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Two Days: Deepening diagnosis and treatment skills for constitutional treatment and One Day: Getting Better at Getting the CF with Angela and John Hicks
November 8-10 , 2008
21 CEUs Available (Approved for California CEUs)
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Deepening Diagnosis and Treatment Skills for Constitutional Treatment
Two days - November 8-9, 2008
Do you want more practical diagnostic skills? Do you want to deepen your ability to treat a patient’s spirit? Would you like to develop your understanding of appropriate and inappropriate emotional responses? In this seminar, we take practitioners through the process of diagnosing a patient’s primary Constitutional imbalance (or CF) by observing the face, gestures and posture and assessing the emotional imbalance using an emotion ‘test’. We also consider how to fine-tune our ability to diagnose and treat the spirit and how we can develop our qi and intention to further improve our needle technique.
By the end of this seminar you will be able to:
This seminar is for both TCM and Five Element practitioners. It gives TCM practitioners tools to diagnose a constitutional imbalance, Five Element practitioners structure and insights to deepen their existing skills. Videos will show more precisely the differences between normal and abnormal responses when assessing emotions.
Getting Better at Getting the CF*
Additional Day, November 10, 2008
To arrive at the CF, practitioners do not just use color, sound, emotion and odor. Our constitutional weakness also manifests in our core beliefs, values and fundamental attitudes to life. When we talk about these, we give strong pointers to our CF. This seminar follows the ‘Oral Tradition’. We will hear from representatives of the different CFs about what really matters to them. Because these insights come ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ they substantially deepen our understanding of our own and other’s CFs. For almost all participants, the responses are powerful and the experience and insights rewarding.
During this seminar we will join together in groups and present our own stories and descriptions so that participants hear the self-observations, basic conflicts, mental preoccupations and strengths and weaknesses of each CF.
The focus for this seminar will be:
Those attending this seminar must know their CF according to the Worsley Five Element Tradition and be willing to talk about the way their life is influenced by it. Sensitivity, confidentiality and respect for differences is essential.
*Primary Constitutional Imbalance
Angela Hicks and John Hicks
Joint Principals of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, John and Angela Hicks have been in practice since the mid 1970s. Both of them studied and taught Five Element Acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture with JR Worsley. They co-founded the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in 1993 combining Five Element and TCM practice. CICM is one of the largest acupuncture colleges in the UK and graduates are awarded a BSc. Honours degree by Kingston University. Angela and John use Chinese herbal medicine as well as acupuncture in their practices, are advanced practitioners of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and also practice Qigong. They have taught TCM to postgraduates for many years and developed the Clinical Integration course for practitioners wishing to integrate Five Element and TCM skills.
Angela is author of The Principles of Chinese Medicine, The Principles of Acupuncture and The Five Secrets of Health and Happiness. John is author of The Principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Together they wrote Healing your Emotions. They have also co-written the textbook Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture with Peter Mole.