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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

integrative bodywork:
latest videos
Communicating with Referring Physicians
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SOAP Charting is ruining our professional relationships
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Medical Communication for Massage Therapists
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Massage after Surgery
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Sifting and Sculpting Pain
02:14
Music is embodied because it evolved along with the human body.
01:53
Musical embodiment and its affective journey
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Respect the value of Non-Embodiment!
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upcoming classes
  • Embodied Anatomy: Unwinding & Becoming
    Embodied Anatomy: Unwinding & Becoming
    Sat, Jun 08
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    ONLINE OR IN-PERSON Unwinding is a deep mystery for the embodied practitioner. Why do humans (and other animals) intuitively go into spiral wave-link motion? Why does it sometimes bring relief from pain and static body image? This class is about the neuroscience and therapeutic uses of Unwinding.
  • Mapping the Soma, pt 1: Embodied Imagery for Mind-Body Practitioners
    Mapping the Soma, pt 1: Embodied Imagery for Mind-Body Practitioners
    Sat, Jun 29
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Learn powerful techniques in sensory and symbolic cues that help somatic practitioners attune, regulate and transform embodied experience.
  • Neurofascial Approach to Frozen Shoulder
    Neurofascial Approach to Frozen Shoulder
    Sat, Jul 20
    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    ONLINE OR IN-PERSON Sometimes a person’s shoulder will experience a worsening cycle of pain, guarding and inflammatory fibrosis. You will learn a hands-on, mindful approach that dramatically improves your ability to help — and not to hurt — people with ‘adhesive capsulitis’ and related conditions.

testimonials

beth rusk

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."

beth rusk
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.

christian green

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.

christian green
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