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All at Sea with the CNHC? by Adam Hellinger
Embodiment by Alice Pitty
This article explores how the process of embodiment, or fully inhabiting the body, is as much a spiritual practice as the "Mind" practices of many religions. She identifies embodiment as the female aspect of "enlightenment" and points at how Shiatsu and body therapy can be used to help people in their spiritual development.
SHIATSU: SOUL MEDICINE (engl.) by ALICE WHIELDON
Shiatsu and the Myth of Meridians by Alice Wieldon
Shiatsu and Traumatic Brain Injury by Andrea Battermann
This article, written by a practicing physiotherapist, describes how Shiatsu is being used as a complement to physiotherapy in a Traumatic Brain Injury unit.
Changing to a Competency-based Curriculum by Andrew Parfitt
Qigong and the Art of Teaching by Annie Cryar and Catherine Burnett
Body Buddhism by Bill Palmer
Embodiment of Energy by Bill Palmer
Working with Elders by Bill Palmer
Physical Democracy by Bill Palmer
An Interview with Akinobu Kishi by Bill Palmer
Akinobu Kishi is one of the teachers who has had most influence on European Shiatsu.
Body Buddhism by Bill Palmer
Shiatsu as a way of Personal Development
Dealing with Conflict by Bill Palmer
This article describes how to work with relationships and internal conflict through Shiatsu.
Development and Energy (Part 1) by Bill Palmer
Bill Palmer"s research into how child movement development and meridians are related gives another explanation of meridians and also points the way to how to use Shiatsu as a stimulus for development and the repatterning of postural and chronic energy problems.
Embodiment of Energy by Bill Palmer
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.author
Energy and Qi by Bill Palmer
A review of the scientific research into biological organisation and it’s reflection on the oriental idea of Qi
Experiential Shiatsu by Bill Palmer
What does Experiential Work mean and how can it enliven and enrich Shiatsu and teaching.
Health is a Dirty Word by Bill Palmer
This article argues that concepts such as health and balance can get in the way of working appropriately. It suggests that in certain cases, the aim of Shiatsu is not to help the person to relieve their symptoms but to help them to be fully alive, in spite of their illness
Health is a Dirty Word by Bill Palmer
How concepts such as balance and health can actually interrupt the process of an individual therapy
Integrating the Body and Mind by Bill Palmer
This article describes how to help the organism to work as a whole rather than as separate parts in conflict.
Is Qi the same as Energy by Bill Palmer
A review of the scientific research into the nature and mechanism of Qi.
Kyo and Jitsu by Bill Palmer
A fresh look at some of the basic concepts of Shiatsu, looking deeply at the connotations of the words in the original Japanese and Chinese can give new insights about how to work with Kyo and Jitsu in Shiatsu.
Kyo and Jitsu by Bill Palmer
A look at the etymology of these much used words and a deeper look at their meaning
Movement Shiatsu and Disability by Bill Palmer
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.
Movement Shiatsu as Developmental Process by Bill Palmer
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?’
Movement Shiatsu in the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy by Bill Palmer
This article describes how the developmental approach of Movement Shiatsu is being used in practice to help young children with cerebral palsy.
Muscles Have Feelings Too by Bill Palmer
Dealing with Change
MUSCLES HAVE FEELINGS TOO (engl.) by BILL PALMER
PHYSICAL DEMOCRACY (engl.) by BILL PALMER
Riding the Will by Bill Palmer
The Development of the Tai Yang and Shao Yin
The Anatomy of the Self by Bill Palmer
A description of the Three Burners and how they are related to the aspects of the Self described by psychotherapy
THE ANATOMY OF THE SELF (engl.) by BILL PALMER
The Body-Mind Connection by Bill Palmer
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.author
The Coordinating Function by Bill Palmer
An explanation of the function of the Liver in Chinese Medicine
The Creative Function by Bill Palmer
An explanation of the function of the Kidney in Chinese Medicine
The Energetics of the Gestalt Cycle by Bill Palmer
The Gestalt Cycle, central to Gestalt Psychology, describes how a person is nourished, motivated and satisfied by relationships. This article shows how each of the stages of this cycle is related to one of the Six Divisions and makes a bridge between the psychology of Gestalt and the bodywork of Shiatsu.
The Kidney Function by Bill Palmer
How to contact the positive creative life force and let it do its healing work rather than focusing on solving problems
The Sadist on Honeymoon by Bill Palmer
Every therapist may need to help someone go through difficulties, because only by bringing buried pain into consciousness can some traumas be liberated. This means that the therapist needs to be able to hold the client in a process which seesm to be painful, and thus could be seen as the positive side of Sadism. This article describes how this process effects the Qi and how to incorporate these insights into Shiatsu practice.
The Sadist on Honeymoon by Bill Palmer
An exploration of the role of the Liver Energy in therapy and an explanation of the HUN
The Six Channels by Bill Palmer
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.author
The Six Divisions by Bill Palmer
The Six Divisions are one of the most ancient descriptions of the linkage between energy, mind and body in Chinese Medicine but there is very little literature on them. Bill Palmer shows how the pairing of meridians which the Six Divisions makes describe deep archetypal connections between the functions of the Chinese Energy Organs and provide a way of seeing posture and personality as being two aspects of the same thing.
The Six Divisions and the Gestalt Cycle by Bill Palmer
How the Six Divisions represent dynamics in the personality as well as the physical movement development
The Supporting Function by Bill Palmer
An explanation of the function of the Spleen in Chinese Medicine
The Three Souls by Bill Palmer
The Three Souls of Chinese tradition, the Po, The Shen and the Hun embody three dimensions of being human and three approaches to working with people. This article explains the three souls and show how they can help in Shiatsu practice.
The Tiger in the Grove by Bill Palmer
Kyo and Jitsu in Movement Shiatsu
THE TIGER IN THE GROVE (engl.) by BILL PALMER
Three Principles of Therapy by Bill Palmer
This article analyses three different approaches to therapy and relates them to styles of Shiatsu. Each is appropriate to a client who is working with a particular developmental stage.
What is Movement Shiatsu by Bill Palmer
An article which originally appeared in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describing this approach to working with body and mind in chronic conditions, where there is resistance to healing.
What is Movement Shiatsu by Bill Palmer
An old article published in the describing Movement Shiatsu
Working with a family with Cerebral Palsy by Bill Palmer
An extended case study of using Movement Shiatsu to work with all members of a family who had a child with Cerebral Palsy.
Working with a Family with Cerebral Palsy by Bill Palmer
A case history about working with a child with cerebral palsy, and thence working with the parents as well
Working with Developmental Process Through Movement Shiatsu by Bill Palmer
An extended case study of working with Movement Shiatsu on a long term chronic condition caused by traumatic childhood illness.
Working With Elders by Bill Palmer
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.
Shiatsu and the Energetics of Fear by Brigitte Ladwig
Outset Bristol by Business Training
Contraindications and Endangerment Sites by Carl Dubitski
A catalogue of warnings and contra-indications for all therapists involved in touch therapy.
Mentoring - What it can offer by Carol Chantler
Reflections on the Triple Heater by Carola Beresford-Cooke
Shiatsu - bodywork, energywork, both? by Carola Beresford-Cooke
Bo Points and Solar Eclipses by Chris McAlister
Softly, Softly by Chris McAlister
The Common Cold and its Benefits by Chris McAlister
Listening with the Eyes of the Heart by Claire Walsh
A personal view of the essence of Shen Tao
The Evolution of Shiatsu Touch by Cliff Andrews
KYO &JITSU – AN EVOLVING PART OF SHIATSU WORK (engl.) by CLIFF ANDREWS
THE EVOLUTION OF SHIATSU TOUCH (engl.) by CLIFF ANDREWS
What is Energetic Perception? Can we learn it, can we teach it? by Clifford Andrews
Pauline Sasaki, a memoir by Clifford Andrews,
"The ISCO" by Connie Vaughan and Shakura Meddings
Widening your Horizons has its Benefits by Dave Hopwood
Process Acupressure by Daverick Leggett
An Interview with Aminah Raheem
Qi Gong: A Radical Approach by Daverick Leggett
Daverick Leggett has been specialising in how to bring the process of Oriental Therapy into people"s daily life as well as having expert treatment. His past articles on Food have this theme and in this article he describes how Qi Gong can act as a complementary practice to treatment, strengthening and balancing our energy by daily exercise.
The Energetics of Food (Part 1) by Daverick Leggett
This article, in three parts, describes the use of food as a healing aid within the context of Chinese Medicine
The Energetics of Food (Part 2) by Daverick Leggett
This article, in three parts, describes the use of food as a healing aid within the context of Chinese Medicine
What are Meridians by Daverick Leggett
Daverick Leggett explores the traditional explanations of meridians and adds a survey of current research to try and illuminate their real nature.
Shiatsu in the Gazebo! by David Shryane
The Healer in the Rescuing Role by Delcia McNeil
Delcia McNeil runs supervision groups for healers and body therapists and in this article describes the dynamics of the Healing relationship and how to avoid common pitfalls such as the rescuing role.
HIV, Stigma and Discrimination What Can Shiatsu Offer by Derrick Purdue
Comparing Shiatsu and Acupuncture by Dianna Cheong
Pauline Sasaki – her life by Donato Mellone
Obituary: Pauline Sasaki by Elaine Liechti
Winnie the Pooh and the Five Elements by Elizabeth Marshall
A humorous and informative article on the patterns found in the theory of the Five Elements using the stories about Pooh Bear by E.E.Milne as illustrations.
Networking to Trade Shows by Ernie Boxall
Where Does All the Money Go? by Fran Smith
SHIATSU WITH THE ELDERLY (engl.) by GABRIALLA POLI
Touch in Shiatsu by Gabriella Poli
SHIATSU WITH CLIENTS IN A LIFE CRISIS (engl.) by GABRIELLA POLI
TOUCH IN SHIATSU (engl) by GABRIELLA POLI
WHAT ARE MERIDIANS (engl.) by GABRIELLA POLI
Zen and the Art of by Gerry Rixen
Shiatsu and Acupressure: a Review of the Effectiveness Evidence" by Hannah Mackay
Silence and Words in Shiatsu by Hannah Mackay
30 years of the Shiatsu Centre Norwich by Helen Trill
A Personal View of Movement Shiatsu by Henry McGrath
This article, written by a recent graduate, describes poetically the distinctive style and approach of Movement Shiatsu
What I have gained from Movement Shiatsu by Henry McGrath
A graduates view of the viewpoint of Movement Shiatsu and how it inspired him to be creative in his Shiatsu.
Wise Women: Making Informed Choices at Menopause by Hilary Totah
This article describes the process of menopause and how Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine can be used to complement or replace the orthodox western methods of dealing with it. In addition, Hilary Totah explains how these approaches can transform women"s attitude to menopause, seeing as a great opportunity for a powerful transition into another life role rather than an uncomfortable and disempowering "condition".
Shiatsu - Paid Hobby or Profession? by Ian Carruthers
Equine Shiatsu takes Croatia by Storm by Jill Blake
The Kingdom of The Fire by John Kirkwood
Do We Believe in Shiatsu? by Julia Lamboley
Shiatsu for Babies and Children by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke
Fit for School with Samurai Shiatsu by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke
The Ki to sustainable living through Shiatsu and Permaculture by Kerry Lowes
"Where do you work? Where can I work? by Laura Davison
HAND SELF-SHIATSU FOR SLEEP PROBLEMS IN PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN (engl.) by LEISA BELLMORE
INTEGRATIVE HEALTHCARE: WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE PRACTITIONER AND THE CLIENT (engl.) by LEISA BELLMORE
THE VALUE OF SUPPORT FOR THE COMPLEMENTARY HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER (engl.) by LEISA BELLMORE
CPD - those 3 scary letters by Lorna Osborn
Healing the Earth by Maddie Parisio
This article draws a beautiful analogy between natural methods of agriculture and non-interventionalist healing. Parisio"s thesis is that intervention prevents natural process from moving and that the full power of Chinese Medicine is lost when we try to "cure" in this way. She shows how, instead, the techniques of Oriental medicine can be used to nurture and support the process of the disease, which she sees as the organisms natural method of rebalancing itself.
The Witness by Maddie Parisio
A sensitive account of a long period of work with an autistic woman.
Stammering:A T"ai Chi Perspective by Martin Duckworth & Richard Farmer
A piece of observational research about the effect training in Tai Chi has on chronic stutterers
Reflections on the Ba by Mercedes Nunez
Cancer Medicine by Mercedes Nunez
Spiritual Connection & Shiatsu Practice by Michael Rose
Michael Rose has a deep insight into the importance of the spiritual dimension in Shiatsu. This article is a sermon by one of the most experienced practitioners in Europe.
Self-discovery through Movement and Shiatsu by Michelle Wilkinson
Shine on with Shiatsu by Mike Mandl
The 5th European Shiatsu Congress Vienna 2017 by Mike Mandl
BURN ON WITH SHIATSU (engl.) by MIKE MANDL
Diagnosis: The Journey of a lifetime by Neil Gulliver
Neil Gulliver explains how diagnosis in Shiatsu can be a way of seeing the person as a whole being rather than an intelectual analysis of a problem.
Teaching Energy awareness in Shiatsu Training by Nicholas Pole
Nick Pole explains in this article how he practically teaches the art of intuitive energy awareness to students in the Shiatsu College training courses. This is an inspiring and informative article which will be useful for any teacher of Energy Therapy to read.
Lifting The Spirit by Nick Cheang
Metaphors, Qi and the Ethereal Soul by Nick Pole
Teaching Shiatsu to Mothers of Disabled Children by Nick Pole
This article describes Nick Pole"s work with the charity Scope to teach Shiatsu to carers of children with developmental difficulties. He finds that the exercises presribed by physiotherapists can feel very invasive to both mother and child and tend to cause conflict in their relationship but Shiatsu touch establishes a good feeling relationship after which physiotherapy can be more easily done.
WORKING WITH TRAUMA WITH CLEAN LANGUAGE (engl.) by NICK POLE
The map is not the territory by Nicola Ley
The Three Stars by Nicola Ley
Pauline Sasaki by Nicola Pooley
Cultural Theft by Nicola Pooley
When is the practice of a discipine from another culture "Cultural Theft" and when is it a legitimate import.
A Survey of Illnesses Presenting for Shiatsu by Nicola Pooley and Philip Harris
A research audit of which illnesses are currently most commonly being treated by Shiatsu Therapists in the UK.
Exploring Pain and Trauma by Pamela Ellen Ferguson
Culture, Ki and the Healer as an Artist by Paul Lundberg
Treating and Meeting by Paul McNicholls
In Search of Style by Peter den Dekker
This article is a brilliant discussion of how relevant "Traditional Chinese Medicine" is to both acupuncture and Shiatsu. den Dekker describes the historical development of TCM from internal therapies such as Herbalism and analyses when the syndrome descriptions of TCM may be useful for "external" therapies such as Shiatsu.
The Eight Extra Meridians by Peter den Dekker
This article describes the Eight Extra Meridians as templates for evolution and development in the human being.
The Short Form by Peter den Dekker
Peter Den Dekker has developed a short form of Shiatsu which promises to provide a vehicle for learning good quality of touch without burdening the student with multiple diagnostic theories and confusing choices for treatment. His belief is that, instead of learning a large number of techniques, you should first learn a few techniques and practice them a lot.
Treating Children with Shiatsu by Peter Gigante
Gigante describes and summarises his extensive clinical experience of working with children in the field of Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine.
Shiatsu in Europe– Characteristics and Trends by Peter Itin
SHIATSU FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF TRAUMA (engl.) by PETER ITIN
Measuring Quality of Life by Philip Harris
In the third in his series of articles on how scientific research techniques could be used to validate the use of Complementary Therapies Harris explains the subtle concept of Quality of Life. Many changes that occur in Complementary Therapy cannot be measured by machine but can still be quantified and analysed in a scientific way. This article describes methodologies and criteria which allow for formal research to be carried out in this field.
The Case Study Approach by Philip Harris
The second article in a series on research methodologies suitable for investigatin Shiatsu and othe Complementary Therapies.
Three Windows on Research by Philip Harris
Bodywork is notoriously hard to do academic research on, so much depends on subjective judgement and it is impossible to do double blind tests. Philip Harris explores the respected research paradigms available for testing the effectiveness of Shiatsu
The Five Mai Meridians used in Shiatsu Do by Ray Ridolfi
This article describes how the approach of Shiatsu-Do uses five of the Extra Meridians to coordinate Shiatsu on the twelve Organ meridians
Qi Gong in an NHS Setting by Sally Ibbotson
Ideopathic Scoliosis by Sam and Anna McClellan
This article describes the research of the McClellans into how Integrative Acupressure can be used to prevent the development of scoliosis and how the tendnacy towards scoliosis can be diagnosed energetically before it manifests.
Shiatsu and Private Healthcare Insurance by Samantha Haywood
The Lannoye Report by Seamus Connelly
An important description of the lannoye report, which is being used as a standard for judging complementary therapy by European Government.
Feng Shui by Simon Brown
An article describing the basics of Feng Shui and its complementary use to energy therapy such as Shiatsu
Shiatsu as a Spiritual Practice by Simon Fall
An extract from Simon Falls book "As Snowflakes fall" describing how the philosophy and practice of Shiatsu has a spiritual dimension and can help spiritual development as well as bodily health.
The Breath of Awareness by Sonia Moriceau
A short article describing how breathing is the root of healing and how meditation techniques and Shiatsu can be combined.
Shiatsu in Japan by Susan Poku
Holding up the Mirror by Susan Poku
Developing Yin First by Suzanne Yates
Redefining the Role of Shiatsu in Pregnancy, Birth & Babyhood by Suzanne Yates
Suzanne Yates is recognised world wide as an authority on working with pregnancy and birth through Shiatsu.
Honouring cancer through Shiatsu Touch by Thea Bailey
This article describes how the qualities of Touch specific to Shiatsu are being used to help people with cancer in the Bristol Cancer Help centre and shows, more generally, how specific aspects of touch can be helpful to people in both their dying and healing process.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy by Thomas Attlee
Cranio Sacral Therapy and Shiatsu are very compatible and many practitioners of one also use the other. Thomas Attlee gives a basic explanation of the foundations of Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
Being Present in my Shiatsu- Maite Piñol by unknown
Healing Hands Network Experience in Sarajevo by unknown
Healthy Eating – A Chinese Medicine Perspective by unknown
Shiatsu for Localised Symptoms by Wilfried Rappenecker
SHIATSU AND COLDS (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
BEING IN THE HARA (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
IS THERE AN UNSPECIFIC EFFECT OF SHIATSU (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
LIVING MERIDIANS (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
LOCAL SHIATSU (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
SHIATSU AND HEADACHES (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
SHIATSU FOR CHRONIC PAIN IN THE LOWER BACK (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
THE QUALITY OF TOUCH (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
WHAT IS A MERIDIAN (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
WHAT IS HEALTH AND WHAT IS ILLNESS (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
WHAT IS PAIN? (engl.) by WILFRIED RAPPENECKER
Reframing the Wellbeing Debate - its Political not Scientific" by William Bloom
The Concepts of Shiatsu by Yvonne Muraglia
A poetic exposition of the concepts underlying Shiatsu by one ofthe founders of Shiatsu in Italy.
Researching Shiatsu in the NHS– The Practitioner’s Perspective by Zoe Pirie