Massage & Bodywork

January/February 2013

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Learn from the Leaders from page 1 Free Course and CE for ABMP Members Something for Everyone To introduce you to our Online Education Center, ABMP has offered members an opportunity to earn a free continuing education hour when they log in to and take the course "Experience ABMP's E-Learning While Discovering Myofascial Massage." Pass the quiz at the end of the course and you'll earn one continuing education hour. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with this dynamic resource while earning valuable continuing education credit at no charge. With 35 new webinars added to the library in 2012, and many more on the way, massage therapists and bodyworkers will find a host of new and exciting educational choices in the ABMP Online Education Center, ranging from ethics topics with Massage & Bodywork columnist Til Luchau to oncology massage protocols with Tracy Walton and Gayle MacDonald. There are even Instructor and School categories that detail everything from creating effective student orientations to teaching palpation effectively. According to Brian Halterman, ABMP education program coordinator, there is something for everyone in the ABMP Online Education Center, but some of the most popular offerings are those that cover hands-on techniques. "Members enjoy having something they can incorporate into their practice tomorrow," he says. Halterman says the recent Body-Mind series with Luchau has also produced a lot of great feedback, and there is still an opportunity to participate in these webinars live. Four more are scheduled for 2013, starting with "Chronic Pain: Body-Mind Considerations for Hands-On Work" on January 30, 2013. The entire series will be archived, and two are already waiting for you now. All live and archived webinars are free for ABMP members, and with the passage of an online quiz, you can earn one CE credit for $12. Nonmembers pay $35 to view archived webinars and earn one CE credit. (The two-hour courses are available to members for $35; $55 for nonmembers.) How to Get Started It's easy to join in the online education experience. Log in to and scroll down to the "Online Education Center." There you will find several options, including "View Courses," "View Webinars," and "Frequently Asked Questions." You can see what's scheduled for the months ahead, or sign up for webinars today by checking out the educational calendar at Also, make sure we have your email address on file so you get timely invitations for our live webinar events. (You can manage your account and add an email by logging in to Visit the ABMP Online Education Center now to earn NCBTMB-approved continuing education credit for the mix of courses you'd like (or that your state requires). Be sure to log in to be eligible for the discounted prices for ABMP members! The great thing about online learning is the opportunities it creates. So, while industry leader and continuing education provider Whitney Lowe, for example, may never be in your town to teach, he will always be at Come see what all the excitement is about. DS 2 January February 2013 Tech Talk Because webinars require a lot of bandwidth, here are some tips to make your webinar experience run smoothly: • If possible, don't use a wireless connection to log in. • Close your email program during the webinar. • Close other browser windows during the webinar. You can easily view the webinars from your smartphone or other devices by downloading a GoToMeeting app beforehand. When you sign up for a webinar, we'll send you the links to get you started.

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