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Posted 30 October 2015

Five Element Workshop: Discover your Element

Five Element Workshop Discover Your Element 2015Discover about yourself and others through the theory of the Five Elements. Throughout this workshop you will discover and learn about all of the elements. You will learn how they make up the very fabric of our universe, including ourselves, and how they influence our very being emotionally, mentally & physically. We will cover how all of these elements are present within us from birth and how one of them is imbalanced giving us our constitutional imbalance type or CF - Constitutional Factor, having an important effect on our personality, emotions and physical health. You will gain insight into the virtues and vices of each. How to recognize the signs for each element within someone - Colour, sound, emotion and Odour. And then what steps we can take to balance them. This workshop will help you to see life and its surroundings in a fuller context, lead you to a new and compassionate understanding of yourself and others and to inspire personal understanding, growth and development.

 

Date & Time

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2015 - 10am to 4pm

Cost

Natural Elements Members - £105

Non members - £110

Venue

Kinson Community Centre

Millhams Road

Pelhams Park

Bournemouth

BH10 7LH

 

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WORKSHOPS 2015

Posted 10 January 2015

Please check out the details below for specific information on our workshops this year

2 Day Weekender - Five Element Workshop: Discover your Element

Five Element Workshop Discover Your Element 2015Discover about yourself and others through the theory of the Five Elements. Throughout this workshop you will discover and learn about all of the elements. You will learn how they make up the very fabric of our universe, including ourselves, and how they influence our very being emotionally, mentally & physically. We will cover how all of these elements are present within us from birth and how one of them is imbalanced giving us our constitutional imbalance type or CF - Constitutional Factor, having an important effect on our personality, emotions and physical health. You will gain insight into the virtues and vices of each. How to recognize the signs for each element within someone - Colour, sound, emotion and Odour. And then what steps we can take to balance them. This workshop will help you to see life and its surroundings in a fuller context, lead you to a new and compassionate understanding of yourself and others and to inspire personal understanding, growth and development.

Date & Time

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March 2015 - 10am to 4pm

Cost

Natural Elements Members - £105

Non members - £110

Double Workshop Saver Deal!!!

NE Members - £190 for two workshops if paid and booked in advance with Chinese Health Preservation: Self Massage Workshop.

UK Shaolin Temple Members - £200 for two workshops if paid and booked in advance with Chinese Health Preservation: Self Massage Workshop PLUS 10% will go to UKST Charity.

Venue

TBC

 

2 Day Weekender - Chinese Health Preservation: Self Massage Workshop

Self Massage Workshop 2015Chinese Self-Massage is at least 2500 years old and is used to promote health and longevity. It can also be used to treat diseases and injuries after they have occurred as well as a preventive system too. Chinese self-massage uses the application of finger pressure to individual or collective acupressure points through out the body. It also uses a number of specific manipulations and movements applied to other areas of the body. In this workshop you will learn routines for health preservation, specific treatments for the aged, beauty treatment for face and body, cold prevention / treatment of colds and flu (learn an ancient Wei Ke method for releasing pain from the body / designed by the famous Chinese military general Wei Kei), exercises to tonify the brain / clear headache, and treatment of specific health conditions e.g: gastrula disturbances / IBS / Asthma etc. You will also be able to request any practices for specific conditions.


Date & Time

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April 2015 - 10am to 4pm

Cost

Natural Elements Members - £105

Non members - £110

Double Workshop Saver Deal!!!

NE Members - £190 for two workshops if paid and booked in advance with Chinese Health Preservation: Self Massage Workshop.

UK Shaolin Temple Members - £200 for two workshops if paid and booked in advance with Chinese Health Preservation: Self Massage Workshop PLUS 10% will go to UKST Charity.

Venue

TBC

 

2 Day Weekender - Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage: for practitioners

Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage for Practitioners 2015In depth workshop aimed at holistic body workers and or acupuncturists.

This is a two day practical workshop learning the ancient Chinese Medical Massage Techniques of Tui Na. It is suitable for acupuncturists, massage therapists and or body workers that would like to expand their skill set. It is a great opportunity to highlight areas that can be challenging for a practitioner and look at different conditions. New and inspiring methods that give effective and powerful results. This workshop will cover the following: 

  • A good understanding of the basic Chinese medicine principles. Learn to feel the physiology under the fingertips in terms of Chinese Medicine - ie. excess and deficiency, and be able to apply the various Tui Na techniques to this.
  • Understanding the nature/character of pain and applying Tui Na to this.
  • The ways different types of qi move in the body and which massage techniques support these.
  • Learn and practice in detail the 14 Traditional Tui Na Hand movements.
  • Learn a simple but very effective Tui Na protocol: The Wei Ke method of releasing pain from the body.
  • Observe a brief demonstration of different types of Moxabustion and a brief demonstration of fire cupping.

Date & Time

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June 2015 - 10am to 5pm

Cost

£140 for two days

Venue

TBC

 

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Living World Holistic Festival - October 2013

Posted 3 October 2013

On the 6th of October 2013 we will be having a stall at EOS Events Living World Holistic Festival. The event is to raise funds for the Save Elephant Foundation and will be full of different types of holistic products and practitioners giving taster sessions! We will be sharing information on Acupuncture and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage). There will also be various demonstrations and talks including Tai Chi & Kung Fu from Natural Elements. Why not come along and join us!

Holistic Event Flyer

 

Living World Holistic Festival

Littledown Centre - Main Hall

6th October 2013

10am - 5pm

 

For more information on on EOS Seminars please click here

Tui Na Workshop - November 2012

Posted 1 October 2012

We are doing a 2-day practical workshop in November for practitioners and therapists who would like to learn ancient Chinese Medical Massage techniques. The workshop is run to be informative and very pracical, covering also Fire Cupping, Moxabustion and Chinese Medicine dietary therapy.

Tui Na Workshop image

This is a great opportunity for anybody, even if you have attended a previous workshop as you'll be able to deepen your knowledge and skill set. The workshop is held over two days, 10-11 November 2012 from 10:00 - 17:00 each day at the Zen Zone in Poole.
The cost for attendence is £135.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Martine on 07962 905 979 or email us on enquiries@naturalelementshealth.co.uk.

Wellbeing Evening at Flirt Cafe

Posted 17 June 2012

Natural Elements Wellbing Event PosterNatural Elements are doing a wellbeing event at Flirt Cafe in Bournemouth for a relaxing evening of holistic therapies. We will have 3 practitioners doing treatments all night in a nice ambient atmosphere with food and drink available.

The event is on 9 July 2012 from 5pm. There's a range of treatments on offer, including Indian Head Massage, TuiNa Massage, Reiki and Shiatsu. It is only £10 for 20 minutes and you can show up on the day to enjoy a treatment or book in advance via Flirt.

For more information, see the poster on the right, join the Facebook event, or contact us on 0800 7566422 or email us on enquiries@naturalelementshealth.co.uk.

Tui Na For All Workshop - July 2012

Posted 1 May 2012

UPDATE: new date and venue!

We are doing a 2-day practical workshop in July for anybody who would like to learn about Chinese Medical Massage. This is a great opportunity for anybody, even if you have attended a previous workshop or are a new massage therapist wanting to extend your skill set.

Tui Na For All Workshop Poster

The workshop is run to be informative and very practical, with demonstrations of other Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies like Fire Cupping and Moxabustion. There will also be useful Chinese Medicine dietary therapy.

The workshop is held over two days, 21-22 July 2012 from 10:00 - 16:00 each day at the Zen Zone in Poole.
The cost for attendence is £95.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Martine on 07962 905 979 or email us on enquiries@naturalelementshealth.co.uk.

Winter Newsletter 2011

Posted 3 December 2011

The winter newsletter is now available. To download, please click [here].

Natural Elements Interview on BBC Radio Solent

Posted 3 December 2011

Paul Lockyer, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Qi Gong teacher from Natural Elements, and his students have been interviewed by BBC Radio Solent this week about Tai Chi. Please click [here] to listen to the broadcast on YouTube.

Enjoy!

Refer a Friend!

Posted 23 November 2011

As an existing patient, you can now get 20% off your next treatment by referring a friend.

Get them to fill out the information cards in clinic and bring it to their first consultation, which they will also get for FREE!

This offer lasts until the end of February 2012.

The Acupuncture Handbook by Angie Hicks

Posted 15 October 2011

The Acupuncture Handbook by Angela HicksThere are a number of good books about acupuncture and one that I highly recommend is "The Acupuncture Handbook" by my amazing teacher and supervisor Angie Hicks, this book will give you everything you need to know about acupuncture and what to expect from treatment. Its really worth a read if you are having or considering treatment.

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