Archetypes of the Five Elements (TCM - 13ARCH10)

  Please register at the door - room 1011.
October 11th, 2013 4:00 PM   through   October 13th, 2013 6:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 9/18 $ 375.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after 9/18 $ 335.00
BU Faculty after 9/18 $ 295.00
Full time student $ 95.00
General public after 9/18 $ 375.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, health care professionals, full time students, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists
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Core beliefs shape the expression of our personality. The two most commonly asked questions in life are: “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” Our focus in this three-day course will be using ancient Daoist Five Element theory to identify the “constitutional type” that is the expression of a primary energetic imbalance expressed through the personality. We will look at how our early life experiences create core beliefs which then shape the expression of our personality. Over time and with repeated experience we develop character strategies, the habits which define how we behave and how we see the world. This is the foundation of our constitutional type. Instructor: Samantha Jennings, Dr. TCM, RAc. Oct 11-13: Fri, 4-8p.m. - Sat & Sun, 9a.m.-6p.m. 18.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs

We will focus on the elemental needs and the missing experiences that give rise to the constitutional type being expressed, and the pathways back to regain balance in the emotional realm. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to experience the teachings of this timeless wisdom and give you insight into the unique and ancient medical framework that shows the interconnectedness of your mental, emotional and physical states of being. You will learn acupressure techniques for acupoints and essential oils that will support balancing your energetic expression and explore the emotional and physical symptoms that accompany energy imbalances.

This course will add new depth of understanding for anyone in the health professions, including acupuncturists, doctors, nurses, counselors, therapists, massage practitioners.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Identify core beliefs that influence your perspective of self and the world
  • Identify the etiology underlying the development of the personality
  • Describe the model “Re-Creation of the Self” as the foundation of how imbalance occurs
  • Identify the emotional associations and expressions of the constitutional types
  • Use techniques to bring balance using acupoints and essential oils
  • Experience and use Qi Gong movements for balancing the elements 

Cost Note: Receive a discount, register by 9/18.

Course Notes: Wear comfortable clothing for qigong exercises.

Meals: Fri, bring a snack and a drink (dining commons closes at 4p.m.).
Sat/Sun, One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #55. 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.

Optional Text: A Practical Guide to Acu-Points, by Chris Garmey, may be available in the Bastyr bookstore. Call ahead for availability, 425-602-3026.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs approved 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 approved for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA

Samantha Jennings, Dr.TCM, R.Ac. is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist. She is trained in both Classical Five Element Acupuncture and Eight Principles, as well as Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy.  She is in her 30th year of practice, integrating acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, essential oils and sound healing.