This 1-day course is one of our 'Guest' courses, written and presented by Anne Parry. Hopi Ear-candling is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. These ear-candles induce a gentle heat upon the head and ears that soothes, relieves and relaxes.
Hopi ear-candles are named after a Native American tribe. The Hopi nation is renowned for an extensive knowledge of healing and spiritual lifestyle and ear-candles have been used by their healers since ancient times.
Candles are still made on the basis of the traditional formula. Ear-candles are now used throughout North America and Asia and, although the current treatment has come to us from the Hopi nation, the use of ear-candles to treat ear-problems has been known for centuries, having been used by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who, it is believed, used them for cleansing, purifying and healing.
The Hopi candle is not a candle as such, but a hollow tube made out of cotton, stiffened by bees wax and herb oils - chamomile, sage and St. John's wort, the healing properties of which are well known. The candles operate on the principle of convection, creating a change of pressure within the ears and sinuses that can help to relieve congestion.
N.B: the practical session is assessed and there will also be a short written test for students' to demonstrate their competence.
For practising bodywork therapists though Anne does accept non-therapists on a case by case basis - enquire for details.
Topics addressed during the course:
* History of the ear-candle
* Theory of the ear-candle including conditions it may be useful for
* Safety & contra-indications
* Practical demonstration & opportunity to give and receive a complete treatment (including face-massage)
Comments from Students include:
"Was relaxed and informative on general ides on how to become an effective and profitable therapist - very down to earth. It was a pleasure to make simple, highly effective masks and massage mediums."
"Anne is fantastically inspiring! She obviously enjoys teaching and it is a pleasure to learn with her - thank you. A great deal of content delivery superbly. I did not have any 'brain fag' or sense of overload. The course notes are very well put together".
"The Tutor is pleasant, lively and always encouraging and jolly in a down to earn manner. Most approachable all through the day. Everything was to hand in a nicely presented folder".
"Taught in such a way that each part sunk in bit by bit so that it all came together at the end".
"Very well explained and practical is very well done".
"Easy to understand, clear" .
"Anne is very knowledgeable and is able to explain things in a variety of ways to make it easily understood".
"So interesting. Delighted the myth has been broken! Really looking forward to putting into practise. Course notes perfect".
"Demonstrations very comprehensive".
"Good, easy to follow. Good balance between theory and practical"
Students must be practising therapists and have an A & P certificate.
Studies normally commence at 10 a.m. and finish at 5 p.m.
Please note that this course is a:
Post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.
Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (6 Category B Points) & CThA Post-graduate Qualification (5 CPD credits).
Certificates of Qualification are awarded to completing Students.
20 Feb 2012, 5 Sept 2012
7 Nov 2013
£100 + £9 materials charge
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