The Clinical Training is designed to help students gain a holistic understanding and experience of the techniques taught in Fundamentals, Somato-Emotional Processing, and Global Body Attitude.  In these three core classes many techniques are taught, but because of time limitations students usually are able to practice them only briefly.  The Clinical Class allows students to more fully explore, ask questions, and become truly comfortable in their practice of the skills relating to the larger discipline of Chi Nei Tsang.

The syllabus does not follow a set formula; the content of each class depends on the perspective of the instructor and the specific inquiry of the students in the class.  Thus, as students repeat the class to fulfill their certification requirements, with each new group of colleagues they will continue to gain new insights and deeper understanding of the concepts in the core curriculum.

My clinical class is taught over four 7.5 hour segments.  Each segment begins with guided chi-kung practice, followed by a discussion period in which students bring up questions from their case studies or from previous classes.  Based on the discussion the teacher demonstrates a set of techniques which the students partner with each other to practice.  Students are encouraged to give feedback to one another and to exchange roles to more fully explore the concepts being taught.  The instructor gives guidance both to the group and to individuals one-on-one.  Time is also allowed for session exchanges between students and/or to provide sessions on clinical clients.

Some of the issues likely to be addressed include a fuller understanding of applied chi-kung as it affects the practitioner’s ability to stay balanced within themselves while giving a CNT session, a consideration of self-healing and how it contributes to one’s effectiveness as a practitioner, and an exploration of the concepts of the Five Elements as they relate to practitioner awareness and effectiveness.