By Terrie Yardley-Nohr
As I sit at my desk at work for the last time, it is a great time to reflect on what an adventure my career has been. It was over 31 years ago that I graduated from Kaleidoscope School of Massage. So much has happened since then. I have been blessed with so many mentors such as Donna Zieger (owner of Kaleidoscope), the late Diana Gordon and Cherie Sohnen-Moe. All are incredible individuals in the massage community. I guess that I looked at my career as an adventure, something new with a lot to do. The massage community was just getting started in Missouri and I was pleased to work with a team of people (Estaban Ruvulcaba, Jennifer Peters and Juliet Mee) on the legislation for the state. Being involved with the AMTA at the chapter level enabled me to meet so many wonderful therapists that were dedicated to moving our profession forward. As I moved on to the National level of the AMTA, a whole new world opened up to me. Meeting so many wonderful therapists and educators helped educate me about the massage community and provide mentorship for me in the field.
During my career, I quickly realized that I could never do any of this alone. There is always a team of people involved. From the state and national chapters of the AMTA, to the schools such as Missouri College, Anthem and The Healing Arts Center, there is always a team of people there to help. I thank each and every one that has been there helping and supporting along the way.
I am not totally fading into the sunset with retirement. I was recently offered an opportunity to write for a national magazine and there are several other projects in the works. Feel free to friend me on Facebook to see future adventures. I am looking forward to some travel time in the RV with the animals and friends. And I am still serving on the Board of the Alliance of Massage Educators (AFMTE) for several years to come. What a great group of dedicated people.
To the students that I have had the privilege of teaching, Thank you. I always learned from you and that helped to write a book and to help future students in their careers. A student recently asked me what advice I would offer to a new therapist. My advice would be to remember that every therapist makes an impression on the public about our profession. We hope that it will be a positive impression of nurturing, kindness, patience, integrity and ethical behavior. Those that came before us paved the way for a career that can be rewarding, fulfilling and wonderful. Now you can carry on and pave the way for those that will follow you. Take care of you and show the clients what a wonderful therapist you can be and above all else – stay ethical!!!
In peace - Terrie
First Ever Conscious Movement Bodywork Training Workshop Taught by Roger Weinerth this February 23 and 24 at HAC
This month HAC is hosting a workshop that is new to us, but is entirely aligned with the concepts HAC teaches in the massage program. Conscious Movement Bodywork Training with Roger Weinerth takes place on February 23 and 24.
Roger Weinerth is offering a free 90 minute demonstration on Wednesday, February 6 from 6:30pm to 8pm, a preview to his Conscious Movement Bodywork Training workshop February 23 & 24.
HAC Selects 8 Students and 1 Alumna as Inductees into the Order of Twin Hearts at the October 12 Graduation Ceremony
Friday, October 12, 2018, the Healing Arts Center will host the Red Robe Ceremony, honoring the achievement of 22 students who have completed the 600-hour, 52 week, massage therapy training program. Several students of this graduating class have achieved the highest honor at HAC, being inducted into the Order of Twin Hearts, HAC's Honor Society. In addition to the eight student inductees, HAC will also bestow this honor on an alumna, Deana Galloway.
Injury Recovery Massage Toolkit - July 21 & 22, 2018
by Terrie Yardley-Nohr, LMT
Massage therapists are faced with clients every day that have been injured in some way and are seeking help from pain and dysfunction. A therapist is faced with figuring out what is wrong and what to do about it. One of the biggest challenges for new therapists in the field is how to address the client’s needs and provide relief. This boils down to two specific skills: assessment and appropriate therapeutic response. Obviously, skills are developed over time and through experience. Additional training, however, can radically accelerate the development of a skill set.
One For The Record Books: HAC Graduate Matthew Tarrillion Is The First To Earn Every Honor Offered At The Healing Arts Center
This past Friday the Healing Arts Center graduated a group of outstanding students from the Massage Therapy Training Program. Among them, one student stood out for his excellence. Matthew Tarrillion received every award that the Healing Arts Center offers, plus a student scholarship from Massage Envy.
The Healing Arts Center is proud to announce the newest inductees into The Order of Twin Hearts. Five students who have met the requirements to be eligible for this honor have been chosen. It is HAC’s highest acknowledgement of a student. Order of Twin Hearts members embody the spirit of the Healing Arts Center in their being, their skills, and their passion for healing. Eligible students are nominated by faculty and also must meet minimum requirements for attendance.
This week: Adductors, Group of 5
The Healing Arts Center bids a fond and loving farewell to Rocela Ginther as she becomes the Assistant Director of MBA Recruitment at the Olin School of Business at Washington University.
Over the past three years, no one has entered the student body at The Healing Arts Center without the help and encouragement of Rocela Ginther. Not only has she been part of a management team that has increased enrollment at HAC by nearly 31% since 2014, she has greeted prospective students with openness and ease, allowing them to find an educational path that fits them. The Healing Arts Center does not "sell" its education. Because its unique and highly transformative program requires students to be ready and willing to learn and change, it is important that students find and choose HAC rather than the other way around. The school has a long standing policy of refraining from talking prospective students into enrollment. Rocela is well known among our students for giving them the space and the encouragement that they needed to choose and begin a life-changing journey.
by Terrie Yardley-Nohr, LMT
At graduation on March 16, HAC will honor four outstanding students by inducting them into the school's honor society.
The nominations are in, and four students are recognized for embodying the ideals of the Healing Arts Center.
On March 16th, 2018 the Healing Arts Center will host the Red Robe Ceremony and present graduation certificates to students who have recently completed the school's Massage Therapy Training Program (MTTP).
The inductees for Winter, 2018 are:
The Order of Twin Hearts (OTH) takes its name from the Meditation on Twin Hearts for World Peace originally taught by Pranic Healing Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. Master Choa was one of the most important teachers of HAC Headmaster, Tom Tessereau. Tom was a member of Master Choa's inner circle of disciples and it is the teaching on Twin Hearts that has become the foundation of the spirit of The Healing Arts Center. The Twin Hearts meditation links the crown and heart chakras (the Twin Hearts) to draw down divine energy into a human being to empower compassion and healing on a global level.
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