Healthy boundaries are critical for any bodywork practice. They allow us to identify the line between ethical and non-ethical feelings, tendencies and behaviors in the treatment room and help us to create an environment where we can establish and maintain ethical professional relationships. In this workshop, we'll look at the skill of "full body presence" as a way to develop and enhance boundary awareness and as a way to help you feel more grounded and energetically full. We'll explore the full theoretical spectrum from permeable to semi-permeable to rigid boundaries and what is necessary for dealing ethically with the intimacy of the therapeutic connection that's intrinsic to bodywork.
Top Five Takeaways for Ethics In Action:
Each of us deserves to have healthy boundaries Healthy boundaries allow nurturing resources in and filter out what is life-taking or draining. There are teachable skills for how to acquire those boundaries even if we were not taught them as children.
Self-care is essential Maintaining a daily habit of self-care that fills you up and nourishes you is at the foundation of having healthy boundaries.
Clients benefit from healthy boundaries Most clients appreciate us more and feel safer when we maintain healthy boundaries in our professional relationships. This means keeping agreements around time, treatment protocols, and scope of practice as well as clear financial boundaries.
A full container supports healthy boundaries A healthy boundary is held in the firmest and easiest way possible when we know how to maintain a full container, remaining energetically present at our boundaries in order to give permission or hold the line with someone trying to cross into our personal space.
Full body presence promotes ethical behavior When the container of our being is full of nourishing sensation, there is an innate integrity that is engaged which can be a guiding force for determining ethical behavior in any situation.
PLUS, You'll take home a comprehensive study guide for future reference.
Recent reviews of the workshop! "I loved this class. These are such important skills...This is the best ethics class I've ever had." "This course was so very comfortable - exactly what I needed." "l loved the content and format which encouraged class participation. The content was very relevant and helpful." "Very good for its many perspectives on correct ethical action and why."
Registration and Details
This workshop is sponsored by:
Healing From the Core and the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators
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Please read Full Body Presence by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana and listen to the audio explorations.
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Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D (Reston, Virginia)
For more than twenty five years Suzanne has taught and mentored in
the area of conscious awareness and its relationship to the healing
process. She has developed a uniquely creative approach to energy,
presence, grounding and integrative exercises taught beautifully in
the Healing From the Core program, which includes a six level training
series and a complementary audio series. All of this is based on her
years of experience helping fellow healthcare practitioners hold a
healing space for themselves, as well as developing their own therapeutic
presence for clients and patients. She is passionate about teaching
people practical skills that allow them to feel the joy of being present
in each moment of their lives, without burning out. To that end, she
has just completed a book and companion CD, Full Body Presence:
Learning to Listen to Your Body's Wisdom.
Background Since 1986 Suzanne has been a certified instructor of CranioSacral
Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with The Upledger Institute, teaching
both nationally and internationally. She is also on the faculty at
Esalen Institute, and provides ongoing staff development training
there, as well as collaborating regularly with Emilie Conrad, integrating
Continuum movement and healing presence.
Class registration is fully transferrable at any time prior to the course. Tuition is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the course, after which a $50 processing fee applies. Refund requests must be made in writing within 12 months of the registration.