Touching Trauma with Chris Smith and Cindy Williams

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 www.abmp.com/summit! 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 "Touching Trauma" with Chris Smith and Cindy Williams. More than ever, the ability to recognize and address trauma in clients—and ourselves—is paramount. Gain an understanding of what trauma is, how to identify its signs, and how to follow the “dos and don’ts” when working with trauma. Learn to work effectively and safely with clients experiencing trauma and empower them to use your bodywork session as a tool in their healing process.

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a recognized leader in the field of massage therapy and trauma. She is a massage therapist and trauma touch therapist. She developed and has been teaching Trauma Touch Therapy at the Colorado School of Healing Arts (CSHA) and to therapists worldwide since 1992. She has been with CSHA since 1988, where she serves as the school director. For more information on Trauma Touch Therapy, visit the school’s website at www.csha.net.

Cindy Williams

After earning a degree in sociology from Indiana University in 1997, Cindy Williams stumbled upon her calling as a massage therapist and bodyworker. She completed massage school in Boulder, Colorado, in 2000 and has been actively involved in the massage profession since that time. She has spent the last 20 years in private practice, as a school instructor, administrator, curriculum developer, and mentor. In 2010, she joined the ABMP Education Team as a school liaison, then continued her work as a content writer and facilitator for ABMP’s Instructors on the Front Lines program. Cindy writes the Classroom to Client column for Massage & Bodywork magazine, as well as various feature articles for Body Sense magazine. She currently works as a freelance educational content writer. Combining her training in massage and polarity therapies with her extensive background as a yoga practitioner and instructor, she loves teaching how the body operates holistically and how each component of the individual must be addressed in order to create change. 

Schedule

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!

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Comments

hello, if I.'m not there live, can I earn ceus by watching the summit workshops and still take the quizzes?

i am especially interested in the neck pain one and the one on trauma,

- Heather

Heather, Here is the answer to your question. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

I won’t be able to attend all of the live presentations. Will replays and CE credit be available after the event?

ABMP members: yes, all of the webinars will be added to the ABMP Education Center after the event for you to view and take an online quiz to earn free CE credit at ABMP.com/ce. You will not, however, have the opportunity to interact with the presenter during these viewings as you will during the live event.

Non-members: you will have the ability to purchase the courses and CE (excluding Dr. Nicola Finley’s presentation) in the ABMP Education Center after the live event date.