Theme for 2019: The role of Massage in treating Trauma
Remember: secure your place on this exciting Gather and get a year’s FREE Association membership
- Why Trauma Matters
- Dealing with Dissociation.
PLUS Practical sessions on
- Touch that Soothes the Amygdala and
- Touching the Vagus Nerve
“I hope as many of you as possible can make it to this brand new ASSOCIATION EVENT.
As an Association we have always promoted Postural key #5 (SUPPORT). Now we are taking this to a new level with a chance for us all to gather together and spend a day celebrating the remarkable work that you all do. We expect some deep healing work as well as not a few deafening “Hoo Hah’s”. If you have been missing the wonderful energy of our large trademark courses, then here is a chance to get a serious shot in the arm!
It is just one day, so I hope you can make it – it is a great chance to network and get more connected with some of your brilliant Association family, share some great food and do some serious networking. This will become an annual event and we will locate in different parts of the UK each year.
With four great workshops, it is also a chance to get UP TO DATE on the latest developments in medicine, namely the neuroscience – and how we can practically use this information in our treatments.
Clients are now presenting with a very different type of problem than even 10 years ago: low energy, chronic conditions, anxiety and depression to name but a few. We can now understand why this is so, through the revolution in our understanding of trauma. We can also learn how this raises massage therapy to the forefront of trauma treatments.
Luckily for us, it seems touch is one of the key ways to reach the centres of the brain where trauma can be healed. I will be explaining just how we can use this information clinically for clients (95% of whom are carrying massive levels of trauma without even realising it). You don’t want to miss this, as it covers crucial material for your clinical success in our fast changing world.
This is also a great day if you simply want to maintain your Association membership – these annual ‘gathers’ will qualify anyone in the Association for your Association renewal in the next year.
In addition, there will be an extra option for us to all share an evening meal together at the end of the day, either in the hotel or at an eatery nearby. We will let you know about this nearer the date, so build that into your travel plans if you like the sound of that (anyone attending the evening meal will simply pay for what they order).”
Opening address: “Why Trauma Matters”
This opening talk will summarise the significant developments in our understanding of Trauma over the last 20 years and its implications for Massage therapists.
Workshop I: Touch that Soothes the Amygdala
In this practical session we will specifically focus on the different types of touch and body movements that reach directly into the trauma centres of the brain.
Workshop II: Touching the Vagus Nerve
The vagus nerve is the key nerve in the body that controls both soothing and trauma. In this practical session we will look at how we can impact this nerve with our touch and with their breathing.
Workshop III: Dealing with Dissociation
Knowing whether a client is in a deeply relaxed state, or whether the touch has triggered them into a dissociative and traumatised state is not easy. In this session we will look at the signs we should look for and what action needs to be taken to keep our clients safe and our sessions effective.