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Principles of Ethics and Care in Massage with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB

4 hours meeting the PA License Renewal requirements for ethics.

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Principles of Ethics and Care in Massage with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB
Principles of Ethics and Care in Massage with Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB

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Jul 21, 2024, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

SōL Wellness Center, 4063 PA-51 S, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, USA

About The Event

Sunday July 21st, 2024 9:30am-2:30pm (there will be an hour break for lunch if you would like to bring sustenance) 

Establishing and working within safe, appropriate and ethical boundaries, is crucial for

practitioners of all therapeutic modalities. For massage and bodywork however, the

clarity around boundaries is even more necessary since touch, the primary vehicle for

therapy, is so powerful and intimate. In this workshop we will explore both client and

therapist needs for healthy practices.

The design of this workshop is interactive and student driven. Together we will explore

the ways in which embodiment of intentional care is ethically crucial. The workshop is

self-contained, but is intended to send the professional massage therapist home with a

deep and constant ability to clearly establish an ethical framework. This “operating

system” encourages us to bring awareness to the “assumptions we in carry into

situations, whether professional or personal. By noticing the lens through which we are

observing the world ultimately impacts our professional work with clients.

Attendees are requested to wear loose comfortable clothing and to bring a personal

object that symbolizes safety and security.

Recommended reading (optional):

The Ethics of Caring by Kylea Taylor

Ethics for the new Millennium by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Timothy Kocher-Hillmer, LMT, BCTMB

With life-long experience in music, movement, and ritual, Timothy studied voice and musical

composition in college and earned his B.S. in Commerce from DePaul University.

Timothy graduated from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2000 and began a practice

specializing in bodywork with individuals healing from trauma, abuse, and social stigma. In 2002

PSMT recruited him as an instructor where breath, movement & creativity inspire his passion for

welcoming the excluded and left out.

Timothy encourages massage therapists and students to pay exquisite attention to personal

intention and the “energetics” of body mechanics. He lives with his husband of 36 years on

Happy Hill in Pittsburgh where they practice taking the long way home.

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