In 1998, Michael began his career as a massage and movement educator. While he has facilitated a broad spectrum of classes, his current teaching focus is in musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, clinical and outcome based massage, professional ethics and communication. His passion for helping students discover the human body and how it moves makes him a demanding musculoskeletal anatomy instructor. However, Michael’s ability to temper high standards with his sharp wit, a keen appreciation for fun, and commitment to creativity make him a student favorite.⁠
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As “Pride Month” draws to an end, we want to remind our community and students what we stand for and what is innately our core. We view it as a privilege to operate our school in Cap Hill. We view it as an honor to educate such a diverse student body. We view it all as beautiful and we are proud. 🌈

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Love is love. 🏳️‍🌈 Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Celebrate this historic day by taking action to support the Black LGBTQ+ community. (📸: @photo_tatianakatkova @pride @awengchuol)
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Our seasoned and passionate faculty help to nurture and refine students’ clinical skills including communication, assessment, treatment, client education, and documentation. A student / teacher ratio of 14 to 1 in all hands-on classes ensures students receive quality feedback on a regular basis. For example, an average class size of 24 students will have 2 instructors, and a maximum class of 32 will have 3 instructors.⁠ ⁠
‼️Don't forget to register for our upcoming fall semester, click link in bio‼️⁠
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We are proud to be located in Cap Hill. Our voice stands with the culture this diverse and beautiful neighborhood represents. We know how difficult these times are, but real change rarely comes without hardship. We continue to stand with our community and black lives.
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Until yesterday, every night in our neighborhood looked like this. Lines of militarized police units gathered to stand off with protestors outside the East Precinct with a helicopter flying overhead. Yesterday, the police presence disappeared, leaving what has come to be known as the #capitolhillautonomouszone. ⁠

The status quo of sending police to solve every problem in the city is not working. The chilling sights of police in riot gear and military troops repeatedly using excessive force in our community perpetuates more violence and reinforces the call to defund the police. ⁠

We whole-heartedly believe changes are needed and we understand that such radical shifts require thoughtful discussion. To include your voice please send your thoughts to Seattle's City Council. They are meeting at 2PM today to discuss the city budget. You better believe these topics are on the table. ⁠

Some ideas that we've heard and liked include: a mental health and wellness department, peer mentoring department, food security teams, de-escalation team, remote medical technicians, crime reduction teams, public service workers, and public arts department. ⁠

Follow the link in our bio for a live stream of today’s City Counsel meeting. You can also check our stories today to see artist’s renderings of creative alternatives to policing as well as a links to send your own ideas to the City Counsel. ⁠

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We stand with you. We see you. We support you. We understand that ally-ship goes beyond social media or brief action and we are committed to continually standing up against racial inequalities. We are listening.
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The Trager® Approach

A somatic education practice that helps people experience themselves as healthy and whole

What Is the Trager® Approach?

The Trager Approach is a somatic education practice that helps people experience themselves as healthy and whole. Developed by Dr. Milton Trager, it blends touch, movement, and curiosity to teach clients to feel changes in their tissues and return to this feeling state to effect long-lasting changes.

The benefit of Trager for clients

Trager practitioners learn to read clients’ habitual movement patterns and teach their clients how to shift to more comfortable and efficient ways to move. This supports the clients in developing better function in their day-to-day lives. The  Trager Approach is remarkably effective and has been reported to ease a wide range of conditions. For example, a person with sciatica or Parkinson’s cannot, on their own, return to a normal level of body awareness that allows symptoms to lessen. Trager can remind them what the forgotten quality called “normal” feels like. This is done gently with touch and movement and without pain or discomfort. Once the client learns how to recall that feeling experience, it is possible (given practice) to return to it at will. In this way Trager practitioners help clients release deeply held patterns of tension which can allow discomfort and pain to melt away.

The Feeling...What Makes Trager® Different
Intro To The Trager® Program
How The Trager® Program Works
What Trager® Students Say

The master therapist is real, calm, non-judgemental, intelligent, sensitive, strong yet flexible, supportive, compassionate, empathic, and joyful.

John Barnes

The benefit of Trager for You

Many professional touch therapists have learned the  Trager Approach over the last thirty years. While each experience with Trager is unique, these practitioners all describe a common thread:  Their own work does not necessarily look so different, but it has been transformed.  They find themselves responding more deeply to what they are feeling in the client rather than following a protocol; working more from a place of curiosity; engaging the client as a partner in the healing process; taking much better care of themselves as a practitioner and finding a new level of joy in their work.

Trager Approach
Trager Approach

Trager @ DiscoveryPoint

The Trager Program at DiscoveryPoint is an exciting new way to prepare for certification as a Trager practitioner. This unique 216 hour experiential learning program meets weekly in order to offer participants consistent instructional feedback and support as they learn to facilitate the Trager Approach. Through a combination of classroom instruction, supervised practice, tutorials, and fieldwork, students experience, practice, and develop the knowledge, skills & attitudes central to being a Trager practitioner. Students also learn tools that they can integrate into their current massage or bodywork practices; ones which they can use right away. In addition to tablework and Mentastics®, the Program explores effective and appropriate professional conduct, interaction and communication practices, including client interview and education skills, feedback practices, and session documentation.

Trager Program Educational Goals and Program Calendar

Educational Goals

  1. Enter a relaxed yet highly-focused state of connectedness and facilitate client sessions from this state.
  2. Demonstrate the confident and competent application of tablework and Mentastics® to effectively facilitate, support and empower clients to release somatic holding patterns.
  3. Educate the public about the Trager Approach.
  4. Commit to continued personal and professional growth and development.
  5. Schedule final recommending tutorials and officially apply for Trager certification.

General Program Calendar

The Trager Program meets:

  • September 13, 2020 through May 24, 2021
  • Sundays and Mondays, every other week
  • 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Holidays include Thanksgiving Day weekend and a Winter Holiday break.

The Trager Program runs every other year only.

For a detailed Trager Program Schedule, please call 206.552.6523.

Explore The Possibilities of the Trager Approach

Tuition

Tuition and Program Costs

Tuition $4,920.00

Administrative Fee (non-refundable) $50

Early Bird Discount -$400 if application received at least one month prior to program start.

Additional Costs (estimated):

Massage Table $400-700
Books: $50-100
Supplies: $20-80

DiscoveryPoint accepts cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard, Paypal

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