FULL. Our next Bodywork for Depression and Anxiety in-person training is in Blue Ridge, GA on June 28-30 with 4 spots left.
“This workshop is extraordinary in all ways. There is enormous depth to this material. the instructors are informed, thoughtful and create a profound space for students.” 2021 participant
Date: Fri-Sun, June 23-25, 2023 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: Blueberry Gardens • 237 Ashton Rd. • Ashton, MD
NCBTMB CE’s: 18 and open to the public
Training price: $400 early registration price before 5/24, after $450. Hold your spot with a $100 deposit
Instructors: Tracey J. Moon LMBT & Sharon Nash, MA
Depression and anxiety has become an epidemic in our society with more people than ever seeking relief through both conventional and alternative methods. Trauma, loss, and the everyday challenges of daily life can create constriction and loss of connection in the physical and emotional body. From these big and small traumas, our body begins to form in a way that sets in fatigue, exhaustion, distress, difficulty focusing, irritability and physical pain.
The physical toll of depression and anxiety reveals itself in the body through tension, pain, misalignment and discomfort. In this course you will learn specific hands-on massage techniques that unwind targeted areas of the body that have been contracted, bringing more flow and movement into the structure. We will look at the science behind depression and anxiety, what is happening in the brain as well as the importance of understanding conventional treatments. We will explore emotional anatomy, including how the body is shaped by our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and discuss how mindfulness practices can help free us from negative thought patterns. We will incorporate movement and grounding body-centered practices can help support a distressed emotional body system.
You will learn simple body-centered practices to help people feel more alive, connected and embodied through breath, bioenergetics, hands-on work and a compassionate presence. Through these embodied practices you will discover the body’s innate ability to recalibrate, reset and restore to its natural flow, beyond depression and anxiety.
This hands-on and highly experiential class is intended for the bodywork practitioner to support clients in the healing of depression and anxiety however, this training is open to everyone interested in empowering massage and bodywork tools to help feel more vital in everyday life.
Who is this course for?
This training is designed with for the massage therapist, mental health professional, nurse, physician, yoga teacher or other health care professional to better understand the latest research and tools available for depression and anxiety. Because depression and anxiety affects a wide population of people, this training is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. This is a highly experiential training.
How do I get to Blueberry Gardens Healing Center?
Blueberry Gardens is located between DC and Baltimore on Hwy 108. It is located in Montgomery County and a convenient location for many whether you are commuting locally or traveling for this training. Directions can be found here.
Are there accommodations close by?
Although we don’t recommend any specific hotel, there are many within a 10 mile radius of Blueberry Gardens in all directions. You may also want to take a look at local AirBnb listings as well.
I’m a massage therapist – can I receive continuing education hours for this training and retreat?
Yes. Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 18 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion electronically to submit to your state licensing board, professional association or for recertification with the NCBTMB.
What should I bring?
We’ll need one massage table for every two people attending. You will receive a welcome email after registering with a list of what to bring. This email arrives within 24-48 hours of your registration. If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam box and add the email email@example.com to your contacts.
I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?
Please write to one of the facilitators: Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon at email@example.com. You can also call 919-907-0579. We hope you can join us!