SHEN uses natural Qi holistically relax tension, relieve pain, & forward your journey towards insight, resolution and re-empowerment
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 Healing for Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Pain 

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

SHEN Therapy Workshops 

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

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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Workshops are open to health professionals and laypersons alike.  

Depending on the workshop, CEUs are available for Acupuncture, Massage Therapists and Nurses. 

SHEN workshops are experiential in nature and are designed to assist you with your own recovery and empowerment. (See Testimonials) The quantity of SHEN therapy received in a short time powerfully facilitates rapid, real, noticeable change and highlights the potency of this work.

The atmosphere of a SHEN workshop is respectful, non-invasive and non-judgmental. You do not have to disclose anything you do not feel comfortable sharing. 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.

In a SHEN workshop, as in a private SHEN session, you will receive hands-on time on the SHEN table assisting you to relax, release and resolve physical pain, anxiety, stress, fear, grief,  impacted self-worth, numbness, digestive issues, unwanted reactive patterns and more, while the re-emergence of empowering emotions such as confidence, joy and well-being are facilitated.

You begin with basic SHEN theory 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.

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.

Prior to taking your first workshop, each participant must have experienced at least two therapeutic sessions from a certified SHEN Therapist or a supervised SHEN Therapy Intern (You will gain a much greater sense of this work if you have received more than two 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 a week long SHEN Therapy Workshop will vary depending on the cost of the venue, and if lodging or meals are included. A reduction of fees if payment in full is received a specified time before a workshop begins is often available. Contact the Workshop Registrar for precise information.

Reviewers are welcome to repeat the workshop, subject to space availability, at a reduced rate.

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

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

SHEN Therapy workshops, teaching the principles and techniques of SHEN Physio-Emotional Release Therapy, have been 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.

Again, contact the Workshop's Registrar to see what CEUs are available for the workshop you are interested in attending.

Completing and repeating an ISTA (International SHEN Therapy Association) approved 7 day SHEN workshop is required for those who wish to apply to the training program leading to professional certification as a SHEN Therapist.

In the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh's invitation above, the following is 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 studies, 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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