Approved for Continuing Education

*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.

Approved by NCBTMB for 1 CEU for massage therapists.

Approved for 1 contact/clock hours of continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine for the following professions:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dentist/Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist/COTA
  • Physical Therapist/PTA
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker

Course Description

Join Kerry Jordan and Cal Cates for a discussion of the very human, exhausting behaviors that make it hard to keep our caregiving tanks full and our inner compasses calibrated. True stories and real practice ideas will set you off on a path toward deep connection.

Course curriculum

    1. About the instructors

    2. Course Description

    1. What is authentic? What is real?

    1. Professional vs. Authentic

    2. Writing exercise #1

    1. Do good fences make good neighbors?

    2. Naked and Uncomfortable

    3. Writing exercise #2

    1. Self-deception vs. wisdom

    2. Buckets and windows and practice, practice, practice.

    3. Want to continue the conversation?

    1. Mending Wall by Robert Frost

    2. Recommended Reading

    3. CEU Certificate Request

About this course

  • $25.00
  • 15 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


Instructor & Executive Director Cal Cates

Cal 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 healthcare and feels a personal commitment to inviting students to consider themselves as integral to a whole person healing process. Their favorite thing about teaching healthcare providers is the ability to blend nerdiness and authenticity to create opportunities to be more effective, more human and more flexible.

Instructor & Operations Director 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 effortlessly weaves the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and health care providers.


Past students have said...

"The course comes across as a discussion between them as opposed to them teaching. This makes the content more understandable and relatable."

"Honest heartfelt authentic and humorous to be short. Many thanks 🙏"

"I appreciate the energy & joy of the 2 of you. Very relative to my work."

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