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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

the Nature of Resistance and the Seven Things

The Nature of Resistance

 

© 2014 by Patrick Moore

 

Practically everyone wants to lose weight. All you have to do is to eat more naturally and exercise naturally, at the same time. Why is it so hard? Because we have resistance.

 

Everyone, it seems, wants more from life. To get more from life requires certain changes in behavior. We need to reduce certain behaviors and increase others. Simple. Why is it so hard to change and grow? Because we have resistance.

 

Many of us develop diseases, or other become burdened by other challenges. Therapies and counseling can help us to resolve, transcend or embrace these challenges. The therapists and helper people make it sound simple. But its not. We resist the ones who are trying to help us.

 

What is the root cause of resistance?

 

I am writing this short paper because in my teaching practicing body therapists, I find they were not taught in their original training what the cause of resistance is. They take it personally when recipients resist therapy. They feel frustrated and wish to screen customers, so that they could have the ideal career working only with those who are willing. I have done a lot of reading on the topic, and if there were one book that explained for therapists why people resist, I would direct my students to this book. Books by counselors (Kottler, Compassionate Therapy – Working with Difficult Clients) are good at listing the signs, methods and secondary gains of resistance, (for example, that it slows or stops change, which is feared) but not the root cause (why fear change?). Two of the earliest books by A. H. Almaas, Essence, and Elements of the Real in Man, describe well why people resist rediscovering who they really are, but he makes the process appear very complex and requires us to sign up for his special classes or receive special therapy only he can provide. The process is much simpler and all therapists can be of service, even massage therapists, once they understand the nature of resistance.

 

Yesterday when I taught, one student asked a very good question about resistance and I found I could not answer his question without explaining a few things first. It took me about fifteen minutes to describe this in words. When I was done, the students' eyes had glossed over and drooped. They asked if this stuff was in their handout and I said no, but if they emailed me I would provide it for them. So today I am writing it down. (This is all based on things I learned from Stephen Bruno, who was a counselor since 1970 and a pioneer of lifecoaching in the 1980s with his Southwest Institute.)     

 

The root cause of resistance is fear. This shows up as fear of responsibility, fear of visibility and fear of change. Another way to see these fears is they are all fear of being natural.

 

What is natural? Who are we, at the deepest core level? The essence of each living being is seven things:

 

  1. Unconditionally compassionate,
  2. Nonjudgmental,
  3. Non-self-important,
  4. Patient,
  5. Present,
  6. Vulnerable, and
  7. Curious.

 

This list is similar to the list of four virtues that Plato wrote about, and the list of the six perfections, or ten, that Buddhists talk about. Though he did not list or number them, Jesus gave talks about most of the seven things, frequently emphasizing unconditional compassion and nonjudgment, and he demonstrated all seven in how he lived his life.

 

The seven things are not virtues or perfections, because virtues and perfections need to be perfected—we do not possess them yet so we need to gain them. The seven things are not skills and strengths that we have to condition ourselves with repetition to develop them. The seven things are elements of our true nature. We are already these seven things. We were born with them. Babies are being the seven things. Have you ever met eyes with a baby in a supermarket? They can make contact using eyes, even before they are supposed to be able to physically focus their eye muscles. Babies are naturally being their essence. This is why Jesus said to be like the little children.

 

At this point you may be thinking, wait! Humans are not compassionate! What's he talking about?

 

What is the true nature of a human being? Most people would say humans are by nature selfish. Human nature is seven things, most people would say:

 

  1. Conditionally loving (to those in one's family, group or nation),
  2. Judgmental,
  3. Entitled,
  4. Impatient,
  5. Distracted, divided, incongruent,
  6. Controlling and overly focused on security, and
  7. Hubris, know-it-all.

 

The evolutionists say human nature is defined by the selfish gene, which naturally competes and takes every advantage so that it can survive better than others. The phrase for this is that Nature is red in tooth and claw. The creationists say humans are fallen, we are created already in original sin. Either way, we are not the seven things but the opposite, if you listen to either set of experts.

 

If human nature is really the seven things, how does it happen that most people will say human nature is the opposite? That is a great question, I am glad you asked!

 

The question can be answered on the large scale by describing the culture. The question can be answered on the individual scale by describing the personality.

 

We live in a culture that emphasizes self-importance. The culture teaches us that humans are competitive by nature, and that you are entitled to press your advantage as far as you can get away with, short of theft and murder. Humans weren't always this way. Our bodies, teeth and brains are unchanged from humans who lived 50,000 years ago. But they lived as animals—that is, they were still being natural. Something happened between then and now. Rather than trusting nature to provide enough food, one person decided to gather and store food, to capture live animals he could eat later, put a fence around them, and guard this fence with weapons. Many copied this new idea, which tempted others to steal the animals, to raid and conquer. This is how our culture of self-importance was born. We have inherited this culture. It is not natural, it is not human nature. Each generation needs to instill self importance into the next generation. This is done through parenting and schooling. Schools reward those who comply with the cultural values and beliefs, and punish those who don't, by teacher approval disapproval and grades. Parents teach their children to feel you are specially entitled among humans, you are entitled to more than the rest are. Even Native American cultures teach their children to feel specially entitled, though they do this to a lesser degree than Western cultures.

 

On the individual level, we are all born with an essence and a personality. The personality is designed to assist us in dealings with others, finding our way around maps and the marketplace. The personality was never designed to be the leader of the person, but because our parents model self-importance for us (as their parents did for them), because our parents rewarded us when we were like them and punished us when we were not, our personalities swelled with self-importance, a false sense that we can control things, judgment of others and oneself, impatience, incuriosity, distraction, and conditional love, given  only to certain special ones and only under the conditions they love us first.

 

The culture continues to reward those who are distracted and teaches us to feel entitled (self-important), even in the face of wars and global catastrophes caused by advantage-taking. Our personality continues to reward itself to maintain entitlement, even in the face of diseases and personal suffering caused by a lifestyle of entitlement.

 

The essence is influential enough that at any time it could step in and take over, to lead the person well. But the essence is non-self-important and patient. It can wait. Our essence does not judge our personality for this mischief. The essence will wait patiently until death and then some, and still in most people the personality does not release its attempts to control and maintain self-importance, until the moment it dissolves.     

 

This is the root cause of resistance. Personalities fear being natural.

 

Here is an overview of our resistances, in light of the seven elements of essence.

 

  • We fear vulnerability. In our insecurity we react, knee-jerk fashion, to defend our security. Ironically our overemphasis on security blinds us to natural perceptions that would increase our safety, vitality and life quality. Our culture teaches us that attempting to control things and to keep things the same without changing, increases our security. But this simply is not true. Vulnerability allows us to experience intuition which easily guides us to safety. Animals are naturally vulnerable and have access to intuition 24/7. Their intuition often leads them to safety, to food and to other precious gifts life offers. Being natural is not a guarantee that no harm will ever come to you, but at least by being natural, you are not blinding yourself to harms that are on the way. Furthermore, by resisting being natural, you inhibit your own natural immune system so you are more prone to everyday diseases and cannot naturally rebound from life-threatening illnesses. Your safety, vitality and quality of life is greater when being vulnerable, than it is while attempting to control and defend security. Still, we fear what we vividly imagine "out of control" would look like, we fear what we imagine "defenses down" would look like, and so we resist being vulnerable.
  • We fear visibility. If people could see who we truly are, we fear, they would judge us. Well, who we truly are is seven things that are pretty nice. Wouldn't you like for people to see you as the seven things? I would. Perhaps the reason we fear that if we were more visible, people would judge, is because we judge others. We check with ourselves. We ask ourselves, would I judge someone else for this deed or trait? If the answer is yes, I would judge others for this, then we will fear that others will judge us. The cure for this fear, is to not judge others. Then when we check with ourselves and ask if we would judge others for this, our answer will be no, and then it will be safe for us to be visible. Another reason we might fear visibility is, we are already embarrassed about who we are or what we've done. We have regrets. This indicates we judge ourselves. While we refrain from judging ourselves we will not feel embarrassment or regret. In these moments we feel free to let our light shine, no longer do we feel the need to hide our lamp under a bushel. The cure for judging oneself, is to refrain from judging others. We can't succeed at being nonjudgmental with ourselves, until after we have a few successes refraining from judging others.
  • We fear unconditional compassion. We think that, were we to allow ourselves to be compassionate once, we would be drafted into God's army, and we would have to die for a cause like Socrates, Jesus, Ghandi, and Martin Luther King Jr., or that we would have to do service 24/7 like Albert Schweitzer and Mother Theresa, ceaselessly giving our possessions to others until we are in greater poverty than they are. While these humans were wonderful examples of unconditional compassion, these are not the only ways to be unconditionally compassionate. Unconditional means (among other things) that nobody is left out, including oneself. There are a lot of others compared to only one of me, so the ratio of one's efforts, when we are natural, will be weighted toward others, but unconditional compassion is not selfless. Another misconception is that, once you try unconditional compassion you will be hooked, drafted to do it always and never stop. You can stop. You can commit to being unconditionally compassionate one hour a day, five days a week. For that hour, you will be of service, even though it is not comfortable or easy, even with those who irk you, even with your enemies. Nothing drafts you do more. No superior being expects you to do more. No Cosmic Judge judges you if you do less. We are free to experiment, to be really compassionate for a month then take a year off. Yes, you might begin to value it, you might begin to prefer being unconditionally compassionate, but this is not coercion, it is an exercise of your freedom. You don't have to die for any cause and you don't have to give away all your possessions (unless your attachment to possessions hinders you from being unconditionally compassionate).   
  • Fear of responsibility. Your essence is responsible. Your personality is not. But what your personality fears, is not natural responsibility. Your personality fears an imaginary villain that it calls "responsibility." We fear that being responsible is the same as being held responsible. Ick! Nobody likes being held responsible. But even the worst misdeeds we have done—how responsible were we in those moments? Did we really choose to do that mischief freely, based on clear understanding of the outcomes, consequences and harms? Did we really understand our own motives and inner pressures? If we did not, then we were not literally responsible, though we were accountable. Next, the personality fears that responsibility means, always doing right, never doing wrong, always serving, never indulging, never making mistakes, never doing anything that will later be regretted, always following moral codes, always doing what others would agree is responsible, never taking a day off, never experimenting, always being polite, never hurting other people's feelings, and so forth. It is easy to see why we fear this definition of "responsible." But think about it. Would you want to live your life that way? Even if you did, is it possible to be perfect? Nobody is perfect. Even Jesus got angry and threw tables around, hurting feelings and perhaps bruising a few people. The view of "responsibility" we fear, is not even close to the essence of responsibility. The essence of responsibility is response. Responding. Yes, I got angry and had an outburst, but now I'm going to respond to my reaction. Yes, someone was hurt--I commit to find a way to make this better for having happened that way.

 

I believe when we have more accurate views about what being natural really entails, we will fear it less. But replacing our old views with more enlightened ones, is a challenging process. Though the change can happen in a nanosecond, most of us struggle for years or lifetimes until we feel we are safe to allow ourselves to slide naturally back into ourselves.

 

I believe this explains why people are resistant to change, to growth, to discovery and to therapy.

 

Those of us who are therapists or helpers should know this. It really helps us understand why recipients are resisting us. It is not personal, there is nothing wrong with us, though they may make it appear that way in order to resist their own forward movement.

 

Furthermore, we therapists must realize and admit we, too, are in the same pickle they are. We also resist being natural. We also fear responsibility, visibility, change and the unknown. We should admit this to those we work with. When we are vulnerable to share our imperfections, others feel safe to resonate the same.

 

The seven things work better than any therapy.

 

When we are nonjudgmental and unconditionally compassionate with the people who come to us for therapy, they resonate, like sympathetic vibration. While we are not judging them, they are not judging themselves. While we are seeing them from unconditional compassion, they feel their inherent value. In these moments, they feel safe to change, to embrace their maladies and move forward. The seven things always works and never fails. It works when all technique fails. The seven things is the basis of that therapeutic relationship everyone writes about.

 

Beyond therapy, the seven things works with any friend, family member, co-worker, or even with any enemy, potential criminal or growling wild animal. You look into their eyes and connect without judgment, valuing them for the seven things they truly are. The other feels the safety and value, and in that moment, they see you as a best friend and wish you as well as you are wishing them.

 

This has been a quick overview but I think it is enough to make it a consistent and understandable whole.

 

This material is copyrighted, © 2014 by Patrick Moore. You may pring one copy for yourself to read. I suggest a paper copy so you can write your responses and ideas in the margins. You may not copy/paste the contents to make a document, nor to send to others, but you may forward them the link. If you value what is written here, I recommend rather than copying what I have written, learn to explain it in your own words, and then you are free to do what you like with it. If these seven things do not seem right to you, come up with your own seven.  

Thursday, August 7, 2014

October 2014 CE workshops in Tucson with Patrick Moore

Sunday, October 5

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 6 CE hour, $120.00, includes extensive black/white handout with many photos and drawings.  Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     Clothed massage is a new trend. Clothed massage focuses more on muscle relaxation, by leaving out gliding over lubricated skin. You will learn:

     - - - >  To explain how muscles actually relax sooner, and stay more relaxed, when the person is clothed.

     - - - >  How to palpate several key muscles through clothing and how to hold them in a way you'll know when they begin to soften and melt.

     - - - >  To explain the many benefits of clothed massage to potential recipients.

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.

     Type of Workshop: 40 % of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving, 60% talking about the benefits, how to set up a business and how to respond to questions about clothed massage. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore published Melting Muscles in Massage&Bodywork in 2002 and Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has a new kindle book on Amazon called Clothed Massage--The Big Picture. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: none

     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 520-334-8950 mobile.

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

 

Monday, October 6

Hip Chi - Gentle Home Exercises for Hip Rotators,

     9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 4 CE hour, $80.00, includes black/white handout with photos. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     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 yoga teachers or personal trainers, they draw a blank.

     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 feeling your own hip rotators fatigue as you do the exercises

     - - - >   Experience "teaching" other workshop participants how to do the 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 , but you will learn them more accurately and confidently by coming to this workshop. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com .

     Preparation: If you provide your email address you can receive the handout as a pdf in advance. Please either read the handout in advance or your own resources to review the hip medial and lateral rotators. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water, and be prepared to sweat a little.

     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.

 

Sunday, October 12,

Advanced Physics for Bodyworkers -- How Energy Equals Matter

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes black/white handout. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     What does E = MC2 mean for bodyworkers? How can energy and matter be equal? This is a group-discussion workshop that teaches you the basics of Einstein's relativity, stimulates your questions and concerns about energy and provides you the opportunity to discover how energy and muscles interact.

     You will learn:

     - - - >  To explain how muscles are made of matter which is made of energy.

     - - - >  To explain how touch is not really touch but an interaction of electromagnetic energy.

You will gain:

     - - - >  Opportunity to voice your questions and interests among peer therapists and see how they respond to you.

     - - - >   Opportunities to respond to others who voice their questions and interests.

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

     Patrick Moore has a degree in math and taught math at the middle school, high school and college levels. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: none

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.

     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, October 13

Melting Muscles 4 -- Unwinding Muscles Supine

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes extensive black/white handout with many photos and drawings. PREREQUISITE. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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 slow-motion therapy where the giver follows the recipient's muscle tension. The recipient is clothed because you will be helping the limb (or head) to move any direction the guarding is stronger. Once the body has pulled itself, with our help, into its guarded position, we then touch the guarded muscle and wait for it to relax. Then the body returns from this odd position, back to netural.  You will learn:

     - - - >  How muscle guarding powers the slow motion.

     - - - >  How to hold the limb in a balanced way so that you can feel the muscle guarding pulling the limb.

     - - - >  How to find the muscle that is guarding, and how to touch it in a way that helps it relax quicker and more permanently.

You will gain:

     - - - >  Experience both giving and receiving.

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

     Type of Workshop: 60 % of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving, and their feedback, 40 % sitting in a circle talking about how it works. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore has been teaching melting muscles and unwinding muscles since 2002. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     PREREQUISITE: any Melting Muscles class, or craniosacral, visceral manipulation, or unwinding training with understanding and practice.

     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.

     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.

 

Sunday, October 19 and Monday, October 20

Reiki Level Three (Shinpi-den) Reki Master and Teacher Training, 2-day.

12 CE hour, $600.00, includes Reiki Master manual and Reiki Teacher handout. PREREQUISITE: Reiki II (bring certificate). Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     The energy available from the Reiki Master level is said to be ten times stronger than Level II Reiki. The reasons for this are the Reiki Master symbol and, perhaps even more, the degree that you embrace the qualities of a Reiki Master and the responsibilities of a Reiki Master Teacher.

     When Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in Japan in the 19th Century, he trained journeypeople for a year or more in his clinics before he considered them finished with their training. This two-day intensive aims to provide the essence of what Usui taught and expected of his Reiki Master Teachers. This includes a consistent commitment to seven things: Unconditional Compassion, Non-judgment, Non-self-importance, Presence, Patience, Vulnerability and Curiosity. These seven things Usui expected will be the emphasis of this two-day intensive. You will also learn:

     - - - >  How to give a Healing Attument.

     - - - >  How to give Level I, II and III Reiki Attunements in your Reiki Classes.

     - - - >  The use and purpose of the Reiki Symbols.

     - - - >  Why people resist healing and how to assist them using energy and the 7 things.

     - - - >  How to respond to people's fears of responsibility and visibility.

     - - - >  How to build a Reiki practice.

     - - - >  How to do Reiki sessions, from the first contact of energy weeks or months before the session to the final contact of your energy for this issue, potentially decades after.

     - - - >  How the energy of two people connects for healing and serving effects to occur in the future.

     Type of Workshop: Lecture, hands-on-body table work (clothed), receiving your attunement seated, practicing giving attunements seated and group discussion. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.  

     Patrick Moore received his Reiki training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000-2001 and repeated the levels with Stephen in New Mexico and Prescott, AZ. Patrick recently co-taught the Reiki Master class in Prescott at http://certificationreikiclasses.com/ 

     PREREQUISITE: A commitment to compassionate service, Reiki Level II from any instructor (bring certificate).

     Preparation: Reduce your toxins and rest well for 24 hours before the class. Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring one bottom sheet to protect the massage 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 October 26

Accepting the Gift -- Embracing Muscle Tension as a Good Thing

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes black/white handout. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     We are trained to approach muscle tension as the enemy or problem. We are trained to reverse the person back to a stage where they were before this happened. When we see muscle tension as behavior, it tells us the when, where and why of deeper issues, of which muscle tension is simply a symptom or sign. Not judging tension as bad, the brain that makes muscles tight begins to trust you. The brain begins to vary the muscle tension to show you where, what and how it needs assistance and support to move forward. Are there some people you've worked with many times, who have not yet made the progress they need? In this peer setting you will gain:

     - - - >  Clarity about the questions and case histories you bring.

     - - - >  Demonstrations and experiences being nonjudgmental.

     Type of Workshop: 10 % lecture, 90% 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: Wear comfortable clothing for seated group discussion.

     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, October 27

Exercising Naturally

5 CE hour

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes black/white handout. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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 think, 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.

     Exercising naturally embraces our fear of responsibility. 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. 

     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 into it 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.

 

September CE workshops at Transcend with Patrick Moore

     High Feedback Stretching -- Advanced PNF

     4 CE hrs. Mon Sep 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Handouts: b/w on paper, b/w pdf. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

     Sunday, September 7, 2014

Reiki Level One (Shoden) Reiki Practitioner

     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 6 CE hour, $150.00, includes Reiki Level One manual with many photos and drawings. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086

     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 first level of Reiki is all you need to be a Reiki Practitioner. You will receive the Reiki Level One attunement and learn the 12 hands-on Reiki positions and the hands-above method. You will learn the history of Reiki from the time of its rediscovery by Mikao Usui in Japan in the 19th Century. The hands-on positions are not massage, but your hands very lightly touching and not moving, so that you can sense the energy in the body.

     Patrick's emphasis in Reiki is on developing your sensitivity so that you can perceive energy and influence it. In addition to traditional Usui Shoden Reiki you will also learn to connect with the recipient's essence. Reiki is not only a technique for therapy, but can accelerate your personal development, self-discovery and spiritual path.

     Type of Workshop: Lecture, hands-on-body table work (clothed) and receiving your attunement while sitting in a chair. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.  

     Patrick Moore received his Reiki training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000-2001 and has taught numerous Reiki classes since then. Patrick recently co-taught the Reiki Master class in Prescott at http://certificationreikiclasses.com/ 

     Prerequisite: none.

     Preparation: Reduce your toxins and rest well for 24 hours before the class. Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring one bottom sheet to protect the massage 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, September 8, 2014

Improv for Bodyworkers - Improvising Client-Centered Sessions

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes handouts. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086

     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.

      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. 

     Improv is a new trend, but improvising sessions has been around for much longer. To improvise well, you need to have a lot of therapeutic tools and skills handy. You also want to ask the person if she minds if you improvise.

     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 J.

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.

     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, info@transcend.la 

 

     Sunday, September 14, 2014

Melting Muscles 3 -- Melting the Atlas and Axis

     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 6 CE hour, PREREQUISITE, $120.00, includes extensive handout with many photos. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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 with the sign of lost range of motion in head rotation. This combination indicates the person has difficulty rotating the atlas (C1) 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 offers a gentler and more intelligent solution. If the range of motion is lacking, this indicates the brain is guarding the joint. Guarding means muscles are tense. What if we find the tense muscles and help them choose to relax?

     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 the prone position, seated, a long and a short method in the supine position.    

     You will gain:

     - - - >   You will experience what it feels like to have someone patiently and gently assist your muscles to relax, when your brain feels it is safe and ready.

Each participant will:

     - - - >   Express how you would improvise one element among; the advertising, the first contact by phone, making the appointment, greeting the person, deciding on a treatment plan, beginning the treatment, the middle of the treatment, checking in or talking after the treatment.

     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 Muscles in Massage&Bodywork in 2002 and 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 or palpation equivalent with instructor's permission.

     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, September 15, 2014

How Muscle Relaxation Helps PTSD

     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 6 CE hour, $120.00, includes handouts. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

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.

     PTSD is a physical malady that responds well to bodywork. You will learn how the brain originally stored the overwhelming traumatic event and what the brain needs in order to feel safe to resolve the trauma and release the tension.

     You will learn:

     - - - >   Tips specific to sufferers of PTSD like light therapy, doable exercise and nutrition.

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

     - - - >   How to help the brain's amygdala interpret your pressure as safe, so that it will agree to let down the guarding.

     - - - >   How to explain what PTSD is in terms of the physical body without referring to mental or emotional terms.

     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 TBI head injuries in his teens and twenties and learned much patience and what works…  More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: none.

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.

     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, September 21, 2014

Melting Muscles 5 -- Unwinding the Atlas and Axis

     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, PREREQUISITE, includes handouts. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     PREREQUISITE: Melting the Atlas and Axis, taught the previous Sunday. You may not attend this class without attending the prerequisite. Unwinding any joint requires that you know which muscles operate that joint, how to palpate those muscles and how to help them melt.

      Unwinding, is the very slow, gentle technique of assisting the body to move in the directions where it holds tension. 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. When the brain does, you feel the motion slowly return back toward neutral. Unwinding can be done at any joint in the body.

     Unwinding the atlas and axis is the gentlest, safest way to resolve the muscle tension that guards the head in rotation. When the muscle tension is resolved in this way, 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 matches practitioners who are patient, who see the value of being gentle and slow.

     Workshop type: You will be working at the tables 95% of the time. Recipients will be supine and givers will be seated at the head. You will be receiving half of the time, so you will become very relaxed! We take 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore published Melting Muscles in Massage&Bodywork in 2002 and 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 the previous Sunday.

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring one bottom sheet to protect the massage 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, September 22, 2014

Don't Advise – Communicate in Ways that Serve

     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 6 CE hour, $120.00, includes handouts. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     Does giving advice really serve people? How often do they take the advice you give? Are they really better off when they run their lives the way others advise?

     You will learn:

     - - - >   How dependency occurs when you do things for people they are capable of doing themselves.

     - - - >   How dependency delays healing.

     - - - >   Alternatives to advice-giving, like story-telling and asking good questions.

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

     Patrick has studied extensively with Stephen Bruno, a pioneer in the development of lifecoaching in the 1980s, certified hypnotherapist and retired counselor. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

     Prerequisite: none.

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.

     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, September 28, 2014

Reiki Level Two (Okuden) Reiki Practitioner

     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 6 CE hour, $250.00, includes Reiki Level Two manual with extensive photos and drawings, PREREQUISITE Reiki Level One (bring certificate). Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     Reiki level two deepens the practitioner's connection with, perception of, and influence with energy. It also accelerates your discovery of the essence of who you are, your meaning and purpose in life.

     You will learn:

     - - - >  How to draw, pronounce and use the three, level two Usui Reiki symbols. These increase the power, direct the energy to a particular time, duration and location and allow you to specify that the energy be directed for mental/emotional purposes.

     You will receive the Usui Level Two Okuden attunement, which awakens your cells to greater awareness of energy, presence, vulnerability, patience, non-self-importance, nonjudgment, curiosity and service.

     Workshop Type: Combines lecture, hands-above-body energy trades, and you will be seated as you receive your Level Two Reiki attunement. We take ten minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore received his Reiki training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000-2001 and has taught numerous Reiki classes since then. Patrick recently co-taught the Reiki Master class in Prescott at http://certificationreikiclasses.com/ 

     PREREQUISITE: Reiki Level One (bring certificate).

     Preparation: Reduce your toxins and rest well for 24 hours before the class. Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring one bottom sheet for the massage 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, September 29, 2014

Breathing Naturally

     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 6 CE hour, $120.00, includes extensive handout with photos. Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm   or by calling (520) 544-8086.

     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.

     People in our culture have stopped using their abdominal muscles to breathe, and do not actively exhale. Even if, through singing or yoga instruction, you have learned to "use your diaphragm," your diaphragm is only an inhaling muscle.

     You will learn:

     - - - >   How an inhale-only breathing style increases your blood acidity (exhaling more, alkalizes your blood).

     - - - >   How to engage your exhaling intercostals and exhaling abdominals (we will practice!)

     - - - >   How to palpate and relax on your partner 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. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

     Prerequisite: none.

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

     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

 

August CE workshops in Tucson with Patrick Moore at Transcend

Activating Your Intuition

     5 CE hrs Monday, Aug 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Handouts: b/w on paper, b/w pdf. Location: Transcend Massage & Wellness Center (formerly A Rich Experience)7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.  Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm or by calling (520) 544-8086.

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

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

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage & Wellness Center (formerly A Rich Experience)Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@transcend.la

 

Melting Muscles 1 (Supine) and 2 (Prone) 

     7 CE hrs. each day, 14 CE hrs. Sunday and Monday, Aug 24 and 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, (one hour break for lunch). Handouts: b/w on paper, color pdf. $150.00 each day, or both days for $240.00 (20% discount) when paid in full in advance. You may take just one day, or the other--neither needs to precede the other. Location: Transcend Massage & Wellness Center (formerly A Rich Experience)7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.  Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm or by calling (520) 544-8086.

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

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

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

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

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage & Wellness Center (formerly A Rich Experience)Office: (520) 544.8086, Info@transcend.la

 

High Feedback Stretching -- Advanced PNF

     4 CE hrs. Mon Sep 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Handouts: b/w on paper, b/w pdf. Location: Transcend Massage & Wellness Center (formerly A Rich Experience)7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.  Register online at   http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  or by calling (520) 544-8086.

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

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

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

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

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

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage & Wellness Center (formerly A Rich Experience)Office: (520) 544.8086, info@transcend.la

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Details:

 

Three Muscles Compete to Rotate the Head

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cranial Motion Lab

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

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

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

     No Prerequisite, open to beginners.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Improv for Bodyworkers - Improvising Client-Centered Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

     Talking only, no hands-on.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hands Above - Muscle Therapy with Energy

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

     This workshop will be spent mostly at the massage tables.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

What is Energy? Quantum Physics for Healers

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Activating Your Intuition

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

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

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

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

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

 

Melting Muscles 1 (Supine) and 2 (Prone)           

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

High Feedback Stretching -- Advanced PNF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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