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Peer Supervision Groups

Peer Supervision Groups Defined: Peer groups are groups of professionals joining together to learn about themselves and the therapeutic relationship that occurs between the client and the professional.  I believe that a community of peer groups is the next step for the massage profession in developing and building the profession.  As we are able to take a look at ourselves and our work and support each other in the process, our work will take on more meaning for ourselves and our clients.  

Peer supervision groups are intended to provide support for massage therapists in any manner that is needed such as:

  • all stages of starting, building and maintaining a practice whether it be someone who is employed at a massage facility or self-employed.

  • address the issues of isolation often found in this profession

  • ongoing consultation, networking and support

  • to further the understanding of what happens between a client and a massage therapist and the influence we have on clients as therapists

  • ongoing mentoring and supervision

  • discuss client's cases in a safe environment

  • discuss business planning 

Building a Profession through Peer Groups
Massage Practice Builder 
and become an active participant in a world wide network of Peers.

Is your practice Juicy, Vital and Exciting?
or is it a daily struggle to pay the bills?

Is your practice full of rewarding relationships?
or do you take clients on just because they call and you need the money?

The goal of the Massage Practice Builder  is to provide a forum for developing peer groups and support in the personal and professional development of the therapist.  It is not our purpose to judge or fix your practice, but support you in finding out what it is you want and how are you going to get that.  In the process of getting clear about who you are and what you need, your practice will flourish.  You can only take a client as far as you are willing to go.

The format of the group will be active discussion, weekly chats and weekly emails to support the topics of discussion.  I will be focusing on issues dealing with the therapeutic relationship and your role in your practice.  

See also section on Supervision

Ideas for Starting Your own  Peer Group -Structure    

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