Massage Therapist
Client-Centered Therapist
UNIX Sysadmin

Situational note: I graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA on 2/6/00 and am now an LMT. My private practice "Mindful Massage Therapy" is open for business, with treatment space near Davis Square. I am taking new clients, email me if interested!

At the graduation I gave a talk about two different kinds of good result possible in massage (or any helping profession), which I was very happy with.

In July I had an article published in the newsletter of the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach, titled "On Not Knowing How To Do It." The insights are drawn from my massage therapy practice -- an unusual topic for a talk-therapy association, but in this case 100% relevant.

I still haven't gotten this web-page into the shape I want it, but that day is probably coming closer as working part-time permits me to catch up on more and more things.

I talk about my current major focus (Client-Centered Therapy), and bemoan how little that discipline is understood in the states.

I consider what to put here next.

Client-centered Stuff

Short description of Client-Centered Therapy (written by myself).


What Is Client-Centered Therapy? What Is It Not?

(paper by Barbara Brodley, prominent theorist/practitioner).


New Addition: Understanding the Person-Centered Approach to Therapy:
A Reply to Questions and Misconceptions,
by Godfrey T. Barrett-Lennard.


Index of scanned papers (8 so far).

Personal stuff

My old and new .signatures
Buttons I wear
My crowded business card (image may be broken)


Citizens' Contract with the United States
If you live in the US, read this and give it a good think. Are you satisfied with it? Have you agreed to it? Is it a reality?

Remote things of interest to me

Babylon 5 Lurker's Guide (new address)
The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
How to F*** Up Relationships

Card games

All playable with normal poker cards...

My storefront
 shadowmatt image

Matthew Ryan / mattryan at