Productive Use of Time

One of the challenges of my job is managing my meeting time. I’ve been fortunate enough to progress in my career such that I increasingly have more responsibility. As a result, the time spent in meetings seems to increase exponentially. Somehow over time I have become a “meeter” rather than a “doer.” In many ways this reality frustrates me. I started my professional career as a doer, and my ability to get things done has helped me progress, but now I don’t get to “do” as much. All of us are multitaskers. We wear numerous hats during the day—employee, employer, mom, dad, teammate, friend, spouse, gardener, maintenance worker, plumber…the list seems endless! How do you keep up? For me, I need a list. I am continuously searching for a system that protects me from myself—from distraction, procrastination, and preoccupation. My solutions rely on technology. I understand though that many of us aren’t big fans of technology. For instance, my wife uses it, but doesn’t particularly enjoy it. I have found gadgets and software that enable me to productively get things done, and as a result, enjoy my “free ” time (a great concept, but not sure if it truly exists). These days, it seems the only thing I don’t schedule is a trip to the restroom. As massage and bodywork professionals, we get to “do”; the nature of our work is “doing.” And as independently practicing professionals (even those of us who are employees), we need to manage our time diligently. For me, an iPhone, calendar software, address book, and e-mail account comprise the bulk of my time and project management tools. How about you?
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Oregon Seeks Applicants for Grant Program Advisory Committee

The Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) Grant Program is seeking people to serve on the HOWTO Grant Program Advisory Committee. If you are a motivated leader committed to advancing health equity, trauma-informed workspaces, and expanding the health-care workforce in Oregon, apply before December 15, 2022.

Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

CAMTC's meeting agenda confirms there may be a vote on a fee increase and discloses meeting location. Submit comments to the CAMTC as soon as possible.

Blog

Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

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Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Can Help with PTSD

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Benefits

ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

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