Chi Kung, or Qigong, broadly defined, means the cultivation of personal energy. There are many forms of Chi Kung, including certain forms of Martial Arts, such as Tai Chi, as well as other external practices for strengthening one's energetic field, enhancing longevity and improving physical health.
Internal Chi Kung practices include meditations and visualizations to cultivate personal energetic health, physical well being and for spiritual development.
Medical applications of Chi Kung seek to improve health and well being by correcting imbalances and blackages in the internal and external energy fields, brought on by physical, emotional and environmental stresses and traumas.
CLINICAL CHI KUNG ENERGY BODY BALANCING AND OPENING........
Clinical Chi Kung is the application of Chi, or life force energy, to unblock and balance energetic pathways that flow through the body, to optimize well-being.
It is an ancient Chinese practice dating back thousands of years, based on the Five Element System and on the anatomy of the energy system of meridians, acupoints and chakras.
The practitioner assists the client in opening and clearing blocked energy in the system, allowing opportunities for increased vitality and emotional balance.
My four level training in Clinical Chi Kung allows me to help others from another perspective, in particular, how the presenting problem may be impacted by imbalances in the energy field.
While I offer Clinical Chi Kung sessions to psychotherapy and non-psychotherapy clients alike, I am especially interested in teaching exercises that Chi Kung clients can do on their own.
Ultimately, clients are more empowered when they can utilize Chi Kung exercises themselves to keep their own system open, flowing and balanced.
Clinical Chi Kung sessions can be done outside the psychotherapy session as a different modality altogether, and as part of a holistic approach to addressing a client's broader personal goals.
Chi Kung is not a replacement for psychotherapy, but an excellent complementary practice, as it can assist in the processing of emotional blockages. Chi Kung exercises, practiced regularly, can also provide clients with tools for feeling more grounded, balanced and relaxed in everyday life.
Chi Kung practices can be beneficial as an adjunct to the psychotherapy process. For clients who are interested in this approach, external forms and internal meditation practices might be taught.