Deep Palpation: The Intent of Touch
Presenters: Kenn Howard & Timothy Kocher-Hillmer
Hours: 7 Approved for PA License Renewal & NCBTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $125 (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $150
Full payment required to register.
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
You know what it’s like to be a massage therapist, to work diligently with care and concern and to sometimes overextend. Maybe you have been in practice for what seems like aeons, or perhaps having recently graduated you’re wondering just how your new practice will take shape. Wherever you are on your journey, it’s time to take the next step.
Deep Palpation is part anatomy review, part inner exploration and part refreshing your technique. You will recharge your commitment to your self, to the profession and to your clients while you recharge your heart and mind. You will find ways to sustain your career by making sure you are using good “body, mind and spirit mechanics.” Join Kenn and Timothy to explore the depths of palpation with exercises, lecture and experiential learning.
Through Deep Palpation, you can connect more fully with your clients, sustain your career and bring on the healing!
During this workshop, students will explore:
- the importance of focus, intent and clarity while palpating
- palpation by “listening” with all the senses
- communication that brings a greater understanding of the healing process
- ways to bring more joy and clarity to yourself, your practice and the world
Presenter: Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB, Since the late 80s Timothy has been creating and facilitating rituals, events and classes for seekers of mental, emotional and spiritual healing. With life-long experience in music and liturgy, he studied voice and musical composition in college and earned his BS in Commerce from DePaul University. Timothy also studied privately with Rudy Ballentine, MD, author of “Radical Healing” and Don Campbell, author of “The Mozart Effect.”
In private practice since 2000, Timothy is certified in Rebirthing and is trained as a Reiki Master/Teacher. His work with clients focuses on myofascial pain syndrome relief, trauma recovery and emotional balancing. As a massage educator Timothy delights in the dynamics of the classroom, using experiential exercises to cultivate awareness. He hopes to inspire practice of personal intention and body mechanics, encouraging therapists and students to be more aware of the here and now.
Presenter: Kenn Howard, MT, NMT, is a graduate of PghSMT Massage Therapy Training and Advanced Massage Therapy Training and is trained in a number of other massage techniques. He is certified in TouchPro© Chair Massage and has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Kenn has completed a Teacher Training Intensive offered by Dynamic Equilibrium and has also received training in Ashiatsu. Kenn also was the author of the “Ask the Ethics Guy” column in Massage and Bodywork Magazine and is currently writing his first textbook. This is his 21st year presenting Ethics continuing education. Kenn has taught over 60 workshops and over 300 ethics classes for Massage Therapists and Massage Therapy students.
To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail. If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket. Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment. If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid. If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund of the deposit paid. Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee. The balance of your deposit will be refunded.