Trainings and Consulting

Fertility Massage Training: Moon Massage Level 1

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If you’ve been a successful massage therapist feeling called to work more closely in the area of women’s health and fertility, then this training might just be an answer. Pulling Down the Moon is proud to announce our first Fertility Massage course available to Massage Therapists outside of our staff: Moon Massage Level 1, An Introduction to Fertility Massage. This course will be taught in 3, eighty-minute online modules, and will include an overview of reproductive anatomy, both natural and assisted fertility cycles, contraindications for fertility clients, common fertility challenges and ways massage can support these issues, specific fertility massage techniques, and a 30-minute basic fertility massage protocol that can be used with all fertility clients (at the appropriate time in their cycle). This webinar will lay the foundation for a series of hands on courses, this being the first in the coursework that will ultimately lead to training and certification in our exclusive Fertility Enhancing Massage (FEM) Protocol. This training was formerly only available to employees of Pulling Down the Moon who exhibited the tenure, knowledge and expertise to learn the protocol in its 5-part entirety.

Fertility massage is a cutting-edge field, with far-reaching benefits that are still being explored. At Pulling Down the Moon, we’ve developed specific techniques for working with the body after seeing over six-thousand fertility massage clients over the last decade. We’ve striven to be pioneers of this emerging healing art, blending the best of ancient modalities with cutting edge massage techniques. Our programs have reached thousands of women across the Chicago and Washington DC area, and have even been purchased by Shady Grove Fertility (the largest Reproductive Endocrinology Center in the US). In addition, Pulling Down the Moon has been recognized by the NCBTMB as a provider of continuing education in the field of fertility massage.

Moon Massage Level 1: An Introduction to Fertility Massage Techniques / 4 CEUs / $95

Saturday, March 24th 11am-12:20pm CST

Saturday, March 31st 11am-12:20pm CST

Saturday April 7th 11am-12:20pm CST

About Your Instructor: When Meredith Nathan joined our team 15-years ago, her mission was to provide safe relaxation massage to our clients, and to be aware of sensitive timings in their cycle and avoid fertility contraindications. She did this to the letter, but over several years of working with fertility clients began studying the relationship between her massage work and its potential effect on hormones, blood flow, detoxification, relaxation and cycle outcomes. She became aware of common patterns in infertility, and became convinced that massage could address these challenges. In 2008, five years after Meredith joined our team, she created the Fertility Enhancing Massage (FEM) Protocol in partnership with PDtM. She is considered both a gifted practitioner and teacher by her students and is a pioneer and expert in the field of massage and fertility.

Requirements: Massage therapist with current license, preferably a minimum of two years hands-on experience (others with instructor approval) and a strong desire to learn cutting-edge methods in the area of women’s health and fertility.

The Domar 10-Week Mind/Body Program

Next Date: May 2-4, 2018

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This 10-Week Mind/Body professional training program is based on Dr. Alice Domar’s internationally acclaimed research, and is designed to teach professionals methods that help their patients cope with the physical and emotional impact of infertility.

Participants must be health care professionals in a medical or mental health field with at least a master’s degree. They must have some familiarity with behavioral medicine or cognitive behavior therapy and some experience with running groups. Each training applicant must submit a CV for review to ensure professional qualifications. All trainings are done by Dr. Alice Domar.

About Your Instructor: Alice D. Domar, PhD is a pioneer in the application of mind/body medicine to women’s health issues. She not only established the first Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health, but also conducts ongoing ground-breaking research in the field. Her research focuses on the relationship between stress and different women’s health conditions, and creating innovative programs to help women decrease physical and psychological symptoms.

Dr. Domar received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Ferkauf School of Professional Psychology of Yeshiva University. Her post-doctoral training was at Beth Israel Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, and Children’s Hospital, all in Boston.

She has conducted research on infertility, breast cancer, menopausal symptoms, ovarian cancer, and premenstrual syndrome. Dr. Domar has earned an international reputation as one of the country’s top women’s health experts.

Training includes:

Training on all aspects of the Mind/Body Program for Infertility, including the assessment and discharge visits
Marketing suggestions
The provider’s manual
A sample patient manual
One relaxation audiotape or CD
A copy of Dr. Alice Domar’s book, Healing Mind/Healthy Woman
Lunch for days two and three

Overview of training:
DAY ONE 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How normal reproduction takes place
What the typical work-up involves, both physically and psychologically
All the common treatments, i.e., clomiphene, FSH, IUI, IVF, ICSI, PGD, etc.
What they are and how it impacts the patient
Psychological reactions to different stages of treatment

DAY TWO 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cognitive behavioral strategies
Teaching relaxation techniques to patients

DAY THREE 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Training in individual intakes
Detailed explanation and training in each session of the ten-week program
Training on the discharge evaluation

Schedule:

There are two ways to receive training:

  1. There are two trainings offered per year at the Domar Center in Waltham. The training is limited to five individuals.
    Cost:
    For individual one on one training, the cost is $5000.
    For two individuals, the cost is $4000 each.
    For three or more, the cost is $3000 each.
  1. Tailored trainings will be scheduled at the convenience of the individual/group and Dr. Domar. If more than one person is requesting a training, a group training will be encouraged. If training is preferred at the trainee’s center, the cost will be calculated on an individualized basis. International training is available.

Contact Ali Domar for more information at domar@domarcenter.com

Integrative Care for Women’s Health and Fertility Consulting and Training

The founders of Pulling Down the Moon have helped physician practices and independent business owners create and grow their own integrative care programs. Consulting services will help you build your holistic health program from the ground up or enhance or “fix” your existing offerings. Pulling Down the Moon has a 15-year track record of success in the holistic healthcare field and while our specialty is women’s health and fertility, our experience and operational know-how extends into all areas of holistic health. Services include everything from assistance hiring your professionals (acupuncturists, massage therapists, yoga teachers, nutritionist) to implementing business systems. Our programs are designed to help you train your practitioners, quickly implement programs and offer turn-key business solutions so you can effectively run your center long after the training has been completed.

Training/licensing of the Pulling Down the Moon copyrighted Yoga for Fertility program

Training/licensing of the five-part Pulling Down the Moon Fertility Massage Protocol

Training in Nutritional counseling including First Line Therapy for Fertility Weight Loss, and the ART Prep/Recover Program.

A license to sell branded supplements directly to your patients both online and through your medical center (if you choose).

Operational and systems implementation to help you run your day-to-day business

Consulting priced individually and based on client needs.

Contact Tami@pullingdownthemoon.com for more information.

Product Sales

Pulling Down the Moon has an entire line of custom-created teas and nutritional supplements that are specific to fertility, pregnancy and the post-partum period. Let us help you bring retail into your practice with our Pulling Down the Moon product affiliation program.

Contact Tami@pullingdownthemoon.com for more information.

Mindfulness: Capacity Development for School Districts and Education Professionals

With research indicating that school-based mindfulness interventions can improve students’ readiness-to-learn, positively impact classroom discipline and ameliorate educator burn-out, more school districts across the country are exploring mindfulness curriculums and tools.

Yet school districts are complex environments, comprising many different work teams, with differing objectives and multiple demands on their time. One-size-fits-all solutions or curricula do not address conditions required for success. Starting with a shared vision and strong foundation builds sustainability, as well as serves as a magnet for future grant funding to support and grow mindfulness programs within your district.

Some of these success components include:

  • Mapping the current state of mindfulness programming within your district: who, where, when and how
  • Identifying key stakeholders at administration, instructor and para-professional level
  • Convening strategic groups to develop a common vocabulary and shared practical experience of mindfulness concepts, both in personal and professional contexts
  • Quantitative and qualitative processes to understand impact of programs on student academic performance, classroom discipline and teacher and staff burn-out

Our Capacity Development Options Include:

  • Consulting to assess and map current mindfulness efforts and identify key stakeholders, assets and opportunities within the district: $3000 (includes site visits, meetings, surveys, analysis and recommendations).
  • One-time six-week basic capacity-building class for staff: $1800 per 10 participants.
  • Teach-the-teacher training program to empower leaders in your district to become Capacity Builders within the district: $3000 per builder up to 6 people, after that $2000 per builder.

Contact beth@pullingdownthemoon.com for more information.

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