In response to the first part of that question, it took time and a lot of self-examination to feel comfortable just saying,
“No, I don’t teach hands-on classes remotely.”
I’ve watched how education has moved more and more towards Internet learning over the years, and how many bodywork teachers and schools are converting their programs to these new formats.
I’d ask myself,
“Am I shooting myself in the foot here?”
“Will people interested in learning reflexology just click off my website to pursue someone else’s classes because they’re more convenient?”
“Am I a dinosaur?”
I would drive myself crazy!
But the truth – my truth – is, I just can’t do it.
I have taught hundreds of people reflexology for over more than a quarter of a century, and I have NEVER – I repeat, NEVER – had even one person who was able to watch the demo and then execute the techniques and flow without some feedback and correction from me. I just don’t think it’s possible, even for a very seasoned therapist.
I don’t want people to purchase a video of my work and then start offering it incorrectly, claiming to have learned the protocol from me. That doesn’t sit well with my ethics.
It’s important to me that people leave my trainings having been given adequate attention at the tables; that they leave with some level of confidence and skill regarding what was demonstrated; that their time and money was well spent; and that they leave with something useful to add to their practices.
That said, I also totally get that people who have attended the Therapeutic Hand & Foot Reflexology Professional Certification, the How to Relieve Chronic Foot Pain workshop and/or the Traditional Thai Reflexology workshop might really appreciate a visual resource for review purposes. There’s a lot to remember in those classes.
So, it’s time to say YES to the request for a visual resource of hands-on procedures!
I have spent a lot of time this year researching and developing a platform that would provide video access to the hands-on protocols of the above trainings for those people who have attended.
The students in this year’s Certification program were the first to enjoy the benefits of a hybrid program, and are loving having videos of all the live instructions. From my end of things, I see the impact having review videos has had on their hands-on work.
I am super excited to announce that beginning with the next weekend workshop in Winter Park (Orlando), Florida on August 20 and 21, attendees of all How to Relieve Chronic Foot Pain classes will be given access to a video of the hands-on protocol that I teach in this highly-popular training. The video has been shot, and my videographer, Chrissy Martinez, is editing it right now.
Anyone who has taken the workshop in the past is invited to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive an invitation as well. (Please mention when and where you took the training.) You have all paid for this information – I’m thrilled to be able to offer you the gift of live images of how to execute the techniques for your review. I really want to see you all out there offering this great service to the public, and I think this resource will support that.
Beginning with the September scheduled dates, the same bonus will be available to all past, present and future attendees of the Traditional Thai Reflexology training.
I love technology and love exploring ways in which to use it to make my life easier and to offer more value to the people I interact with. I feel certain that these videos will contribute to your success. Let me know below what you think!