2023 Integrative Education Symposium
Empowering and Connecting Pediatric Professionals
24 February 2023
Course E: Advanced Perspectives in Energy
Nancy Lawton-Shirley, OTR/L
February 24, 2023, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Location: In-person learning at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
CEUs: 6 Contact Hours
Check out this short video introduction to the course
Course Level: Intermediate
Audience: OTs, PTs, and interested others
This course will delve into a deeper level of complexity within the energy systems of the body and identify how these layers influence each other and physical function. It will provide an introduction to the ways in which emotions impact the layers of the energy system and demonstrate powerful, new techniques that increase energy flow (thus body function), facilitating therapeutic outcomes such as calm state, improved sleep, attention and self-regulation, sensory processing, and so on. We will discuss how the mind, body, spirit connection occurs during treatment sessions and the importance of these connections as critical to the therapeutic processes.
You will learn and EXPERIENCE techniques that will help you to take care of your own energy field-thus enhancing therapeutic use of self on a daily basis. Labs will include techniques for self-health, as well as techniques to support children’s energy flow within the heart system, energy flow of specific energy centers, emotional health, physical functioning, and more.
Dress comfortably. Participants must have had previous course work and experience in energy work, i.e. craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, or other energy approach.
Participants will be able to:
Demonstrate 3 ways to enhance therapeutic use of self for therapeutic outcomes for clients.
Identify the energy systems of the body and describe how they influence the body and each other.
Describe and use techniques to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
Discuss how emotions impact function.
8:30 - 9:30 am: Check-in, breakfast provided, find your seat
9:30 - 9:35 am: Welcome, announcements, and speaker introduction
9:35 - 11:00 am: Energy systems
11:00 - 11:15 am: Morning Break
11:15 - 12:45 pm: Lab: Enhancing the use of self
12:45 - 1:15 pm: Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:45 pm: Labs: Pericardium and heart
2:45 - 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm:
Labs: Oral and Kidney/Liver
Taking care of your energy field
The speaker will be using a lecture with slides, experiential labs, large group discussion, and time allotted for question & answer.
Bring a yoga mat or towel for labs.
In order to qualify for AOTA CEUs, you must attend at least 3 hours of the course (for partial credit), meet at least 2 of the objectives for the course and sign in and out on the sheets provided documenting your attendance at the course. After completing a self-evaluation, you will be emailed a course certificate within one week of the event
6 Contact Hours awarded if course requirements are met. For additional continuing education information for PT, and SLP, click here to access our CEU policies.