Workshops with CE Credit for Acupuncture

The Upledger Institute's Visceral Manipulation 1

Oct 27 - Nov 1, 2019

Learn 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. The manual techniques are not advised for pregnant participants.

Note: Initial registration for this workshop is through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) only. IAHE is a coalition of curriculum developers united to advance innovative therapies through high-quality continuing education programs. To begin the registration process, please call 1-800-311-9204. Only after you have registered with IAHE will you be able to register with Esalen. For Esalen pricing chart, seehttp://www.esalen.org/page/workshop-pricing-partner-programs.

CE credit for physical therapists in CA (24 CEUs); see leader.

CE credit for acupuncturists (24 CEUs); see leader.

CE credit for massage.

CE credit for nurses.

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Primordial Qigong: Transformative Alchemy from the Original Developer of Tai Chi

Feb 23 - 28, 2020

The “Golden Elixir of Longevity and Immortality” is produced within our integrated and coherent body-mind-spirit — also known as our Three Treasures. Every day, in the rarified Esalen atmosphere, we will partake of the Golden Elixir. Primordial Qigong (Wuji Qigong) is known as the Mother of Tai Chi, traditionally credited to Daoist monk Zhang San Feng as its creator. It evolved from concepts of Chinese internal alchemy, which originated in Chinese shamanism prior to recorded history and evolved parallel to Chinese medicine. While the traditional foundation of Primordial Qigong is Golden Elixir alchemy, it is an accessible, practical system for cultivating personal transformation. Mind focus, with easy but deeply mystical gestures, coordinated with simple breath patterns, produce a profound medicine or elixir within and open a portal to The Eternal. The intent of the practice is to open a profound and palpable gateway between the current, local self and the original primordial self, an eternal well of peace and healing. In this Qigong immersion you will sense and cultivate your deepest energetic nature. When you enter a portal of personal alchemy, the ordinary becomes extra-ordinary, life direction can shift, healing is potentiated and transformation is within reach.

Recommended reading: Cleary, The Secret of the Golden Flower; Jahnke, The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi.

CE credit pending from CAB for acupuncturists (Course Category 1).

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Deep Tissue Techniques for Massage Practitioners: Advanced Shoulder, Rotator Cuff and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Mar 8 - 13, 2020

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 then 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.

Focusing on deep bodywork as a healing art, this program is designed for massage and bodywork practitioners seeking to incorporate effective deep tissue techniques into their work. Whether in private practice or working in a spa, there is growing demand for practitioners who have mastered the art of moving deeply into the body with skill and sensitivity. Areas of focus include: relieving chronic and acute pain in the back, neck, around the major joints of the shoulder and hip, and in the forearm and wrist. We spend a good deal of time learning to recognize how to feel "soft tissue lesions" with our hands wherever we find them, and learn why, at physiological and energetic levels, competent deep bodywork needs to be done slowly for greatest effect. The teachers are available to answer questions of specific interest to students as they arise during our practice sessions, and we add new hip and shoulder material for students who have previously attended this seminar. For more information, visit www.deepbodywork.com.

($30 additional tuition and $7 materials fee for manuals will be added to the workshop cost)

CE credit for nurses.

CE credit for massage therapists.

CE credit for acupuncturists (Course Category 1), PENDING. Esalen is approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of California Acupuncture Board (provider number 946). If you change or cancel your workshop reservation more than 14 days before your arrival date, you will be charged a processing fee of 15%, and any remaining amount paid will be refunded to you. If you change or cancel your reservation more than seven but less than 14 days before your arrival date, you will forfeit 30% of the cost of your reservation. Changes or cancellations made less than seven days before your arrival date are subject to forfeit the entire cost of the reservation. You may contact us at 888-837-2536.

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IAHE: Upledger Institute International's Total Body Balancing 1

Mar 15 - 20, 2020

Total Body Balancing (TBB) is a body evaluation and treatment approach based on classical osteopathic theory. TBB uses long levers to improve circulation and nerve and energy flow, thus normalizing sympathetic and parasympathetic neurological activity with a goal of creating a new homeodynamic state. You will be taught a six-phase treatment template that can be done in as little as 20 minutes to balance the client's body. TBB can be easily integrated with other therapeutic techniques such as craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage. TBB can help improve the client's biomechanical structure by focusing on reducing muscle tension and fascial tension, increasing joint mobility, and balancing lines of tension and postural alignment. TBB also can improve the client's physiological function, focusing on balancing organ mobility/motility, blood, lymph, body fluids, nerve and energy flow while reducing swelling and pain. TBB can be used in the treatment of back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, rib pain, upper and lower extremity orthopedic dysfunctions, swelling and postural deformities. Because of the gentleness and effectiveness of TBB, it is appropriate for numerous patient populations including pediatrics and geriatrics.

Note: Registration for this workshop is through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) only. To register, please call 1-800-311-9204. Only after you have registered with IAHE and paid tuition fees will you be able to reserve accommodations at Esalen. For accommodations pricing chart, see http://www.esalen.org/page/partner-program-pricing.

CE credit for massage.

CE credit for nurses.

CE credit for acupuncturists Course Category 1; see leader.

CE credit for physical therapists in CA; see leader.

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IAHE: Upledger Institute International's Craniosacral Therapy 1

May 17 - 22, 2020

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.

In this workshop, you will be taught the detailed anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system, its functions in health and its relationship to the disease processes. Half of the class time will be hands-on, developing the sensitive palpatory skills needed to detect subtle stimuli in the human body. Class material will concentrate on palpation and its potential as an evaluative and therapeutic process; fascial and soft-tissue release methods; and the pressurestat model, which explains the mechanism of the craniosacral system. Learn a 10-step protocol for evaluation and treatment of the entire body, and identify and localize significant restrictions and imbalances in the craniosacral system.

Note: Registration for this workshop is through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) only. To register, call 1-800-311-9204. Only after you have registered with IAHE and paid tuition fees will you be able to reserve accommodations at Esalen. For accommodations pricing chart, see http://www.esalen.org/page/partner-program-pricing.

Recommended reading: Upledger and Vredevoogd, CranioSacral Therapy (chapters 1-6); Upledger, Your Inner Physician and You.

CE credit for massage.

CE credit for nurses.

CE credit for acupuncturists course category 1; see leader. CE credit for physical therapists in CA; see leader.
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The Healing Art of Deep Bodywork®: Healing Trauma

May 31 - Jun 5, 2020

Deep Bodywork is a unique modality for healing the effects of trauma within the human organism. Because trauma lives not just in the physical tissues, but in the mind through memory, in the emotional realm through feeling, and in the soul as impression, practitioners must learn to deal with it on multiple levels in order to help heal its often intractable symptoms.

This is a clinically oriented class designed for bodywork practitioners who already use Deep Bodywork or some form of connective tissue work in their private practices. Participants will be taught to combine Deep Bodywork with tools from Integrative Gestalt Process and other methods of self-exploration in order to address the challenges presented by those suffering from trauma.

In addition to seasoned bodywork practitioners, this course welcomes up to three people who would like to participate as models. A model in this context is someone who suffers from the effects of trauma and experiences symptoms affecting the quality of his or her life. Symptoms may involve chronic pain and/or a loss of sensation or function on the physical level; an inability to relax and/or sleep deeply; or a general sense that something isn’t “right” since the traumatic incident. Models must contact Perry directly with information about their chronic conditions and to inquire about space in the course: bodyofwiz@hotmail.com. We will work with models in front of the class and focus on the following issues typical of people suffering from trauma:

  • Creating trust and a field within which our clients feel safe
  • Holding space for difficult inner states which can arise like anxiety, fear, denial and emotional wounding
  • The nature of a therapeutic aggravation
  • Assessing our clients’ progress

This is our most advanced class, and we recommend students view all five Healing Art of Deep Bodywork DVDs if they have not attended Deep Bodywork I-V.

Recommended reading: Levine, In an Unspoken Voice.

CE credit for nurses.

CE credit for massage.

CE credit for acupuncturists (Course Category 1), PENDING. Esalen is approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of California Acupuncture Board (provider number 946). If you change or cancel your workshop reservation more than 14 days before your arrival date, you will be charged a processing fee of 15%, and any remaining amount paid will be refunded to you. If you change or cancel your reservation more than seven but less than 14 days before your arrival date, you will forfeit 30% of the cost of your reservation. Changes or cancellations made less than seven days before your arrival date are subject to forfeit the entire cost of the reservation. You may contact us at 888-837-2536.

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Yi Quan Qigong: Strong as the Mountain, Supple as Water

Jun 7 - 12, 2020

Ever wonder why, in spite of the miracles of modern medicine, more than three million Americans practice ancient healing exercises from China? Qigong is one of the world’s most popular and best-researched methods to improve health and vitality. Regular practice makes the mind tranquil, reduces stress and deepens your connection with nature.

Learn the secrets of one of the greatest qigong masters in Chinese history: Wang Xiangzhai, equally renowned as a healer, athlete and spiritual mentor. Wang’s Yi Quan style of qigong consists of healing exercises (quan) and meditations that open the mind (yi) to the energies of the universe. This comprehensive system teaches you, in exquisite detail, the principles upon which all qigong is based:

  • Standing and Walking Meditation to improve posture, balance, grace and vitality
  • Experimenting with energy to awaken the body’s energy channels
  • Resilient energy training to increase strength and prevent injuries
  • The Health Dance: your own, improvised qigong routine
  • Taoist Meditation and Wisdom, including inspiring stories of the old masters

Yi Quan is a highly enjoyable practice that, with patience and dedication, leads to a more fully alive body and mind. No previous experience is required. Beginners and all levels are welcome.

Recommended reading: Cohen, The Way of Qigong.

CE credit pending from CAB for acupuncturists (Course Category 2).

CE credit for massage.

CE credit for nurses.

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