Tamsin Grainger (Scotland, UK)
Tamsin has graduated from the Glasgow School of Shiatsu in 1992 having studied the Zen Shiatsu (Masunaga) style, including Five Element (Chinese Medicine) theory. She works as a full-time Shiatsu practitioner and teacher and is writing the book, ‘Death and Loss in Shiatsu Practice’ which will be out in September 2020. She is currently on the Complementary Therapy team at her local Hospice in Edinburgh.
Autumn Leaves Fall
Using ritual and mourning customs from around the world, this workshop will invite you to connect with grief. Loss is a natural part of life, and as Shiatsu practitioners we will therefore inevitably be giving Shiatsu to those who are coming to terms with it, and when we ourselves are managing it. Together we will identify ways to touch which are appropriate for acknowledging the existence of this powerful state, and enabling us to integrate grief into our lives while remaining healthy. Too often we are offered anti-depressants soon after the death of a beloved. Instead, Shiatsu is an ideal way of gently supporting ourselves and those we care for on all levels (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) towards understanding and integrating that loss into our continuing relationships, work and life in general.