The two most commonly asked questions in life are : Who am I? and Why am I here?.
Our focus in this two day course will be using ancient Taoist Five Element theory to identify the Constitutional Type that is the expression of a primary energetic imbalance expressed through the personality. We will look at how our early life experiences create core beliefs which then shape the expression of our personality. Over time and with repeated experience we develop character strategies, the habits which define how we behave and how we see the world. This is the foundation of our “Constitutional Type”.
This class will focus on the elemental needs and the missing experiences that give rise to the constitutional type being expressed, and the pathways back to regain balance in the emotional realm. The course provides you with an opportunity to experience the teachings of this timeless wisdom giving you insight into the unique and ancient medical framework that shows the interconnectedness of our mental, emotional and physical states of being.
This is a good opportunity to explore the emotional and physical symptoms that accompany energy imbalances. The class is designed for the Oriental Medicine student, massage or health practitioner and anyone interested in self-exploration and learning.
For persons who are also taking Samantha’s Healing with Sound Forks level 1 course on May 18-19 an additional discount of $200 is being offered if you enroll for both courses. For people living in Nelson tuition only pricing is available.
This course fulfills requirements for continuing education hours for practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and will add new depth of understanding for anyone interested in working in the helping professions, including counsellors, therapists and massage practitioners.
Samantha Jennings, Dr.TCM, R.Ac.
Samantha has been a practitioner of Oriental Medicine since 1983, having begun her training in Oriental Medicine in 1983, first practicing acupressure, and then graduating from the Canadian College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 1993, where she was fortunate to have trained in Classical Five Element Acupuncture as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including herbal training. Instructors included those from Professor J.R. Worsley’s College of Traditional Acupuncture, Lemington Spa, UK. Since then she has done post-graduate work with such notables as Lonny Jarrett (Massachusetts), Gye Bennett (Australia), and is currently a student of Dr. Jeffrey Yuen (NY). She is currently engaged in the study of plant affinities for the elements & organ systems and the use of essential oils on acupoints.
Samantha is also a graduate of the Academy of Botanical Medicine: California School of Herbal Studies, as well as having completed the two-year professional training in Hakomi: Body-Centered Psychotherapy, with mentorship from Jon Eisman, Senior Hakomi Trainer.
She has taught as a professor at her alma mater, CCAOM, as well as Oshio College of Herbology & Chinese Medicine (Victoria, BC), Christchurch College of Chinese Medicine (Christchurch, New Zealand), and has offered continuing education classes at Pacific Rim College (Victoria), NMAHA (Santa Fe, NM), as well as privately. She developed the Five Element Acupressure program as part of the B.Sc. in Integrated Health Studies at Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM, where she taught both Oriental Medicine and Western Herbology & Pharmacy.
Samantha began studying with Marjorie de Muynck, creator of Ohm Therapeutics™, in 1999 and is an international teacher of Sound Healing in North America & Australasia, representing Lemniscate Music.
Samantha’s specialties are Five Element spiritually-based acupuncture, acupressure and vibrational medicine. The application of Sound Healing is an integral part of her practice, which is now in Vancouver, B.C. She continues to travel the world to study with superlative teachers.
Samantha is a NCCAOM Approved PDA Provider (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine) offering continuing education for acupuncturists and Oriental Bodywork Therapists across Canada, the US, and New Zealand.