In times where we use touch screens and interact with others through screens and texts, what does it mean to touch? This workshop focus on the importance of healing touch, for self-healing and for the healing of others.
This 2 days workshop is an experiencial and embodied practice of touch, exploring trust in a safe healing space. With a background in Shiatsu, Claudia will facilitate gentle healing exercises, energy awareness practices, meditations and self-massage, as well as some pair and group work. We will practice to listen to our own body and to touch another through the gentle power of healing touch.
The workshop will be mainly practical, literally hands-on, offering tools to help us navigate a world in need of balance, connection and harmony. No experience is necessary.
This workshop is an opportunity for care for carers; for respite, relaxation, and awareness. We will build a 'medicine box' of self-practices to help cope with the demands of care while creating space for the caregiver. We will use self-massage, meditation, deep listening and sharing, to help deal with the difficulties, demands and blessings of caring for someone.
The work can be draining and overwhelming, and might cause many health and emotional issues for the caregiver (e.g. depression, sleeping issues, adrenal fatigue, physical pain). This is a space for self-protection, to recharge one's energy and learn practical skills to deal with exhaustion, strong emotions, trauma, isolation, responsibility, boundaries, and how to manage stress, in a supportive and caring space.
This workshop is for caregivers (professional carers and people caring for family / husband, wife, child, mother, father, chronic illness, dementia, etc).
As we received funding to cover costs, this workshop is offered on donation / pay-it-forward to allow continuity and new groups. Only a £5 registration is required. Limited to 10 participants.
I have been develloping Cloud hands Shiatsu for nearly two decades, a very gentle and effective healing system to treat myself and clients. This is the first time I am sharing this practice. The workshop is an introduction to practical Shiatsu, including self-Shiatsu and healing arts for self-care. You will give and receive treatments. The sessions are 3 hours and will include meditation, Qi Gong and Taoist exercises, as a preparation for massage exercises, as well as exercises to make your hands / touch soft like clouds. There will be Shiatsu demonstrations, posture exercises, breathing, healing touch and energy awareness practices.
The workshop will also introduce body maps (to show meridians and pressure points) and some concepts of Eastern philosophy that are key for Shiatsu practice, however due to its complexity, it will focus on practical methods that can be used in our daily lives, with simplicity, to bring more balance and harmony into your life.