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In this Post: In our latest podcast episode, we unveiled a workshop designed exclusively for massage therapists – “Empowered Practitioner — a safety workshop for massage therapists.
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EPISODE 052: Empowered Practitioner —a safety workshop for massage therapists
This episode aims to empower massage therapists with essential skills and knowledge. A journey into the world of safety, resilience, and professional growth.
Have you ever;
- Felt uneasy when a client’s behavior crosses professional boundaries, unsure of how to respond?
- Felt vulnerable during late-night appointments, wishing you had the confidence and techniques to ensure your safety?
- Had a sense of concern when a client became unexpectedly agitated, leaving you uncertain how to de-escalate the situation without compromising your security?
These situations highlight the real challenges you may face as a massage therapists. Which is why every year, when I had staff, I hosted an in person self-defense training with former police officer Kristin Bantle. Not only was it beneficial to talk through scenarios we might encounter, it also helped to have an expert share her hands-on experience!
While I no longer have staff, I still care about the safety of all you therapists out there and decided it would be really empowering to bring this training to the online space….
So…. in this episode, we shed light on the real challenges massage therapists may encounter. We discuss the key topics we’ll be covering in our safety and defense workshop. From refining proper intake processes to mastering self-defense techniques and even outfitting your waiting room with a camera, we delve into a comprehensive range of skills designed to safeguard your practice.
In a profession where safety and empowerment are paramount, meet Kristin Bantle, a force in the realm of law enforcement and community advocacy.
Her journey from certified social worker to SWAT team member, detective, and self-defense instructor is a saga of resilience and determination. Her commitment to community safety extended beyond her duty, leading her to serve as a board member and president for the domestic violence shelter, C.O.V.E. Despite facing discrimination and adversity, Kristin emerged stronger, armed not only with experience but also with a profound commitment to making our communities safer.
Kristin’s legacy is one of courage, defying the odds, and standing up against injustice. Today, alongside her husband, Kristin serves as THE dynamic force propelling De-Escalation Nation, a non-profit committed to ensuring law enforcement accountability. With her wealth of experience, unwavering determination, and passion for community safety, Kristin is not just an instructor but a beacon of empowerment.
- Boulder College of Massage Therapy Graduate
- Nationally Certified through NCBTMB
- Colorado Licensed Massage Therapist
- Certified CranialSacral Level 1 through Upledger
- Certified Herbal Therapist through Nutrition Therapy Institute
- Certified Fujian Massage through Barefoot Masters
- Fort Lewis College - Majored in Art, Minored in Business Administration
- 6 Year Winner of Best Massage Therapist for "Best of The Boat" Competition
- Massage Business Owner Since 2008
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