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Stress Reduction Through Bodywork

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4 CE Hours - E1048
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Stress Reduction Through Bodywork

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Materials

  • Manual - 31 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Stress is part of life. All biological organisms, including people, require some stress in order to maintain well-being. However, long-term or chronic stress is particularly damaging if not interrupted with periods of rest, relaxation and nurturance. Improve your ability to communicate how your practice of massage or bodywork helps your clients' stress relief through this home study course.

In this course, you'll discover:

  • what happens in the body/mind during sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activation
  • therapeutic actions likely to activate the sympathetic nervous system and actions likely to activate the parasympathetic nervous system
  • common defense mechanisms
  • appropriate therapeutic actions in relation to probable indications and contraindications for common mental/emotional illnesses
  • reasons why body-centered therapies are contraindicated for people who are intoxicated
  • appropriate ways to respond to clients who dissociate and clients who become emotionally upset
  • how prevalent sexual abuse is in the U.S., and three possible stages in the recovery process
  • therapeutic actions that massage therapists and bodyworkers can provide to help their clients' stress levels
  • recent research findings that support the benefits of massage and bodywork for stress relief

Course Objectives

  1. Define the following vocabulary words: abuse, coping, defense mechanism, mental/emotional illness, stress and stressor.
  2. Compare and contrast what happens in the body/mind during sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activation.
  3. Identify therapeutic actions likely to activate the sympathetic nervous system and actions likely to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
  4. List and describe five common defense mechanisms.
  5. Identify the appropriate therapeutic actions in relation to probable indications and contraindications for at least five of the common mental/emotional illnesses.
  6. Discuss reasons why body-centered therapies are contraindicated for people who are intoxicated.
  7. Identify appropriate ways to respond to clients who dissociate and clients who become emotionally upset.
  8. Identify the prevalence of sexual abuse in the U.S. and list three possible stages in the recovery process.
  9. Identify at least three therapeutic actions that massage therapists and bodyworkers can provide to help their clients’ stress levels.
  10. Identify at least three ways to evaluate the therapeutic outcomes of massage and bodywork.
  11. Recognize recent research findings that support the benefits of massage and bodywork for stress relief.

Course Reviews

juana Rivera

8/1/2022

good course, thanks

Deborah B. Darner, LMP

6/3/2022

Very helpful course on STRESS!

Shelley M. Bailey

5/13/2022

Thank you for providing these home study courses in a booklet format - I am not computer savvy and don't own a computer.

Jessica Reis, LMT, BCTMB

4/3/2022

Jean Provenzano, LMT, BCTMB

4/2/2022

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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