Scar Tissue Remediation, Education and Management
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Class & Mentorship Program
STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Who is the STREAM Mentorship Program for?
Open to professionals who want to add skilled therapeutic touch to their work in the pelvic floor. The STREAM Mentorship Program is open to nurses, midwives, acupuncturists, and obstetric osteopaths. Certified Sexological Bodyworkers, Rolfers, Pilates, and Gyrotonic instructors specializing in the pelvic floor, massage therapists, pre-and postnatal yoga teachers, as well as birth and postpartum doulas are also welcome. You must negotiate your ability to practice hands-on pelvic floor work according to your local laws that govern touch and scope of practice.
The STREAM Mentorship Program welcomes diversity in sex, gender, sexuality, age, body type, ethnicity and ability. For those interested in certification, be advised that STREAM Phase 2 is a hands-on, hands-in training where all attendees will be required to both give and receive genital touch.
Why enroll in STREAM ONLINE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM?
STREAM restores sexual function and pelvic health through practitioner interventions and self-care protocols, leading to the resolution of pain. The STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ONLINE is for those who want to take advantage of the opportunity for personal guidance while learning about the STREAM approach to pelvic floor work. The ultimate goal of this mentorship program is the certification of professionals in scar tissue remediation. For certification, students must engage and successfully complete three phases of training:
Phase 1: STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ONLINE : Oct 18, 2020 thru Oct 17, 2021
Phase 2: STREAM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Hands-on Intensive : Dates and location TBD
Phase 3: CERTIFICATION COMPLETION Supervision and Professional Development for three months following Phase 2
HOW DO I BECOME STREAM CERTIFIED?
PHASE 1: STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ONLINE
STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM is a year of intensive online study and private mentorship with Ellen Heed, open to a maximum of 16 successful applicants. This online mentorship program consists of four modules, which roll out roughly once each quarter over the course of a year spanning 2020-2021. The first cohort of the STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ONLINE begins study in mid-October of 2020.
Mentorship is delivered via eight one-on-one Zoom calls with Ellen, and four quarterly group Q&A calls led by Ellen. During mentorship calls, she will answer your questions and assess your grasp of the STREAM material. Once she feels you’ve grasped the essence of STREAM and demonstrate competency in its practice and communication, Ellen will, at her discretion, invite you to progress to Phase 2.
Students are responsible for booking their own mentorship calls with Ellen during her office hours on select Mondays and Saturdays, 10-noon & 4-7pm Pacific Time.
Group calls are scheduled on the last Sunday of each online module.
Phase 2: STREAM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM: In-Person Hands-In/On Intensives
The time and location of hands-on intensives must remain TBD due to COVID concerns. For those beginning their STREAM MENTORSHIP in October of 2020, hands-on intensives will be scheduled during the fourth quarter of 2021 at the earliest. Hands-on intensives last four days. In order to get certified, successful completion of a minimum of two intensives is required.
Location is still TBD, and the cost is not yet available for this module.
Phase 2 attendees must be comfortable straddling a massage table when working with clients. To be certified, STREAM practitioners will be required to show competency both demonstrating and coaching physical exercises for hernia and prolapse management.
Phase 3: CERTIFICATION COMPLETION: Supervision and Professional Development
Supervision consists of written feedback for written client reports about hands-on work in the field. Notes and supervision will be delivered online by Ellen and her assistants. Phase 3 supervision calls happen once each month over a three-month period. There will be one private supervision call with Ellen, and one group Q&A call per month for Phase 3 certification candidates.
Students are expected to deliver nine Client Reports and one Case Study to qualify for certification as a STREAM practitioner. Professional Development coaching is available as an option for students who wish to grow their personal practice and online presence at an additional cost.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
WHEN? APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE: STARTING SEPT 29th
WHEN? APPLICATION DUE DATE: OCT 13th
WHEN? ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATIONS SENT OUT ON A ROLLING BASIS: OCT 5th-16th
WHEN? FIRST PAYMENT DUE: Oct 17th
⤓ Download the full STREAM Mentorship Program overview, details, schedule, terms, and policies here ⤓
KEY DATES for STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:
Module Releases & Mentorship Calls 🗓
Module 1: MAPPING & the SHAME MATRIX
Oct 18, 2020, thru Jan 31, 2021
Welcome & Orientation Group Call: Oct 18
Chapter 1 Nervous System: Oct 18-Nov 7
Chapter 2 Social Engagement: Nov 8 - Dec 6
Mentorship Calls: Nov 16 - Dec 5
Chapter 3 Where? External Genital Mapping: Dec 7 - Jan 3
Chapter 4 Where? Internal Mapping: Jan 4 - Jan 31
Mentorship Calls: Jan 16-30
Group Q&A Call: Sun, Jan 31
Module 2: ASSESSING THE PELVIS WITH TOUCH
February 1 thru April 25, 2021
Chapter 1 The Biomechanical Pelvis: Feb 1 – Feb 21
Chapter 2 The Biochemical Pelvis: Feb 22 – March 14
Mentorship Calls: March 1-15
Chapter 3 The Emotional Pelvis: March 15 – Apr 4
Chapter 4 Scar Tissue in the Pelvis: Apr 5 – Apr 25
Mentorship Calls: Apr 12 - Apr 26
Group Q&A Call: Sun April 25
Module 3: WORKING SCARS, TRAUMA, & SHAME
April 26 thru July 18, 2021
Chapter 1 Self-Regulation: Apr 26 – May 15
Chapter 2 Tracking Your Client: May 16 - June 5
Mentorship Calls: May 24 - June 7
Chapter 3 External Genital Mapping: Hands-on: June 6 – June 26
Chapter 4 Internal Genital Mapping: Hands-in: June 27 - July 18
Mentorship Calls: July 5 – July 17
Group Q&A Call: Sun July 19
Module 4: WALKING the WALK of PELVIC HEALTH
July 19 thru October 17, 2021
Chapter 1 Prolapse, Hernias, & Pelvic Alignment: July 19 - Aug 8
Chapter 2 Guts, Glory, Gallbladder, & Liver: Aug 9 – Aug 29
Mentorship Calls: Aug 16 – Aug 30
Chapter 3 Where’s Your Pleasure? Map It!: Aug 30 – Sep 20
Chapter 4 Scar Remediation, Active & Passive: Sep 21 – Oct 17
Mentorship Calls: Oct 2 – Oct 16
Group Q&A Call & Closing Phase 1: Sun Oct 17
STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - Cost 💵
The cost of this program is $5640.00, payable in 12 monthly payments of $470.
You’ll have access to all program materials until Oct 2022. You will lose access to the course if you miss a payment.
STREAM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM applications will be available online starting Sept 29th. There are only 16 spots open for students to receive mentorship. All applications are due by Oct 14th, absolutely no exceptions. If you are not accepted into the first round of Phase 1, you still have two options:
1. Do the STREAM SELF-STUDY COURSE on your own
2. Wait until the next class opens up; the next round of Phase 1 is likely to happen beginning Oct 2021
Completed applications are due by Oct 13th. We will make our selections and let you know your status between Oct 5th and 16th. After you are notified of acceptance, your first monthly payment is due Oct 17th. If we have more successful applicants than spots available, priority will be given to those who pay on time.
The STREAM Mentorship Program begins Sunday, Oct 18th, 2020 with access to Chapter One of Module One and an orientation call with Ellen. Chapter Two release date is Nov 8. After taking a month to absorb the material from Chapters One and Two, you can schedule your first mentorship call.
Ellen’s office hours for mentorship calls are Mondays and Saturdays 10am-noon & 4-6pm Pacific Time. Book your mentorship via Ellen's scheduler.
👩🏽🔬 STREAM SELF-STUDY COURSE 💡
Who is the STREAM SELF-STUDY COURSE for?
Working inside the pelvis is tricky. This self-study course focuses on working with pelvic floor scar tissue.
The STREAM self-study course is designed for self-starters; folks who are interested in continuous, self-paced education. People who are interested in pelvic anatomy, scar tissue, energetics, and how these things relate to the nervous system will find deep and rich insights inside this course. Appropriate for providers not looking for the depth and rigor of certification, yet designed for both professional training and personal development.
The STREAM self-study course contains a depth and rigor of content similar to the mentorship program content, yet is adapted for autonomous learners. STREAM self-study allows you to learn on your own time, online, without supervision.
Students have two options for self-study course commitment and participation:
1. STREAM SELF-STUDY (ENTIRE COURSE) - paid monthly $240/month ($2800 in-full, $100 per module discount)
2. STREAM SELF-STUDY (BY MODULE) - $800 per module, payable at time of module purchase
SCHEDULE FOR STREAM SELF-STUDY COURSE
This course is organized and released by module; release dates for each module are as follows:
Module 1: Mapping the Shame Matrix - release date: October 18 2020
Module 2: Assessing the Pelvis with Touch - release date: February 1 2021
Module 3: Working with Scars, Trauma, and Shame - release date: April 26 2021
Module 4: Walking the Walk of Pelvic Health - release date: July 19 2021
HOW STREAM SELF-STUDY WILL WORK
In order to participate in the STREAM self-study course, you'll need to decide if you'd like purchase the entire course at once, or module-by-module.
All modules will be released per the above schedule for all users—they'll roll out between mid-October 2020 and mid-October 2021.
Students who've purchased the course in-full will receive access to each module on the dates specified above. Students engaging the course one module at a time may purchase each module according to the schedule above.
Reminder emails will be sent to all students prior to each module release date.
Students who purchase the entire self-study course will have access to all content until October 2022.
Students who purchase single STREAM modules will have access to that module's content for one year from date of purchase.
We're unable to offer refunds on course modules—you can manage your settings and course access via your Thinkific account, however.
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 biomechanical, 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, obstetric, and gynecologic surgeries. These include colposcopies and hysterectomies, endometriosis, gender reassignment surgeries, intersex interventions and non-specific pelvic pain. In this training, the emphasis will be on working with vulvas and reproductive organs.
Underpinning effective treatment is accurate assessment. To work effectively with scar tissue, you must learn how to work within four domains of functional health. During this 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, and emotional tracking skills. 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.
This eight-month, 350-hr intensive training will provide the necessary skills for assessment and treatment of a broad range of women’s pelvic health issues. The course runs over an 8-month period inclusive of online lectures, Q&A group calls with instructors and three live intensives occurring 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 and scar treatment. 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.