Workshops
skin brushing
 

The following three classes are regularly scheduled and presented at HEALING ARTS INSTITUTE in Citrus Heights, California (8421 Auburn Blvd. Ste. 160). The first two classes are 12 contact hours usually presented in a two day format.

The Skin Brushing Class is 3 contact hours presented in a one evening session. Limited tuition scholarships are available for the ACUPRESSURE FOR HIV/AIDS class for clinical staff and massage volunteers at AIDS Service Organizations and other interested professionals who provide service to people living with HIV/AIDS.
To inquire about tuition, dates for next classes, scholarships or to enroll in these classes, contact:

HEALING ARTS INSTITUTE
(916) 910-7777
www.healingartsinstitute.com

 


( 12 hours )
Purpose:
To provide an opportunity for deeper learning about the Chakras,
methods to assess their functioning, and chakra based treatment techniques for
clients and self care.
  Objectives:

By completion of the workshop, participants will have:

  1. reinforcement of the basics on the Chakras:
  2. a deeper appreciation of the importance of centering and consciously opening the Energy Body as a healing channel
  3. understanding of the Energy System and relationship of the Energy Body to the physical body
  4. suggestions on integrating Chakra Energy Work with other healing modalities
  5. knowledge and experience with:
    • Acu-Yoga exercises related to each Chakra
    • POWER POINT BALANCE (self care process)
    • three methods of assessing the Chakras to identify energy blocks
    • Chakra Connection: Full body Energy Treatment
    • Drain and Fill Technique
    • POWER POINT BALANCE STRETCH (self care process)
  6. awareness of resources related to Energy Medicine and the Chakras
  7. opened blockages and revitalized their Energy Body

 

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( 12 hours )

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for learning about HIV/AIDS, the common
conditions related to living with HIV/AIDS and Acupressure principles
and techniques useful in optimally treating these conditions.

 
Objectives:

By completion of the workshop, participants will have:

  • increased knowledge about HIV/AIDS
  • understanding of the common conditions related to living with
    HIV/AIDS and side effects of medications
  • understanding of Acupressure’s usefulness in HIV/AIDS
  • hands on practice with an IMMUNE BOOSTING FLOW FOR
    HIV/AIDS and a self-care tool (POSITIVE POINTS) for use
    with clients living with HIV/AIDS
  • awareness of resources related to HIV/AIDS, medical and
    complementary treatment options


 

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Skin Brushing

A 3 hour workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to learn about the functions of the skin, benefits of skin brushing, and guidelines / precautions for implementing the Vital-Chi Skin Brushing self-care protocol (developed by Dr. Bruce Berkowsky).

tom skin brushingGoals: By completion of the workshop, participants will have:

  1. increased knowledge about the functions of the skin and history of skin brushing in indigenous cultures.

    understanding of the benefits of skin brushing.
  2. understanding of guidelines and precautions for implementing a self care skin brushing protocol.
  3. knowledge of and experience with the Vital Chi Skin- Brushing protocol developed by Dr. Bruce Berkowsky.
  4. awareness of resources for further learning about skin brushing.

 

 

 

 

 

I currently offer self development programs / presentations which explore the application of Energy Medicine and Acupressure techniques to a variety of audiences. The workshops and presentations are tailored to meet each group’s needs, are highly experiential, and designed to disseminate self care tools to support optimal healing and well being to participants. The following programs are now available upon request.

 
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a workshop on the fundamentals of energy medicine

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a self development,
experiential opportunity for Massage Therapists, Fitness Professionals, Health Care Providers, and athletes to learn about Energy Medicine principles and techniques for
application to their self care programs and professional work with others.

 

 


By completion of this workshop, participants will have:

  1. a deeper appreciation of centering and experience with a process useful for daily grounding and centering
  2. knowledge of the components of the Energy System and their relationship to the functioning of the physical body
  3. knowledge and experience with three methods of assessing the Energy System to identify energy blocks
  4. familiarity with tools and methods to assist in opening / clearing blocked chakra centers on self and others
  5. experienced a self care process, THE POWER POINT BALANCE, that can be utilized to open, boost and balance energy power and flow
  6. awareness of the potential applications of Energy Medicine concepts, principles and tools in their personal self care program and professional work.
  7. completed a fun learning experience and be flowing forward with increased energy and vitality

 

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a workshop on key Acupressure Points
for typical conditions related to HIV/AIDS

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for people living with HIV/AIDS, and those who care for them, to learn about Acupressure principles and techniques (specific points) useful in managing common conditions related to HIV/AIDS.

 

OBJECTIVES
By completion of the workshop, participants will have:

1. knowledge about the field of Acupressure: Principles, Various modalities, and usefulness as a complementary treatment strategy in managing HIV/AIDS

2. understanding of the common conditions related to HIV/AIDS and side effects of medications

  • Weak immune system
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Problems
  • Neuropathy
  • Depression
  • Muscular Stiffness and Joint Pain

3. familiarity and experience with key Acupressure points useful in managing common HIV/AIDS conditions and a self care tool to use for future self care.

4. awareness of resources for further learning about Acupressure

 


 

 

Tom Sherman

email: chakraman@earthlink.net

Calistoga, California: (707) 942-6467

Oakland, California:  (510) 451-0610