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Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety: Chapel Hill, NC

CE Hours:   21 + open to the public
When:   Jul 23 @ 9:30 am - Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm

Jul 23 @ 9:30 am - Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm

FULL.  Please contact Tracey at or 919-907-0579 if you’d like to be put on the waiting list.  Our next Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety training and retreat is being held on March 11-13, 2019 at The Mountain Retreat Center in Highlands, NC.  Click here for more info.

Date:  Monday-Wednesday, July 23-25, 2018, 9:30am-5:30pm
Location:  The Barn at Valhalla, 1040 Duffy’s Way, Chapel Hill, NC
NCBTMB CE’s:  21 and open to the public
Training price:  $400 early registration price before 6/23, after $460 • Hold your spot with a $100 deposit
Instructors:  Tracey J. Moon LMBT & Sharon Nash, MA

“Extraordinary facilitation each step.  I feel lighter, stronger, peaceful with more insight into my own wellbeing.”  2017 participant

Course description:

Depression and anxiety has become an epidemic in our society with more people than ever seeking relief through both conventional and alternative methods. Trauma, loss, and the everyday challenges of daily life can create constriction and loss of connection in the physical and emotional body. From these big and small traumas, our body begins to form in a way that sets in fatigue, exhaustion, distress, difficulty focusing, irritability and physical pain.

The physical toll of depression and anxiety reveals itself in the body through tension, pain, misalignment and discomfort. In this course you will learn specific hands-on massage techniques that unwind targeted areas of the body that have been contracted, bringing more flow and movement into the structure. We will look at the science behind depression and anxiety, what is happening in the brain as well as the importance of understanding conventional treatments. We will explore emotional anatomy, including how the body is shaped by our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and discuss how mindfulness practices can help free us from negative thought patterns. We will incorporate movement and grounding body-centered practices can help support a distressed emotional body system.

You will learn simple body-centered practices to help people feel more alive, connected and embodied through breath, bioenergetics, massage and compassionate presence. Through these embodied practices you will discover the body’s innate ability to recalibrate, reset and restore to its natural flow, beyond depression and anxiety.

This hands-on and highly experiential class is intended for the bodywork practitioner to support clients in the healing of depression and anxiety however, this training is open to everyone interested in empowering massage and bodywork tools to help feel more vital in everyday life.

Who is this course for?

This training is designed with for the massage therapist, mental health professional, nurse, physician, yoga teacher or other health care professional to better understand the latest research and tools available for depression and anxiety.  Because depression and anxiety affects a wide population of people, this training is open to anyone with an interest in the topic.  This is a highly experiential training.

I’m traveling from out of town, are there accommodations close by?

Yes. We have reserved a discounted block of rooms during this training at the Courtyard Marriott Chapel Hill.  Below are the discounted rates, including tax, for our group (reservations are made when going through our registration process):

  • Single:  $112 per night
  • Single with daily breakfast: $124 per night
  • Double:  $56 per person, per night*
  • Double with daily breakfast:  $62 per person, per night*

*Please note that if you are traveling alone and have registered for double accommodations, we will do our best to match you with another same gender participant.  If one is not available you will be upgraded to single accommodations and charged at that rate.

I’m a massage therapist – can I receive continuing education hours for this training and retreat?

approved-providerYes. Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 21 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion electronically to submit to your state licensing board, professional association or for recertification with the NCBTMB.

What should I bring?

We’ll need one massage table for every two people attending. You will receive a welcome email after registering with a list of what to bring.  This email arrives within 24-48 hours of your registration.  If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam box and add the email to your contacts.

I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?

Please write to one of the facilitators:  Tracey at or Sharon at You can also call 919-885-1069.  We hope you can join us!




Jul 23 @ 9:30 am
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm
Event Category:
21 + open to the public


The Barn at Valhalla
1040 Duffy's Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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