The Chinese Five Elements provide a stunning template for understanding both our struggles and pathology, as well as our potential for ease of being and living in an authentic nature. In a time when we regularly experience disconnection from nature, dancing with Elemental understandings can bring depth of discovery and resolution to so many syndrome patterns that we treat today.
In this two day interactive and restorative time together, we will explore both a historical and present-time perspective on the Five Elements and the Five Spirits associated with each element, as well as evolving an understanding for shock and trauma.
The system of the Five Spirits is symbolic representation of human consciousness. Each spirit presides over a particular aspect of the nervous system, a specific form of awareness and a level of the psyche. Each spirit has a ‘function and terrain’ in the body, and at the same time unfolds as an expression of the divine in human life. Connecting with the symbology and mythology of the Spirits and the Elements in this way allows one to understand their own inner terrain as a rich and fertile crucible for transformation while at the same time letting in the profound reality of our 'collective’ experience. This perspective can open up a vast space of seeing and allowing; for discerning the subtle differences that are in fact needed for treating the physical and soul level simultaneously.
In respect to healing, unresolved shock, trauma and addiction are the top three challenges on the path of soul evolution. They represent not only personal hurdles that must be overcome in order to move forward, but also pockets of collective pain and stagnation. By gently and effectively illuminating and clearing this stuck energy profound change can happen both in the individual and in the community.
In this seminar you will discover the bigger context for shock and trauma, one that is supported by Elemental understandings. This context creates more spaciousness in order to allow for transcendent healing to occur both within you and your patients.
On a practical level, this will take your clinical skills and outcomes to the next level. It will be a fertile training ground to drop deeper into your intuitive “listening” skills and an opportunity to get to know first hand the potency and importance of using essential oils in order to catalyze healing.
The Elements Wood:Where There is Perspective we can see more of what’s true and justice is fostered Fire: Where there's Presence we know the truth of connection and love is engendered Earth: Where there is nourishment the Soul is fed and integration is catalyzed Metal: Where there is acknowledgement that which is unseen becomes seen and all is transformed Water: Where there is authentic power we create wisdom and new legacy is generated
In this class, you will connect with essential oils as allies for aiding in healing of each Element and Learn a splendidly effective way to work with the oils and the Elements in order to support the complexities that we see today.
If you are interested in the treatment of the mental and emotional realm and the evolution of the human soul then you won’t want to miss this class.If you are drawn to the essential oils, knowing that they possess the power to facilitate healing then you’ll be in heaven!
A few other things to note: This interactive seminar is open to anyone who is drawn to working with EO’s and is on healing path. You do not need to be an acupuncturist or licensed health care practitioner to take this; you are welcome to learn and discover for your own edification. Point location charts will be provided. We will also be practicing these treatments on each other. Additionally all materials and supplies will be provided including a helpful and information-rich handout. If you’d like to bring some of your favorite EO’s to class please do. We will be exploring how the different fragrances move qi energy in the body.
Even though I have many tools in my medicine bag to help me heal, there are places where I’m stuck, where my tools cannot transform the disconnection of unresolved emotions, the fascial imprints from past traumas, or the energetic residues of past medications. Aroma Acupoint Therapy is a golden key that unlocks the door toward integration, healing hidden shadows that prevent us from becoming our true selves. - Thi Nguyen-Phuoc
I absolutely love your classes. I wish the seminar had lasted for another two days! You are great teachers with wonderful energy. It’s such a treat to feel that one’s teachers are passionate about what they are teaching. Thank you for your enthusiasm, commitment and love for the oils that you share with us. — Anais Crouzoulon LAc
This was the best seminar I have ever attended. You reminded me why we all practice this medicine ... the magic, the science, the purpose, the connection to nature and spirit, and the power of plant medicine. — Elisa Angelone LAc
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