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How to become a good massage therapist

How to become a good massage therapist

Career
According to some therapists, the decision to become a massage therapist comes from a calling deep within and that placing their hands on someone makes them instantly feel better. Indeed, healing through touch is one of the oldest forms of therapy in existence, practiced as far back as the times of Ancient Egypt and by Jesus Christ in the Bible. Many cultures around the world have as part of their traditions a form of healing touch – the Polynesian royalty of Hawaii performed what is now known as kahuna bodywork as a rite of passage and initiation process into adulthood. The Japanese have incorporated the art of Shiatsu as a daily ritual to be shared between family members. But deciding to turn what is a natural inclination amongst humans – that of healing one another through touch,...
Human resources training: Outdoor business leadership programs

Human resources training: Outdoor business leadership programs

Career
In the hands of experienced human resources training professionals, outdoor management training programs have immense potential as agents of change, and can lead to deep-seated and long lasting beneficial behavioral modifications in participants. The important advantage: it works from the inside out. How Can Business Leadership Training Benefit from Outdoor Leadership Development Programs? When selecting executive education programs for the top echelons, human resources trainers often include outdoor leadership programs that work on the principle of experiential learning. Conducted in the outdoors, usually in wilderness settings, an outdoor leadership program is designed as a series of experiences that put participants through unusual situations and circumstances that get them to r...
Health care careers provide renewed opportunities

Health care careers provide renewed opportunities

Health
Although the health care industry may have to scale back somewhat, the fact remains that people continue to need health care services. The population is aging and technology has made it possible to live longer, and to survive illness and disease that in the past would have taken lives at an earlier stage. That technology has also opened up many new career paths in the health care field.The outlook for health care jobs continues to be good well into the next decade, where as many of the other industries will not see a recovery. A Stepping Stone Approach The health care field offers a unique opportunity to many who wish to take a stepping stone approach to attaining their ultimate goals. For instance, beginning a career as a medical assistant, a phlebotomist, or a certified nursing ...
Proven strategies to cope layoff

Proven strategies to cope layoff

Career
In the months, weeks, and days leading up to a "restructuring", the stress levels within the company escalate as rumors spread and tensions build. When the day finally arrives, many people are actually relieved to be laid off. If they are lucky, they receive a severance package that will give them some breathing space while they refocus and look for another job. They often qualify for employment insurance benefits, and they have the sympathy and support of their friends and family. After the initial period of shock, grief, sadness, and anger, most people recover from being laid off and move on to more satisfying employment opportunities. The Effects of Downsizing on Layoff Survivors But what about those they leave behind? Beyond the pep talk they receive on the day many of their ...
Getting a Degree in Distance Education

Getting a Degree in Distance Education

Career
Distance education, or e-learning, continues expanding in private and public education and as training for organizations. As a result, more universities are beginning to offer degrees, diplomas and certificates related to teaching the craft of distance learning. This growth is also found in the number of associations that work in support of distance education providers. For example, the United States Distance Learning Association is one among many groups that support distance learning research, development and applied knowledge in education, training and communications. Study of Distance Education Provides Many Options for Learning Some distance education degrees are found in the areas of the technology used to deliver online learning. Learning by distance often involves multi...
How to tell it is time to change careers

How to tell it is time to change careers

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If the thought of returning to work in the New Year 2021, post-COVID pandemic, gives anyone the dry heaves or shakes, without the benefit of the night before, it's probably time to consider options for a new career path. Burn out and boredom from the present workload are both stress inducing; at least considering and researching other options gives a sense of doing something and taking control. Is it Burn Out, Boredom, or Something Else The first step is to decide if it is the job, the employee, or something else that is causing those knots in the stomach and that panic feeling upon arriving at work. Is the work situation and/or environment a healthy one or one filled with put downs and anxiety? Is the job challenging or just stress inducing? Is the workload OK but the co-workers...