By 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.
Dip your toe: curious but not ready to commit to the full 24 days? 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
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.
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): – £299 (inc. VAT where applicable)
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): £899 (inc. VAT where applicable)
Dates & Venues in 2020:
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): March 27th – 29th – with Founder & Creator, Gerry Pyves
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): June 15th – 17th & July 13th – 15th – with Master Amanda Watson
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HEREFORD with licenced instructor Master Wendy Mills
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): March 14th – 16th
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): April 25th – 27th & June 6th – 8th
Contact Wendy for more information and booking on 07858 137889 or visit wendymills.co.uk
WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE with licenced instructor Master Amanda Watson
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): June 5th – 7th
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): October 2nd – 4th & October 30th – November 1st
Contact Amanda for more information and booking on 07740 717999 or visit amandawatsonholistictouch.co.uk
LONDON with licenced instructor Claire Skeete
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): April 17th – 19th OR June 12th – 14th
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): September 4th – 6th & October 16th – 18th
Contact Claire for more information and booking on 07949 575643 or visit touchforwellbeing.com
BRADFORD with licenced instructor Cathy Ward
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): Dates to be confirmed
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): Dates to be confirmed
Contact Cathy for more information and booking on 07886 755061 or visit thefragranceoflife.co.uk
BRIDPORT, DORSET with licenced instructor Amanda Jones
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): March 29 – 31
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): May 10th – 12th & May 31st – June 2nd
Contact Amanda for more information and booking on 07733 045289
LEIGH ON SEA, ESSEX with licenced instructor Sandra Morris
TRANSFORMING TOUCH (Module 1): March 10th – 12th
PRACTITIONER (Modules 2 & 3): September 8th – 10th & October 6th – 8th
Contact Sandra for more information and booking on 07790 205960 or visit cheydstherapies.co.uk
Can’t make it to any of these venues? Contact our roving instructor, Master Tigger MacGregor, to enquire about organising a course close to you
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.
ADVANCED (Modules 4 & 5): £899+VAT
Dates & Venues in 2020:
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.
TRAUMA DISCHARGE THERAPY (Modules 6, 7 & 8): £1375+VAT
Dates & Venues in 2020:
MORECAMBE, LANCASHIRE with NO HANDS Founder and Creator, Gerry Pyves
Modules 6, 7 & 8: March 16th – 18th & April 20th – 22nd & November 15th – 17th
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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 2-day module is separate from the rest of the TDT training because you need to bring a partner, family member, friend or a local colleague to learn it with you. 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 module is a separate part of the programme. There is a full website about the value of this training. Visit neurotouch.org to find out more. 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