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May 2018

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5/19/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Tensegrity Spine  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Tensegrity Spine

Date: May 19 – 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: Early bird $345 in full by April 20 // $395 thereafter
Tuition is due at time of registration, no exceptions.
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs
Cancellation Fee $100 non-refundable service fee



The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Tensegrity Spine

This course examines the spine as a tensegrity truss – how the bones float within the myofascial balance. Assessment and techniques for freeing and balancing the spine address:

Anterior and posterior curvatures – lordosis and kyphosis
Side bends
Rotations (and counter-rotations)
Guy-wires on both the front and the back of the spine, and
Balancing trunk spinal work into the cervical spine and sacrum

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

Arches and the Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 ½ days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 ½ days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

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MAKING RESERVATIONS contact jwilliams@tealcenter.com for reservation URL

June 2018

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6/18/2018 - Mon
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days) - Lauren Cates  
Lauren Cates

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Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days) - Lauren Cates

Date: Monday, June 18 - Saturday, June 23
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuition: $900 until April 18th (increases to $1000 on April 19th)
CEs: 48 Approved for Continuing Education: NCBTMB
Prerequisites: Graduates of a 500+ hour professional massage therapy training program

This 6-day Oncology Massage course is an opportunity to learn not only the basics of oncology massage, but also some of the more specific details that will get you started if your path is leading you in the direction of working with clients affected by cancer.

It includes three supervised, hands-on clinics with actual clients (one specifically addressing scar tissue and two full-body, client-centered sessions). Students will develop a working knowledge of the disease process of cancer as it relates to massage therapy as well as the ability to speak intelligently with colleagues, other medical professionals and clients about the benefits and safety of oncology massage. The course includes daily opportunities to practice hands-on protocols and techniques which can be put into practice immediately. Six days also affords the opportunity to address the topics of building an oncology massage practice and/or hospital program, including how to talk to doctors, how to approach medical offices and infusion centers and how to network within existing programs. In addition to technical skills, students will learn about themselves and their beliefs and assumptions about disease, wellness and death and dying. It might be the most fun you’ve ever had learning about cancer.
Required Reading

Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, by Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT
Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach, by Tracy Walton

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in this class. Your deposit will not be refunded should you cancel out of your selected workshop dates. Only in the event of proper documentation of medical emergency, death in the immediate family, or weather prohibiting travel your entire tuition (including the registration fee) may be allowed to be rolled over to a workshop at a later date. This special consideration will be allowed one time only at the discretion of the instructor.

If you have other circumstances besides those listed above, you may roll your tuition over to another course offered at a later date by giving at least 30 days’ notice and paying a $75 fee per class that you wish to roll over. Any notice less than 30 days is not eligible for rollover – unless the situation can be documented as mentioned above.

Healwell will refund all money for any course we must cancel for reasons such as low enrollment, etc. We reserve the right to cancel class 4 weeks prior to the event should there not be enough interest and minimums not met. Minimums vary depending on location and host site.

If registration is low enough that we must cancel class, students will be notified 4 weeks prior to the scheduled dates. At such time, students may choose:
A) a 100% refund.
B) roll your deposit over to the next listed class with no penalty

July 2018

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7/13/2018 - Fri
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation Client with Jamie Elswick  
Jamie Elswick

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Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation Client with Jamie Elswick

Date: Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15
Time: 8:30 - 5:30
Tuition: $475 until June 14th (increases to $500 on June 15th)
CEs: 24 Continuing Education Units
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist with at least 24 hours of Oncology Massage training.

Many breast cancer survivors experience pain, lymphedema, and shoulder dysfunction. This course focuses on the basic understanding of the effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system. Techniques will include work from The Lauren Berry Method of Corrective Massage™ used to address both the treated and compensatory areas of soft tissue.

Understanding the function of the lymphatic system is essential so there will be a thorough discussion of the lymphatic anatomy and basic lymphatic stimulation techniques to the scar region will be taught. All techniques are of a gentle nature to be respectful of the potential traumas held within the treated tissues, a compromised lymphatic system, post-surgical complications and the residual effects of radiation therapy. This course will include lecture, hands-on, and supervised sessions with clients.

Learning outcomes for this 24-hour NCBTMB Approved course include:

Understanding physiology and pathology of scar tissue from surgery and radiation and the effects on skin, fascia, muscle and lymphatic structures.
Recognizing emotional content held in tissues
Identifying benefits as well as contraindications for scar mobilization
Assessment skills
Discussing the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system
Applying basic lymphatic stimulation techniques to the torso
Application of scar tissue mobilization to treated areas
Application of corrective massage techniques to treated and compensatory soft tissue areas

Cancellation Policy (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Included in the course tuition is a non-refundable $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course 30 days prior to the course start date you will be refunded your full tuition less the $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 30 days (but more than one week) prior to the course start date you will be refunded 50% of your tuition less the $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 7 days prior to the course start date your tuition will be non-refundable.

In the event of proper documentation of medical emergency, death in the immediate family, or weather prohibiting travel your entire tuition (including the registration fee) may be allowed to be rolled over to a workshop at a later date. This special consideration will be allowed one time only at the discretion of the instructor.

If fewer than 10 students are enrolled in a course 30 days before the course start date, Healwell may cancel the class. If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment your tuition (including the registration fee) will be refunded in full.

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7/27/2018 - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function (ATSF) - with Eli Thompson  
Eli Thompson

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Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function (ATSF) - with Eli Thompson

Date: July 27 – 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: EarlyBird $450 paid by June 29th // $500 thereafter
Tuition is due at time of registration, no exceptions.
CEs: 21 CEs NCBTMB; VPTA 21 CEs
Cancellation Fee $100 non-refundable service fee


One short course. . . long-lasting results for you!

A revolutionary map with practical results! Transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess postural and movement patterns, and to create lasting fascial change with your hands. In this new and expanded 21-hour workshop format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many knock-on effects elsewhere.

This workshop will show you how that happens, how to trace the lines of strain and, most importantly, how you can develop strategies to deal with them.

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency.

Get the latest information on fascia, muscle, and movement 

Be able to identify the 12 myofascial meridians and their link to human growth, development, perception and consciousness 

Accurately “BodyRead” posture and movement; assess your clients in a new way
Gain effective myofascial and movement strategies
Develop treatment strategies specific to your clients’ 
structural and functional patterns 


Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function courses give you new techniques to transform structure by reaching deeper issues in the tissues.

Note: This class is the pre-requisite for the Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Professional Certification Training.

Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function / Structural Essentials Program

Functional, Fascial and Structural approaches in one program
Understand how the body really moves,
Break the myths of anatomy and physiology
And learn to make the appropriate changes to maximize efficiency.

Begin your journey with: Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function

Continue your journey with:

The Structural Essentials Series. These regional intensives combine global postural assessment with movement and manual techniques for efficient and long-lasting results. Each of the 6 Structural Essentials classes is based on consistent functional movement concepts, applied to everyday movement and our new understanding of myofascial efficiency and whole body response. Important research findings are integrated into the presentations, along with cutting-edge applications that can be used for clients on your next day in clinic.

September 2018

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9/15/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms

Date: September 15 – 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: EarlyBird $345 paid in full by August 17th / $395 thereafter
Tuition is due at time of registration, no exceptions.
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs
Cancellation Fee $100 non-refundable service fee

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Shoulders and Arms

In this driving day and computer age, the arms get unique usage these days. This course travels from the shoulder to the hand on the Arm Lines, giving techniques for every station along the way.

These include:

Releases for each joint of the shoulder
Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
Elbow and upper arm muscle releases
Lower arm extensor, flexor, radial, and ulnar releases
Wrist and hand work

October 2018

starts on
10/6/2018 - Sat
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley  
Louise Kelley

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Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
2 Day course
Time: 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuition: $495 (until September 8th); $595 thereafter
25% discount for Teal Center therapists. Contact Jennifer, Brenda or the front desk for the code.
CEs: 15 NCBTMB; VPTA 15 CEs

This advanced lecture and lab course is structured so that clinicians will gain an appreciation for the postural influences of: rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature, and a positionally restricted diaphragm. The focus of this course will be to assess and restore polyarticular muscular chain function of the thorax. Treatment interventions including manual and non-manual techniques to restore reciprocal and alternating respiratory and rotational function of the thorax will be covered. Participants will be able to immediately apply PRI clinical assessment and intervention strategies when treating diagnoses such as shortness of breath, thoracic outlet syndrome, and shoulder dysfunction.

Education Level: Advanced
​Student Faculty Ratio 16:1

Course Registration:

*Recognize structural influences and breathing patterns of faulty postures.
*Design a postural isolation and inhibition program that includes the integration of appropriate dynamics of respiration to reduce occupational, leisure, and sleep breathing dysfunction.
*Release restrictive polyarticular chains and torsional patterns of the trunk through specific manual and non-manual orientation of ventilatory muscle.
*Restore thoracic scapular force couples, rib alignment, and abdominal-diaphragm muscle integration for appropriate motor and sensory perceptual skill development of the upper extremities.

A Certificate of Completion for 15 contact hours is awarded to attendees upon the successful completion of this course. Before attending a course, please verify CEU acceptance with your profession’s regulating body.

Participation is limited to ensure a low faculty to student ratio. Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only.

Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

November 2018

starts on
11/3/2018 - Sat
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Norton Full CDT Certification  
TBD

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Norton Full CDT Certification

The following agreement is made between the student registering for the program indicated on the registration form and the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Date: November 3 - 11
Time: 8:00am–7:00pm
Early Tuition $2,900 // Regular Rate $3,200

Confirmation
After acceptance into the program, the student will receive a confirmation letter indicating the exact starting and ending times as well as pertinent information about the location of the course.

Class Times
A total of 135 hours of instruction is provided in the Full CDT Certification Course comprised of 90 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours of home study. Class hours are 8:00am–7:00pm.

Home Study Program
The Home Study Program is comprised of the following components: (1) multimedia "Nine-Part Theoretical Home Study" online course; multimedia "Lymphedema Bandaging: Video Practical Instruction" online course; multimedia "Manual Lymph Drainage: Video Practical Instruction" online course; (2) various online theoretical reference components; (3) a Course Manual and Online Reference Guide; (4) five DVDs covering various lymphedema topics; (5) the "Textbook of Lymphology" by M. Foeldi. 45 hours of home study are expected of the student. The Home Study Program will provide an opportunity for the student to develop an extensive knowledge of the theoretical components of lymphedema therapy.

Completion of Home Study Program
The student agrees to complete the Home Study Program in its entirety prior to the commencement of the live class as outlined in the document “Home Study Program” provided to the student at the time of registration. The student pledges to be the sole individual accessing and completing the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy Home Study Program. The Home Study Program materials are strictly prohibited from being shared with other individuals or organizations, as is the work burden required for completion of the Home Study Program.


Tuition
The tuition for the Full CDT Certification Course is $3,200. A deposit of $900 is required at the time of registration and will hold a spot in the course until the remaining balance is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first day of class.

Refund Policy
$250 of the tuition is non-refundable. Upon receipt of the Home Study Program materials, $650 will become non-refundable. $900 will become non-refundable two (2) weeks prior to the first day of live class. The full tuition will become non-refundable after the live class has begun. Refunds are processed in the order they are requested and are issued 4-6 weeks from the date of request.

Attendance
100% attendance is expected of the student. Any student missing more than five (5) hours of the class may not receive a certificate of completion.

Certificate of Completion
In order to receive a certification of completion, the student must pass the written and practical exams as required by the instructor.

Purpose of the Training
The student agrees that the purpose of the training is to become proficient in the techniques of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy. Although the student is free to distribute information concerning lymphedema upon completion of the course, the student shall not under any circumstances train or certify any other person in MLD or CDT unless granted instructor status by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Transfer
Registered students are eligible to transfer to another Full CDT Certification Course once within 12 months of the original registration date free of charge. Subsequent transfers will incur a $200.00 transfer fee. Said fee will accrue against the student’s credit balance. The student may only transfer if the credit balance is sufficient to cover the transfer fee. Once the student commences taking a Full CDT Certification Course, all accrued transfer fees will be waived. In the event that the student does not transfer to another course and does not commence a Full CDT Certification Course within a continuous 12-month period, the accrued transfer fees will be deducted from the student’s credit balance and the remaining credit balance will be refunded to the student.

Withdrawal
Withdrawal from the program may result in a loss of tuition monies. If the student cannot complete the course in its entirety due to personal emergency or medical reasons, a 12-month grace period will be granted from the original date of the live course. During this grace period the student may contact the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy to arrange a return date for a scheduled course to reserve a seat. At the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy’s discretion the student’s participation in the course may be abbreviated to include only days missed rather than the entire course. If coursework is not satisfactorily completed during the grace period all tuition monies will be forfeited.

Dismissal
Any student may be dismissed from the program for insufficient progress, non-payment of tuition, non-attendance, or unprofessional/unethical conduct. Reinstatement following dismissal is at the discretion of the instructor and/or the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Cancellation of Classes
If the course is cancelled because of insufficient registration, all monies received will be refunded or transferred to another class as elected by the registrant. In the case of cancellation of the class for any other reason, a new course will be scheduled and all payments will be transferred. In the event that the instructor falls ill, the class will be rescheduled.

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11/17/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw

Date: November 17 – 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: Early Bird $345 paid in full by October 19th / $395 thereafter
Tuition is due at time of registration, no exceptions.
Cancellation Fee $100 non-refundable service fee
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs


The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist

Head, Neck and Jaw

The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.

Highlights include:

The sub-occipital muscles
The laminar groove & deep cervical muscles
The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes & longus colli muscles
Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth
The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate & facial muscles

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

Arches and the Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 ½ days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 ½ days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days
Days:
Time: