Tumwater – Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Training for LMTs
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$120
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Training for LMTs
A WORKSHOP FOR MASSAGE AND BODYWORK PRACTITIONERS
The many joys and sorrows and pressures of modern times are showing up in our treatment rooms with increasing frequency and complexity. It is the unique challenge of touch practitioners to hold space for our clients to work through these complexities, while maintaining the necessary care of our own physical and mental pressures. If we are not deliberately cultivating resilience in ourselves, we risk the effectiveness of that healing environment and our career longevity.
Participants in this workshop encounter and experience strategies that reduce stress, enhance communication, and improve client satisfaction.
Practical tools that help:
- establish ease, helping us deal with the work-related stresses of healthcare
- bring awareness to our thoughts and emotions, giving space for appropriate responses, skillful decisions, and improved therapeutic relationships
- improve communication, resulting in better clinical outcomes, especially during high-stress or painful situations
- cultivate compassion and empathy, redirecting our mental focus and resetting our expectations of contentment and well-being
Register for this class here
Instructor Bio: DEANNA SYLVESTER
Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Deanna has been a licensed massage and bodywork practitioner since 2003, a massage instructor since 2005, and a teacher-trainer across various experiential and vocational programs ever since. She has a degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona, a certificate in massage therapy and Zen shiatsu from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, and a serious interest in the integration of mind and body.
Deanna has also been a student of meditation and mindfulness for more than 30 years. She is certified through the Awareness Training Institute, Sounds True, and the Greater Good Science Center as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.
“I am committed to supporting the massage and bodywork community with inner and interpersonal strategies for providing high quality, effective, client-centered care.”