Continuing Education Classes in Energy Healing & Meditation
Wellspring’s continuing education classes in Energy Healing & Meditation are open to all. Each class runs one to two times per year at our Kansas City, MO campus, unless otherwise indicated.
If there’s a subject you’re interested in and don’t see it below, let us know! We’re happy to bring back past classes and always looking to expand our offerings.
Students of Craniosacral Therapy will be introduced to the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord that makeup the craniosacral system. Craniosacral Therapy aims to help resolve the trapped forces that underlie and govern patterns of disease in both body and mind by “listening through the hands” to the subtle craniosacral rhythms for patterns of inertia or congestion. With this light touch modality, you can evaluate and treat restrictions in the craniosacral system, offering relief from migraines, autism, central nervous system disorders, chronic neck and back pain, stress, fibromyalgia and more.
Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that uses gentle, heart-centered touch to help balance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It enhances the body’s natural ability to heal through the human bio-field, energy centers and energy field. Healing Touch works in harmony with standard medical care and is complementary to other health care systems.
How to Thrive as an Empath
Do you struggle with drawing boundaries? Do you lose yourself in relationships? Take on your partner’s characteristics, hobbies and emotions? Do you have trouble determining where you end and someone else begins? Can you feel everything? Does the world overwhelm you? Learn the classic signs and characteristics of an empath, including ones that might be a surprise to you. Meet others like yourself and discover how to not just cope in this world, but thrive in your life. What might feel like a burden or flaw is really a gift!
Hawaiian Lomilomi Level 1 is a course in the once secret ritualistic bodywork of the Pacific Rim People.This class will introduce you to the historical highlights of the Hawaiian Islands and the discovery of the healing art called Lomilomi. You will be taught the four basic elements of Lomilomi bodywork: pule (prayer intention), mele (chants and rhythms), hula (strokes and choreography of the lomilomi, for front and back of body) and ho’oponopono, (the resolution and balance of self with Spirit, family, and community.) You don’t have to be a massage therapist to learn Lomilomi!
New Year’s Spiritual Renewal
Participate in sacred circle for a powerful day of completion and renewal. This workshop is an artful combination of guided exercises, group sharing, personal exploration, living ceremony, journal writing and creative art to release and complete what no longer serves you, clearing the energetic pathways for you to more fully receive the new. In addition, the numerical, astrological and energetic significance of the coming year will be explored so students can engage these energies consciously. You will leave with a personally created art piece to carry your intentions forward and serve as inspiration throughout the year.
Pranic Healing is a highly evolved and tested system of energy medicine that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. Pranic Healing is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. Pranic Healing is applied on the bio-electromagnetic field known as the aura, or energy body — the mold or blueprint that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. Physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions in the aura before manifesting as problems in the physical body.
Massage and qigong are two complementary approaches to bodywork. Qigong balances the energy, blood and body fluid flow from the inside, and massage strengthens the flow from the outside. Qigong uses intention and particular body movements to guide the qi (or life force) in healthy directions, while the physical pressure and body manipulation of massage help to do so from the outside. Taoist masters and early Chinese medicine doctors used this internal-external approach to balance the body and harmonize the interior and exterior. In this class, you will learn how to visualize the movement of qi,feel it flow in the body and use massage to cultivate and circulate this energy.
Raindrop Technique© is a powerful, non-invasive tool for helping the body correct defects in the curvature of the spine. Raindrop Technique© originated in the 1980s from research Dr. Gary Young compiled while working with a Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk. It integrates Vitaflex and massage, utilizing the power of essential oils in bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment. Raindrop Technique© is said to have resolved numerous cases of scoliosis and kyphosis and eliminated the need for back surgery in thousands of people.
Reflexology is a bodywork modality in which defined points on the feet, hands or ears are stimulated, resulting in specific reflexive activity of the nervous system. It is thought that this pressure relieves blocked energy and allows the body to work more efficiently. In the 1930s, physical therapist Eunice Ingham refined foot reflexology to create the system we use today. The Ingham Method of Foot Reflexology is the focus of this class and is used to improve nerve function and blood supply to normalize body processes and relieve tension. This course utilizes lecture, discussion, demonstration and hands-on techniques.
Do you want a technique you can turn on immediately to create greater peace, relaxation, healing and well-being for yourself and others? Learn Reiki! Reiki translates into “universal life force energy” and is an ancient system of energy healing rediscovered in the last century. The word Reiki describes the energy as well as the system of use. In this class, you will learn the history and principles of Reiki, basics of the chakra system, Reiki hand positions and a variety of ways to use Reiki, including self-treatments and use with plants, animals and food. Hands-on work will include giving and receiving Reiki treatments. The class will culminate with each student receiving the Reiki I “attunement,” a short ceremony that aligns you with the Reiki I frequency.
Building on the basic principles learned in Reiki I, Reiki II provides a forum for students to share experiences since receiving their first attunement. During this course, you will be introduced to the first three Reiki symbols, increasing your capacity for healing with Reiki frequencies. These symbols are used to focus and intensify the Reiki energy for greater healing of the physical, emotional and mental functioning. You will also learn how to perform long-distance Reiki healings as part of Level II training. The class culminates in the students receiving their Level II attunement, conferring to them the title of Reiki Practitioner.
Self-Healing with Sound
Experience profound healing through sound! This class will explore different sound modalities that you can use on yourself (and others) to elicit deep relaxation, experience altered states of consciousness, affect healing on the emotional, physical and spiritual planes and experience your life force more acutely and deliberately. Modalities explored will include vocalization, use of the didgeridoo, meditative practices and how to use sound instruments in your self-care routine.