Train as a Trauma Discharge Therapist
Completing this 24 day training you receive a certificate in TRAUMA DISCHARGE THERAPY. This means you are able to offer Trauma Discharge Massage to your clients. This training consists of three distinct stages as outlined below.
Becoming a Trauma Discharge Therapist
Trauma-free Massage. It is no good trying to help others whilst inflicting trauma and injury on ourselves. In an aeroplane we are taught to put our own oxygen mask on before helping others. It is the same with effective healing – we must look after our own body first. You learn how to deliver your Massage without any risk to your hands, arms or back. This is the NO HANDS approach to Massage which has been learned by more than 3,000 Massage therapists over the last 25 years. This work trains you to move your body in a way that is aligned to the principles of dance, Chi Gung and Tai Chi. This stage of training is what makes the rest of the training possible. There are professionally produced ‘NO HANDS booklets’ that you can use to promote this work to your clients.
Building on what has been learned in the first stage, these two modules will teach you some of the most powerful structural techniques ever developed. These techniques are too powerful to be shown outside of the training room and for this reason are unknown to the rest of the Bodywork profession. During these modules, you will also be taught my unique 4Element approach to energy work. This approach addresses most of the reasons why your clients come for massage. Each treatment also provides plenty of scope for you to use your intuition to create the individual variation that is the hallmark of all successful bodywork. Educate your clients to the full spectrum of your touch. There is a beautiful ‘4Elements booklet’ that you can use to promote this work to your clients.
Trauma-informed Massage. To deal with trauma means understanding how your client’s psyche may have been built upon trauma. This is the real danger inherent in much ‘trauma treatment’ – removing trauma can actually destabilise the client! During these three modules you will receive a ‘psychotherapy grade’ training in how the psyche functions and what this means for our touch. This is because Gerry is licensed by the European Association of Transactional Analysis to train people to become psychotherapists. In this stage you learn how to help your clients to discharge their trauma without triggering re-traumatisation or destabilising the fundamental structure of their personality. There is a ‘Trauma Discharge booklet’ that you can use to promote this exciting work to your clients.
At each level of the Trauma Discharge Therapy training and The NeuroTouch Project, you are fully supported with course manuals and videos of the strokes and theory topics, for revision at your convenience. So much content is covered at each course, it is very hard to remember it all the first time round. Thanks to our excellent printed and online support materials, you won’t need to worry about forgetting things.
This support is what makes this revolutionary approach to healing trauma such a transformational resource for you, your family and friends and your local community.
Your Personal Protection from Trauma…
If you want to work with trauma, then the first thing to take care of is yourself. Firemen and women do not walk into a fire without protective clothing. When we deal with trauma we are walking with our clients into some of the worst disasters in human history and we are meeting some of the very worst things that humans can do to each other. That is what trauma is. Only fools rush into this work without protection…
The additional NeuroTouch training is your ‘protective clothing’. This online training (equivalent to 2 days of full training) is separate from the rest of the TRAUMA DISCHARGE THERAPY training because you need to work with a partner, family member, friend or a local colleague to learn and use it.
It involves learning a simple Touch Exchange protocol of about 40 minutes. This Touch Exchange will address (and remove) any trauma that you have accumulated during your week, but – like exercise – it has to be done regularly for maximum benefit; at least 3-4 times per week. Working effectively with trauma exposes you to lots of trauma yourself. This is the major cause of therapist burn out and illness. Having someone nearby you can clear this trauma with on a regular basis is therefore essential self-care. Your Touch Exchange buddy does not need to be a qualified Massage Therapist; anyone can learn these simple protocols.
Because it involves persuading another person to train with you, the NeuroTouch training is a separate part of the programme. There is a full website about the value of this training – visit neurotouch.org. There is also a comprehensive ‘NeuroTouch Project’ booklet. You can use both of these resources to show to anyone who may be interested in doing this course with you.
Curious? Get started at module 1: TRANSFORMING TOUCH
Come along to the first three day module, also known as TRANSFORMING TOUCH, at locations around the UK. Already attended by over 3,000 therapists, these three days alone could give you life-long protection from Massage-related injury and transform your practice. Click here for details