Core Alignment Therapy Training

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What is Core Alignment Therapy?

Lives Changed.
Pain Released.
Powerful Healing Connection.
A Dance…

 

If you’ve spent any time checking out client’s testimonials here on this site or our Facebook page, you already know that this is a simple yet nuanced and thorough technique that will give you a powerful toolbox to unwind pain out of your client’s bodies.  It is a layering of powerful protocols from simple osteopathic manual assessment and alignment methods, to acupressure, Russian physiotherapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and so much more to create a concise focused session that flexes and changes based on the needs of the client.
Here is what a former Basic CAT student shared after working with the method for a few weeks:
“My most profound takeaway was probably in my thinking afterward as I tried to formulate an explanation as to how and why the simple movements in CAT were able to facilitate such amazing change in the body.  I now see it as physical homeopathy. My theory is that by holding a finger on the spot and moving the bone first further in the ‘wrong’ direction the body is alerted that it needs correction, and then the spiraling range of motion movement allows it space to move whichever way it needs to go to find its way back to its correct position.”

CAT Trainings

1 -Basic CAT Workshop

$345 ($295 for North Fork Valley trainings)

Core Alignment Fundamentals


This 14 CE course will take you through the essentials of the Core Alignment Therapy session.  You will leave with the ability to perform a Basic session and with practice, be ready for the next level. This hands-on course will have you leave with powerful tools for releasing pain out of the body.

This intensely focused workshop will teach you:

  • The Effects of Core Alignment Therapy (CAT)
  • History & Evolution of CAT
  • Basic Principles of CAT
  • Decode Pain
  • Body Mechanics and Logistics for Performing CAT
  • The 360-degree Paradigm of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Defining Healthy Motion
  • Manual Assessment Process
  • Connection Skills
  • Basic Session: Hips, Tailbone, Pelvic Girdle, Lumbar Spine & Thoracic Spine, Cervical + Jaw, Ribs & Scapula & Shoulders
  • Basic Technique for Getting Rid of a Headache
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Boundaries & Energetic Separation
  • Introduction to the Business of CAT
  • Contraindications of CAT

Here’s What You Will Receive

 

  • 14 hours of intensive hands-on instruction and manual therapy practice with practical feedback from your instructor and assistants
  • (Pending) 14 CE units from NCBTMB * Will be approved before class starts in October!
  • Basic Core Alignment Therapy training workbook
  • Ongoing support via HandsOn BodyWorks facebook community and via e-mail.
  • Ability to purchase CAT Basic Course Review DVD. Only students have access to this training guide.

 

NOTE: Please plan to bring a massage table unless the location you are studying at is already equipped. If you don’t have a table, please contact us to make arrangements.  We will need 1 table per 2 students

Friday  1PM-730 PM  (6 hours)

  • 1:00-1:30 Orientation & Opening Blessing
  • 1:30–2:30 CAT Demo and Intro
  • 2:30-3:30    Hands-On Anatomy & Physiology
  • 3:00-3:20 Break
  • 3:30-4:15 Connection & Manual Observation Practice
  • 3:50-5:00 CAT Demo: Focus on Alignment Techniques
  • 5:00-6:00 Dinner Break
  • 6:00-7:30 Overview of Alignment Techniques

Sunday 10 AM-730 PM (8 hours)

  • 10:00-10:30 Q & A+ Overview of Day
  • 10:30–11:30 CAT Demo +Layering Treatment Protocols
  • 11:30-11:45 Break
  • 11:45-12:45 Practice + Contraindications
  • 12:45-1:30 Type 2- Misalignments & Pain Cycle Intro + Practice
  • 1:30-2:00 Tracking Trigger Points + Headache Protocol
  • 2:00-4:00 Dinner Break
  • 4:00-5:00 Practice
  • 4:30-5:00 Business & Training Plans
  • 5:00-5:15 Break
  • 5:15-6:30 Practice
  • 6:30-7:00 Q&A
  • 7:00-8:00 REVIEW & Student Assessments
  • 8:00-8:30 Feedback Session & Closing Blessing
  • Sale!

    January 25th & 27th, 2019 Hotchkiss, CO Advanced I CAT Workshop

    $325.00 $305.00
  • November 16th & 18th, 2018 Hotchkiss, CO Basic CAT Workshop

    $295.00

2 -Advanced I: Upper Body CAT Workshop

$375 ($325 for North Fork Valley trainings)

Here’s what you will receive:

  • 15 hours of intensive hands-on instruction and manual therapy practice with practical feedback from your instructor and assistant
  • 15 CE units from NCBTMB
  • Advanced I: Upper Body Core Alignment Therapy training workbook
  • Ongoing support via HandsOn BodyWorks facebook community and via e-mail.
  • Ability to purchase CAT Advanced Course I: Upper Body Review DVD. Only students have access to this training guide.

Upper Body Focus


Return to take this healing work deeper in this 15 CE workshop.  This course will put a variety of tools into your toolbox and will help you learn how to deal with nerve impingement, carpal tunnel treatment, brachial plexus nerve impingement, and pain deconstruction methods.

You will leave with these skills under your belt:

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and how it is used in CAT
  • Brachial Plexus Nerve Impingement Nerve Re-Education Techniques
  • Carpal Tunnel Treatment
  • Type-2 Misalignments assessment and alignment moves
  • Frontal plane misalignments: facial bones, jaw, ribs, shoulders, sternum, hips, round ligaments and quadriceps muscles.
  • Advanced I Principles of CAT
  • Introduction to Somatics
  • Vibration: How it Works and How to Do it Effectively in CAT & Nerve Re-Education
  • Static Observation Skills
  • Understanding and Releasing Sensory Motor Amnesia
  • Assisted Shoulder Press Release with PNF
  • TMJ Holding Patterns & Alignment Techniques
  • Movement is Medicine: Client and Self-Care Techniques Centered on Restorative Movement for the Upper Body
  • Tips & Techniques for Different Populations: Geriatric, Sports CAT, Post-Traumatic Work, Pregnancy, Obesity, Children
  • Business Practices and Planning Your Next Steps

The Advanced session will take place on just one day and it could be any day of the week: most likely Thursday, Friday or Sunday. The schedule is subject to change based on class needs. Short breaks will be taken as needed throughout the course.

 

NOTE: Please plan to bring a massage table unless the location you are studying at is already equipped. If you don’t have a table, please contact us to make arrangements.  We will need 1 table per 2 students

9AM -830 PM (10 hours)

  • 9:00-9:30 Orientation & Opening Blessing
  • 9:30–10:15 Core Walking
  • CAT Demo: Students will perform Basic CAT protocol on each other and receive feedback
  • 10:15-10:30  Range of Motion in the 360 degree paradigm
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:45 Sciatica & Herniated Discs (Protocols) & Practice
  • 12:45-1:15 Lunch Break
  • 1:15-2:15 CAT Demo: a) Focus on Sciatica & Herniated or Bulging Discs b) Deconstructing the Headache
  • 2:15-3:15 Frontal Plane/ Shoulders & Scapula Level II
  • 3:15-3:30 Break
  • 3:30-5:30 Guided Practice
  • 5:30-6:15 Dinner Break
  • 6:15-7:30 Type-2 Misalignments: Breaking the Code + Practice

7:30-8:00 a) Creating an Advanced Session b) Business Options c) Client Follow-up

8:00-8:30 Q & A + Student Assessment

3 -Advanced II: Lower Body CAT Workshop

$375 ($325 for North Fork Valley trainings)

Here’s what you will receive:

  • 15 hours of intensive hands-on instruction and manual therapy practice with practical feedback from your instructor and assistant
  • 15 CE units from NCBTMB
  • Advanced II: Lower Body Core Alignment Therapy training workbook
  • Ongoing support via HandsOn BodyWorks facebook community and via e-mail.
  • Ability to purchase CAT Advanced II: Lower Body Course Review DVD. Only students have access to this training guide.
  • Ability to continue training with the CAT certification coming in August of 2018.

Friday 11:30PM-6:00 PM (6 hours)

11:30-12:00  Testimonials, Orientation & Opening Blessing,

12:00-1:00  CAT Session Trade, Q& A

1:00-1:30  Refining Process

1:30-1:45  Break

1:45-2:15  Advanced II Principles

2:15-3:30  360-degree Hip Work & Practice/Knees & Ankles

3:30-4:00  Muscle ReleaseTechnique & Movement Observations

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-6:00  Fibromyalgia Treatment & Practice

6:30-7:00  Review, Q & A

Sunday 9 AM-73O PM (9 hours)

9:00-9:50  Core Transformation Session + Q & A

10:00-11:00  Sciatica Intro

11:00-11:45  Sciatica Demo I

12:00-1:00  Sciatica Practice

1:00-2:00         Break

2:00-3:00  Pregnancy Intro & Hands-On

3:00-3:45  Core Transformation: Movement is Medicine

3:45-4:00   Core Walking/Breathwork/Connected & Grounded Feet

4:00-4:30  Break

4:30-5:15  Sciatica Demo II

5:15-5:30         Break

5:30-6:30    SOAP/Putting it all Together: Advanced Session

6:30-7:00         Role Play Client Triage Situations

7:00-7:30  Student Assessments & Closing Blessing

  • February 22nd & 24th 2018: Hotchkiss, CO Advanced II CAT Workshop

    $325.00

Lower Body Focus


You’ve laid an amazing foundation and now it’s time to put it all together in this 15 CE training. This lower focus work gives you what you need to deal with some of the most pervasive and common lower back pain issues around like sciatica and how to deal with bulging or herniated discs. You will learn a protocol for helping clients with fibromyalgia and pregnancy-related issues. You will be given a powerful refining process- paying attention to the little details that make your work incredibly effective.

What you will learn:

  • Advanced II Principles of CAT
  • Homeopathy Principles
  • Observation in Motion
  • Structuring Your Session
  • 360 Degree Hip Work
  • CAT Hip Work with PNF and Psoas Stretch
  • Sciatica Technique
  • Decompression of the Spine
  • Fibromyalgia Technique
  • Pregnancy CAT: Pre-natal and Post-partum focus
  • Pubic Symphysis Alignment Method
  • Movement is Medicine: Client and Self-Care Techniques Centered on Restorative Movement for the Lower Body
  • Core Walking- Restorative Movement for Walking- Lengthens & Straightens Core while releasing hips, strengthening knees and ankles
  • Learn how to Counter “Text Neck”
  • Introduction to SOAP Notes for CAT
  • Business Practices & Planning Your Next Steps

4 – One-on-one CAT Training

CAT Mentorship


Liz Evans is available for one-on-one clinic style trainings.  Do you want to take your work to the next level quickly?  Invest in a mentorship program. Liz will work with you to customize this to your lifestyle and schedule.

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  • Sale!

    January 25th & 27th, 2019 Hotchkiss, CO Advanced I CAT Workshop

    $325.00 $305.00
  • November 16th & 18th, 2018 Hotchkiss, CO Basic CAT Workshop

    $295.00
  • February 22nd & 24th 2018: Hotchkiss, CO Advanced II CAT Workshop

    $325.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have prior bodywork training or experience to learn CAT?

No, even high schoolers who are motivated and persistent can learn this work.  This is a hands-on workshop and the work is practiced until all students have the tools they need to continue to practice and hone their skills on their own and by attending the advanced level trainings. 

Do I have to be a licensed massage therapist in order to include Core Alignment Therapy in my wellness practice?

No, however if you are looking for credibility in your practice as a Core Alignment Therapy practitioner, it would serve you well to complete the trainings and then move into the certification. More information is provided on this question of preparing for professionalism in the training.

What should I expect to receive in the Basic Core Alignment Therapy workshop?

This comprehensive workshop will guide you through the basic skills needed to access the CAT work.  For those who are wanting to just use this for their families, they will walk away with a wealth of knowledge and techniques for connection, getting rid of headaches and performing the Basic Core Alignment Therapy session. 

What will the Advanced I & II workshops bring to my practice?

The Advanced workshops distinguish themselves by presenting more of the principles behind the work and offering hands-on therapeutic skills that allow you to work on a broader variety of common issues such as: Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, Brachial Plexus Nerve Impingement, Carpal Tunnel, Pregnancy-Related Issues and more.  

What should I bring to the training?

Bring yourself, well-rested, hydrated and in a clear state of mind.  Wear clothes that will allow for free and easy movement as we will not only be performing bodywork but will be doing some restorative movement exercises throughout the course. Bring snacks, water and healthy hydrating drinks.  Many students bring lunch and choose to relax on site and take walks rather than try to find restaurants or amenities nearby.  Several hour-long breaks are given throughout the course, so students can make plans to leave if needed. 

Will I need a massage table and stool?

Depending on the venue, half the students will need to bring massage tables.  Once you have registered, you will be contacted with specific information about the venue and whether or not you will be requested to bring a table and stool.

Everyone will need to bring their own stool. Look for a nice step stool that is between 10″-12″ in height.  A sturdy milk crate will do if you are unable to find just the right stool before the training.  We will be experimenting to find the right table height and stool height for your ease of movement and quality body mechanics as you perform the work. 

Why do we take a break in the middle of the training?

Each week, I regularly take a Sabbath rest on Saturdays.  Not only do I seek to honor a time of spiritual, emotional and physical rest, connection with family and friends and celebration, but I am convinced that because we pack so much into the training that it helps the brain and body to be ready to receive another intensive day of learning after a day of other activities.  Many CE courses can reach a point of burnout where students are unable to take in any more learning. We strive to give students the chance to assimilate their learning fully before moving on with more course content. 

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Why Study Core Alignment Therapy?

My husband just went for the first time last week. When he came home, I could visibly see the relief in his face. Chronic pain is no laughing matter and ever since Liz worked on him Sunday he has slept better, not complained at all, and he is laughing again! Thank you Liz! You have miracle hands!

Adrin

I'm giving testimony here, Liz is amazing at this. I've had hip issues from years of running and it's payback time. Liz helped the pain completely go away for 4 days so I'm going back for a little tune up. Not expecting an overnight miracle but I do believe over time this will be so beneficial in getting that 'kink out'.

Anonymous

I have been going to Liz for quite awhile. Core Alignment has helped me immensely. I have bulging discs that create havoc for me. After a session with Liz I feel like a new person, She not only does Core Alignment, but she is very well versed in eating habits, exercise and how to continue to feel good. Can't wait for the massage next week!!!!

Tricia

I have only gone one time for core alignment with Liz. I have arthritis in my hip and plantar fasciitis. After the Core Alignment Therapy session, I opted for the massage as well. I can't believe how I felt afterwards! I have no more hip pain and the plantar fasciitis was 100% better! I need to schedule another appointment because that was over 6 months ago and I'm in need of a tune-up. Amazing for anyone but especially someone experiencing any sort of pain!

Donna

 

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