Busting Taboos About Breast Cancer

A one-weekend skill-builder with master instructor Pam Ferguson

As a survivor of metastatic breast cancer, Pam has used her own experiences to innovate new ways of working with survivors pre-and-post surgery, using creative Qi exercises and imagery to maximize client empowerment. Therapists will acquire new techniques and easy-to-learn protocols involving acupoints, meridians and subtle movement adapted to the needs of each individual client. A knowledge of the meridian system is useful, but not essential. Pam’s tips help clients regain mobility, flexibility and upper body strength, and help prevent lymphodema, a common postmastectomy challenge. She will also teach scar therapy. Pam’s workshops are attended by Asian Bodywork Therapists, Massage Therapists and Acupuncturists, as well as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, RNs and MDs in North America and Europe. Participants are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing for the exercises. Hands on demonstrations will all be performed on a table.

Instructor Bio:  Pamela Ellen Ferguson is Asian Bodywork Therapy Dean Emeritus of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Austin Texas, and now teaches advanced and experimental workshops in Switzerland, Germany and Austria each year. Pam has authored several books including major textbooks The Self Shiatsu Handbook, and TAKE FIVE - the Five Elements guide to health and harmony.  Together with Debra Duncan Persinger PhD, she co-edited SAND TO SKY - Conversations with Teachers of Asian Medicine. Her latest book is a work of fiction for children titled Sunshine Picklelime . Pam is the ABT columnist for the monthly Acupuncture Today.  Her columns include Busting Taboos About Breast Cancer (part 1 &2), and Insights of a Cancer Survivor, all available online at www.acupuncturetoday.com, and useful references for this workshop. She has also created a DVD of postmastectomy exercises titled Drawing Circles.

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Busting Taboos About Breast Cancer : $240
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