Acupressure for Anyone Workshops & Instructors

Acupressure for Anyone Workshop Descriptions

Attending an Intro to SL Acupressure or the Seva two part class, prior to taking Clinical Acupressure 1 or Process Acupressure 1, will provide an introduction to Soul Lightening Acupressure. These classes are not required prior to taking CA1 or PA1 but if they are offered in your area, please consider attending one of them. Another introduction to Soul Lightening Acupressure would be to have a session with one of our certified practitioners or certification candidates, if there is one in your area. Please visit our list of Practitioners

Introduction to Soul Lightening Acupressure

This workshop is designed to give a broad overview of the scope and practice of Soul Lightening Acupressure. This workshop is ideal for individuals who wish to know more about our program, and/or are interested in learning a gentle and powerful acupressure technique for balancing and harmonizing body, mind, and spirit. Previous bodywork experience is recommended, but not required. In this two-day workshop, you will learn about the healing and transforming power of Soul Lightening Acupressure, enjoy many opportunities to exchange bodywork, practice techniques to use for self-care and with others, and take home skills you can use immediately in your practice.

Two-Day Workshop: Pricing

Continuing Education Information Link

Register on-line, or call Soul Lightening at 978-456-0300

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Seva Stress Release

SEVA Stress Release is offered as two three-hour workshops (Part 1 and Part 2), which may at times be combined as a single six-hour class. These two, three-hour classes comprise the first two modules of the Acupressure for Anyone curriculum and are prerequisites to the remaining workshops. Some teachers also offer a 90 minute version of the Seva Stress Release class.

 

SEVA:  Acupressure for Stress Relief: Part 1 (Seva Self Care)

 (3 hours)

This three hour class teaches an acupressure protocol (The Seva Stress Release) that can be used for self-care, addressing a wide range of needs, including general relaxation and well being or extreme shock and stress. This dynamic and interactive workshop allows the participant to fully experience the Seva Stress release through demonstration and hands-on practice. Workshop participants learn a unique touch method, various effective acupoints and how to use this protocol for self care. In this workshop participants learn about the healing and transforming power of acupressure, practice techniques to use for self-care, and take home skills they can use for the rest of their life.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to:
•    Discuss the importance of self-care
•    Demonstrate touch method used in Soul Lightening Acupressure
•    Locate and access 15 specific acupoints
•    Demonstrate and return demonstration the Seva Stress Release for self-care during lab practicums
•    Describe and practice therapeutic presence and relationship interactions with others

Prerequisites: This is an entry level workshop for professional health-care providers and non-professionals. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Three hour workshop: Pricing

Continuing Education Information Link

Seva_Self-Care_Detailed_Description_for_AOTA CE

Register online,  or call Soul Lightening at 978-456-0300

To find a workshop contact one of our Seva Stress Release instructors

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SEVA Stress Release: Part 2 (For Others)

(3 hours)

This is part two of our introductory training. Our special form of acupressure touch is reviewed, and students learn to give acupressure to others. The Seva Stress Release is demonstrated and practiced in two new ways: seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking modules one and two, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends.

These two modules (or a complete 6 hour Seva Stress Release workshop) comprise the pre-requisite for taking any of the remaining Acupressure for Anyone workshops.

Prerequisite: Seva Stress Release – Self-care: Part One

Three hour workshop: Pricing

Continuing Education Information Link

To find a workshop contact one of our Seva Stress Release instructors

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Remaining Acupressure for Anyone Workshops

Prerequisites: Seva Stress Release: Part One & Part Two

Three hour workshop: Pricing

Continuing Education Information Link

To find a workshop contact one of our Acupressure for Anyone instructors

Great Central Channel Alignment (3 hours)

The Great Central Channel is among the first energetic patterns developed in the body in utero. It travels along the spine to the top of the head, and up the midline on the front of the body to the face. Points along this channel are extremely potent, and have been used for thousands of years for balancing and healing. In Chinese Medicine it is said that human beings are the bridge between heaven and earth. This acupressure formula for the Great Central Channel enhances and strengthens this alignment—bringing balance, comfort and ease to the receiver. At this workshop students give and receive the Great Central Channel Release and learn Chakra Tai Chi, a special movement meditation developed by Aminah Raheem, Ph.D., the founder of Soul Lightening Acupressure.

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Formulas for Balance and Harmony (3 hours)

The most fundamental principles of Chinese Medicine are based in establishing and maintaining balance and harmony throughout the whole being—body, mind, emotions, and spirit. When this is attained we are vibrant and healthy—all our systems are working together well, and we can live life to the fullest. The acupressure formulas introduced in this module are specially created to help us reclaim this sense of well-being. By holding these special point combinations we provide an opportunity for the system to recalibrate itself–allowing for the extremes of life to balance out, and returning us to our natural state of harmony. Using these formulas regularly creates a steady baseline of well-being. Once we know how to attain balance and harmony on a regular basis, it is much easier to address the occasional symptoms and disruptive patterns that arise in daily living. During this workshop you will practice locating points and reading the formulas. You will also give and receive a full acupressure session.

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Head and Neck Formulas (3 hours)

In our culture a high priority is placed on being able to think and respond quickly and clearly—-not just intellectually, but physically, emotionally and spiritually as well. The free flow of energy in the head and neck is crucial for obtaining and maintaining this clarity. In this workshop we introduce three acupressure formulas that will help open the pathways of communication between the head and the rest of the body. Students will learn and practice the Basic Neck Release, the Head Formula, and the Special Headache Release.

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Back, Abdomen & Chest Formulas (3 hours)

It is said that the torso of the body, including the back, abdomen and chest, is where we store the records of our lives. In broad terms, the majority of our physical processes are centered here, but on another level the torso completely reflects the core of who we are. The acupressure formulas learned in this module bring a clearer, stronger flow of energy through the torso. Students learn and practice the Back Formula, The Chest Formula, and the Abdominal Formula.

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Formulas for the Arms & Legs (3 hours)

Every energy pathway that originates in the core of the body flows outward to the arms, legs, hands and feet. This makes the hundreds of acupoints on the extremities very useful for addressing the “whole being.” In this workshop students learn and experience how these acupressure formulas that benefit the arms and legs also support the emotions and provide a sense of well-being and stability. A special Muscle Relaxation Formula is included in this module.

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Cold and Flu Formulas (3 hours)

Learn how to support the body’s natural ability to ward off colds and flu with our Immune/Lymph Booster Formula. This is a wonderful tool for supporting the immune system whether you are just beginning to feel symptoms, or have already come down with something. It is also a wonderful way to address common allergy symptoms. Students will also learn the powerful Sinus/Ear Formula.

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Workshop Schedule

Most of our A4A and Seva Instructors promote their workshops locally so their classes are not listed on our SLI workshop schedule.  So please email the instructor directly to find out about A4A and Seva workshops in their area.  Some teachers will travel outside of their area to teach these workshops.

These teachers usually contribute up to 15% of each student’s A4A or Seva class fee to Soul Lightening International to support the SEVA and Acupressure for Anyone programs.

Practitioners and A4A and SEVA Instructors

Seva Teacher Training is by application only for CA or PA Certified Practitioners or Certification Candidates with their mentors recommendation.

You can download the application below or email Arline Rowden, Director of Certification, at certificationatsoullighteningdotcom  (certificationatsoullighteningdotcom)   and request an application in a Word doc so you can complete it in your computer and then email it to Cathy Miller. Check our listing of classes for Seva Teacher Training.

Seva_Teacher_Training_Application in a PDF doc

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