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The inner library of 5 emotions

Date(s): 17 June 2022

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates and 2nd and 3rd year students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Regardless of our CFs we all experience all of the emotions within our daily lives. As practitioners, part of our 5-element skills involve our understanding of how emotions are provoked, experienced and manifest differently in each of us and how CFs influence this process.

This is a wonderful opportunity for us as practitioners to witness how each of the five elements emotionally operate within us.  In this experiential workshop we will be exploring the psychological and emotional aspects of each of the elements and how they relate to our patients and to us as practitioners. By re-examining the subtleties of the five emotions we can fine tune and add to our own “ inner library” to develop our practice of this wonderful system of medicine.

Please be aware, you will be required to wear a mask in practical sessions.


Kim Chan is a clinical supervisor and senior lecturer of the college and has been on the faculty since 2003. She previous taught Chinese medicine, Shiatsu and Qi-movement for ten years at the European School of Shiatsu Therapy and Movement as well as independent workshops. While she integrates both 5 elements and TCM in her work, her passion and primary focus is on 5 elements and working with people on this constitutional level.  She has been working in private practice for over 25 years in West London.

Sarah Matheson completed her Lic Ac in five element acupuncture training at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1995. She continued her postgraduate training with JR Worsley, and has been working in private practice over the last 20 years  in London and Brighton. Sarah was a tutor  for ten years at the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA) in London and was also a visiting lecturer at CTA for ten years. She does regular lectures at Academy of Five Elements in Norway and runs post graduate workshops on the 5 Elements.

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