Accupressure Training

John Kirkwood from the Acupressure Centre  and  Anne Flatman from Sacred Aspect are happy to announce the following training dates for Western Australia

Five Element Acupressure in Perth
2021-2022 Program

Introduction to Five Element Acupressure
Five Element Acupressure Level 1
Five Element Acupressure Level 2
Five Element Acupressure Level 3

I’m pleased to announce the return of the Five Element Acupressure program to Western Australia. Starting off in July, Anne and Sasha will be reprising their one-day Introduction to Five Element Acupressure course that was so well-received last year. Following that in September, Anne and Sasha will be presenting the Level 1 course to which I will be zooming in from Adelaide for some segments including Q&A sessions. Next year I will be teaching the Level 2 course in February and the Level 3 course in the second half of 2022.

Introduction to Five Element Acupressure
In this course you will gain an overview of the Five Element Acupressure model of healing for wellness and self care. Over the day you will learn foundation skills to bring acupressure into your daily life. 

Topics covered:
– Understanding the Five Elements and how they impact physical, psychological and spiritual health Introduction to Qi and the 12 meridians.
– Acupressure points and how to use them for self care in each season
– If you are complete novice or want to learn more about Five Element Acupressure, this course is a useful bridge to studying higher level courses.
Facilitated by Sasha Wray and Anne Flatman – Approved Teachers of The Acupressure Centre More information about 5 Element Acupressure can be found here.

LOCATION: Next Wave Therapy 6/352 South St O’Connor WA
DATE: Sunday July 25th 2021
TIME: 9 am – 5 pm
COST: $150
(Students going on to Level 1 receive a discount of $75 on the Level 1 course)

Registrations & Payment
DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM
Payment to The Acupressure Centre; follow the transfer details on the form. 
Five Element Acupressure Level 1
This four day course is designed to give the student a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Five Element Acupressure. There is no prerequisite for this course and is open to all. Practising bodyworkers will find much to integrate into their current practice, while others will be able immediately to begin practising this modality at the basic level.

The course will be presented by Anne Flatman and Sasha Wray – Approved Teachers of The Acupressure Centre with John Kirkwood zooming in for segments including Q&A sessions.

Content:
– History and philosophy of Chinese Medicine
– Tao, Yin and Yang, Qi, Five Elements
– Twelve Meridians, Central Channel
– Basic and extended head, neck and shoulder release
– Lower back and pelvic release patterns
– 51 acupressure points, locations and uses
– Treatment patterns for specific conditions
– First Aid, Symptomatic and Diagnostic Acupressure
– Finding the predominant Element
– Basic Five Element Diagnosis

LOCATION: Next Wave Therapy 6/352 South St O’Connor WA
DATES: September 25/26 & October 16/17, 2021
TIME: 9 am – 5 pm
COST: $850 or $765 if paid in full by 14th August.
CPEs: ATMS 28, M&MA 20, AMT 20

Registrations & Payment

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Payment to The Acupressure Centre; follow the transfer details on the form.
$100 deposit secures your place in the course.

Five Element Acupressure Level 2
This four day course deepens your understanding and practice of the work. Most significant is the introduction of pulse taking which gives another dimension to diagnosis. Five Element Acupressure 1 is a prerequisite.

The course will be taught by John Kirkwood, founder of The Acupressure Centre and the Five Element Acupressure modality.

Content
– Review of the basic 51 points from Acupressure 1
– Additional neck & shoulder and pelvic release patterns
– More specific study of meridian pathways
– Back Shu and Front Mu points, uses in diagnosis and treatment
– The Eight Extraordinary Vessels and their uses in treatment
– Basic pulse diagnosis and application in treatment
– More complex treatment patterns
– Deeper understanding of Five Element dynamics
– More opportunity for supervised practice of skills learned.

LOCATION: Vivacious Living Centre, 9a/9 Riseley Square, Applecross WA
DATES: February 23, 24, 26, 27, 2022
TIME: 9 am – 5 pm
COST: $895 or $795 if paid in full by 12th January
CPEs: ATMS 28, M&MA 20, AMT 20



Five Element Acupressure Level 3 
This four day course extends the work with more precision in pulse taking, in-depth training in diagnosing Constitutional Element, and use of more categories of points.
– Constitutional Diagnosis: colour, sound, odour and emotion
– Recognising the Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal types
– How to treat at the Constitutional level
– Deeper study of the pulse
– Energy transfers: sedation points; tonification across the Ke cycle
– Connecting points, horary points and their uses
– Entry exit blocks: diagnosis and treatment
– Treating at the level of spirit
– Windows of the Sky points
– Working with emotion in the treatment room

LOCATION: Perth; location to be announced
DATES: Second half of 2022; dates to be announced
TIME: 9 am – 5 pm
COST: $895 or $795 if paid in full six weeks in advance
CPEs: ATMS 28, M&MA 20, AMT 20

Certification Program
The Five Element Acupressure Certification Program is designed for students wishing to take their practice to deeper levels and to have their skills recognised accordingly. This is a 300 hour program which includes all three levels as well as testing and case studies. The program can be entered at any time after completing at least Level 1. All details can be downloaded here.
QUESTIONS?

www.acupressure.com.au
john@acupressure.com.au
0410 779 159