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Movement Shiatsu and Disability
Instead of seeing disability as a problem, Movement Shiatsu views the way in which people use their bodies as their successful ability. Starting from ability gives the client a sense of empowerment and allow them to explore and challenge themselves without being a victim to their condition.

 


The Anatomy of the Self
A description of the Three Burners and how they are related to the aspects of the Self described by psychotherapy

 


The Tiger in the Grove
Kyo and Jitsu in Movement Shiatsu

 


Muscles Have Feelings Too
Dealing with Change

 


Body Buddhism
Shiatsu as a way of Personal Development

 


Riding the Will
The Development of the Tai Yang and Shao Yin

 


Embodiment of Energy
Energy needs to be embodied before change takes place. Sometimes working with meridians is not enough to help someone to embody their energy. This article describes how Experiential Anatomy can be used to help.

 


Working With Elders
This article introduces a method of training for ageing people, which can be started before old age, which develops three Yin capacities: Radiance, Equanimity and Benevolence. These capacities are aspects of the Tai Yin, Shao Yin and Jue Yin energies and do not decline with age. With their development, the ageing person not only is rescued from many of the physical conditions of old age but also grows into a state which is still valued, still useful and still attractive to other people.

 


The Body-Mind Connection
Babies learn to inhabit their bodies and at the same time develop consciousness. So the physical development provides the foundation for emotional and mental experience. This article descibes the historical development of Movement Shiatsu as an exploration of the body-mind connection.

 


The Six Channels
The Six Channels are maps of whole body coordination. Each channel is made up of two meridians but they perform an holistic function that is greater than the sum of their parts.

 


Health is a Dirty Word
How concepts such as balance and health can actually interrupt the process of an individual therapy

 


The Six Divisions and the Gestalt Cycle
How the Six Divisions represent dynamics in the personality as well as the physical movement development

 


Working with a Family with Cerebral Palsy
A case history about working with a child with cerebral palsy, and thence working with the parents as well

 


Movement Shiatsu as Developmental Process
Another case history which describes the process of Movement Shiatsu working on something which would normally be the province of psychotherapy. This case history also explains the principles behind the work and is the first time I gave a satisifactory answer to the question ‘What is Energy?’

 


Energy and Qi
A review of the scientific research into biological organisation and it’s reflection on the oriental idea of Qi

 


Kyo and Jitsu
A look at the etymology of these much used words and a deeper look at their meaning

 


Experiential Shiatsu
What does Experiential Work mean and how can it enliven and enrich Shiatsu and teaching.

 


The Sadist on Honeymoon
An exploration of the role of the Liver Energy in therapy and an explanation of the HUN

 


What is Movement Shiatsu
An old article published in the describing Movement Shiatsu

 

Movement Shiatsu by Henry McGrath
A graduate’s view of Movement Shiatsu training