Upcoming Events


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Chronic Pain Simplified Online
Module One: Chapters 1-3: 20 Category A CEU’s (CMTNB approved)
Module Two: Chapters 4-6: 20 Category A CEU’s (CMTNB approved)
BOTH modules for only $297(plus tax)


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Kinesio Taping (Day 1 & Day 2) Seminars
April 27–28, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 8 CATEGORY A CEUS
ICT Northumberland College 
Halifax, NS
Cost: $599 early bird (30 days prior), $650 thereafter  


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Level 1 Hypopressives-Low Pressure Fitness Course
April 27–28, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 7 CATEGORY A CEUS
Archstone Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre
Rothesay, NB


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CST Use in Sports and Orthopedic Injuries: Integration, Treatment and Validation
May 3-5, 2019 (3-day course)
9 Category A CEUs (CMTNB approved)
Peak Performance Health Centre, Miramichi, NB

Pre-requisite: BE1 and BE2 or equivalent training
*Registration Fee: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)


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CST Basic Elements 2/BE2: The Cranium
June 14-16
, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


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 Jade Stone Massage

June 15, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED:3.5 Category A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage, Dieppe, NB
Cost: $300.00 + HST 


Massage Therapy and Cannabis: Guidelines and Considerations for Manual Therapy Practice
*NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY
June 21–22, 2019
CMTNB Approved:    6.25 Category B CEUs
Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
Cost: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00


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CST Basic Elements 3/BE3: The Anterior Cranium

June 21-23, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs  
Halifax, NS
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


Foundations of Healing Touch: Course 1
September 7-8, 2019

CMTNB APPROVED: 9 Category B CEUs
Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites 

Cost: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $425.00


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The R.M.T. as Labour Support Provider/Doula

September 27-September 29, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 8 Category A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $$560.00 *Take two courses in 2019 and pay $400 for each workshop


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Massage Therapy for Pregnancy

October 2-October 3, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 10 Category A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $$560.00 *Take two courses in 2019 and pay $400 for each workshop


The RMT Working with Infants and Children
October 5-October 6, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 7.5 Category A CEUs
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM), Fredericton, NB
Cost: $355.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $455.00


Understanding the Complexity of Concussion: An Education to Increase Your Confidence in this Often-Daunting Injury
October 26–27, 2019
CMTNB APPROVED: 8.5 Category A CEUs
Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
Cost: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00


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CST Basic Elements 2/BE2: The Cranium
October 26-28
, 2019
CMTNB Approved: 9.5 CATEGORY A CEUs
Halifax, NS
Cost: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount


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Foundations in Acupuncture
CMTNB APPROVED: 70 CATEGORY A CEUS  (Case Studies)
52.25 Category A CEUs (In-Class Theory)
Fall 2019, Moncton NB

August 23-26, 2019
September 6-9, 2019
October 4-7, 2019
October 25-28, 2019
Location: TBD
Cost: $3500   



                                                       

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CST Use in Sports and Orthopedic Injuries: Integration, Treatment and Validation

9 Category A CEUs (CMTNB approved)

May 3-5, 2019 (3-day course)
Location: Peak Performance Health Centre, 1710 King George Hwy., Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 5L5

Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP

Pre-requisite: BE1 and BE2 or equivalent training

***Please Note: Canadian registrations must pay online and complete reg. form. See below.
***Registration Fee: $498 USD ($200 deposit is required with registration)

This three-day class builds on the knowledge of the BE1 and BE2 structural classes and will show a way of integrating what has been learned with mainstream assessment tools to allow better communication between allied health and medical practitioners and a way to show and document objective changes due to CST treatments.

Topics discussed will include:
Integration with Orthopedic Assessment skills
Treatment of sports/orthopedic injuries; especially the periphery
Validation of results using "salient" findings in objective assessment; and use of Heart Rate Variability App for assessing/validating change in ANS
Explanation of Stephen Porges "Polyvagal Theory:" with significance to CST
Relation of Quantum Physics to CST and Implications for SE1/SE2

The attending student -- combining knowledge and skills acquired in this class and BE1/BE2 -- will be able to combine CST, myofascial, and orthopedic assessments to show effects and results from CST treatment. The student will also have a tool to assess CST effects on the ANS with the use of a simple app.

***Please Note: Canadian registrations must pay online and complete reg. form. See below.

https://www.cstalliance.com/cst-curriculum/soi-sports-orthopedic-injuries/


 

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Chronic Pain Simplified Online

Module One: Chapters 1-3: 20 Category A CEU’s (CMTNB approved)
Module Two: Chapters 4-6: 20 Category A CEU’s (CMTNB approved)

BOTH modules for only $297(plus tax)

Chronic Pain Simplified is an online video lecture series focusing on the mysteries of soft tissue injury and chronic pain and right now you can receive two modules for the price of one! The course links anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and biomechanics with practical hands-on techniques. The practical techniques, taught in a split screen format, for Modules One & Two include active/passive myofascial techniques of the cervical spine, low back, the upper extremity & the hip/pelvis.

To sign up, simply go to www.chronicpainsimplified.com, click on JOIN and choose the YEARLY PASS. The cost is $297(plus tax) and this introductory price includes full access to BOTH modules. Once you’ve logged in to your account, click on Continuing Education (under Lectures) and follow the instructions.

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


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The R.M.T. as Labour Support Provider/Doula

CMTNB Approved 8 Category A CEUs

Sept. 27 - 29, 2019 - Fredericton, NB

Cost: $$560.00 *Take two courses in 2019 and pay $400 for each workshop

This primary goal of this course is to prepare the R.M.T. and M.T. Student as a professional labour support provider/doula. This course is a comprehensive training which will underscore the important role of the Massage Therapist and their professional skillset pertaining to the birthing process of their clients. Upon completing this course, the Massage Therapist/Student will have a clear understanding about the physiology of labour, and how comfort measures including Massage Therapy can be utilized to provide excellent care during birth. Our goal is to train therapists to be highly competent in offering the birthing family as much support as possible toward creating a safe and healthy birth.

Classes will be composed of interactive discussions, theoretical training, lectures, hands-on practice, videos, guest speakers, field trips, and additional resources to enhance ongoing learning/professional development.

Through participation in this course the student will learn about:

The role of the Massage Therapist as Support Person within the birthing process.
Stages of labour and delivery, including information about medical procedures, complications, pain management and comfort measures.
An overview of Massage Therapy research as it pertains to Labour Support.
This course assumes that the participant has some understanding of pregnancy, and how Massage Therapy can be utilized during that process. It is important for the participant to understand that this is not a course about pregnancy, but rather the birthing process.

Summary of Topics Covered

What is Labour Support?
The role of the Labour Support person
Studies on Labour Support effectiveness
Role of the partner
Tools for providing labour support
The signs of labour
The labour process
Stages of labour
Hands-on practice: breathing, relaxation, body awareness, positioning, vocalization, hands-on massage applications
Hospital tour*/the birthing environment
The birth plan
Videos of birthing experiences will be shown throughout this course
Pain in labour
Including labour support in a Massage Therapy practice
Marketing
Community resources/networking


* Onsite hospital visit: at each course location, every attempt is made to provide a tour of a local labour & delivery unit.

Medical Considerations

Factors which influence the outcome of labour
Use of hydrotherapy modalities in labour
Complications of the pregnancy and their impact on the labouring process
Guest speaker: a woman's experience of labour
Emergency considerations: complications of labour and delivery
Caesarean sections
Cultural aspects of birthing
Unexpected outcomes/grief

To register, contact

Cindy McNeely, R.M.T.
Toronto cell: 416-803-7092
Picton: 613-476-1116
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Or mail our registration form (PDF) to
http://www.trimesters.on.ca/courses/registrationform.pdf

Trimesters
11 Downes Ave.
Picton, Ontario
K0K 2T0
Canada


 

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Massage Therapy for Pregnancy

Oct. 2 - 3, 2019-Fredericton, NB

CMTNB Approved 10 Category A CEUs

Cost: $$560.00 *Take two courses in 2019 and pay $400 for each workshop

3 Day Course for Registered Massage Therapists and Massage Therapy Students.

Course Objectives

The goal of this 3 day, 20 hour course (2 days, 15 hours in New Brunswick) is to give the participants a solid theoretical and practical foundation for providing Massage Therapy for the pregnant client. The physical and emotional changes a woman experiences from preconception planning to the birth of the infant are considerable. After taking this course, the Massage Therapist/student will be able to provide safe, professional, and knowledgeable care for their pregnant clients.

Classes will be composed of practical instruction, videos, discussions, guest speakers, and lectures.

The participant will learn about:

Physiological and anatomical changes occuring during each trimester of pregnancy.
Theory and practical techniques for providing Massage Therapy, and self-care strategies for pregnant women.
Developing effective treatment strategies relevant to the client's goals, signs and symptoms, stage of pregnancy, and medical condition.
Hands-on practicum where participants can apply their learned skills directly in a clinical setting
Summary of Topics Covered

Becoming pregnant: preconception concerns
Choosing a caregiving team during pregnancy
Physical realities which may occur in each trimester and how the M.T. can facilitate increased ease related to these symptoms:
morning sickness, fatigue, breast tenderness
heartburn, varicose veins, abdominal changes
musculo-skeletal discomforts, postural changes, blood pressure issues
Hands on M.T. practice appropriate for each trimester which includes practice with positioning, draping, and technique application
Developing one’s clinical accumen:
Case History Information, medical issues, and contraindications
Adapting to the individuality of the pregnant woman and her health history
Providing safe and effective care which draws on pregnancy as a ‘normal’, healthy event in the life of the woman
Stress and emotional factors which can impact on the pregnant woman
Self-care exercises and hydrotherapy during pregnancy
M.T. preparation for the birthing experience
Marketing strategies for establishing a well known Perinatal Clinical practice
Community resources & making appropriate referrals

To register, contact

Cindy McNeely, R.M.T.
Toronto cell: 416-803-7092
Picton: 613-476-1116
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Or mail our registration form (PDF) to
http://www.trimesters.on.ca/courses/registrationform.pdf

Trimesters
11 Downes Ave.
Picton, Ontario
K0K 2T0
Canada


 

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LEVEL 1 HYPOPRESSIVES - LOW PRESSURE FITNESS COURSE

CMTNB APPROVED: 7 CATEGORY A CEUS

Delivered by: Trista Zinn, Hypopressives Canada
Saturday April 27 (9:00am-6:00pm) - Sunday April 28 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Hosted by Archstone Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre
70 Hampton Rd, Rothesay, N.B.

Course Description
The Level 1 course will provide the basic theory and physiology of the hypopressive method, review its benefits, and will explain the how and why of its evolution from rehabilitative tool to a full body reprogramming regimen. Attendees will develop an understanding of how to trigger the breath in themselves and how to coach it to clients, and will be required to demonstrate basic mastery of all the 10 required postures.
Theoretical Content
• Hypopressive® concept
• Hypopressive effects
• Posturology and Hypopressives
• Health and prevention through LPF
• Abdominal and thoracic assessment
Practical Content
• Technical principles
• Hypopressive basic series exercises, transitions and progression
• Myofascial diaphragmatic release exercises
• Training methodology for one to one
• Abdominal muscle weakness level assessment
Pre-requisites
Current Health-Related Professional Certification, Current CPR, Approved CV
The course is taught over one weekend (8 hours per day – Saturday & Sunday), and qualifies for 4 CECs to those requiring them.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will:
• Be qualified to train individual clients in the HYPOPRESSIVE technique (though weeks of subsequent in-home practice will be required prior to training clients.

• Receive Level 1 accreditation from IIHPT Hypopressive – Low Pressure Fitness (Spain) and HYPOPRESSIVES Canada.
Additionally, all graduates of the course will be included on the contact page of the HYPOPRESSIVES Canada website for those seeking a professional in their region.

****TO REGISTER CLICK THE LINK BELOW HYPOPRESSIVES CANADA WEBSITE

https://hypopressivescanada.com/hypopressive-certification-level-1-new-brunswick/

Trista is also offering a workshop the evening before the course- open to the public! https://hypopressivescanada.com/hypopressive-workshops/


Understanding the Complexity of Concussion:
An Education to Increase Your Confidence in this Often-Daunting Injury
Instructed by Conor Collins, BHSc. DipSIT, RMT, CAMA, FMT
_________________________________________________________

Registration Deadline: 12 October 2019

Date: October 26–27, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 30 Registrants
Time: 8:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday; 8:00 am–5:00 pm Sunday (Lunch 12:00pm–1:00pm)
Location: Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
369 Rockland Road
Saint John, N.B. E2K 3W3
Fee: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; (RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 8.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred Room Rate: Chateau Saint John, $139.99 plus taxes per night (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi). Phone: 506-644-4444 Booking Reference: ANBMT Group

Course Details
Concussions are often scary for many practitioners to deal with. They become flustered at the idea of how to assess concussions and what to do with them. In general, the healthcare system still provides patients with misguided information, often advising them to sit in a dark room and wait. This course will change that for you.

Course Objectives
Day 1 -The objective of this course is to gain a full understanding of the complexity of mild traumatic brain injury. The goal of day one is to leave confident with a path to take from the time of injury through to patient assessment and guidance. By the end of day one, the practitioner will have a thorough understanding of the recognition of red flags; how to assess, when to refer, and appropriate evidence-based advice to give.

Day 2 – It begins by providing strategies for rehabilitation and guidance on specific symptoms felt by the patient. The morning will finish with in-class case studies or a live patient (if available). The afternoon will conclude by defining the common types of headaches suffered by a post-concussion patient, and how to address them from a treatment standpoint. The afternoon of day 2 is a small part of the course that is treatment-focused. The reason for this is that a majority of success in concussion comes from proper recognition, guidance, exercise, and providing the patient with appropriate resources.

Day 1
8-9 Introductions - causes, mechanisms of injury, and the pathophysiology of concussions
9-10 Recognizing red flags and signs in your health history that are key identifiers
10-12 The importance of a thorough neurological exam: the cerebellum, cranial nerve system, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system
12-1 Lunch
1-4 “Boxing” the patient - how to identify the most prominent systems affected whether it be the oculomotor, vestibular, autonomic systems, or a mixed concussion
4-6 Planning - what does the evidence say about sleep, rehab, exercise, rest, nutrition, and recovery

Day 2
8-9 Oculomotor rehab - how to plan, prescribe eye rehabilitation for a concussion patient, and recognize when to refer to the appropriate healthcare provider
9-10 Vestibular rehab - how to plan, prescribe vestibular rehabilitation for a concussion patient, and recognize when to refer to the appropriate healthcare provider
10-11 Mixed and autonomic concussion planning, how to prioritize which system is affected
and address it
11-12 Pulling it together: overlapping conditions and case study
12-1 Lunch
1-2 Post concussion headache: define, recognize, and how to intervene effectively
2-5 The cervical spine’s roll in concussion: discussion of the cervical spine in concussion, whiplash injury, and techniques to address muscular tone and joint hypo mobility following an injury

What to Bring

• Snacks, lunch, water
• Loose comfortable clothing / Tank top *(Tank tops preferred for Sunday)
• Portable Massage Table (1 per 2 participants)

About the Instructor
Conor Collins is in his eleventh year of manual therapy and movement education. As both a massage therapist and sports injury therapist. Conor provides a unique approach to clinical practice combining disciplines of manual therapy integrated with movement-based rehabilitation strategies. With over a decade of taping experience, Conor applies new concepts of movement-based taping with traditional athletic taping protocols. Outside of clinical practice, Conor instructs upcoming manual therapists at the college level. During his career, he has also had the pleasure of managing athletes and consulting for national level and club teams in both the NHL and NCAA. Conor shares a special clinical interest in concussion management and has spent many years treating endurance triathletes and runners.

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The RMT Working with Infants and Children
Instructed by Cindy McNeely, RMT (Trimesters)
_________________________________________________________

Registration Deadline: 20 September 2019

Date: October 5-October 6, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 16 Registrants
Time: 9:00 am–6:00 pm (Lunch 12:00pm–1:00pm)
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM)
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $355.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $455.00
*Fee includes: Infant Massage booklet And Trimesters Manual (to be provided by the instructor)
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 7.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred room rate: Crowne Plaza, Fredericton, NB $146.00 + HST per night. Toll Free 1-866-444-1946
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Toll Free Direct: 1-866-444-1946; Booking reference: ANBMT Group

Course Details
This course provides the participant with a thorough knowledge-base in the provision of massage therapy and
massage therapy instruction with infants and children. Upon completion of this two-day, 18-hour training, the participant will have an overview of the realities of infant life from birth through the first year; how massage can be taught to families to augment their parenting skills, how massage can be adapted for children, including those with special needs and medical issues; the potential role of the massage therapist educating families in the need for healthy and respectful touch with children. The class will be composed of theory, practice, DVDs discussion; clinical experience, and a guest speaker, when possible.

Objectives
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
The overall course objectives are to give the massage therapist a competent understanding of:
• Theory and practical techniques for providing infant massage to babies with an emphasis on teaching caregivers to work with their own infants using massage. As part of the training, we will be holding two clinical practicums, which will involve the participant working with parents and their baby or children. You will be asked to share posters about the free clinics throughout the Fredericton community.
• Developing a massage therapy practice to include working with children in a wellness and pediatric context.
• An introduction considering massage therapy for infants and children with special needs or medical issues. This includes discussion about massage therapy within the neonatal hospital setting and working within home and clinical settings.
• An overview of massage therapy research, as it pertains to working with infants and children.

What to Bring
• Two 10-12 inch soft-bodied dolls or stuffed animals
• Three sheets & two medium-sized towels
• Pillow
• Yoga mat
• Lunch, snacks, water
• Each participant will be provided with the Trimester Manual and Infant Massage booklet. Trimesters will provide the booklet (it’s not easy to access).

About the Instructor
Cindy McNeely, RMT, has been in practice in Ontario since 1985. Her teaching career in massage therapy began in 1988. In 1995, Trimesters: Massage Therapy Education was formed by Cindy and her colleague Alison Hines, RMT and now practising as a registered midwife in Ontario. Their goal was to raise the standards of perinatal massage therapy throughout Canada. Cindy’s perinatal teaching has taken her to seven Canadian provinces, where she has taught as faculty for massage therapy colleges. She has also provided trainings for provincial Associations at their conferences, provided workshops within massage therapy and P.T. clinics and spas. Along with massage therapy, Cindy also provides training for RMTS as labour support and doula care for those RMTS who wish to attend births. She has worked extensively with parents, babies, and children to provide knowledge, education, and hands-on therapy for infants, children, and within pediatric situations. She created the first Canadian Level III Regional Perinatal Hospital massage therapy program, which has trained massage therapy students for over twenty-five years. The program exists within high-risk pregnancy units, labour and delivery, maternal-newborn units and the NICU setting. In 2002, Trimesters collaborated with the Atlantic College of Massage Therapy www.actm.com to create the most comprehensive college-based perinatal training available in Canada–a 125-hours program devoted entirely to massage therapy during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum timeframe, and with babies and children.

Register here


 

Foundations of Healing Touch: Course 1
Instructed by Jackie Victor BSc., R.Ac., n.d. CHTP /Doctorate in Natural Medicine: Bilingual
_________________________________________________________
Registration Deadline: 23 August 2019

Date: September 7-8, 2019 (2-day) Maximum: 30 Registrants
Time: 8:30am–6:30pm Saturday; 8:30am–6:30pm Sunday (Lunch 30 min. both days with 15 min breaks in am and pm)
Location: Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
369 Rockland Road
Saint John, N.B. E2K 3W3
Fee: $325.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $425.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; (RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 9 Category B CEUs (CMTNB Approved)

Preferred Room Rate: Chateau Saint John, $139.99 plus taxes per night (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi). Phone: 506-644-4444 Booking Reference: ANBMT Group

What is Healing Touch? Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy. Healing Touch uses gentle, intentional touch that assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Classified by the National Institutes of Health as a biofield therapy and nursing intervention, Healing Touch may be used to address the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA-1) diagnosis of “Imbalanced Energy Field.” Healing Touch is a collection of standardized, non-invasive techniques that clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields. Healing Touch assists in creating a coherent and balanced energy field, supporting one’s inherent ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with, is complementary to, and may be integrated with standard medical care. A wonderful self-care weekend for you!

The participants will learn about the research basis that suggests Healing Touch is beneficial in: calming anxiety and reducing symptoms of depression, decreasing pain, strengthening the immune system; enhancing recovery from surgery, complementing care for neck and spine problems; deepening spiritual connection, supporting cancer care, creating a sense of well-being, easing acute and chronic conditions; and supporting resiliency in health care providers.

Highly experiential as well as didactic, this exceptional five-course certificate program, moves from introductory to advanced practice, preparing the participant for a critical role in the unfolding field of complementary and integrative health care. The course of study focuses not only upon professional caring for and serving of others, but also upon transformational self-development and caring for oneself.

A benevolent energy therapy for health professionals and people involved in wellness.

Course Description
The theoretical concepts that underlie holistic healthcare practices are explored along with how these concepts relate to the core values, which guide the practice of Healing Touch. Healing Touch techniques used in the etheric field are acquired along with an understanding of how these techniques interface with the human biofield.

Course Objectives
The participant will be able to:
1. Explore qualities and self-care needs of a Healing Touch practitioner.
2. Discuss the facets of Healing Touch and correlate techniques that support physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual healing.
3. Demonstrate Healing Presence: the ability to remain grounded, present, and heart-centered.
4. Describe personal perceptions of subtle energy/heart-centeredness.
5. Apply the Healing Touch framework to a variety of energy interventions.
6. Evaluate the seven energy centers (chakras) and related energy layers that surround the body.
7. Describe rationale with use of specific Healing Touch techniques.
8. Discuss the Healing Beyond Border’s code of ethics, standards of practice, and scope of practice.

What to Bring
• Snacks, lunch, water
• Loose comfortable clothing; bring a sweater, as body temperature can fluctuate with energy treatments
• Portable Massage Table (1 per 2 participants)

About the Instructor
Jackie Victor, BSc., R.Ac., n.d. CHTP /I Doctorate in Natural Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Naturotherapist. Healing Beyond Borders certified Healing Touch Instructor, fluently bilingual. With a strong desire to help others, Jackie began her full-time practice in 2011, treating patients as young as 2 weeks-old to patients that are 90 years-young. Her passion is to help others discover the healing benefits of integrating natural and traditional medicine and finding the balance of optimal health. Jackie’s many other studies include: Craniosacral therapy, NLP, Timeline Therapy, and Zero Balancing Therapy. Jackie is the President of the Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists (MARA).
For more in-depth information regarding the entire curriculum, research, etc. please visit: www.healingbeyondborders.org

Register here


 

*NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. ALL COURSE PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A WAIVER TO TAKE THIS COURSE INDICATING THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CMTNB’S CANNABIS GUIDELINES.

Massage Therapy and Cannabis: Guidelines and Considerations for Manual Therapy Practice
Instructed by Randy Persad, Dip. Pharm, RMT, MEd
_________________________________________________________

Registration Deadline: 1 May 2019

Date: June 21–22, 2019 (2-day course) Maximum: 30 Registrants
Time: 8:30 am–4:30 pm Friday; 8:30 am–4:30 pm Saturday (Lunch 12:15pm–1:00pm)
Location: Chateau Saint John - Hotel & Suites
369 Rockland Road
Saint John, N.B. E2K 3W3
Fee: $350.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $450.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; (RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)
CMTNB Approved: 6.25 Category B CEUs

Preferred Room Rate: Chateau Saint John, $139.99 plus taxes per night (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi). Phone: 506-644-4444 Booking Reference: ANBMT Group

Purpose
Cannabis was nationally legalized on October 17, 2018. Massage therapists and other manual therapy practitioners are most likely to encounter patients who are using medically prescribed cannabis for a host of medical complaints ranging from cancer, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal, neurological, and other systemic conditions. It is now widely known in the scientific community that when cannabis is introduced into the body either via the respiratory or oral route , the phytochemicals in the plant interacts with the endocannabinoid system producing various physiological responses. Manual therapy practitioners must be able to employ a high level of critical thinking and clinical decision-making to ensure the use of manual therapy, hydrotherapy and other modalities are applied in a safe and effective manner when treating individuals who are taking medical or recreational cannabis, and or any other medications regardless if they are prescribed or not.

Course description and objectives
This two-day information-based workshop is designed to provide health care practitioners (manual therapists) with:
• an awareness and general understanding of the Canadian legislation of cannabis

• the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the endocannabinoid system
• the general pharmacology and administration of cannabis
• considerations for case history-taking, treatment applications, contraindications to treatment, and self-care rehabilitation activities

Workshop objectives
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
a. demonstrate general knowledge of cannabis history

b. demonstrate general knowledge of the Canadian Cannabis Act
c. explain the role of the endocannabinoid system in health and disease
d. explain the general similarities and differences between the various strains of cannabis plants
e. list the common types of cannabis preparations
f. list the common methods of administration for cannabis products
g. explain the general pharmacology, indications, and adverse effects of the exogenous cannabinoids
h. identify how cannabis-drug interactions can occur when cannabis use is combined with allopathic medications
i. adopt consideration for case history-taking, safe and effective treatment applications (indications and contraindications to treatment), and self-care rehabilitation activities when treating or working with individuals who are using cannabis preparations
j. appreciate the accessibility and widespread use of cannabis in society

Activities
Workshop activities include:
reviewing clinical research papers related to this topic
group discussions and presentations
eflective exercises, question and answer sessions
completion of pre and post self-assessment exercises

What to bring
• notepad, pens, pencils
• computer and other smart devices; required for internet research, etc.
• Water, lunch, snacks

About the Instructor
Randal Persad, registered massage practitioner, ex-pharmacist, health care educator (MEd) and author has over 30 years of experience in health education and clinical practice. He has a background in Pharmacy (1986), completed his massage therapy training in 1991, and has being involved in massage therapy education for the last 25 years. As a practitioner and lifelong learner, he continues his education in many areas, including higher education in manual therapy, anatomy & physiology, the physiologic effects of Cannabis, and the science and physiology of breathing and relaxation practices. To this end, he has studied Yoga Nidra, Science of Breath, Biofeedback, Mindfulness & Happiness Skills. He embraces eastern Vedic practices of yoga, breath awareness and deep relaxation to maintain his health and spiritual balance. He lives in Burnaby, BC.

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CST Basic Elements 3/BE3: The Anterior Cranium
June 21-23, 2019
Halifax, NS
Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP

*Canadian Class Information, CEUs
Please Note: Canadian registrants must pay online and the complete registration form. See link below.
Registration Fee: $498 USD(A $200 deposit is required with registration.)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount
CEUs: CMTNB 9.5 Category A CEUs and MTANS Approved for 10 Primary Units
Prerequisite: BE2 or equivalent training

This class moves the understanding of the structural continuum of the craniosacral system forward. We learn the bones of the face and the hard palate, their individual movement and their relationship to each other and the cranium as a whole. We will explore in detail the sphenoid, highly regarded as the keystone of the cranium by William G. Sutherland, D.O. We will study Sutherland's work regarding the aberrant movement patterns of the sphenoid and its reflection throughout the craniosacral system. The attending student now has a complete working knowledge of the craniosacral mechanism and all of the structures directly affecting it. The student will be able to apply the principles of light touch, intention and tissue release to facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself.

Study guides will be provided at the class. Required text for the class is the "CST Handbook" which can be purchased online here in advance or at the registration desk on the first day of class. You can also order one by calling 603-948-2820.

To register: https://www.cstalliance.com/cst-curriculum/be3-basic-elements-3/


*THIS IS NOT AN ANBMT SPONSORED COURSE

CST Basic Elements 2/BE2: The Cranium
October 26-28, 2019

Halifax, NS
Instructor: Gary Keeling, BPE, BSc (PT), CSTA-CP
*Canadian Class Information, CEUs
Please Note: Canadian registrants must pay online and the complete registration form. See link below.
Registration Fee: $498 USD(A $200 deposit is required with registration.)
*ANBMT members $50.00 discount
CEUs: CMTNB 9.5 Category A CEUs and MTANS Approved for 10 Primary Units
Prerequisite: BE1 or equivalent training

This three-day class is a continuation of fundamental aspects of craniosacral therapy and builds on knowledge and applications learned in BE1, now focusing on the cranium and intracranial membranes. These topics will be discussed:

anatomy, palpation and treatment methodology of the cranial vault
meningeal membranes, cranial nerves
use of the cranial bones as handles to manually influence the fluid dynamics and reciprocal tension mechanisms of the craniosacral system
relationship of prominent facial bones to the cranial vault

The attending student--combining knowledge and skills acquired in this class and BE1--will be able to do a more thorough assessment of the craniosacral system and facilitate therapeutic change in the intracranial membranes that surround the central nervous system.

Study guides will be provided at the class. Required text for the class is the "CST Handbook" which can be purchased online here in advance or at the registration desk on the first day of class. You can also order one by calling 603-948-2820.

To register: https://www.cstalliance.com/cst-curriculum/be2-basic-elements-2/


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