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Altair de Almeida D.S., M.R.S.S.(T), Lic. Ac., M.B.Ac.C., M.T.C.U.GB., Cert.B, M.A.B.T.UK.,M.I.B.F.

Diploma in Shiatsu, Teacher Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society, Licentiate in Acupuncture, Member of the British Acupuncture Council, Member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, Certificate of Biodanza, Member of the Association of Biodanza Teachers UK, Member of the International Biocentric Foundation.

Altair has been involved in Healing on some level as a student, practitioner or teacher since 1975. His studies have covered a wide range of Natural Medicine, including Nutrition, Counselling and Spiritual Healing. His study of Shiatsu began in 1982. He is currently the only Shiatsu Society registered practitioner and teacher in Worcestershire.

The Shiatsu Society is an umbrella organisation for the majority of bona fide Shiatsu schools in the UK, and has an independent assessment programme. Under the auspices of the European Shiatsu School -one of Europe's largest Shiatsu training centres, for several years, Altair taught a three-year course for people wishing to study Shiatsu for professional purposes, both in the UK and Internationally.

His study and practice of T'ai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung)-ancient Chinese systems for increasing health and vitality- began in 1980. For six years he studied solely with Master Chu in London. Subsequently he has been privileged to work closely with other Masters of T'ai Chi, Qi Gong and Spirituality.

Altair founded the Inner Dance School of T'ai Chi and Qigong in 1988 and teaches in Malvern and Worcester. He has also taught elsewhere in Britain and in Europe. He prescribes specific gentle exercises for patients to enhance their recovery to health.

He qualified as a registered Acupuncturist in 1988 and has subsequently taken various postgraduate courses. Where necessary, and with the clients agreement he draws on these other disciplines to enhance recovery and maintain the health of his clients.

In January 2000, Altair started to train to become a Biodanza teacher. This involved intensive, monthly, weekend trainings in London at the Ballet Rambert premises in Chiswick.

Biodanza is a powerful Healing system using very specific evocative music, movement, interaction with another person/persons/group, entering the Here and Now and allowing for the deepest Self Expression in that moment.

It is the progressive work, since the 1960's of Professor Rolando Arraneda Toro, an Anthropologist / Psychologist. His genius was to successfully deepen and take to the next level the work of Jung, Freud, Maslow, Reich etc., letting go of verbal exchanges in preference to Being Now, using the above-mentioned modalities. It enables participants to safely dissolve unwanted barriers created through previous negative experiences/traumas in our lives.

Unlike many psychotherapeutic models the process is generally not cathartic/ traumatic and does not involve reliving of previous experiences. On the contrary, it is enjoyable, often transcendent and euphoric!

For more info. please click on the Biodanza tab.

Clinics:
Malvern Natural Health Centre
15 Abbey Road
Malvern, WR14 3ES
Tel: (01684) 893238

Worcester Natural Therapy Centre
36 The Tything,
Worcester, WR1 1JL
Tel: (01905) 612521

 







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