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Understanding and working with the Elements

Date: 6th October 2019 – 3rd November 2019 / 5 week Course Every Sunday

Time: 17:00pm – 20:00pm

Location: UK Shaolin Temple

Requirements : No

Instructor: Martine Niven

Discover yourself and others through the theory of the Five Elements. Throughout this workshop you will discover and learn about all of the elements. You will learn how they make up the very fabric of our universe, including us, and how they influence our very being emotionally, mentally & physically. This course will cover how all of these elements are present within us from birth and how one of them is imbalanced giving us our constitutional imbalance type or CF – Constitutional Factor, having an important effect on our personality, emotions and physical health. You will gain insight into the virtues and vices of each. You will learn how to recognize the signs for each element within someone – by colour, sound, emotion and odour and what steps we can take to balance them. This workshop will help you to see life and its surroundings in a fuller context, lead you to a new and compassionate understanding of yourself and others and to inspire personal understanding, growth and development. 

It is an interactive workshop, with audio and visual presentations. You will be able to partake in physical exercises working in small groups and in partners. You will be given a number of handouts as you progress through the course and on completion be awarded a certificate of participation with the number of CPD hours gained.

Who is this course for?

  • Suitable for all, any person interested in Chinese medicine, self-development and learning.
  • Suitable for all therapist or practicing Acupuncturists can go towards CPD hours.
  • Interested in Chinese Culture and Wellbeing

Key entry requirements

No requirements

What you’ll learn / study

  • To get a clear and deep understanding of the five elements
  • Distinguish between each element’s different associations.
  • How to recognise the elements in yourself and others.
  • To be able to distinguish different colours on the face
  • To become more sensitive and aware of visual signs that highlight a person’s constitutional factor
  • To be able to emotion test for each element
  • To be able to discern between different odours
  • To recognise each elements strengths and weaknesses, their vices and virtues. What emotions and attitudes become more prominent when each element goes out of balance
  • Distinguish the factors that highlight the ways in which they cope
  • To learn about each element’s life lessons and to have clear lifestyle advice to help them balance.
  • Qi Gong exercise related to all elements


Non Member: £140

UK Shaolin Temple Member: £120


Five Element Workshop


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