to reduce stress, promote health, slow aging, and enhance emotional well-being. The regular practice of Qigong unblocks the flow of energy though the body, which helps treat and prevent many illnesses. At a deeper level, the practice offers greater engagement and more profound connection with all life. In this workshop, you’ll learn the simple movements, visualizations, and breathing exercises of this tradition that, when practiced regularly, can be an antidote to emotional fatigue, burnout, anxiety, depression, and physical ailments. By helping you balance your own energy, practicing Qigong makes you more acutely aware when others are out of balance, which can enhance your therapeutic alliance.
Patrick Dougherty, M.A., is a licensed psychologist who’s been in private practice for more than 30 years and has been teaching Qigong for over 14 years. He’s the author of Qigong in Psychotherapy: You Can Do So Much By Doing So Little and A Whole-Hearted Embrace: Finding Love at the Center of It All.