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Bodywork for PTSD

Bodywork for PTSD

NCBTMB Approved Provider

Presenter: Matthew Howe
Hours: 16 Approved for PA License Renewal & NCBTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $300 (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $325
$100 deposit required to register
Dates: Saturday, Sunday 6/8 -9/2019
Saturday & Sunday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Course size is limited so please register early.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an issue facing, directly and indirectly, many people today. One of our greatest resources is a compassionate and skilled therapist. Our workshop is built around helping the massage/bodywork professional gain an understanding and confidence with this topic.

What to anticipate – Therapist Benefits

  • Functional Breakdown of what PTSD is and who it impacts
  • Learn how PTSD can be triggered and stored as well as how trauma affects the body and what we can do to help.
  • 12+ techniques that build trust via neutral & healthy touch
    • Diverse listening, assessment, and treatment options that will integrate into what you already do!
    • Real world examples of results and challenges from instructor will help prepare you for growth
  • Lots of hands on time to cultivate your confidence with new techniques
    • Small class size = more attention and direct contact with the instructor
  • Business development/marketing
    • Ways to reach out to your community
    • Create awareness so clients can find you
  • Discussion about the massage therapists scope of practice

We have added an advanced level of this training for those interested in exploring this subject further.

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” ~ Aristotle

Presenter: Matthew Howe is a Cincinnati native residing in Orlando for nearly 19 years. He has been an active participant in the massage and bodywork field since graduating from the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy (CFSMT) in 2000. Logging over 20,000 massages spread across spa, chiropractic, and private practice he is familiar with the labor of love that is massage therapy. Matthew recognizes the diversity and flexibility needed to survive and thrive in this field as he raises his family with his wife Nicole and two teenage boys.

With encouragement from friends and mentors, he officially launched Touch Education, LLC in 2003. Matthew took experiences from his practice and cultivated classes that balanced the art and science of touch. His pursuit for education landed him a role as an instructor at CFSMT teaching hydrotherapy, spa, CranioSacral therapy, and pathology. Using 6 simple principles of the body he breaks down the complex and shows therapists how to facilitate change across the spectrum from pathophysiology to wellness.

“I know that no single approach or modality is the right one for every client, that is why my practice and classes are engineered to be integrative in nature.” Matthew states. “Each client and student has a story to tell and the ability to reach the goals they set. My job is to foster an ecosystem that promotes change.”

Matthew’s education is heavily influenced with the spectrum of CranioSacral Therapy, both mechanical and dynamic. He keeps rooted by teaching at his alma mater as well as the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. He nurtures learning from others with a quest to connect information to advance the field of massage and bodywork.

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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 if 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.