Courses 2017





COURSES IN THE UK

Frome, Somerset: Introductory One Day course: Opening the Inner Doors
Dates: 14th January 2017
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Frome, Somerset: NEW Programme of Somatic Exploration & Movement Shiatsu 2017 :
Four long weekends. Come to any or all of these.
Contributes to a Postgraduate Certificate in Movement Shiatsu.
March 31-Apri 2, July 14-16, Oct 20-22, Dec 8-10
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Perth, Scotland: Tensegrity, Fascia and Myo-Fascial meridians
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. 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.
Dates: 7-9 April 2017

Experiential Anatomy Online : An in depth course in Experiential Anatomy, in independent modules dealing with the skeleton and organs. Future modules are planned to cover movement muscles, postural muscles, tensegrity-connective system
Cost: £90 each module. Free for students on training programmes.

COURSES OUTSIDE THE UK

Milan, Italy: Repatterning the Nervous System.
Working with Movement Shiatsu to help developmental problems particularly related to the spine and to the nervous system.
This course explores how to correct the brain's image of the body and self using movement, Shiatsu and awareness exercises. This can release old trauma and help a person to come into the present rather than being distorted by past experience. The course is highly practical and experiential, a journey of self-development as well as learning effective techniques. Dates: 28-29 January 2017

Vienna, Austria: Tensegrity, Fascia and Myo-Fascial meridians
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. 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.
Dates: 10-12 February 2017

Munich, Germany: A Movement Shiatsu workshop on working with the Shao Yin and Tai Yang
This family of meridians is concerned with aligning our Will with our Actions and, as part of this process, learning to 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 through the development of crawling movements.
- Working with the Tai Yang and the skeleton to align action with intention.
- Working with common blockage areas in the skeleton (wrists, ankles, sacrum and ribs)
- Working with the lower burner to wake up the Zhi
- Sensing and moving the Zhi through Outer Rushen
Dates: 24-26 February 2017

Zurich, Switzerland: Words and Hands: This workshop will show how to use a Shiatsu session to help a client in their personal development and to deal with chronic issues. 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.
Dates: 17-19 March 2017

Kiental, Switzerland: Inner Community, Outer Society - This workshop is suitable for everyone, body-therapists, dancers, musicians and anyone who wants to expand their potential, develop spontaneous creativity and work collaboratively in community.
We see the individual as a community. Not only all the sub-personalities that we express in different parts of our life, but also each organ, each muscle and each tissue has its own character that contributes to the fabric of our self. However, in general, we actively silence and inhibit most of these 'inner people'. This means that we only manifest a small part of our potential. What is more, the buried parts of our self are in conflict with our Will because we do not listen to them.

How we treat ourselves is reflected in how we relate to others. By learning to embrace all parts of our inner community, we are able to include and live peacefully with a greater range of people in our outer community. The workshop will use bodywork, voicework and movement to bring awareness to the 'inner people' that we are ignoring. We will introduce ways of locating and liberating parts of ourselves that we have locked away in unconscious parts of the body, allowing them to express themselves and listening to their different forms of intelligence. We will also work with the way in which this inclusiveness can be applied to how we live together, developing and applying principles of true democracy within our local communities. .
Dates: 20-23 April 2017

ESI, Berlin, Germany: Co-operating with yourself!
Helping people to integrate the body and promote conflict-free movement.
This workshop is practical and experiential. It will show how to help all the parts of the body to cooperate and move with grace, agility, fluidity and power.
These techniques are useful for everyone, not just those with problematic symptoms. Dancers and athletes have found them useful to reduce musculoskeletal stress and increase power. They help elderly people to retain flexibility and relieve the symptoms of arthritis. They are useful to relieve most types of chronic stiffness and muscular pain.

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. The harmonious cooperation of muscles to integrate the body is first developed in children along the Jueyin and Shaoyang channels. However, as movement becomes more graceful and athletic 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 'myofascial meridians' in addition to the innate ones.

The workshop will show how to work with these myo-fascial meridians as well as the Shaoyang and Jueyin to promote graceful, conflict free movement, to release chronic tension and develop stability.
Dates: 6/7 May 2017

Wageningen, Holland: Tensegrity, Fascia and Myo-Fascial meridians
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. 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.
Dates: 27-28 May 2017

Barcelona, Spain: Journey to the Centre
Journey to the Centre - Developing the Jue Yin
In this workshop we will show how the body develops its sense of wholeness by forming sequences of muscle and fascia converging on a central organising point in the solar plexus. This connectivity usually forms in the first six months of life but is often lost later on causing parts of the body to be disconnected and vulnerable to injury. As well as the physical consequences, this dissociation underlies many emotional issues because the 'inner community' has no common centre so disintegrates into inner conflict.

We will show how to re-connect to this centre through bodywork and movement and will demonstrate a form of Qigong that strengthens and maintains this central organisation through focus on the meridian pathway called the Jue Yin.


Dates: 9-11 June 2017

Zurich, Switzerland: Tensegrity, Fascia and Myo-Fascial meridians
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. 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.
Dates: 23-25 June 2017

Zen School, Berlin, Germany: Words and Hands: This workshop will show how to use a Shiatsu session to help a client in their personal development and to deal with chronic issues. 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.
Dates: 15-17 September 2017

Kiental, Switzerland: Embodying Energetic Change - In energy therapies such as Shiatsu and Acupuncture we often find that, although a significant change occurs in the sessions, the client reverts to their problematic state soon afterwards. The can be because the energetic change has not been fully embodied and so the sensations emanating from the fascia, organs and muscles contradict the new state and pull the person back into their old patterns.

In this workshop we will show how to help bring energetic change into the tissues through the approach of Movement Shiatsu and Experiential Anatomy. The basic philosophy of these approaches is to help the client to be aware of their body so that they can consciously explore how to develop in a way that suits them.

- Exploring the fascia to release habitual holding patterns.
- Techniques for energising passive muscles
- Moving with the internal organs
- Learning Inner Qigong
- Releasing Trauma through Spontaneous Movement
- Working with the gamma nervous system to allow structural adjustment
Dates: 5-8 October 2017

Wiesbaden, Germany: Tensegrity, Fascia and Myo-Fascial meridians
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. 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.
Dates: 18-19 November 2017

Wageningen, Holland: Clearing the Mind, Aligning the Body
Movement Shiatsu and Skeletal Alignment
In this workshop we will show how to work with movement and Shiatsu to help clarify inner conflict, release stuckness and align the body and mind.
- Working with the skeleton to adjust postural distortions.
- Working with the Bladder and Small Intestine meridians to channel and align actions
- Working with the Kidney and Heart meridians to clarify inner motivations and to release inhibiting conditioning.
- Working with ligaments and bone-fascia to release energy blockage.
Dates: 25-26 November 2017

Melbourne, Australia: Introduction to Movement Shiatsu: focusing on the nervous system, fascia and fluids, the body's internal communication systems. We will be showing how to use bodywork techniques and guided movement to help the nervous system to create a true map of the body, to facilitate fascial communication and to use the hydraulic power of the fluids to support movement. This helps every part of the body to communicate and align with the rest of the organism. To read an article which gives more idea of this theme click here
Dates: January 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Working with Emotional Trauma and Physical Disability - Using Bodywork and Movement Shiatsu to resolve emotional issues and to activate areas of the body whose development has been inhibited by trauma or physical disability.
Dates: February 2018

Athens, Greece: What Archetypes are helpful in Shiatsu? with Teresa Hadland
Dates: September 27 2018

Athens, Greece: Working with Emotional Trauma and Physical Disability - Using Bodywork and Movement Shiatsu to resolve emotional issues and to activate areas of the body whose development has been inhibited by trauma or physical disability.
Dates: September 28-30 2018