Interdisciplinary

This Whole Thing We Call Life with Cal Cates

November 25, 2023 Healwell Season 13 Episode 5
Interdisciplinary
This Whole Thing We Call Life with Cal Cates
Show Notes

Corey talks with Cal about Cal's experience and interest in death and dying, the two classes they facilitate about it, and about their last day teaching Healwell's hospital based massage therapy class during which Corey causes Cal to cry a little, and has already apologized for it.

Links:
Opening to the Mystery
A Year to Live
Check out this amazing blog post Cal wrote: "Motels, T-shirts and Evil"

Guest bio:
Cal is one of Healwell’s founders and its Executive Director.

Cal speaks around the world on a variety of topics related to integrative medicine, emotional self-care for practitioners and the mechanics and politics of introducing massage therapy into clinical settings.

They* have been participating in research, teaching and developing curriculum for massage therapy courses focused on hospital-based practice, oncology massage and end of life care since 2007. Cal is passionate about elevating the profession of massage therapy and also about broader and more seamless integration of massage therapists into mainstream healthcare.

*Cal is non-binary and uses the pronouns they, their, and them when being referred to in the third person.

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