Online Class Fall, 2018
Diana will be teaching an online class in how to do acupressure with horses this fall. The program features step-by-step video lessons plus time with Diana to insure your acupressure success. A limited number of students will be accepted into the class. Topics include how to:
- organize your body and hands to feel the qi energy of an acupressure point
- use the two acupressure methods explained in her new book
- apply a third advanced method of doing acupressure that boosts the influence of the points
- locate the eight acupressure points discussed in her new book
- find and use additional points to support your horse’s health
Private Lessons with Diana at her farm near Santa Rosa, California
Learn acupressure, massage, range of motion exercises and other methods while working with Diana’s horse or yours. Contact Diana to discuss lesson details.
Office phone: (707) 542-4646
Equine Acupressure Level One Course – Six Days
Course Dates and Format: Class will be held Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 13, 14, and 15, and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 19, 20, and 21, 2017. There will be three days of structured homework (and rest) spent out of class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 16, 17, and 18. Diana Thompson’s Equine Acupressure Level One course is part of a two-course program.
Location: Diana’s farm in Fulton, California, just north of Santa Rosa, California.
Pre-course Requirements: The class will be limited to 12 students who qualify for the class by 1) reading Chapter One of the Course Manual in the E-book described below 2) taking three quizzes on the Chapter One Material and earning a score of 75 % or higher and 3) providing proof of basic horse handling skills.
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Course Description: During the Level One course, Diana Thompson provides students with a thorough, accurate foundation in equine acupressure and the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to health. Students will learn the locations and functions of 14 major acupressure meridians, over 110 equine acupressure points and functions, hands-on acupressure techniques and point selection process. With this information, students will be able to select acupressure points that are known in TCM to strengthen the correct flow of qi, calm the shen and maintain healthy essence. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, when these aspects of health are strong, the horse will have healthy muscles and joints, strong endurance and good function of the digestion, respiratory system and immune system. The acupressure methods can be used to support the horse of any age and discipline including performance horses, horses in training, pleasure trail horse, horses in rescue situations, the aging horse and others*.
*Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupressure, is not a substitute for Western medical care. If your horse has a medical issue contact your veterinarian for advice and treatment.
Equine Acupressure Level Two Course – Six Days
Date and Location: October, 2017, Diana’s Equine Facility, Fulton, California
During the Level Two course Diana Thompson will help students deepen their understanding of the Level One class material. She will teach them how to carry out a thorough Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) energy assessment of the horse. In the TCM system, the correct flow of qi energy creates and supports optimum physical and emotional health of the horse. In contrast, an incorrect flow of qi energy often leads to poor physical health and/or a lack of emotional balance. In the Level Two course, students will learn how to assess incorrect flows of qi in a horse and create acupressure point combinations and lifestyle management to rebalance the flow of qi. This approach, according to the principles of TCM, often improves the horse’s health*.
*Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupressure, is not a substitute for Western medical care. If your horse has a medical issue, contact your veterinarian for advice and treatment.