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Working with PTSD as a Bodyworker Tucson - October 2024

This lecture course begins with an outline of the diagnostic description, etiology, signs &
symptoms, and treatment most used for clients who have been diagnosed with PTSD. We will
explore the use of alternative therapies and examine how stress affects our brain. Last, we will
look at massage considerations during treatment and what our role is with the client’s
diagnosis. 

 **Webinar Option Available**  

 

Gloria C. Mathiesen, MA, LPC, C-DBT, LMT, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Certified Aromatherapist, Usui Reiki Master/Teacher graduated in 1997 from Irene Gauthier’s Myomassology Institute located in her home state of Michigan. She has been providing therapeutic massage services ever since. She has fine-tuned her bodywork practice to meet the needs of individuals who suffer from chronic pain, trauma, and stress related issues.

     In 2007, Gloria took her massage experience and expertise into the education realm and helped develop and instruct Pima Community College’s Therapeutic Massage Program in Tucson, Arizona as an adjunct faculty member. She continued this journey and became a national provider for NCBTMB in 2010. Gloria has provided continuing education for Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, along with public self-care workshops.

     In addition to her Massage & Bodywork training, Gloria received her MA in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University, Ohio and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Ohio and a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Arizona. She has also continued her education in the mental health field by receiving certifications in Marriage & Family Therapy, Compulsive & Addictive Behavior, and Play Therapy from Capella University. She currently runs a virtual private practice, specializing in trauma work and has completed a 50-Hour Certification of Completion in EMDR.

     In 2018 she completed a certification program in aromatherapy and in February of 2019 became a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. All of her modalities, trainings, and studies continue to interweave the connection between the mind and body and how to best build resilience for today’s modern high stress lifestyle.

     Gloria’s passion focuses her development on bridging the mind and body with unique courses and public workshops addressing topics such as PTSD, eating disorders, addiction, chronic pain, and trauma.

 

Instructor: Gloria C Mathiesen, MA, LPC, LMT
Date/Time: October 7th, 3pm-6pm
Location: Tucson Campus, 639 N 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ 85705
Tuition: $60
Payment Info: For more information on classes and registration contact Gloria at:mathiesengc@yahoo.com 520-425-6572 I can take Zelle, Venmo, or Cash App or register directly to the link below:
Prerequisite:
Registration Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-ptsd-as-a-bodyworker-tickets-922262039587?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Continuing Education Credits: 3
To register for this workshop contact the email address listed in the description

Upcoming Workshops

2024:

July:

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Hip Mesa-July 2024 - Mesa

    July 27th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

August:

  • Understanding ADHD and how it is treated Tucson-August 2024 - Tucson

    August 1st 2024, 10am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how ADHD and treatments for AHD affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Understanding your clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder Tucson-August 2024 - Tucson

    August 1st 2024, 2pm-5pm

    This class will take a look at how Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Mesa-August 2024 - Mesa

    August 7th - August 11th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others. 

    CE Hours: 40         Cost $1,250  **Hybrid Option Available**

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Trunk Mesa-August 2024 - Mesa

    August 16th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Integrating Thai Massage in your massage sessions Flagstaff-August 2024 - Flagstaff

    August 17th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    An introduction Thai techniques class, for both prone and supine stretches, that can be used to integrate
    Thai techniques on the massage table.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130       

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Flagstaff-August 2024 - Flagstaff

    August 18th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

  • Hands-On Reiki Level 2 Mesa - August 2024 - Mesa

    August 29th 2024, 10am-2pm

    Reiki Level 2 attunement, sacred symbols, and distant Reiki. Hands on practice of Reiki using
    symbols and distant sending.

    CE Hours: 4          Cost: $150

September:

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Lower Leg Mesa-September 2024 - Mesa

    September 6th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Myofascial Restoration of the Neck & Upper Back Flagstaff - September 2024 - Flagstaff

    September 6th - September 8th 2024 , 10am - 6pm

    This class will take an in depth look at theories and practice of fascia and myofascial restoration.

    CE Hours: 24      Cost: $575 , $475 (Early Bird through Aug 24th)

  • Integrating Thai Massage in your massage sessions Tucson-September 2024 - Tucson

    September 9th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    An introduction Thai techniques class, for both prone and supine stretches, that can be used to integrate
    Thai techniques on the massage table.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130       

  • Massage for Injury Rehab: Head and Neck Flagstaff-September 2024 - Flagstaff

    September 13th 2024, 9am-4pm

    This class will take an in depth look at injuries and massage techniques to support recovery of the head and neck. 

    CE Hours: 6      Cost: $150

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Tucson-September 2024 - Tucson

    September 18th - September 22nd 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others. 

    CE Hours: 40         Cost $1,250  **Hybrid Option Available**

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Arm Mesa-September 2024 - Mesa

    September 21st 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Using Massage During the Stages of Grief Flagstaff-September 2024 - Flagstaff

    September 21st 2024, 10am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how grief affects the body and massage considerations to support grieving clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Yoga for Grief Flagstaff-September 2024 - Flagstaff

    September 21st 2024, 2pm-6pm

    This self-care course provides a comprehensive working knowledge of how to use yoga for mood regulation. 

    CE Hours: 4         Cost $80 

  • Working with PTSD as a Bodyworker Flagstaff-September 2024 - Flagstaff

    September 22nd 2024, 10am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how stress affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Understanding Anxiety and Depression as a Massage Therapist Flagstaff-September 2024 - Flagstaff

    September 22nd 2024, 2pm-6pm

    This class will take a look at how anxiety and/or depression affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 4         Cost $80   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Essentials of Cranial-Sacral Mesa - September 2024 - Mesa

    September 26th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Cranial-Sacral Part II Mesa- September 2024 - Mesa

    September 27th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    A continuation of my Essentials of Cranial-Sacral class. A short review and then we will cover additional techniques that involve the following cranial and facial bones: ethmoid bone, zygoma, and the mandible. We will also be doing Cranial-Combos utilizing techniques from both trainings.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Mesa - September 2024 - Mesa

    September 28th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

October:

  • Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Mesa-October 2024 - Mesa

    October 2nd - October 6th 2024 , 8am - 5pm

    Presented by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies - This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction, and others. 

    CE Hours: 40         Cost $1,250   **Hybrid Option Available**

  • Reiki Level 1 Flagstaff - October 2024 - Flagstaff

    October 5th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Reiki Level I therapy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Essentials of Cranial-Sacral Flagstaff - October 2024 - Flagstaff

    October 6th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Working with PTSD as a Bodyworker Tucson - October 2024 - Tucson

    October 7th 2024, 3pm-6pm

    This class will take a look at how stress affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Shoulder Mesa-October 2024 - Mesa

    October 11th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Trunk Mesa-October 2024 - Mesa

    October 19th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Massage for Injury Rehab: Head and Neck Tucson-October 2024 - Tucson

    October 25th 2024, 9am-4pm

    This class will take an in depth look at injuries and massage techniques to support recovery of the head and neck. 

    CE Hours: 6      Cost: $150

  • Reiki Level 1 Mesa - October 2024 - Mesa

    October 25th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Reiki Level I therapy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Mesa- October 2024 - Mesa

    October 26th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

November:

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Hip Mesa-November 2024 - Mesa

    November 1st 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Working with PTSD as a Bodyworker Mesa - November 2024 - Mesa

    November 1st 2024, 10am-1pm

    This class will take a look at how stress affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Understanding ADHD and how it is treated Mesa- November 2024 - Mesa

    November 1st 2024, 2pm-5pm

    This class will take a look at how ADHD and treatments for AHD affects the body and massage considerations to support clients. 

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Essentials of Cranial-Sacral Mesa - November 2024 - Mesa

    November 2nd 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Cranial-Sacral Part II Mesa- November 2024 - Mesa

    November 3rd 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    A continuation of my Essentials of Cranial-Sacral class. A short review and then we will cover additional techniques that involve the following cranial and facial bones: ethmoid bone, zygoma, and the mandible. We will also be doing Cranial-Combos utilizing techniques from both trainings.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Massage for Injury Rehab: Head and Neck Mesa-November 2024 - Mesa

    November 8th 2024, 9am-4pm

    This class will take an in depth look at injuries and massage techniques to support recovery of the head and neck. 

    CE Hours: 6      Cost: $150

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Tucson - November 2024 - Tucson

    November 11th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

  • Elevating assessment skills using kinesiology and palpation: Lower Leg Mesa-November 2024 - Mesa

    November 16th 2024, 9am-12pm

    Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of movement. In this class, we will build on participants’ kinesiology knowledge to explore how understanding how our muscles move can enhance our treatment planning and massage sessions. We will review joint movements, muscle attachments, and movements and strategies to palpate these muscles efficiently. We will use these tools to explore how we can incorporate this knowledge into treatment planning, providing our clients an effective massage session. This course is a series of 6, 3-hour classes broken down into different regions of the body. Participants may choose any number of classes in the series to attend in any order.  

    CE Hours: 3         Cost $60   **Webinar Option Available**  

  • Advanced Cranial-Sacral Mesa- November 2024 - Mesa

    November 22nd - November 25th 2024 , 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    A continuation of Essentials and Cranial 2 which includes 20 new techniques, unwinding, and rebounding.

    CE Hours: 24        Cost $720

December:

  • Reiki Level 1 Mesa - December 2024 - Mesa

    December 6th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Reiki Level I therapy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130

  • Hands-On Reiki Level 2 Mesa - December 2024 - Mesa

    December 7th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    Reiki Level 2 attunement, sacred symbols, and distant Reiki. Hands on practice of Reiki using
    symbols and distant sending.

    CE Hours: 4          Cost: $150

  • The Trauma-Informed Massage Therapist Mesa - December 2024 - Mesa

    December 8th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This class will begin with a thorough definition of trauma, including the three types. Next, we will explore the neuroscience involved and what it tells us about the impact of trauma. Last, we will explore the stages of trauma treatment and how massage therapy can be a part of the therapeutic process.

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $120        **Webinar Option Available**

  • Essentials of Cranial-Sacral Tucson - December 2024 - Tucson

    December 16th 2024, 10am-4:30pm, with a lunch break midday

    This introductory class provides a working knowledge and techniques for Cranial-Sacral therpy. 

    CE Hours: 6         Cost $130




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