Massage Therapy School- Acupressure: Part 2

My experiences at massage therapy school were life changing. The environment was welcoming, my peers were encouraging and open-minded, and the instructors were brought in from throughout the United States because of their knowledge, experience, and passion to share with others. My tendency to take a lot of notes served me well as I extracted copious amounts of valuable information from our conversations that will never be found in textbooks. Interaction and conversation are powerful tools from which we can learn heaps about the given content, the world around us, the world beyond us, and the world within us. I loved every minute of these classes and felt that I was certainly in the right place. The timing could not have been better as it was a time for growth and a time for change. Because I love sharing my knowledge with others, and because I always write a lot of notes, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the powerful quotes from my instructors and peers. These quotes were relevant to our conversations within the classroom setting, but they may also be applied to life in general. As with any quote, these quotes are only as worthwhile and applicable as you make them and may have numerous meanings and applications. Enjoy!

JIN SHIN DO: ACCUPRESSURE (Ellen Rosalind: June 8, 2013 – June 16, 2013)

See Part 1

Day 2:

“Everything changes except for the fact that everything changes.”

“The breath—you don’t have to buy it and you don’t have to roll it.”

“Go back to that fear. Find the fear deep within yourself. Stay there for a moment. Visit that place and experience that fear. Now find your breath. Take a couple deep breaths and your breath regains control of that fear.”

“Dynamic flow is the changing of seasons within our lives from Yin to Yang and from Yang to Yin. We are opening up movement of compassion and feelings through the way of the heart/spirit.”

“The aim of Jin Shin Do is to have increased awareness of whatever is being held back so that it can be integrated into the practice of exploring and releasing the body and psyche so that the stress can be transformed into a positive energy and change of mindset.”

Crystal is the perfect example of the Taoist philosophy. She has goals, but she has changed her perspective and mindset so she can integrate awareness of her body into her journey. She has a gift that allows her to take on whatever challenges come her way while maintaining sense of awareness in body and mind.”

“One perspective of life events is that there are many threads being weaved together into a tapestry. There are cycles in the patterns, so we must be mindful of our reactions to events.”

“Sacred space of healing awareness”

Focus your attention on your client. Use your breath or cue words to have something to entertain the mind besides the monkey.”

“I am enough. With or without it, I am enough.”

Day 3:

“Nature is better than culture.”

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