Roots and wings – Children, Shiatsu and the big joints

Parents want their children to become strong, independent and happy adults. But nowadays the kids are influenced by many factors, friends, the internet, bad nutritional habits, lack of guidance, lack of quality time, …

So what we see is that issues and disorders like ADD/ADHD, bed wetting and school refusal, to name only a few, are growing amongst the young population.

How can we deal with this development? What can we do to have a positive impact on our young clients? What can we do as parents?

We will have a look at how to tackle these issues with a holistic approach, based on 20 years of clinical experience with Shiatsu.

In order to do so, we will first focus on the meridian families which are strongly connected to our physical, emotional and personal development. How do they manifest in our chi and how can we support the aspects they are associated with, on different levels?

Based on understanding the meridian families, we can develop a treatment strategy and pick the according Shiatsu techniques from our “toolbox”.


Opening the big joints for grounding, expression and space

To make our way in life, we need stable grounding combined with the freedom to move and express ourselves. Working with the joints, especially with the big joints, is a powerful tool in every Shiatsu treatment, no matter the age of the client. The concepts and techniques we learn in this workshop, directly translate into working with all your clients.


In this workshop we will have a look at

  • the chi of children
  • meridian families
  • how to support the first meridian family in particular
  • what do we have to take into account, when working with children
  • translating the concept of meridian families into a treatment plan


The practical input focuses on

  • working with the big joints
  • the effects of these techniques
  • why is working on the big joints so important for children as well as adults?


Date: 16-17 November 09.00 – 16.00

Price: 1.500 kr.

Venue: Center for Shiatsu. Havnegade 43, 1058 Kbh

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Wolfgang Löffler

After working for a couple of years as an engineer, Wolfgang found it was time to do something of meaning and impact, something for the heart. He found Shiatsu and started to study at the International Academy for Hara Shiatsu in Vienna.

Since then he has been working with Shiatsu for more than twenty years. A focus in his work has always been the work with children. Teaching students in practical training in different institutions (Pediatric Centre Hinterbrühl, Wilhelminen Hospital in Vienna, etc.), he about twenty years of clinical experience with ADD/ADHD, aggressive behavior, school refusal, eating disorders and other psychosomatic disorders.

In addition to his Shiatsu studies and practice, Wolfgang studied Waveform Energetics with Mike and Stella Webster and translated Shiatsu texts and books for Yuichi Kawada, Peter Den Dekker and others.

Wolfgang works and teaches at the International Academy for Hara Shiatsu in Vienna, as well as in his hometown Altlengbach, where he works with his clients. He likes to share his experience with congress participants (European Shiatsu Congresses), students (Int. Academy for Hara Shiatsu, …), as well as school classes, etc.

Wolfgang lives in Altlengbach, near Vienna, with his spouse, three sons and two dogs.