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Clearing Taster Evening – Free Online Event
September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm BSTFree
It has always been difficult to find a theoretical model that is a good match for Sei-ki or for Shiatsu. Masunaga made this attempt, introducing Kanpo and Chinese medical theory to Shiatsu. But it was an incomplete and unsatisfactory project; he died before he could finish it. To date, no one has offered a comprehensive theoretical model for Sei-ki because it was thought the work spoke for itself. But in fact, we need some theory through which to understand, develop and explain the work.
Clearing, represents a solid alternative to Masunaga’s model and is better suited to the contemporary world than the model we have in the west. It returns, in some respects, to his earlier experiments of using the theories of western psychology. It offers a path through which the practitioner may develop personally, which is essential if we are to stop counter-transference and ‘see’ people’s situations more clearly; it offers a solid training in ethics and how to deal professionally with clients; it offers a coherent alternative to the medical model and a way to talk about our understanding of health, the client’s journey and the body’s relationship to mind and emotions which does not force it into a medical box.
Clearing helps us say what is true for us and show up more authentically in the world. At a time when the Art of Touch, be it Sei-ki or Shiatsu, is increasingly in danger of vanishing, as people are lost in virtual worlds and fears about close contact and intimacy, it is vital to improve our understanding about what we do and be able to talk about our work and its extraordinary power and humanity.
Clearing is real, warm, authentic work that helps us find our voices and consequently clarify our touch and be better prepared to help others – the world really needs us.