Courses 2019

[PGC] Frome, UK : The Voice of the Organs 
Dates: January 25th, 2019

This workshop is a taster workshop for the 2019 SEED Programme which consists of four three day workshops at the corners of the year. We will use bodywork, voicework and techniques from dramatherapy to get in touch with the energy of the internal organs

The workshop will be highly experiential and a journey of self-discovery as well as giving a fresh approach to working with clients but you don’t need to work as a therapist to attend this course.

The dates of the four workshops will be Spring Equinox: 22-24 March, Summer Solstice: June 14-16, Autumn Equinox: September 20-22, Winter Solstice: December 13-15. Details later.

[PGC] Hamburg, Germany:  Postgraduate Programme in Germany 2.
Words & Hands. Dates: 8-10 February 2019

Munich, Germany  Tensegrity, Fascia and Developmental meridians
Dates: 22-24 February 2019
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.

[PGC] Athens, Greece: Postgraduate Programme in Greece 1.
Dates: 5-7 April  2019
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.

Wageningen, Holland : The Six Forms of Touch
Dates: May 24-26, 2019
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.