Grow Your Practice: Teach Wellness Classes
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Grow Your Practice: Teach Wellness Classes

Author(s): Kathy Paholsky

3CE credits 14 Lessons Text

Learn how to confidently deliver presentations and courses about health and wellness that will help to improve success with current massage therapy clients and cultivate new clients. Gain tools for developing and delivering classes to adult learners that will both highlight your skills and introduce or reinforce the value of massage therapy in a health care regimen.

Learn how and why to offer classes to adult learners on the value of massage therapy (and any other skills you have to offer) for healthful living. Review the steps needed to build a solid course, options to choose from in presenting your course and what details to watch for that will increase your chances of success.

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss three ways offering health and wellness classes can improve your massage therapy business.
  • Assess three adult learning styles, six concepts of successful courses and two challenges you may face teaching adults.
  • Describe how to manage information, in-class-delivery, yourself and participants when teaching adults.
  • Define the five ‘W’ questions to answer to develop a successful course.
  • State the value of lectures, activities, goals and learning objectives in adult learning.
  • Cite six details about classrooms to consider.

  1. Expanding your Options
  2. Teaching Adults
  3. Challenges When Teaching Adult Learners
  4. Teaching Strategies for Adult Learners
  5. Details of Who, What, When, Where and Why
  6. Designing the Class or Course
  7. Managing Course Information
  8. Special Considerations
  9. Classroom Details
  10. Rules for Running your Class
  11. Effective Presentations
  12. Confidence vs. Nervousness
  13. The Day of Class
  14. Post-Class Follow-up

Kathy Paholsky, BCTMB, LMT is a licensed massage therapist who has spent much of her work and volunteer time in curriculum design and development. She believes it’s important for every massage therapist to identify and build upon their strengths in a supportive environment.