FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is new in the new Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminar format compared to the usual 2-day seminar?
A:The new Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminar is actually three courses in one:
So you receive a more thorough education in Trigger Point Therapy as applied to the Core Unit body area with this new format.
Q: I have taken Seminars with Cathy before. Should I retake the Shoulder Core Unit in the new format?
A: Please see answer to the first question above.
If you have only taken a two-day seminar with me in the past, you will find there is a lot of additional in-depth knowledge and training you will receive in the new format. Also please remember that you will receive a 6-week Follow Up & Enrichment Program that will be very helpful for reinforcing and enriching your knowledge and skill level.
Q: I am completely new to Trigger Point -- is the 2 day Seminar for experienced Trigger Point Therapists only?
A: The TWO DAY SEMINAR in the new format will provide an ideal introduction to Trigger Point Therapy.
It’s important to know that both formats give you a carefully paced series of presentations and handson practice and coaching. Plus you will receive the 6 week Follow Up & Enrichment Program to help integrate and reinforce the knowledge and skills you learn over the weekend.
Q: Could you please explain what “Going Beyond” Trigger Point means?
A: The “Going Beyond” in the title means that you get enriched knowledge and experience.
In addition to the core material outlined by Dr. Travell for the body area Core Unit (such as low back or shoulders, etc.) you will receive personal guidance and coaching from me in the best practices for implementing and integrating this remarkable therapy into your daily practice. You’ll also get practical tips and timesaving protocols based on my 25 years experience as a Board Certified Trigger Point Therapist and Certified Continuing Education Provider. You will also learn essential Self-Care Protocols that are essential for ensuring your healthy and long career as a trigger point therapist.
You will also receive a thorough follow-up program for 6 weeks following the seminars, which will enrich and reinforce the knowledge and skills you learned during the Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminar you attended. you attended
Q: Will these Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminars prepare me for the National Board Certification Exam?
A: Yes, the Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminars are designed to provide you with all the knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.
Of course, you need to put in the time to study and prepare for the exam. There is really no shortcut to mastering the material!
Q: I am a newly graduated Massage Therapist but I am very interested in Trigger Point: Should I attend?
A: Yes, you don’t need to be a practicing Trigger Point Therapist to attend and benefit from the Seminar!
There are no prerequisites other than having a working knowledge of anatomy and a strong desire to upgrade your skills and learn new material. So if you are a serious student, then YES of course you can and should take one of these Workshops or Seminars. They offer you the best possible training in Trigger Point Therapy and an excellent preparation for the National Board Exam. But if you are just looking to get some easy CEUs to fulfill a Continuing Education requirement, then these workshops are not for you.
Q: Can you recommend inexpensive nearby places to stay in Florida?
A: Once you register I can provide you with referrals to both traditional hotels and motels, as well as AirBnB hosts who are very close to the location where the seminar will be held.
There is a wide range of accommodations available, in all price ranges, and I am happy to point youin the right direction!
Q: What is the best airport and/or airline to fly into Fort Myers?
A: The closest airport is Fort Myers airport but there is also an airport at Punta Gorda.
Allegiant Airlines flies into Punta Gorda and they often have very inexpensive fares from a number of cities. The advantage of Allegiant is that they fly directly into Punta Gorda, which is an hour away from Fort Myers. Whether you fly on Allegiant or any other airline the cheapest fares are generally midweek from Tuesday through Thursday. So I recommend that you fly in on Wednesday or latest Thursday morning, and then you can fly out on Tuesday or Wednesday the following week.This would give you a couple days to enjoy the beaches and attractions of Fort Myers.
Q: I want to bring my family for a getaway -- are there activities to keep my kids and spouse busy (and happy!) while I attend the Seminar?
A: Fort Myers offers so much for both adults and young people, I wouldn't even know where to start!
There are many activities and attractions designed especially with kids in mind – the Manatee tours are
fascinating, and there are all kinds of water sports. I suggest you look on these websites:
https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/fort-myers.html and https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attractions-g34230-Activities-Fort_Myers_Florida.html
Q: Do I need to bring any materials or special clothes for your seminars?
A: Just the basics – but if you come to one of my Florida Seminars, Workshops or Intensives, don’t forget your bathing suit and suntan lotion!
You should bring the following:
Q: What about lunch?
A: Generally, we take one hour for lunch both in Florida and on-site at the massage schools. Often we will carpool to a healthy restaurant. However, feel free to bring your own lunch. Note: Only water is allowed in the classrooms.
Q: What can I do to get the most from a Beyond Trigger Point Seminar, Intensive or Workshop?
A: Yes! I invite you to join the “Honors Track” to get the most from your Seminar, whether for a One Day Intensive or a 2 Day Seminar. It’s easy – just access the FREE Online Introductory Audio Lesson to jump-start your learning. Download my FREE mp3 audio lesson "The Challenges of Treating Clients with Muscular Pain." Get instant access to this 47-minute introduction & 8-page study guide here
And please plan to take full advantage of the 6-week Follow-Up Enrichment & Integration online program you will receive as part of any 2 day Seminar. You will retain and be better able to apply the knowledge and techniques you learn during your training weekend. (One-Day Intensive students get a special 4-week Follow-Up Program.)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
About the ONE DAY INTENSIVES in Florida
Q: What is covered in the ONE DAYINTENSIVE workshop compared to the usual 2-day seminar?
A:The ONE DAY INTENSIVES focus on a key problem area in depth:
GET A GRIP covers the problem-prone zones of the elbows, hands, wrist & fingers
BALANCING ACT covers the delicate links and interactions between the neck & shoulder
Both ONE DAY INTENSIVES include the key elements of my three-courses-in-one format:
Q: I have taken a Core Unit Seminar with Cathy before. What is new or different about the ONE DAYINTENSIVES?
A: Please see answer to the first question above.
The ONE DAY INTENSIVE strengthens your grasp of the Core Unit knowledge, but more importantly, it provides additional training in “Connecting the Dots” to improve your evaluation skills and your therapeutic effectiveness.
You will learn new techniques and protocols, and gain a deeper understanding of both the mechanics and principles of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy.
Q: I am completely new to Trigger Point -- is this for experienced Trigger Point Therapists only?
A: The ONE DAY INTENSIVES are specially designed for therapists who are already familiar with the basics of Trigger Point Therapy, or who have attended at least one seminar with Cathy.
If you are new, I recommend that you get a much more thorough introduction to Trigger Point Therapy by taking any one of the 2 Day Going Beyond Trigger Points Seminars. Cathy also teaches two-day weekend workshops in the four Core Units at different locations around the country (scroll up for dates and locations) and these could also serve as an excellent introduction to Trigger Point Therapy. If the One Day Intensive is the only seminar that fits your schedule, you may attend, but I ask you to complete my FREE Introduction to Trigger Point Therapy lesson "The Challenges of Treating Clients with Muscular Pain" available here.
I look forward to meeting you at one of my Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminars either at my home base in Florida, or at one of many locations around the country
If you have any additional questions, I’ll be happy to answer them. Please feel free to email me: CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com
Note: Doctors Travell and Simons’ proven Trigger Point Therapy myofascial trigger point treatment methodologies are taught by Master Teacher Cathy Cohen, LMT, approved CEU Educator (NCBTMB #450949-09) in her Beyond Trigger Point Seminars, which are all Approved NCBTMB Continuing Education Courses.Cathy brings 18 years of experience guiding and mentoring over 2,500 therapists in advanced Trigger Point Therapy protocols.