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The Barefoot Dragonfly LLC and the Texas Reflexology Association are delighted to be hosting Chantel Lucier for a two-day workshop this Summer!

Reflexology for Trauma & Addiction (Level I)

Chantel’s 2-day reflexology workshop is comprised of three segments that utilize lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice. The three segments that make up the workshop are:

  1. The No-Mind Approach to Wellness (a philosophy and methodology to help the practitioner release the diagnosis in sessions)
  2. A Compassionate Intake Process (CIP) ~ holding space for client’s healing)
  3. Reflexology Protocols (hereafter referred to as “Guides”;) for Trauma and Addiction

Adopting what Chantel calls “The No-Mind Approach to Wellness” during a session helps the practitioner to release judgment and any need to control or fix the client. It also creates an opportunity for the client to release what they too may be holding onto since their diagnosis. This, in turn, creates a more conducive environment for the client’s healing process. In addition, students will learn to cultivate a thorough and compassionate intake process. Because injury, illness, discomfort, and disease are not always what they seem, students will learn tools to assess and address not only the symptoms but also what may lie beneath the surface. The root cause – or what Chantel refers to as the emotional underbelly of the injury, illness, or disease – will be explored. This combination of releasing the dis-ease (or diagnosis), inhabiting a No-Mind Approach, and providing sensitive and compassionate inquiry, will then be coupled with Reflexology Guides to nurture the central and peripheral nervous systems, thus addressing symptoms as well as the undercurrent of the trauma and addiction within the client. In all segments, students will cultivate their heart space and enter what Chantel refers to as the “back body” to nurture good listening skills, heart-centered responses, and providing an effective session.

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Anatomy and physiology of the brain and the areas, structures, and glands that play a role in thought processes, habitual negative thought patterns, and dissociative and detachment disorders and tendencies.
  • Specific attention will be paid to the amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, thalamus, basal ganglia, and pituitary gland. Also, an understanding of the role of the limbic system versus the prefrontal cortex and how to address these areas via the mini map in our own and our client’s hands and feet.
  • Areas of the body that may show symptoms, pain, or imbalances in those who have experienced trauma and for those with active or past alcoholic or addictive behaviors.
  • Which structures, glands, and areas of the brain require detailed work for trauma and addiction.
  • The HPA axis and the target organs, glands, or systems affected by the trauma &/or addiction from a reflexology perspective.
  • The neurological system and how reflexology works via this system, directly related to how we receive internal and external stimuli.
  • Reflexology Guides to address trauma and addiction and how they may vary depending on the type of trauma or addition (e.g., opioid, alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, or stimulants).
  • Self-care tools to use and impart to clients.

Students Will Learn

  • Releasing our ideas of what the client needs.
  • Suspending our judgment of the client or diagnosis.
  • Learning how to retrieve information using a compassionate intake process.
  • Understanding trauma, subtle energy, and how to create safe spaces for our clients.
  • Asking the right questions to target the underbelly of the dis-ease and empowering the client to discover the answers on their own.
  • Aligning our energetic body to best serve our client.
  • Having a rich understanding of the nervous system and the Bodymind in order to best address a client’s concerns.
  • Reflexology techniques and methods.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • The parts of the brain responsible for mood, addictive behavior, and emotional processing.
  • Reflexology guides for trauma and addiction.
  • New reflexology methods, techniques, and “subtle holds” for a detailed and integrative session.

SCHEDULE AND HOURS DEFINED: This 16-hour, 2-day weekend workshop will have 14 educational hours. Lunch breaks and out of classroom assignments are not included.
REGISTRATION: This workshop is open to all levels. While some techniques are advanced, Chantel’s approach makes the content, methods, and techniques easily accessible to all.
PAYMENT: If you are a current member of ANY state reflexology association you are eligible for the “Member” rate. To qualify for this discount, choose the member button for payment and send a copy of your current association membership to the group or association hosting the workshop.
NCBTMB & ARCB CEs: This class is recognized by NCBTMB and ARCB. Students who attend and answer questions about the workshop are given a certificate of completion acknowledging 14 CEs.
Early Bird Special (before July 17, 2024): Members $325 / Non-Members $375
After July 18, 2024: Members: $375 / Non-Members $425

Registration is through Chantel’s website: https://www.chantelclucier.com/trauma–addiction.html/#austin

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