The Educated Heart Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-26
  • Publisher: LWW

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This handbook demystifies the important issues of establishing professional relationships in the manual therapies. The author uses humor, compassion, and humanity to present this complicated content in terms that are highly readable and engaging. The book includes real-life examples and practical solutions to dilemmas and sensitive situations that all bodyworkers face in their everyday practice.

A companion website includes downloadable video clips depicting problematic boundary situations commonly experienced by bodyworkers and massage therapists.

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Table of Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR FOREWORD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Chapter 1: The Educated Heart: The Need for Professional Boundaries Chapter 2: Protective Circles: Boundaries and the Professional Relationship Chapter 3: Framework: Nuts and Bolts of Boundaries Chapter 4: Client-Practitioner Dynamics: Boundaries and the Power Imbalance Chapter 5: Ethical Boundaries: From Theory to Practice Chapter 6: Boundaries and the Power of Words Chapter 7: Sexual Boundaries: Protecting Our Clients Chapter 8: Sexual Boundaries: Protecting Ourselves Chapter 9: Financial Boundaries: Getting Comfortable With Money Chapter 10: Dual Relationships and Boundaries: Wearing Many Hats Chapter 11: Help With Boundaries: Support, Consultation, and Supervision Appendix A: American Massage Therapy Association Code of Ethics Appendix B: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals Code of Ethics Appendix C: Related Readings Glossary Index

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Invaluable May 5, 2011
The textbook includes real-life examples and practical solutions to dilemmas and sensitive situations that all body workers face in their everyday practice. The textbook also had website details and access code to access videos pertaining to sections in the textbook. This is a decent book to study from, I highly recommend it.
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