The Six Forms of Touch

The course is suitable for ALL students and practitioners of therapies that work with the body. You do not need to have any prior knowledge Chinese Medicine or Shiatsu to do the course and people from many disciplines have found it inspiring and relevant to their work and self-development.

The main idea of the course is that the WAY in which you contact a person has as much or more effect than the physical and technical part of the treatment. This course will show how the holistic energies described by Chinese Medicine are 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 also help the client to become aware of their own body in such a way that they can carry the explorations of the session into their everyday life.

Each Form of Touch is related to one of the combined meridians, often called the Six Divisions, which traditionally connect the physical and mental aspects of energy. Bill has shown how these combinations of meridians are related to developmental movement and thus how to work with meridians through movement exploration.

The themes covered in the course are:

1)    Learning how the quality of touch and the relational field effects different aspects of Qi

2)    Understanding the Six Divisions and their relationship to infant movement development

3)    Learning to directly experience subtle aspects of the body like the inner organs and fascia through Inner Qigong.

4)    Giving clients explorations and experiments to take home  which empower them to take charge of their health.”