MARYBETTS' CLASS SCHEDULE

Preventing Eyestrain and Upper-Body Tension

April 29, 2022

Online class for Oregon School of Massage

Course Hours: 3

Description:  This class helps therapists understand when a vision issue is creating a client's chronic upper body tension such as neck and shoulder tightness, chronic tension in the eyes, face and scalp, and tension headaches. Some causes related to vision include (1) strains related to poor posture and overuse of the eyes in computers, cell phones, or in other near-point work; (2) emotional stress; and (3) longstanding vision conditions. Students learn how to spot these causes, what other healthcare professionals to refer to, and then they learn a treatment that includes bodywork and hydrotherapy methods to create a "Spa for the Eyes."

Hydrotherapy

May 6-8, 2022

Online and in-person class for Oregon School of Massage

Autogenic Training - "Warming the Eyes" session

March 3, 2022

(for the International Vision Teachers Practice Group

What Students are Saying:

Student #1: " Loved the visualizations for body awareness and relaxation, and of course, the hydrotherapy. Marybetts has a lovely voice for zoom learning- she exudes calmness, warmth, humor, and confidence. I loved taking this class from you and learned a lot so I will be looking for future classes/research materials from you."

Student #2: " I so appreciated learning about the connection between our eyes, brain and how this influences how we hold our bodies in the world. It makes so much sense that since 80% of our sensory input comes through our eyes, our bodies then adust to what our eyes are doing and this can have a significant impact on the tension in the neck and shoulders, and eye muscles. That we should not be straining, squinting, but rather "let vision come to you" with relaxed eyes

Student #3:  " I liked the Spa section best and also the relaxation meditation. Hands on is always best for me... One big takeaway was that the skeleton follows the eyes. Now that I have that awareness, I notice this in my body in all I am doing this morning. Thank you MaryBetts and Brian for this wonderful class."

Rehabilitation of Injuries

May 20, 2022

Online class for Oregon School of Massage

Preventing Eyestrain and Upper-Body Tension

May 31, 2022

Online class for National Health Practitioners Canada

Course Hours: 3

Description:  This class helps therapists understand when a vision issue is creating a client's chronic upper body tension such as neck and shoulder tightness, chronic tension in the eyes, face and scalp, and tension headaches. Some causes related to vision include (1) strains related to poor posture and overuse of the eyes in computers, cell phones, or in other near-point work; (2) emotional stress; and (3) longstanding vision conditions. Students learn how to spot these causes, what other healthcare professionals to refer to, and then they learn a treatment that includes bodywork and hydrotherapy methods to create a "Spa for the Eyes."

Preventing Sewing-related Eyestrain and Upper Body Tension

 Seattle Contemporary Quilt Art association

June 11,2022..... in person 

contemporaryquiltartassociation.com

Preventing Sewing-related Eyestrain and Upper Body Tension

 Virtual Quilt Festival, 

June 18 ,2022........................................................... online

https://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival/virtual-quilt-festival/

Vision Issues and Chronic Upper-Body Tension -a 2-part webinar  was presented summer of 2021 for

https://embodiedhealthlearning.com/page/vision-issues-and-chronic-upper-body-tension-part-i/

Preventing Sewing-related Eyestrain and Upper Body Tension

Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

First week in November, 2022......................................... in person

https://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival