We’ve chosen a beautiful venue for our training day in Cornwall – Botelet Farm near Liskeard – on Tuesday 5th May 2020. This FHT accredited CPD day course is open to everyone interested in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.
Date: Tuesday 5th May 2020
Time: 9.45 (for a prompt start at 10.00) – 16.00
Venue: Botelet Education, Botelet Farm, Herodsfoot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4RD.
Course Fee: £149 (includes handouts, certificate and light refreshments)
To book your place: For a booking form, payment options and more details contact Mary Atkinson on firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitators: Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper are experienced massage therapists with a wealth of experience in using positive touch activities in the home, school and wider community. They are co-founders of the Story Programme Massage and co-authors of the popular Story Massage book and DVD Once Upon a Touch…Story Massage for Children.
Course content: Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the Story Massage Programme. You will learn these strokes and then we will work together to adapt familiar stories or even create some massage stories of your own to use in the home, school, or as part of your work. This will help build your confidence with using the Story Massage Programme in the way that most suits you. During the day there will be opportunities to ask questions and share ideas with others. It is fun and interactive, just like Story Massage.
Practicalities: You do not need to bring anything except a pen and paper.
Where can you use Story Massage?
The course is open to everyone with an interest in positive touch activities for children and adults. Suitable for therapists, teachers, special needs teachers, teaching assistants, care workers, parents, grandparents and anyone wishing to introduce the benefits of positive touch.
The Story Massage Programme is a wonderful extension of your current work, and depending on your qualifications and experience, it can be used:
- In nurseries, schools, special schools, afterschool clubs, youth groups
- In baby and infant massage or reflexology classes
- In hospices, hospitals and care homes (can be used for people with dementia)
- For children with special physical, emotional or educational needs
- With adoptive and foster parents
- In the family home
- In art, drama, music and yoga classes
- For teaching languages
BOOK NOW FOR THE STORY MASSAGE TRAINING DAY IN CORNWALL!
Please email Mary Atkinson on email@example.com for a booking form and payment options.
“The creative/literacy benefits for the children are limitless. We can easily link Story Massage into our topic and curriculum as a whole school approach. Giving a child the option to write a massage story also takes away any possible exclusion from the session if the child does not want to be touched either through peer massage or self-massage.” Hazel Cunningham, Independent Nurture Practitioner
“The Story Massage Programme is so, so important and so, so needed and the children loveee it too! Supporting their relaxation, touch tolerance, emotional regulation, increased concentration, better sleep and social connection.” Kirsty Forsyth, Relax Kids Coach
“Story Massage can offer comfort and relaxation for my foster children. One lad had been through terrible, sustained trauma. I wrote a bedtime massage story with the theme of safety and security and it was beautiful to see how his whole body and mind relaxed during his stay.” Aly Townley, Foster Carer