Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • What's this all about?

    • How does it work?

    • The Book

    • Zoom Link for the discussion group

  • 2

    Week One Discussion Questions

    • Preface and Introduction

    • Chapter One

  • 3

    Week Two Discussion Questions

    • Chapter Two

  • 4

    Week Three Discussion Questions

    • First Six Poems

  • 5

    Week Four Discussion Questions

    • Chapter Three

  • 6

    Week Five Discussion Questions

    • Chapter Four

    • Chapter Five

    • Tony Hoagland Poems

  • 7

    Week Six Discussion Questions

    • Chapter Six

    • Chapter Seven

  • 8

    Week Seven Discussion Questions

    • Rafael Campo Poems

    • Chapter Eight

  • 9

    Week Eight Discussion Questions

    • Chapter Nine

    • Nick Flynn Poem

  • 10

    Week Nine Discussion Questions

    • Chapter Ten

    • Chapter Eleven

  • 11

    Week Ten (Monday, June 8th) Discussion Questions

    • Senryu

    • Chapter Twelve

    • Senryu Playground

  • 12

    Week Eleven Discussion Questions (June 15, 2020)

    • Jason Shinder Poems

    • Chapter Thirteen

  • 13

    Week Twelve Discussion Questions (June 29, 2020)

    • Derek Walcott Poem

    • Chapter Fourteen

  • 14

    Week Thirteen (July 6, 2020) Discussion Questions

    • Chapter Fifteen

    • Stanley Kunitz Poems

  • 15

    Week Fourteen Discussion Questions (July 13, 2020)

    • Chapter Sixteen

    • Chapter Seventeen

  • 16

    Week Fifteen Discussion Questions (July 27, 2020)

    • W.S. Merwin Poems

    • Chapter Eighteen

    • Chapter Nineteen

  • 17

    Week Sixteen Discussion Questions (August 3, 2020)

    • Rumi Poems

    • Chapter Twenty

  • 18

    Week Seventeen (August 10, 2020)

    • Chapter Twenty-One

    • Chapter Twenty-Two

  • 19

    Week Eighteen (August 17, 2020)

    • Mark Doty Poems

    • Chapter Twenty-Three

  • 20

    Week Nineteen (August 24, 2020)

    • Chapter Twenty-Four

    • Naomi Shihab Nye Poem

    • Chapter Twenty-Five

  • 21

    Week Twenty (August 31, 2020)

    • Chapter Twenty-Six

Instructor(s)

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.