Seminar with Ross Emmett
To book, contact Angela on 085-1465954/0851795647 Alice 087-2020407 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate in Japanese Massage: 180 IMTA CPD points, Level 1 of Shiatsu Diploma Course
Weekend classes take place monthly over 10 weekends starting 20th Sept 2014
This is a stand-alone Certificate course in Shiatsu. It is the first stage of a three year programme that will allow you to become a fully qualified Shiatsu Practitioner. This year focuses on developing your awareness of the client’s body with emphasis on using the traditional methods of the Japanese massage therapy called Shiatsu.
The basis of this training comes from the teachings of Shiatsu and Japanese bodywork and an understanding of anatomy. Experiential Shiatsu – giving and receiving- is the core of the course. Each module has a distinct emphasis and theme. They are designed so that some modules can be taken individually. for a deeper, more integrated learning, we strongly advise you to consider several or all modules. Students must complete all modules and assessments in order to receive their certificate.
By the end of this certificate year you will be:
The EMMETT Technique is a unique muscle release system to treat core musculoskeletal problems and now growing in popularity around the globe as a complementary therapy to assist in the relief of pain. This safe and simple therapy was developed by Ross Emmett to relieve pain, improve movement and free you up. The practice involves light finger pressure at specific locations to initiate the gentle release of tension. Ross is aware of all of the subconscious triggers for healing and is also a qualified Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner and so, used all his skills in creating the therapy.
“Since learning the EMMETT Technique I am using it with as many patients as I can. The increased range of movement and the pain relief they receive is amazing”
Dr Liz Garthwaite – Specialist in Chronic Pain Management
Dublin: 11th & 12th September 2014
Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Galway: 20th & 21st November 2014
Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Galway
Or attend an EMM-Tech short course for your 1 day introduction.
Join Feng Shui master Amanda Collins for an evening of learning the Feng Shui secrets for health, wealth and love!
Amanda Collins is a Feng Shui expert, Yoga teacher and spiritual guide who leads people on journeys around the world, their own homes and most essentially, their internal landscape. Amanda trained with renowned masters in China at the Classical School of Feng Shui. A devoted scholar, she has studied sacred spaces in Asia, Australia, Europe and South America.
Amanda also runs the International Feng Shui School and will offer a Feng Shui Master Certification course inWexford this May. But you can pick up some great tips and a taster session right here with us!
Amanda is a regular writer for Positive Life. Read some of her great Home and Garden Feng Shui Tips here >
Open to beginners and experienced practitioners
Location: Dublin & Preston (UK)
Dates: 2-year part-time training comprising four weekends in Dublin each year, plus an annual week-long summer residential retreat in Britain.
Early Booking Discount available until 25th April
New Zealander Ross Cousens came to Ireland in 2007 to establish an Irish branch of the Master Ding Academy (UK). In his childhood in New Zealand, Ross was always interested in martial arts and tried different disciplines before settling on Tai Chi in his 20s.
“I remember seeing Tai Chi on TV and in parks when I was young and, while I didn’t understand what I was seeing, it had a magnetic quality to me. I just knew I was seeing something special, that couldn’t be put into words.”
– Ross Cousens
Ross moved to the UK in 1995 and, after taking a class taught by Master John Ding in London, he knew he had found the right discipline and style for him. He felt such amazing benefits from Tai Chi that he undertook instructor training. He finds that his own Tai Chi becomes much richer and deeper when worked through the teacher/student relationship.
Ross has been teaching Tai Chi in Ireland for the past 7 years. Now, in 2014, the Master Ding Academy is offering its first ever Open Instructor Training Programme for those outside the organisation who wish to develop/teach Tai Chi. Ross recommends Tai Chi for many reasons.
“For me, one of the joys of Tai Chi is that it can be so many things to so many people. Tai Chi enjoys a fantastic reputation as a therapeutic exercise allowing the practitioner to be involved in a physical activity that can allow an injury the time and space needed to heal. For those seeking a challenge, Tai Chi’s physical and mental disciplines allow personal growth and the opportunity to develop and mature on a number of levels. For those interested in experiencing the efficacy of Tai Chi’s martial tradition, there are opportunities to experience, learn and develop the famous ‘soft power’ mentioned in Tai Chi texts. For those simply wishing for an activity that they can practice in the years ahead, and an opportunity to meet and work with other like-minded enthusiasts, a place is there.”
– Ross Cousens
The Irish training begins in July 2014 and will provide participants with life-long skills to optimise their own health and well-being, as well as the opportunity to teach Tai Chi in their local community and share these skills with others. Since the Instructor Training is also taking place in three other countries, if someone misses a weekend in Ireland, s/he can take that module in one of the international training centres.
It’s not only experienced martial artists or Tai Chi practitioners with years of experience who become instructors: it’s accessible to everyone of all abilities. Tai Chi is low impact, easy to learn (but with a satisfying inner complexity) and is a fun way to learn how to relax, get fitter and feel better.
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is a gentle approach to working with the nervous system and enhancing the Breath of Life.
Body Intelligence Training offer a 2 year practitioner course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and this will be their fourth intake. The course, starting February 2014, aims to provide a transformative and educational process to create practitioners of excellence and is suitable for existing health professionals considering adding a new modality to their work, as well as individuals wanting to start a career in an exciting and evolving therapy.
Bring more to your holistic practice and your own wellbeing.
Find out more at bodyintelligence.com/dublin
22 January 2014
Sandyford Community Centre, Dublin 18
This is an 8 week programme that uses mindfulness to help people cope better and be more at ease in their life. It is suitable for those new to mindfulness and also to more experienced meditators who would like to learn how to integrate mindfulness into their everyday life more. Live with a calmer, more joyful spirit. The course consists of eight weekly classes and one full day session on a Saturday or Sunday towards end of programme.
Course cost is €350 which includes all 8 weekly classes plus one all day session, 4 practice CDs and course handbook.
Kairos Therapy is a specific form of hands-on emotional and physical healing that uses the chi flowing between our hands to gently release blockages that we hold in the biofield within our body. At the heart of Kairos is the belief that each one of us has the potential for healing. Kairos may be your first step on that path, or part of your ongoing process.
You will find that Kairos will help you relax and be more truly yourself. People are surprised to find themselves more able to speak up, make easier decisions, foster healthier relationships, clarify their aims, and further develop their spirituality.
Feedback is a lovely thing, we all thrive on it. If someone encourages you or praises you, you respond in kind; it motivates you.
In a previous issue, we did a BRAIN special and interviewed the brilliant Dr Joe Dispenza. Joe healed himself of a major spinal injury after a serious accident, using the power of his mind, and became a student of the brain’s ability to reshape and rewire itself: NEUROPLASTICITY. It got me thinking, I’ve got this brilliant computer in my head that contains all my old programs still running: my belief systems, my fears, my fond memories, my loves, my hopes; some of which may be not be that useful anymore.Time to “clearhistory,”I felt.So, in the hope of a revamp,I contacted Dr Tammy Verlaan Ross from the Life and Balance Clinic, and booked myself in for some Neurofeedback with a twist… Chiropractic Neurofeedback.
So, what exactly is Neurofeedback?It’s an advanced form of brain training.It’s like suddenly being able to see your own dashboard, giving you instant access to what’s really going on in that head of yours.The training itself rewards you when you stay calm and focused.
Firstly,I receive a stress test to see how my brain responds to different stimuli: a dentist’s drill(that will get most people going), a math test, a dog barking and so on.You are wired up so Tammy can measure, firstly, how stressed you become, and then in relaxation periods, how quickly you recover.My results came in and we could see clearly where we needed to focus the Neurofeedback; and it made me realise how sometimes our stress is almost unconscious, and simply a habitual reaction.My goal is to become more calm, more focused, especially when working, as I tend to get easily distracted at times.
Next are some chiropractic movements to get the body aligned and in its optimum shape for the training.Then I’m rewired up and its time for a boat race using my brain to power my own little green boat.There are 3 boats, and once I stay calm and focused on my own boat, I stay in the lead. If I start thinking about the other boats or letting random thoughts distract me, I fall behind.This instant reward causes me to really hone my concentration and focusing skills.A nice parallel for life, methinks.The plus side here is that while you do the training, the brain begins to rewire itself with some new neural pathways to replace the old programs, and the real doozy is that the changes are permanent.
In order to regulate my breathing,I practised some breathing exercises (in for 4 and out for 6), which gets me so calm, I now use it on a daily basis (it’s nice while driving).
As the weeks go by,I take about a–session-a–week with chiropractic adjustments and feedback training.The combination is quite unique, especially in Ireland, and very effective at keeping you in a nice aligned state.
At the end of my training,I re–sat my stress test and I could see clear improvements in my overall stress levels: my stress response having lowered and my ability to relax and return to a calm state also having improved.All round,I felt calmer and more focused, and noticed I could get a lot more doneduring work hours.The brain is such an advanced piece of equipment and its inside your head; it makes the computer on your desk look positively old fashioned.Neurofeedback, and indeed any form of new learning, causes it to delete, rewire, and re-evaluate, thereby allowing you to integrate change and new plans in your life with greater ease.
Brain injuries can also be helped greatly, with another lady reporting a huge reduction in physical pain, and feeling more clarity coupled with an improvement in her emotional health.