Currently recruiting for 2 Small Group Trainings on Palpation and Bodywork, one on Wednesday mornings and one on Friday mornings. Exact dates to be finalised with attendees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining one of them.
We offer 4 short courses to develop clinical skills and help practitioners become more comfortable with working hands-on with the patient. The skills we teach are ones we use every day in clinic, and attendees can be assured that they will feed into every patient encounter that they have.
The short courses are taught on 4 half days, over 4 weeks. This allows attendees to learn the skills with us, then practice them by themselves, and come back for feedback and further teaching the following week. We have found that this creates the best teaching experience that allows attendees to develop tangible skills during our month together.
All our courses include a DaoYin (Qi Gong) set, the 8 Storing Qi and Developing Sensitivity Practices. This is a DaoYin practice which directly feeds into the taught hand skills. Throughout the courses, the links between the DaoYin and the taught skills are explained and shown.
We like to work with groups of 4 attendees over the month, to make sure there is plenty of time for feedback for each person and we can give individual explanations and guidance. We ask potential attendees to contact us in groups of 4 with their availability, so that we can schedule the 4 half-days at a mutually convenient time. Alternatively, if you do not have a group of people to learn with, please contact us with your availability and we will do our best to add you into a group.
Available short courses for small group training:
1. Palpation and bodywork skills (for acupuncture students from 1st year or practising acupuncturists)
Course content: DaoYin exercises. Palpation skills to identify the anatomy of the body, different types of soft tissue, ashi areas. Bodywork skills: combing, rubbing/scrubbing, pushing. Deep Qi and variations. Arm, leg, neck traction.
2. Burning Mountain, Cooling Sky (for acupuncture students form 3rd year or practising acupuncturists)
Course content: DaoYin exercises. Burning Mountain needle technique to fill and warm. Cooling Sky needle technique to cool and calm. Also gathering and spreading needle technique. Riding the point. Free needling (if requested).
3. Ashi treatment: re-arranging the landscape of the body (for acupuncture students from 3rd year of practising acupuncturists)
Course content: DaoYin exercises. Theory, practice and case discussions of ashi treatment. Palpation of ashi areas. Sparrowpecking and related needle techniques.
4. Daoist ZangFu Acupressure (for acupuncture students from 1st year or practising acupuncturists)
Course content: DaoYin exercises. Location of key areas of stimulation for Daoist ZangFu Acupressure. Hand techniques for stimulation. Theory and practice of Daoist ZangFu acupressure.
For all courses:
Teachers: Conny and/or Zarig Cooper
Location: Yi Dao Clinic, 61 Mill Lane, NW6 1NB
Attendance: Small group practice, places limited to 4 attendees per group.
Cost: £200 per person for 4 weekly sessions, each session is 3 hours.
Dates: By arrangement.
To sign up: Please email email@example.com, ideally in groups of 4, to schedule dates. If you do not have a group to learn with, please email us with your availability and we will do our best to add you to a group.