Advanced Level Functional Massage
I am now able to offer a CMA fully approved and certified Advanced Diploma course in Functional Massage/ Additional Needs from my beautiful therapy and training sanctuary on Exmoor in Somerset.
I am also available to bring this course direct to schools either as a certificated training day or as a workshop. (Travel and accommodation costs must be covered. )Please email me for further details and costs.
Previous level one training in My Indian Head Massage for Special Needs is a prerequisite.
This advanced course includes proven , deeper scientific research into this therapy on physical, mental, emotional and academic levels.
Further nurturing massage techniques are taught along with ways to grow this very beautiful , gentle but powerful massage on so many levels and for so many different environments and abilities. It also goes deeper into emotional intelligence which is vital for IQ and our ability to learn and grow. It is a scientific fact that our physical and emotional wellbeing are closely linked to ability to learn effectively. This course includes emotional intelligence within the classroom, as well as within each child , linking cognitive with emotion and science with feeling. Emotions and emotional intelligence are key to learning.
For many children and young adults with different or special abilities, stress hormones are naturally much higher than for their peers. The fear of failure combined with not understanding/ coping will often lead to meltdown or switching off because emotion will always win out over cognition. It is here too that this work really does reap huge rewards., not just for the child but for the entire class environment.
This is especially important in an age where employers are now looking at emotional intelligence as much as at exam grades . Every child and young adult has a gift, a talent, an ability, however ” different ” they are and every voice and ability should be included at school and within the workplace. We all have something to ‘ bring to the table ‘. Our future needs to be inclusive of everyone – the great thinkers and innovators have so often been those who are on the spectrum or who have a different ability.
Skills are expanded and a more extensive knowledge and understanding are shared in this very practical , visual course with lots of opportunity to refresh and cement level one learning surrounding different abilities such as autism, dyslexia, LD’s, ADHD, dyspraxia, OCD and other additional or special needs.
Physiological, scientific and neuropsychological facts and research are shared, along with extra massage techniques and case studies as we explore further into mental health including conditions such as PTSD , trauma, depression and anxiety to name but a few, along with how to tailor the massage techniques for younger children.
Full certification , folders , lunch and all refreshments included.
* It is only with this Advanced level that independent teaching of this massage via workshops to others ( under my name and Therapies For Special Needs ) as well as a link to my website are happily granted , as this is my protected work.
Cost £150 per person.
Time: 9.30am – 5pm.
Training Dates 2018
26 July 2018
17 August 2018
14 September 2018
12 October 2018
9 November 2018
14 December 2018
Training Dates 2019
18 January 2019
14 February 2019
15 March 2019
25 April 2019
17 May 2019
13 June 2019
11 July 2019
15 August 2019
19 September 2019
10 October 2019
8 November 2019
13 December 2019
* Please note that as with my level one trainings, I am prepared to travel and teach where a group of you and a venue can be arranged. Travel , and where applicable, overnight accommodation costs to be covered please .