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The following presentations are available for your location or group--clinic, hospital, special care setting, school, nursing home, church, support group, business or home--at reduced group costs to you. Rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, mental health workers, creative arts therapists, therapeutic activities workers, caregiving volunteers, and consumer groups will benefit from these classes.
Reiki for TherapistsThe Japanese word Reiki refers to a biofield therapy that uses the energy penetrating and surrounding the physical body for healing purpose. This First and Second Degree Reiki workshop includes case studies describing Reiki use in conjunction with OT/PT in many areas of practice. Research literature reviewed.
Reiki is becoming more evident in hospitals, clinics, prisons, schools, and homes.
A simple yet powerful technique with wide applicability. 1.5 CEUs for both days.
Presenter: Ann Marie McClintock, OTR/L.
Shiatsu as a Therapeutic ModalityThis workshop describes Shiatsu, a Japanese acupressure technique, in rehabilitation. Traditional Chinese Medicine principles are presented. Shiatsu techniques are demonstrated through hands-on experiences. Shiatsu is described in current clinical practice in a variety of settings through research, other practitioners, OT/PT school programs and literature. Includes resources for continuing education, and how to introduce shiatsu to your clinic or agency. Day two offers more familiarity with techniques and hands-on practice.
Presenter Scott Gold OTR/L, a certified shiatsu practitioner, has integrated shiatsu with his school based OT practice. His work with shiatsu in rehabilitation has been reported in OT Advance, OT Week, and Advance for Directors Rehabilitation.
Therapeutic Touch (TT) Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced LevelsTherapeutic touch is a consciously-directed process of energy exchange during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate healing by employing the currents of energy that naturally flow through everyone's hands. Using these currents we can unblock and balance another person's energy field to reduce or eliminate pain and to accelerate the healing process. Instructor: Andrea Kennedy, MSN, RN, has studied TT with Delores Krieger and Dora Kunz, the founders of Therapeutic Touch. She has been practicing TT for approximately 20 years and is a member of the Nurse Healers Professional Association.
Aromatherapy for Home and Professional UseAromatherapy course offerings range from one day introductory classes to three day weekend workshops. These can be designed specifically for your needs. For further information, phone 856-435-3427, or email
Wellness Tools for Caregivers in Geriatric CareThis workshop describes a geriatric care program that engages volunteers, family members and staff members in a holistic approach which includes use of complementary tools to enhance care-giving and improve quality of life. Use of therapeutic activities and relationship, music, massage, color, movement activities and aromatherapy for increased sensory responsiveness and alertness. Introduction to "energy" or loving "touch" healing. Therapeutic presence and holistic healing. Family members and volunteer caregivers are provided a supportive group with on-going experience with the complementary methods this is an essential part of an enduring effective program. Instructor: Ann Marie McClintock OTR/L.
Stress Management though Music and BiofeedbackAppropriate for conferences concerned with the effects of Music in Health and Healing.
Biofeedback Music Sessions are a product of research in the field of music therapy.
Prepared music reduces muscle tension and lowers heartrate and produces other
physiological indices of relaxation. This workshop is designed to demonstrate how
music and biofeedback can induce wellness and enhance stress management.
Instructor: Michele Heffernan, MAMT. For more information,
Therapists Tools for Wellness ProgramsBecome familiar with the benefits of Tai Chi, medical QiGong, gentle yoga, dance that activates acupressure points, Reiki, therapeutic touch, Music Therapy and biofeedback, hand and foot massage and acupressure techniques for relaxation, and the use of the "vibrational" tools of light, color, sound, aromatherapy. The course addresses wellness lifestyle, physical wellness, nutrition, emotional healing. Discussion of wellness tools can help manage stress, reduce addictive behaviors, and prevent or redirect aggressive energies by providing a constructive and non-violent outlet. Applications for schools and community wellness programs. Ann Marie McClintock, Michele Heffernan, Elsie Kerns, Val Rans, Karen Schlachter, 856-435-3427, or email