Personal + Professional Development Weekend at Tribe
Deepen your self-care and professional practice with a weekend of continuing education for holistic practitioners hosted by Tribe’s co-founders Ellen Letten + Cari Rogers in our beautiful studio. Non-practitioners are welcome to attend Saturday’s trainings as they are self-care focused.
Attend the entire weekend, a full day, or purchase a la carte sessions. Registration closes at 9am on 12/9.
(Massage therapists can earn up to 14 hours in CEs for this license renewal year. Other professions may submit hours on their own for approval if desired.)
Cost/ Ticket Options:
Weekend Pass $300 (5 classes/ 14 hours) $50 savings
Saturday Pass $130 (3 Essentials classes/ 6 hours) $20 savings
Sunday Pass $180 (2 Hands-On classes/ 8 hours) $20 savings
Ala carte pricing (single sessions range from $50-100)
**Tribe Self-Care and Pro-Level Members receive an additional 10% discount (remember: you must be logged into your member portal or access through the app for additional discount) _____________________________________________________________
Saturday: Essentials of Self-Care- Learn foundational practices that support an individual’s ability to self-regulate for personal and professional betterment. These self care classes are also open to the public!
9a-11a: Essentials of Mindfulness + Meditation
11:30a-1:30p: Essentials of Guided Imagery
2-4p: Essentials of Dual Control Breathwork
Sunday: Hands-On Learning for Client-Centered Work- Learn approaches to working with clients that will enhance session outcomes to last beyond the treatment room.
9a-1p: Breathwork + Guided Imagery Facilitation for Holistic Practitioners
1:30p-5:30p: 3 Keys to Pain Free Movement
Detailed descriptions for each class below.
Saturday: Essentials of Self-Care
- 9:00am - 11:00am
- Essentials of Mindfulness + Meditation
- Research continues to grow regarding the known health benefits of developing and engaging in mindfulness and meditation practices. As care providers, massage therapists not only personally benefit from engaging in these practices, but also provide better professional care as a result of cultivating mindfulness in daily life. Burnout is a serious risk in the massage therapy industry, so understanding the essentials of mindfulness and meditation will encourage and inspire practitioners to create, implement and integrate a simple personal practice that supports sustainability and vitality in one’s career.
- 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Essentials of Guided Imagery
- Because of its many benefits and uses, Guided Imagery is a powerful self-care tool that can support a massage therapists’ wellbeing and career. As a result of addressing one’s own stress management, health issues or goal setting using guided imagery, care providers like massage therapists not only personally benefit, but also provide better professional care overall. Burnout is a risk for care providers, so understanding the essentials of guided imagery will encourage and inspire practitioners to create, implement and integrate a simple guided imagery practice that supports sustainability and vitality in one’s life and career.
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Essentials of Dual Control Breathwork
- Because of its many benefits and uses, breathwork is a powerful self-care tool that can support a massage therapists’ wellbeing. As a result of regulating one’s own nervous system via the dual control system of breathwork, care providers like massage therapists not only personally benefit, but also provide better professional care overall. Understanding the essentials of breathwork will encourage and inspire practitioners to create, implement and integrate a simple self practice that supports self-regulation and stress management, leading to sustainability and vitality in one’s life (and career!).
Sunday: Hands-On Learning for Client-Centered Work
- 9:00am - 1:00pm
- Breathwork + Guided Imagery Facilitation for Holistic Practitioners
- When it comes to providing a pain/stress reduction session, do you find yourself on auto-pilot, taking on the full responsibility for a client’s recovery and outcomes, even frustrated with new clients or bored with long-term clients? Do your clients use language that relates to them relying upon you being able to “fix” or take away their pain? This model of reliance in the holistic practitioner field quickly creates a path to burnout. Why? Clients come in week to week with the same aches and pains, expecting you to “work them out,” then go right back to the same things that keep them in that same pain loop. They keep coming back for the quick fix. Practitioners grow bored and even resentful with the repetitive, mundane treatments (even when the clients are content) and end up on “auto-pilot” with long-term clients, often doing work that doesn’t feel aligned and engaging. Clients hit a plateau in their recovery and think the practitioner (or the modality) isn’t getting the job done anymore, holding the practitioner responsible for them not getting the results they expect. Practitioners feel to blame for their work not being good enough, and begin to question whether they should even be doing this work anymore. New clients come in feeling vulnerable, hopeless or in so much pain that they can’t tolerate longer or more intensive sessions, yet they have been referred to you and want your support. Practitioners feel like their only option is to try to get the client to adapt to their style of work, then grow annoyed or frustrated when the client is “overly-sensitive.” As a practitioner, one of your primary responsibilities is to do no harm. Yet functioning on auto-pilot, taking on the full burden of responsibility for another person’s relief, or putting one’s hands on a person’s body when frustrated IS harmful to both parties. What if all of these scenarios could be avoided or eliminated by shifting the model of reliance to one of partnership, engagement and empowerment? Integrating facilitated breathwork and guided imagery into a hands-on session: creates a partnership between client and practitioner so that both are actively participating in the process of pain and stress relief and management, with the client feeling guided and supported. creates a level of engagement that transforms a client’s relationship to their body and their pain, so that the client becomes curious, willing and optimistic in doing the work, not just passively receiving. And the practitioner is engaged in the creative process that makes the manual work feel fun and exciting. is empowering to both the client and practitioner, in that the client takes the experience during the session and applies it in daily practice, seeing outcomes in surprising and unexpected ways. And the practitioner feels purposeful, encouraging, even innovative in the full scope of a session from intake to session completion. Which model do you want to practice? What type of relationship do you want to cultivate with your clients? Reliance or empowerment?
- 1:30pm - 5:30pm
- 3 Keys to Pain Free Movement
- Exercise is good for us. It keeps our muscles strong, maintains bone density, and improves circulation and lymph flow. It has also been shown to improve brain health, increase energy, boost mood, promote better sleep, and have numerous other benefits. But what if you go to the gym and come home in pain? Or you’re already in pain, and trying to exercise exacerbates it? We’ve all had clients with chronic injuries from playing sports in high school and college that have flared up from exercise or even something as simple as putting on a sock. So, how can we help our clients to move safely without injury, and to enjoy working out without feeling worse? Because if we can help our clients continue to exercise into old age without being limited by pain, we can help to improve their overall health long-term. In this course, we’ll look at what ‘exercise’ in our culture is doing to our musculoskeletal systems and explore a more mindful approach to movement focusing on our deeper stabilizing system. You will learn the anatomy of the deep and superficial myofascial systems and practice gentle exercises to balance the two systems. When our large superficial muscles overpower these deeper stabilizing muscles, overly compressive forces produce wear and tear on joints and can create pain. Practitioners will be able to integrate these movement principles into their own body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury and teach clients how to incorporate them into home care recommendations. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Consider bringing a yoga mat, sheet, or bath towel, as some exercises will be performed on the floor.