Transforming your work with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels: tools for all cycles of life
a four day course covering all 8 Extraordinary Vessels and their application and relevance for shiatsu.
Do you have clients coming to you with issues you don’t feel you are working with as effectively as you could be? Do you feel that there is some quality of connection you are not quite reaching? This may present especially with issues related to their fertility, sexuality, early childhood experiences. Learning to work with all 8 Extraordinary Vessels will fill in these gaps in your work and transform the way you work with all clients. Living up to their name: they truly are Extraordinary! They help us tap into the creative power and potential of our body on a profound level. You will also discover their transformative effect on you personally as well.
They are the basis for the energetic and physical development of our body. They regulate fundamental energies, including our ancestral connections and why we are here. They strengthen our ability to be in the present moment, to live fully the life we have been given as well as to have a healthy relationship with our past. They are especially connected to our reproductive systems and our sexuality and to how we live through major transitions in life including death. Without them, we are missing out on tapping into fundamental aspects of our being. As their name says: they are truly Extraordinary!
Apart from Conception and Governing Vessel, these vessels are not so well known as the 12 channels but are relevant for all clients at all stages of their lives. They regulate fundamental energies, including our ancestral connections and why we are here, to our capacity to be present in each moment and experience the fullness of life as who we are. They are especially connected to our reproductive systems and our sexuality and to how we live through major transitions in life including death. Without them, we are missing out on tapping into fundamental aspects of our being.
We will use the menstrual cycle as a model for learning about how their energies change. It is helpful for men to understand this cycle, not just for their clients, but to understand their own energy flows too. Understanding this cycle, also prepares those students who are interested in following up this course with Suzanne’s maternity modules, to have a good foundation.
You will learn
- What these vessels are, their qualities and functions and how they are important for all clients, women and men
- How to work them both as a group and more specifically Penetrating and Girdle Vessel
- How they act together as a group, as two distinct but interconnected families, and the individual characteristics of each of the Eight.
- How they link with the 12 meridians/channels
- How they link with our earliest time in the womb and why that time is fundamental to access for all clients, not just for maternity clients and their babies
- Some exercises and visualisations to support you and that you can share with your clients
- Ideas of how you can start integrating them into your practice/work
Suzanne has been working with the Extraordinary Vessels since the late 90’s when she felt something was missing in her work with pregnant clients. Over the past 20 years she has been studying them with all clients and more recently has been understanding them through studying embryology. She integrates work with them in all her courses. You can view some of her articles in the blog.
Suzanne's work has had a huge impact on me: my studies completely changed the quality and depth of my treatments, not only with pregnant women but every client and I learnt so much about myself.