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Attend the 6-day

Shibashi Qigong Session Leader Course

 which is in 2 parts

part 1

Successful completion of the 6-day course leads to  

Foundation Session Leader Certification

part 2

Successful completion of the post course work leads to

 Session Leader Certification

You are able to lead your own Qigong sessions at this stage

Once Session Leader Certification is achieved, there are two options

Option 1 - MAINTAIN LINKS WITH THE ACADEMY

Continued support and advice

CPD attendance required every 2 years

Listed on the Academy Certified Session Leader page

Access to further training modules and Masterclasses

Option 2 - INDEPENDENCE

 Independence, no ties

Not listed on our website

No further support from the Academy

Summary of Further Training Modules

Session Leaders 

Attend Modules in Any Order

Click the links for more information

 0ne to One Sessions

 I have limited availability for one to one sessions, as your bi-annual CPD, which need to be a minimum of 2 hours.

These are best in person but can be on-line. Please ask for more information.

Additional Sets

These additional sets add variety and work well with Shibashi Qigong

 Daily Tai Chi Exercises

Six Steps Qigong

 Acupressure Qigong

 

Higher Certification

These modules explore deeper and completing all 3 will achieve Advanced Session leader certification

Qigong Module B

 Body Alignment Module B

Energy Module B,

Summary of Further Training Modules

Advanced Session Leaders 

 Attend Modules in Any Order

Click the links for more information 

 

0ne to One Sessions

 I have limited availability for one to one sessions, as your bi-annual CPD, which need to be a minimum of 2 hours.

These are best in person but can be on-line. Please ask for more information.

Additional Sets

 8 Pieces of Brocade

Lee Form Qigong Set

Seated Shibashi Qigong

Shibashi Qigong Set 2

The Art of Standing

Higher Certification

These modules explore deeper and will lead to Session Instructor Certification

Exploring the Energy Field, Tantien & Chakras

The Philosophy & Application of the 5 Elements

Practical Application of Structure & Softness

 

Further Training for Session Leaders
 'B' modules, leading to Advanced Session Leader certification 

 

Qigong Module B 

This module takes the understanding of the Shibashi Qigong Set 1 movements to a deeper level, learning how the whole body is connected and moves as a whole. We explore physical techniques such as, rooted stances, spirals, yin/yang hands and harmony of the breath & stance. 

Completing this module along with Body Alignment B & Energy Module B  leads to Advanced Session Leader certification.

18 & 19 February 2023

4 places available

25 & 26 March 2023

0 places available

Please ask if you would like a cancellation place

2 days,10am to 5pm £160

£50 Non-refundable deposit

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Body Alignment Module B 

In this module we look at the correct way to stand, sit and move.

We consider the bad habits that we adopt over our lifetime and consider the ways we compensate along with the physical issues these exacerbate.

We learn how to complete a posture assessment by looking at each other and how to start making adjustments to move towards better body alignment.

We explore the impact good and poor body alignment has on Shibashi Qigong Set 1.

Completing this module along with Qigong Module B & Energy Module B leads to Advanced Session Leader certification.

2022

15 & 16 October 2022

possibly 1 place available, please ask

2023

13 & 14 May 2023

3 places available

2024

11 & 12 May 2023

6 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm £160

£50 Non-refundable deposit

Tour Group
 

Energy Module B

 

Energy was first introduced in the Shibashi Qigong Session Leader course.

This module takes both the theory and practice of energy work to the next level and explores the following:

Techniques to see energy

Exploring the energy field

Introduction to partnered energy exercises

Energy development exercises to feel energy

Positive and negative reactions to energy work

How to deliver energy exercises within sessions

Key energy points within the Shibashi Qigong set

How to help someone who has a reaction to energy work

Introduction to Yin and Yang Energies within the Shibashi Qigong Set 1

How to ensure people are harmonised after an energy focused qigong session.

Completing this module along with Body Alignment B & Energy Module B  leads to Advanced Session Leader certification.

 

9 & 10 July 2022

1 place available

3 & 4 December 2022

0 places available

2 & 3 December 2023

2 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm £160

£50 Non-refundable deposit

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Additional Qigong Sets for Session Leaders

 

Acupressure Qigong

This 2-day module takes you through a tapping and self-massage routine covering the whole body.

The aim of this module is to teach Session Leaders to lead a sequence of acupressure techniques, demonstrated on themselves, for session attendees to follow. This module does not teach Session Leaders to perform the techniques on other people.

Key acupressure points are explored along with a variety of techniques to sedate or stimulate.

We also consider the points within the Shibashi Qigong Set 1 movements.

This routine can be delivered as a full session or can be broken down into sections and delivered during the first part of a Shibashi Qigong session.

We provide notes and videos to support the face to face training.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the routines.

29 & 30 October 2022

 

 0 places available

Please ask if you would like a cancellation place

29 & 30 April 2023

 1 place available

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

 

Daily Tai Chi Exercises

These 21 Daily Exercises, ease the joints in the body and relax the muscles & tendons. Ideally they should be performed every day.

 

As always, it is the way the movements are performed that creates the maximum benefit. This module teaches the movements, the health benefits and the correct way each exercise should be performed. We also highlight common errors and explore different ways to deliver these within your sessions.

The support includes course notes, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

20 & 21 May 2023

 5 places available

 

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

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Six Steps Qigong

The Six Steps Qigong Set is specifically designed to improve well-being as well as taking the body through a gentle detoxification process.

This short set is a useful addition to the 18 Qigong Movement, when time is restricted or attendees are unable to cope with a longer set. Having only 6 movements, it is easy to remember!

The six movements can be practiced individually and do not need to be part of a set

The support includes course notes, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

10 & 11 December 2022

4 places available

14 & 15 December 2024

6 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

      

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Additional Sets for Advanced Session Leaders

 
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8 Pieces of Brocade

For Advanced Session Leaders

8 Pieces of the Brocade, also known as Ba Duan Jin, was created around 1140 AD, during the Song dynasty, by the army general Marshal Yue Fei to keep his soldiers strong and in good shape for harsh, long battles.

Ba Duan Jin has a history of over 800 years and would have been originally passed down by word of mouth, resulting in the variations seen movements today.

 

During this module we will explore the structure, essence and principles behind the movements and explore some of the variations. 

This set is physically demanding and contains complex techniques. The information delivered, practically and theoretically, within this module will complement and enhance what you have already learned in previous Qigong instructor courses and modules, developing your understanding to a deeper level.

To help you to achieve this certification, we offer individual on-line or face to face support sessions between course days, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

Sat 11 & Sun 12 March & Sat 15 & Sun 16 April 2023

2 places available

March & April 2025

6 places available

4 days, 10am to 5pm, £395

£50 non-refundable deposit

 

Lee-Form Qigong Set

For Advanced Session Leaders

 

Anyone who has experienced the flow of a Tai Chi Form will know how beautiful it is to watch as well as to perform. However Tai Chi Forms are complex and require years of dedicated practice.

We, at the Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy, have taken the beautiful flowing movements of the Lee Family Tai Chi Form and combined them with the principles of Qigong to create the Lee-Form Qigong Set.

This 4 day module explores these interesting and enjoyable movements and ways that some of the more complex movements can be adapted to allow more people to enjoy this set.

To help you to achieve this certification, we offer individual on-line or face to face support sessions between course days, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

7 & 8 October + 11 & 12 November 2023

1 place available

5 & 6 October + 9 & 10 November 2024

6 places available

4 Days, 10am to 5pm, £395

£50 non-refundable deposit

 

Seated Shibashi Qigong Set 1

For Advanced Session Leaders

This module explores the necessity to adapt the Shibashi Qigong Set 1 movements to enable attendees, who need to sit for part or all of the session, to receive the maximum benefit of the movements.

This is NOT  a 'Seated Set' for people who choose to sit to relax. It is aimed at people who wish to take responsibility for their own health and integrate the learning onto their daily life.

The correct seated posture is explored along with the constraints and limitations of performing the Shibashi Set 1 while seated. The standing versions of the movements are revisited and the benefits explored. Each movement is then practiced while seated to understand the benefits that are not possible but most importantly, the benefits which are very possible.

This training module also covers the practical aspects such as the integration of this information into sessions.

We offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

4 & 5 March 2023

3 places available

 December 2025

6 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

    

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Shibashi Qigong Set 2

For Advanced Session Leaders

The movements of Shibashi Qigong Set 2 are very different to Set 1. There are different stances which are more complex and challenging.  These Set 2 movements require knowledge of Tai Chi Qigong techniques to enable safe practice while helping to develop the body and legs. 

This 4 day module explores these interesting and enjoyable movements and ways that some of the more complex movements can be adapted to allow more people to enjoy this set.

To help you to achieve this certification, we offer individual on-line or face to face support sessions between course days, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 July & Sat 12 & Sun 13 August 2023

3 places available

Sat 16 & Sun 17 March & Sat 20 & Sun 21 April 2024

5 places available

4 days, 10am to 5pm, £395

£50 non-refundable deposit

THE ART OF STANDING

Ongoing development for Advanced Session Leaders 

This 1-day module explores a 'standing practice' rather than a set of movements.

This standing practice can be used as a session in its own right or combined with other sets

Enjoy and explore the ‘art of standing’

Discussing the physical benefits

Exploring the physical, emotional and energetic reactions

Exploring movement within stillness and stillness within movement

 

Dates currently being arranged

6 places available

1 day, 10am to 5pm, £80

£50 non-refundable deposit

 

Further Training for Advanced Session Leaders
'C' modules, leading to Session Instructor certification 

 

Exploring the Energy Field, Tantien & Chakras

Module C training for Advanced Session Leaders working towards Session Instructor certification

This 2-day module provides a deeper understanding of the human energy field, providing theory along with fun practical exercises

 

Revision of the key elements of Energy Module B

Exploring the energy field layers

Practical exercises to physically sense/feel each energy field layer

Exploring the essence of each layer and its impact on our physical, emotional, mental well-being

Considering the connection with our physical body, the energy field and spirituality

Integrating cultures by exploring the layers of the energy field , the 3 tantien and the chakras

Dates currently being arranged

6 places available

2 days, 10am to 5pm, £160

£50 non-refundable deposit

 

The Philosophy & Application of the 5 Elements

Module C training for Advanced Session Leaders working towards Session Instructor certification

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS  MODULE WILL BE UPLOADED SHORTLY

Dates currently being arranged

6 places available

2 days, 10am to 5pm, £160

£50 non-refundable deposit

 

 Practical Application of Structure & Softness  

Module C training for Advanced Session Leaders working towards Session Instructor Certification

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MODULE WILL BE UPLOADED SHORTLY

Dates currently being arranged

6 places available

2 days, 10am to 5pm, £160

£50 non-refundable deposit

 

 
 

Book & Pay Further Training

To book face to face further training please complete the Booking Form and pay £50 non-refundable deposit.

Use the 'Buy Now' buttons to pay by card or PayPal or pay directly to: Deborah Gannon, 60 11 06, 16126645

The full payment is due 30 days before the module date, which can be paid using the buttons below or direct into the account details above

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CERTIFICATION GUIDE

 

Foundation Session Leader

A Foundation Session Leader is a probationary Session Leader who has successfully completed the 6-day course and is undertaking the required post course training to gain full certification.

The Foundation Session Leader Certificate is valid for 6 months and replaced with a Session Leader certificate which is valid for a further 18 months, once post work is completed.

The Foundation Session Leader certificate will expire after 6 months expires if the post course work is not completed successfully.

Post Course work: Deliver a minimum of 6 Qigong sessions and provide reflections, we give feedback and support after each reflection helping you to develop as a Session Leader.

 

 

Session Leader

A Session Leader has successfully completed the 6-day course and the post course session reflection training.

Certificates are issued for 24 months. Further training is required for recertification.

We offer support to guide each individual Session Leader to the further training that is right for them, please ask.

 

 

 

Advanced Session Leader

An Advanced Session Leader has gained experience in leading Qigong sessions and has undertaken the further training  modules, Qigong module B, Body Alignment Module B and Energy Module B, to enhance their understanding.

 

Session Instructor

A Session Instructor has gained considerable experience in leading Qigong sessions and has successfully completed the, Qigong Module C, by fully incorporating the advanced training into their practice and is able to demonstrate understanding and deliver the full depth and range of the Shibashi Qigong movements.

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WHAT IS A SHIBASHI QIGONG SESSION?

 

The main focus of Qigong sessions, in the way they are delivered by Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy UK Session Leaders,  is relief from stress, relaxation and providing a gentle but effective form of exercise, which may also help to improve well-being, balance and confidence.

All sessions led by our Session Leaders will cover the 18 movements based on the Shibashi Qigong set 1. They will not normally be adapted to suit any particular physical disability but delivered in a way that allows people of all ages and  abilities to move at their own pace and within their own ability. Those attending should be aware that they will not receive any individual or specialist advice or help in respect of any pre-existing physical condition they may have.

Our session leaders will offer general guidelines on posture, the extent of movements, and breathing to the movements but are not able to modify movements to suit the needs of any individual. Having said that, the set is suitable for everyone regardless of physical health provided that the session ' Golden Guidelines' are adhered to.

 

THE GOLDEN GUIDELINES

Do only what is comfortable

 

Do not do anything that hurts or causes pain

 

Stop if there is any pain or discomfort. Rest or sit down at any time and join in again if and when you feel ready

 

Do not worry about getting the moves right. You cannot get Qigong wrong. If there is no pain then it is right, no matter what your arms and legs are doing!

 

Breathe in a way that feels comfortable to you and breathe normally if you can’t match the breath to the movements

 

Relax and enjoy the session