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Everflowing Educational Resources

Home Study Courses Available from Health Positive
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HospiceBassedMassageHospice Based Massage, An Everflowing Resource, by Irene Smith. Includes book, DVD and 2-CD set.

This ground-breaking multimedia course allows you to participate directly in a discussion of this vitally important topic. Internationally acclaimed author and educator Irene Smith uses book, video and audio CDs to share her experience with unprecedented clarity, understanding and compassion. Whether to prepare yourself personally or as a basis for group exploration, this versatile program contributes a depth of wisdom and education that supports anyone working with the seriously ill or the dying.

"This multi media Course offers significant support materials for practitioners who work with seriously ill clients in hospitals, their homes or hospices." — Lisa Mertz, Massage Magazine

"From the depths of her extensive personal experience, Irene Smith has crafted a well organized, articulate, and thoroughly informative practical guide and inspirational resource." — Dawn Nelson, author, From the Heart Through the Hands: The Power of Touch in Caregiving

 

TouchfortheSeriouslyIllCo-written by experts Irene Smith and Sharon Burch, this course provides you with a depth of experience and sensitivity for working with the seriously ill. A list of resources for further study, including sources for hands-on training, are included. This course includes 3 hours of communicable disease and meets the requirement of Maryland and most states. It does not teach hands-on skills.

"I work in a hospice setting. The information presented was invaluable to me. Both Sharon's and Irene's open sharing was inspiring and made me proud to be in this profession, doing this work. The factual info was clear and concise and is a wonderful adjunct and resource for me. Well-informed, well-said information presented with care and compassion."
— Carole Forman, CMT

 

HIVUpdateforMassageTBToday we find people with HIV infection among our clientele, our circle of friends and our families. HIV infected persons are seeking healing modalities that enhance the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of their being. Touch is in the forefront of these modalities. This course will greatly assist you in providing your skills with greater awareness and sensitivity for people who have HIV infection. This course meets the communicable disease requirement for Maryland and for most other states.

"May I say wow. I've taken 4 HIV classes since becoming a massage therapist. This was much, much better than any of them. Well writen, interesting, and compassionate without being sappy. Thank you for making this requirement enjoyable". — Teresa Luechtefeld, LMT, NCTMB

 

Order Following Items Directly from Everflowing at
(415) 564-1750 Or email:
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The price listed for the resources below are for personal use only. The price for schools and organizations purchasing these resources for training purpose will be posted early July. We appreciate your consideration.

 

The Everfowing resources listed below are ordered directly from Everflowing. Some of these resources are available for group and orgizational training purposes. For a price list of resources available for group use and suggestions on how to use the resources, click here.

 

DVDs

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emotionalimpactEmotional Impact of Working with the Dying; DVD for $40, includes S&H in USA

This ground breaking video presentation allows you to participate directly in a discussion of this vitally important, but rarely addressed topic. Internationally acclaimed author and educator Irene Smith delivers her experience with unprecedented clarity, understanding and compassion. Whether to prepare yourself personally or as a basis for group exploration, this video presentation contributes a depth of wisdom and education that supports anyone working with the seriously ill or the dying.

"The Emotional Impact of Working with the Dying has timeless lessons for bodyworkers who work with the ill or the dying. In this video Irene Smith speaks to aspects of the practitioners' experience that are rarely addressed. I can hardly wait to share it with my students."— Gayle Mc Donald, author of Medicine Hands Massage for People with Cancer

"I am filled with gratitude for you and Chuck Buck for your narrated slideshow/DVD.

I just presented it in class this morning and it facilitated some very important reflection and also allowed feelings to surface that might not have done so without a very visual, tangible image and story.

I felt moved to light a candle for Chuck – it’s the first time I have done that. As I watch him and you again and again with different groups of students, I find it touches me more and more deeply. I thought that I might get desensitized, but actually the opposite is true." — Julie McGuinness, Instructor, National Holistic Institute, San Francisco Campus

 

Bodywork for People Who Are Dying: The Emotional Impact; DVD for $40, includes S&H in USA

NOT AVAILABLE AS A GROUP TRAINING RESOURCE

bodywork4aThis 80 minute seminar from 1988, is a powerful overview of Irene's years of massaging people with AIDS. Irene shares her experiences and professional insights, with a focus on emotional preparation for the practitioner. The seminar includes her memorable slide presentation Christmas with Chuck, Irene's last massage with a man dying of AIDS.

The seminar concludes with intimate group sharing from the audience.

The information and sharing in this seminar is timeless, however Irene refers to Service Through Touch and this organization no longer exists. Everflowing is the new name for Irene Smith's work.

 

New DVD’s

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Public Presentation and Technique Demonstration, $20 each or $40 for both, includes S&H in USA for the set of 2 discs. Click this button to pay $40 for both discs.

Disc 1, Introduction to Hospice Massage: One and a half hour presentation representing Irene’s thirty plus years of experience as a massage therapist in hospice care. The presentation includes lecture, case studies, personal sharing, and audience Q and A. $20

Disc 2, Demonstration: One hour demonstration of propping and positioning and two Everflowing massage techniques appropriate for hospice clients. $20

 

Everflowing Printed Material

NOT AVAILABLE AS A GROUP TRAINING RESOURCE

bodyworkhivThis is the new 2010 edition of Bodywork for HIV Infected Persons; 93 pages; $30, includes S&H in USA. The book includes: worldwide statistics, diagnosis, treatment, transmission, AIDS defining conditions, precautions for hands-on care, benefits & outcomes of bodywork, gathering client information, bodywork modifications for disease progression, special considerations, and the emotional impact to the practitioner.

 

 

 

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touchawareTouch Awareness in Caregiving; 24 pages, $10, includes S&H in USA. “The information and touch skills in this handbook are essential to the care professions. Whether you are a physician, a nurse, a hospice volunteer or a family caregiver, you are touching those in your care. Caregiving on all levels is about making contact. Caregiving is about touching. This manual is designed to give you the opportunity to touch more skillfully, thus enhancing the care that you provide and enriching your role as a care provider.” — Irene Smith

This handbook includes: an introduction to touching with centering exercise; the Potential Outcomes for the Use of Touch in Palliative Care and the 5 layers of skill for Creating a Safe Container for the Touch Relationship with a Dying Person. Click to see Training Schedule.

AVAILABLE AS A GROUP TRAINING RESOURCE, click here

providemassage1Providing Massage in Hospice Care: An Everflowing Resource; 88 pages, $40, includes S&H in USA. This manual represents 21 years of experience in developing protocols, skills and coping strategies for facilitating body work with dying persons. “I have assembled the information in this manual in hopes that interest in this field will be nurtured and supported in the healthiest way possible.”

Manual includes: An Introduction to the Business of Dying; Potential Outcomes for the Use of Touch in Palliative Care; Precautions and Guidelines; Quality Assurance; The 5 Layers of Skill for Creating a Safe Container for the Touch Relationship; Everflowing Touch Techniques and Body Mechanics; Side Positioning of the Client; Working in a Client’s Home; and The Emotional Impact of Working With the Dying; and Resources Guide.

This resource is the training materials for “Everflowing Massage Program Manual for Hospice Home Care” listed below Click to see Training Schedule.

"Providing Massage in Hospice Care is an invaluable tool and truly a great gift to the Hospice and Massage Communities and to anyone caring for individuals approaching the transition we call death." — Dawn Nelson, author, From the Heart Through the Hands: The Power of Touch in Caregiving

 

"Thank you so much for writing Providing Massage in Hospice Care, and for sharing so much of your heart in it. I wept through Chapter 8 because I realized how alone I have been feeling in this work, and now I feel from across the many miles your caring camaraderie. Thank you for being a fellow sojourner and kindred spirit." — Cindy, Hospice Massage Professional and Reiki practitioner

 

NOT AVAILABLE AS A GROUP TRAINING RESOURCE

emassageprogramEverflowing Massage Program Model for Hospice Home Care; revised 2007; 75 pages; $65, includes S&H in USA. A comprehensive manual including development and implementation with practitioner contracts and agreements and training outline. Training materials and permission to reprint materials may be purchased from Everflowing. (Click on the cover to view the Table of Contents.)

 

 

 

 

New Interactive iBook Available from Apple iTunes iBook Store

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iBook PDF Forms

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My Mom passed suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage in July and I was able to fly back to N.J. in time to spend her last 24 hours with her. Although she was in a coma, I was able both mentally and physically to hold her hand the entire time. And I think that by watching your tape, reading your book, and speaking to you gave me the guidance and fortitude to be fully present at the end of Mom's life. — Mary Kate May, Massage Therapist