April 22nd, 2012 9:00 AM   through   April 30th, 2012 5:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
Room changes weekly - see course description
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Professional after Sept. 5 $ 1,350.00
Alumni after Sept. 5 $ 1,215.00
Bastyr staff after Sept. 5 $ 900.00
Full time student after Sept. 5 $ 825.00
Retake $ 395.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, acupuncturists, massage therapists, general public, students
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42 CEUs/PDAs Sept. 22-23, Sat & Sun, 9a.m.-5:30p.m. - room 184 Oct. 14, Sun, 9a.m.-5:30p.m. - room 146 Nov. 10-11, Sat & Sun; 9a.m.-5:30p.m. - room 286 Dec. 9, Sun., 9a.m.-5:30p.m. - room 286 This is the first of three courses in the new Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program (program description is listed below). It is open to those who are intending to complete the certificate program, or anyone who is interested in learning qigong for their personal health.

The focus of this class is Yi Ren Medical Qigong philosophy and the natural steps of internal Qi-energy activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation, as well as how they relate to basic Qigong theory and principles. In addition, participants explore methods and techniques for direct, experiential understanding of the functions of Du-Ren energy pathways in managing the activities of the autonomic nervous system. 

Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of internal Qi activation. 
  • Demonstrate the Yi Ren Medical Qigong internal Qi activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation exercises.
  • Explain the Qigong theoretical basis of each exercise.
  • Demonstrate the practices of relaxation of the mind and body, and explain how to maintain an appropriate state of mind for Qigong practice.
  • Practice Yi Ren Medical Qigong self-care and self-healing exercises at home while following the provided DVD and manual.

Guan-Cheng Sun, Ph.D.

Dr. Sun is the core instructor of the program. He is the developer of Yi Ren Medical Qigong and founder of the Institute of Qigong & Integrative Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Sun earned his PhD in molecular genetics from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Japan in 1993.

Dr. Sun is also a Qigong teacher with over 35 years of practice in a program which he began learning at the age of nine from his grand-uncle in China.  Dr. Sun's Yi Ren system of medical Qigong allows a person to develop internal energy right away, so that one’s own internal energy system activation and cultivation promotes the prevention and healing of chronic illnesses. Dr. Sun’s understanding of modern molecular genetics and scientific principles, as well as his experience with internal energy cultivation, allows him to create a unique bridge between cultures. 

One of Dr. Sun’s contributions as a Qigong therapist and instructor is his ability to communicate with individuals at the subtle energy level and to transmit healing energy to others. He has developed specific Qigong healing methods for type 2 diabetes, chronic lower back pain, arthritis, and other common health concerns. 

Dr. Sun is currently engaged in mind-body medicine and energy medicine research at Bastyr University, as well as teaching Qigong academic classes. He is also the author of Yi Ren Medical Qigong - A Guide to a Better-Functioning Body and a Peaceful Mind, and Yi Ren Medical Qigong Manual I, II, III, IV, V and VI.

Cost Notes

Receive a discount, register by September 5th

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
NCBTMB CEs pending approval for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points pending approval for LAc’s
CEUs pending approval for LAc’s licensed in CA

Course Notes

Two required texts are available in the Bastyr bookstore:  Ling Shu - The Spiritual Pivot, by Jing-Nuan Wu (approx.$28); and The Medical I Ching: Oracle of the Healer Within, by Miki Shima (approx.$30).

Also required is the Manual and DVD set: Yi Ren Medical Qigong, by Guan-Cheng Sun & Jill Gonet ($25 payable in check or exact cash to instructor on first day of class).

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 1011  May 5-6, May 12 and June 3; room 55 on May 19 & 20. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Wear comfortable clothing for qigong practice.

 

Medical Qigong Certificate Programs

Those who are able to synchronize their personal energy with the energy of the universe through cultivating Qi, will maintain a healthier body and mind, as well as greater insight, clarity and creativity. With increased internal Qi flow, Qi cultivators naturally experience the functions of the internal organs at a subtle energy level and, over time, come to understand the meaning of the of the signals and sensations that the internal organs experience and communicate.

A unique aspect of Qigong practice is that we can become deeply aware of this connection between the mind and the body, and use the information we receive from the body’s communication network to facilitate our own healing process or that of others. Our medical Qigong program will train health care practitioners, as well as the general public, on how to incorporate Qigong in their lives.

In the view of Yi Ren Medical Qigong, all health care professionals are healers. In a clinical practice health care professionals not only provide professional care for patients, but also provide compassion and an energy exchange. The energy exchange plays an important role in healing and recovery for their patients. On the other hand, this exchange can create excess stress, energy depletion, and emotional and mental burn out for the practitioner. Many health care practitioners may not be aware of the impact energy exchange has in their professional practice. 

Certificate Programs & Courses:

(see a brief description of each program and course descriptions below)

Each 95-hour course includes:

  • In-class instruction: 42 hours/CEUs/PDAs (held on Saturdays & Sundays, 9a.m.-5:30p.m.)
  • Practice of Qigong exercises: 33 hours
  • Reading: 20 hours

Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program (285 hours):

I:   Yi Ren Medical Qigong & Internal Qi-Energy Activation

II:  Cultivation & Development of Internal Organ Energy Pathways

III: Cultivation & Development of the Extraordinary Energy Pathways

Medical Qigong Therapist Certificate Program:

(570 hours, of which 285 hours are to complete the “self-care” certificate)

I - III:   (Self-Care Certificate courses) along with the following three courses:

IV: Qigong Diagnostics

V:  Qigong Therapy for Health Conditions

VI: Qigong Therapy Ethics                                                        

Program & Course Descriptions

MEDICAL QIGONG SELF-CARE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (285 hours)

Participants receive fundamental Qigong and energy medicine training to develop the internal energy matrix and Qi-communication network for maintaining one’s own vitality and health. For health care providers, this training will enhance the quality and efficacy of their existing professional skills, as well as provide protection from energy depletion during their professional work with patients. Open to any health care practitioner, students and general public.

Qigong I: Yi Ren Medical Qigong & Internal Qi-Energy Activation

The focus is on Yi Ren Medical Qigong (YRMQ) philosophy and the natural steps of internal Qi-energy activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation, as well as how they relate to basic Qigong theory and principles. In addition, participants explore methods and techniques for direct, experiential understanding of the functions of Du-Ren energy pathways in managing the activities of the autonomic nervous system. 

Qigong II: Cultivation & Development of Internal Organ Energy Pathways

(Prerequisite: Qigong I)

The focus is on the methods of developing the 12 internal organ energy pathways (acupuncture meridians).  Learn YRMQ practices for cultivating and clearing the internal organ energy pathways, such as the heart and small intestine energy pathway, and the kidney and bladder energy pathway. Explore five-element and meridian theories of Qigong therapy. Gain an experiential understanding of the functions of the internal organs at the subtle energy level, as well as the relationships between emotions and their corresponding internal organs.

Qigong III: Cultivation & Development of the Extraordinary Energy Pathways

(Prerequisites: Qigong I & II)

The focus is on the techniques for developing the extraordinary energy pathways. Learn YRMQ practices for cultivating the extraordinary energy pathways, including practices for the endocrine system and the internal organ interconnected energy pathways. Explore the functions of these extraordinary energy pathways at the subtle energy level. Integrate the experience of these newly activated and energized pathways with the study of the fundamental codes and symbols of the different energy interactions represented in the 64 hexagrams of the The Medical I Ching – Oracle of the Healer Within.

MEDICAL QIGONG THERAPIST CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

(570 hours, of which 285 hours are to complete the “self-care” certificate)

Practitioners who have earned the Medical Qigong Self-Care certificate may opt to complete an additional 285 hours to earn the Medical Qigong Therapist certificate. This advanced study will provide energetic diagnostic techniques and methods to explore and understand the causes or roots of an illness in order to treat the patient not only for health conditions, but also as a whole person. Additionally it offers Qigong therapeutic training to treat the cause and root of an illness to facilitate a more effective and complete healing and recovery for a patient. Open to licensed health care practitioners whose scope of practice includes diagnosis and/or treatment of chronic disease, and students in their third year or higher of a health care practitioner program.

Qigong I – III along with the following three courses:

Qigong IV: Qigong Diagnostics

(Prerequisites: Qigong I – III)

The focus is on the Qi-energy diagnostic methods and techniques for energy healing in the clinic.  Receive numerous diagnostic tools, including Qi-image perception method, and Qi-energy body communication method. Explore what happens in the process of a Qi-energy-information communication between a Qigong therapist and a patient, and practice “reading” these energetic signals.  Discuss issues of Qigong therapist boundaries and self-care.

V: Qigong Therapy for Health Conditions

(Prerequisites: Qigong I – IV)

This is an introduction to the applications of five-element theory in healing specific health conditions, including self-care exercise design and how to treat patients with Qi-energy. Study the natural changes both within the body and the outside environment, and how those changes affect one's health and quality of life.  Explore the energy healing principles and specific YRMQ practices patients can use in self-healing for a variety of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, insomnia, chronic pain, and arthritis. Practice YRMQ techniques for “downloading” and “uploading” healing energy during healing sessions.

VI: Qigong Therapy Ethics

(Prerequisites: Qigong I – V)

The focus is on Qigong healing philosophy and the ethical code for professional Qigong therapists.  The world-view of the Qigong therapist is based upon study of the living and energized body, and thus is not purely mechanistic or anatomical. It participates in a perspective of creation that is fundamentally energetic and spiritual, dynamic and relational.  One’s own healing and the healing of others are seen in the context of consciousness, energy and development of virtues. This course provides methods and tools for conducting Qigong healing sessions, including energy preparation before healing sessions and advanced self-care practice to be used after healing sessions.  Also, explore and experience the healing power of complementary energy resources during healing sessions.

Fees:

You can enroll in each course separately so you “pay as you go”. The only additional cost is the purchase of the manual and DVD set: Yi Ren Medical Qigong, by Guan-Cheng Sun & Jill Gonet (separate manual/DVD set for each of the six courses $25 each course); and texts used in all the classes Ling Shu - The Spiritual Pivot, by Jing-Nuan Wu ($28); and The Medical I Ching: Oracle of the Healer Within, by Miki Shima ($30).

Professionals:                                       $1,125             

General Public & Bastyr Alumni:             $1,015             

Fulltime Student:                                   $   765