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Dynamic Equilibrium
309 Oakwood Court
Youngsville, NC 27596

Phone: 919-562-1548

Nancy Toner Weinberger

Ethics For The Massage and Bodywork Therapist: Ethics


Course Descriptions: These classes are intended to provide ethics continuing education that will meet the North Carolina and national renewal requirements. Except for Rules and Standards Review, each class explores the professional massage and bodywork therapist’s role in the therapeutic relationship and provides at least 2 hours of educational material related to NCBTMB Standard V, Roles and Boundaries. All classes include stimulating topics for lively discussion, as well as problem- solving participatory exercises.

Ethics: Focus on Transference/Counter-transference (4 CE)

Upon completion of the class, the participant will:

• Identify state and national definitions, professional standards, rules, and guidelines relating to transference and counter-transference.
• Clearly describe the massage therapist’s scope of practice in regard to transference and counter-transference.
• Describe the dynamics of transference and counter-transference in regard to the following: Expectation; Empathy; Metabeliefs; Emotional Suppression and Emotional Repression; Abreactions and altered states of consciousness; Energetics.
• Identify transference and counter-transference when it is happening
• Choose appropriate strategies for dealing with: Transference; Countertransference; Emotional suppression; Emotional repression; Abreaction.


Dynamic Energy Balancing® : Ethical Considerations for Energy Workers (3 CE)

Prerequisite: The ability to give an energy work session and at least one prior class in energy work, or permission of the the Instructor.

Ethical Considerations for Energy Workers will include an overview of special conditions applying to energy workers, and the development of new levels of integrity, respect, kindness, and presence. Teh class begins with a one hour round table ethics discussion, focusing on story-telling- sharing of ethical issues experienced by members of the group and the instructor and how they were or were not resolved, impact on client, etc. This time is followed by a series of experiential exercise in which we explore and report on boundaries and intention/lack of intention. The final hour we will formulate a Code of Ethics for Energy Workers based on the group's experiences and shared convictions.

Learning Outcome: Through an exploration of ethical considerations for energy workers, redefine ethical boundaries, thus gaining clarity, confidence, and enhanced professionalism, in your energetic interactions with clients.


Ethics: Rules and Standards Review (2 or 3 CE)

This is an interesting review of the legalities of practicing massage or bodywork in North Carolina presented by a former State Board member. You will also gain a better understanding of the NC Board and its functions. The 3-hour version includes a review of massage organizations on the local and federal levels, and how these organizations are affecting us at the state level. Some classes are held following NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy Board meetings, and proceedings will be discussed as part of the class.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:


The Ethics of Money (4 CE)

In this class we will explore the ethics of money, as it relates to your massage and bodywork practice. The class will include a combination of relevant information, practical tips, a forum to air your problems and get suggestions for solutions from colleagues, and some personal values clarification work. Some topics we will look at from an Ethics point of view are:


Ethics: Giving and Receiving Feedback from Clients and Colleagues (3 CE)
Feedback is the precious gift we can use to make our massage better and better. We need it to build our practice and become successful. We will discuss the value of feedback, as well as how to obtain honest feedback, from our clients and colleagues. We will practice giving and receiving honest feedback.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:


Ethics: Being on the Board (3 CE)
Overstepping boundaries is the number one complaint filed against LMBTs. Role play thorny scenarios of fictional Board hearings for LMBTs who are facing the complaint/disciplinary process. Play-act the therapist, Board Member, or the Client who has complained. Learn dynamically!

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this class, the student will be able to describe the following:

Integrity- An Exploration of Telling the Truth (3 CE)

Truth is not always easy, nor is it always obvious. And in our practice of massage and bodywork, we often need to reflect in order to discover exactly what the truth of a situation is. Our professionalism requires that we embrace integrity with dignity, and that we know how to be honest with our clients without being hurtful. This class is designed to help you explore the meaning of integrity, to see more clearly how much integrity you already have, and to build on that core, developing and enhancing integrity in areas that might not be as strong as they could be.

Learning Outcomes:

Clarify what “integrity” means to you

Ethics: Personal Boundaries and the Therapeutic Relationship (6 CE)

Having attended the Ethics class, the LMBT will:


The Ethical Dilemma (6 CE)

Having attended the Ethics class, the LMBT will:


 Ethics: A Focus On Sexual Issues (3 CE)

Having attended the Ethics class, the LMBT will: