I took this amazing course on communication a few years back and I have never forgotten the first thing the gentleman said… you don’t really listen now, you never have and you probably never will. Wow what a harsh way to start a communication course, but in a sense and for the most part […]
About Kimen Petersen
I graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) with honours in 2013. I was given the Heart Award, which is given to students who demonstrate unconditional positive regard for others and a passionate commitment to excel in our profession. I started teaching at VCMT in early 2015 with the intention to draw on my training in communication, listening and crisis intervention to inspire my students to be the best Massage Therapists they can be. My background includes a successful career in first aid, construction, building maintenance and building operations. My wife and I opened our first clinic in Vancouver one year ago “Petersen Wellness & Massage Therapy Clinic". When we are not in the office and I am not teaching we love to explore the many hiking trails around Vancouver.
I always tell my students “when you get into the real world… you may be the best technical massage therapist but without great communication and listening skills you may not have the most successful practice”. I remember when I was in Massage Therapy College, immersed in anatomy, physiology and manual skills (sometimes known as the […]