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Talks & Workshops: 2010 Schedule

First Thursdays of the month during the academic year, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Integrative Medicine at Brown, a monthly forum at Brown University for interdisciplinary collaboration in integrative medicine.   Sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine at Brown Medical School, the forum takes place at the Physician's Auditorium at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on 111 Brewster Street in Pawtucket.  For directions, visit www.mhri.org.  The format of each evening is as follows: 6:00 p.m. refreshments and networking; 6:30 p.m. case presentation by a pre-selected caregiver from either a conventional or holistic professional background, followed by questions and discussion from the professionally diverse group in attendance.   If you cannot make the meetings but would like to keep posted on future such events at Brown, visit the Integrative Medicine at Brown Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/ Integrative-Medicine-at-Brown/ 193514319560?ref=ts  and become a Fan.  There you can learn more about Brown’s growing integrative medicine community, share your news and views, and take part in online discussions.  Open to healthcare practitioners, researchers and educators of all backgrounds.

Wednesday, January 6th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.    Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Birth Partners Can Use Touch to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor.  This workshop is part of the Winter 2010 Bradley Method® childbirth education class series run by Lauren Amand, AAHCC in Pawtucket and Barrington RI.  The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques using abdominal breathing combined with relaxation.  Partners learn comfort measures, massage techniques and how to support and encourage the laboring woman through the emotional stages of labor.  To register for Lauren's next Bradley Method® class series or for more information, contact her at (401) 682-1541 or at laurenamand@cox.net.

Tuesday, January 12th, 4:30-7:30 pm.  I'll be at the informational session for CCRI's Therapeutic Massage Program for the first hour.  Come meet with faculty, program alumni, and local massage therapy leaders and learn about its associate degree in massage therapy and its new certificate program as well.  For more info and to RSVP (by January 5th please), contact Regina Cobb, Program Director, at rmcobb@ccri.edu

Wednesday, March 17th, 3:00-4:45 p.m.  Guest Lecture and Workshop: "Why Hands Are Important".  For the Brown University Medical School elective course on Integrative Medicine, taught by Robert Heffron, MD. This lecture and workshop for medical students explores the decline of manual therapies in allopathic medicine, advocates for greater use of the hands by physicians in day-to-day caregiving, surveys manual therapies and referral issues, and teaches basic acupressure techniques for self-care and patient care.  Closed to the public.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 7:15-9:15 pm.  Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Birth Partners Can Use Touch to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor.  This workshop is part of the Spring 2010 Bradley Method® childbirth education class series run by Lauren Amand, AAHCC in Pawtucket and Barrington RI.  The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques using abdominal breathing combined with relaxation.  Partners learn comfort measures, massage techniques and how to support and encourage the laboring woman through the emotional stages of labor.   To register for Lauren's next Bradley Method® class series or for more information, contact her at (401) 682-1541 or at laurenamand@cox.net.

Wednesday, April 21st, 7:15-9:15 pm.  Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Birth Partners Can Use Touch to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor.  This workshop is part of the Spring 2010 Bradley Method® childbirth education class series run by Lauren Amand, AAHCC in Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Barrington RI.  The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques using abdominal breathing combined with relaxation.  Partners learn comfort measures, massage techniques and how to support and encourage the laboring woman through the emotional stages of labor.  To register for Lauren's next Bradley Method® class series or for more information, contact her at (401) 682-1541 or at laurenamand@cox.net.

Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23.  Workshop: "Bringing Shiatsu Into Your Full Body Massage Treatments".  Registration Saturday, May 22, 9:30 am, workshop both days 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  At the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2100 Post Road, Warwick, RI.  Sponsored by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association.  Shiatsu embodies many time-tested therapeutic techniques that can greatly enhance massage therapy treatments.  This hands-on workshop will teach you a wide range of shiatsu and acupressure sequences that are particularly well-suited for full body massage.  By helping you weave these techniques into your current massage routine, this workshop help you develop a more diverse, effective, and refined treatment style.  12 NCBTMB CE hours available.  Massage table and linens are required.  Tank tops and shorts are recommended.  Cost: $250 for AMTA members, $300 for non-AMTA members.  Registration deadline is May 8, 2010.  For more information, download this flyer.  For questions or to register, contact Alda Medeiros at (401) 829-0293 or email justbreathmassage2@yahoo.com. Open to all massage therapists.

Thursday, June 3, 6:15-8:00 p.m.  I will be speaking on a panel of touch therapists at the monthly meeting of Integrative Medicine at Brown, a forum at Brown University for interdisciplinary collaboration in integrative medicine.  At the Physician's Auditorium at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island on 111 Brewster Street in Pawtucket (for directions, visit www.mhri.org).  6:15 p.m. refreshments and networking; 6:45 p.m. joint case presentation on how four different touch therapists assess the same client, featuring myself (shiatsu), Andraly Horn, LMT (biodynamic craniosacral therapy and deep tissue massage), Lou Ann Botsford (orthopedic and sports massage), and Elizabeth Desrochers (Reiki and other etheric therapies), followed by questions and discussion from the professionally diverse group in attendance.  Sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine at Brown Medical School.  Open to healthcare practitioners, researchers and educators of all backgrounds.

Thursday, July 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.    Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Birth Partners Can Use Touch to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor.  This workshop is part of the Winter 2010 Bradley Method® childbirth education class series run by Lauren Amand, AAHCC in Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Barrington RI.  The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques using abdominal breathing combined with relaxation.  Partners learn comfort measures, massage techniques and how to support and encourage the laboring woman through the emotional stages of labor.  Registration is completed and the classes are underway.  To register for Lauren's next Bradley Method® class series or for more information, contact her at (401) 682-1541 or at laurenamand@cox.net.

Tuesday evenings, 5:00-8:00pm, September 7th through November 9th.  Community College of Rhode Island Newport Campus Continuing Education Course TMSG 2050: "Integrating Shiatsu Into Full Body Massage".  This CE course will teach massage therapists how to integrate shiatsu and acupressure techniques into full-body therapeutic massage on the table.  Students will be able to explore a variety of massage-shiatsu integration techniques.  Students will review traditional Chinese medicine and Zen Shiatsu principles and then learn how to apply those principles in client assessment and the development of an integrated treatment plan.  The goal of this course is for students to draw on these principles to provide more diverse, effective, and ergonomically beneficial massage therapy treatments.  Registration deadline: August 30th. For more information, contact Program Director Regina Cobb at rmcobb@ccri.eduThis 30-hour course is worth 2 college credits and 30 NCBTMB continuing education hours, and is open both to advanced massage therapy students at CCRI and to licensed massage therapists with some exposure to shiatsu therapy.  Download Flyer

Saturday, September 18, 10-5 p.m.  CANCELLED: Workshop: "Bringing Shiatsu Into Your Chair Massage Treatments".  At the Salter School, Fall River, MA.  This six-hour workshop will teach massage therapists a wide range of shiatsu and acupressure sequences that are particularly well suited for the massage chair.  By teaching how to weave these techniques into their current chair massage routines, this workshop will help massage therapists develop a more diverse, ergonomic, and effective treatment style.  Cost: $95 before September 14th, $110 thereafter.  For more information and to register, contact Massage Therapy Program Director Lori Noel at lnoel@salterschool.com or at (508) 730-2740 Ext. 22.  Open to all massage therapists. Download Flyer

Tuesday, November 2nd, 7:00-9:00 p.m.    Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Birth Partners Can Use Touch to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor.  This workshop is part of the Winter 2010 Bradley Method® childbirth education class series run by Lauren Amand, AAHCC in Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Barrington RI.  The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques using abdominal breathing combined with relaxation.  Partners learn comfort measures, massage techniques and how to support and encourage the laboring woman through the emotional stages of labor.  Registration is completed and the classes are underway.  To register for Lauren's next Bradley Method® class series or for more information, contact her at (401) 682-1541 email laurenamand@cox.net, or visit www.gentlebirthri.com

Sunday, November 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Caregivers and Birth Partners Can Use Acupressure and Shiatsu to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor".  At the first annual Rhode Island Birth Network Conference, Memorial Hospital, 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket, RI.  Acupressure and shiatsu are manual therapies that have been traditionally used by midwives in Japan to promote a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy and gentler childbirth.  In this introductory workshop, you will learn basic acupressure and shiatsu techniques to relieve pregnancy-related discomfort and to help the mother through labor and in the postpartum period.  These techniques are non-invasive and easy to learn and teach.  For more information on the conference, contact Merav Minkin at Merav@ribirth.net or visit www.ribirth.net.  Open to birth professionals and the public.

Interested in hosting a training or workshop?  I'd love to give more of them.  Email me.  

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