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Workshops with CE Credits for Acupuncture

IAHE: Barral Institute's Visceral Manipulation 1

Oct 09 - 14, 2016 Begins in 1 week
with Dee Dettmann Ahern

In this course, you will be introduced to the models and concepts of functional biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation approach. This method of evaluation and treatment is based on the concept that each of our internal organs rotates on a physiological axis. Focus is on the abdominal cavity and includes the organs, their membranes, ligaments, innervation, and their spatial functional interrelationships. You will be taught basic manipulations for correcting abnormal motions and stress patterns within this cavity.

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Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Healing the Back, Hips and Shoulders

Oct 23 - 28, 2016 Begins in 3 weeks
with Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

Deep bodywork, practiced with great sensitivity, is one of the most effective healing modalities available to the bodywork practitioner. Through slowly opening the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, we connect the mind to normally unconscious, “stuck” areas of the physical body, which can release enormous amounts of previously held energy. This energy in turn becomes available to support the body’s innate capacity to self-organize and self-heal, enabling practitioners to support clients in overcoming previously stubborn, seemingly intractable physical conditions.

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IAHE: Barral Institute's Visceral Manipulation 2

Nov 06 - 11, 2016 Begins in 1 month
with Dee Dettmann Ahern

In this course, you will begin with a review of functional anatomy, hand placements, and manipulations that were covered in Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1, followed by additional concepts and techniques. Emphasis is on the kidneys, greater momentum, peritoneum, spleen, and pancreas. See Visceral Manipulation 1, offered October 9-14, for more information.

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Deep Bodywork®, Esalen® Massage and Subtle Energy

Dec 11 - 16, 2016 Begins in 2 months
with Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

Subtle phenomena can frequently arise during an effective massage or bodywork session. When clients enter deep states of relaxation, different kinds of releases occur that support innate processes of tissue repair and organismic healing. Often, the practitioner can feel pulsing and other kinds of subtle motion. Changes in the quality of these movements can indicate important shifts in the state of well-being of the client.

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Medical Qigong – Preventative Medicine and Self-Healing Through Mind-Body Practices

Feb 17 - 19, 2017 Begins in 4 months
with Roger Jahnke

Qigong is medical by its very nature. Qigong works by improving the practitioners’ immunity response, increasing self-healing and self-recovery capabilities, and enhancing self-regeneration potential. Science has demonstrated that humans can prevent 70-80% of the diseases for which they get treated. Qigong practice serves both a preventive and curative function. It is considered to be effective in improving many chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, allergies, asthma, arthritis, depression, anxiety, and addiction.

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The Art of Seeing: Integrating Our Eyes, Brain and Body for Better Wellness

Mar 19 - 24, 2017 Begins in 5 months
with Sam Berne

Today, the fear of losing our eyesight is escalating because of an increase in many deteriorating visual conditions. Current allopathic medical approaches offer little hope. In this workshop, you will be taught The Berne Method®, an evidenced-based system designed to reconnect us to the most important sense organ we have: our eyes.
Sam Berne has spent more than twenty-five years developing his method, which teaches that neuroplasticity exists within us. Topics include:
· Primordial movements that relax the reptilian response that is so ingrained in how we use our eyes

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Deep Bodywork® and Cortical Field Reeducation®

Apr 07 - 14, 2017 Begins in 6 months
with Perry Holloman, Johanna Holloman, Melissa Krikorian & Laura Kunysz

Traditionally, deep tissue modalities have been practiced and taught with a singular focus on organizing the body’s connective tissues. Rarely are they taught with an emphasis on the relationship of the brain to the body’s structural components, supporting a deep exploration of body, mind, and soul. This workshop proposes to do just that, and to teach Deep Bodywork as a modality capable of re-organizing the mind’s relationship to the body’s structural elements.

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Primordial Qigong Intensive: Health, Longevity and Unity with the Tao

Apr 09 - 14, 2017 Begins in 6 months
with Kenneth Cohen

This revered and comprehensive system of ancient Chinese health and longevity exercises cleanses the body of stagnation and recharges the body with fresh and clear energy (qi). As if you were tuning a piano, you will tune body, breath, and mind so that they are in harmony, not only with each other, but also with the life force of the universe.

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IAHE: Upledger Institute International's SomatoEmotional Release 1 

May 07 - 12, 2017 Begins in 7 months
with Stan Gerome

During this course, you will learn about the physiological mechanism of disease and will participate in hands-on training to facilitate the SomatoEmotional Release process. By the end of the course, you should be able to dissipate residual effects of past trauma and negative emotional experiences from the body and mind of your patients/clients. In order to observe closure for sessions you are involved in, please make sure the instructor is aware of any pregnancies in the group.

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IAHE: The Upledger Institute International's CranioSacral Therapy 1

May 28 - Jun 02, 2017 Begins in 8 months
with Melinda Naye

CranioSacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on technique to help detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system that may cause sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction. It is used to treat a myriad of health problems, including headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunction, chronic fatigue, motor coordination difficulties, eye problems, endogenous depression, hyperactivity, and central nervous system disorders.

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The Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Disorders of the Temporo-Mandibular Joint

Jun 04 - 09, 2017 Begins in 8 months
with Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

There is growing demand for massage practitioners who have mastered the art of moving deeply into the body with skill and sensitivity. The capacity of Deep Bodywork to alleviate acute and chronic pain has made it an indispensable tool in treating difficult conditions such as thoracic-outlet syndrome and disorders of the temporo-mandibular joint.

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Inner Power Qigong: The 9 Phases of Qi Cultivation and Mastery

Jun 11 - 16, 2017 Begins in 8 months
with Roger Jahnke

Health, well-being, and longevity can be achieved through cultivating and mastering qi. Every style of qigong – including tai chi and yoga – shares a basis in essential principles. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to awaken and refine natural healing and intuitive abilities associated with the most mysterious and neglected aspect of being: the eternal nature, or universal self.

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