Course Description

Most massage therapists burn out or change professions within the first 5 years. The early years fo the career can be difficult to navigate alone, especially in uncertain times where we have to reconsider almost everything about how we practice. As we grow and encounter a greater variety of clients in our practice, we often encounter scenarios where we need the listening ears and lived experience of a variety of therapists to decide on the best client care. 

Mental health professionals use regular, structured group meetings, called Supervision, to examine their own work and their identity as professionals. Using this model, we can also grow in the profession, identify our strengths, and build our personal and professional lives around those strengths. 

This group is specifically designed for folks who have less than 2 years in the profession. With a structured group for support and accountability, massage therapists in this peer group will expand their knowledge and commitment to the profession, and thus improve the quality of care they deliver and gain inspiration for the future and the longevity of their career.

Dates & Times

The Peer Supervision Group will meet in person via Zoom on the second Monday of every month, from 6:30 - 7:30pm, Eastern time.  In addition to the group meetings, each participant will have the opportunity to schedule two individual meeting with the facilitator over the course of the year. These one-on-one meetings will be scheduled at your convenience.  

Regular Meeting Dates (all meeting will be at 6:30pm Eastern time):

April 19, 2021

May 17, 2021

June 21, 2021

July 19, 2021

August 16, 2021

September 20, 2021

October 18, 2021

November 15, 2021

December 20, 2021

January 17, 2021

February 21, 2021

March 21, 2021

Facilitator

Instructor & Education Director

Rebecca Sturgeon

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director. She works tirelessly to organize existing courses and to create new opportunities for Healwell to offer meaningful and robust inter-professional education for massage therapists and other health care providers. Rebecca co-authored "Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care" (Handspring, 2021.) As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is also an experienced mentor to new massage therapists, and facilitator of learning groups.

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