Thursday, May 19, 2016

Interested in my Newsletter?

You don’t have to be a therapist to find value in my Natural Healer Newsletters. I don’t just recycle things you’ve already seen other places. Each word is my original writing, synthesizing, integrating and creating new ideas that inspire health, personal and spiritual growth and quality of life.

 

 

I wrote two short articles for May's newsletter, The buddhist Science of Happiness, and How to Begin an Owner's Manual for your Self (How to Operate Your Body, Your Mind, your Spirit, and anything else you wish you had instructions for).

In March I wrote a longer article with numerous photos, teaching you how to relax your own neck. This is the Do It Yourself version of an advanced workshop I've been teaching to massage therapists since 2001.

My first newsletter in this series last June included part of my notes from "Calming the Overactive Brain" a workshop I attended with William Sieber PhD.

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If you are a therapist, each newsletter includes dates and titles of upcoming workshops with Patrick Moore.

I hope to connect with you through this newsletter and improve the quality and fulfillment of your life.

Warmly, Patrick

 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer Workshops 25% Off Through August

For all of May, June, July and August, 2016, all my CE workshops are 25% off normal prices, for those who pay in full by 10 days before the workshop.

The location for summer workshops will be Patrick Moore Home Office. This is a remodeled guest house adjoining my home that has high ceilings, good light, and is a little larger than the space I've been renting on Oracle Road for the last six years.

To register please email me at   Once you have contacted me I will give you the directions and email you the handouts. Cross streets are Oracle Road and Ina in NW Tucson. You may pay with a credit card (I will send you a paypal invoice that walks you through all the steps) or with a check or money order (I will give you my address).

 

SHORT DESCRIPTIONS (LONG DESCRIPTIONS BELOW—SCROLL DOWN)

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Tendinitis: Palpation, Friction and Cup Icing – Like a magic cure for many shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle pains

6 CE hours, $138.00,   $103.50 when paid in full 10 days prior. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Friday (72 hours in advance.)

Cup-icing, done properly, reverses tendinitis by erasing scar tissue. If you’ve iced the correct spot, and told a convincing story, the person will feel a difference in the first half-hour session and make steady progress until he is fully cured. See Patrick’s article, "Heal Your Own Tendinitis" at http://ezinearticles.com/?Heal-Your-Own-Tendinitis&id=1106944  .

6 CE hours, $138.00, Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Friday (72 hours in advance.)

 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Healing Trauma and Cellular Memory by Charting Progress with Subjective Interview - Advanced SOAP Charting/Communication – Asking the Right Questions Accelerates Their Healing

6 CE hours, $120.00,   $90.00 when paid in full 10 days prior. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Thursday (72 hours in advance.)

Charting/Communication – Asking the Right Questions Accelerates Their Healing

Learn to communicate with clients in a way that propels them forward along their path. This skill is also valuable when communicating with anyone, even yourself. How we talk, even in charting progress, becomes a form of therapy. 

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Helping Clients See the Good in Physical Symptoms – What Their Pain is Telling Them – Reframing “problems” so we see them as better for having happened

5 CE hours, $100.00,   $75.00 when paid in full 10 days prior. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Friday (72 hours in advance.)

Every tension, symptom or situation, no matter how horrible, can be made better for having happened. We just have to be willing to see it from a different perspective and apply a curious attitude. 100% group discussion.

 

Tuesday, May 31, (DATE CHANGED FROM MONDAY MAY 30.. NEW DATE IS TUESDAY)

Mirror Neurons - What they Do in the Client and Therapist during Bodywork (research) - Use "Mirroring" to help people calm down around you

5 CE hours, $100.00,   $75.00 when paid in full 10 days prior, Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Saturday (72 hours in advance.)

When we "mirror" others, this provides us with a "best guess" what they are thinking and feeling. To take this to empathy, compassion or true understanding requires we also step outside our mirror neurons for a bigger picture perspective.

 

Sunday, June 5,

Reiki Level Three (Shinden or Shinpiden) Reiki Master - The Highest Attunement for Reiki

6 CE hours, $525.00,   $393.75 when paid in full 10 days prior. Additional Savings: Attend both Reiki Master Sunday and Reiki Teacher Training Monday for $600.00,   $450.00, 12 CE hours. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Thursday (72 hours in advance.)

(Please see long description below)

 

Monday, June 6,

Reiki Teacher Training  - Optional Teaching Methods and Experience for those who wish to Teach Reiki

6 CE hours, $120.00,   $90.00 when paid in full 10 days prior. Additional Savings: Attend both Reiki Master Sunday and Reiki Teacher Training Monday for $600.00,   $450.00, 12 CE hours. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Thursday (72 hours in advance.)

This is an optional extension. You will not receive additional attunements. This workshop helps those Reiki Masters who would like additional assistance with teaching skills, to match what Mikao Usui was teaching in his classes.

 

Sunday, June 12

Melting Muscles 1 - Supine -- Inspire the Brain to Relax Each Muscle

7 CE hours, $161.00,    $120.75 when paid in full 10 days prior. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Thursday (72 hours in advance.)

Work smarter, not harder! You will feel muscles sink under steady light pressure. When it's your turn, your muscles release long-standing tensions like ice melting. This is your brain feeling safe and cooperating.

 

Monday, June 13

Melting Muscles 3 - Melting the Atlas and Axis -- Inspire the Brain to Relax the Neck

Melting the Obliquus muscle is more effective than force. Even Chiropractors are taking this class.

6 CE hours, $138.00,    $103.50 when paid in full 10 days prior. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Friday (72 hours in advance.)

Melting the Obliquus muscle is more effective than force. Even Chiropractors are taking this class.

 

Monday, June 20

Teacher Training: Course Descriptions, Schedule, Goals and Assessment of Learning - What You Need to Complete the NCBTMB Teacher Application

7 CE hours, $140.00,    $105.00 when paid in full 10 days prior. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Friday (72 hours in advance.)

Learn to create goals for what you want to teach. Learn to assess whether students are meeting those goals. Time for your questions how to fill out the NCBTMB application to become a teacher.

 

Sunday, June 26,

Latest Discoveries in DNA and Epigenetics for Healers (research) -- You influence your DNA every day.

4 CE hours, $80.00,    $60.00 when paid in full 10 days prior. Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Thursday (72 hours in advance.)

Your life is not determined by your DNA, but you have tremendous influence on who and what you will be. Genetic traits are switched on and off by your choices. You will get insightful discussion and enlightenment about how to make life worth living.

 

Monday, June 27

Deep Tissue of the Psoas and Hip Rotators Using your Elbow -- The Most Relaxing Way to Relax the Glutes

5 CE hours, normally $115.00, Summer price $86.25 when paid in full 10 days in advance.  Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m. Friday (72 hours in advance.)

Melting the hip rotators and psoas relieves pain and increases mobility for everyone from athletes to sedentary sitters. We will be using our elbows to melt these muscles with gentle stability. Elbows are not only for those who like deep pressure, but happen to be the most comfortable and gentle way to reach and relax the piriformis, gamellis, obturators, quadratus femoris, TFL glutes and psoas. All muscles will be treated clothed--wear sweats or stretchy workout pants.

 

LONG DESCRIPTIONS

 

MAY

 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Responding not Reacting - Being Present while the Client is Resisting

Long Description:

Responding is natural. It’s what Nature does. Our reactions are based on things we have been taught by our culture especially judgments. Presence is your essence shining through all that cultural baggage. In a session, when you can be more of your natural self, the recipient will also become more natural because they resonate with you. This dramatically reduces their resistance, helps them to resolve their tensions and to move forward on their path. While they are present, they embrace what is natural for them. You also benefit. You feel less tension in your sessions. You feel more proud of what you’re doing for others. You like yourself better.

You will learn descriptions of responding, reacting, presence, resistance in a context of being one’s natural essence. In group discussion will see real examples, and participate in each of these states so that you leave with practical knowledge. You will see how to de-escalate a situation and turn a "bad thing" into a blessing, better for having happened that way.

This workshop is modeled after the workshop style and "the seven things" Stephen Bruno always talks about.

Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Includes handouts. Group discussion workshop--no hands-on, dress comfortably. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Tendinitis: Palpation, Friction and Cup Icing – Like a magic cure for many shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle pains

Long Description:

Ice Cups are the secret weapon that most massage therapists never learned to use properly. With an ice cup and some palpation skills, you can practically erase the scar tissue known as Tendinitis. Expect the person to feel a difference after one session, to feel progress after a week of home-icing, and to completely erase the tendinitis lesion within a month or two. This workshop is founded upon the methods of Dr. James Cyriax (1904 - 1985) plus palpation, assessment and practical tips from 20 years of experience. You will learn --the symptoms of tendinitis -- carpal tunnel syndrome  -- explaining how the lesion got there -- finding the lesion -- finding the tendons of the subscapularis -- infraspinatus --wrist extensors --supraspinatus --biceps --knee ligaments -- ice treatment. You need to tell a convincing story: from how the scar tissue began, why it makes trouble now, and why ice will cure it. Their being convinced of their cure is as important as the physical breaking up of the scar tissue. To see one version of this convincing story you may read in advance Patrick’s article, "Heal Your Own Tendinitis" at http://ezinearticles.com/?Heal-Your-Own-Tendinitis&id=1106944

Please wear clothes that allow access to the rotator cuff tendons of your shoulder (like a tank top or a large, loose T-shirt), knees and elbows (shorts). Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. I will bring the ice cups. Please bring one hand towel for the drips when the ice melts.

Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance. Hands-on, please bring one bottom sheet and one pillow case. We have enough tables thanks. No oil or lotion. I provide ice cups, please bring one hand towel to manage ice drips. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Healing Trauma and Cellular Memory by Charting Progress with Subjective Interview - Advanced SOAP Charting/Communication – Asking the Right Questions Accelerates Their Healing

Long Description:

We need to gather information before, during and after our massage sessions. By asking good questions, we stimulate the person’s immune system and help her reframe her “problem” into “progress.” I believe asking good questions can be even more influential than bodywork technique. This is not counseling. It resembles coaching but it is part of our job to gather “Subjective” information.

SOAP charting (as a healing art) is less about paperwork and more about communicating with the person’s “inner physician.” You will learn how to ask good questions and give nonjudgmental, compassionate feedback that speeds the person’s healing.

Patrick attended Diana Thompson's workshop in SOAP charting and healing communications in Seattle, as part of his training to become one of the first Preferred Providers of massage in Washington State in 1995. Recommended Reading: Hands Heal: Communication .. for Manual Therapists by Diana Thompson link: http://amzn.com/1609133870  .

Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Includes handouts. Group discussion workshop--no hands-on, dress comfortably. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Helping Clients See the Good in Physical Symptoms – What Their Pain is Telling Them – Reframing “problems” so we see them as better for having happened

Long Description

Yes, muscle tension is a problem. Symptoms are problems. The person just wants the problem to go away. But is making it go away, the best we can do? In this group-discussion workshop we consider resolving, embracing, and making a bad situation better for having happened that way.

Using your case histories and group discussion about our own problems, you will gain clarity about the ways that muscle tension, symptoms and other “problems” can benefit you in amazing ways. You will gain perspective. You will practice describing more beneficial ways to view situations for others and yourself. Combines elements of psychology, spirituality, communication and advanced life coaching.

We take 10 minute breaks each hour. Please bring snacks and water.

Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Includes handouts. Group discussion workshop--no hands-on, dress comfortably. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

Tuesday, May 31, (DATE CHANGED FROM MONDAY MAY 30.. NEW DATE IS TUESDAY)

Mirror Neurons - What they Do in the Client and Therapist during Bodywork (research)

The brain has a strategy for understanding others. Mirroring is when our brain watches how others look—their facial expressions, gestures and postures, and listens to their tone of voice, and fires our own muscles to create the same expressions and tones. Then our brain checks how we would feel if we were doing those expressions and tones. Mirroring is not foolproof. It does not magically tell us what others are thinking and feeling, but only how we would feel if we had that expression and tone. But it's how our brains work, and provides a base-level of understanding, matching and connecting with others empathetically. We will also discuss ways of connecting that are more accurate than mirror neurons. Matching others helps them connect to us too. When others are agitated they want us to look agitated with them. This is actually a technique that some talk therapists use. Once the therapist and client are resonating in agitation, the therapist relaxes herself, and the client matches. Along with discussion, question and responses, we will do a fun experiment to fool our mirror neurons.

Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Includes handouts. Group discussion workshop--no hands-on, dress comfortably. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

 

 

 

JUNE

 

Sunday, June 5,

Reiki Level Three (Shinden or Shinpiden) Reiki Master

Long Description: 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 and a one-hour break for lunch.

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

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

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

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. In 2014 Patrick 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.

Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

 

Monday, June 6,

Reiki Teacher Training 

Long Description:  This day is optional for those who would like more assistance with the teaching part of Reiki.  Prerequisite: You must be a Reiki Master to attend. BRING CERTIFICATE.

We review how to teach a Level I, Level II and Level III (Master) Reiki class including your responsibilities and expectations. This optional day focuses on your teaching skills, practicing, and how best to replicate the essence of Usui's vision of Reiki to your students. Time for your questions including how to embrace your personal hurdles in stepping up to this honor and responsibility.

Patrick Moore Reiki Master/Teacher (RMT) received his training in Seattle, WA from Stephen Bruno and has been giving Reiki sessions and teaching Reiki since 2001. In 2014 Patrick assisted Stephen in teaching a group of four Reiki Masters in Prescott, AZ.

Group discussion, lecture, practice teaching. Please bring a way to take notes.

Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

 

Sunday, June 12, 2016,

Melting Muscles 1 - Supine -- Inspire the Brain to Relax Each Muscle

Melting Muscles is the future of massage.. but you can learn it today. Muscles melt when the brain feels safe enough to turn down the voltage to that muscle. You will learn several ways to help the brain feel safe including accurate palpation, shortened positions and steady light pressure. Melting begins within the first second. The melting continues for several minutes as you hold the pressure. Recipients will be supine (face up) all day.

You will feel these muscles melt: 1) upper trapezius, 2) pectoralis minor, 3) levator scapula, 4) biceps, 5) wrist extensors, 6) thumb adductors, 7) abdominals, 8) TFL, 9) quads, 10) tibialis anterior and 11) toe flexors. Melting Muscles is very adaptable: you can do it with very light pressure or deep. You can do it through clothing, like a chair massage, or using oil in a Swedish. You can make it a therapeutic or nurturing. The first five hours of our workshop are done through clothing so please wear stretchy clothes. The last two hours are draped trades so bring a set of sheets and oil.

If you want to also attend Monday, Sunday is the prerequisite for Monday.

Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance. Hands-on, please bring one set of sheets and one pillow case. We have enough tables thanks. Bring oil or lotion. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Melting Muscles 3 - Melting the Atlas and Axis

Long Description

When the neck won't rotate freely, it comes down to one little muscle guarding. Yes you can force that muscle to lengthen with a stretch or thrust. But force doesn't convince the brain it is safe to turn down the voltage. If anything, the brain will guard it even more. Instead of force, you inspire the brain to turn down the voltage to that muscle. This is slow-motion, gentle work: a session takes between ten and thirty minutes. Besides giving, you will be receiving several hours of gentle but specific muscle work exactly where you need it. Work until you are a hundred, sitting on a stool doing gentle specific work. In this unique workshop your hands will learn step-by-step to do a very specific maneuver with the obliquus capitis inferior (OCI) muscle that connects the atlas and axis. Patrick has posted videos on youtube showing how the OCI rotates the head if you'd like to watch in advance at https://youtu.be/00r0f1JFL8A 

Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.  Hands-on, please bring one bottom sheet and one pillow case. We have enough tables thanks. No oil or lotion. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

Monday, June 20

Teacher Training: Course Descriptions, Schedule, Goals and Assessment of Learning

Long Description: Whether you want to complete the application to be an NCBTMB certified massage instructor, or you want to improve as any kind of teacher, this workshop will help you teach better. You will learn how to develop "learning goals," in ways that you can "measure." More importantly, you will learn how to listen, have intuition, and participate in a bigger picture to make sure your students are "getting it," and that the "it" they are getting is worthwhile.

 Patrick Moore has been an NCBTMB provider since 2001 and has helped several teachers to complete their applications and get certified. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

 Preparation: If you are already thinking of a class you'd like to teach, you may prepare by writing down a short description of it. If you want to become NCBTMB certified, it would be wise, before our workshop, for you to begin the application online at http://ncbtmb.org . Do as much of the application as you can by yourself, then save your application as a draft (the site lets you save your draft) without submitting it. Then come to this workshop. Now you know what questions you need answered at the workshop! After the workshop, you can go back to your application, complete and submit it.

Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Includes handouts. Group discussion workshop--no hands-on, dress comfortably. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

June 26, 2016

Latest Discoveries in DNA and Epigenetics for Healers (research)

Does your DNA control your life? No! Are you doomed to inherit the same diseases that your relatives got? No! Research shows YOU influence whether DNA traits will be switched “on” or “off.” This switching is called “Epigenetics.”

In this group-discussion workshop we will discuss how you sway your DNA toward unwanted outcomes, or toward becoming the person they always wanted to be. Outside influences include mitochondrial DNA, bacterial and fungal DNA in your gut. Your influences include diet, exercise, toxins, fresh air, perspectives and free choice to think what you like. Since mind and body are parallel, thinking differently actually changes your body. This is a discussion-only workshop with no hands-on. There is time for your questions and responses from the group.

Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Includes handouts. Group discussion workshop--no hands-on, dress comfortably. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour.

 

Monday, June 27

Deep Tissue of the Psoas and Hip Rotators Using your Elbow

Elbows are not just for high pressure. Two things make your elbow pressure easier for a person to "relax into." First, your pressure can be more "stable." Stable means you can keep the exact same pressure long enough for the person to embrace it. Second, the elbow is the less pointy than a finger. Its wide, round surface feels nicer to recipients. Also, your elbow is very "sensitive." When a muscle "sinks" under your elbow (because the muscle is beginning to relax) you sense that change immediately. This is one of two elbow classes taught by Patrick Moore who learned this method at the Brian Utting school in Seattle, 1993-94.

We will use our elbows to make one long pass up, and one down the spine. By making a continuous pass, your elbow melts every paraspinal muscle, missing nothing. You will learn to go slow enough to feel the muscles sinking. This gives you confidence that every single paraspinal relaxed. The muscles along the spine often hold very old tensions. To the recipient, releasing these tensions can feel like "fossils" being unearthed. This can release traumas and cellular memory from long ago.

Please bring a vegetable-based massage oil like grapeseed, or any cooking oil from your kitchen. Lotions, creams and coconut oil are too slippery and your elbow will slide too fast. Please bring a set of sheets. We have enough tables. Maximum 6 students, minimum 1.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

April and May CE workshops at Spa Zeta

Sunday, April 3, 2016,

     Digging Up Fossils - Deep Tissue of the Spine Using Your Elbow – The best way to relax deep muscles  

5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT 520-334-8950 mobile. $115.00 register through http://spazeta.com Special offer: both Deep Tissue -Elbow classes, Sunday and Monday, 10 hours for $200.00 (you save $30.00), for special please call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     Your elbow is perfect for patiently coaxing tensions to the surface where they can be released. You can hold the same gentle pressure for a whole minute--long enough for the recipient to relax into it.

     Long Description:

     Elbows are not just for high pressure. Two things make your elbow pressure easier for a person to "relax into." First, your pressure can be more "stable." Stable means you can keep the exact same pressure long enough for the person to embrace it. Second, the elbow is the less pointy than a finger. Its wide, round surface feels nicer to recipients. Also, your elbow is very "sensitive." When a muscle "sinks" under your elbow (because the muscle is beginning to relax) you sense that change immediately. This is one of two elbow classes taught by Patrick Moore who learned this method at the Brian Utting school in Seattle, 1993-94.

      We will use our elbows to make one long pass up, and one down the spine. By making a continuous pass, your elbow melts every paraspinal muscle, missing nothing. You will learn to go slow enough to feel the muscles sinking. This gives you confidence that every single paraspinal relaxed. The muscles along the spine often hold very old tensions. To the recipient, releasing these tensions can feel like "fossils" being unearthed. This can release traumas and cellular memory from long ago.

     Please bring a vegetable-based massage oil like grapeseed, or any cooking oil from your kitchen. Lotions, creams and coconut oil are too slippery and your elbow will slide too fast. We take 10 minute breaks each hour. Please bring a set of sheets. We have enough tables. Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance. Type of Workshop: hands-on-partner-trades.

 

Monday, 4/4/16, 2016,

     Deep Tissue of the Psoas and Hip Rotators Using your Elbow – The best way to relax deep muscles

5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT 520-334-8950 mobile. $115.00, register at http://spazeta.com, Special offer: both Deep Tissue classes, Sunday and Monday, 10 hours for $200.00 (you save $30.00), for special please call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     Your elbow is perfect for patiently coaxing tensions to the surface where they can be released. You can hold the same gentle pressure for a whole minute--long enough for the recipient to relax into it.

     Long Description

     When you can effectively relax hip rotators and psoas, the person has less low back pain and more mobility. Everyone from athletes to sedentary sitters, suffers from tension in the glutes and low back.

     You will learn to use your elbow to melt these muscles with gentle stability. Most therapists have two settings when using their elbow: "On," and "Off." You will learn to vary your elbow pressure a few ounces at a time to perfectly match the person’s need in each moment.

     You will find and melt the piriformis, two gamellis, two obturators, quadratus femoris, TFL glutes and psoas. All muscles will be treated clothed—so wear sweats or stretchy workout pants.

     Your elbow is far more sensitive than you realize. First, you feel the shape of deeper muscles better using your elbow. Second, you can better sense when deep muscles begin to soften and sink. Using your elbow saves your wrists and thumbs from injury, allowing you to stay longer in the profession. Using your elbow is less work for you, so you are less tired at the end of the day.

     When your partners practice on you, you will be surprised how comfortable and pleasurable it is to receive elbow work in your glutes and psoas!

     Please bring one bottom sheet and pillow case--no lotion or oil is needed. We have enough tables, thanks. Type of Workshop: hands-on-partner-trades. We take 10 minute breaks each hour. Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

     Melting Muscles 4 - Unwinding Muscles Supine – Show the Muscles You Are Their Friend

5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT, 520-334-8950 mobile, $115.00, register at http://spazeta.com . Special offer: both Unwinding classes, Sunday and Monday, 10 hours for $200.00 (you save $30.00), for special please call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     I taught my teenage stepson in fifteen minutes. Supporting the limb to move the direction it wants to move, makes you a friend to the tense muscle. Naturally the muscle supported by a friend, feels brave enough to release its tension.

     Long Description

     What is unwinding? It’s slow-motion therapy. If you are the kind of therapist who always need to be busy and moving, this may not be the class for you... Unwinding is more fun to do if you are a meditative, patient, quiet type.

     Some classes teach the unwinding of joints, of fascia, or of fluids like lymph and CSF. This class teaches the unwinding of muscles.

     When you hold a limb gently supported, you can feel the limb wanting to move in a particular direction. You help it move. Once it is moving you think, “what action is this?” Once you can say what action it is (assuming  you remember your "actions"), then you know what muscle is tense. Unwinding is a sophisticated assessment tool that tells you what muscle needs work today. It is also a very effective treatment. By helping the muscle to go further in the direction of its tension, the muscle (and brain) sees you as its friend. By supporting the muscle to remain in its shortened position as long as it needs, the muscle (and brain) will in time change its mind and move back toward neutral. This reversed direction shows you that the muscle has released its tension. So unwinding also provides proof of its effect.

      You will learn to unwind the neck by holding the head. You will also unwind the shoulder rotators and hip rotators. There is time for you to unwind one more muscle of your choice—any muscle that can be treated in the supine position.

     Type of Workshop: hands-on-partner-trades. We take 10 minute breaks each hour. Recipients are clothed so please wear stretchy clothing that allows your limbs to move through full ROMs. Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance. 

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

     Melting Muscles 6 - Unwinding the Atlas and Axis – Slow Motion Alternative to Cracking the Neck

PREREQUISITE, 5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT, 520-334-8950 mobile, $115.00, register at http://spazeta.com , Special offer: both Unwinding classes, Sunday and Monday, 10 hours for $200.00 (you save $30.00), for special please call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     Chiropractors thrust the head into rotation, one million cracks a year in the U.S. You will learn the alternative: slow-motion assessment and treatment that befriends the neck-rotating muscles. Last year a Chiropractor from New York flew out to attend this class.

     Long Description:

     This is an advanced technique. After you’ve taken the prerequisite (offered the day before) you will learn to unravel the neck’s tension in slow motion. Unwinding the Atlas and Axis is the gentlest, slowest, safest way to resolve the muscle tension that resists head rotation. Unwinding is not you "fixing" them, but you helping their brain to resolve its own tensions. This technique lasts, because tension their brain releases, stays released.

     This technique is for practitioners who are patient, who see the value of being gentle, who enjoy slow, meditative technique. If you have difficulty slowing down or being patient, this may not be the class for you. This class was featured in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and since the article was published Patrick has taught it to about a thousand therapists in 13 U.S. States. Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing, please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables. maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

     Prerequisite: to attend “Unwinding the Atlas and Axis,” you must have attended either "Melting the Atlas and Axis" (offered twice a year) OR "Unwinding Muscles Supine" (which is offered the previous day). Nobody may skip the prerequisite.

 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

     Responding not Reacting - Being Present while the Client is Resisting - Invite the “natural you” to finesse any situation

6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT, 520-334-8950 mobile, $120.00, online registration at http://spazeta.com or call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     By being your natural self, you de-escalate situations and invite resolution, healing and vitality. You feel better after your sessions. You feel better about your career. You live longer and look ten years younger.

     Long Description:

     Responding is natural. It’s what Nature does. Our reactions are based on things we have been taught by our culture especially judgments. Presence is your essence shining through all that cultural baggage. In a session, when you can be more of your natural self, the recipient will also become more natural because they resonate with you. This dramatically reduces their resistance, helps them to resolve their tensions and to move forward on their path. While they are present, they embrace what is natural for them. You also benefit. You feel less tension in your sessions. You feel more proud of what you’re doing for others. You like yourself better.

     You will learn descriptions of responding, reacting, presence, resistance in a context of being one’s natural essence. In group discussion will see real examples, and participate in each of these states so that you leave with practical knowledge. You will see how to de-escalate a situation and turn a "bad thing" into a blessing, better for having happened that way.

     This workshop is modeled after the workshop style and "the seven things" Stephen Bruno always talks about.

     Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Includes handouts. Group discussion workshop--no hands-on, dress comfortably. One hour break for lunch and ten minute breaks each hour. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

Monday, May 16, 2016

     Tendinitis: Palpation, Friction and Cup Icing – Like a magic cure for many shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle pains

6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT, 520-334-8950 mobile, $138.00, online registration at http://spazeta.com or call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     Cup-icing, done properly, reverses tendinitis by erasing scar tissue. If you’ve iced the correct spot, and told a convincing story, the person will feel a difference in the first half-hour session and make steady progress until he is fully cured.

     Long Description:

     Ice Cups are the secret weapon that most massage therapists never learned to use properly. With an ice cup and some palpation skills, you can practically erase the scar tissue known as Tendinitis. Expect the person to feel a difference after one session, to feel progress after a week of home-icing, and to completely erase the tendinitis lesion within a month or two. This workshop is founded upon the methods of Dr. James Cyriax (1904 - 1985) plus palpation, assessment and practical tips from 20 years of experience. You will learn --the symptoms of tendinitis -- carpal tunnel syndrome  -- explaining how the lesion got there -- finding the lesion -- finding the tendons of the subscapularis -- infraspinatus --wrist extensors --supraspinatus --biceps --knee ligaments -- ice treatment. You need to tell a convincing story: from how the scar tissue began, why it makes trouble now, and why ice will cure it. Their being convinced of their cure is as important as the physical breaking up of the scar tissue. To see one version of this convincing story you may read in advance Patrick’s article, "Heal Your Own Tendinitis" at http://ezinearticles.com/?Heal-Your-Own-Tendinitis&id=1106944 .

     Please wear clothes that allow access to the rotator cuff tendons of your shoulder (like a tank top or a large, loose T-shirt), knees and elbows (shorts). Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. I will bring the ice cups. Please bring one hand towel for the drips when the ice melts. Maximum 6 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

     Healing Trauma and Cellular Memory by Charting Progress with Subjective Interview - Advanced SOAP Charting/Communication – Asking the Right Questions Accelerates Their Healing

6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT, 520-334-8950 mobile, $120.00, online registration at http://spazeta.com or call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     Learn to communicate with clients in a way that propels them forward along their path. This skill is also valuable when communicating with anyone, even yourself. How we talk, even in charting progress, becomes a form of therapy. 

     Long Description:

     We need to gather information before, during and after our massage sessions. By asking good questions, we stimulate the person’s immune system and help her reframe her “problem” into “progress.” I believe asking good questions can be even more influential than bodywork technique. This is not counseling. It resembles coaching but it is part of our job to gather “Subjective” information.

     SOAP charting (as a healing art) is less about paperwork and more about communicating with the person’s “inner physician.” You will learn how to ask good questions and give nonjudgmental, compassionate feedback that speeds the person’s healing.

     Patrick attended Diana Thompson's workshop in SOAP charting and healing communications in Seattle, as part of his training to become one of the first Preferred Providers of massage in Washington State in 1995. Recommended Reading: Hands Heal: Communication .. for Manual Therapists by Diana Thompson link: http://amzn.com/1609133870 . maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

     Helping Clients See the Good in Physical Symptoms – What Their Pain is Telling Them – Reframing “problems” so we see them as better for having happened

5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Teacher: Patrick Moore B.A. LMT, 520-334-8950 mobile, $100.00, online registration at http://spazeta.com or call Spa Zeta during spa hours, 544-8086.

     Short Description:

     Every tension, symptom or situation, no matter how horrible, can be made better for having happened. We just have to be willing to see it from a different perspective and apply a curious attitude. 100% group discussion.

     Long Description

     Yes, muscle tension is a problem. Symptoms are problems. The person just wants the problem to go away. But is making it go away, the best we can do? In this group-discussion workshop we consider resolving, embracing, and making a bad situation better for having happened that way.

     Using your case histories and group discussion about our own problems, you will gain clarity about the ways that muscle tension, symptoms and other “problems” can benefit you in amazing ways. You will gain perspective. You will practice describing more beneficial ways to view situations for others and yourself. Combines elements of psychology, spirituality, communication and advanced life coaching.

     We take 10 minute breaks each hour. Please bring snacks and water. Maximum 10 students, minimum 1. Please register by 72 hours in advance.

 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How to Melt Your Own Atlas and Axis

Since 2002 I thought "melting the atlas and axis" was too complicated for most people to understand so I didn't share it with non-therapists. Maybe I am becoming better at teaching it, or maybe people are learning it faster (like the hundredth-monkey theory). I taught this class yesterday (Melting the Atlas and Axis) and the class had achieved in 90 minutes what used to require 7 hours of teaching... What does this mean?

Also, because of my Youtube channel and articles I have in various places on the net, people regularly contact me from all over the world asking advice about the atlas/axis joint of their necks.

Recently, over the phone and through email, I have successfully taught a few people how to melt their own atlas and axis!

So I decided to share this self-therapy method. In the next Natural Healer Newsletter I will describe how to melt your own OCI muscle which frees your atlas from your axis.

 

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I believe "Melting the Atlas and Axis" is as effective as a chiropractic adjustment. I hope in ten years that as many people are using this natural method as are currently using thrust adjustments. The main difference between Melting the Atlas and Axis and thrust for neck rotation is, melting is far slower, far gentler, and your brain feels safe while it is happening. The second main difference is that while the chiropractor takes your neck "the hard way" (the way it does NOT want to go), melting muscles takes your neck "the easy way." So if you have difficulty looking over your left shoulder, the chiropractor will force your head to look over your left shoulder, while in a melting A/A session you turn your head to the right which feels comfortable.

Last year a chiropractor from New York flew out to Tucson to attend "Melting the Atlas and Axis" because he found that the thrust adjustments did not work on his pre-teen daughter. She was afraid and did not want her to treat her any more. He began using melting the A/A with her and wrote to me that they both loved it. Then he flew out a second time to attend "Unwinding the Atlas and Axis."