Classes/Trainings

All classes are NCBTMB approved for Continuing Education fulfillment for
Licensed Massage Therapist and Practitioners. 

Classes may meet other professional continuing education hours 

All classes are held at:                             1675 SW Marlow Ave. Suite 306
                                                                             Portland, OR 97225

My office has easy access. It is basically by the junction of hwy 217 and hwy 26

No cost for parking, and there is plenty available.  


         
Craniosacral Therapy for Toddlers 
Live Course

$1300 USD
25 CEU hours – five days
10:00-4:00 Monday – Friday
All classes are taught in English
All classes are taught in my office building
1675 SW Marlow Ave.
Portland, OR 97225
(4 miles from downtown Portland) easily accessible from the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area) with Free Parking

2019 class schedule

March 18 - 22 2019          
no openings

June 17 - 21 2019
there are openings for registration for this class

September 16 - 20 2019
there are openings for registration for this class

CST for Toddlers Class Description
Toddlers are awesome!. The need for toddler therapies is so great. Toddler-hood is a time when more falls occur, bigger "bumps and bruises" happen, and previously unnoticed or new issues rise to the surface.

We will review some important infant developmental material in the first part of the class. The first section will also cover CST assessment skills and foundations for Toddler CST. The second half of the class is some movement theory and how to use Primitive Reflexes with TCST. Then the last part is all hands-on experience working with toddlers. Each student gets 4 toddlers to work, you get to fine tune your intake and family interactions as well.
Come ready to spend time on the floor interacting with these amazing moving targets! 

Prerequisites This is a stand- alone class,there is no class that must be take before this one. Not required, though HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  is Carol Gray's Infant Craniosacral Class, www.carolgray.com.     

 In order to practice Craniosacral Therapy on the public students must be licensed, certified or student health professionals (CNM, CPM, DC, DO, IBCLC, LAc, LDEM, LM, LMT, MD, ND, NP, OT, PA, PT, RN, etc.) or otherwise legally entitled to practice touch therapy. This class is open to the public as well (for instance if you wish to learn CST to practice on your family and friends), students may register if they have instructor approval, email me for a conversation around this. teresajroberton@comcast.net

Or if you are not a licensed healthcare provider and practice touch therapy, you may take the certification process and be eligible to practice in the state of Oregon. (if you do not live in Oregon, you must check with your states' governing board). Contact me for more information, teresajrobertson@comcast.net

Overview
You will gain advanced skills for treating toddlers. This five-day class includes a review and deepening of your assessment skills and the foundations of craniosacral therapy including the cranial nerves, awareness and palpation of our bodies energy systems, the integral part that fascia plays in the craniosacral system, toddler cranial anatomy, two toddler treatment demonstrations by me,  and four supervised hands-on treatment sessions with a
ctual toddlers for each student. Discussion topics include sensory processing, motor skill acquisition, mobility, structural alignment, movement initiation and Primitive Reflexes. Each student treats four toddlers during the class and all student treatments are case reviewed by the group.  

During class we participate in experiential exercises to help us better understand toddler coordination, proprioception, emotions, safety and physicality. We spend time BEING toddlers. In order to maximize learning success. These are small size classes with opportunity for great student/instructor, student/student and student/toddler interactions. Class enrollment is limited to 4 students.

Graduates of this class are eligible to participate in free toddler CST clinics in the Portland Metro Area.

By the end of this five-day class you should be able to:

  • Describe the differences between toddler and adult cranial anatomy
  • Describe the basics of normal toddler development
  • Conduct an interview with parents to gather a history and establish treatment goals
  • Sensitively and diplomatically communicate with parents
  • Embody developmental patterning
  • Employ developmental movement strategies
  • Demonstrate effective strategies for obtaining treatment consent from toddlers
  • Demonstrate effective strategies for engaging toddlers during treatment
  • Conduct effective strategies for working with a moving target
  • Conduct sensitive palpation skills
  • Use assessment techniques to identify body areas that would benefit from treatment
  • Locate and release physical, energetic and emotional restrictions
  • List clinical considerations
  • Confidently provide CST treatments for healthy toddlers

Cost: $1300.00 US dollars

To Register use the button below
Once registered I will send you a registration form to collect your pertinent information and give details on location, hotels etc..  Thank you.


Pediatric Craniosacral for Ages 3 and up   
Live Course    
      

$1300 USD
25 CEU hours – five days
10:0-4:00 Monday – Friday
All classes are taught in English
All classes are taught in Hillsboro Oregon
(4 miles from downtown Portland) easily accessible from the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area)

Class Date
October 21 - 25 2019
there are openings for registration for this class



Prerequisite
This is a stand- alone class,there is no class that must be take before this one.  We will review some important infant and toddler developmental material in the first part of the class.  

In order to practice Craniosacral Therapy on the public students must be licensed, certified or student health professionals (CNM, CPM, DC, DO, IBCLC, LAc, LDEM, LM, LMT, MD, ND, NP, OT, PA, PT, RN, etc.) or otherwise legally entitled to practice touch therapy. This class is open to the public as well (for instance if you wish to learn CST to practice on your family and friends), students may register if they have instructor approval, email me for a conversation around this. teresajroberton@comcast.net

Or if you are not a licensed healthcare provider and practice touch therapy, you may take the certification process and be eligible to practice in the state of Oregon. (if you do not live in Oregon, you must check with your states' governing board).

Class Description         

What an honor to help families find the resources and help they are looking for, I invite you to be a part of this growing modality and work with this special dynamic. This age group is phenomenal to work with!

Overview
This five-day class includes cranial anatomy plus, demonstrations, discussions, experiential learning, developmental movement practice, assessment skills for craniosacral therapy techniques and releases and supervised hands-on with  children.

You will learn how to integrate new skills with what you already know. Discussion topics include sensory processing, craniofacial development, movement/coordination development, structural alignment, Retained Primitive Reflexes, mental/emotional health, socialization, school/educational experiences, injuries and illnesses and common pathologies. We will also explore specific conditions we frequently see in our practices such as  Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and concussions.

Each student treats four children during the class and all student treatments are case reviewed by the group. Some children in this age group will lie on a massage table for us. Some of them will run around the room and roll on the floor with us. Some of them will sit on their parents' laps. Some of them will play with toys during treatments. Some may need special accommodations such as being wrapped in a blanket or parents reading with them, we will explore how we can best accommodate them and do some great CST work.

By the end of this five-day class you should be able to:

  • Interact within the parent/child dynamic
  • Engage the parent/caregiver to assist in a treatment
  • Understand sensory processing and how it is linked to so many other things
  • Describe differences between child and adult or child and infant cranial anatomy
  • Describe the basics of normal childhood development
  • Conduct an interview with parents and children to gather a history and establish treatment goals
  • Describe the differences between learned behavior and sensory issues in children
  • Embody developmental patterning
  • Employ developmental movement strategies
  • Conduct effective strategies for obtaining treatment consent from children
  • Conduct effective strategies for giving a child a CST session
  • Demonstrate effective strategies for working with a moving target
  • Demonstrate sensitive palpation skills
  • Use assessment techniques to identify body areas that would benefit from treatment
  • Locate and release physical, energetic and emotional restrictions
  • List clinical considerations

To Register use the button below
Once registered I will send you a registration form to collect your pertinent information and give details on location, hotels etc..  Thank you.

Cost $1300.00 US dollars







Continuing Education Hours

I am an Approved Provider with the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers).  These classes are eligible for CEU's for Licensed Massage Therapists and Licensed Massage Practitioners. 

Classes can also meet CEU requirements for OT's, PT's, Nurses, and other healthcare providers. 
 (It is up to each student to determine the CEU eligibility for their profession).  I provide a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course stating the number of hours for each cla
ss.
   

Classes  Are Taught in Portland, OR    ***unless otherwise noted

To Register   Use the PayPal buttons for the specific class, email teresajrobertson@ comcast.net or call 503.774.4775        


I will send you the registration form for you to fill out.  Once payment is processed, I will send you a class confirmation along with any other pertinent material.

***Cancellation and Refund Policy for all classes***

Tuition is fully refundable minus a $100.00 processing fee, up to 30 days prior to the start of the class, or it may be applied to another class with me.

There are no refunds given for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the class however, that money can also be applied to another class with me.




My Bio

Licensed Massage Practitioner Washington state 1992   
License #MA 005676

Licenses Massage Therapist Oregon state 2002               License # 10142

NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider   2014      #764420   

 

Craniosacral Therapy Trainings

Cranial Sacral Therapy Level I, Michael Lipelt, DDS, ND, L.Ac      1998

        All other trainings are with Carol Gray LMT, CIIM, CST, RYT

CST for Infants 2007

CST for Pregnancy Birth and Postpartum   2008

Subtle Palpation Skills   2009

CST – The Basics   2011

CST Pregnancy Birth and Postpartum review  2011

The Cranial Base and Its Links to the Hard Palate and Facial Bones   2011

Supporting Emotional Release   2012

CST for Infants review   2013

I was a presenter at the 2012 Infant & Maternal Conference & I attended the 2014 conference

Infant and Pediatric Professional Trainings and Certifications

Cert.Instructor of Infant Massage with A Foundation for Healthy Family Living  2007

Lactation Update for Birth Professionals with Melissa Cole IBCLC, RLC   2011

TummyTime Teacher Training w/ Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CST, CIMI, NBCR  2013

Cranial Nerve Dysfunction & Asymmetries in the Precrawling Infant M. Emanuelle 2015

CST for Infant Breastfeeding with Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA  2015

Tongue Tie: Impact, Assessment & Treatment  Alison K. Hazelbaker PhD, IBCLC  2016

Pediatric Developmental Movement Initiation & Primitive Reflexes Wendy Hambidge  2017

Birth Trainings

Birth Doula Skills Certification    Bastyr University with Penny Simkin   2013

Spinning Babies and Belly Mapping   Gail Tully   2008

Mama Massage/Prenatal Massage   Leslie Stager RN, LMT   2006

American Council on Exercise Certified Instructor        June 2006     

Certifications in:

Orthopedic Exercise Specialist; Steps to Healthy Muscles, Bones and Joints

Post-orthopedic Injury/Surgery Rehabilitation Specialist

Youth Fitness Specialist

Youth Physical Activities and Sedentary Behavior Specialist

Holistic Health Fitness Specialist

Group Fitness Instructor: Yoga,Aqua,Cycling,Kick Boxing

YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide      2006

Teacher Trainer Program Pre Natal/Post Partum  

Teacher Trainer Program Pilates Fit  

Teacher Trainer Program Yoga Fit Kids

Teacher Trainer Program Yoga Fit Seniors

Yoga for Health Care Professionals  2004

Energy Healing Therapy Trainings

Beginning Shiatsu  Stephen Brown  1993

Zen Shiatsu The Body Mind Energetics  Stephen Brown   2000

Zen Shiatsu Essentials  Stephen Brown  2002

Qigong practice with Treya Marie Forlenza 1998 - 2000

Tai Chi practice with Grand Master Yijiao Hong  2000 - 2002

Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School   2006

First and Second Degree Reiki with Tammy Slate RMT  2012

Advanced Reiki Training with Tammy Slate RMT  2012

Reiki Master  with Tammy Slate RMT  2016

Study with Master Chunyi Lin's Spring Forest Qigong School 2017 -2108

 

                                                            

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