Diploma in Movement Shiatsu

In line with Government Health and Safety precautions in operation for the duration of the Covid-19 Virus, Ki Kai Shiatsu School’s premises at Liverpool Road Community Centre, Laycock Street N1 1LP are now closed until further notice. 

If you who have booked for the Ki Kai 2nd or 3rd Year Diploma in Movement Shiatsu, the dates of this course will all run as planned, provided the present closure restrictions are lifted at least four weeks before the start of this course on 19th September 2020. Anyone who has already booked, if the course cannot begin on that date will be entitled to a full refund, or a place on the course on its re-scheduled dates, if necessary, once the present restrictions are lifted.

The second and third years of study are designed to take the student through to a higher level of Movement Shiatsu theory, practice and technique, and on into professional practice.

The Second Year

Exercise, Meditation and Qi Development

The first hour of each day is given over to personal development work. Process work, guided meditation and yoga complement the Inner Qigong learnt in the first year, which is developed further in order to attune self-awareness and sensitivity in client centred work.

Advanced Techniques in Prone, Supine, Side and Sitting Positions.

Refinement of students’ practical skills.

Structuring Treatments

Construct a treatment plan based on observation, questions and answers, palpation, being responsive to clients’ needs in relation to the principles of client centred Movement Shiatsu.

Diagnosis through Palpation of the Back, Hara and Meridians

Work towards greater sensitivity through a variety of diagnostic methods.

Visual Assessment

How posture, body shape, and movement can reflect the state of Qi.

Tonification and Sedation.

An in depth exploration of working with different qualities of Qi.

Joint Work

Energetically appropriate ways of working with joints where there are mobility issues.

The Classical Meridian System.

Further study of the twelve bi-lateral Classical Meridians.

Tsubos

The location, common uses and Chinese Classical energetic functions of a further 70 points used in Shiatsu.

Classical Chinese Medicine

An introduction to basic concepts and tools of Classical Chinese Medicine with particular emphasis on the Internal Organs.

Basic Counselling and Listening Skills

An exploration of communication within a professional therapeutic relationship in order to develop your attunement to the client’s needs and your awareness of transference and counter-transference. The importance of self-reflection and ways of developing this.

The Third Year

Exercise, Meditation and Qi Development

The first hour of each day is given over to personal development work. Process work, guided meditation and yoga complement the Inner Qigong learnt in the first two years, which is developed further in order to attune self-awareness and sensitivity in client centred work.

Clinical Practice

In depth work on assessing and being responsive to a client’s needs, towards structuring a treatment, developing practical skills, with thorough individual feedback from tutors.

Advanced Practical Shiatsu

Incorporating the fundamental skills of Qi projection, grounding, developing intuition into a personal style of working and also honing the ability to reason theoretically according to your mode of working i.e. from a Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM), Five Element, or Movement Shiatsu perspective. Shiatsu for common problems including: backs, shoulders and knees

Yu and Bo Points

Study of specific tsubos used as a supplementary system of diagnosis and treatment.

Further Meridian and Point Location

The Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel, or Central Channel from which the twelve bi-lateral Classical Meridians develop.

Further Exploration of the Energetic Functions of Points.

Sotai

Gentle and effective techniques for working with postural alignment and joint pain.

Further Study of Classical Chinese Medicine

Diagnosis of the Organs through observation, physical signs and symptoms. Treatment strategies through touch. Lifestyle recommendations.
Diagnosis through the 8 Principles.

Ethics and Setting up a Practice