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Children at their Best -  Understanding and using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential

by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke & Bettye Jo Wray-Fears

Understanding child development through the prism of the Five Elements / Cycles / Seasons adds an exciting new dimension to western thinking on the nurture of children.

It can not only explain patterns of behavior in a new and helpful way, but suggest approaches and methods to help children, and groups of children, become more balanced and therefore happier, more resilient, and more open to learning and new experience.



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Samurai Shiatsu - Fit for School with Shiatsu

by Karin Kalbanter-Wernicke and Thomas Wernicke

This book contains a practical exercise program specifically developed for children (5 to 12 years), which uses movement and builds multi-sensory perceptiveness. The exercises promote health and well-being, improve concentration and promote good posture. The program is clearly structured and designed so that students can perform the exercises independently and effectively after a relatively short time.

Regularly carrying out the program reduces built-up stress (including test and exam anxiety) and improves concentration. This promotes children's self-confidence and resilience, since they are able to support themselves and others using simple techniques. This results in better engagement and participation in classroom activities. 

Trainers support children to clearly define their own boundaries and respect others when giving treatments - which is an important life skill. Children are always before-hand asked if they wish to participate. 



Samurai Shiatsu - Safe exercise and massage for older adults

USA 2016 training dates to be announced!

Our hands are the most important “tool” for physical therapy. Nothing can match the ease and effectiveness of ‘hands on’ touch! 

The Samurai Programme was originally developed for school children. The exercises presented here have been adapted specifically for the treatment of older people, but can easily be used to treat any adult. They are fast and simple and can be carried out by anyone working with older people, individually or in groups.

Care workers, volunteers, exercise managers and Shiatsu practitioners will all find that these exercises improve the quality of life of older people they work with. Family members who want to support elderly relatives will readily learn these exercises too by following the easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations

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Baby Shiatsu - Gentle Touch to Help your Baby Thrive

by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Tina Haase

Babies feel intuitively what scientists have needed painstaking research to establish: that being touched and caressed is good for you. It makes you clever and cheerful, strengthens the parent-child bond, and lays the foundation for a healthy life.

With baby shiatsu you can support your child's development. The gentle pressure-point massage meets the needs of tiny babies. This book shows you the various shiatsu techniques step by step


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Shonishin - The Art of Non-Invaisve Paediatric Acupuncture

by Thomas Wernicke

Infants and children love the gentle technique of Shonishin

Thomas Wernicke's authoritative book is one of the first resources in English on Shonishin, a non-invasive form of acupuncture developed specifically to respond to the needs of children. With its safe, quick and effective treatments, Shonishin is increasingly catching the attention of therapists world-wide.