Professional Bodywork Training Program
Basic Training Overview
HeartMind ShiatsuTM Basic Training gives participants the knowledge and skills to give a full, basic floor-based bodywork treatment. Students will learn cutting edge energetic tools to enhance and extend their practice life and integrate a powerful set of techniques into their existing touch therapy, coaching or care giving practice. Non-professionals enrolled in the course will learn skills that they can take into personal home use with friends and family, or set the stage for further professional study with Advanced Training.
This course is Certified and Licensed Allied Health Professionals including Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Counselors, Caregivers, Yoga Instructors, Qigong and Tai Chi Practitioners.
In the Basic Training participants will learn:
- HeartMind Meridian Qigong exercise sequence
- How to locate and properly stimulate 60+ Acupoint
- Assessment and Treatment protocols
- Whole person HeartMind Shiatsu treatment
- Proper Body/Mind/Spirit Mechanics
- Faculty Supervisied Student Clinic
- Yin/Yang/ Five Element Energetic Principles
- Twelve Regular Channels of Meridian Energy flow
- Organ Network Locations and Functions
- Deficiency/Excess Energy Patterns
Format and Additional Requirements:
The HeartMind Shiatsu Basic Training is offered in four levels of in-class training of 30 hours each. The content is rich with detail. In between in class training levels, fascinating reading, writing and fieldwork assignments keep the material fresh and ensure comprehension and integration of this in-depth study. Credit is granted for documented, satisfactory completion of homework assignments. Competency in the technique grows with practice. Regular practice classes with HeartMind Staff and Faculty are available. And students are required to give and document 15 private sessions over the course of the basic training. These may be done in the regular HeartMind Bodywork weekly student clinic or on the student’s own time. Receiving 2 professional Private Sessions in HeartMind Shiatsu, one Semi-Private Tutorial and a practical exam on the Instructor are additionally required for satisfactory completion of the Basic Training.