Online Supervision Group – with Vicky Gaughan

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Date(s) - Thu 09 Dec 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Category : Continuing Professional Development - for qualified massage therapists

This is an online event using  Zoom and is by invitation after the booking has been received.

Here is some feedback received from participants:

‘…for me it was a great way to connect with different therapists/a wider massage therapist community (and the online approach enables this), your hosting of it primarily too; how you managed the space.. there was room for everyone to speak..I wondered how mics off would feel as, like you said when you introduced it, you felt it needed to be facilitated a bit more ‘rigidly’ but it didn’t actually feel rigid at all, it felt like it flowed and everyone had space if they wanted it. For me too, having you as a facilitator, with your background and my interest with and in trauma and how you frame a lot of things resonates a lot as well as stimulates and increases my own learning/development. Thanks’ – Kathryn Smith

‘I’d certainly second everything Kathryn has said. Having had Vicky as my tutor, it’s not just how much she knows, but also the sensitivity with which she treats everyone that makes the session special’ –  GA

‘So good to connect – thank you Vicky and everyone’  – LH

‘Thank you so much for facilitating a wonderful supervision group, it was a truly a magical space and I so appreciated connecting with other massage
therapists. I loved the structure of the space, and the five min sharing with the offering of the questions, as well as the readings you offered. I think it was very beautifully and lovingly held and that care really came through on the zoom’ – Marianna Musset


The model of supervision I’m using on Zoom is not hands-on practice as such even though what we work with requires our hands. There will be activities to help support concerns, issues, and ideas, using the whole group, small groups & pairs using the zoom breakout rooms. The middle portion of time gives people the space to interact and help each other find solutions or feel a bit more into a knotty issue with your massage work. This approach is both broad and deep.

I’m offering a space to share how you are feeling in this time of change, probably like you’ve never experienced before and where your practice of massage might have changed forever. This space is also to celebrate achievements and maintain inspiration and look for silver linings too.

I have a plan in mind to offer us some structure for our meeting, as I’ve found this worked well in the last meetings, but I’m open to suggestions too.

As we are all qualified massage therapists and we’ve already got a wealth of experience and though it might not be apparent, this past year or so has a very real offering for us all to gain from. Let’s explore this together!

My credentials:

Age is my first offering – I’ve been around for a long time. I even took my turn at being chair of MTI a few years ago! I’ve never faced anything like the Covid 19 crisis but as a practitioner and trainer, I’ve survived several financial recessions and other storms. As well as being a massage trainer and the Principal of SCMT, I’ve been a body psychotherapist for nearly 30 years. I have extensive training and experience with academic qualifications to MA level in Counselling and Psychological therapies as well as Hakomi, which I also teach in Lancaster.

So let’s dive in together!

When you join please consider:

  • Yours and others privacy for the duration of the meeting and keep other people’s details confidential after the meeting.
  • We will move around a bit so think of a space where you will be able to move for a short time – we offer an embodied therapy and our body is also a resource.
  • Have pen and paper for any notes you might want to make.
  • Maybe have a glass of water or a cuppa at hand.
  • Be prepared to contribute.
  • On zoom, you should have your microphone on mute unless you’re talking. We’ll try not to talk all at once or over each other.
  • Be patient, some of us might not have great bandwidth (whatever that means!) so there might be delays and glitches.

Places limited so please book early. The cost to you for this group is £10



Bookings are closed for this event.