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2020 Oncology Massage Healing Summit

Date: April 24-26

Where: Northwestern Health Sciences University; Bloomington, MN

For information and to register, go to https://www.nwhealth.edu/oncology-massage-summit/

Irene Smith will be a keynote speaker on Friday morning, facilitating a breakout session on Saturday, and providing a post conference 1-day workshop on Sunday. For information on content of these sessions https://www.nwhealth.edu/oncology-massage-summit/


An Introduction to Massage in Hospice Care

FOR: Professional bodyworkers, and health care providers with bodywork experience 

This introductory 2-day training program is designed to provide techniques, skills and personal practices for adapting touch and massage to specialized settings for clients who are dying. These skills and practices will help the practitioner more fully understand hospice care, network as part of a team, gather information for treatment assessment, achieve physical comfort at the bedside and process the emotional impact of the work. This class will also provide the practitioner with a physical approach to clients in pain that will enhance other care modalities. Approach skills learned in this program may be incorporated into daily nursing care as well as be structured into most bodywork modalities.

Where: various US locations

For Locations and to register for this class, see the Schedule Page.

NCBTMB Approved: Irene Smith is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #1167.

The completion of this class, provides for 16 CE hours.


Touching Moments

Through lecture, discussion, personal reflection in both group and dyad exercises, participants will have the opportunity to discover and define the multi-dimensional relationship of touch as it pertains to daily caregiving. This awareness will then be practiced with positioning a medically frail person with pillows in both a chair and in a bed for comfort and relaxation, and applying lotion, in a therapeutic model, to the hands and feet for additional nurturing.

For dates and to register for the class, contact Zen Caregiving Project.


Touch Awareness® in Caregiving: Mindful Caregiver Training

Zen Caregiving Project

Touch Awareness® is a section in a larger training. The full training is open to the public.

For information about these courses, dates, and registration, contact https://zencaregiving.org


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Alzheimer's Resource Center of Connecticut; a family caregiver and his wife with Irene Smith.

Susan Sweetnam applying lotion to the legs.


Zen Hospice Project Mindful Caregiver training 2016.