Intro to Trauma Informed Communication for Massage Therapists

Jul 30, 2024

Jul 30, 2024

4:30 pm To 6:30 pm (EST)

Online Webinar



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Event Description

This course will help therapists define trauma, how to identify characteristic behaviors of trauma survivors, and explore how to communicate and respond to survivors from a trauma informed care perspective. Earn 2 NYS / NCBTMB CE hours. Students will:

  • Define trauma, and identify behaviors of trauma survivors
  • Define trauma informed care through lecture and discussion of articles and other materials
  • Develop an understanding of why trauma informed care is particularly important in communicating with all clients, and which clients are at higher risk for trauma
  • Develop ways to communicate from a trauma informed approach with clients through case studies / role play and discussion


Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, CLC

603 Bergen St



About the Instructor

Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, CMLDT, CLC (she/her)

has been practicing massage therapy and reiki for over 15 years. She is also a a certified Manual Lymph Draining Therapist, Lactation Counselor and DONA-trained Birth Doula.  She has worked in integrative settings such as the University of Nebraska Medical Center, providing massage therapy to patients at the Olson Center for Women’s Health. She taught massage therapy at CUNY-Queensborough Community College, and supervised massage interns treating high risk antepartum patients at Northwell Katz’ Women’s Hospital for 10 years. Kiera is also full time faculty and clinical supervisor at Pacific College of Health and Science NY, where she serves as the Director of the Asian Holistic Health and Massage Therapy Program. She is the creator of MaMassage®, a curriculum for Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Massage Therapy Continuing Education training. Kiera is also a CPMT- Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist. Kiera’s private practice, MaMassage® Brooklyn, focuses on Reproductive Health and trauma-informed care. She was the 2018-2019 Massage Therapy Foundation Community Service Grant Recipient for her work with survivor/clients at the NYC-based nonprofit organization, Womankind. Kiera experienced an amazing pregnancy, which was highlighted by a weekly prenatal massage, and is the queer parent of an amazing kid!

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