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All Approved NCBTMB Continuing Education Courses in

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy for Massage Therapists

In Florida & at locations around the USA

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Going BEYOND Trigger Point

Florida Seminars with Cathy Cohen

WINTER / SPRING 2018

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All training events in this section are held in Ft. Myers, Florida

Select your choice of 2-DAY SEMINAR or ONE DAY INTENSIVE


Feb 24 - 25, 2018 - 2 DAY SEMINAR
Relieve the Burden of Shoulder Dysfunction: Shoulders & Upper Torso Core Unit
WHERE: Fort Myers, Florida
TUITION: $295 for 16 CE hours
CONTACT: Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information

Mar 11, 2018 - ONE DAY INTENSIVE
Get a Grip!: Treating Elbow, Wrist, Thumb & Finger Dysfunction
WHERE: Fort Myers, Florida
TUITION: $175 for 8 CE hours
(discounts available for qualifying students)
CONTACT:Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information

March 22-25, 2018 - 2 DAY SEMINAR
Balancing the Neck to Free the Jaw: Head & Neck Core Unit
WHERE: Fort Myers, Florida
TUITION: $295 for 16 CE hours
CONTACT:Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information

April 21, 2018 - ONE DAY INTENSIVE
Balancing Act: Treating Head, Neck & Shoulder Pain
WHERE: Fort Myers, Florida
TUITION: $175 for 8 CE hours
(discounts available for qualifying students)
CONTACT:Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information

April 26-29, 2018 - 2 DAY SEMINAR
A New Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain: Low Back & Hip Core Unit
WHERE: Fort Myers, Florida
TUITION: $295 for 16 CE hours
CONTACT:Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information

May 17-20, 2018 - 2 DAY SEMINAR
A Call to Arms!: Legs & Arms Core Unit
WHERE: Fort Myers, Florida
TUITION: $295 for 16 CE hours
CONTACT:Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information


SEMINARS HELD AT MASSAGE SCHOOLS


June 2-3, 2018 – 2 DAY SEMINAR in Bloomington MN
Beyond Trigger Point Seminars: Head & Neck Core Unit
"Balancing the Neck to Free the Jaw"
WHERE: Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
TUITION: $295 Practitioners; $195 T2+ Students for 16 NCBTMB approved CE hours
9:00 am - 6 pm Sat & Sun
CONTACT: Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information
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June 23-24, 2018 – 2 DAY SEMINAR in Anamosa, Iowa
Beyond Trigger Point Seminars: Head & Neck Core Unit
"Balancing the Neck to Free the Jaw"
TUITION: $295 for 16 NCBTMB approved CE hours
9:00 am - 5:30 pm Sat & Sun
WHERE: Carlson College, Anamosa, Iowa
CONTACT: Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information
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October 27-28, 2018 – 2 DAY SEMINAR in Anamosa, Iowa
Beyond Trigger Point Seminars: Shoulders/Upper Torso Core Unit
"Relieve the Burden of Shoulder Dysfunction"
TUITION: $295 for 16 NCBTMB approved CE hours
9:00 am - 5:30 pm Sat & Sun
WHERE: Carlson College, Anamosa, Iowa
CONTACT: Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information
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November 10-11, 2018 – 2 DAY SEMINAR in Bloomington MN
Beyond Trigger Point Seminars: Shoulders/Upper Torso Core Unit
"Relieve the Burden of Shoulder Dysfunction"
WHERE: Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
TUITION: $295 Practitioners; $195 T2+ Students for 16 NCBTMB approved CE hours
9:00 am - 6 pm Sat & Sun
CONTACT: Call (941)564-9489 or email at CathyCohen@BeyondTriggerPoints.com for more information
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Carlson College of Massage Therapy
11809 County Rd X-28
Anamosa, IA 52205
(319) 462-3402
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Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 W. 84th St,Bloomington
Bloomington,MN 55431
952.887.1390
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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:
  1. You get thorough hands-on training and paced, in-depth knowledge on Trigger Point Therapy in the techniques and their application in the specific body area Core Unit (e.g. Shoulders &Torso). This includes the content required for taking the National Certification Board Exam for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. You also receive abundant personal guidance and individual attention from Cathy. And of course, you receive 16 CEUs with this approved NCBTMB Continuing Education Course

  2. You receive thorough training and practice in essential Therapist Self-Care protocols to make sure you enjoy a long and healthy career as a Trigger Point Therapist.

  3. . After the in-person, hands-on Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminar, you’ll receive the six weeks Follow-Up & Enrichment Program with paced, comprehensive Multimedia Reinforcement for each 2 day hands-on course you take to ensure retention and integration of the new knowledge and skills.

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 you

in 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
Sanibel Island in particular is a real delight and even though I live here, it is a treat for me to go to the wonderful sandy beaches there. In addition there is a wide range of restaurants in all price ranges for both couples and families so it’ll be easy to find a suitable place to eat.


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:

  • Your own sheets & face cradle cover
  • Massage oil, cocoa or shea butter
  • Loose clothing to easily expose the body region being studied
  • Casual and comfortable, loose clothing
  • For the hands-on sessions, men are requested to bring shorts or bathing suits. Women should bring shorts and halter tops.
  • Participants must be prepared to expose the body region of study during practice to enhance the overall learning experience
  • Study guides if you completed the online lessons (Separate lab manuals will be provided)
  • A wrap or sweater
  • Identification and treatment of myofascial trigger points requires short fingernails.
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Tables will be provided


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:

  1. You get hands-on training and paced, in-depth knowledge on applying Trigger Point Therapy to the specific target zone (elbows, hands, wrist & fingers; or neck & shoulders.) You also receive abundant personal guidance and individual attention from Cathy.
  2. You receive guidance and practice in key Therapist Self-Care protocols to make sure you enjoy a long and healthy career as a Trigger Point Therapist.
  3. . After the in-person, hands-on Going Beyond Trigger Point Seminar, you’ll receive four weeks of Cathy’s exclusive Follow-Up & Enrichment Program with paced, Reinforcement to ensure retention and integration of the new knowledge and skills you gained during the ONE DAY INTENSIVE.

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.