Who is Simon Clarke and Neuro Qi Gong
Simon is an excellent example of the HOPE Shortcut theory – of course, you can become a lot better. He is in the process of helping himself to relax and release from Fight Flight and Freezes by using Qi Gong. He finds this practice very beneficial and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. When we help others- we help ourselves.
Simon is a certified teacher in Qi Gong and runs practice sessions on Zoom (see the event calender). These can be done standing or sitting down.
If you would like to join a session, please email Simon for more information.
I felt hope return
- back in the calm state again
Zhineng Qi Gong
I teach a form of QiGong called Zhineng which translates to wisdom healing. It was developed in China by Dr Pang Ming in the 1980’s based on his considerable experience and research into Western medicine, Chinese traditional medicine, Martial arts and various Eastern philosophies. On the surface this is very simple and can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or physical condition.
There are many benefits to the practice which work holistically to nourish body, mind and emotions through a form of gentle moving meditation
I have found myself to be calmer, more centred and balanced from practicing QiGong. It has allowed me to be hopeful that I can continue to live well.
I tried various healing modalities, but it was when I came across Qi Gong, I felt I had found something that could really help me to help myself.
The first class I attended was like coming home to my body.
Neuro QiGong introduction
QiGong is a Chinese form of moving meditation. Qi translated as energy and Gong as work or play. In QiGong terms, illness is a symptom of blocked energy or Qi. It is through gently practicing QiGong that these blockages can be opened. The body and mind relax, tension and stress are released, and healing can happen
The Nervous system
Now when I get stressed, I can feel symptoms increase and this is a signal for me to relax and come back into my body centre. Time for Qi Gong
Simons History with Parkinson's Disease
Simon tells about why he chose Qi Gong
8 years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Conventional wisdom is this condition is “incurable, progressive and degenerative”.
For a few years prior to diagnosis, I had felt that there was something wrong inside my body but did not know what it was and tried my best to ignore it. For the first year after diagnosis, I fought hard to continue living my life as I had. Then slowly I came to realise that I needed to change my life, take responsibility for my health, and take a more active role.
I realised that my body had become habituated to stress for many years. This stress had become trapped in my body and the Parkinson’s symptoms of stiffness, slowness and shaking were an external manifestation of an internal state. Much has been written about the “fight, flight or freeze” mechanism which served our ancestors so well when being pursued by hungry predators. However, it does not serve so well in modern life where we are constantly surrounded and bombarded by information and stimulation.
We do not allow ourselves time to relax and reset the nervous system through the “rest and recovery” cycle – this is here Qi Gong help me and I can help you .