When we know ourselves, we are so much more able to meet others exactly where they are.
This course is not about death. It’s about life. And it’s not about massage therapy. It’s about how to invite more joy, more clarity and more simplicity into your life and heart…no matter what your job.
Opening to the Mystery with Cal Cates of Healwell
21.0 CE hrs, NCBTMB approved.
We are thrilled to host Healwell’s renowned course in Boston.
Opening to the Mystery is designed to invite you to deeply consider and even to befriend your own mortality.
Cal Cates will combine a variety of experiential, interpersonal and individual exercises that support deep inquiry and consideration of emotions and ideas about living and dying. This course provides guideposts that will lead you to embrace an honest relationship with life that will allow you to be more fully present not only with people who are dying, but also with all of the people in your life.
This course will be beneficial for any person who wants to have more access to their own wisdom and to cultivate deeper, more authentic relationships professionally and personally. Certainly, if you spend time at the bedside of people who are dying you’ll find you have more comfort there, but this course is not just for people who feel drawn to or already work in hospice care.
Past students have said that their experience in this course enlivened their practice, shifted stuck relationships and helped them to see and to love their family members/spouses in a different, more open way.
About Cal Cates:
Cal Cates–known to many of you previously as Lauren Cates–same great person, new great name–is glad to be bringing this course to the Boston area.
Cal has been teaching and developing curriculum for massage therapy courses focused on hospital-based practice, oncology massage and end of life care since 2007. Their* experience in clinical practice in hospitals around the US has informed their teaching style greatly.
Cal is clear that massage therapy is healthcare and feels a personal commitment to inviting students to consider themselves as integral to a whole person healing process. Their favorite thing about teaching healthcare providers is the ability to blend nerdiness and authenticity to create opportunities to be more effective, more human and more flexible.
*Cal identifies as gender non-conforming and uses the pronouns they, their, and them when being referred to in the third person.
October 5-7, 2020. Please see our Training Schedule for more details.
You may register for this course at the Boston area location here on our Training Schedule.
There are a limited number of spots, and we expect this course to fill quickly. Early registration is strongly recommended.
(If you are interested in this course at other locations or times, please visit Healwell’s website.)
All are welcome! This class is open to all humans who will someday die.
See below for CE approvals for health care providers.
We are borrowing a classroom at the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy in the Boston area (Medford, MA). There is some parking on-site, and nearby street parking available.
How to prepare/what to bring?
You will receive an email upon registration, and then again several days before the course. The email will include details and preparatory reading.
This is not a hands-on massage therapy course; no massage tables or supplies are necessary.
To receive the certificate of completion for this course, 100% attendance is required. Please schedule your travel plans accordingly.
We are hosting a visiting instructor for this course. Once registered, if you withdraw from the course by 6 weeks (42 days) before the start date of the course, you will be refunded your tuition, less a $50 processing fee. If you withdraw after that date, there is no refund of tuition. No refunds will be issued if a registrant misses all or part of the course.
Healwell is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider. Healwell is sponsored by the NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal. The course is approved for 21 CE Hrs.
21 contact hours are also available for other health professions.
Email healwell for a full list of approvals for this course.
Please direct questions to our office at Tracy Walton & Associates, not the Elizabeth Grady School.
If you have a question about the course content, email healwell directly.