The Fertile Soul CEFP

Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals

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Journeying through the Waterways

From the Tao, Great Unity Gives Birth to Water

This retreat will cover the fluid dynamics of our energy centers, and how to incorporate into acupuncture strategies. We will discuss and experience energetic themes carried by the meridians, and how to identify their obstructions. While this may seem like basic material to the seasoned practitioner, honing in on the basics in a new way - even with decades of experience - can bring great potency to your treatments.

As always, our gathering invites a welcome homecoming; a place to reconnect with deeper aspects of ourselves and each other once again. 

We will practice quieting the mind to attend to the wave flow of water, the precursor to all, and the fluid movements of the jing Qi, through active meditative movements.

Teaching modules will focus on the original life themes of the body’s inner landscape, and how to enhance the potency of our core energies.


October 12 - 14 - Chicago, IL

Palmer House Hilton

Room Block registration for group:  CLOSED (contact us immediately for updates)

Fall Retreat 2018 Schedule 

Luo vessels are created to hold the excess, unprocessed aspects of the Blood and Ying Qi which can block our lens of conscious perception. These are the issues where we keep getting stuck in the same old patterns again and again.  Their manifestations can include many gynecological issues, heat in the blood, inability to release the bowels, Bi obstruction, anxiety, depression, mental fixation, rebellious Qi, and many other recalcitrant issues which the primary channels don’t seem to reach.

In this retreat module, practitioners will learn to assess Luo pathology; understand the progression of the development of Longitudinal Luo vessels through the three divisions, and develop treatment strategies for resolving blood pathologies.

A general overview of the retreat process:

Friday 7:00 p.m. 

Introductions and intention setting

Sat 8:00a.m.

Check in

Qi Gong

Psycho-social symptoms for the 1st Unit: Perception/Sensation

Assessment, pulse analysis, treatment strategies & applications

Sat 1:00 p.m.

Qi Gong with body wisdom check in

Psycho-social symptoms for the 2nd Unit: Interaction/Communication Issues

Assessment, pulse analysis, treatment strategies & applications

Sunday 8:00 a.m.

Psycho-social symptoms for the 3rd Unit: Self-Preservation 

Assessment, pulse analysis, treatment strategies & applications 

Sunday 12:00 p.m.

Summary, concluding comments

Concludes at 2pm

CEFP Fall Retreat

October 12 - 14, 2018

Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL

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