Class Catalog

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Learn new skills, enhance your tools for success and enhance your practice with these powerful CE classes. All classes are nationally approved by the NCBTMB.
NOTE: Online technique classes are not approved in the state of Texas. A revised class is offered for those students in Texas wishing to take a class in the subject minus the technique portion for credit.

Class CE credits vary by class. Choose from the categories below To see more information about the classes and to register

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.5 - 3 Hour Classes

Working with PTSD and Trauma: A Massage Perspective

PTSD is the abbreviation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event. About 10 percent of women and 5 percent of men will experience PTSD in their lifetime with about 1 in 30 adults in the United States suffering from the disorder at any given time and about 8 percent of Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime.

This class/book provides a basic understanding of PTSD, trauma, and its effects.

While exploring signs and symptoms of PTSD and trauma, the characteristics of the 3 classes of PTSD, and the different ways PTSD and trauma can manifest during a session, we will learn how massage therapy can positively impact clients suffering from these conditions.

What you will learn:

  • The definition of PTSD and acute trauma

  • The 3 classes of PTSD and the symptoms

  • Causes and predispositions to development of PTSD

  • Introduction to Polyvagal Theory

  • What are common  traditional treatments for PTSD

  • What are common alternative treatments for PTSD

  • What to do if your client has a crisis

  • The three stages of a massage treatment plan

  • Some helpful bodywork techniques to incorporate

Options for Taking This Class:

The Business of Healing: The Importance of a Vision and Mission Statement (3 CE’s)

Do you love your clients and what you do but wish you made more money doing it? For those in the healing professions, it can be a common challenge to build a practice and make a comfortable living.

This class is designed to give you specific tools that can make the difference between surviving and thriving. It is often a challenge to combine taking care of our clients and still managing the day to day responsibilities of the business.

Daily decisions about keeping clients, getting new clients, marketing, pricing and priority setting can all seem overwhelming and challenging.

During this course, we will cover tools that make day to day decisions easier and your choices more successful. Through hands-on activities, you will find your guidance tools and your decision-making criteria. You will explore your vision and values, mission and goals and how to use those tools to make effective decisions about marketing, advertising, and pricing. By the end of the class, you will leave with a new set of tools and some specific actions you can take immediately that will impact the income of your business.

Compassion Fatigue and Massage Therapists: A Practical Workbook (3 CE’s)

The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet.” Rachel Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom 1996

Ideally, as caring therapists, we should feel satisfied with our work and derive satisfaction from providing excellent care. But even the most caring and compassionate therapist can find themselves losing satisfaction in a job done well. Those working in oncology, who may see more patient deaths than others, are often at a greater risk. We often form close, caring relationships over time with our patients and this can put us at risk for compassion fatigue. This workbook will provide an understanding of compassion fatigue and give the therapist the tools to identify their own symptoms of compassion fatigue as well as tools to prevent and reverse compassion fatigue in the therapist.

Human Trafficking: An Ethics Primer for Massage Therapists (2 CE’s)

Human trafficking ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern very community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name—modern slavery. President Barack Obama, Sept 24, 2012.

Human trafficking is an incredibly large, mostly secret, and emotionally horrific industry. The business is estimated to bring in $150 billion a year. Unfortunately, most people feel it isn’t something they will see or experience, or ever have to deal with. And we rarely talk about modern slavery, except for a few celebrities who speak out, such as Ashton Kutcher. Most people assume it has to do with the sex industry and so will never affect them. Because we don’t talk about modern slavery, or because we don’t understand it and aren’t well informed about it, the majority are misinformed or just plain unaware.

And those of us in the massage profession can easily wonder why it would matter to us. Many of our professional organizations include statements condemning human trafficking and encouraging therapists to sign a pledge to oppose human trafficking. But we may wonder what this has to do with us and what we could do about it anyway.

This class is designed to remove many of the misconceptions and misunderstandings around human trafficking as well as give you actions you can take and ways you can help. As noted in the quote above from Barack Obama, is concerns every one of us.
Texas regulations require that massage therapists receive training in Human Trafficking. 
PLEASE NOTE: this class is NOT NCBTMB approved (NCBTMB will not approve any classes from any provider on this topic for credit)

4 - 5 Hour Classes

The Business of Healing: 10 Keys to making it on your Own (4 CE’s)

All thriving individual practices have one thing in common. Their target market knows about their business and they know what the business can do for them. Marketing is the way to make sure people know about your business.

This book provides 10 basic, easy to understand marketing concepts and strategies to help create your marketing plan. All without spending a ton of money.

Throughout the book, you will be given information, worksheets to help define some of the marketing tools and actions to take to Make it on your own. Some additional help for actions to take can be found in the companion book, The Business of Healing: Moving your Business from Surviving to Thriving.

6 - 12 Hour Classes

Treating Upper Crossed Syndrome: Preventing Shoulder, Back, and Neck Disorders through Better Posture (6 CE’s except Texas)

NOTE: This class is a DVD or download offered through PESI Education

The human body is designed to be an active body. Our bodies are built to walk and run and move throughout the day. Our human body was not designed to sit for 8 or more hours a day. While our current lifestyle does not seem to be as hard on our body as our ancestors experienced, a typical desk job can cause more physical damage than our ancestors ever experienced. Forcing our bodies to lock into a set position for long periods of time can result in some muscles becoming very tight and some becoming very weak. Our head forward position, known as Upper Crossed Syndrome, can significantly impact a person’s ability to function easily, without pain, and can contribute to a number of debilitating conditions.

This one-day course includes a review of the structures and soft tissue, how imbalances can lead to pain, headaches, and shoulder injuries as well as contribute to other conditions. Class includes significant hands-on practice. Health care workers are often at risk for Upper Crossed Syndrome and this class will provide tools for self care as well as client care. At the end of class, you will have tools to help you and your clients achieve a more healthy and supportive posture.
Options for Taking This Class:

30 Hour MTI Class

Creating Successful Vocational Adult Learning Experiences

This is a 30-hour course in the basic principles of adult learning, instructional design and classroom management. It is intended to provide Licensed Massage Therapists, and other interested professionals, with a basic foundation for teaching the adult student in vocational settings, such as massage education programs and continuing education classes.

The Creating Successful Adult Vocational Students course provides an overview of the principles of adult learning, instructional design, ethics of teaching and classroom management. Topics include theories of learning, learning styles, assessing needs, ethics, creating effective objectives and learning strategies, effective classroom management skills and real world applications.

CE Bundles

Buy these bundles and save 10% over buying the classes individually
(Applies to downloadable pdf’s and hardcopy books only)
Continuing education bundles are an easy to way to get your CE hours at one time without having to keep track of several different classes. 

The bundles combine several classes of similar topics in one class so you get one certificate with all the hours rather than several classes and certificates. Bundles are an easy way to keep up with and complete your CE requirements.

Ethics Bundle (5 CE's)

Combine these two classes and get your ethics credits. The Human Trafficking class meets the requirement in Texas and other states but is not NCBTMB approved (they won't approve any class on Human Trafficking). Bundling these classes provides you with information to help protect yourself and your business and keep you going strong.

Compassion Fatigue and Massage Therapist - see class description above

Human Trafficking - see class description above

The Business of Healing Bundle (7 CE's)

Based on a 2-day live class, these two classes help you move your business to a new level of success. The information in designed to support and build on ideas that can be immediately put into practice to enhance your business success.
The Importance of a Vision and Mission Statement PLUS 10 Keys to Making if On Your Own

The Business of Healing Parts 1 & 2:
Taking Your Business from Surviving to Thriving (see class description above).
10 Keys to Making it on Your Own: Marketing Strategies for the Sole Practitioner
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