In our final Bright IDEAs blog series, we're letting the cat out of the bag...we're spilling the beans...we're letting loose!
Check out who our conference educators identify with as a "super hero"!
Dale Grust | If I was a Super hero, I would have to be Invisible Woman. She received her powers after being exposed to a cosmic storm. That’s pretty cool. In Peru they say that you have to be struck by lightning before you can become a Shaman. Her primary power deals with light waves, allowing her to render herself and others invisible. Many years ago I took the train to NYC with a friend to hopefully see the Grateful Dead. We didn’t have tickets but that didn’t stop us. I decided I could make myself invisible and, somehow, I was able to walk right past all the security guards and found a seat in the back of the theater. Unfortunately, my friend wasn’t able to make herself invisible so she ended up taking the train home by herself. I still practice being invisible from time to time. I don’t know why, but sometimes it seems to work. Invisible Woman can also project powerful fields of invisible psionic energy which she uses for a variety of offensive and defensive effects. This sounds a lot like projecting energy during a massage. I’m all for that!
James Waslaski | I like Superman. A huge part of my market is for athletes. I personally work out at least 5 days per week and I am now a certified personal trainer for The National Academy of Sports Medicine. In my work with athletes I strive to walk my talk when it comes to health and fitness!
Michael McGillicuddy | I have never identified with a super hero. I have always been inspired by real people who have suffered great losses and have remained kind, caring and loving people.
Ruth Werner | My daughter tells me I’m Storm from the Marvel universe. I can control the weather (living here on the Oregon Coast, this is a handy skill, plus, as a woman of a certain age, I travel with my own personal summer wherever I go). I have long white hair (obviously), and according to Wikipedia, I can bend light using moisture in the air and manipulation of mist and fog to appear partially transparent. I do in fact manipulate light and color and water in my work as a textile artist.
Sophia Chan | Unfortunately, I do not follow enough "super heroes" to identify with any. However, as a manual therapist, I have always wished that there were a way for me to observe beneath the skin and manipulate the tissues directly, as if to apply WD-40 directly to all the kinks.
All of our educators are so excited to have you in class. And your AMTA-MA Chapter is excited to provide you with an opportunity to receive world-class education right in your backyard!