Five Element BioEnergetics II: Spiritual Pathways


Develop your skills in the clinical application of the Five Shen (五 神) and discover how acupressure can be used for a deeper level of integration between biology, psychology, and spirituality.

Pre-requisite: Five Element BioEnergetics


For many kinesiologists first encountering Chinese medicine, one of the greatest attractions is that it addresses the whole person, seamlessly integrating body, mind and spirit within it’s understanding of human health and disease.

The goal of Five Element treatment is to enhance personal alignment with what the ancient Daoists called the Laws of Nature. When living in accordance with these Laws, the health of the body, mind and spirit is supported.

The synergy between the physical body, emotions, thoughts, energy, and consciousness all create a harmony that can be fine tuned and balanced through the Five Elements.

One of the underlying principles of acupoint selection is that each point on a channel has a unique effect on the Organ, much like each hole on a flute produces a different note.

Yin corresponds to the organs that store Qi.

The yin organs are more stable and constant, representing more of the homeostatic mechanisms of the body. As they work with maintaining the body’s foundation, they’re both more consequential and more vulnerable.

Each Yin organ also ‘houses’ a particular spiritual aspect of a human being.

  • Mind (Shen) – Heart
  • Ethereal Soul (Hun) – Liver
  • Corporeal Soul (Po) – Lungs
  • Intellect (Yi) – Spleen
  • Will-Power (Zhi) – Kidneys

Collectively these are referred to as the ‘Five Shen’, a complex of all five mental-spiritual aspects of a human being, i.e. the Shen itself, the Hun, the Po, the Yi and the Zhi. This is also often translated as the ‘Five Spirits’ or vital organ intelligences embodied in our heart, liver, lungs, spleen and kidneys.

The system of the Five Shen is a symbolic representation of human consciousness. Each spirit has a ‘function and terrain’ in the body that unfolds as an expression of the divine in human life. The Shen represents the forces that shape our personality including mental and spiritual aspects.

This course journeys through the Five Shen and within them the spiritual associations of key acupoints, exploring their names, functions, and practical healing use in the kinesiology environment.

You will gain strong foundation from both classroom instruction and practical application, along with being able to confidently apply the course material immediately in your own clinic.

What you will learn:

  • A powerful kinesiology modality that uses clinical acupressure to harmonise the flow of energy in the body and optimise our potential for physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
  • How spiritual (Shen) imbalances and trauma can upset the harmony of the body and reduce the body’s ability to heal and regulate itself.
  • Understanding the Law of the Five Elements at its deepest level, including the spiritual pathways of the muscle-organ/glands associated with the primary meridians.
  • Developed a deeper understanding of the Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen) and Taiji Pole, creating a new and deeper level of integration between the client’s biology, psychology, and spirituality.
  • Understanding how Classical Chinese medicine allies the potency of essential oils with specific acupoints to create profound shifts in the body, mind and spirit.

Kinesiology Techniques & Protocols

  • The Five Spiritual Lights (Protocol) and how to apply acupressure corrections for the spiritual (Shen) pathways of the muscle-organ/glands associated with the primary meridians.
  • Taiji Pole-3 Dantian (Protocol) the Taiji Pole roots the energy of the divine within the human body, envelops the spine, connects the Three Dantians, and links together the seven primary chakras. These vital energetic systems supply energy to all of the major organs and to the body’s Twelve Primary Channels.
  • Windows of the Sky (Acupoints) can be used to balance the body when the Qi and Blood (or Yin/Yang) of the head and body miscommunicate. Symptomatology includes things such as mental/emotional issues (most things related to the Sky or Heaven deal with the Mind). The name of ‘Sky’ or ‘Heaven’ denotes the connection that these points are suggested to have with the Mind and the term ‘window’ implies that they open the Mind up to be accessed by the therapist.
  • The Four Gates (Protocol) is one of the best-known point combinations in Chinese medicine.  Opening the Four Gates can be used to calm the Shen, regulate Qi and Xue, reset the channels and collaterals (Jing Luo).
  • Acupressure Formatting for the ZangFu (Yin & Yang Organs).

Take your Clinical Practice to the Next Level

This essential course combines theoretical exploration, practical hands-on skill development, relevant background readings and clinical case studies, along with being supported by an ongoing vibrant online group learning community.

Accreditation: 29 hours Category B with the Australian Kinesiology Association (AKA)

Date: TBA 2020
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue Address:
Cnr Marcus Avenue & Lawrence Road , Mount Waverley VIC 3149
Course Instructor: Damian Brown

After enrolment you will be given access to the online pre-course modules. This allows you to prepare for the course in an online setting, independently and at your own pace. The pre-coursework is made up of a series of short lessons with an accompanying quiz for each lesson.  These may be reviewed as many times as necessary to become comfortable with the content.

This online learning platform allows for more practical time and focus on kinesiology techniques, along with supporting what is taught over the 2 day course.

Is the course accredited?

Yes. Five Element BioEnergetics II is accredited with the Australian Kinesiology Association for 29 hours of ‘Category B’ study. A certificate of proficiency is awarded on successful completion of the course assessments (practical, case studies, multiple choice and short answer exam).

Can the course be taken online?

At present the course requires you attend the scheduled 2-day program.

Does the course have pre-requsities?

Yes. Five Element BioEnergetics is a pre-requisite for this course.

Does the course have assessments?

Yes. In addition to the practical assessment (part of day 1 & 2) there is also 5 case studies, multiple choice and short answer assessments (open book) to be competed. A 75% pass mark required for all assessments to be deemed competent and awarded certification.

What method of payment do you accept?

The preferred method of enrolment and payment is via the secure online registration process. Accepted payment methods include Visa, MasterCard and bank deposit. When paying via bank deposit you will be emailed an invoice for which full payment is required to secure your place in the selected course.

What are the enrolment T&C?

All cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing. In the event of a cancellation a refund is given on balance of payment as follows: More than 21 days cancellation notice, full refund less $150 administration fee; Less than 21 days notice, no refund.