Going Deeper

A Monthly Series of Advanced Classes for Shiatsu Therapists

Integrating Trauma History and Constitutional Type in the Treatment of Chronic Conditions

March 26

Monday, 9am-4pm

Taught by Steve Rogne

Providing Shiatsu in Hospital and Medical Settings

May 14

Monday, 9am-4pm

Taught by Cindy Pascoe

Qi Cultivation and Self-Treatment to Remove Blocks in Your Life and Practice

June 18

Monday, 9am-4pm

Taught by Steve Rogne

The Going Deeper Class Series consists of one 6-hour class per month, designed to specifically meet the needs of advanced students, open only to graduates or advanced students of Zen Shiatsu Chicago or other Asian Bodywork Therapy schools.

The March-June schedule is currently active.  July-December class dates and topics will be published in early June.

Integrating Trauma History and Constitutional Type in the Treatment of Chronic Illness
March 26, Monday, 9am-4pm

Taught by Steve Rogne

This class explores the shiatsu theory relevant to Chronic Conditions, such as autoimmune conditions, cancer, other degenerative illness, and overwhelming emotional states.

In class, we will study Divergent Channel and Constitutional Type theory as it pertains to chronic illness.  We will learn:

 

  • The concept of "latency in the divergent channels": the contractive mechanisms by which the body holds a post-traumatic response posture
  • The healthy means by which this mechanism resolves
  • How to provide space for healthy resolution within a shiatsu treatment
  • How to take a combined trauma and health history
  • How to listen for a client's constitutional type during the discussion
  • How to set an initial treatment relationship on the right foot with an emphasis on healthy function
  • How to structure a long-term treatment plan
  • How to perform a treatment that addresses the trauma response

Class will include a live demonstration of a first session with a client including the taking of a trauma history, explanation of the process, goal-setting and a full initial treatment.

Hands-on techniques and sequences will be demoed and practiced.  These techniques will facilitate a healthy space for the relaxation of the immune and nervous systems in the context of trauma history and chronic illness.

We will discuss how to explain the benefits of the work to clients without stepping outside our scope of practice, grounding things in the physical manifestations and emphasizing relaxation.

Providing Shiatsu in a Hospital and Medical Setting
May 15th, Monday, 9am-4pm

Taught by Cindy Pascoe

Shiatsu can have tremendous benefits for critically and chronically ill patients, including patients with cancer, autoimmune disorders like fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritisand multiple sclerosis and other conditions that require frequent trips to the infusion clinic for strong medications.  

Patients with these debilitating conditions struggle not only with the condition itself but with side effects of the treatments for the conditions, including effects from chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries, and other strong medications.  In addition, patients have to manage the life changes brought on by their medical diagnosis, including possible losses of income, mobility, and social support that create added stress.  

When Shiatsu is available within the medical setting, the convenience for the patient allows for an opportunity to establish a trusting supportive on-going relationship with a shiatsu practitioner who is familiar with and can communicate with the patient’s other healthcare providers as needed, providing an opportunity for more wrap around holistic care.

In this 6-hour session Cindy will cover:

 

  • Communicating effectively with hospital staff and community about your services
  • Marketing materials for Bodywork
  • What you need to know about HIPPA and confidentiality
  • Record keeping in a clinical setting
  • Developing a professional medical image – treatment service vs. spa service
  • How to be an effective team member in settings with multiple integrative services
  • Special considerations to providing quality safe care to critically ill patients
  • How to provide mini demonstration treatments in the infusion chair
  • Introducing Shiatsu to new patients
  • The intake interview
  • Special medical contraindications to watch for
  • Prioritizing the session
  • Developing treatment plans

Qi Cultivation and Self-Treatment to Remove Blocks in Your Practice and Life
June 18th, Monday, 9am-4pm

Taught by Steve Rogne

This class provides guidance and practice in setting up a daily Qi Cultivation practice that can help your personal evolution as a therapist.

Steve will share a protocol inspired by the Daoist practices of Zuowang and Jindan.  This protocol will help your sensitivity and effectiveness as a shiatsu therapist in general, and it can be used to give yourself self-treatment.

You will set unique self-treatment goals meant to help you:

  • Improve your appetite for Qi Cultivation
  • Remove compulsive behaviors that inhibit your evolution
  • Cultivate your integrity and inner self-image
  • Facilitate the physical changes that make Qi Cultivation and Standing Practice more sustainable

We will then practice self-treatment methods that will help you internalize these goals at a deep physical level, so that you can easily bring your life into alignment with your inner integrity and authentic self.

 

 

To Register:

Integrating Trauma History and Constitutional Type in the Treatment of Chronic Conditions : $120
Providing Shiatsu in a Hospital and Medical Setting : $120
Qi Cultivation and Self-Treatment to Remove Blocks : $120
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