Courses in 2018


Melbourne, Australia: The Anatomy of the Self
Dates: 1-3 Feb 2018

This course is a high level introduction to Movement Shiatsu & the Six Forms of Touch. It will show how the organs and body systems are related to different dimensions of the self. more …

We will demonstrate how to work directly with energy both through different techniques of physical touch and through the language that you use.

Movement Shiatsu is particularly appropriate to working with chronic conditions, trauma and disability. Instead of trying to fix the client’s problems, it focuses on helping the client to be aware of their body and to can feel their ability to explore. This transforms them from a passive victim needing rescue into an active, empowered being who can work on themselves. To read an article which gives more idea of this theme click here

Melbourne, Australia: Tensegrity, Fascia and Developmental Meridians
Dates: 6-8 February 2018 

This course explore how the fascia and connective tissues give a sense of integrity both physically and emotionally and how to work with them. more …

These tissues connect everything together and give a sense of elasticity and wholeness to the body. We will show how to contact the fascia through specific qualities of touch, how to feel and develop the elasticity of the fascia in oneself and how to use that sensation to find a sense of physical coordination and ease in movement.Bill Palmer’s research with infant development has shown that the classical meridians show the way in which babies learn to move by connecting different areas of the body. As adults we find other ways of moving, particularly using spirals and movements that cross the midline. These pathways of connection are embodied in the muscles and fascia, forming ‘personal meridians’ different to the innate ones. The workshop will show how to work with these personal meridians and help clients to be aware of their unique way of moving and being. .

Barcelona, Spain: Aligning Body and Mind
Dates: April 20-22, 2018

A Movement Shiatsu workshop on working with the Shao Yin and Tai Yang more …

This workshop explores how Somatic Exploration and Bodywork can help  discriminate between the expectations that come from other people and our authentic inner excitement, sometimes called ‘the Will’. The workshop will show how the Fire and Water meridians combine to bring the Will into awareness and then to align the body so that our action is a pure channel for our energy.- Understanding the development of the TaiYang in babies
– Working with the Tai Yang and the skeleton to align action with intention.
– Working with common blockage areas in the skeleton
– Working with the lower burner to wake up the Will
– Sensing and moving the Will through Outer Rushen

Stellshagen, Germany: Working with the Ageing Process
Dates: May 4-6, 2018

This workshop will explore ways of working with the physical and emotional issues brought about by ageing. more …

As we age our energy levels decline. Change takes energy and as we get older it becomes more difficult to adapt. So it makes sense to start preparing for old age long before it arrives! This period, before and including old age, is often called the Third Age. It is a time of major change, because most of the things we value about ourselves in our youth and adulthood are disappearing. This  change of self-image has been proved to be  connected to many psycho-physical health  problems.

But this Third Age is the ideal time for developing inner resources and spiritual capacities. In this workshop we will explore how to work with people in this period of their lives and how to help them to develop these inner capacities and to gain a new sense of self-value.

It will also show the specialist techniques from Movement Shiatsu for working with the more physical problems of Old Age such as arthritis, osteoporosis, loss of flexibility and balance and psycho-physical degeneration.

Wageningen, Holland: The Six Forms of Touch  (Part 1)
Dates: May 26-27, 2018
One of the fundamental ideas of Movement Shiatsu is that the WAY in which you contact a person has more effect than the meridian that you work with. This course will show how the Qi of the Organs is affected by the way in which you communicate, the quality of touch you use and the exercises and ‘homework’ that you give the client. more …

The Six Forms of Touch is a system of touch training developed by Bill Palmer which explores six different dimensions of therapeutic contact. Each form of contact stimulates one of the major functions of Qi and also brings awareness to one of the physical body systems. This means that you can be working locally on a particular part of the body and, at the same time, be helping to strengthen the holistic Qi functions, without explicitly touching the meridians.The result is that the Shiatsu becomes more intuitive and less mechanical. In addition, the forms of touch help the client to become aware of their own body in such a way that they can carry the explorations of the Shiatsu session into their everyday life.

Berlin, Germany: The Six Forms of Touch
Dates: June 9-10, 2018
a high level course in Shiatsu for both students and practitioners. more …

One of the fundamental ideas of Movement Shiatsu is that the WAY in which you contact a person has more effect than the meridian that you work with. This course will show how the Qi of the Organs is affected by the way in which you communicate, the quality of touch you use and the exercises and ‘homework’ that you give the client.The Six Forms of Touch is a system of touch training developed by Bill Palmer which explores six different dimensions of therapeutic contact. Each form of contact stimulates one of the major functions of Qi and also brings awareness to one of the physical body systems. This means that you can be working locally on a particular part of the body and, at the same time, be helping to strengthen the holistic Qi functions, without explicitly touching the meridians.

The result is that the Shiatsu becomes more intuitive and less mechanical. In addition, the forms of touch help the client to become aware of their own body in such a way that they can carry the explorations of the Shiatsu session into their everyday life.

Vienna, Austria: Words and Hands
Dates: June 15-17, 2018
This workshop will show how to use a Shiatsu session to help a client in their personal development and to deal with chronic issues. more …

A condition turns chronic when it becomes part of a person’s self-image and usually this means there is an unconscious resistance to change, which can interfere with the process of Shiatsu therapy. This means that the client has to become more active in the therapy to allow change to happen. Movement Shiatsu combines simple movement experiments into the Shiatsu session that help the client to become aware of parts of themselves that they are blocking and they can then feed back to the practitioner exactly where they need support in order to re-integrate that part. The session becomes a process of self-exploration as well as a treatment and the client is given practical tools for continuing the work on themselves into their everyday lives.- How to ask Open Questions to facilitate body awareness
– How to create movement explorations to change dysfunctional patterns
– How meridians are related to types of movement
– How to integrate talking with bodywork.

Zurich, Switzerland: Aligning Body and Mind 
Dates: June 29-July 1 2018
A Movement Shiatsu workshop on working with the Shao Yin and Tai Yang. more …

This workshop explores how Somatic Exploration and Bodywork can help  discriminate between the expectations that come from other people and our authentic inner excitement, sometimes called ‘the Will’. The workshop will show how the Fire and Water meridians combine to bring the Will into awareness and then to align the body so that our action is a pure channel for our energy.- Understanding the development of the TaiYang in babies
– Working with the Tai Yang and the skeleton to align action with intention.
– Working with common blockage areas in the skeleton
– Working with the lower burner to wake up the Will
– Sensing and moving the Will through Outer Rushen

Hamburg, Germany: Tensegrity, Fascia and Developmental Meridians 
Dates: September 14-16, 2018
A workshop of Movement, Bodywork and Experiential Anatomy to explore how the fascia and connective tissues give a sense of integrity both physically and emotionally. more …

These tissues connect everything together and give a sense of elasticity and wholeness to the body. We will show how to contact the fascia through specific qualities of touch, how to feel and develop the elasticity of the fascia in oneself and how to use that sensation to find a sense of physical coordination and ease in movement.Bill Palmer’s research with infant development has shown that the classical meridians show the way in which babies learn to move by connecting different body parts. As adults we find other ways of moving, particularly using spirals and movements that cross the midline. These pathways of connection are embodied in the muscles and fascia, forming ‘personal meridians’ different to the innate ones. The workshop will show how to work with these myo-fascial meridians and help clients to be aware of their unique way of moving and being.

Athens, Greece: Words and Hands
Dates: September 27-30 2018
How to teach a client to be an explorer – This module aims to show how to use a bodywork session to help a client in their personal development and to deal with chronic issues. more …

A condition turns chronic when it becomes part of a person’s self-image and usually this means there is an unconscious resistance to change, which can interfere with the process of body therapy. This means that the client has to become more active in the therapy to allow change to happen.

Movement Shiatsu includes breathing and movement experiments in the session that help the client to become aware of parts of themselves that are not integrated. They can then feed back to the practitioner exactly where they need support to make contact with that area. The session becomes a process of self-exploration as well as a treatment and the client is given practical tools for continuing the work on themselves into their everyday lives.

Milan, Italy: Working with Disability 
Dates: October 12-14, 2018
more …

Zurich, Switzerland: Working with the Ageing Process  
Dates: November 9-11, 2018
This workshop will explore ways of working with the physical and emotional issues brought about by ageing. more …

As we age our energy levels decline. Change takes energy and as we get older it becomes more difficult to adapt. So it makes sense to start preparing for old age long before it arrives! This period, before and including old age, is often called the Third Age. It is a time of major change, because most of the things we value about ourselves in our youth and adulthood are disappearing. This  change of self-image has been proved to be  connected to many psycho-physical health  problems.

But this Third Age is the ideal time for developing inner resources and spiritual capacities. In this workshop we will explore how to work with people in this period of their lives and how to help them to develop these inner capacities and to gain a new sense of self-value.

It will also show the specialist techniques from Movement Shiatsu for working with the more physical problems of Old Age such as arthritis, osteoporosis, loss of flexibility and balance and psycho-physical degeneration.

Wageningen, Holland: The Six Forms of Touch (part 2) 
Dates: Nov 24-25, 2018
more …

One of the fundamental ideas of Movement Shiatsu is that the WAY in which you contact a person has more effect than the meridian that you work with. This course will show how the Qi of the Organs is affected by the way in which you communicate, the quality of touch you use and the exercises and ‘homework’ that you give the client.The Six Forms of Touch is a system of touch training developed by Bill Palmer which explores six different dimensions of therapeutic contact. Each form of contact stimulates one of the major functions of Qi and also brings awareness to one of the physical body systems. This means that you can be working locally on a particular part of the body and, at the same time, be helping to strengthen the holistic Qi functions, without explicitly touching the meridians.

The result is that the Shiatsu becomes more intuitive and less mechanical. In addition, the forms of touch help the client to become aware of their own body in such a way that they can carry the explorations of the Shiatsu session into their everyday life.