“Trauma (remembered or not) is at the root of most physical and mental health conditions – and the latest neuroscience is showing that the key to the treatment of trauma is Touch.”
“Bringing greater psychotherapeutic knowledge and awareness to the Bodywork professions and neurologically informed touch to the Psychotherapy professions”
“Bringing neurologically informed touch to the Psychotherapy professions”
I: PsychoTactile Therapy
A 3-module “in the flesh” certificate training (9 days) for qualified and trainee psychotherapists, coaches, and counsellors who wish to gain competency in the application of ethical touch for the treatment and discharge of trauma from the nervous system.
Pre-requisite: membership of the NeuroTouch site and completion of 18 Touch Exchanges (see neurotouch.org)
II: Psychopathology & the Nervous System
A 3-module certificate training (9 days) for qualified and trainee psychotherapists, coaches and counsellors who wish to explore the nervous system ‘states’ of different psycho-pathologies and their implications for touch.
Pre-requisite: certificate in PsychoTactile therapy
“Bringing greater psychotherapeutic knowledge and awareness to the Bodywork professions”
IV: Transformational Touch Therapy
A 2-year diploma training (18 days) in the use of touch to facilitate transformational changes across all P.E.E.M.S.
Pre-requisite: certificate in Trauma Discharge Therapy
III: Trauma Discharge Therapy
A 3-module certificate training (9 days) in the use of touch to discharge Ambient Trauma and build resilience through touch.
Pre-requisite: certificate in 4Elements Massage
Read more about learning Trauma Discharge Therapy…
Trauma-informed Massage. To deal with trauma means understanding how your client’s psyche may have been built upon trauma. This is the real danger inherent in much ‘trauma treatment’ – removing trauma can actually destabilise the client! During these three modules you will receive a ‘psychotherapy grade’ training in how the psyche functions and what this means for our touch. This is because Gerry is licensed by the European Association of Transactional Analysis to train people to become psychotherapists. In this stage you learn how to help your clients to discharge their trauma without triggering re-traumatisation or destabilising the fundamental structure of their personality. There is a ‘Trauma Discharge booklet’ that you can use to promote this exciting work to your clients.
TRAUMA DISCHARGE THERAPY (Modules 6, 7 & 8): £1375+VAT
MORECAMBE, LANCASHIRE with NO HANDS Founder and Creator, Gerry Pyves
Contact us for more information and booking
II: 4Elements Massage
A 2-module certificate training (6 days) in the use of touch to address with potency the four main concerns of clients, namely Structure, Connection, Nurture, and Depletion.
Pre-requisite: certificate in NO HANDS Massage
Read more about learning 4Elements Massage…
Building on what you learned during your certificate in NO HANDS Massage, the 4Elements training will teach you Gerry’s unique approach to energy work. This approach addresses most of the reasons why your clients come for massage. Each elemental treatment (Fire, Air, Water, Earth) also provides plenty of scope for you to use your intuition to create the individual variation that is the hallmark of all successful bodywork. Educate your clients to the full spectrum of your touch. There is a beautiful ‘4Elements booklet’ that you can use to promote this work to your clients.
In addition, you will be taught some of the most powerful structural techniques ever developed. These techniques are too powerful to be shown outside of the training room and for this reason are unknown to the rest of the Bodywork profession.
ADVANCED (Modules 4 & 5): £899+VAT
Dates & Venues in 2020:
I: NO HANDS Massage
A 3-module certificate training (9 days) in providing powerful touch that speaks directly to the nervous system that is 100% zero strain. This is the foundation stone for all further level of training at the Academy.
Pre-requisite: qualification and insurance to practice full-body Massage
Read more about learning NO HANDS Massage…
Trauma-free Massage. It is no good trying to help others whilst inflicting trauma and injury on ourselves. In an aeroplane we are taught to put our own oxygen mask on before helping others. It is the same with effective healing – we must look after our own body first. You learn how to deliver your Massage without any risk to your hands, arms or back. This is the NO HANDS approach to Massage which has been learned by more than 3,000 Massage therapists over the last 25 years. This work trains you to move your body in a way that is aligned to the principles of dance, Chi Gung and Tai Chi. This stage of training is what makes the rest of the training possible. There are professionally produced ‘NO HANDS booklets’ that you can use to promote this work to your clients.
Module 1 (TRANSFORMING TOUCH): £299 (inc. VAT where applicable)
Modules 2 & 3 (PRACTITIONER): £899 (inc. VAT where applicable)
Venues & Licensed Instructors:
WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE with Master Amanda Watson
Contact Amanda for more information and booking on 07740 717999 or visit amandawatsonholistictouch.co.uk
LONDON with Claire Skeete
Contact Claire for more information and booking on 07949 575643 or visit touchforwellbeing.com
BRADFORD with Cathy Ward
Contact Cathy for more information and booking on 07886 755061 or visit thefragranceoflife.co.uk
BRIDPORT, DORSET with Amanda Jones
Contact Amanda for more information and booking on 07733 045289
LEIGH ON SEA, ESSEX with Sandra Morris
Contact Sandra for more information and booking on 07790 205960
Can’t make it to any of these venues? Contact our roving instructor, Master Tigger MacGregor, to enquire about organising a course close to you