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Cumberland Institute - Continuing Education Division



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The Synergy Way-Healing for the Healer(C244)
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The Synergy Way-Healing for the Healer(C244)

$515

with Mindy Oldham

PREREQUISITE: Synergy Way - Level 1

CE Credits: 21 Hours

Cost: $515 ($560 if registering within 7 days of class)

Using the Synergy Way as the foundation, students delve more deeply into the latest neuroscience research and Eastern theory to learn how caring for others connects us intimately to our own journeys. Lecture and exercises offer students this information as a way to reflect on how their client work can present challenges as well as opportunities for personal growth. Students will have time to reflect on how they may use this information to develop a practice that feels meaningful and sustainable for them. Each practitioner will need to complete a Synergy intake form and submit it one week prior to the class date to the instructor.

Advisory: I recommend practitioners have strong personal support systems in place when attending this class.  Trades will include clothed, therapeutic bodywork with 2-3 practitioners at each table. We suggest you intentionally keep evening commitments to those that provide a sense of safety, comfort and restoration.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mindy Oldham (615-957-7129).

This class will include lecture, sharing, self-reflection, group exercises and exchanging bodywork. Participants need to be prepared to participate in exchanges for themselves and others. Please wear comfortable clothes to participate in the exercises. No perfumes or scented products or jeans.

Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794 if you have registration questions.

Introduction to the Synergy Way(C240)

$190

with Mindy Oldham

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 9 am

CE Credits: 7 Hours

Cost: $190 ($235 if registering within 7 days of class)

Content: The Synergy Way is designed to help us understand how we perceive and respond dynamically to our environments and how those perceptions and responses manifest in our bodies. Drawing deeply on both theory and practical application, we use the Synergy Way as a method to help clients build awareness of their body-felt experiences and, using that awareness, facilitate the healing process.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Review of current neuroscience research and its application to body work, including brain anatomy, the role of the vagal nerve and how our soft tissue responses parallel those of our central nervous system
  • The bodies physiological adaptive response to injury and trauma,  Discussion of the parallels between the physiological, mental and emotional healing processes
  • How to use this information to help use our bodies as a guide
  • The importance of mindset shifts (for both practitioner and clients) in working with the body

This class is designed for bodyworkers, counselors, trainers and anyone who works with clients in a manner that includes engagement and connection to body felt awareness. Clients who have a history of injury, trauma or difficulty having body awareness can benefit from using this framework to begin to approach their bodies.   At this time, continuing education credit is available for Tennessee LMT’s only; 7 hours.

Advisory: I recommend that practitioners have strong personal support systems in place when attending this class as the topics can resonate deeply with an individual’s personal experience and history, including experiences of injury and trauma. I suggest you intentionally keep evening commitments to those that provide a sense of safety, comfort and restoration. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mindy Oldham (615-957-7129).

This class will include lecture, self-reflection and group exercises. Please wear comfortable clothes to participate in the exercises. No perfumes or scented products or jeans.

Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794 if you have any questions.

Traditional Thai Massage 3-Day Intensive(C801)

$379

with Living Sabai- Marijean Rue

Calendar Sep 25, 2020 at 9 am

CE Credits: 21 Hours

NCBTMB Approved Provider #: 451012-09

Cost: $379.00 ($424 if registering within 10 days of class)

Fee Includes: Step by Step Photo Manual and Instructional Double-Disc DVD

In this three-day course, you will learn how to perform a two-hour traditional Thai Massage plus the key to career longevity and satisfaction. The instructor will share with you the ancient secrets that will enable you to Save Your Hands, Breathe New Life Into Your Practice, and Increase Your Clientele! Upon completion of this course (plus a little home practice) you will be ready to add Thai massage to your menu of services or integrate it into your table routine. Additional you will learn the history and theory of this ancient practice and the Sen (energy) line system of healing. A course manual and FREE DVD is included with your tuition.

What to Wear/Bring: Wear loose or stretchy “yoga” clothes, 3 flat sheets (1 per day), one pillow, a Thai or Shiatsu mat if you have one and materials to take notes. If you do not have a mat, the instructor will have some you can borrow.

A lunch break will be taken midday. You may bring your lunch, or eat at one of the many restaurants located nearby. Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794 if you have any questions.

Full Course

Chair Massage(C102)

$300

with Amanda Hooten

Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 9 am

CE Credits: 13 Hours

Cost: $300 ($345 if registering within 7 days of class)

This weekend offers the beginner therapist a chance to learn hands-on routine that builds in sequence. It offers the experienced therapist the chance to learn a routine in 5, 10 and 15 minute increments that can be utilized in the workplace, conventions, or even in their own practice. This class also provides a 30-minute sequence demonstration that can be used with the elderly or people who cannot lie on a table for long periods of time.

The class also includes: Indications and Contraindications of chair massage, Marketing (where and how to market your chair practice), and the importance of self-care in a fast paced environment. At the end of this weekend the beginner and novice alike will be confident in the skills they have learned.

Massage Chairs will be provided for this class. Oakworks Pro Portal Massage Chairs will be available for purchase at a special discount price in conjunction with taking this class; please let Teresa know if you are interested at registration so we can place order in time for classtime.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring materials to take notes, if you wish. All other equipment and supplies will be provided.

Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794 if you have any questions.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid weekly.

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Craniosacral Therapy (T502/E502)

$900

with McDaniel Scruggs

Calendar Oct 3, 2020 at 9 am

CE Credits: 42 Hours
T502/E502
Cost: $900 ($945 if registering within 14 days of class)
Practicum required for course credit.

This class occurs over 3 weekends: October 3-4, November 7-8 and December 5-6, 2020 and is Co-Taught by Mary McDaniel, LMT and Terry Scruggs, LMT. All weekends must be attended for course credit. 

This is a forty-two hour course of training in which the students refine their skills of palpation while learning the ten-step protocol of craniosacral therapy (Hugh Milne approach), myofascial release, advanced unwinding, and somato-emotional release.

Course Description: Craniosacral therapy is a subtle intent approach to releasing and balancing physical, emotional and somatic imbalance within the body. On the physical level, it focuses on releasing restrictions in the fascia of the abdominal, diaphragm and chest segments, and restrictions in the reciprocal tension membrane lining the skull and the spinal column, to normalize the volume, flow, and movement of cerebral-spinal fluid within the system. Although the movements employed are quite subtle, and the pressure of the work is delicate, the results can be profound in the treatment of a range of injuries and chronic conditions including headaches, neck pain, sinus headaches and chronic congestion, and back and hip problems, among many others.

The work is performed on clothed clients, and is very powerful in addressing touch issues for clients who are recovering from trauma or abuse. The energetics of intention and presence are stressed, since the somatic-emotional connection is central to the work.

You may want to bring note-taking supplies; all other equipment and supplies will be provided. Dress in comfortable clothing appropriate for giving and receiving work. Please do not wear jeans. Filtered hot & cold water are available onsite. Only drinks in covered cups are allowed in the classroom. A one-hour lunch break will be taken midday. You may bring your lunch or eat at one of the many restaurants located nearby.

Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794 if you have any questions.

Payment plan available: $300 deposit plus 2 payments of $300.00, paid weekly.

Japanese Zen Facial Massage with Aromatherapy(C713)

$200

with Wolfgang Luckmann

Calendar Oct 9, 2020 at 8:30 am

CE Credits: 8 Hours

NCBTMB Approved Provider #:279778-00

Cost: $200 ($245.00 if registering within 7 of class)

Japanese Facial Massage is a unique method that focuses on a blend of the aesthetic and physiological treating the whole client. The treatment goes beyond Swedish massage and concentrates on opening up the acupuncture meridians that energize the face, head and shoulders to achieve a balancing and grounding effect.

The focus is on:

  1. Increasing the flow of oxygen and blood to the facial area, neck and shoulders
  2. Toning/tightening the skin and fascia
  3. Lymphatic drainage and detoxification of skin and organ systems
  4. Better mental alertness, focus and relaxation for the client
  5. Emotional cleansing through ear-acupressure and essential oils
  6. Preventive maintenance for aging and skin blemishes

In this course you will learn:

  1. The causes of skin diseases and aging according to the Chinese Medicine Model
  2. 12 soft-tissue strokes for rejuvenation and prevention of aging
  3. The function of acupressure points, their location and evaluation on the ears, face, head and neck
  4. Special uses of essential oils for the face with special application techniques to the ears
  5. Facial skin-lift Qigong exercises

Students are asked to bring their own essential oils(preferred and optional): Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Rosemary and Lemon

Wear comfortable clothes. Bring one (1) set of sheets with face cradle cover, your favorite lubrication/lotion, materials to take notes and essential oils listed above. Massage tables are provided.Cost includes book and workbook.

A lunch break will be taken midday. You may bring your lunch, or eat at one of the many restaurants located nearby. Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794, if you have any questions.

Instructor: Wolfgang Luckmann LMT, LAP, has been an instructor of Massage Therapy & Bodywork in Florida since 1997. Since 1998 he has also practiced in Jacksonville, Florida as an Acupuncture Physician, a homeopath and a holistic health consultant. His work integrates Eastern and Western techniques from Acupuncture and meridian theory, Lomi Lomi, Ayurveda Medicine, Tui Na, Homeopathy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Neuromuscular Therapy, among others to address the health and vitality of the whole body through touch therapies.

Payment plan available: $65 deposit plus 1 payment of $135.00, paid every two weeks.

Treating Fibromyalgia with East/West Synergistic Massage(C714)

$350

with Wolfgang Luckmann

Calendar Oct 10, 2020 at 8:30 am

CE Credits: 16 Hours

NCBTMB Approved Provider #279778-00

Cost: $350 ($395 if registering within 7 days of class)

This therapy is a natural, gentle, non-confrontational way of healing physical and psychological ailments with the combined use of: Tui-Na - Chinese Medical Massage, Energy Touch, Myofascial meridian therapy, muscle energy techniques, Chi Nei Tsang (Internal Organ Massage) and Homeopathy. Our bodies are composed of an energy field with specific currents and positive and negative charges that run on a 24-hour cycle.  These currents run along Myofascial meridian lines which converge on all joints and are accessed by acupressure points.

The focus is on:

  1. How the Myofascial meridian lines cover the body
  2. Key points
  3. Direction of the flow of Qi
  4. Why pain is an electrical problem
  5. Addressing the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems using Taoist energy touch principles
  6. Simple pain relieving remedies form homeopathy
  7. How to apply visceral massage therapy for organ dysfunction

The Practitioner will be able to:

  1. Treat inflammatory Myofascial pain
  2. Re-energize your client’s body and rid your own body of fatigue
  3. De-stress and Detoxify the body from excessive fears and anxieties
  4. Treat and prevent Myofascial/Muscular tension and pain
  5. Treat and prevent the pain from the 18 sights of pain symptomatic of fibromyalgia patients
  6. Strengthen and enhance circulation of blood and qi
  7. Rid headaches of all kinds
  8. Treat arthritic conditions
  9. Treat gynecological problems and mood swings
  10. Treat postural distortions
  11. Treat sleep disorders
  12. Relax the digestive system and enhance the transport of nutrients

Wear comfortable clothes (Wolfgang suggests loose shorts for men/women and sports bras for women).  Bring (2) sets of sheets with face cradle covers, your favorite lubrication/lotion and materials to take notes. All Massage Tables are provided. A lunch break will be taken midday. You may bring your lunch, or eat at one of the many restaurants located nearby.

Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794 if you have any questions.

Instructor: Wolfgang Luckmann LMT, LAP, has been an instructor of Massage Therapy & Bodywork in Florida since 1997. Since 1998 he has also practiced in Jacksonville, Florida as an Acupuncture Physician, a homeopath and a holistic health consultant. His work integrates Eastern and Western techniques from Acupuncture and meridian theory, Lomi Lomi, Ayurveda Medicine, Tui Na, Homeopathy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Neuromuscular Therapy, among others to address the health and vitality of the whole body through touch therapies.

Payment plan available: $120 deposit plus 2 payments of $76.66, paid weekly. Final payment of $76.68.

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Breast Care Using Lymphatic Drainage Massage(C111)

$270

with Denise Gleason

Calendar Oct 15, 2020 at 9 am

CE Credits: 13 Hours

Cost: $270 ($315 if registering within 7 days of class)

Prerequisite: E305 10-week Lymphatic Class.

This class will be a prerequisite for a future class, “Lymphatic Drainage for Compromised Breasts”.

Students will give and receive the work in the classroom; therefore, this class will be limited to female therapists.

This class will provide attendees with knowledge of the anatomy the lymphatic system pertaining to the breast area, skills in lymphatic drainage technique to palpate lymphatic fluid and stimulate drainage in the normal, healthy breast. They will also learn boundaries for legal and appropriate inclusion of breast massage in their practice, an overview of indications and contraindications for lymphatic drainage massage, and knowledge of how to instruct clients on healthy breast care in everyday life. Breast tissue is often ignored in massage in the United States, but it is a useful technique to assist clients in flushing their breast tissue of toxic cells which may be the result of exposure to many household or cosmetic products.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring materials to take notes, if you wish. All other equipment and supplies will be provided. A lunch break will be taken midday. You may bring your lunch, or eat at one of the many restaurants located nearby.

Call Teresa Greene at 615-370-9794 if you have any questions.

Instructor: Denise Gleason, LMT, CLT, is a licensed massage therapist and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with a practice specializing in Lymphedema and other Lymphatic conditions. She has been an instructor at Cumberland Institute since 2001.

Payment plan available: $90 deposit plus 3 payments of $60.00, paid weekly.




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