Touch To Inform

Seminars focus on the neurological, mechanical and healing aspects of movement.

touch-to-inform-seminarsThe goal of TOUCH TO INFORM Seminars is to familiarize Licensed Massage Therapists and other professional participants to the New Science of Body/Brain Mapping and sensory learning.  Applicable concepts from the Feldenkrais Method® that can enhance outcomes for clients will be demonstrated. Participants will be introduced to the idea of how the nervous system learns a pattern, how ‘bones’ work to support alignment, and how optimal, efficient movements occur in a relational, sequential way (as a chain of movement). They will be able to demonstrate an ability to observe and connect with the client’s difficulty indirectly — from another area of the chain to enhance the healing.

Participants will develop new skills through experiencing several of Dr. Feldenkrais’ Awareness Through Movement® lessons, individual demonstration and partner work. TOUCH with the intention to observe, Support and then INFORM is explored in 2 hour, 6 hour or 15 hour seminars.

Comments from LMTs include:

  • “I found this workshop to be stimulating. It had a good format and good teaching.”
  • “I was amazed how powerful this work can be with little effort from the therapist. This fits into my own philosophy as a facilitator rather than a healer. Thanks again for a great Seminar.”
  • “I used many of the concepts from the workshop and was amazed, as were my clients, to how effective they were.”
  • “Bonnie’s passion for teaching this work comes through. I found my clients loved the new information.”
  • “Thanks for a marvelous Seminar.  I feel much more awake and informed!”touch-to-inform-seminars-2

 

Each Seminar has a different theme, yet each will address concepts such as:

  • A synergistic integrated view of muscular patterns to guide your massage.
  • The natural physiological response to fear of falling
  • Use of skeletal support for standing, sitting, reaching and walking
  • Use of improved breathing capacity for improving lifelong posture.
  • Easy procedures that can interrupt the habitual cycle of one’s automatic habit of tightening
  • How to suggest distribution of effort for healthier muscular action
  • TOUCH to Observe, TOUCH TO INFORM

SEE:  Certificate Program for 2017 Schedule

Benefits for Professionals

Thank you both for such a great class!  Without any thought, I’ve continued to use the ‘learning’ I received from class, and I am quite proud.” 2017 JG

“I expected more lecture and talking …. more stretching.  I found more quieting – learning to sense more –both within myself and with others.” PTA, Sarasota.

  • Bonnie guides you to have an appreciation for the potential of growth in a patient/client and look for new possibilities in any given limitation. Curiosity is re-awakened so you will be able to consider more avenues than you might have seen before.
  • An understanding of ‘learning how to learn’ and how to engage clients in attention to construct positive learning situations.

*somatic refers to one’s internal perception of his/her personal experience.

 

2017 TOUCH TO INFORM Seminars

For Dates:  Visit Certificate Program

To register: go to the “Calendar” and click on the date of Seminar.

Created by: Bonnie Kissam, M.A. in Dance/Education, LMT, Feldenkrais Practitioner/Assistant Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, FL Lic # 36256.

NCBTMB-logoNCBTMB Provider # 452056-12“TOUCH TO INFORM Seminars is approved by the
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
as a continuing education Approved Provider.”

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CE hours for FLORIDA LMTs, CE Provider #50-1980

 

TOUCH TO INFORM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

 

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