Right Use of Power

with Julia Corley, LMBT

Offered TWICE in 2015: Friday, May 8  (and)  Friday, October 30 | 9:30am-5:30pm | 7 CE contact hours | $145


This course meets the ethics education requirement for license renewals with the NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy, as well as recertification with NCBTMB.

Right use of power and influence is at the very heart of ethics. Developed by Hakomi Therapist and Trainer Cedar Barstow, the Right Use of Power approach focuses on the relational dynamics that bring ethics to life. Engaging both heart and mind, core concepts include grounding in a felt sense of both sides of the power differential, exploration of power parameters and under- and over-uses of power, and working with practical processes for resolving relationship difficulties. This workshop will be highly experiential, with focus on awareness, skill, and pro-activity.

Power is simply the ability to have an effect, or to have influence – but the right use of this influence is both simple and complex. Personally and in positions of trust, the right use of power is the use of power to accomplish goals; prevent, heal, and repair harm; and to promote well-being for all.

The power spiral model is at the heart of Right Use of Power. Increasing skillfulness is learned through a spiraling process of gaining understanding and awareness at higher and higher levels of complexity, inclusivity, and transcendence. As you gain the knowledge and skills you need to use your power wisely, you’ll explore and engage with these four dimensions of the spiral:

  • Be informed:  Informed Use of PowerRUOP
  • Be compassionate:  Conscious Use of Power
  • Be connected:  Caring Use of Power
  • Be skillful:  Skillful Use of Power


Right Use of Power is a dynamic way to explore issues of ethics and power, both personal and professional. This study can be profoundly restorative and empowering. This approach brings heart and soul to ethics, and builds sensitivity and awareness to the use of power and influence.


corley_juliaJulia Corley is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and a NC Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (#2123). Her private practice, based in Hillsborough, NC, specializes in Hakomi Therapy and other somatic healing arts, helping clients restore a sense of goodness and aliveness. She is also on the faculty at Body Therapy Institute, teaching Somatic Psychology and Therapeutic Communication. She completed the Facilitator’s Training in Right Use of Power with Cedar Barstow, and is now a member of the Right Use of Power Guild.

Julia is honored to teach this soulful, dynamic, experiential model for using our power wisely and well, and always connected with heart. Learn more at Julia’s website at www.juliacorley.com.


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