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Compassion Fatigue and Massage Therapists: A Practical Workbook
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.
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.
The Business of Healing: The Importance of a Vision and Mission Statement
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.
The Business of Healing: 10 Keys to Making it on Your Own
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.
Treating Upper Crossed Syndrome: Preventing Shoulder, Back, and Neck Disorders through Better Posture is available through DVD or digital download at 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.
Human Trafficking: An Ethics Primer for Massage Therapists
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.
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