Advanced Clinical Shiatsu Practice

Advanced Clinical Shiatsu Practice

A 4-month Postgraduate Program of Shiatsu Mastery

Advanced Clinical Shiatsu Practice – Starting Jan 2022

Our biannual Postgraduate Clinical Shiatsu Studies has transformed the lives and practices of dozens of therapists since it launched in 2014 with Michael DeAgro sharing his wisdom and life’s work.  School director Steve Rogne personally found Michael’s inspiration to be life-changing, leading Steve to whole new inquiries in his work, and opening up new possibilities of what shiatsu can be.  This led Steve to further studies with WinterJade Forest, Paul Lundberg, Carola Beresford-Cook, Alice Whieldon and Patrizia Stefanini.  

This program is designed by Steve Rogne, with help from WinterJade Forest and Jeanne Phenany, incorporating influences from his studies.  It represents the synthesis of many Shiatsu styles and their application for addressing complex chronic illness, especially illnesses arising from long-term stress and trauma.  Steve has refined this program with the intent to make sure that students feel fully confident applying the skill set they learn, including practicing the clinical rapport and treatment planning necessary to set clients up for success and build your practice.
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This program focuses on helping graduates work with complex chronic disease. Of particular focus is helping people with diseases that have developed out of the experience of extreme stress and trauma. This includes post-traumatic pain, extreme emotional overwhelm, recurring chronic infectious diseases like Chronic Lyme Disease, autoimmune conditions, cancer and other life-threatening or degenerative illnesses.

You will also learn how to feel into the four levels of the field: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual, to be able to tell which level is most connected to a client’s complaint and to their body’s solutions.  You will learn how to fully connect what you sense with what the client feels, and will learn how to put it in words that resonate with your client.  These are the skills that help you make meaningful connections with your clients in treatment, to build trust for the long-term therapeutic process. The 2022 schedule runs from Jan-May 2022.  It will meet in four modules, on Thursdays 8am-6:30pm.  Students can take the Massage Training and Advanced Clinical Shiatsu simultaneously.  On certain months where the Massage Training meets Tuesday/Wednesday only, the Advanced Shiatsu course will run on Thursdays.

Advanced Clinical Shiatsu Practice Schedule – 2022
Jan 6 – 27, Thursdays 8am-6:30pm
Feb 17 – Mar 10, Thursdays 8am-6:30pm
Mar 24 – Apr 21 (Skip Apr 7), Thursdays 8am-6:30pm
Apr 28 – May 19, Thursdays 8am-6:30pm

For our first run of this new 120-hour Advanced Clinical Shiatsu Practice course, the tuition is $2995!  In subsequent years, the price will be $3500.
 
STUDENT-FOR-LIFE Included!!!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!! 🙂 Your enrollment in either program includes a one-year membership to Student For Life is included, meaning you can come to almost all other in-person or Zoom short CE workshops for free during this time, and have 1-year access to all our pre-recorded CE workshop archive (a substantial number of classes beyond those for sale on the website)!  Already signed up for Student For Life?  Your SFL membership will count as payment towards tuition on any of these postgraduate offerings.
 
This regularly costs $1140 for a one-year membership, and is included for free with the postgraduate program!
 
Small Class Capacity – Register Soon!
Best of all, the program is limited to 12 students.  You can be guaranteed individual attention and the ability to fully grasp the material along the way.  We do expect the program to fill to capacity, so early registration is strongly advised.
Payment Plan
Advanced Clinical Shiatsu Practice : $2995 in 8 payments of $374 or 24 payments of $135.46.  Other options may be available by request.

Course Descriptions

FOUR LEVELS OF THE FIELD – 30 CLOCK HOURS
In this module, you will learn the fundamental skills that will prepare you for success working with complex chronic illness. Your sensitivity will be increased by studying the four levels of effect: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. You will learn Qi Cultivation techniques that will train your perception in preparation for the remaining three modules, and will learn clinical rapport skills that will help you negotiate outcomes with clients and set them up for a successful treatment plan.

SINEW CHANNELS – 30 CLOCK HOURS
In this module, you will learn how to affect the Sinew Channels. These collateral channels in Chinese Medicine represent the contractile tissue, the workings of the sensory-motor system in facilitating movement and the pain response, and the movement and expression of a human being. You will learn how to tell when a client issue requires work at the Sinew Channel level, and how to target your touch technique effectively to this level. Sinew Channels often are used to treat pain and movement dysfunction, immune system response and to provide emotional expressive freedom.

DIVERGENT CHANNELS – 30 CLOCK HOURS
Divergent Channels represent a primitive survival reflex that is called into action during trauma. It represents a sustained guarding reflex, or the holding of an event for later processing when the individual feels safe and ready. Divergent Channels can be implicated in prolonged holding patterns following an accident, in chronic illness following trauma, and in the holding on to belief patterns that perpetuate a sense of the world as unrelentingly threatening or problematic.

EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS – 30 CLOCK HOURS
Extraordinary Vessels are much more than specific flows within the body. Extraordinary Vessels describe the most general dynamics by which human beings take shape and story in time and space. Extraordinary Vessels treatments have profound implications for genetic expression, lifelong constitutional issues, life-threatening illnesses, and evolving stories about oneself and the world. How do we touch through time? How do we draw on resources from the past and future? How can we align with and make peace with universal evolutionary forces? This class concludes with synthesizing the approaches of the four modules into a flexible framework allowing for the client’s own preferences, readiness and spontaneous healing impulse to guide treatment.

Getting Started
Use the payment buttons below to make an initial deposit of $300. This deposit will be credited towards any of the payment plans above. 

Or email info@zenshiatsuchicago.org to announce your intent to register, and we will be in touch about next steps.
We look forward to embarking on these next chapters in your professional development with you!

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