Working with Emotions

in Five Element Acupressure

This two-day workshop provides the practitioner with a practical way of recognising when emotions are contributing to physical imbalances and using acupressure points to release blocks in the flow of Qi that are causing these imbalances.

Prerequisite: Five Element Acupressure Level 1 or equivalent


  • To identify areas of tension that may be associated with emotional holding.
  • The concept of segmental armouring and the eight horizontal segments.
  • Acupoints for releasing tension patterns in the occiput, neck, jaw, clavicle area, chest, diaphragm, abdomen and pelvis.
  • Perspectives of emotion ancient and modern
  • Five Element resonances which relate emotions to organs and tissues,
  • Five separate treatment patterns, working with the Lung meridian for grief and sadness; Heart and Heart Protector meridians for hyper-excitement or lack of joy; Liver meridian for anger and frustration; Spleen meridian for worry and overthinking; and Kidney meridian for fear and anxiety.
  • Categories of points for working at the level of emotions: source, outer shu, mu, luo-connecting and xi-cleft.
  • Body focusing and basic counselling skills to facilitate the processing of emotions.






Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest St, Crows Nest NSW

November 11-12, 2023
Presenter John Kirkwood
9 am – 5 pm$550*


Lifeflow Meditation Centre, 259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA

May 4-5, 2024
Presenter John Kirkwood
9 am – 5 pm$570**


Soul Space, 23 Parker St, Newmarket QLD

2nd half, 2024
Presenter John Kirkwood
9 am – 5 pm$570**

*Earlybird discount price $475 if paid in full 6 weeks in advance.

**Earlybird discount price $490 if paid in full 6 weeks in advance.

Approved for CPE points

ATMS – 14 CPE Points

ATMS - Continuous Professional Education (20 Plus Points) Badge