I've just received the dates for the final part of my course! In just under a year's time I could be qualified... That includes doing 100 treatments & some case histories. It occurred to me recently that rather than knowing every thing about shiatsu, I think it'll be equivalent to being a Dan grade. You know the basics & principles, & are ready to really learn. Makes me also think about when I learnt to ride a motorbike too. I started to properly relax & learn more once I passed my test.
I feel that thinking that way takes some pressure off, as previously I thought I needed to be an expert once qualified.
I've got 2 exams on Saturday, & I'm pretty chilled about that which is unusual for me. I think at the moment I'd prefer to fail them, but be chilled, rather than stress like I normally do. I did manage to be relaxed about my last physiology exam, so that's my plan from now on. The next stage is more important & I need to be chilled now, rather than end up flapping around all stressed from September to June next year.
I think I need to sit down & consider what shiatsu means to me. What is there that will keep me going if things are tough? I know the study is changing the way I view people & things. The Shiatsu Society have mentioned that a growing number of students qualify & then disappear a year or so afterwards. I know this is probably partly due to the pressures of setting up your own business, but I don't intend on joining them!
Oh, some silly kinda relevant YouTube thingies: