Presence, Boundaries, and Emotional Resiliency with Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan

2020 ABMP CE Summit: Connection. Education. Inspiration.

Connect with your massage community and leaders in the profession online at the 2020 ABMP CE Summit: Connection. Education. Inspiration! This virtual education experience addresses a wide variety of topics to share timely and valuable information to enrich your practice and life. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the presenters live online, learn tools to help navigate this unique time, and connect virtually with your massage and bodywork community. This event—including 9 hours of CE—is free for everyone in the profession at! One free event registration gives you access to all of the presentations.

The full schedule is available below, and here we are highlighting the Wednesday, October 21 presentation "Presence, Boundaries, and Emotional Resiliency" with Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan. Join Healwell’s Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan for a thoughtful discussion exploring the benefits of modifying our definitions of boundaries, serving, and what it means to be a health care partner. Throughout the course they share tools to expand your awareness and develop helpful habits to navigate impermanence and show up to suffering without taking on suffering.

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Cal Cates

Cal Cates has been teaching and developing curriculum for massage therapy courses focused on hospital-based practice, oncology massage, and end-of-life care since 2007. Their* experience in clinical practice in hospitals around the US has informed their teaching style greatly. Cal is clear that massage therapy is health care and feels a personal commitment to inviting students to consider themselves as integral to a whole-person healing process. Their favorite thing about teaching health-care providers through Healwell is the ability to blend nerdiness and authenticity to create opportunities to be more effective, more human, and more flexible. *Cal identifies as gender fluid and uses the pronouns they, their, and them when being referred to in the third person. Learn more at

Kerry Jordan

Kerry is a teacher for Healwell and is an essential part of the curriculum development team. She brings 20 years of experience as an instructor and has an extensive background in teaching pathology and physiology and adapting massage therapy for special populations. Before training as a massage therapist, Kerry owned and operated a successful yoga studio in Boston. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Kerry is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500 and a continuing education provider, weaving the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists, and health-care providers. Learn more at


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10:00 a.m. MT: Keynote Presentation "Surviving Together: A Conversation with Massage Therapists" with ABMP President Les Sweeney
10:30 a.m. MT: “Addressing Health Disparities in Communities of Color with Wellness Approaches” with Dr. Nicola Finley (1 CE hour)
11:45 a.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Anne Williams of Massage Mastery Online (Aromatherapy)
12:00 p.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Angie Parris-Raney (Healing Through the Senses)
12:30 p.m. MT: “Plantar Foot Pain” with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau (1 CE hour)
1:30 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

10:00 a.m. MT: “Presence, Boundaries, and Emotional Resiliency” with Healwell’s Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan (1 CE hour)
11:15 a.m. MT: “A Detailed Approach to General Neck Pain” with Allison Denney (1 CE hour)
12:30 p.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds of Massage Business Blueprint (Financially Surviving COVID-19)
1:00 p.m. MT: “Touching Trauma” with Chris Smith and Cindy Williams (1 CE hour)
2:00 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

Thursday, October 22, 2020

9:30 a.m. MT: “Balancing the Shoulder: Practical Clinic” with Tom Myers (1.5 CE hours)
11:15 a.m. MT: “Connection and Courage in Times of Uncertainty” with Amy Andrews McMaster (1 CE hour)
12:30 p.m. MT: “A Massage Therapist’s Guide to COVID-19” with Ruth Werner (1.5 CE hours)
2:00 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

All times listed are for the mountain time zone. Not sure what time zone you’re in? Check your time zone here!



i keep getting sent back to the schedule screen and it says register for free but i am already registered.

Your link to the summit will be<<your ID number>> which you should have received in your confirmation email. The summit starts Wednesday in a few hours at 10 am MT, and around 930 you'll be able to click a blue button from that custom page to launch the Summit video player. If you are having trouble locating your personal link with ID you can email me at and I'll look that up for you.

I am already registered for the summit but i cant seem to join anywhere. please help.

Your link to the summit will be<<your ID number>> which you should have received in your confirmation email. The summit starts Wednesday in a few hours at 10 am MT, and around 930 you'll be able to click a blue button from that custom page to launch the Summit video player. If you are having trouble locating your personal link with ID you can email me at and I'll look that up for you.

Jed, I'm Kristin Coverly's mother and would love to drop in to the Summit to see what you all have been working on. I registered yesterday but never received a confirmation number. Is it possible for me to visit?

Hi Rosemary! Your link is, I sent an email as well. Please let me know if that works!  —Jed

I can’t join either, and yes I have my link, Yes I pasted that URL, but it’s not working on iOS, I will try my computer...

Shanthi, When you go to your link do you see a blue button that says "View the ABMP CE Summit"?

I am looking for the quiz tab for the hour with Cal Coates and can't find it. I didn't see the tab pop up during the seminar, as the instructions at the very end indicated. Can you please send me the link?

Pam, The quizzes are contained within the Summit player page--the quiz tab links are next to the link that says "Community Chat" at the top of the chat box (including a picture below, it might look slightly different if you are on a mobile device). The "Activate Quiz" button has to be clicked during a specific window to make sure that people are attending the course. If you were unable to activate it, the course will be available in the ABMP Education Center on Friday.

ive registered.  i managed to get into the Thanks for Attending page.  Trying to watch any of the Webinar Replays and can't find them on the ABMP ce page, as instructed. 

Laura, The replays are being processed and uploaded and will be available later today on Friday, October 23. We will send a notice to all registrants when they are ready!


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