Craniosacral/Fasciatherapy Unwinding Technique: Introduction for Bodywork Professionals
This 6-hour workshop is a pre-requisit for professionals who wish to take our Breech Balancing and/or Psoas and who have NOT taken previous training in this powerful global technique. Others interested in an introduction to the technique are welcome to join us. Fascia Unwinding was first described in the medical literature by Viola Frymann, doctor of osteopathy and expert in pediatric care. Fascia is tissue that envelopes every bone, nerve, organ, blood vessel, muscle, bundle of muscle fibers, individual muscle fiber, and as we are learning even extends into the cells. The fascia is an organ that connects the entire body and is an organ of communication. The fascia can become twisted, tight and dehydrated, or have adhesions developed due to accidents, twists, repetitive movement, and traumas. Compensation patterns are developed throughout the body to accommodate the distortions. Fascia Unwinding is a method for facilitating so the body can re-balance. The body is always trying to move toward more balance. When the body is balanced systems in the body are can function for efficiently leading to improved healing and health. In this workshop you will be introduced to and practice very gentle techniques to initiate a release in the tissue, listen, and support the unwinding process. This technique is based in the believe that the body knows best what order is best to allow the process to proceed with the most ease for the system. As a gentle, non-directive approach this is a particularly appropriate and effective technique for working with pregnant parents and infants. Students will have hands-on practice with each other.
Instructor: DEBRA MCLAUGHLIN, is a Craniosacral/Fascia Therapist, Certified Professional Midwife, educator, and mother. She has over seventeen years of experience in craniosacral and fasciatherapy working with people of all ages, specializing in working with pregnancy and pediatrics. Founder of Northern Lights Wellness, Deb has worked with thousands of families in her clinical practice.
Her experience as a craniosacral/fascia therapist, birth doula, and midwife has led to her development of MAP for Better Birth™, an amazing, fast system for assessment during pregnancy that can improve comfort, fetal position, ease birth, and contribute to happier newborns. She has developed and taught curriculum for midwives, nurses, doctors, chiropractors, medical/nursing students, body workers, parents, and teens.
Deb is a passionate life-long learner. In addition to her clinical practice and teaching, she is currently studying Fasciatherapy MDB in Clarmont-Ferrand and Paris France.
Schedule: Noon to 6 pm.
Tuition: $225 USD (Save by registering at least 4 weeks prior to the day of the workshop! Registration closes one week prior to the day of class. Late registration only if space is available and there is an additional fee.) Class participation minimums must be met for this workshop to be held. If minimum is not met 4 weeks prior to the start of the event you will be notified that it will not happen. If this happens you will have the option to apply your tuition to a future event or receive a full-refund. Please keep this in mind when making airline reservations.
-Practicing Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist, MD, Midwife, L&D Nurse, or other professional bodywork trained in hands-on therapy. Experienced birth doulas are welcome.
Participants are expected to attend the entire workshop. If there is a family emergency or life emergency, a student may be excused early. If a student misses 2 hours or less of the workshop, an assignment will be provided by the instructor(s) to make up the time missed. This assignment must be turned in 3 months, at the latest, once it is received by the participant. The participant is responsible for completing all aspects of the assignment in order to receive full credit for the time missed. Partial credit will not be assigned. Once the assignment is received and reviewed by the instructor(s), the student will receive their certificate of completion for the workshop. A fee of $75.00 will be assessed to process assignments.
If a student misses more than 2 hours of the workshop, they may do the assignment to make up the missed 2 hours, but will not be able to make up additional time. The only exception to this policy is an emergency situation – this means severe illness, hospitalization, etc. The participant will not be able to make up the time missed beyond 2 hours, and will only receive the number of continuing education units attended. This policy is not negotiable. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Cancellations may be made up until 60 days prior to the workshop, refunds will be made less a $25 processing fee. Between 60 and 30 days prior to the workshop refunds will be made less a $100 fee. Due to expenses being incurred well in advance of any workshop NO money will be refunded for cancellations after 30 days before a workshop date.
Substitutes: You may send a qualified participant in your place (please see details below*). If the organizer has a waiting list and someone from that list can take your place a 10% service charge will be deducted and the balance of your registration fee will be refunded.
Illness or other personal crisis: if you are unable to get to the workshop for whatever reason on the day of the workshop or if you leave the workshop early for any reason no part of your registration fee will be returned. If you do not show up without notice, no further financial arrangements will be made. Students who miss part or all of a day of a multi-day workshop are welcome to attend the other days. If CEU credit is being awarded your certificate will reflect only the amount of time you were actually in class.
If our instructor(s) are unable to teach the workshop it will be rescheduled and you will have the option of attending the makeup workshop or have your money fully refunded.
*Substitute Process: You may send a qualified participant in your place if arrangements are made at least 5 days prior to the workshop. A $25 processing fee will be charged. The person you are substituting to come must meet the prerequisites. To arrange a substitution you must provide us the full contact information of the person to whom you are giving or selling your registration. You may arrange a substitution by explaining your intent in an email with the full contact information of the substitute.
Make sure your substitute is eligible! If your substitute is not eligible, follow the refund schedule. It is your responsibility to work out the payment with your substitute.
We have negotiated discounted rates and reserved accommodations at the following location. You will receive a reservation code with your registration confirmation: `
Holiday Inn & Suites-Duluth-Downtown (refer to Northern Lights Wellness Professional Education LLC, Corp ID #786904758.)
-Standard Room - $89/night + tax
-Two-Room Suite - $109/night + tax
-Executive Room - $119/night + tax
There are many other options for accommodations in the Duluth area. Attendees are free to choose any hotel or other lodging. For more information www.visitduluth.com.
-For those staying downtown: You will not need a car. There are 12 restaurants and the classroom space accessible without going outside. (Duluth has a “Skyway” system.) There are numerous other restaurants and hotels available within a very short walk as well.
-Duluth is an international port at the head of the Great Lakes. (Airport Code: DLH.)
-Transportation from the Minneapolis/St Paul airport (MSP) is available from LandLine Transportation, Skyline Shuttle (Groome Transportation) and Jefferson Bus Lines.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What to bring?
-A notebook and pen (electronics are not allowed in the classroom)
-Your favorite anatomy book (for personal reference)
-A reusable water bottle
-Clothing to wear for movement.
-NOTE: No street shoes allowed in the studio
When will the pre-workshop reading and quiz be available and how?
-This will be available via GoogleDocs at least 45 days prior to the workshop. Registered attendees will receive access via email. Is the classroom space handicapped accessible?
-Unfortunately, no, there is not an elevator in the building and a full flight of stairs up to the classroom space. Can you accommodate special needs?
-Please be sure to contact us prior to registering to discuss any special needs you may have as a student. Are meals included in my tuition?
-No, we will take a lunch break and there are numerous options available for lunch within an easy walk. Students may bring a bag lunch as well. Are nursing babies welcome?
-No, babies may not be present all-day. This is a four-day, hands-on intensive workshop. Our days are long. For you to fully participate and be present for your hands-on partner(s) you would need a full-time care provider for your child who could come to you to nurse as needed. There is a private room with electricity and running water for participants who need to pump. Is it required to have hands-on practice on/by fellow students?
-Yes, this is a bodywork intensive so you will be practicing on fellow students. Since this is a pregnancy related workshop there will also be sessions with pregnant volunteers. Students will be closely supervised by the instructors throughout all hands-on practice. Can I get a flight out of Duluth the last day of the workshop?
-Generally you will need to either travel to Minneapolis airport for later flights or stay in Duluth the last night of the class and depart the following day.
Does this course qualify me to teach this material to other professionals?
-No, that's our job. This course will prepare you to use these techniques with your clients.
About The Host: Northern Lights Wellness Professional Education is an educational team. We teach integrated hands on techniques to balance the body.
Website Link: www.northernlightswellnessprofessionaleducation.com
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