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Traumatic Body Memories

Instructor: Ivy Green, MA, LMT

  • Starts May 14
  • 150 US dollars
  • CNWSMT Computer Dr W

Available spots

Service Description

9am - 5pm "Working with Difficult/Traumatic Body Memories" 7 CE's with Instructor Ivy Green, MA,LMT Please bring a set of sheets for table draping. We will be working on the skin without oil. Course Description: Body memories of difficult past events can spontaneously arise in bodywork sessions. As an LMT, you can learn massage techniques to help clients feel safe and oriented to the present moment. In this LMT workshop, the theory of the body memory system will be explained and discussed. Find out how they are formed and why they occasionally emerge on the massage table. Students will learn to recognize the signs of a traumatic event and how to regulate nervous system states using touch. Practice tracking body response and choosing massage techniques to turn a possibly frightening experience into one that can provide healing. Students will also practice creating a safe boundary between their clients' inner state and their own inner state during massage. Instructor Bio: Ivy Green incorporates mindfulness, embodied self-awareness, personal presence and nervous system attunement into hands-on-practices. She wants to empower both clients and massage therapists through the experience of a touch that is less "doing to" and more "being with." When clients actively participate in their healing process they learn embodiment skills that inform their lives. When massage therapists bring mindfulness and presence into their approaches, their work becomes less physically demanding and kore emotionally fulfilling. Ivy Green brings a background of clinical psychology to mind/body somatic approaches to physical and emotional dis-ease. She is a NYS LMT, a Certified Alexander Technique Teacher and a Senior Rosen Method Bodywork Teacher with more than 35 years of bodywork and teaching experience