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Chi Aura Integration - Level I


Chi-Aura Integration is a complementary alternative healing method using the vital life force. Chi-Aura is a set of skills used to read the health of the body and facilitate healing and balance. This method can be used by individuals for self-healing or by the practitioner in relationship with their patients. By learning how to relax into a state of mind that is able to "read" the energy field of the body and to work hands-on with the out -of-balance conditions which lead to illness, the nurse to patient relationship can be greatly enhanced by incorporating these skills.

This 2-day workshop will teach techniques that will elicit the relaxation response and help develop the "Awakened Mind State". You will learn to perform the specific Chi-Aura Integration hand positions learning specific acupoints, energy centers and parts of the body to release muscle tension and induce the relaxation response to promote healing. Chi-Aura Integration is relevant to nursing because it develops the nurse's ability to improve their effectiveness in treating clients.

This course is approved for 18 CEU's for Nurses, 14 CEU's for massage therapists, and 15 CEH's for acupuncturists. A free downloadable manual is available to registered students before class.

Sat. & Sun., May 2 & 3
9 am - 5:30 pm
Room 406

Register by Feb. 23: $145
Register after Feb. 23: $158
includes manual

Click here for Chi Aura Intergration Student Information


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Timothy Dunphy has taught Chi-Aura Integration for over 22 years in the US and Europe, enhancing participant's personal growth and their therapeutic relationship to others.


Touch and Cancer Care: Safe and Easy Massage Techniques

Participants are encouraged to bring the person with cancer in their lives that will be receiving the massage.

Designed for caregivers, health aides, friends and family of people living with cancer, this workshop will include safety precautions, proper hand hygiene, and time for guided practice sessions. Massage is a safe and effective way of alleviating pain, nausea and anxiety, as well as many other side effects of cancer treatment. In this workshop, gentle massage techniques for the hands, neck and shoulders will be taught by an experienced oncology massage therapist and a former Dana Farber Cancer Institute hand massage volunteer. This protocol is safe to practice during all stages of the cancer journey, including while the cancer patient is receiving chemotherapy infusions in the hospital or at home. Learn to provide healing touch for a patient or loved one with cancer without worrying that you are doing something wrong. Simple touch protocol is adapted from the Society for Oncology Massage and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Participants will be asked to bring a bath towel and pillow for bolstering. Oils and other related materials will be provided, including a handout reviewing the techniques covered in the workshop.

Sat., March 28
10 am - 12 Noon
Room: Horticulture 5010

Register by Feb. 23: $30
Register after Feb. 23: $35


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Dorothy Bowers Wu is a research assistant at PAMF Research Institute, and Hands on Care volunteer at Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. She is a current premedical student at Cabrillo College and UC Berkeley Extension, and a graduate UC Davis Department of Surgery’s Premedical Surgical Internship Program.

Sarah Diaz-Bastin is a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Swedish, deep tissue, and oncology massage. She received a Masters of Medical Qigong from the International Institute of Medical Qigong and teaches classes and supports patients with serious illness within an integrative healthcare framework.


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Estate & End of Life Planning for Families

In this series of classes, family members will get help with navigating the fiduciary, legal, health care and communication challenges that families face. What is a trustee and why do you need one? Are you choosing a trustee? Will you be a trustee? Want the best for your family? Not sure where to start?

Join us to learn how to avoid common pitfalls and set the stage for success. Prepare yourself with a basic understanding of how communication, the law, finance, healthcare and other services can support your family needs.

Learn how to create the dream team for Mom and Dad’s care and then continue as a healthy family group through estate distribution. (This doesn’t happen by accident)

Follow this link for class dates and full descriptions: Estate & End of Life Planning for Families


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