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

Classical Chinese Medicine and the Dàodéjīng
Psycho-Spiritual Healing Series with Dennis Willmont

Sunday, September 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This course shows how Daoist Psychology in Classical Chinese Medicine is fully integrated with a cosmology that unifies All Things so that One Peaceful World can be achieved, which in ancient China was the goal of all healing practice. 
It teaches how this cosmology developed into the Five Phases and how the Five Phases is able to explain a complete system for codifying the human psycho-emotional condition based on the corresponding Emotion, Spirit, and Virtue of each Phase. 
The result is a dynamic of dozens of different psycho-emotional conditions for each Phase, all linked together in a rationally understandable psycho-physical Polarity that reveals the deeply interconnected relationship between the Body, Mind, and Spirit. 
These psycho-emotional conditions can also be viewed from the perspective of Yin, Yang, and Balance. 
Creating Balance among these conditions restores what the ancient Chinese called the unity of our “True Nature,” which leads to psycho-spiritual Empowerment as a higher aspect of psycho-physical Healing. 
When people are fully Empowered, they will cease to create the imbalances in the world that lead to Suffering on the personal, social, and global level.  This idea is also grounded in one of the greatest Chinese Classics of all time, the Dàodéjīng, which shows us how these Classical Chinese Medicine ideas are grounded in this totally unique and all-embracing worldview.
In addition to providing the basic background for these ideas, this course also teaches a treatment protocol for balancing these psycho-emotional states that can be used with either acupuncture or acupressure. 
Acupuncture is a technique that increases the practitioners mental understanding of a given health problem, while acupressure increases their direct experience of the energetics involved.  Both are essential for mastering the more comprehensive unity of this ancient technique. 
Students will have the opportunity in this course to learn and apply both of these skills on each other so that they will be able to understand the deeper meaning of these topics and apply it clinically to their clients.

Dennis Willmont, Lic.Ac., Author, Acupuncture and Shiatsu Practitioner, Chinese Herbalist, Essential Oils, Macrobiotic and Way of Life Counselor

The Dàodéjīng is a classic Chinese text that has been a source of inspiration for Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, artists, poets and healers alike. 

Author, Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Dennis brings more than 40 years of experience to this subject matter, having practiced Shiatsu, Acupressure, Taijiquan, and Daoist meditation since 1971 and Acupuncture since 1976, graduating from the first class at New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).

A true pioneer, in the 1970’s, Dennis created and taught the first 500-hour program in Shiatsu/Acupressure in North America, before there was the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia* (AOBTA®), for which he is now a Certified Instructor and Honorary Member.

In an attempt to share his vast knowledge with colleagues and interested students, Dennis has written ten books on acupuncture and natural healing, several of which are used as textbooks in educational institutions. Currently Dennis is working on completing volume two of the five volume series on the Dàodéjīng and how it relates to the practice of acupuncture. 

He currently maintains a practice in acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Whole Foods Dietary Practice, and Essential Oils in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Dennis has also studied Yang style Taijiquan with Yang Jwing-ming in Boston where he has earned the rank of assistant instructor as well as Xingyi, and Baguquan with Liang Shouyu. His books are used by acupuncturists, teachers, and acupuncture schools around the world.

End Note: the AOBTA® is launching a fundraising campaign. EMTEC will match any program participant waved discount to contribute to this fundraiser. Inquire for details.