“What If…..” Finding my purpose

Since I started planning this website and known that I was going to be writing blog posts, I have come to the realization that I get writer’s block. It’s not really writer’s block, because I’m not really a writer. I am just a person with lots of opinions that I hope some of you will enjoy. At first, I thought this was going to be easy…just talk about what you know, pretend one of your students has asked a question and just answer it…but it’s not that easy when you decide to drop something into cyber-space. At least it’s not for me…what if it’s not worth someone’s time? What if someone thinks my opinion is wrong? What if someone wants to argue with me about what I consider to be solid training? What if…


What if, I go to work everyday with the intention of being the best therapist I am in this moment? What if I went into each session with the intention of doing the best I can for my client? What if I forgot about my grocery list or the argument with my child’s teacher and really listened to my hands? What if I trusted my training? What if I know that I was doing my best to learn more about my profession from providers that I trusted? What if I remembered that massage therapy isn’t a perfect science, but also an art? What if I remembered why I became a therapist in the first place?


I keep asking myself all of these “What Ifs?” and finally, I had an epiphany.


Suddenly the joy of teaching returned to me. Suddenly, I have remembered that I want to help my students become better therapists and in that way, improve their lives. Suddenly I know that what I have to say is going to resonate with some of you. It is going to make you think or perhaps look at your day, your clients or perhaps your career in a slightly different way. Suddenly, I remembered, that’s enough for me.


This site should be a place for discussion. Friendly, encouraging discourse between peers benefits almost every party involved. Yes, I have opinions, but in the end, I am a teacher and a therapist. My goal is for therapists and practitioners to improve their skills. By providing not only my opinions, but the opinions of other seasoned teachers and therapists, Beth Teaches Bodywork aims to help all therapists develop their abilities.


Thanks so much for reading. I truly look forward to hearing from you soon!