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#61 Old 05-01-2006, 10:01 AM
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Ahimsa, your certifications are really impressive. My mom is also a certified Reiki Master, and I'll be getting my first attunement from her this month.
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#62 Old 05-01-2006, 10:40 AM
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PhD (astronomy).
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i put 'master's degree' but that's not accurate. I have a 'juris doctorate' which is a 3 year law degree on top of a 5 yr bachelors (with minor). it's kinda it's own thing. most PhD doctorates have a bachelors (4 years), a masters (1-2 years), and a doctorate (2-4 years). MDs and related have a bachelors (4 years) and a doctorate (4 years) and then internships and residencies (2-4 years). I don't have 'as much as' most doctorates, but i do have more than the average 'masters degree' which is one-two years. And, it's focus is different, including research techniques, actually. but whatever.



I also have a number of certifications in yoga and thai yoga massage. i'd like to get the full 'degree' in traditional thai medicine. it takes 4 years of study in thailand--apprenticeship style--and there's no name for the degree, really. they're not called "Doctors of traditional thai medicine" or anything like that. At least, as far as i can tell. Most westerners 'do' the same amount of work by getting various trainings in the US and then spending 3 months to one year in thailand. We're different kinds of students. But even then, i wouldn't have a title and i've only done a little training in TYM. So, that will be a few more years, i think.



so, yeah, that's where i'm at.
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I have a BS in Finance and Marketing.



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I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish. And a food handler's permit.
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now that there's a poll, i'm voting "Some College/University," but i would have an AA in transfer studies if i'd bothered to fill out a petition (or in French and Anthropology if i'd taken the required PE, health, and computer literacy classes).



i'll graduate with a BA in Linguistics whenever I'm able to complete the psycholing. requirement.



i don't have a real high school diploma, either. i left high school after getting a California High School Proficiency Exam certificate.
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#68 Old 05-01-2006, 05:38 PM
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Ooh, Zoebird - Thai massage = amazing!!



I spent the summer there and every week got the best massage of my life - I'm totally in withdrawal but I can't afford that kind of luxury here hehe. Man I miss Thailand.
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Im 17 and have my highschool diploma..hoping to go to college soon
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Thanks for the info but saying bachelors degree would have covered it.

NOW *that's* being snarky! *SIGH* What's THAT about???



Actually, it would *not* have covered it. Just as other people have listed the certifications that represent the education they have completed and are relevant to their work, I have chosen to do the same.

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Thai massage = amazing!! I spent the summer there and every week got the best massage of my life - I'm totally in withdrawal but I can't afford that kind of luxury here hehe. Man I miss Thailand.

Massage in Thailand will cost you the equivalent of maybe $4 and here it's $125 for a fully licensed, trained and insured Thai Massage Therapist. I am trained in Thai massage and love it but my sweetie who trained in Thailand and is almost 7 feet tall really is the *best* Thai Massage therapist ever When he went to get massage in Thiland all the practitioners joked that he would have to "Pay twice!" because he is so tall

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I have a BA with concentration in Sociology and Social Anthropology. One of the stupidest decisions I've ever made. I had awful grades, couldn't go to grad school (note that it's also a concentration, not a full major), and so far it's only been useful in impressing people who don't know what Sociology and Social Anthropology are.
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I have a BSc in Textile Chemistry but I don't use it anymore having been made redundant and not being able to find a job. I have almost 2 years worth of private classical singing lessons under my belt which are not going to get me any kind of qualification but is lots of fun. Learning should be fun!
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I have a BA with concentration in Sociology and Social Anthropology. One of the stupidest decisions I've ever made. I had awful grades, couldn't go to grad school (note that it's also a concentration, not a full major), and so far it's only been useful in impressing people who don't know what Sociology and Social Anthropology are.



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I have my high school diploma and am finishing my freshmen year of college. I'm currently taking an insane class load and working very hard (i'll be taking class during the summer) in order to graduate in three years. Becaue, I don't know why, but I really want to and I think I can. I'm majoring in mass communications.



I'm also a certified (and licensed) yoga instructor. I plan on opening my own yoga studio when I finish college. And, ya know, have money.
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I have a BA with concentration in Sociology and Social Anthropology. One of the stupidest decisions I've ever made. I had awful grades, couldn't go to grad school (note that it's also a concentration, not a full major), and so far it's only been useful in impressing people who don't know what Sociology and Social Anthropology are.





sorry you feel that way. but to find an anthropology major. I have a BA in Anthropology and will be going for my Master in Public Anthropology come Fall.



It is fun to say anthropology and watch while people find a way to ask what that is
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>>It is fun to say anthropology and watch while people find a way to ask what that is>>



Sociology is anthropology's evil twin.



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sorry you feel that way. but to find an anthropology major. I have a BA in Anthropology and will be going for my Master in Public Anthropology come Fall.



It is fun to say anthropology and watch while people find a way to ask what that is





I have a BA in sociocultural anthropology. I loved it!



I have a lot of people say things like " so, you dig up bones, right?" (nope, that would be an archaologist),

or "Oh! You study dead people?" (nope, that's forensic anthropology),

or "Oh- that's with bugs!" (nope, entymology).



I am planning on taking courses in project management and then getting my MBA.



Or I may go another route and do a Masters in Anthropology and concentrate on food it's relationship to culture and the environment (which is what inspired me to go Veg in the first place).

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i dropped out of high school on my 18th birthday....i havent done **** my whole life, and i wasnt about to let myself amount to something .
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It is fun to say anthropology and watch while people find a way to ask what that is



Hm. Is anthropology that unknown to most people?
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i love doing thai massage. i'm technically at the 'thai massage practitioner' level as far as the training in the US goes. i hope to complete my 'thai massage therapist' training in the next year. i think i need another 80 or 100 hours. but, around here i charge the same as i do for a yoga private lesson--$90.



but, i also market it as a healing modality rather than a spa-style treatment. since that's what it is.
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i love doing thai massage. i'm technically at the 'thai massage practitioner' level as far as the training in the US goes. i hope to complete my 'thai massage therapist' training in the next year. i think i need another 80 or 100 hours. but, around here i charge the same as i do for a yoga private lesson--$90.



but, i also market it as a healing modality rather than a spa-style treatment. since that's what it is.



What is the licensing like where you are at for Massage? Here, you need a minimum of 500 hours, about $300 worth of CEU's annually and also must be Nationally Certified, licensed and insured as a Massage Therapist. My SO a licensed, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor who has over 1000 hours in massage, anatomy, kinesiology, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda etc. in addition to his extensive training in Thailand so his massage is certainly healing and therapeutic;He markets it (and everything else he does) as a healing modality as well and usually has people steam before.

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i love doing thai massage. i'm technically at the 'thai massage practitioner' level as far as the training in the US goes. i hope to complete my 'thai massage therapist' training in the next year. i think i need another 80 or 100 hours. but, around here i charge the same as i do for a yoga private lesson--$90.



but, i also market it as a healing modality rather than a spa-style treatment. since that's what it is.



I didn't know you were a licensed Massage Therapist too



What is the licensing like where you are at for Massage? Here, you need a minimum of 500 hours, about $300 worth of CEU's annually and also must be Nationally Certified, licensed and insured as a Massage Therapist.



My SO a licensed, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor who has over 1000 hours in massage, anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, aromatherapy etc. in addition to his extensive training in Thailand so his massage is certainly healing and therapeutic;He markets it (and everything else he does) as a healing modality as well.

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i put "some grad school".



i have a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology.



i'm just finishing up my fourth year of a phd in biochem/biophysics. i have about 2 more years to go to complete.
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i'm not a certified massage therapist. throughout most of the US, you do not have to be a certified massage therapist to be a thai yoga massage therapist and/or practitioner. thai yoga massage is treated similarly to yoga--there is no governance or governing organization. the closest we get to standards are Yoga Alliance--which is an elective registry.



i started practicing thai yoga massage Nov of '03 i think. may have been '02. i can't remember really as i have no concept of time. I did a level one, short form course followed by a correspondence-styled 'internship.' I'm now with a different teacher--for a variety of reasons--and working with Tao Mountain (taomountain.org). they not only do courses and internships, but also extensive home-study courses on different tropics (such as history and tradition of thai medicine).



to be a certified massage therapist in this area, you have to have something like 3000 hours of training--it's practicly a two year degree. i really don't want to take the time and money to do this. There is an alternative method of apprenticeship with a massage therapist over a couple of years--which is more my style--but i'm still not interested in it.



I also did reiki level I, but i disliked it. reiki isn't my deal.
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