On-Line Workshops: Necks – Experiential Approaches to Guided Self-Treatments

6th March 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ki Kai On-Line Via Zoom
£10 Suggested Donation
Bill Commerford
+44 (0) 7876432939

For More Information & to Join (Invitation Only), Contact: enquiries@kikaishiatsuschool.co.uk

Necks: This first in a series of three stand alone workshops, focuses on treating the neck and how we might include its neighbours, the head and shoulders in self-treatments to enable a greater sense of those inter-relationships and their effect on how comfortable we feel, and the quality and range of our movement and voice. We’ll explore having a dialogue with non-verbal parts of ourselves and then how we might introduce that to clients we work with in self-treatments. You’ll have opportunity to explore this both guiding and being guided. The techniques and ways of working with the client could therefore be adapted as appropriate to working with clients on other parts of them. The approach is in working with what is possible and with what is, rather than feeling limited by what we cannot do with direct touch …

Other Movement Shiatsu Experiential Approaches to Guided Self-Treatments Which May Be of Interest:

Backs: Saturday 20th March Midday (12:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.) London UK

Balls, Bands, Floors & Walls: Saturday 24th April Midday (12:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.) London UK

Zoom Spring 2021 Workshops led by Bill Commerford

These sessions provide opportunity to bridge some of the gaps between what we do when participating in on-line classes or when leading and sharing our skills with others as therapists, in ways that are accessible to different learning styles, so that we can empower clients and / or those attending our classes enabling their active involvement in these exercises or in their treatment and healing process. Modelling exercises (virtually) alongside clients can introduce aspects of negotiating, guiding, 2-way feedback and treatments that are still interactive. You may find it useful to have a yoga mat, a futon or one blanket to lie on, a second blanket to cover you and 2 or 3 cushions.

Using some of the features of Zoom and remote learning might appear initially to present technological issues and concerns of being ‘too remote’ and potential difficulties of how to communicate as this won’t be quite as we might do, face-to-face, through direct touch. Nevertheless, using the strengths and limitations of the medium and being on-line rather than in-person, we can make the most of the technology and guide others if we adapt our ways of giving space and communicating clearly to involve clients directly and actively in their treatments. In the process we can develop our communication skills to give space and enable those with whom we work, opportunities to explore and negotiate these processes so that it models an interactive approach to serve the needs of the client.

These workshops focus on remote treatments as fun but safe exploratory and experiential processes. The first two are themed around parts of us and the third to use what the client has that they can use or with guidance (mindful of health and safety) adapt that might assist them. The interactive techniques to guide others will be used throughout all three workshops and attendees are invited to ask questions before break out sessions when they’ll have chance to explore exercises and techniques themselves. There will also be time at the end of each workshop to discuss and feedback on your experience. Each workshop will be recorded and available for attendees to watch in their own time. Each workshop is stand alone, or can be attended as a series. Sessions are by donation which can be paid via the Cart Link above or made by transfer – details below:

  • Account Name: W Colyer-Commerford
  • Account Number: 93000206
  • Sort Code: 20-99-40

If you would like to attend and know others who might be interested, please email me / pass on my email address: bill@shiatsutherapy.net

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