patrick was surprised to find, when he moved to Arizona in 1999, that therapists here do not use their elbow in this slow, steady way. In Scottsdale Patrick became the most requested therapist at the Spa at Gainey Village, 1999-2003, in part because of this elbow work.

     No prerequisite. Please bring sheets and vegetable oil. Don't bring synthetic oils or creams, as these cause your elbow to slip. Vegetable oils have more grab. Grapeseed oil is fine and inexpensive, and you can get it at the grocery store. If you do not own any vegetable oil the instructor will bring some extra.

     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

     Monday, February 9, 2015

Slow Deep Tissue of the Glutes and Psoas Using your Elbow

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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 3:00 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.

     You will learn to use your elbow with sensitivity. Just because you are using your elbow does not mean you will automatically double your pressure. You will learn to vary your pressure to be many degrees of light, medium and heavy.

     Your elbow is actually more comfortable for recipients to relax into, in the glutes and psoas (as you will find out when it is your turn). Your elbow is easier for you to maintain stable, unwavering pressure for minutes at a time, when your fingers would have worn out. You will learn to use your elbow to palpate, and melt these muscles: the glutes (gluteus minimus, medius and maximus), the six deep lateral rotators (piriformis, the two gamellis, the two obturators and quadratus femoris) and tensor fascia latte (TFL).

     No prerequisite. Please bring sheets. We will be working through the clothing so wear loose and stretchy clothes, thanks.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore learned this technique in 1993-94 at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle. Patrick was surprised to find, when he moved to Arizona in 1999, that therapists here do not use their elbow in this slow, steady way in the glutes. In Scottsdale Patrick became the most requested therapist at the Spa at Gainey Village, 1999-2003, in part because of this elbow work.

     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

     Sunday, February 15, 2015

Exercising Naturally Healing Effects

     5 CE hour, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $100.00, group discussion workshop, includes handout, maximum 10 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     I believe the reason so many of us do not exercise enough, is that we fear the responsibility. We worry, "If I were to exercise, then I'd have to be responsible to always do it, and to be more responsible in other ways that I'm just not willing to do right now."

     Being natural is not about always doing it. Walking outdoors, where you can hear the birds and smell the creosote, gives you clarity, balances your energy and circulates your fluids in a way that you feel calmer but naturally energized. It feels good. It increases your productivity. When you feel the inspiration and know the benefit, you will naturally want to exercise outdoors, or just go for a walk, more often. 

     You will learn:

     - - - >  How timing your exercise and counting miles, actually delay your becoming healthier.

     - - - >  How walking outdoors boosts your health more than running indoors.

     - - - >  How breathing naturally during exercise boosts your health while anaerobic lifting makes you sick.

     You will gain:

     - - - >  An example of a natural exercise session as we walk Suffolk Hill together.

     Type of Workshop: 30% talking as we walk, 20 % lecture, 50% group discussion with time for your questions and case histories. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: none

     Preparation: Prepare for a one-hour gentle outdoor walk on neighborhood roads--hat, water bottle, appropriate shoes. Bring a second shirt if you want to change after the walk.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com or 520-334-8950 mobile.

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

     Monday, February 16, 2015

Advanced Energy Applications: Working in the 4th Dimension to heal Past and Future

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts with a sequence of diagrams, 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 3:00 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.

     Humans have been trained to see time as passing, the past as gone, the future as not available yet. We have the capability to perceive and influence times both past and future. As energy practitioners we may guide influences from the past, through the now and into the future, as continuous arcs.

     You will learn two approaches with several gradations. We are all learning and at first we have less connection with our perception of energy. For those of us who have less perception, we will learn ways to guide energy without actually seeing it. We will also learn ways to guide energy that is seen or felt, for more precise influences. One approach is to pre-influence energy so that it is different in the more-perceivable now. A second approach is to combine arcs of energy across time, outside of what is perceived, combining past arcs with present efforts, so that these come together for stronger benefits in the future.

     A series of diagrams is discussed to show you symbolically how the energy arcs around and within the giver's and recipient's spheres of perception.

     This workshop is based on advanced teachings given by Stephen Bruno. Patrick has been attending Stephen's workshops since 1996. More about Stephen at http://certificationreikiclasses.com/   More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: Previous experience perceiving and influencing energy is a prerequisite.

     Preparation: Prepare for being perceptive and open to different perspectives.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com or 520-334-8950 mobile.

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

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CE workshops Jan 11- Feb 16 2015

2015 Jan 11-Feb 16 CE workshops

with Patrick Moore

all the workshops below will use Patrick’s NCBTMB provider number, 396103

Register through Transcend’s website, http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm

 

 

     Sunday, January 11, 2015

Melting Muscles 1: Supine

     7 CE hours, $175.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, 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 is a technique first published in 2002 in Massage&Bodywork magazine. You actually feel each muscle actually sinking under your fingers, as the person's brain relaxes that muscle. After all, muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. The brain will almost always relax a muscle when that muscle is made safe. In this one-day workshop you learn several ways to help the brain feel safe.

     This is the Supine day so you will position and melt the upper trapezius, pectoralis minor, levator scapula, biceps, wrist extensors, thumb adductors, belly, TFL, quads, tibialis anterior and toe flexors with your recipient supine. First you will learn to melt muscles through clothing. At the end of the day you will give a one-hour massage with oil or lotion on skin, and then receive one. This is a slow, thoughtful massage that resolves the brain's guarding and trauma. The recipient may not notice a lot happening while her muscles are being melted, but afterward she feels much lighter and freer. This is therapeutic, meaning the person's problems are going away for good. 

     You will learn both how to do a more therapeutic massage, focused on one muscle or group, as well as camouflaging the therapy into a full-body Swedish.

     Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States.

     Prerequisite? None.

     Preparation: Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through clothing. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion. 

     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

 

     Monday, January 12, 2015

Melting Muscles 3: Melting the Atlas and Axis

     6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), PREREQUISITE, $150.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Millions of people suffer with the symptoms of neck pain, headaches and jaw tension. They can't turn their head without pain or stiffness. This means the atlas (C1) has difficulty rotating on the axis (C2). What should they do? Should they have someone force it to move further with stretching or thrust? This option is tried millions of times per year. Is it working?

     This workshop assumes that it must be tight muscles that hinder the joint from full motion. Tight muscles means the brain is guarding the joint. There are only three muscles that rotate the head. We will find the tense muscles and massage them, which helps the brain choose to relax them.

     You will learn:

     - - - >   How to find the Obliquus Capitis Inferior muscle, that is primarily responsible for rotating the atlas on the axis.

     - - - >   How to melt the OCI muscle in several positions.    

     You will gain:

     - - - >   You will receive as well as give this very relaxing session.

Each participant will:

     Type of Workshop: 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Most of this time you will either be lying supine if you are a recipient, or seated at the head of the table if you are a giver. So it is a very relaxed approach to therapy! We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has been teaching these workshops for 12 years. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

     PREREQUISITE: Any Melting Muscles class (one is offered the day before, Sunday, January 11, 2015) or palpation equivalent with instructor's permission (please call Patrick Moore).

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

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com  or mobile 520-334-8950.

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

 

     Sunday, January 25, 2015

Melting Muscles 5: Unwinding the Atlas and Axis

     5 CE hrs,     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), PREREQUISITE, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

      Unwinding, is the very slow, gentle technique of assisting the body to move the way it wants to move. (This direction happens to shorten the muscles that are most guarded. Short muscles happen to help the brain feel safe, so that the brain will choose to relax that guarded muscle.) While unwinding someone's limb or head, you hold the position for as long as the body wants to stay there, and then you assist it to return toward neutral when it is ready to.

     Unwinding the atlas and axis is the gentlest, slowest, safest way to resolve the muscle tension that guards the head in rotation. It is not you fixing the body, but the brain resolving its own tension settings. When muscle tension is resolved by the brain itself, it is very unlikely to return. What is resolved, stays resolved.

     This is an advanced technique similar to craniosacral, but you can learn it in one day (after the prerequisite).

     This technique is for practitioners who are patient, who see the value of being gentle and who enjoy slow, meditative technique.

     Type of Workshop: 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Most of this time you will either be lying supine if you are a recipient, or seated at the head of the table if you are a giver. So it is a very relaxed approach to therapy! We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has been teaching these workshops for 12 years. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

     PREREQUISITE: MELTING THE ATLAS AND AXIS (offered yearly and TWO WEEKS PREVIOUS, Monday, January 12, 2015) Sorry, no exceptions for taking the prerequisite -- the maneuvers taught in Melting the Atlas and Axis are necessary for you to know before unwinding this joint and muscles.

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

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com  or mobile 520-334-8950.

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

 

    

     Monday, January 26, 2015

Hands Above Energy Palpation Lab

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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 3:00 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.

     This workshop will be spent mostly at the massage tables.

     Energy is often hindered by our concepts about it. This class offers no concepts, only practice. Partners will provide nonjugmental feedback and through this process we will increase our influence and perception of energy. Recipients will give feedback about what they are feeling and the accuracy of scans. You will receive about half of the time.

     Everybody makes mistakes and this is normal and natural. The best ratio for fastest learning is when about half of your assessments are mistaken. This gives you the best opportunity to discern accurate from inaccurate perceptions. This is how you learned to walk and talk.

     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. The reason we practice with hands-above is, when your hands are touching the body, the sensations coming from your hands at first 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.

     Patrick Moore learned hands-above energy work from Reiki Master/Teacher/Counselor/Hypnotherapist Stephen Bruno who included body healing, chakras, latifa, emotions, cancer, Sedona vortex energy and coaching to his instruction.

     Prerequisite? It is up to you. This workshop is for those who already sense energy using their hands, and for those willing to try without any prior training.

     Preparation: Prepare in a way that allows you to be present with your partners' energy. Prepare to be nonjudgmental when you give feedback to others.

     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

 

     Sunday, February 1, 2015

Socrates Father of Ethics (fun class that also counts for Standard V NCBTMB)

     6 CE hour, $120.00, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), group discussion workshop, includes handout, maximum 10 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Yes, this is an ethics class but you are free to attend even if you don't need the ethics credits. It is a fun, group discussion workshop. We will not be doing any hands-on.

     Socrates said you have the source of all knowing within you. All he had to do was to ask the right questions, and that knowledge would come out, surprising both the speaker and his questioner. Socrates would not tell anyone "right answers" nor give advice. We will discuss how the Socratic Approach works for bodyworkers.

     Topics vary depending on students’ interest, including, --Are expectations the same as boundaries? --What intake questions serve well? --How much of my effort should go toward the person's comfort? --Does it serve to challenge the person? --How should I challenge them and when? 

     Preparation: Please find some questions Socrates asked, by opening any of Plato's books, Wikipedia WikiQuotes. Socrates asked a lot of questions. If you were Socrates, and found yourself as a massage therapist in 2014, what questions would you ask?

     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

 

     Monday, February 2, 2015

Cranial Motion Lab

      4 CE hrs, $100.00. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza. 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 this cycle--flexing and extending in a repeating pattern like waves. 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. Third, it helps the person's brain and body feel safe and relaxed enough to let down the guarding. Fourth, the motion tells you precisely when the brain is willing and ready to release its patterns. Fifth, it is fun and challenges your own mind to learn more and connect better.

     Your confidence feeling the motion will increase. This workshop is good for beginners, for people who have attended a craniosacral class and think they "didn't get it," and for those already practicing who would like to have more feedback and gain more comfort and 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 a number of different approaches to craniosacral including direct, indirect, fluid, connective tissue, energy, piezoelectric, nerve, bone and muscle.

     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

 

     Sunday, February 8, 2015

Slow Passes Up the Spine Using Your Elbow

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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 3:00 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.

     The muscles along the spine seem to hold knots so old, they have almost become fossils. Using your elbow, slow and steady, like a plow or an ice-breaker, these knots are brought to the surface where they can resolve in the light of day.

     Just because you are using your elbow doesn’t mean it has to be a lot of pressure--just stable pressure the person can relax into.

     You will learn to discern several groups of muscles by palpating them using your elbow. You will feel the differences between the muscles that backbend the spine, those that sidebend the spine and elevate the pelvis, and those that retract the scapula. It is important to know what you are feeling as this helps the recipient's brain to feel safe to relax.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore learned this technique in 1993-94 at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle. Patrick was surprised to find, when he moved to Arizona in 1999, that therapists here do not use their elbow in this slow, steady way. In Scottsdale Patrick became the most requested therapist at the Spa at Gainey Village, 1999-2003, in part because of this elbow work.

     No prerequisite. Please bring sheets and vegetable oil. Don't bring synthetic oils or creams, as these cause your elbow to slip. Vegetable oils have more grab. Grapeseed oil is fine and inexpensive, and you can get it at the grocery store. If you do not own any vegetable oil the instructor will bring some extra.

     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

 

     Monday, February 9, 2015

Slow Deep Tissue of the Glutes and Psoas Using your Elbow

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts, 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 3:00 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.

     You will learn to use your elbow with sensitivity. Just because you are using your elbow does not mean you will automatically double your pressure. You will learn to vary your pressure to be many degrees of light, medium and heavy.

     Your elbow is actually more comfortable for recipients to relax into, in the glutes and psoas (as you will find out when it is your turn). Your elbow is easier for you to maintain stable, unwavering pressure for minutes at a time, when your fingers would have worn out. You will learn to use your elbow to palpate, and melt these muscles: the glutes (gluteus minimus, medius and maximus), the six deep lateral rotators (piriformis, the two gamellis, the two obturators and quadratus femoris) and tensor fascia latte (TFL).

     No prerequisite. Please bring sheets. We will be working through the clothing so wear loose and stretchy clothes, thanks.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore learned this technique in 1993-94 at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle. Patrick was surprised to find, when he moved to Arizona in 1999, that therapists here do not use their elbow in this slow, steady way in the glutes. In Scottsdale Patrick became the most requested therapist at the Spa at Gainey Village, 1999-2003, in part because of this elbow work.

     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

 

     Sunday, February 15, 2015

Exercising Naturally Healing Effects

     5 CE hour, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $100.00, group discussion workshop, includes handout, maximum 10 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. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     I believe the reason so many of us do not exercise enough, is that we fear the responsibility. We worry, "If I were to exercise, then I'd have to be responsible to always do it, and to be more responsible in other ways that I'm just not willing to do right now."

     Being natural is not about always doing it. Walking outdoors, where you can hear the birds and smell the creosote, gives you clarity, balances your energy and circulates your fluids in a way that you feel calmer but naturally energized. It feels good. It increases your productivity. When you feel the inspiration and know the benefit, you will naturally want to exercise outdoors, or just go for a walk, more often. 

     You will learn:

     - - - >  How timing your exercise and counting miles, actually delay your becoming healthier.

     - - - >  How walking outdoors boosts your health more than running indoors.

     - - - >  How breathing naturally during exercise boosts your health while anaerobic lifting makes you sick.

     You will gain:

     - - - >  An example of a natural exercise session as we walk Suffolk Hill together.

     Type of Workshop: 30% talking as we walk, 20 % lecture, 50% group discussion with time for your questions and case histories. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: none

     Preparation: Prepare for a one-hour gentle outdoor walk on neighborhood roads--hat, water bottle, appropriate shoes. Bring a second shirt if you want to change after the walk.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com or 520-334-8950 mobile.

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

 

     Monday, February 16, 2015

Advanced Energy Applications: Working in the 4th Dimension to heal Past and Future

     5 CE hours, $125.00, hands-on workshop, includes handouts with a sequence of diagrams, 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 3:00 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.

     Humans have been trained to see time as passing, the past as gone, the future as not available yet. We have the capability to perceive and influence times both past and future. As energy practitioners we may guide influences from the past, through the now and into the future, as continuous arcs.

     You will learn two approaches with several gradations. We are all learning and at first we have less connection with our perception of energy. For those of us who have less perception, we will learn ways to guide energy without actually seeing it. We will also learn ways to guide energy that is seen or felt, for more precise influences. One approach is to pre-influence energy so that it is different in the more-perceivable now. A second approach is to combine arcs of energy across time, outside of what is perceived, combining past arcs with present efforts, so that these come together for stronger benefits in the future.

     A series of diagrams is discussed to show you symbolically how the energy arcs around and within the giver's and recipient's spheres of perception.

     This workshop is based on advanced teachings given by Stephen Bruno. Patrick has been attending Stephen's workshops since 1996. More about Stephen at http://certificationreikiclasses.com/   More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: Previous experience perceiving and influencing energy is a prerequisite.

     Preparation: Prepare for being perceptive and open to different perspectives.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, healingbrain@gmail.com or 520-334-8950 mobile.

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