We call this NeuroAffective Bodywork
because we work with the relationship between body, mind, heart, and spirit in a dynamic, and often profound, way. This integration of Bodywork Therapies with Somatic and Spiritual Awareness practices can help bring about a reduction of symptoms and increased levels of well-being for the client as well as the therapist. NeuroAffective Bodywork (NAB) often goes way beyond this, helping people re-connect with what really matters in life.
At the core of our Being we can experience our essential qualities — Joy, Love, and Presenceful Peace. Through the use of therapeutic touch, heart-centered language skills, and the presence of the therapist and client, we can foster relaxation and healing and discover pathways into our deepest core. As we come to know our Self more fully, living from this knowing naturally occurs more easily and happily.
Classes are a blend of personal growth opportunities, discussions, experiential A&P, technique and session demonstrations, and both giving and receiving of NeuroAffective Bodywork sessions.
There is balanced time for personal inquiry and discovery, individually, in groups, and in paired exercises with Awareness practices, Counseling skills practices, and Bodywork.
Upon completion of this program you will be eligible to sit for licensing in Hawaii and 47 other states. You will have the skills and knowledge to help people in an enjoyable, beneficial, and professional manner.
The 776-hour program includes:
- Massage Theory and Practice
- Human Sciences: Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Neuroscience
- Business and Ethics
- Communication Tools (derived from Somatic Psychotherapy)
- CPR & First Aid*
- Optional Electives**
*Individuals who opt out of CPR & First Aid complete the program with 8 fewer hours.
**Individuals who take the Lomilomi and Thai elective courses can attain 816 hours.
Our program is licensed by the Hawaii Department of Education and is approved by NCBTMB.