Ethics: Core Principles for Bodyworkers

Instructor: Staff

8 Hours      $151 + text

 

Course description:

This course is designed to teach massage therapists the ethical guidelines and standards of their profession.  This class will cover our responsibility for the comfort and safety of our clients, how to understand their needs and rights, and more. There will be an overview of the requirements for the national exam including terminology and core principles. It will consist of lecture as well as role play exercises for the students to engage with one another.

 

Required text: Ethics of Touch

 

 

 

Ethics: Understanding Emotional Release

Instructor: Heather White

12 hours      $212

 

Course description:

Why does emotional release happen during a massage? What are different ways that emotions can manifest in a session? What happens if a "negative" emotion like fear or anger comes up? This course explores the complexities for both client and therapist to safely and appropriately handle the emotional material that can come to the surface with the power of touch.

 

 

 

Ethics: Boundary Setting

Instructor: Staff

4 hours      $79

                                             

Course description:

Boundary issues between therapist and client are especially sensitive, and often require clients to make unusual boundary adjustments.  This class will address five types of boundaries: physical, emotional, intellectual, sexual and energetic; and teach the students when to decide which boundary model to use: permeable, semi-permeable and rigid.  Students will get to present case histories and receive input from their classmates and instructor for discussion.

 

Suggested text: Ethics of Touch

 

 

 

Ethics: Trauma and the Body             

Instructor: Staff

4 hours     $79

 

Course description:

Traumatic experiences can have profound effects on our bodies, minds, emotions and spirit.  It is vitally important that therapists learn to create a safe environment for their clients, one that does not lead to re-traumatization.  In this class, students will explore the physiology of trauma and the somatic symptoms therapists may encounter with their clients as well as ethical approaches to work with traumatized clients.  Various forms of trauma and abuse will be discussed, including sexual, physical, emotional and cult mind control.

 

Suggested text: Ethics of Touch

 

 

 

Ethics: Understanding Mental Health Conditions                                                 

Instructor: Staff

8 hours      $151

 

Course description:

This class focuses on understanding mental health conditions and disorders so that the massage therapist may be able to identify signs, know proper scope of practice, and know when to refer the client to a mental health professional.  This knowledge will also assist the therapist in conversing and working in partnership with mental health professionals.  Topics covered in this class will be phobias, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, addictions and abuse, eating disorders, depression, bipolar, sexual or physical abuse.

 

Suggested text: Psychology of the Body

 

 

 

Ethics: Sex, Touch and Intimacy

Instructor: Staff

8 hours      $151

 

Course description:

Clear boundaries around sex, touch and intimacy create the foundation for safety and trust which is the basis for all healing therapies.  This class will examine cultural and personal beliefs about sex, touch and intimacy, and how these may relate to both the clients and practitioners experience during an actual session.  Students will learn how to recognize phrases that clients use to refer to sexual massage, and learn how to educate their clients in the process.

 

Suggested text: Ethics of Touch


 

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