4th Scandinavian TCM Congress 5th - 7th September 2014
Registration closes on Monday 25th August at 18.00
Please note that we have only a couple of tickets left for the congress. The registration will close Monday 25th August at 18.00 - so you have to react now, if you will try to secure one of these remaning seats at the congress.
Scandinavian TCM Congress with focus on Self-Cultivation
It has always been my dream to make the Scandinavian Congress a spiritual congress and now the time is right!
Though it is a spiritual congress, we will keep our feet on Earth, but when we reach out with both hands and arms all the way into Heaven - and in between -, we humans are able to focus on Self-Cultivation.
Spirituality and Self-Cultivation have always been at my root of interest and this is now manifesting itself in our upcoming congress. Obviously, we all have to be rooted in theory and start as students in order to become practitioners - as well as teachers in a patient-practitioner relationship. But through self-cultivation and with more experience we are able to become Wu healers – Shamans!
At the beginning, Chinese Medicine was Shamanism. And at the root of all natural medicine lies Shamanism. Is Shamanism spirituality? Well we can, as Heiner Fruehauf, be fascinated by and have the good furtune to be drawn towards teachings of the Self Healing Powers of Nature called the Yang Qi – healing with spirit and emotions so yang that you don’t even use needles!
Our planet is an emotional planet - and we cannot get around those emotions without learning about them and letting them help us unfold and see our self.
Behind every practitioner there is also a person with a wonderful personality, as well as behind the human being standing in front of you. We see it every day in our clinics, people, who share their very personal stories with us of life, pain, anger, love, sadness, distrust, broken hearts, fears and every imaginable deep hurt.
In every minute of these heart-felt feelings and hard-to-deal-with situations, there is a potential of transformation from dark to light in whichever way it is possible in the situation in which this particular human being finds himself or herself.
We experts on Chinese Medicine are so much more than just our knowledge and intellect - we are human beings with our own individual stories, and part of this is our own walked path involving a healing medicine.
I would like to mention Christine Li’s ending lines from a workshop description she wrote: “Who is getting healed by the end of the day? Patient or practitioner?"
The congress is now fully sold out - but wait, we have had a talk with Rønne's Hotel, and they have agreed to create room for 10 more participants. So if you hurry, you may still be able to register for the congress. But do not hesitate ... This is the absolutely final chance!
We are also publishing new videos on YouTube, and now already you can watch some of the teachers talk about the congress in September ...
Have a look - and don't forget to share the information about the 20 extra seats at the congress
Right now we have 150 participants coming from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Holland, the Czech Republic, Australian and USA!
A wonderful TRANSFORMATION has taken place at the Scandinavian TCM Congress!
The last couple of weeks have been exciting and turbulent - so much that we have not had much time to really enjoy that spring is on the way here in Denmark. But this is of no importance to spring. It will come whether we have time to enjoy it or not, and thank you for that!
The transformation process
Instead of upsizing this year’s congress, we have decided to downsize and get back to the roots and the very special core of our beloved congress in Slettestrand.
As many of you may know, Marian Nielsen Joos had decided that the congress in 2011 was to be the last Scandinavian TCM Congress. However, tireless fireball that she is, she just could not help herself. Her passion for this wonderful medicine made her agree to arrange the congress again in 2014. But this time the congress should be arranged with the help and support of a group of partners. However, as it turned out, the partners were not able to spend as much time and work power on this project as intended. This means that instead of trying to arrange something bigger and more like the other international congresses around the world, we have decided that “less is more” - and much more beautiful! We sincerely believe that this is a sign saying that we must respect the very signature of the Scandinavian TCM Congress in Denmark, which has always been the intimate and very personal atmosphere.
Congress from 5th to 7th September
The above means that the congress this year will take place from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th September (this way you don’t need to close down your clinic more than one day). You sign up for the main congress in these days and you decide whether or not you wish to participate in the congress party Saturday evening (which obviously, we recommend strongly!).
Limited number of participants
This year the number of participants is limited to 150. This means that we urge you to sign up quickly, if you wish to ensure your participation.
Online registration from beginning of May
In our next newsletter we will send you information regarding the online registration which we expect to start in the beginning of May.
We are very, very pleased to introduce our wonderful teachers
Instead of presented a many more International and Danish experts than at the previous congresses, we have decided to introduce a smaller group. You might say that instead of a string of pearls, we are presenting a big, beautiful diamond this time. Then maybe next time, we will have the manpower to dive to the bottom of the sea and bring you more of the precious pearls.
This year “the jewel of the crown” will be:
Lillian Pearl Bridges
Hans Erik Foldberg
The core of our congress has always been networking
And this time we are creating the best possible conditions for getting close to each other, both the other participants and the teachers. We are giving you a congress filled with intimacy, presence, networking and concentrated teaching and learning.
From our viewpoint this transformation is a wonderful example of the lifelong cultivation which all of us has to go through in order to become the best possible version of ourselves. And how wonderful and symbolic that the whole congress theme is centred around this cultivation!
This year the congress will come to life thanks to a small triumvirate of partners. Marian Nielsen Joos will be the congress organizer and at the centre of the congress, supported by Hans Erik Foldberg (www.foldbergs.dk) and PA (Praktiserende Akupunktører- www.aku-net.dk).
We look forward to seeing you again at the 2014 Scandinavian TCM
Congress connecting practitioners of Chinese Medicine from all over the
world. Inspiration and networking are the keywords!
Welcome to a spiritual congress where good spirits meet!
Marian Nielsen Joos