THE ART OF
the journey's map
This program is designed to help you find wholeness in the middle of the chaos and uncertainty, and is trauma aware. In times of physical isolation and social distancing, it is vital to bring touch and embodied practices into our daily life. The practices are gentle but powerful. Suitable to everyone, in particular those who are sensitive, empaths, introverts, and those in the helping professions such as psychotherapists, healers, massage therapists, caregivers, and those dealing with trauma, anxiety, or struggling with lockdown and are in need of some gentle guidance to find balance and their inner power.
Claudia's practices are inspired in Japanese healing arts (such as shiatsu, reiki, jin shin jyutsu), taoism, zen, trauma healing, deep listening, meditation, soul work, eco-psychology and Nature connection.
Each week has a theme and 5 elements:
(1) One video with exercises that you can follow at your own pace
(2) mindfulness / meditation in action
(3) writing / introspection exercise
(4) practices to apply to your daily life
(5) I-Ching wisdom and inspiration
As a self-paced course you can find your own rhythm within the practices offered.
All videos are pre-recorded. Claudia is a healer, artist and filmmaker and she creates all the videos and course materials herself, including a beautifully designed website to host this special online course.
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soften the body
rise energy levels
FIND YOUR BALANCE
The Art of self healing and care
- module 1: Find your balance - is a 4 weeks online course. You will practice self-care as an art, with creativity. You are invited to listen to your body, mind, soul, and energy, to enable you to face the present and the future from a grounded, centered and self-compassioned space.
in October 2020 we offered this
course online to a group
'I loved it. I will definitely redo all the sessions. They are very profound and deep with many layers. They can be practiced continually. I feel you have prepared this course with much love, gentleness, kindness, compassion and care. It is a treasure. I find it very helpful and inspirational. It is much more than just a four week course.' Katarina
'This course has been a great addition to my current very limited self care. Thank you again Claudia, you have such a gentle, calm and transfixing voice, almost hypnotic that it really helps to relax with the exercises you've shared. Thanks with much appreciation.' Anna
PROGRAM of SESSIONS
- MODULE 1 -
self-care and self-healing take dedication and time
We are happy to offer the foundation level
'Find your balance'
we plan to make more in-depth programs available in 2021
A NOTE FROM CLAUDIA
When I started shiatsu in 2003 I had a busy practice in Lisbon. To cope with many treatments each week I develloped exercises for my own self-care as a practicioner, to keep flexible, without tension or pain in my body and with a balanced energy to give the best treatments. I used a combination of yoga, chi gong, self-shiatsu and movement. This became a group class called 'Integrated therapies for relaxation' as I felt important to share with my clients strategies to cope with stress outside the massage room to empower them to look after themselves in their daily situations and health / life challenges. I also gave these sessions in psychotherapy settings to groups as a preparation for bioenergetics workshops.
All these years I continued to follow my intuition, to develop exercises and learn healing arts, creating a sophisticated in-depth holistic approach to my own mind-body health, which was life saving in very challenging situations, including trauma, a heart operation and burnout.
I am a Shiatsu and Jikiden Reiki practicioner, a filmmaker, artist, writer, and a student of everything! in particular trauma, ecology, eco-psychology, and many different healing Arts, including sound healing with tuning forks / Biofield tuning, Jin Shin Jiytsu and Chi gong. I practice meditation for years, did several silent retreats, both in Buddhist communities and solo.
Before the pandemic I had my little Shiatsu practice 'Cloud hands' in Brighton. From March I had planned in person workshops at Evolution Arts around healing and self-care - 'Healing touch' and 'Care for Carers' - which due to corona were cancelled. With Covid-19 and social distancing, my first impulse was to continue that line of work. I created a self-help page with very short videos and inspiration for people in the beginning of lockdown, to help deal with stress, isolation and the virus. I have also been doing distant treatments of Jikiden Reiki, Energy Clearing and Biofield tuning and joined Reiki-Medic-Care to offer distant Reiki to NHS staff working in hospitals. Since July 2020 I have also been writing a new series of blog posts that I call 'Musings on healing and self-healing' - read here - where I explore and share research and stories of healing.
In the sequence of the global situation, I feel that self-healing and self-care is more important than ever and perhaps the teaching of the virus. This online course is my response to share and offer, in depth ways of support for these uncertain times. One that is flexible, that you can do from home, at your own pace, where we can co-create individual and collective healing.
Combining my experience as a filmmaker, with the healing work, I designed a program with videos and exercises, that is both simple and deep, that includes body, mind, energy, and mindfulness practices that you can apply to directly improve your daily life.
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