Scar Tissue Remediation, Education and Management
STREAM TRAINING 2018 - Healing Pelvic Pain
with Ellen Heed & Kimberly Johnson ~ Los Angeles, CA
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"An intergalactic guide into the body that has me riveted with intrigue
satiated with nourishing knowledge and wanting to learn more."
Why STREAM training?
Working inside the pelvis can be difficult. Orientation is a challenge since the territory is hidden. The pelvis can be a nexus in the body for pain, and it’s not always clear whether its source is bio-mechanical, biochemical, emotional or scar-related. It takes time to learn your way around, and often trainings don’t offer sufficient time to instill confidence while working inside the pelvis.
87% of women who have children end up with scar-related problems, which include incontinence, prolapse, and painful sex. In this intensive training, you will learn the critical role that scar tissue can play in women's pelvic, reproductive and sexual health. Scar tissue remediation is at the cutting edge of the new skills needed, in order to work effectively and holistically with birth injuries and gynecological surgeries. These include colposcopies and hysterectomies, endometriosis, gender reassignment surgeries, intersex interventions and non-specific pelvic pain. To work effectively with scar tissue, you need to understand the four domains of functional health. In this training, the emphasis will be on working with vulvas.
This 200-hr intensive training will provide you with the necessary skills for assessment and treatment of a broad range of women’s pelvic health issues. The course runs over a 6-month period inclusive of online lectures, Q&A group calls with instructors and a live 10-day intensive in Los Angeles (see details of modules below). We will teach how to use the Four Domains of Functional Health as a vehicle for accurate assessment. Learn how to help your client at all levels, what to, do when to do it, and how to know when you have succeeded in moving your client toward better pelvic health.
Underpinning effective treatment is accurate assessment. During the course, you will learn crucial assessment techniques that will lead to powerful results in your practice. These assessment skills will include: asking the right questions during your intake; palpating for digestive system imbalance; palpating and releasing abdominal adhesions; palpating functional pelvic restrictions; mapping and releasing scar tissue both internally and externally. You will also learn active and passive techniques to use castor oil, how and when to use clays, and self-help protocols and techniques for your clients to use on their own.
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Who is STREAM training for?
This professional training is open to bodyworkers and somatic sexologists who work with genital touch in their practice, including Certified Sexological Bodyworkers, Tantra professionals, midwives, acupuncturists, and obstetric osteopaths. We welcome diversity in sex, gender, sexuality, age, body type, ethnicity and ability. This is a practical workshop and all attendees will be required to both give and receive internal and genital touch.
March 5, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Online studies March 5 - May 18; in-person non-residential intensive in Los Angeles, CA, May 18-28, 2018 and supervised practicum (via online) May 29 - August 31, 2018.
Deposit due upon acceptance: $250
Must be paid in full by January 1st. $5250 (after deposit)
Full payment: $5500
All payment is in US dollars.
To register for the training, submit an application to EllenHeed@mac.com
*$250 non refundable deposit if you withdraw for any reason. Enrollment is limited to 28 students. This is the only STREAM training offered in 2018. Last STREAM training sold out within two months. Claim your space soon.
This training occurs in three modules. The training is 200 hours in total.
Module 1 - March 5 to May 18, 2018
120 hours of home study & personal practice
Online learning covering anatomy and theory, through weekly 90-minute lectures, with homework, bodywork exchanges, and assessment practice. Most of the theoretical and anatomical learning will happen on our dynamic interactive online learning platform. 10 weeks, 10 slideshows, demonstration sessions, assessment technique and practice. Monthly Q&A with Ellen and Kimberly (one in March, April and May)
Module 2 - May 18 to 28, 2018
50 hours of hands-on study
Live : Los Angeles, CA
The 10-day live intensive (Los Angeles, CA) focuses on hands-on work, Q&A, and experiential learning with Ellen, Kimberly and two assistants. This intensive in-person part of the course will be dedicated to hands-on, hands-in practical experience with close supervision, working with both outside models and each other. We will have time for Q&A, but the main focus of this time will be direct experience in the territory.
Module 3 - May 29 to August 31, 2018
35 hours of supervised practice
12 sessions, write-ups, and one case study write-up with supervision and feedback via email and Skype
Students who achieve an adequate level of competency as decided by the facilitators, will be awarded the Certificate in STREAM, Level 1.
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