Course Description - Medical Qigong Practitioner Diploma in Staffordshire starts September 2014.
The way in which Qi (universal energy) manifests can mostly be identified in the five seasons of Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn and Winter. The energy expands and uplifts to later contract and ground. This is a cycle that not only manifests in nature (Macrocosm) but also in everything living (Microcosm). The way in which people can remain healthy is by living in accord with what is natural, for example, allowing more time to rest in Winter (when everything is still and contracted) and more time for activity in Summer (when Qi is at its maximum). But, how often do we feel 'out of sink?' Possibly on a daily basis and before we know it we suffer with some kind of dis-ease whether on an emotional, mental or physical level. Medical Qigong Therapy can help you to re-align with nature as it is both a preventative and self-healing system incorporating breathing, visualisation and physical exercises to balance Qi. Considered the most ancient branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Medical Qigong Therapy is practised in many hospitals in China. As Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioners you will be diagnosing and prescribing treatment plans (Dao Yins) to patients.
MEDICAL QIGONG THERAPY CERTIFICATE
The Medical Qigong Therapy Course is held at Mandarin College in the middle of Newcastle under Lyme, central to Birmingham and Manchester. It is an eco friendly centre promoting a healthy, spiritual environment.
What inspired the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate Course?
Historically, Grand Masters of Medical Qigong Therapy handed down their knowledge and ancient skills to exceptional students. As such no formal qualification exists – even today! Nowadays the system is abused as some T’ai Chi teachers start teaching Qigong after only a few months of training. Medical Qigong Therapy is NOT T’ai Chi and is NOT the type of generalised Qigong experienced in a T’ai Chi class. Medical Qigong Therapy is recognised as a Science. It is one of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a valid complementary health system, rich in Daoist philosophy; it is creative and gives the learner the opportunity to take control of their own life – reflect and transform if that is what is necessary. Like any complementary health training, this course will be fun but intense. It is by no means a quick fix!
How do I know whether I am right for the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate?
You might be a health professional such as an Acupuncturist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Care & Health employee, a specialist nurse working in an M.S. or Parkinson's department in a hospital, or complementary therapist. Equally, if you want change in your life – have time to reflect and find a new direction then the course is right for you as long as you are willing to take ownership of that change. The course is not personal therapy – it is a learning environment with clear learning outcomes. The Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate acts as a credible course whilst forming the basis of the Medical Qigong Therapy Diploma. Basically, if you do not believe in energy this is not the course for you as you will ultimately learn how to channel energy to heal yourself.
How is the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate structured?
The Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate Course consists of 6 weekends throughout the year; one weekend per month. Learning consists of discussion, observation, conventional teaching, debate about the ancient Chinese proverbs and a quiz to identify whether outcomes are being met. In addition, you are set two short 500 word assignments, and a reflective/season’s diary which forms part of your Summative assessment. A 90% attendance rate is required to successfully pass the course.
What do I get when I complete the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate Course?
A ‘Mandarin Scholar’ Certificate issued by Mandarin College, accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) clearly identifying that all of the learning objectives have been met. This is not a general certificate of attendance.
Will I be able to teach or practice after the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate?
No! The Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate Course is the first component of the Practitioner Diploma. Those students who want to teach will need a Teaching Qualification, a degree in TCM and the Medical Qigong Therapy Diploma. Upon completion of the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate you will be equipped with the knowledge and performance to manage your own health in these stressful times.
Duration: 6 weekends. Cost: £960.00. Progression route: Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Diploma.
MEDICAL QIGONG THERAPY PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA
The Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Diploma is held at Mandarin College in the middle of Newcastle under Lyme. It is an eco friendly centre promoting a healthy environment.
Are there entry requirements for the Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Diploma?
Yes as we need to ensure that all students leave the course with all the knowledge required to competently treat a patient. In order to complete the Medical Qigong Therapy Diploma you will need to have completed the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate successfully. You will also need a Diploma (minimum requirement) in Anatomy & Physiology (can be done by distance learning route.) If you don’t have your A&P before the course, you can work towards it after your course. However you will not be awarded the Diploma until all requirements have been met.
How do I know whether I am the right person for the Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Diploma Course?
You will have hopefully improved your own health and wellbeing from the knowledge you have gained on the Medical Qigong Therapy Certificate. You will have a desire to share a very credible health system with others, either with the objective of preventing imbalance or improving certain medical conditions. You might be a health professional already and you want to introduce Medical Qigong Therapy to a Health service, a Physiotherapy department, Occupational Therapy department, a specialist service within the NHS or you might be a private therapist/acupuncturist wanting to extend your existing services as a new business opportunity. You might want to open a completely new business offering Medical Qigong Therapy in Private Practice.
How is the Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Diploma Course structured?
The Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Diploma Course consists of 4 weekends throughout the year; one weekend per month. Learning consists of more practical application; observation; how to deliver a treatment plan; how to deliver a Dao Yin; (prescriptive exercise) how to set objectives for your patients; how to measure outcomes; how to establish contra-indications to Medical Qigong Therapy; how to set up in the business of Medical Qigong Therapy and how to manage a therapy room scenario and cleansing. A 90% attendance rate will be required to successfully complete the course.
What do I get when I complete the Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Course?
You will be awarded a ‘Mandarin Scholar’ Practitioner Diploma, accredited by the Complementary Medical Association. This qualification will enable you to set up as a Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner. Upon successful completion of the course you will be entitled to apply for insurance with Towergate Insurance.
What are the progression routes after I finish the Medical Qigong Therapy Practitioner Diploma?
The Mandarin College Medical Qigong Therapy Diploma is marketed as a National scheme. The progression routes with Mandarin College are: similar courses such as the Feng Shui/Working Wellness Course; Medical Qigong Therapy CPD short courses such as Medical Qigong Therapy for cardiology; Medical Qigong Therapy for M.S. and Parkinson’s Disease. You do not have to stay with Mandarin College. Past students have progressed to Degree Courses in Acupuncture and TCM at various universities, set up in private practice in the UK and overseas and secured employment within the health service.
Duration: 4 weekends. Cost: £640.00.
Why Choose Mandarin College?
We are a SMALL but high-spirited team. We have a SMALL but enchanted building. However, BIG lineage - Grandmaster Jerry Johnson from the International Institute of Medical Qigong and Dr Bernard Shannon from the International College of Medical Qigong in California. There are currently four UK trained Medical Qigong Practitioners from the Grandmaster Jerry Johnson lineage. Plenty of scope for more! To ensure quality training we only accept a maximum of 5 students per course. Quality not quantity is important to us. We have been teaching this course successfully for over five years, so no start up problems. When the sun shines we do all practical work either in the park or in our Chinese courtyard filled with orange ribbons to mark our students' achievements. All practitioners are Daoists, Tibetan Buddhists and qualified TCM practitioners. Add to that musical chants, prayer flags and Japanese incense greeting you upon entering our special abode.
DATES FOR 2014
Next MEDICAL QIGONG PRACTITIONER COURSE starts September 2014.
Please feel free to call us if you need further information. Thank you for taking the time to read this website and thank you for considering our Medical Qigong Therapy course. Telephone: 07952343658 or 07858101302.