Date: 6 June, 2020
Times: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Kingston Quaker Meeting House, Fairfield E, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PT
Tutor: Rosalind Smith (MCSP)
Requirements: Applicants must have completed the Part 1 course
Who is the course for?
This course is designed to be of interest and practical use for those who have attended the introductory Part 1 course.
The course will review the movement principles from the Part 1 course and explore in greater depth the external choreography and internal aspects of the Shibashi Exercises. There will be a large practical element and an opportunity to experience moving in a relaxed and efficient manner. There will be discussion of specific cases and attendees will be invited to share their experiences of implementing the Adapted Tai Chi exercises since attending the first course.
I have been a physiotherapist for over 30 years and practiced Tai Chi since 1998, and have the Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for health teaching certificate. I have taught Tai Chi, both in adult education and privately and also run Tai Chi exercise classes for all ages and physical capabilities, including a day centre class for the elderly learning disabled and the West Cumbria Branch of Parkinson’s UK.
About the Rehabilitation Benefits
This course has been developed after observing the success these exercises have in rehabilitating patients and enables me to extend knowledge and expertise in Tai Chi and show colleagues how these effective and relaxing exercises can be easily and quickly integrated into clinical practice. I have been running these courses across the UK and Ireland since 2008 and feedback from attendees from previous courses have been very positive particularly as they can begin implementing the exercises immediately after the course in the rehabilitation and palliative care of patients. As well my personal experiences with my own groups I have also had many comments from the attendees on the improvements that they have seen in their patients following the use of the exercises. Many have also said how much patients have enjoyed these exercises as a form of relaxation and rehabilitation in addition to traditional exercises.