Small Group Learning
I am amazed to see what my students learn so quickly! The results are incredible. Very small class size (six to eight students maximum) makes a huge difference. Students acquire more skill in less time with less effort when the group is small. Every question gets asked and answered. Each student gets one-on-one guidance right when it’s needed.
Efficiently Organized Material
I teach students how to do what I do. I have made a conscious decision to not replicate my own training. I am well-trained, but I think my own training could have been more efficient and better organized. I teach people where to put their hands (assessment skills), what to do when they get there (treatment skills) and when to quit (signs of release) first. Then we plug all of that into the anatomy, physiology, pathology, psycho social and other details. The order in which the material is presented and the foundation upon which it builds really matters.
The Midwifery Model of Care Perspective
I have spent many years blending my bodywork and midwifery knowledge and skills into a unique practice. I teach both my general CST classes and my specialized classes focused on pregnancy, postpartum and infants from the midwifery model of care perspective.
A Collaborative Learning Environment
My students come from diverse professional backgrounds and a variety of disciplines. The discussions we have about our work and the populations we serve provide a rich learning experience. My classes are really exciting for me because I learn so much from my students.
BIPOC Scholarship Program
I recognize that historical systems of oppression have denied access to vital maternity care and support to certain individuals. This has caused worse outcomes for those birthing parents and their babies.
I believe that one way to foster change is to invest in those who are best positioned to provide the culturally-relevant services (in this case, therapeutic bodywork during the perinatal period and infancy) to those whose lives are unfairly jeopardized due to past and present inequities.
In this spirit, I will make full scholarships available each year to applicants who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
Scholarships are granted to those who demonstrate the ability to address racial and social justice in their work as CST practitioners. Scholarships cover the workshop fees only. They do not cover books, materials, lodging, meals, or transportation, which must be covered by the participant. These are not work-study scholarships. The scholarship is a gift from Carol Gray for the benefit of your community.
– Carol Gray
More About Carol Gray
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