Teachings that bring evidence, practical experience, and emergent interaction into the therapeutic encounter
Learn more about Embodied Anatomy, Manual Therapy, and the Nerve-Fascia Interface
- Sat, Aug 14Virtual & In-PersonAug 14, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDTVirtual & In-PersonThis class is about the breakthrough moments in embodiment. We will weave together insights from modern embryology, fascial anatomy, and somatic neuroscience. Whether your interest is clinical, creative, expressive, or exploratory, this class will deepen your perceptual skills.
- Sat, Sep 04Virtual & In-PersonSep 04, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDTVirtual & In-PersonHow does surgical recovery change your manual therapy approach? What questions do you ask, and what’s your therapeutic intent? This new class is a hands-on strategic primer for any manual therapist who works with people after surgery. (i.e. All of us.)
- Sat, Oct 09Virtual & In-PersonOct 09, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDTVirtual & In-PersonPractitioners who can contact the diaphragm with clarity have a chance to improve breath, vocalization, & core movement patterns. We will learn to feel & treat the diaphragm, its organ attachments, the nerves of the vocal column, and the key fasciae that form our inner core.
Mike has an endless amount of valuable knowledge about the human body. He is able to teach in a way that allows students to absorb anatomy mapping and hands-on techniques. I so appreciate his humor and excitement for the subject matter. It has been mind-blowing to gain detailed knowledge around the nerve pathways and what an "angry" nerve might look like. Before I found my focus being around muscles and now I am able to be more curious about the bigger picture, which allows for a richer conversation between practitioner and client.
Mike's courses have dramatically changed the way I work with clients in my bodywork practice. It has allowed a new way of viewing what might be happening in a clients system. I now bring curiosity into the story and am able to question the role the nerves could be contributing to someone's symptoms. I always remember to "zoom in and zoom out" to create a focused work session and to bring space and movement into each treatment."
stephanie (aera) barnette, lmt
[Mike's courses] has made me valuable. Very few people do what I do in the clinics I work at. I have spent time practicing outside of the course to finesse my technique. I have been able to assist someone's body in finding relief or progress with nerve pain. The important take away from learning all of this is that there is no one way that nerves present themselves when irritated. I love that I can get curious and puzzle it out with feedback from my patient.
Mike Hamm teaches in a way that presents very clear lines of reasoning for practitioners to confidently implement techniques And treatments effectively, even with complex cases. His teaching style is effective and valuable for beginners, and seasoned experts as well. It approaches lessons visually, humorously, embodied and hands on, instilling a deep sense of confidence in approaching interventions creatively.
His classes encourage the art of assessment as a cornerstone to treatment, and critical thinking to inform treatment strategy, never losing focus that issues of the body are the issues of a person who needs compassion with there bodywork. You will find Mike’s classes a kind of reflection of his bodywork and his personality; two things you won’t regret getting to know better.