January 24, 25, 2009
Register by phone: 623-670-0442. Register by email: click "contact Patrick" above right or assemble this email: at gmail dot com, healing brain (all one word)
10% discount for registration by January 10. Additional 5% discount for taking both classes. (for example, taking both courses and paying before Jan 10 totals $199.75)
N C B T M B # 396103-00 counts toward AZ State CE hours. School: Sweetwater & 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ
Saturday, January 24, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with one hour break, 7 CE hours, $140.00
Includes required reading of e-book by Patrick Moore. Preview the method and book at http://www.meltingmuscles.com/ .
Muscle Tension was created at some time in the past. The person experienced an event or injury too intense to process in the moment. The person's brain then stored the intensity in the muscles to process later. The tension is stored as a puzzle, just difficult enough that the person won't accidentally re-expereince the injury.
Our job as muscle therapists is to unravel this puzzle in a respectful way that does not overwhelm the person. The skilled therapist allows just the right amount of intensity to seep out of the muscles so that the comfortable person may process at a rate that is perfect for them.
Unwinding Muscles is a method of listening to the muscles which always know just how much they are willing to release at any moment. By following the body's hints, adding actual motion to their cranial motions, and adding muscle massage, you help the body comfortably release what has been wound tight for years or longer.
Unwinding Muscles is the advanced Melting Muscles technique. You may take Unwinding Muscles without having graduated from the Melting Muscles courses if you agree to read the included e-book in advance.
Ethics - Creating Equal Relationships
Sunday, January 25, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with one hour break, 6 CE hours. $95.00 includes handouts,
covers Standard V of NCBTMB
A fun way to get your Ethics credits, and valuable for anyone who wants work to be more fun and relaxed. Rather than a list of "Do's" and "Dont's" this ethics class explores more about how to adjust professional relationships to be more equal. Equality not only is more serving, but feels relaxed and friendly. Because therapists (and teachers) are often placed on a pedestal, we'll learn ways to empower the patient or student, (which also accelerates their healing/learning). Sometimes it is the massage practitioner who enters the relationship with less power (for example, in a ritzy spa where the practitioner must call the guest by their last name and only speak when spoken to). In this case, we find ways to empower therapists to rise to equality. This course is taught in the "student-centered" approach of Carl Rogers. We will cover written questionnaires, group discussion, and time for you to share your own working situation if you would like help adjusting your power differential.
About Your Teacher, Patrick Moore
Patrick's love for science, nature, and spirituality has been apparent since childhood. He completed a degree in Math from Whitman College and taught Math at Western Washington University. He attended the legendary Brian Utting School of Massage from 1992-94 in Seattle, and has since completed over two thousand hours of continuing education in Cranio Sacral, Osteopathic Technique, Medical Massage, Healing Energy, and Therapeutic Relationship. He has published articles related to the Melting Muscles technique twice in Massage&Bodywork magazine and Massage Therapy Journal (Visit http://www.meltingmuscles.com/ for full text), and has published numerous online articles including those at http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Patrick_Moore . Patrick also loves writing poetry and an upcoming novel, hosting an ongoing literary reading, http://monsoonvoices.blogspot.com/ with his wife, Traci.