M^3: June 2021
Time & Location
About The Event
AMTA-NE M^3: Massage, Minds Meeting
June 27, 2021
CE Discussion: “PTSD” w/Matthew Howe - How’s the Pressure? A massage therapy podcast
7pm-8pm via zoom (link will be sent)
Title: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Podcast Link: Click Here to listen to this Podcast
About the presenter:
Matthew Howe is the president of an international education company called Touch Education. He blends his 15+ years of clinical experience with the art and science of touch. They offer several continuing education classes with an emphasis on bodywork for PTSD. You may also have heard about him from an article he wrote for Massage Message about Autonomic Flexibility. I have had a few conversations with guests around working with Trauma, but talking with Matt gave me the opportunity to focus specifically on PTSD. I really enjoyed my conversation with Matt, as his personality is very warm and welcoming. I am sure this is one of the qualities that helps him be so successful as a practitioner and as an educator.
Class description/objectives covered in discussion: The participants will be given a podcast link to listen too discussing PTSD and how massage therapy can benefit and support individuals suffering from this disorder. We will then gather and discuss the topic of PTSD/Massage by summarizing what we learned, ask questions, and let each participant express thier ideas and feelings in a controlled discussion. The goal of this group discussion is provide mutual support, share experiences, and open communication channels among the professionals involved with massage therapy.
In this episode:
[1:30] Misconceptions massage therapists have about PTSD
[5:50] How Matt educates massage therapists to work with PTSD
[9:55] Patterns of PSTD that display in clients on the table
[13:58] Good guidelines for working with PTSD
[17:40] How to not diagnose
[19:55] Working with hospice clients
[28:10] Three book recommendations
Meeting Format: Zoom
Requirements of Meeting: Must listen to the podcast and answer the 5 question quiz prior to attending virtual discussion group on June 27th.
Moderator Info: Holly Doring, LMT, is the owner and lead teacher of Serenity School of Massage Therapy in Wayne, NE. She lives in Wayne and has been married to Brent since September, 2004. They have 4 children that keep their lives active outside of work. Holly graduated from Siouxland College of Massage therapy in May, 2011 and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since July, 2011. She started and owned her own business in Wayne from August, 2011 until opening the school in 2019.