Gate of Life

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

21-23 September 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton,
Coventry

Angela Hicks

Workshop title

Mindfulness and compassion for acupuncturists

Workshop times

Saturday 14.30-16.00

Workshop description

Angela Hicks is currently completing an MSc course in mindfulness and compassion at Coventry University. Research suggests that as little as ten minutes a day spent practising mindfulness/compassion can have profoundly beneficial effects on our brains. Chinese medicine classics state the importance of mindfulness and that our practice benefits from developing calmness, awareness, caring, presence and sensitivity in the treatment room.

Awareness and acceptance are central to mindfulness and compassion. These are learned skills that everyone can develop.

In this session, delegates will develop some mindfulness and compassion skills including how to:

  • effortlessly become centred
  • increase our body awareness in a unique way
  • discover how compassion helps us to pay attention
  • protect our energy during treatment
  • cultivate awareness skills in the treatment room
  • and there’s more...

You will also discover how mindfulness can make our lives more enjoyable, transform our awareness and increase the pleasure of practising acupuncture – even with the most challenging patients.

Speaker biography

Angela is joint principal and co-founder of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), Reading, UK. She has been in practice since 1976. She originally trained in five element acupuncture and subsequently learned TCM and undertook clinical training in China. The CICM curriculum is based on the integration of these two styles of practice. She is also trained in Chinese herbal medicine and is a Focusing teacher. She regularly practices mindfulness meditation and qigong. She is currently studying for an MSc in mindfulness and compassion at Coventry University.

Angela is author of The Principles of Chinese Medicine, 88 Chinese Medicine Secrets and The Acupuncture Handbook and co-author of Healing your Emotions, and the text-book Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture.

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