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Chinese Medicine's Character Profile Evaluation "CE-40"

  • Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts 317 North Main Street Natick, MA, 01760 United States (map)

An Introduction to the Analysis and Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine's Character Profile Evaluation

Cindy Banker MA, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®, Five Element Shiatsu AOBTA®-C.I.
Guest Lecturer

Saturday, January 28, 2017  10:00-7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2017  10:00-7:30 p.m.

Approved for 15 NCCAOM PDAs

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Course Description: In this weekend seminar participants will learn to use one of Chinese Medicine’s most sophisticated and interesting assessment tools: the Character Assessment-40 (CE-40) written exam.

The CE-40 profile analysis matches Chinese Medicine’s meridian system with each of the eight categories described in the profile. An important principle in Chinese Medicine states that the spirit moves first, the mind follows and finally the Blood.

The purpose of this seminar is to illuminate how this process works as it reveals the way in which our intentions direct Qi, how thoughts and emotions can contribute or detract from physical health, and to more fully understand our creative process.

Named for its emphasis on the Six Division layering of external to internal, Cindy Banker will explain how the CE-40 exam provides a unique and comprehensive integration of all three of Chinese Medicine’s correlation paradigms: The Five Phases; Six Divisions and Eight Principles.

Cindy Banker MA, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®, Five Element Shiatsu AOBTA®-C.I. Cindy has been a nationally recognized teacher and leader in the field of Asian Bodywork Therapy since the 1980’s. Her original training draws from a number of master level practitioners.

Cindy studied this application of the Six Divisions directly from Yves Requena, M.D., who developed the CE-40, when it was first introduced it in the U.S. during the mid 1980’s. 

 Cindy Banker

Cindy Banker

Fascinated with the work she took follow up workshops and remained in contact with Yves Requena. After 30 years of using it in her own clinical practice she has further evolved this already sophisticated view of the psychological and emotional correlations associated with Chinese Medicine’s meridian system. Cindy has taught this work as a component of Five Element Shiatsu both in her own schools and at national AOBTA conventions. 

Over these many years of experience she has enhanced the original applications to refine a more subtle understanding and ability to work with its complexity of pattern differentiation. As a leading educator in the field of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT), Cindy has taught many Six Division Seminars at AOBTA schools and conventions. As a result the Six Divisions model is not only considered an integral part of Five Element Shiatsu but a useful assessment tool for all Asian Bodywork Therapists and practitioners of Chinese Medicine.

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Dr. Yves Requena is now Europe's leading authority on Qi Gong. In the spirit of good teachers who inspire lifelong learning, Dr. Yves Requena fondly refers to Cindy as his first Qi Gong teacher, a gift that was given by Cindy in gratitude for his introduction to and teaching of the CE40 system. An acupuncturist and physiotherapist, Dr. Yves Requena is the director of the European Institute of Chi Kung in France.

Suggested Reading:

Terrains and Pathology In Acupuncture
by Yves Requena, M.D., Paradigm publications.

Character and Health: The Relationship of Acupuncture and Psychology
By Yves Requena, Paradigm publications.

Bodymind Energetics: Toward a Dynamic Model of Health,
By Mark Seem, Ph.D with Joan Kaplan, forward by Ted Kaptchuk

We have an exciting announcement in response to the inquiries to attend from around the globe! We will offer the program to anyone who wants to participate though "Zoom Conferencing." Participants still qualify for NCCAOM PDAs.

Please send inquiries to Lauren Paap:

$425 Professionals
$385 AOBTA Members: Code "AOBTA"
$340 Recent Graduates (less than 1 year): Code "Graduate"
$320 Students: Code "Student"

Want to participate, but the price is out of your range? We have volunteer opportunities to help defray the cost of attending. $20 reduction per hour volunteered. Event volunteers typically volunteer 8 hours which brings down the cost by $200.

Can't come in person or want to bring down the cost even more? Let's talk! We enjoy making our programs accessible to passionate learners!