SHEN uses natural Qi holistically relax tension, relieve pain, & forward your journey towards insight, resolution and re-empowerment
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Co-Creative Healing for Emotions, Pain & Trauma 

SHEN Therapy uses Qi to relax tension, relieve pain 
and holistically forward a Hero's journey
 to recovery and re-empowerment.

SHEN Therapy Workshops 

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What is the goal of a SHEN Workshop?

The goal of a SHEN workshop is primarily Personal Growth. 

Secondarily, it's one of the requirements if you wish to train as a SHEN Therapy practitioner.

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Essentially, SHEN Therapy workshops are for those wishing to accelerate their own inner work, and/or learn more about the science and art of giving SHEN Therapy.

Workshops are open to health professionals and laypersons alike.  Continuing education credits ("CEUs") are available for Massage Therapists and Nurses. 

In the workshop, we begin with basic SHEN theory, principles and techniques,  and a simple SHEN protocol which relaxes tight muscles, relieves stress, and dissolves jet lag.  You continue to expand your personal growth and your knowledge of SHEN techniques as you receive and participate in giving SHEN sessions throughout the workshop under the guidance of an experienced SHEN Therapy Instructor.

The SHEN workshop is experiential in nature and designed to assist you with your own inner work.  The quantity of SHEN therapy received in a short time powerfully facilitates rapid, noticeable, real change and highlights the potency of this work.

In a SHEN workshop, as in a private SHEN session, you receive hands-on time on the SHEN table assisting you to relax, release and resolve chronic pain, stress, tension, fear, low self-worth, numbness, grief, anger, and unwanted reactive patterns, while facilitating the emergence of empowering emotions such as confidence, joy and well-being.

You will discover that SHEN theory deepens and clarifies Eastern concepts of chakras and Chinese Wei Qi.  You will also learn ways to enhance and use the natural healing abilities everyone carries in their hands.

The atmosphere of the workshop is respectful, non-invasive and non-judgmental. You do not have to disclose anything you do not feel comfortable sharing. Anything you do share is held confidential.  You do not need to have special abilities of any sort, or subscribe to any specific spiritual or metaphysical belief system to be successful in a SHEN workshop.  A willingness to expand your knowledge and to experience your own emotional growth is all that is necessary.

Prior to taking your first workshop, each participant must have experienced at least two therapeutic session from a certified SHEN Therapist or a supervised SHEN Therapy Intern (You will gain a much greater sense of this work if you have receive three or more sessions).

Benefits to Health Professionals

Health Professionals will find that referring clients to a SHEN workshop will complement and advance their therapeutic efforts. (I am also available to work privately with clients who are not ready for a group setting).

An increasing number of professionals take this workshop themselves to learn SHEN techniques and integrate them into their primary practice. Professionals soon discover that SHEN not only compliments and augments their diagnostic and treatment skills, a SHEN workshop also provides new insights for themselves and a furthering of their own personal inner work: 

“I came [to the SHEN Workshop] with a little heart, the size of a robin's heart, constricted by the scars of my childhood. I leave here with a heart big and strong, the size of an elephant's heart, beating boldly, and filling me with gratitude!  To sum it up, I AM different!  I feel more confident, whole...”  --K.B., psychologist

If you are a Health Care Professional and decide to take the SHEN workshop yourself, being able to work directly with emotions inside the body will be of immense benefit to your clients.

If you are a Psychologist or Counselor, you will find that SHEN techniques accelerate your clients through impasse or crisis, help them get in touch with their emotions, and swiftly change Post-Traumatic Stress disorders to “PAST Traumatic Stress.”

If you are a Nurse, Caregiver or Hospice worker, SHEN's non-invasive, gentle hands-on techniques can quickly relax and help both adults and children who are in fear and suffering with emotionally impacted physical conditions. 

If you are a Massage Therapist or Bodyworker, you will gain a whole new understanding about emotions, and emotion impacted conditions. You will learn new ways to relax impacted, contracted muscles that are easy on your hands, wrists and shoulders. In addition, you will be able to work much, much less hard, and see more (visibly more) beneficial changes in your clients!

Logistics & Workshop Fees

The U.S. fee for the full 7-Day Intensive Emotional Empowerment Workshop will vary in price from $1200 to $950, depending on price of the venue. Further reduction if payment in full is received a specified time before a workshop begins is available.

Reviewers are welcome to repeat the workshop, subject to space availability, at a reduced rate of $800/ or $400 per 4 day section.

The number of participants in each workshop is limited so that attention to each individual may be provided.

Continuing Education Units

SHEN Therapy workshops, teaching the principles and techniques of SHEN Physio-Emotional Release Therapy, are approved for CEUs as follows:

*Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8484, for 30 contact hours per section.

*Accepted as Continuing Education by the American Massage Therapy Association.

Completing and repeating 7 day SHEN workshop is a requirement for those who wish to apply to the training program leading to professional certification as a SHEN Therapist by ISTA, the International SHEN Therapy Association.

In the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh's invitation above, the following for those who are interested in becoming SHEN therapists:

Becoming Certified in SHEN Therapy

An approximately two year, 680+ hour, Supervised Internship Program leads to Certification as a professional SHEN Therapist. The Internship Program includes intensive classroom training in the art of SHEN; clinical skills, mentor supervised practice, and deep personal growth through SHEN. 

Applicants to the professional training program must have taken a 7 day SHEN Workshop twice and belong to the International SHEN Therapy Association. 

Click here for further information on the SHEN Therapy Certification Program. 

All workshops mentioned on this site are sanctioned and approved by the International SHEN Therapy Association (ISTA). 

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