Guest Lecturers

Declan Rothwell

Guest Lecturer

Declan Rothwell     ( B.Sc., Lic.Ac., OMBAcC). Roots & Branches™ 5 Element QI Gong Declan is a Classical Five-Element Acupuncturist practicing in Dublin, Ireland and Principal of Cofea.( College of Five Element Acupuncture- Ireland) Declan graduated in 1984 from Trinity College with a B.Sc (Hons). He qualified from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1997 with his Lic.Ac and continued to study with J.R & J.B. Worsley after graduation. Declan is a certified Advanced Teacher of Classical Five Element Acupuncture. Declan is also running a busy T’ai Chi School with other teachers in Dublin.

Sean O’Neill

Guest Lecturer

Sean O’Neill    (B.Sc.,B.A.(Hons),Lic.Ac. OMBA Sean O’Neill is a classical Five Element Acupuncturist with a Dublin based clinic and is also a teacher and Course Manager at the College Of Five Element Acupuncture (COFEA) Ireland. Sean graduated in 1986 from Dublin City University with a B.Sc. He qualified from the College Of Traditional Acupuncture in 2008 with his Lic.Ac. and a B.A. (Hons). Sean is running a busy T’ai Chi School with other teachers in Dublin. Roots and Branches™ 5 Element Qi Gong Roots & Branches consists of moves that generate Qi, circulate and unblock Qi, apply the Qi to nourish the system, and return the Qi to the deepest level, that of Jing Qi, associated from time immemorial with health, spirit and longevity. In Chinese Medicine, Qi is the energy of life which is present in every living thing. The unimpeded and balanced circulation of Qi is considered essential for our mental, physical and spiritual well-being. In this course we will practice relaxing T’ai Chi postures and movements, plus self-care exercises to maintain or regain your health. You will experience the five phases of Qi energy (also known as the Five Elements: Water, Earth, Wood, Fire and Metal) and learn how to keep them healthy in your life. Combining T’ai Chi and the Theory of the Five Elements, Roots & Branches is a series of exercises to generate, circulate and utilize the Qi to tune each of the five energies in a direct and profound way.  The course includes awareness of the specific Qi of each season and how it can enliven us. So this work is called “generating Qi” and it is precisely that. It generates, circulates, and protects Qi, and can, over a period of time, restore Jing and help heal illnesses and traumatic experiences. Each hour in this course is a complete unit in itself, but we recommend to help you get the optimum benefit and experience the energetic qualities of all the 5 Elements that you complete an entire term of classes. By the end of this course, you will be able to practice on your own to support your well-being and health for the rest of your life. Roots & Branches™ : 5 Element Qi Gong, Generating Qi is excellent for:

  • easy practice, making you want to continue with it
  • fun, generating a pleasant mood
  • breathing naturally from the tan tien
Your experience on this course is enhanced your teachers, Declan Rothwell and Sean O’Neill are trained Classical Five Element Acupuncturists.

Siobhán Corcoran

Guest Lecturer

Siobhán Corcoran, Nutritional Therapist    BSc. (Hons) CLSC, Dip NT, MIASLT, MIANT

Tree of Life Holistic Health and Learning Centre

Siobhán runs the Tree of Life Holistic Health and Learning Centre in Co. Offaly She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 with a BSc. Honours Degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies and has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist for the past 15 years. Siobhan graduated as a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2012 with a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition and has since been working in private practice treating both children and adults. Siobhan has a huge interest in the link between nutrition and brain function and specialises in treating children with learning difficulties. Siobhán has a great interest in energy medicine and has completed further studies, including Hidden Mind Sound Correction Therapist.  Touch For Health Kinesiology and Autonomic Response Testing (A.R.T.). Summary of Siobhans course 1. Overview of the Digestive System and Nutrients. Organs and brief outline of functions, Overview of macro and micro-nutrients. Issues relevant to digestion- mind set /timing of meals etc.The mouth,digestion issues in the digestive tract. 2. The Digestive Process. The stomach/Digestion and issues related to same. General tips for maintaining optimum function or addressing issues related to this area. Discussion of foods/ supplements particularly relevant to healthy functioning in this area. 3. The Importance of Intestinal Health. The small and large Intestine and how they function. How they relate to the liver and pancreas. Gut Flora/ immune system. 4. Nutrition and the Brain. Principles of healthy eating. Whole foods diet/ dietary approaches Food for the brain.

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