Ethics as Power of Communication & Presence
6 CE Hours (includes 2 hours of Standard V), NCBTMB and state of WI approved for recertification

Developing a healing attention

Everyone has a compelling need for recognition of being. Paying attention to another is a consideration of a basic human need. Clients have 3 main requests they rarely voice in the session room; "Do you see me, do you hear me and do authentically care?" How dow we know our client feels see and heard? This interactive course offers each student specific ways of developing a healing attention within the therapeutic relationship. Kathy gently invites each student into the practice of various disciplines which foster attentive presence such as stillness, quiet presence, mindfulness, deep listening and simply learning to be with another - to pay attention. This class is for anyone who wishes to offer a most beautiful way of "being with" your client.

Instructor: Kathy Ginn

$140 or $120 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Ethics as Professional Power & Boundaries
6 CE Hours (includes 2 hours of Standard V), NCBTMB and state of WI approved for recertification

Dancing with power & heart


The development of boundaries is a strong aspect of individuation. Boundaries are a fundamental aspect of self-development. This class begins by exploring the multiple dynamics of the power differential along with learning the 5 stages of developing healthy boundaries. Students will learn to apply 3 specific aspects to establishing and maintaining professional boundaries with clients. We will explore individual boundary styles, the boundary check-list, types of boundaries and identifying professional limits. The intention of this course is to offer a doorway of understanding and freedom around setting healthy limits with your clients. Each student is gently guided into self-reflection regarding the value of when to say yes, when to say no and how to ask for what you need. Perhaps establishing healthy boundaries is the other side of servant-hood.

$140 or $120 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Ethics as Self Care & Awareness
6 CE Hours (includes 2 hours of Standard V), NCBTMB and state of WI approved for recertification

Caring for yourself inside & outside the session room

Is self-care an ethical issue? Does lack of self-care disrupt our ability to be present with our clients? As massage therapists and body-workers, we tend to focus our energies and attention toward service and care of others to the detriment of our own care. Out of deep commitment to service and healing, we frequently forget when we are burned out, our clients will not be getting the level of professional care we are capable of offering. We will explore this topic through two lenses. One lens is exploring self-care inside the therapeutic relationship - holding the space with integrity, skill and wisdom. The other view is exploring self-care outside the therapeutic relationship - what is our relationship to our own self-care? The purpose of this educational program is to create a learning experience that provides information which guides the participant into a deeper understanding of self-care and our responsibility around this issue.

Instructor: Kathy Ginn

$140 or $120 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Ethics as Right Use of Power
6 CE Hours (includes 2 hours of Standard V), NCBTMB and state of WI approved for recertification

Using your power with wisdom, skill and heart


Using your professional power with awareness and skill is the opening theme of this course. Power either heals or is disempowering. The forgotten beauty of power is the side that is creative and wise, the side that promotes healing and empowerment. This approach guides you to a deeper understanding and connection with your relationship with power and the impact this has on the therapeutic relationship. Understanding and managing the power differential is crucial to right relationship with your client. Class begins by exploring professional power dynamics along with your personal relationship with power. We then move into establishing boundaries & fosteringaccountability – right use of power in action. Together we will explore specific dynamics of the therapeutic relationship to include, dual role relationship, 3 aspects of fostering clarity and accountability with your clients, resolving ethicaldifficulties, discriminate self-disclosure and the dynamic of impact & intention. Kathy offers time for ethical conversations, an open discussion regarding anything ethical. Kathy brings her warmth and humor into the classroom environment.

$75 or $60 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Ethics as Soul Work
6 CE Hours (includes 2 hours of Standard V), NCBTMB and state of WI approved for recertification

Ethics as an inner journey


We are blessed to live in a time when there are more distinct techniques, specializations and modalities of healing than ever before. Some of us have studied and currently offer our clients a variety of techniques, while others in our profession offer one special niche. Most of the modalities deliver a very powerful form of healing - however; Is this enough? Is there a golden thread, a common core that unites all of us in this profession? What lies behind our certificates, knowledge and expertise? Who is this person that offers Massage Therapy and Bodywork? Who is this human being?

The study and exploration of ethics reaches far beyond a professional requirement. It is more than good intentions, knowing and following, to the best of our understanding our external code of ethics, law and legislation. Ethics has to do with the most interesting parts of a human life such as inner development, intimacy, authenticity, spiritual nourishment, virtues, feelings, power and love.

Massage therapy is a vocation that requires constant renewal of mind, heart and spirit if we want to avoid burn-out, take joy in our work and grow in our service to others. Weaving ethics and soul work is a natural outgrowth of the following question - Who am I bringing into the session room? Ethics matter are often individual matters. The Dalai Lama states; "We must be on the journey of preparing our own hearts and action, before we can offer healing to others". Being in this profession as both a practitioner and teacher has afforded me the gift and opportunity to consistently learn, grow, make mistakes and start all over again. The ethical conduct of professional relationships is often a complicated and delicate topic for both student and teacher. I have attempted over the years to offer students a unique and meaningful approach to ethics education and to inspire all of you to explore the elements of healing that go beyond technique. Can we live more deeply into the self-hood that is our birthright?

Ethics as Soul Work explores topics such as:

  • The soul of Service - distinguish service form helping or fixing ~ serving with your whole self
  • The soul of Authenticity - out of the shadow into the light
  • The soul of Power - explore the complex dynamics of power and intention
  • The soul of Purpose - listen to your life

Perhaps like truth, ethics as soul work is not something to be known, but something to be.
Come and join fellow colleagues for a day of nourishment and renewal. Explore the solitude of your Soul!

Note: This course can count toward either ethics CE requirements or general CE requirements.

$140 or $120 (if paid two weeks prior to class)


Ethics as Right Use of Power

3 CE Hours (includes 2 hours of Standard V), NCBTMB and state of WI approved for  recertification

 Cultivating your practice with wisdom and clarity

Using your professional power with awareness and skill is the central focus of this short course. Power either heals or is disempowering.  This approach begins to open the door to a deeper understanding and connection with your relationship with power and the impact this has on the therapeutic relationship.  We will begin class by exploring professional power dynamics. Participants will also explore and learn to implement the practices of fostering clarity and accountability with your clients. This class is a great introduction to the often complex dynamics of the therapeutic relationship and the use of professional power.