Learning The 'M' Technique®

Learning The 'M' Technique

Learning The 'M' Technique

The 'M' Technique

Disclosure: Carol Scheidel, BSN, RN, CCAP, is the director of RJ Buckle Associates LLC - a continuing education company. RJ Buckle Associates LLC owns the 'M' Technique® registration mark and receives monetary compensation for education about the use of the ‘M’ Technique®, including this activity. Carol Scheidel agrees to deliver education content in a fair and unbiased manner. The following instructors teach the 'M' Technique® Practitioner Program and have declared no financial relationship other than honoraria for teaching the workshops: Debra Barrett, Mary Jo Brock, Barbara Cordell, Kathy Duffy, Janet Hamill, Maria Mazzer, Aurora Ocampo, Susan Raskin, Brenda Walters, Linda Weihbrecht, Joan Harovas, Karen Wexell, Sandra Merkel, Toyoko Yusui,

Anyone can learn the ‘M’ Technique® – it is suitable for caregivers, family members, volunteers, patient ambassadors and friends as well as nurses, massage therapists and other health professionals.

The ‘M’ Technique® is different from massage – it is more like a choreographed dance. Each simple sequence is done a set number of times at a set pressure. The full body ‘M’ Technique® (practitioner course) can be learned in 2 days – usually over a weekend. The  ‘M’ Technique® for Hospital course takes just 4 hours. Each course is taught by a certified RJ Buckle instructor.

For a list of classes, please click here

For a list of instructors, please click here
For details on the DVDs, please click here

'M' Technique® Approval and Continuing Educational Credit: USA

                                                  American Nurses

Nurses:  The 'M' Technique® Practitioner Course:

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Nurses:  The 'M' Technique® for Hospital

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Approval for contact hours through the AHNA is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Contact hours from The 'M' Technique® may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for the Holistic Nursing Certification examination and re-certification process. www.ahncc.org  

Massage Therapists:

RJ Buckle Associates LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider. Provider Number 839132, thru 8/30/2019.

'M' Technique® Practitioner Course (Full Body)

The two-day course covers the full body ‘M’ Technique®. This course is suitable for health professionals (or a layperson caring for a loved one with a chronic illness).

This is a practical class working mainly in pairs. Parts of the body included are: head, face, hands, feet, legs, backs of legs, arms, stomach, back shoulders and neck. The ‘M’® can be given over thin clothing if you have cultural requirements that prevent you from disrobing. Students are required to bring two large towels with then to the course and to dress appropriately.

Practitioner status is only available to licensed health professionals, although every one completing the 2-day course will be given a certificate of attendance.  

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Purpose of 'M' Technique® Practitioner Course®

The purpose of the 'M' Technique® practitioner course is to enable nurses and other health providers to use touch for comfort and care, and to promote healing in any setting utilizing a touch technique that is suitable for frail and critically ill patients, as well as for healthy individuals of all ages. This touch technique is used with all types of health conditions: e.g stress management, pain control and anxiety.Click here for course objectives

The course is also open to non-health professionals such as hospice volunteers, patient advocates or patient ambassadors and to relatives and friends of patients who may be critically ill or very fragile.

'M' Technique® Practitioner Course Objectives

Objectives:  At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between various touch modalities used in healthcare settings.
    • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on back
    • Demonstrate ‘M’ Technique® on back of legs
    • Demonstrate ‘M’ Technique® on face and head
    • Demonstrate ‘M’ Technique® on neck and shoulders
    • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on hand and arm
    • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on foot and leg
    • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on stomach
    • Demonstrate full body 'M' Technique® in proper sequence
    • Review 'M' Technique®
    • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® practical
    • Complete multiple-choice test
    • Complete a course evaluation

 

A Certificate of Attendance is given to everyone. 

Continuing Education Credit will be given to nurses and massage therapist who attend all portions of both days, show competency by demonstrating the correct strokes, achieve a 70% or better on the multiple-choice test, and complete an evaluation. 

 ‘M’ Technique® Practitioner Certification is for health professionals, such as nurses and doctors (or others that have a license to touch in their State, such as massage therapists). Practitioners must complete the Continuing Education Credit requirements and submit 2 case-studies in a set format within 6 months to their instructor. Once the case studies have been submitted and accepted, the student will be sent a Practitioner certificate. 

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'M' Technique® Course for Hospitals (Hand & Foot Course)

This new 4 hour course covers the hand and foot ‘M’ Technique® only and has been created due to popular demand. This course will show you how to relax someone in about 5 minutes – whether he or she is fragile, critically ill or just stressed out. The course is suitable for nurses and health professionals or volunteers and relatives wanting to de-stress a loved one.

This is a practical class working mainly in pairs. The theory and background of the ‘M’ Technique® is given, plus a discussion of research and case studies. However, the majority of the course is experiential. Students will be expected to be competent in both the hand and the foot 'M' Technique® by the end of the 4 hours and to correctly complete a short multiple-choice test. 4 Continuing Education Contact Hours are available for Nurses and Massage Therapists following this course.

Please feel free to use the hand and foot 'M' Technique® whenever you feel appropriate. However, only RJBA Instructors may teach the 'M' Technique® Programs. Please click here to view a list of qualified Instructors.

Everyone has 5 minutes. Make them ‘M’® Minutes!

'M' Technique® Course for Hospitals Details

Purpose:
To teach nurses and other health providers a brief technique of touch for frail and critically ill patients as well as healthy individuals of all ages. The 'M' Technique® can be used on people of all ages for stress management, pain control, and reassurance.

Objectives:
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the differences between various touch modalities used in healthcare settings
  2. Demonstrate the hand and foot ‘M’ Technique® without prompting

The ‘M’ Technique® empowers nurses to use touch for comfort and care and to promote healing in any setting from critical care to home health to hospice and wellness clinics.

The course is open to nurses and other health providers as well as non-health professionals such as hospice volunteers, patient advocates or patient ambassadors. It is also open to relatives and friends of patients who may be critically ill or very fragile.

 ‘M’ Technique empowers nurses

 

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