Further Training through the Academy
To renew your certificate each year, you need to attend one Shibashi Qigong Refresher Session or any of the further training modules.
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A guide for instructors and for the general public
Foundation Session Leader
A Foundation Session Leader is a probationary Instructor who has successfully completed the Shibashi Training Academy Qigong Instructor 6-day course and is undertaking the required post course training to gain full certification.
The Foundation Session Leader Certificate is valid for 6 months and replaced with a Session Leader certificiate which is valid for 12 months, once post work is completed.
The Foundation Session Leader certificate will expire after 6 months expires if the post course work is not completed successfully.
Post Course work: Deliver a minimum of 6 Qigong sessions and provide reflections, we give feedback and support after each reflection helping you to develop as a Session Leader.
A Session Leader has successfully completed the Shibashi Training Academy Shibashi Qigong Instructor course and the post course session reflection training.
Certificates are issued for 12 months. Attendance of a minimum of one Shibashi Training Academy training day is required each year.
We offer support to guide each individual Session Leader to the further training that is right for them, please ask.
Advanced Session Leader
An Advanced Session Leader has gained experience in leading Shibashi Qigong sessions and has undertaken the further training modules, Shibashi Qigong module B, Body Alignment Module B and Energy Module B, to enhance their knowledge and understanding.
A Session Instructor has gained considerable experience in leading Shibashi Qigong sessions and has successfully completed the, Shibashi Qigong Module C, by fully incorporating the advanced training into their practice and is able to deliver the full depth and range of the Shibashi Qigong movements.
Shibashi Qigong Module D will provide the training necessary for Session Leaders and Advanced Session Leaders who wish to become Trainers within the Shibashi Training Academy, to deliver the 6-day Qigong Instructor course to others. This is also the first step for those who wish to gain full Teacher Certification.
ABOUT SHIBASHI TRAINING ACADEMY
The main focus of Qigong sessions, in the way they are delivered by Shibashi Training Academy Session Leaders, is relief from stress, relaxation and providing a gentle but effective form of exercise, which may also help to improve well-being, balance and confidence.
All sessions led by our Session Leaders will cover the 19 movements based on the Shibashi Qigong set 1. They will not normally be adapted to suit any particular physical disability but delivered in a way that allows people of all ages and abilities to move ta their own pace and within their nown ability. Those attending should be aware that they will not receive any individual or specialist advice or help in respect of any pre-existing physical condition they may have.
Our session leaders will offer general guidelines on posture, the extent of movements, and breathing to the movements but are not able to modify movements to suit the needs of any individual. Having said that, the set is suitable for everyone regardless of physical health provided that the session ' Golden Guidelines' are adhered to.
THE GOLDEN GUIDELINES
Do only what is comfortable
Do not do anything that hurts or causes pain
Stop if there is any pain or discomfort. Rest or sit down at any time and join in again if and when you feel ready
Do not worry about getting the moves right. You cannot get Qigong wrong. If there is no pain then it is right, no matter what your arms and legs are doing!
Breathe in a way that feels comfortable to you and breathe normally if you can’t match the breath to the movements
Relax and enjoy the session