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saraju
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Hoping someone can give a bit of encouragment here, I enrolled on anacupressure course at my local college nearly 2 months ago, unfortunately I am just not picking up the technique, am finding in quite difficult to actually feel the pressure points and the get thewhole routine.I just dont seem to be getting anywhere in my class. Will admit that acupressure, meridians etc are all totally new to me, and as the class in quite busy, the teacher is unable to provide me with any more attention. Getting really disheartened and not really enjoying my class as much as I thought I would. Any body else out there who experienced the same problems but managed to getthrough itin the end.

Ta very much

Saraju

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saraju
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RE: acupressure training

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Hoping someone can give a bit of encouragment here, I enrolled on anacupressure course at my local college nearly 2 months ago, unfortunately I am just not picking up the technique, am finding in quite difficult to actually feel the pressure points and the get thewhole routine.I just dont seem to be getting anywhere in my class. Will admit that acupressure, meridians etc are all totally new to me, and as the class in quite busy, the teacher is unable to provide me with any more attention. Getting really disheartened and not really enjoying my class as much as I thought I would. Any body else out there who experienced the same problems but managed to getthrough itin the end.

Ta very much

Saraju

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Lynora
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RE: acupressure training

I really think you need to contact the tutor and let him/her know your concerns. If the class is 'busy' does that imply that there are a large number of students?

Do you have any previous bodywork experience? Massage etc? Perhaps you should have been advised to approach the course on a post-grad basis, from another modality. If you are not happy, or feel lost, then you maystill struggle to catch up - which is why it is important to talk to the tutor.

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Aragorn
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RE: acupressure training

How long is the course?
Who really expects you to be able to appreciate the subtleties of acupoint location in just 2 months? Students on an acupuncture course would typically take 2 years before their point location is just beginning to be reliable and accurate and consistant.

Your tutor needs to be giving you feedback about how you're doing, and if this isn't happening, ask for it! It's only through exploring, making mistakes, and practice that we get these things.

Also with chinese medicine, sometimes things just "arrive" one day. You can spend ages thinking you can't do it, and then suddenly you can.

Hang in there, and keep your perspective. You'll be fine.
Aragorn x

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PurelyNature
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Saraju, I feel for you, it's not an easy technique but it is made much easier with the correct trainers and attention. I help an American company who provide full interactive and online animal acupressure training courses and they are highly accredited and the instructors are known as the best in their field. I think when you are looking to train in an area like this, you need to think about a small training group and personalised attention - after all, that's what you're paying for! Our company tours worldwide delivering training courses but I obviously can't promote them on here. If you want to pm me, I can point you in the right direction for some advice on how to approach your training. They also have dvd's, meridian charts and books, and also some videos on youtube I can direct you to (but this is for animals, not sure if you are doing human or animal) : AnimalAcupressureUK@hotmail.co.uk
if that helps any. I wish you lots of luck with it 🙂

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