Have you recently been laid off? Changed jobs? Got divorced? If any of these life events (or a few others) have happened since you filed your 2015 tax return, then your real-world financial picture may be different than what appears on your financial aid application (FAFSA). Maybe you’re only making half of what you did in 2015. Maybe you’re unemployed. Maybe you’re now separated or divorced which has resulted in a loss of income for your household. Whatever the situation, your financial aid office might be able to help you. Continue reading
People exploring the possibility of relocating to Sarasota to study at SSMT may wonder about the weather here. Today seems like a good day to muse on the weather, as this morning it feels distinctly like Sarasota fall. Continue reading
Forward Facing Trauma Therapy by Eric Gentry, PhD
Stress is a physiological phenomenon, and trauma is stress that hasn’t been worked through. This is for everyone. Robert Scare taught us that trauma is a spectrum. From PTSD at one end to the mild unresolved stress we all experience that can lead to reactivity and misery, this fabulous book by Dr. Eric Gentry takes a somatic approach to healing trauma along the entire spectrum. It is an amazing book; I can’t recommend it highly enough!
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” –Mahatma Gandhi
There is nothing in life quite like the “eureka moment;” that instant when something that previously made no sense comes into perfect focus: “I’ve got it!”
How do we prepare ourselves to have more of those moments? Continue reading
It’s been an absurdly long time coming. We admit it. We’ve been working on this (slowly) for years.
The old site was designed in 2002 and has been showing it’s age for some time. We hope you find the new site more informative, easier to navigate, and more pleasant to look at.
There are two new important changes to the 2017-2018 application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Both should make filling out the application easier and give you the ability to see your entire financial aid package sooner!
First, the 2017-2018 financial aid award year doesn’t start until July 1, 2017, but now you can fill out your FAFSA as soon as October 1, 2016. We used to have to wait until January! This means you can see your entire financial aid picture sooner.
The second change is that you’ll use your 2015 tax return Continue reading
Welcome to the SSMT Blog!
This will be the place for announcements, musings, and general sharing of ideas by the staff at SSMT. Our intention is for some entries to be informative, others to be practical. and many to be thought provoking.
Whether you are a student, graduate, fan of massage therapy, or someone exploring the possibility of becoming a massage therapist, we hope you will find something interesting in these pages.