Private Consultation & Healing

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I offer private one-on-one and small group consultations and training sessions. They are an opportunity for me to come to you if you cannot make my public classes and workshops, or if you just want some more personalized attention. These sessions can be tailored to your specific needs or wants, however generally they involve one or more of these categories:

How to create a personal practice

This is an introductory session that will leave you with an ongoing personal practice to continue on your own for the coming weeks or months. The session will include discourse on the relevant theory and frameworks, as well as a selection of exercises suited to your personal situation and instruction on how to perform the exercises properly. 

updating Your personal practice

This is a follow on session for those who already have a practice going. I will answer any questions you have had arise from doing your practice, give you new/more exercises to continue building on what we began with, do form checks and corrections for existing exercises, and generally explain deeper aspects of the approach. 

Regular Practice and Partner Work

If you wish to work more regularly on partner based exercises I am available for ongoing, regular private sessions where we meet as many times per week or per month as you would like. These sessions are ideal for working on the more martial aspects of the tradition: physical grounding and structure work, coordination, push hands, testing qualities and application training. Training with the pressure of a partner helps us to express our qualities under less ideal circumstances than we have when training alone.

HEALING

The Da Xuan tradition has a rich history of healing, originating with the village Shamans thousands of years ago. It works at treating the ailments of internal imbalance. 

What does this mean? The Daoist view of health treats the circulation as being of primary importance. Circulation means the new is brought in and the old is moved out, and if everything is circulating well, we consider someone to be in good health. We must understand that this doesn’t mean that we aren’t having any troubles, but rather that we are processing our troubles properly and not getting stuck on them. 

In the physical, literal sense, this refers to the free circulation of blood, hormones, lymph and so on. When these bodily fluids get stuck and cannot circulate and be refreshed, we end up with all kinds of problems: chronic injuries that won’t finish mending, viruses that linger too long, or muscular tension that becomes a source of overuse aches and pains, and so on.

We must also consider the less physical aspects of ourselves. Our emotions need to circulate properly, going through their natural cycle and ending, as must our thoughts, ideas and other mental activity. When we are unable to properly process our emotions or mental activity, they can get stuck on loop, repeating endlessly in the unconscious or conscious background until they are given enough attention to finish their cycle. When they stay stuck for too long, we can often also have issues that trickle down into our physical body, bringing about pains or numbness or other problems.

The healing sessions that I offer work to provoke these ‘stuck’ energies into motion again so they may finish their proper cycle – clearing the blockage so to speak. Sometimes after a session the cycle resolves itself in the unconscious, meaning we don’t really understand what happened but we feel better in a few days. Often, however, it requires the conscious attention of the patient – getting to know a previously dormant area of the body, or having a troubled emotion or idea bubble to the surface so it can run its course in full awareness. This can feel to some people like the issue got worse, however it’s more the case that the issue was always there but it’s just now being seen more completely – which gives the patient the opportunity to do something about it and find a resolution.

For issues that are more mechanical in nature, these sessions can bring circulation to the affected area to help it go through its proper healing process, but in most cases stronger physical intervention is also required. Typically this will be accomplished through the use of both Tui Na (massage techniques) and exercises that I will prescribe to you that you will need to continue practicing after we are done. 

Practically speaking, a session involves the patient sitting or lying in silence while I treat you by gently laying my hands on or over various areas or points of your body, occasionally massaging if required. During this time your feelings and perceptions may vary depending on how you react to the change occurring within. These manifestations are different from the result which will come within the next days as your mind, body and emotions digest the changes and the cycles of circulation move through various stages.

INFO & BOOKINGS

If you would like to book in for a private consultation or healing session, please contact me via phone or email.  

contact@craigmallett.com
0400 201 590

Pricing

One on One: $100/hour
2 people: $150/hour
3 people: $180/hour
4 people: $220/hour
5+ people: $50 per person per hour

Book in for regular private sessions (at least 1 session per week for at least 4 weeks straight) and receive a 20% discount.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your session, please provide at least 24 hours notice. Cancelling with less than 24 hours notice will attract a $50 cancellation fee.

*NB: Healing can only be done one on one.