Essential Mouthwork Class

The Class that started it all!


In July of 1999 I taught the very first Mouthwork class. Over the years it grew to hold important stories, science  and  experiences. As we grow in our Profound Neutral presence and touch, we can approach these sensitive structures with respect and gentle attention. As therapists, there is fascinating information waiting for us. As recipients, we discover a profound process of reclamation and reorganizing.

We will have a greater immersion into the external work that changes the internal function of the mouth and more comprehensive consideration of developmental and neurosensory issues relating to this area.

If you are holding the neck or the cranium in your sessions, you will find this additional information an invaluable asset to your practice!

Join us for 2 life-changing days, as we journey through the sacred spaces of Essential Mouthwork.

Neurovascular Integration: Essential Mouthwork

From the earliest days of embryology, our mouth tissue guides the formation of the rest of the body.

At birth, we experience our world and integrate critical developmental skills through our mouth.

Our sensory, motor and visceral systems all organize themselves from this experience.

Whether we need to move beyond early difficulties or later traumas, Essential Mouthwork allows us to reclaim flow and ease through our bodies and our lives.

Join us in “Essential Mouthwork” class as we explore gentle release techniques for the whole body that lead to restoration of smooth function through the mouth and throat.

This class offers important information about the structures and functions of the throat, mouth and cranium, including effective treatment strategies that are immediately clinically applicable for the intermediate to advanced therapist.

**NEW** information on airway health and sleep disorders (via “throat tubes”) and “Tethered Oral Tissues” or tongue tie, evaluation and management.

Explore the neuroscience of our Profound Neutral touch, providing safe sensory input to facilitate optimal neural output to fascial and osseous structures  throughout the body.

Identify oral issues that contribute to somatic dysfunctions, including torticollis and plagiocephaly.

Acquire important treatment strategies for oral, cervical and cranial dysfunctions for patients of all ages, including the 0-3 population.

Experience both intraoral lab work and adaptive approaches for external work.

Suggested Audience: PTs, OTs, MTs, SLPs

Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this class students will be able to:

Instructor assessment of lab activities determines satisfactory completion of requirements for CEHs/CEUs.

Prerequisites: Previous cranial work is helpful but not required. Students must be ready to work inside the mouth, both giving and receiving!

Tuition for this 2-day course is $500. A $200 deposit will hold your place. Remainder due 2 weeks before class (or, request the extended payment plan).

Early Registration DiscountTuition = $475  when paid in full prior to 9/2/17. This option is listed on the registration page, and reflects the full $475 price.

Extended payment plan: Register with the $200 deposit. The remaining balance will be auto-billed from your credit card for the two months following class.  Early Registration Discount does NOT apply to extended payment plan!

Class hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm both days.

Class Dates and Locations:

September 23-24, 2017, Madison WI. Class Registration is now CLOSED. Please email me with any special requests. Thank you! 

Class is being held at Quarry Arts Building, 715 Hill St., Madison WI (their info here.).

Continuing Education Credit Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive a certificate of completion for 16.5 Continuing Education Hours.

Massage Therapists, please note: NVI, Inc is an NCBTMB provider. However, NCBTMB has declined to credit any classes for massage therapists that include intraoral work, so these CE credits will not apply to your NCBTMB board certification renewals. HOWEVER, they may still be applicable to your state licensing renewal boards for Massage Therapists, in accordance your state practice act.

NVI, Inc. is an AOTA approved CE provider. This class earns 1.3 AOTA CEUs.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA Classification Codes for this intermediate class: 

First Content Focus:  Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Second Content Focus: Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes
Third Content Focus:  Domain of OT: Client Factors

Cancellations: tuition less $50 processing fee refunded up to 2 weeks before class (written notifications only). No refunds after that date. Paid tuition may be transferred to future NVI class, product or service. NVI reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund tuition in full within 30 dyas of cancelled class. NVI is not responsible for weather or travel disruptions or registrant travel expenses.

NVI, Inc. provides “Clean Space” classroom environments, and use of essential oils in the class space is prohibited. By registering you agree to the terms and conditions of our seminar policies here.

Thank you! See you soon!



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