Balancing the 5 Emotions
with Paul Fraser
Montréal May 6-7, 2017
Emotions are, perhaps, the most distinctive feature of human experience. When they are in balance our lives are given a depth and richness that is both sacred and profound. When that balance is disturbed it often gives rise to suffering and disease. Chinese medicine offers a road map for transforming the pathological aspects of our emotions into refined virtues.
This two day class will take a philosophical look at emotional health as seen in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic. The scientific understanding of brain function, chemistry and physiology will also be discussed. Theory will be complimented with the practice of qi gong. Students will learn exercises they can work with at home to address emotions that may be stuck, stored or stagnant and transform them into something more harmonious.
The course is open to all, regardless of previous experience.
Paul Fraser has been coming to teach Medical Qi Gong in Montréal since 2010. He brings with him 30 years of experience as an acupuncturist, qi gong practitioner and teacher. Since overcoming a life threatening illness in 1987 with qi gong and acupuncture, he has practiced a wide variety of styles with dedication.
His teachers include Tom Tam, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming and Master Ou Wen Wei, the creator of the Pangu Shengong. His passion has taken him to mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout North America as both a student and teacher.
His breadth of knowledge and years of clinical practice are combined with this understanding of modern science. As a teacher, he is able to make this information accessible and inspiring to students of all levels. His warmth and generousity of spirit leave a lasting impression.
Date and Time:
Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost: $350 CAD
Early bird discount of $25 if paid in full by March 20, 2017
Full payment and confirmation of your attendance is required by April 15, 2017
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The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine investigated this topic more than five thousand years ago. From its perspective, emotional health is seen as the key component to a healthy body, creativity, harmonious relationships with people, nature, their inevitable changes and, ultimately, the fulfillment of Destiny. Emotions are experienced through the Spirit, fueled and stored through and in our physical organs, amplified through the natural environment, and informed by our levels of consciousness. Attention and care to our organs, mindset and techniques to harmonize them with the flow of nature can help us to maximize the depth of positive emotional experience and transform and free us from those aspects which may hold us back.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
On Saturday, we will discuss the Five Emotions as seen through the lens of Chinese Medicine. We will examine how emotions manifest in health as well as imbalance. Qi gong exercises will include the Eight Section Brocades, White Crane, The Tai Chi Dao Yin and the philosophy and practice of Pangu Shengong.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
On Sunday, we will discuss brain and nervous system function, proper nutrition and habits as they relate to brain health and how the organs act as catalysts for our emotional experiences.
We will deepen our practice and exploration of Qi Gong methods to bring balance and harmony to our emotional lives.