In-Person Workshop with the renowned Fernando Rojas, MSME/T, LMT, PhD, of Somatic Mindfulness.

8 CEUs for Massage Therapists; 9 CEUs for NJ Chiropractors; 8 CEUs for Chiropractors in States that Accept PACE *

Somatic Mindfulness is recognized as an application of Switzerland’s Trager Therapy principles to complement massage therapy and bodywork techniques. In Switzerland, Trager Therapy is an official method of Complementary Therapy.

Somatic Mindfulness workshops elevate therapeutic massage by seamlessly bridging somatics and bodywork and embodying trauma-informed knowledge. Learn strategies to prevent burnout and reduce the risk of injuries, preparing clients/patients for deep work with ease. Delve into somatic touch skills, harnessing mindful awareness for enhanced therapeutic efficacy. The method inherently supports self-care, ensuring career longevity.

In Grounding, the emphasis is on the experience of proprioceptive rooting for balance and stability. Handles are explored around feet, legs, and hips and their interconnection with the rest of the body.

§ List the basic components of the mindfulness process.
§ Explain the differences between developed, transmitted, and shared mindfulness.
§ Explain the difference between “meditative” mindfulness and “socio-cognitive” mindfulness.
§ Describe the inner inquiry steps of Somatic Mindfulness and the fundamental value of “recall.”
§ Explain the aims of Somatic Mindfulness and its relevance to the unconscious and subconscious.
§ Describe the basic Somatic Mindfulness bodily quality aims: recoil, gravity, and space.
§ Explain and demonstrate how Somatic Mindfulness embodies mindful touch in action.
§ Describe and perform applications of the myofascial communication cycle.

If you have taken another of Dr. Rojas’ Somatic Mindfulness classes, it will coordinate with the Grounding course.  Coursework can be taken in any order; there are no set prerequisites.

*For Massage Therapists/Bodyworkers: Somatic Mindfulness by Fernando Rojas MSME/T, LMT, PhD, is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York licensed massage therapists continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.

For Chiropractors: This class is approved by the New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners through 8/31/25; The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-Approved Provider/Sponsor. For NJ chiropractors, CE credits are based on 50-minute hours.  The course is also approved for chiropractors in states that accept PACE because The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.

This course is pending approval by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; it is not yet pre-approved.

About the Instructor:

An internationally renowned trainer, published author and authorized CE provider, Fernando Rojas, MSME/T, LMT, PhD, is a 2023 inductee to the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame and is recognized as a Master Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist by The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).


Saturday, September 21, 2024 9:00am-5:00pm EST