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.

This course is listed with the FSMTB CE Registry for 1 CEU for massage therapists.

Approved by NCBTMB for 1.5 CEUs 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

This course is designed to explore our unconscious biases and the ways that our stories about illness and health, race and gender, us and them, prevent us from being of the greatest service possible. This course blends lecture and exercises to access our hidden beliefs and to befriend the undeniable truth that you are not the boss of your brain.

Course curriculum

    1. About the instructor

    2. Unconscious vs. Implicit

    1. Dan Trommater - What do you really know? These tables will test you.

    2. Optical illusions and your brain

    3. How do we get from A to B?

    4. You are not the boss of your brain.

    5. The IAT

    6. Implicit Association Test (IAT)

    7. IAT Survey

    1. A riddle...

    2. Testing your prediction loops.

    3. Stereotypes and categories.

    1. In-group trauma

    2. Get curious.

    3. Somatic Experience

    4. Somatic Experience Demonstration

    5. Somatic Experience Considerations

    6. Somatic Experience Exercise - Now it's your turn!

    1. Final Quiz

    2. Want to continue the conversation?

    3. CE Certificate

    1. Recommended Reading

    2. What is the Negativity BIAS? | Dr. Rick Hanson Ph.D., The Science of Happiness

    3. Visual Illusions

About this course

  • $37.50
  • 24 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


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.