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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
Shaping the Kinesphere
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CUPS Peripersonal
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Insula and Time Perception
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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
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upcoming classes
  • 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.
  • Mapping the Soma: Shaping Senses with Enactive Imagery
    Mapping the Soma: Shaping Senses with Enactive Imagery
    Sat, Aug 24
    Aug 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Aug 24, 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 Diaphragm, Breath, & Vocal Column
    Neurofascial Approach to Diaphragm, Breath, & Vocal Column
    Sat, Sep 07
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    We will learn to feel & treat the diaphragm, its organ attachments, the nerves of the vocal column, the fasciae that form our inner core.
  • Embodied Anatomy: Move like an Embryo
    Embodied Anatomy: Move like an Embryo
    Sat, Oct 05
    Oct 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    This class gives movement nerds and health practitioners a vivid sense of embryonic development, with the hope of inspiring new approaches and a deeper practical knowledge of the moving body. We will visualize, palpate, and embody the paths our embryos took to become us.
  • Neurofascial Approach to TOS & Carpal Tunnel
    Neurofascial Approach to TOS & Carpal Tunnel
    Sat, Nov 09
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Upper limb nerve entrapment is seen on a daily basis, yet most interventions give only temporary relief. In this class you will learn to treat systematically those fascial restrictions, bony compressions, and neural tensions that underlie TOS, CTS, and related syndromes.
  • Craniosacral for Skeptics
    Craniosacral for Skeptics
    Sat, Dec 07
    Dec 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Dec 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST
    Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
    Can the methods of Craniosacral be taught without making anti-scientific claims? Can we hone our direct palpatory experience and also ask critical questions? Find out in this fun and profound tour of science, mindset, and introductory methods. Open to all manual therapists.

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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