Medical Qigong 1: Yi Ren Medical Qigong & Internal Qi Energy Activation (QIGONG - 13YIRE09)

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September 14th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   December 7th, 2013 5:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 284 the 1st weekend; 146 the 2nd weekend; 284 the 3rd weekend; 146 the last weekend
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Practitioner after 9/2 $ 1,395.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after 9/2 $ 1,275.00
BU staff after 9/2 $ 1,125.00
Full time student $ 875.00
Retake $ 395.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, health & wellness practitioners in practitioner-client relationship; general public, full time students, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, acupuncturists, massage therapists and physical & occupational therapists
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Medical Qigong functions to activate, cultivate, balance, harmonize, transform and manage the qi-energy for self-healing, self-care and for healing others. This class will explore how qi-energy can be manipulated for facilitating the internal and external communications at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Anyone can learn it, no matter what age, or way of life. The class is ideal for any health and wellness practitioner to develop a strong energetic transforming body to avoid physical fatigue, energy depletion, and mental and emotional burn-out in their practice. You will achieve a healthier balance in mind, body and spirit – seeking to maintain wellness in your life. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD. Sept 14-15 & Nov 16-17, Sat & Sun - Oct 12 & Dec 7, Sat, 9a.m.-5:30p.m. 42 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs

Keeping one’s personal energy strong and flowing is essential for one’s mental, emotional and physical 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, you will 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.

The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and Qigong practice. In addition to the 45 hours of in-class instruction, you should expect to complete at least 30 hours of Qigong practice outside of class, and approximately 20 hours of reading.

This is the first class of the non-credit Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program open to licensed health care professionals, other health and wellness practitioners in a client-practitioner relationship (i.e. energy workers, yoga instructors), and students in a practitioner program. Licensed health care practitioners who complete the Self-Care Certificate program may continue on to the Medical Qigong Therapist Certificate Program.

Upon completion of this seminar 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

This is the first of three courses in the Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program (complete program description included in the Program Flier PDF). Completion of the Self-Care Certificate is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Medical Qigong Therapist Certificate Program. Additionally, for further background on medical qigong, you may wish to read the article entitled Qi-Cultivation and Dao – Integrating Theory with Experience: Medical Qigong for Healing and Health Care, by Jill Gonet and Guan-Cheng Sun.

Cost Notes: Those who have taken 300 hours or more of qigong practice at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine or at Bastyr University can register at the “retake” rate of $395 for each of Medical Qigong 1, 2 and 3.

Class fee includes a manual and DVD set ($60 value).

Receive a discount, register by Aug 28.

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

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 284 on Sept 14-15; room 146 on Oct 12; room 284 on Nov 1617; room 146 on Dec 7. 

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.

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 available 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 available for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA
ARCB CEs pending approval for reflexologists in WA

Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD, 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 at the university. 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 Manuals I, II, III, IV, V and VI.