Mindfulness has seen a surge in popularity in both the health sciences, and the press – due to clinical studies confirming its efficacy in helping to create better outcomes; both in the treatment room, and in daily life. This workshop is a chance to find out what it’s all about; and be one of those at the forefront of your industry.
How can Mindfulness help our clients?
Many of our clients, especially office, or sedentary workers, are locked in breathing patterns that create, or at least maintain cycles of pain and dysfunction – particularly around the upper back, neck and chest. In this intensive two day workshop, Jon Gee leads the investigation into the link between the breath, the body and the mind – and teaches treatment interventions, including Myofascial Release – to increase awareness, restore movement, improve function, and eradicate pain.
What will I learn on the Mindfulness for Massage Therapists Workshop?
You will learn how to:
Begin to incorporate the art and science of Mindfulness into your clinical practice, and your life – and have practical Mindfulness tools to take away.
Understand how breathing and pain is related to the fight, flight or freeze responses – and how to use appropriate treatment interventions.
Gain an understanding of the role and functions of fascia.
Understand how fascia can create pain and dysfunction, and how this can be resolved.
Understand how to combine Mindfulness and Myofascial Release to create successful treatment outcomes.
Begin to teach your clients body awareness, encourage proprioception, and help clients turn dysfunction into function.
Communicate ALL of these concepts to your clients in ways that are simple and engaging, and will create and foster therapeutic alliances, and in turn expand your practice exponentially.
Be calmer, and more confident and compassionate. Know you are working safely.
I’ve done a Myofascial Release Course – is this the same?
This workshop is a journey of discovery that aims to foster intuitive exploration of fascial networks by deepening awareness of present moment experience. The aim of the workshop is NOT simply to have a set of mechanical tools, but rather a set of internal tools which might minimise the need for an exhaustive (and exhausting) list of manual bodywork techniques.
For complete beginners to Myofascial Release this workshop will provide an introduction, and for those who have already undertaken Myofascial training this workshop can provide a very different approach to expanding and developing therapeutic skills.
I’m a Yoga Teacher/Pilates Instructor/Physiotherapist/Osteopath/Chiropractor – and want to gain confidence in the adjustments/release work I already do – is this workshop suitable?
This workshop will help attune your senses to your clients’ patterns of tension and rhythms of breath. You should find yourself easing into a more intuitive, natural sync with your client, and feel more confident that you are providing a safe, nurturing touch. Developing your awareness can allow you to have greater confidence, and coupled with the communication skills that this workshops will help develop, can allow you to more successfully negotiate the adjustments, or monitor and lead the rehabilitative exercises that you are trained to deliver.
For those with existing qualifications in massage/remedial manual therapy, the Myofascial Release taught in this workshop can be done with the client fully clothed, or through a towel. As well as being a standalone treatment, it can work as a very useful adjunct to other modalities.
Please note that completion of this workshop does not constitute a qualification to practice bodywork.
I’m a Massage Therapist/Physiotherapist/Osteopath/Chiropractor – and want to hone and develop my manual skills – is this workshop suitable?
Yes – at the core of this workshop is observation – of both self and environment. It can lead to a better understanding of both self and clients, encouraging a greater comfort within; which in turn can translate as a therapeutic touch that not only picks up more information for the therapist, but is also feels safer, more nurturing, and more effective for the client.
Who can apply to join the Mindfulness for Massage Therapists CPD Workshop?
Applications to attend our two day intensive Mindfulness for Massage Therapists – with Myofascial Release CPD workshop are invited from Massage Therapists, Myofascial Release Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Pilates instructors or Yoga teachers – from beginner to teacher.
All applicants must hold a recognised A & P qualification.
Please note this is a CPD workshop for qualified practitioners, and completion of this workshop does not constitute a qualification to practice bodywork. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance after completion of the full two days.
Where can I read reviews or testimonials about these workshops?
“The skills I’ve learned through the thoughtful, insightful workshops delivered by Jon Gee will be things I’ll keep with me for the rest of my life – above and beyond work…”
Kath Breslin. Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist.
It pays to do your research when signing up for CPD workshops for Bodyworkers. Read reviews about Jon’s workshops here
The following dates are available in 2014; Please not places are strictly limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
Venue: Islington, London.
How do I book?
To apply to book please complete the following contact form. Please include your qualifications, and your preferred dates.
Jon Gee has worked with body dynamics for almost two decades, starting out his career as a trapeze artist before specialising in bodywork nearly ten years ago. He has since written articles for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies on his methods for teaching other professional health practitioners how to access intuition through Mindfulness.
His interests in the art and science of Mindfulness have informed the creation of ‘The Elemental Approach’, and underpin the now world-renowned, London-based City Sports Massage. Jon has trained some of the most successful sports massage therapists currently working in Central London. His students have gone on to work with the very best of those in the worlds of International Finance, Fashion, Academia and the Media, as well as countless sports obsessives pitting themselves successfully against unlikely odds.
Jon has a very friendly, and down to Earth manner, and is passionate about assisting his clients and students on their own voyages of discovery – and helping them develop a deep sense of confidence, insight and personal empowerment. In addition to his teaching work, and the work he undertakes at his private practice in Mayfair, Jon also works as a Psychotherapist-in-training. He has a daily yoga and meditation practice and regularly attends 10 day silent meditation retreats, in an attempt to further explore the connection between mind and body.