you will become so enthusiastic about these possibilities
for personal and community healing that your activity will
overflow into service. Giving yourself to the service of others
by sharing the self-healing and health enhancement methods
is not complex. At the simplest level you can just share what
you have experienced with other individuals who seem interested.
ancient culture these practices were taught by mothers and
grandmothers to the children. Mentors teach students. Neighbors
exchange family secrets. Even in modern America there are
nonprofessional, community-based health experts. It is natural
for guidance and teaching to be available in a community.
Serving and sharing with others is an innate quality of human
that want to share these health enhancement methods with others,
the desire to do so is all that is required. The dictionary
definition of "to teach" does not set restrictions
on who can impart knoweldge. Neither does the definition of
"mentor" restrict who shall impart wisdom and counsel.
There are natural instructors, and obviously, the health enhancement
methods of qigong are not complex.
healed or recovered individuals feel strongly that it is their
responsibility to repay the "system" for the gift
of recovered health. Typically this repayment takes the form
of teaching others.The teachers
and mentors of self-healing practices are average people.
They do not have to be doctors or educators. They are not
health industry professionals. They are all simply individuals
who become interested in self-healing.
you recognize the opportunity for community improvement. if
you feel called or if you feel compelled, you are the perfect
teacher. Your enthusiasm and your story are your credentials.
Your own experience with the self-healing qigong methods will
enrich your knowledge, and through your personal evolution
in the practice your teaching will improve.
Sample Practice Session Outline
are several handouts that you might find useful to educate
and encourage your students about Qigong and the Medicine
Within. Other articles
are also available on this site.
Brochures and Flyers
are several flyers you can use when advertising your class.
These files are Microsoft Word documents so you can open them
and add in the dates, locations, times and contract information
for your classes
centrally located facility with parking, bus access, and wheelchair
accessibility. Make a simple proposal to use the space for
a weekly gathering of citizens to practice health enhancement.
Ensure that the space is available before and after the session
so that the healing benefits of social interaction are woven
into the design.
organization needs to sponsor this unless those who are responsible
for the space require it. It is better to request that the
space be free as a service to the community or at least quite
inexpensive so that the practice sessions costs little to
support. Class space may be available in:
calendar announcements to local media (daily and weekly
newspapers, radio television). You can get a listing of
these from the telephone book.
flyers on community bulletin boards.
announcements to church newsletters or organizations such
as the American Center Society, American Heart Association,
etc. for inclusion in their newsletters.
e-mails to friends, family, and co-workers, and ask for referrals.
Social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.