Angels' Rest Retreat
9am – 5pm; space limited to 30 people. 20 PDAs from NCCAOM
In Chinese medicine, emotion is approached differently than in Western psychology; emotion is considered to be integral to physiology as well as spirit. How do we respond to our clients’ emotional processes in keeping with our Chinese medicine paradigm? If we do not have these skills, we may be tempted either to ignore the emotional content of our clients’ presentation, or to psychologize and “counsel” in the Western style.
Emotion assessment skills are essential to establishing a full 5 element diagnosis. It is also relevant to TCM acupuncturists/ herbalists who are frequently confronted by a knotty tangle of patterns of disharmony in the client, and who need to find out WHAT IS THE ROOT CAUSE of this illness?
5 Element Emotion Assessing is a primarily non-verbal way to help others identify and convey their deepest existential concern. Initially this is expressed as a “stuck” or recurrent emotion. The emotion assessment is then confirmed when the practitioner assists the client through the transformation of the emotion, to return to the health or Virtue of the Element. In this workshop, participants will learn to assist the constitutional Transformation of Virtue of each of the 5 Elements.
Many practitioners are hesitant to do thorough emotion assessment with their clients, because without adequate training the process can feel artificial, awkward or manipulative. In a supportive environment where it is safe to experiment, participants in this workshop will receive clear and specific strategies– including individual feedback and coaching– in how to assess all 5 Elements.
I PROMISE YOU this will be an experience very much UNLIKE what you learned in school!! People generally leave these workshops feeling like they never knew how much inner territory they were not accessing in their own lives– and how much more easily relationships flow when they do.
Additional Integration Day
Would you like additional, individual coaching in how to use Emotional Assessment skills? Join us also on Monday, December 10 for a more focused class designed to help you find skill and confidence using what you learn this weekend specifically in any setting. NOTE: all places are already reserved for this extra Day.
|REGISTRATION OPTIONS (make selections on bottom of page)
|4 days of class & meals / 3 nights lodging (Fri, Sat, Sun)||$1050|
|4 days of class / commuter (includes lunch + 2 snacks per day)||$870|
|3 days of class & meals / 2 nights lodging (Fri, Sat)||$800|
|3 days of class / commuter (includes lunch + 2 snacks per day)||$670|
- Check in early (Thursday night)
- Check out late (for 3-day registrants who want to check out Monday morning instead of Sunday)
- Special dietary requests
For more information on Angels’ Rest Retreat center, click here.
Refund Policy: In the (very rare) event of a workshop cancellation, all tuition will be refunded. Otherwise, refund is at the sole discretion of Perennial Medicine.
Bookings are closed for this event.