Core Module I – Expressions of the Human Experience (W/Myofascial Interpersonal Communication - 24 CE's)
This course will discuss issues that face the bodywork practice as a whole as well as covering techniques on how to release the largest organ that facilitates communication: the fascia.
Because of the inherent nature of bodywork many of these issues are different than in other industries and are issue specific. Course material will be presented in both an interactive and experiential way so students can fully experience the various subjects somatically. Topics will be ethics, anthropology, communication both physically and through the bodies fascia, psychological and emotional issues. Ethics will include: discussions around scope of practice, personal agendas, behavior toward other practitioners and appropriate boundaries. The basis of anthropological theory will help students uncover their own paradigms and how people naturally project their paradigms onto others. It will help students shift from using their own paradigms to practicing empathy. Interpersonal communication will also be covered in this Module. As a bodywork practitioner, adopting a sense of neutrality can best help your client. This goes further into the bodywork as well. Students will learn to work and release the Myofascial system while gaining great understanding in this class how fascia both unwinds and communicates with it's own physiological and somatic communication relays. Students will learn what body language can tell them about a client and how to best approach a client without crossing boundaries. This course will also offer ideas on how the student as an individual communicates to others through their own body language as well as how the body communicates with them. The last topic covered will be psychological & emotional issues. Students will evaluate their own personal psychological personality, learn the different classic psychological personalities and role play different scenarios including: how to deal with anger, frustration, love, emotional attachments, transference, and counter-transference. A strong emphasis on self-care is practiced. Pre-requisites: None