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Zen School of Shiatsu

Shiatsu Coursework

Shiatsu Reading List

Shiatsu Diploma

HEALTH WARNING: spending more than 3 hours on an assignment can seriously damage your enthusiasm. In the early stages of learning you might not get much done in 3 hours but do have patience with yourself. It will come

Readist List for additional useful reading on this subject click Fusion of the 5 Elements . For those on the Professional Licence Course in particular, you will find the additional reading list there necessary for understanding the case-study work.

What is the direction of flow for each element or energy-phase and how is this different from the meridians direction of flow?

What is the time of day/night for each element or energy-phase and how is this different from the meridians' times?

What do you think is the significance of the time of day/night?

What is the nature of the energy for each element/phase, and why?

Each element has a mother who nourishes it and a child it nourishes, another element that controls it and one that it controls - which are they for each element?

Describe the following attributes/correspondences for each element:

colour or hue of complexion

sound of voice


flower or manifestation






compass direction

mental condition

physical condition

emotion click for clues


Intermediate Diploma A

For Professional Licence Assessment you need to demonstrate understanding of the 5-Element theory in the Oriental Diagnosis of your Case Studies, how your Treatment Plan is borne out of this understanding and any changes in the receiver's energy-patterns observed over a series of treaments, with a summary of the effects of treatment and your conclusions arising from this, and to demonstrate understanding of any above aspect of this assignment including insights from the necessary additional reading for the Professional Licence and your own experiences from Treatments, Out-Clinics and Work-placement.

Module Completion: please have your Tutor validate the following

ASSIGNMENT COMPLETED:__________________date & stamp

TUTORIAL ATTENDED_______________________date & stamp

PRACTICAL ATTENDED:_____________________date & stamp

LEARNING-TREATMENTS...........................attach for stamping

What have you learned about yourself from this Assignment?