Prospectus

Northern School of Shiatsu

FB_IMG_1458296067614Learn Shiatsu

Promoting Health and Wellbeing

New Students

Prospectus

FB_IMG_14602823754302015-2016

www.northernschoolofshiatsu.co.uk

INTRODUCTION

Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy, based on the principle that vital energy flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. Practitioners use thumb and palm pressure, stretching and other techniques to restore the balance of this energy and to promote healing. Treatments can help with variety of conditions ranging from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular sessions help to prevent the build-up of stress in our daily lives. Giving Shiatsu is great for the health, wellbeing and vitality of the practitioner as well as for the people who receive it!
The Northern School of Shiatsu is based in Sheffield, and runs courses that range from introductory days for complete beginners to a three-year professional diploma and beyond.
The school was founded in 1998 by Carol Dean and has an excellent track record of delivering high quality learning. The three-year diploma complies with the nationally recognised curriculum laid down by the Shiatsu Society UK and the school’s highly experienced core teaching staff are registered as teachers with the Shiatsu Society.
Our aim is to provide an engaging and supportive environment that meets individual learning needs. We emphasise the practical application of theory and most teaching is literally hands on in the classroom. We take our teaching seriously but we work within an informal and friendly environment in which students can have fun while they learn and develop their skills.
We give all our students lots of support throughout their course. Class sizes are limited so that our experienced teachers and class assistants can give close personal attention to each and every student.
The school is committed to raising public awareness of Shiatsu’s many benefits and promotes the prevention of illness and good health and wellbeing for everyone.

THE SHIATSU SOCIETY

The Shiatsu Society (UK) was established in 1981 as an umbrella organisation for anyone interested in Shiatsu. It is a non-profit organisation that is now recognised as the professional body for practitioners of Shiatsu in the United Kingdom. The Shiatsu Society works to promote public awareness of Shiatsu in the UK and to support the high standards practiced by its members.
The Shiatsu Society maintains a public register of qualified Shiatsu practitioners who are members of the Shiatsu Society. The diploma course of the Northern School of Shiatsu is ratified by the Shiatsu Society, and students who complete the course can be listed as graduate members in the public register. Graduates may progress to be recognised as an MRSS (Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society UK) by completing a Post Graduate Year or an MRSS exam.
Graduates of our diploma are encouraged to maintain membership of the Shiatsu Society. To find out more please see the Shiatsu Society website: www.shiatsusociety.org

OUR COURSES

The Northern School recognizes that people want to learn Shiatsu for all kinds of different reasons. We have structured our courses so that students can learn to whatever level suits their individual needs. You can take a break after any level of our training and progress to a more advanced level if and when the time is right for you.
Recognising the difficult financial times that we live in the school is happy to accept bookings from students who wish to pay monthly for longer courses. The course fees for student who pay monthly are the same as for those who wish to pay in full at the start of the course.
Here is a brief overview of our course structure:

INTRODUCTORY DAYS

Screenshot_2016-02-02-22-16-41
These one day self contained workshops provide an introduction for anyone who wants to try Shiatsu before committing to a longer course. Introductory days are interesting and fun; you will learn lots of practical skills and some basic Shiatsu treatments that you can practice on family and friends

FOUNDATION COURSE

FB_IMG_1460282370418
The Foundation Course is for students who would like a more in depth introduction to Shiatsu. It comprises six days over three weekends which may be completed as a self contained course or as the first part of the One Year Certificate. It isn’t necessary to have any prior experience of Shiatsu to undertake the Foundation Course.

ONE YEAR CERTIFICATE

FB_IMG_1460282365589
The One Year Certificate is comprised of the three weekends of the Foundation Course plus an additional eight weekends. The one year certificate builds on the skills and experience gained through our Foundation Course by providing a comprehensive introduction to the treatment of each of the classical Chinese meridians used in Traditional Oriental Medicine.

ADVANCED LEVEL (YEAR TWO CERTIFICATE)

FB_IMG_1459165110019
Students who wish to progress further can undertake a further year of study, which comprises of eleven weekends. The Advanced Level course deepens your practice through learning the extended meridian system of Zen Shiatsu developed by Shizuto Masunaga.

 

DIPLOMA IN SHIATSU

144
Successful completion of the third year leads to the award of a Diploma ratified by the Shiatsu Society UK. This is a nationally recognised fully insurable professional qualification. While studying for their third year students working under the guidance and supervision of the Northern School may obtain appropriate insurance to begin offering professional paid for treatments to members of the public.

POSTGRADUATE SUPPORT

The Northern School of Shiatsu organises an ongoing programme of workshops for practitioners to continue their professional development. The School can also offer support to graduates who wish to undertake postgraduate studies to become recognised as an MRSS (Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society UK)
Please see below for detailed information about courses for new students. For further information about advanced courses, the diploma and workshops for continuing professional development please see www.northernschoolofshiatsu.co.uk or contact Carol Dean.

INTRODUCTORY DAYS

This course is full of practical learning that will give you new skills to practice on family and friends. Therapists who already hold a qualification in other treatment modalities may also find this course to be a valuable addition to their continuing professional development. The day includes:-

• A basic routine for facial shiatsu
• Work on the back, shoulders and neck
• Treatment of hands and feet
• The origin and history of shiatsu
• Contraindications to treatment.

This day is an ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to try Shiatsu before committing to a longer course. The fee for this introductory day will be discounted from the fee for a foundation course, one year certificate or diploma if you book within two years.
Duration: One day- 2nd April 2016 10am-5pm
Teachers: Lisa Esmonde (MRSS) Assistant: Shane Spencer
Venue: 105, Arundel Street, Sheffield.
Fee: £40 (places are limited, so please book early!)
The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments are provided during the day but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
We run introductory days throughout the year subject to demand; please contact us to register your interest so that we can keep you informed of upcoming dates.

FOUNDATION COURSE

This course provides a detailed introduction to Shiatsu for first time learners; no previous experience is necessary. By the end of this course you will be able to give friends and family simple and effective Shiatsu treatments.
You can complete the Foundation Course as a self contained course or as the first part of our One Year Certificate. Therapists who already hold a qualification in other treatment modalities may also find this course to be a valuable addition to their continuing professional development.
In this course you will learn:-

• Core skills for giving shiatsu
• Treatment routines for clients in prone, supine, side and sitting positions
• The basic skills of observation and diagnosis using the principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine
• Self care exercises
• Relevant theory to support your practice

FOUNDATION COURSE CURRICULUM

Duration: Six days over three weekends from 10am-5pm both days (one weekend per month) The Foundation Course may be completed as a self contained course or as the first part of the one year certificate)
Teachers: Various Assistant: tbc
Venue: 105, Arundel Street, Sheffield.
Fee: £250 (No deposit required but places are limited so please book early, fees can be paid monthly)
The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments are provided during the day but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

WEEKEND 1
Practical Skills: Core skills (thumbing, palming stretching etc) • Shiatsu treatment in prone position (the back) • Treatment of neck and shoulders in sitting position • Basic treatment records • Self care and preparation – Do-in exercises
Theory: About the Shiatsu Society • Ethics and code of conduct • Contra-indications to treatment • Ki and theory of Yin and Yang • Anatomical terms (positions, planes and sections etc) • Introduction to the skeletal system

WEEKEND 2
Practical Skills: Shiatsu treatment in supine position (the front) • Facial shiatsu • Introduction to observation and diagnosis • Communication and listening skills • Techniques for tonifying and dispersing • Yoga exercise salutation to the sun
Theory: Recap skeletal system • Introducing the main muscles and types of joints

WEEKEND 3
Practical Skills: Shiatsu treatment in side position • Shiatsu treatment for clients sitting in a chair • Practice treatments using at least two treatment positions • Self care and preparation – Makko-ho stretches
Theory: Recap of muscles and joints • Introduction to five-element theory • about the one-year certificate & three-year diploma • Course evaluation

ONE YEAR CERTIFICATE
The one-year certificate builds on the skills and experience gained through our foundation course by providing a comprehensive introduction to the treatment of each of the classical Chinese meridians used in Traditional Oriental Medicine.
As with all our courses the emphasis is on practical skills and teaching theory through hands on experience. In this course you will learn
• The theory of “Five Elements”
• How to treat each of the twelve classical meridians
• The location and use of important points on each meridian
• Observation, diagnosis and how to tailor your treatments to specific client needs
• A range of self care exercises and client care recommendations
• Relevant theory to support your practice
This course is the first stage of study for a diploma in Shiatsu following the curriculum set out by the Shiatsu Society UK.

ONE YEAR CERTIFICATE COURSE CURRICULUM

Duration: The One Year Certificate comprises the three weekends of the Foundation Course plus a further sixteen days over eight weekends, from 10am-5pm both days (one weekend per month)
Teachers: Various Assistant: tbc
Venue: 105, Arundel Street, Sheffield.
Fee: £750 please note that you will need to complete the Foundation Course first; the combined fee for the Foundation Course and One Year Certificate is £1000.
The course will run subject to numbers. Refreshments are provided during the day but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

WEEKENDS 1 – 3 ARE COMPLETED AS THE FOUNDATION COURSE

WEEKEND 4 – METAL
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Lung and Large Intestine meridians and relevant points • Breathing exercises
Theory: Five element theory in more detail • The meridian “clock” • Anatomical structure of the rib cage • Recap anatomy of the hands, arms and shoulders • Zang Fu theory of the Lungs and Large intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

WEEKEND 5- EARTH
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Stomach and Spleen meridians and relevant points • Grounding exercises
Theory: Recap anatomy of the feet, legs and pelvis • Zang Fu theory of the Stomach and Spleen • Self care and recommendations for clients

WEEKEND 6 – FIRE- 1
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Heart and Small Intestine meridians and relevant points • Meditation exercises
Theory: Recap anatomy of the head, neck and upper back • Zang Fu theory of the Heart and Small Intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

WEEKEND 7 – WATER
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Bladder and Kidney meridians and relevant points • Exercises for the spine
Theory: Anatomical Structure of the spine • Recap anatomy of the legs pelvis and back • Zang Fu theory of the Heart and Small Intestine • Self care and recommendations for clients

WEEKEND 8 – FIRE 2
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Triple Heater and Heart Protector meridians and relevant points • Qi Gong and assisted stretching
Theory: Muscles of facial expression • Recap anatomy of arms, shoulders, head and neck • Zang Fu theory of the Triple Heater and Heart Protector • Self care and recommendations for clients

WEEKEND 9 – WOOD
Practical Skills: Treatment of the classical Gall Bladder and Liver meridians and relevant points • Expressive movement (creating shapes/stretches)
Theory: Recap on types of joints and how they move • Zang Fu theory of the Gall Bladder and Liver • Self care and recommendations for clients

WEEKEND 10 – OVERVIEW
Practical Skills: Location of the classical Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel and relevant points. Recap all meridians and practice treatments in different positions •
Theory: Zang Fu theory of the Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel • Recap on all theory.

WEEKEND 11 – ASSESSMENT AND LOOK FORWARD
Practical Skills: Exchange treatments • Practical assessments • Introduction to hara diagnosis
Theory: Introduction to the Zen Shiatsu meridian extensions and the year 2 certificate • Submission of final assignments

YEAR 2 CERTIFICATE AND YEAR 3 DIPLOMA

Both of these years run along the same lines as Year 1 of the certificate. There are 11 weekends per academic year, one weekend a month with a break in August. Both days run from 10am-5pm. Timetable and curriculum are available on request. If you are joining year 2\3 from another school, you must be able to provide a certificate of completion of the necessary years in order to continue your studies with us.

COURSE DETAILS-

COURSE COSTS– Each year of the diploma course costs £1,000. Therefore to complete the diploma
will cost £3,000. This can be paid in monthly instalments across each academic
year.

MODE OF STUDY– Each year consists of 11 weekends. This is formed of one weekend per month
with a break during August. Each weekend runs from 10am-5pm. The course is
therefore a part-time course and can easily be fitted in around existing work or
family commitments.

WHY STUDY WITH THE NORTHERN SCHOOL OF SHIATSU?
 The courses of the Northern School of Shiatsu incorporate the curriculum developed by the Shiatsu Society (UK). Graduates of our diploma have a nationally recognised fully insurable qualification
 We are a well established and experienced school established in 1998
 We have a set syllabus and structure to our courses, which all our teachers follow.
 Our courses are supported by comprehensive high quality handouts, which build into a valuable comprehensive source of future reference.
 We have a highly experienced and enthusiastic team of teachers bringing a variety of skills and a wealth of experience.
 We focus on developing self-awareness and better health for our students. Our courses include exercises designed to increase flexibility and promote general health and wellbeing.
 We offer courses that give you flexibility; you may take a ‘study holiday’ after any level and rejoin at a later date.
 Our courses are excellent value for money compared to other similar schools and colleges.
 We offer flexible payment terms; you can pay monthly for our longer courses without paying any more for your course.
 We provide a friendly and peaceful environment in which to study.

SCHOOL LOCATION

Screenshot_2016-04-10-12-42-20-1
All our courses take place at 105, Arundel Street, S1 2NT Sheffield. Please see our website for a map or contact us for directions.

CONTACT DETAILS
To book one of our courses or to receive further information please contact:
Principal: Carol Dean (MRSST)
3, Six Mile Cottages, Front Street, Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 6BQ
Tel: 0191 236 8250 Mobile: 07891 591 108
Email: carol.dean244@btinternet.com
www.northernschoolofshiatsu.co.uk

Or click to download to view in word

Download prospectus