Healthy boundaries are critical for massage practice. They allow us to identify the line between ethical and non-ethical feelings, tendencies and behaviors in the treatment room and help us to create an environment where we can establish and maintain ethical professional relationships. In this presentation, we’ll look at the skill of “full body presence” as a way to develop and enhance boundary awareness and as a way to help you feel more grounded and energetically full. We’ll explore theoretical frameworks around boundaries and discuss the permeable, semi-permeable and rigid boundaries necessary for dealing ethically with the intimacy of the therapeutic connection that’s intrinsic to bodywork.
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, is the creator of the audio series “Healing From the Core: A Journey Home to Ourselves,” and is the Healing From the Core curriculum developer for The Upledger Institute. She has been teaching and mentoring in the area of conscious awareness and its relationships to the healing process for over 25 years. Since 1986 she has been a certified CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release®instructor for The Upledger Institute. She has authored several articles and a textbook chapter on developing therapeutic presence.