This Year’s Summer Courses has Started!

The Summer Courses 2018 has started and first is Summer Course one where we this year are 179 participants and a bunch of mischievous, accompanying children. As usual we are in Nossebro and so far the weather has been warm and sunny. During Summer Course one we have practiced a lot and several participants have already shared positive training results, such as increased wellbeing. Something else that many value a lot is the community and simple togetherness that are created when we live, practice and eat together during the weeks of the Summer Courses. Here comes a few pictures as inspiration if you feel like practicing a little extra at home during the summer.

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Excursion to Magnolia in Nossebro

Thinking of What to Pack for the Summer Course?

Very soon the summer courses are here and there are many who will take the course for the first time. With you in mind we have put together a proposal for a packing list that you can use to get some inspiration when it is time for you to start packing. We also gathered tips from experienced summer course participants about things that might be good to bring. If you where to forget something at home, it is not the whole world. Grocery stores and a pharmacy are within walking distance.

You can get a copy of the list here.

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“Through Practising Qigong I'm Becoming More of my True Self”

I started practising qigong with European Zhineng Qigong in 2008. My brother Kaj who had been to the Summer Course thougt I should give it a try. So I did.

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It gives a lot to practise qigong. Everything gets better. Both professionally and in all kinds of relations with other people. Through practising qigong, I'm becoming more of my true self. Going to the Summer Course is the highlight of the year.

“People who Practise Qigong are Very Kind and Welcoming.”

The yearly Summer Courses are approaching. They are two 9-day residential courses with one following the other, a total of 18 days. Read here about some of our participants’ positive experiences from the Summer Courses.

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Lilian

“It's nice that I can be here without anyone expecting anything from me. I can participate without the duties of everyday life. Things work anyway. One has the possibility to socialize with others, but one can also be alone and withdraw if one feels like it. Here one can be oneself.”

Read Bodil’s story here.

Bodil

“It is also nice to have met so many fantastic people while practising qigong. Many of my fellow students have managed to build up a new life after getting through extremely though phases in their life.”

Read Bodil’s story here.

Ylva

“I've also noticed that people who practise qigong are very friendly and welcoming. There is no competition, instead everyone is competing with themselves and helping others.”

Read Ylva’s story here

Carina

“And it's lovely to see everybody getting improvements. Not to speak of all the lovely people at the Summer Course. Everyone socializes with one another, like a big family. If I get to feel as good as I'm doing here at the Summer Course, it's fantastic.”

Read Carina’s story here

Camilla

“I can divide my life into before and after the Summer Course. The change in my life was that huge. The atmosphere was fantastic, and I met a lot of wonderful people.”

Read Camilla’s story here.

We organize courses in different towns, read more about our courses here.

The newsletter for May is published

Zhineng Qigong NewsThe newsletter for May is published. You can read it here on our webpage.

Newsletter May 2018

Besides all the courses this autumn, you will find a lot of other things too. Below you can find the course schedule:

Our courses

If you want to read a bit about what has happened this spring you can read our course reports on the website.

Course Reports

 

Greetings from Almuñécar

We are now in full swing in Almuñécar where we both practice and have time during the afternoons for other activities. Very wonderful company, during the shorter as well as the longer breaks. A few pictures from the first days of the week:

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On Wednesday we made an excursion into the mountains. First to the village of Pampaneira, where we strolled around in the little shops.

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Then we went to the olive oil museeum where we got to hear about the process of producing olive oil and had the opportunity to buy some products.

”In my line of work, which is often characterized by difficult decisions, I am much clearer and calmer”

Qigong results & work

Read how some of our participants experience that training qigong has a positive impact on their work.

Monika

”In my work as a school principal I daily meet a lot of people. I have many meetings which can sometime be strenuous. Now I feel a safety in knowing that the qigong training strengthens me. After practicing I know that I sleep well no matter what I'll do the next day. The calm I get from training also makes me listen well and "be there" for everybody.”

Read more about Monika here

Magdalena

”My attitude toward difficulties and problems is different and I am much more secure and confident as a person. In my line of work, which is often characterized by difficult decisions, I am much clearer and calmer when I meet clients and in difficult encounters.”

Read more about Magdalena here

Jonas

”I've also become a bit more humble and I can handle e.g. anger better. It is very useful in my contact with students and colleagues. You can not scream and yell as a teacher. That doesn't solve any problem!”

Read more about Jonas here

Lina

”I got insights into how I can work with nervousness, stage presence and timing. The last few years I have had problems with a stiff arm and not gotten the arm up properly, now it's not a problem anymore, and the play has become much more relaxed, although the sound has been affected positively and I know clearly how to keep posture that does not strain the body.”

Read more about Lina here

Gittan

”I worked several years as a masseuse for different companies and got good results after I had done a Tuina course organized by European Zhineng Qigong. It brought my work as a masseur on a new dimension. I actively practised qigong and often got comments of my clients when I had been on a weekend course. They said they felt the difference in my way of massaging after I attended a course.”

Read more about Gittan here

We arrange courses in many different places, read more about our courses here

 

John and Simon – Why I Return to the Summer Course Year After Year

Read about why John returns to the Summer Courses every year. Nowadays he joins the Summer Course together with his son Simon.

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“To participate in the Summer Course is obvious to me nowadays”

The Summer Courses give me a lot. Apart from the training, one always reaches new insights and experiences and it is also fun to meet all the others who are practising. The training makes me feel strong, calm, alert and happy, and more focused. After a Summer Course, I am motivated to practise more at home.

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Simon

“Everyone here is very nice, and I really enjoy being here”

This is the third year that I am attending the Summer Course and it is the second year I am participating in the training. I attended my first week-end course when I was six years old. It is fun to come here and meet all my friends who I only meet here at the courses. Everyone is very nice, and I really enjoy being here. I have also become friends with some adults. The training gives me energy and I feel happier after a course. After the Summer Course I also feel calmer. And I can more easily focus. I feel that the qigong training helps me in every way. Me and my dad practise together at home!

”The Training Allows me to Handle my Illness Better”

Long-term illness

Falling ill can be overwhelming and leave you feeling powerless, especially during a long-term illness. Read more about participants who get relief from being able to influence their wellbeing.

Camilla

“I've made such progress. Today I have a tool with which I can influence my life and my health. I feel a confidence and a security in Qigong. If I feel bad I practise more. The feeling of being able to influence myself is of great importance. I don't feel like a victim of a chronic disease even though I'm far from healthy. Today, I can handle my bad times better mentally in a whole new way. But these come more seldom and the pain is less severe.”

Read more about Camilla here

Erika

“The training helps me handle my disease better. I can keep a distance and I feel mentally stronger.”

Read more about Erika here

Lene

“I associate qigong with possibilities and hope – a self training art where I can influence my situation myself.”

Read more about Lene here

Petra

“The training makes me happy and it makes me glad to be able to rule my body. Qigong is a wonderful way to move and at the same time get fast improvements – both physically and mentally. I never thought the results would come this fast. Best of all is that I can practice every day and almost at any place!”

Read more about Petra here

Björn

“My thoughts about my own life, my dreams and ambitions have changed. Now I do not want to do things which do not give me more energy and joy. Life is too precious not to be respected and part of the respect of my own life is definitely my continued Qigong training.”

Read more about Björn here

Elisabeth

"Qigong gives me the strength to make choices that I know benefits my wellbeing”

Read more about Elisabeth here

We arrange courses in many different places, read more about our courses here.

 

Åsa - Why I Come Back to the Summer Course Year After Year

”As a result of my attending the Summer Courses I cope with autumn in a better way”

”I joined my first Summer Course in 2011 and have since attended all 18 days each year. In the beginning I returned to the Summer Courses because of my migraine. That problem has gradually got better since I started to practice qigong. But in recent years I come not only for my physical health but also because the training has given me an inner calm. As a result of my attending the Summer Courses, I cope with my work a little better when autumn comes. I also have more motivation and can manage both everyday life and my family life better.”

Åsa

“There was a great improvement with the migraine in the spring of 2012, but also in other areas of my health. In the past, I had several migraine attacks a month but now these attacks have become considerably milder and if they come at all, they have nearly no effect on me. I used to take preventative medicines which I do not need anymore. I knew nothing about qigong when I started practicing EZQ. A friend who used to have problems with his back had become better by practicing qigong told me about EZQ. So I just wanted to test because I too had stiff shoulders and neck. My first impression was that everyone was so open and warm. I liked it.”

We are Quickly Approaching the Summer Course

Now it is not long until the Summer Course! With about three months left to these 9 or 18 days of training it is time to put it in the calendar. Do you want to warm up with reading the course reports from last year you can find them here: Summer Course one and Summer Course two.

For many the Summer Courses are an annual event. During the spring we will publish some articles where participants tell about why they return to the Summer Courses year after year. Read and get inspired by their progress. The first article is about Åsa who tells about how she got help with migraine, the ability to create an inner calm and to cope with work during autumn. During the last two years we have published similar articles before the Summer Courses began. Click on the following names to read more about Fredrik, Marlene, Tove and Lorna.

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”Now, I can keep calmer even in stressful situations.”

Stress

More and more people feel stressed in their daily life. Read about how some of our participants experience less stress after starting to practise European Zhineng Qigong.

Lilian
“I still think my best results are the mental results. Now I can keep calmer even in stressful situations. I don't get involved in the stress in the same way; I keep it at a distance. I'm learning to take one thing at the time even though there is a lot of pressure.”

Read more about Lilian here

Daniel
“I have also had problems with stress and fatigue. Shortly after I started practising again the qigong training resolved these problems. Now I feel stronger than before I got these symptoms and feel both calmer and happier. I've also got a lot more energy in general.”

Read more about Daniel here

John
“I have had results from practising. I feel more alert, calmer and stronger and I can handle stressful situations. I have a demanding job and I am convinced that I wouldn't have managed so well if I hadn't practised.”

Read more about John here

Anna
“If I come home from work and I'm speeded up, my thoughts are very well diverted after practising. I get to see things from other perspectives. After practising things just fall off from me. It's great!”

Read more about Anna here

Ulrika
“Qigong has helped me to handle situations that before would have made me stressed or sad.”

Read more about Ulrika here

We arrange courses in different locations, read more about our courses here.

Thinking of What to Pack for the Winter Course?

Very soon the Winter Courses is here and there are many who will take the course for the first time. With you in mind we have put together a proposal for a packing list that you can use to get some inspiration when it is time for you to start packing. We also gathered tips from experienced participants about things that might be good to bring.

You can get a copy of the list here.

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More Personally Decorated Shoes

A while ago we published pictures of shoes decorated by participants. We have now got pictures from more participants who have done in similiar ways. Please send pictures of your shoes you too, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Now We Start the Spring Term 2018

More than 80 participants gathered during Epiphany to participate in the Summer Course training together. For many it was a happy reunion with the friends you have got to know during Summer and Winter Courses but also a great opportunity to get started with the training after the Christmas holidays. In conjunction with the course Su Dongyue held a lecture and the course EasyCare for the eyes, both of which were well-visited and well-liked.

Now we continue the spring term with both weekly practice and many courses. The first basic courses in Hold Qi Up are arranged January 20-21 in Gothenburg and Gran. Then follows Bergen January 27-28. After that comes the weekend of February 3-4 when we arrange courses at several locations, such as Stockholm, Kalmar, Alingsås and Ekenäs, when you have the opportunity to learn or repeat the exercise. Check out more and sign up on the course schedule. You who want to participate in this year’s Winter Course can register here directly.

Below follow some pictures from the Summer Course training.

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Bright Spots in the November Darkness - the Autumn Courses 2017

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This year's Autumn Courses were arranged in Karis, Finland and Bergen, Norway during November month. Our Autumn Courses are four days long residential Courses where the participants live, eat and practice together in separated and scenic environments. During the Autumn Course in Finland we stay at Lärkkulla Folk High School, situated on an elevation with pine trees in the south of Finland. The Norwegian course we arrange outside of Bergen in Dyrkobotn Fjellstove with a view of mountains as well as valleys and a beautiful lake. During the Autumn Courses we practice and deepen into what we have learned during a basic course in Hold Qi Up but we also try some Summer Course training.

This year's participants in both Finland and Norway were very happy with the courses. A lot of them was happy about the inclusive atmosphere and feeling of community among the participants. Here are some pictures from the days.

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2017 Autumn Course Bergen, coffee break Coffee break in Bergen. During the breaks the participants also could enjoy the fantastic view.

2017 Autumn course Karis, participants drinking teaThe participants drank a lot of tea during the course in Karis, a nice way to gather during the breaks.2017 Autumn Course Karis, correctionsDuring the Autumn Courses we practice a lot of Hold Qi Up and have time to go through the exercise properly, among other things by getting a lot of help with corrections.

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The Summer Course Training Almost Fully Booked - Only Places Left January 6 and 7

There have been many who have signed up for the Summer Course training in Gothenburg this year. We've had to change premises once to accomodate more participants, but now even with bigger premises there are only places left January 6 and 7.

If you want to join the Summer Course training, please contact us and check if there is place, also regarding the other days if there is any cancellation.

There are places left for those who want to join the course in EasyCare for the eyes January 3. The lecture January 2 requires no registration in advance. Welcome!

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Correction during the Summer Course training in Stockholm last year. Also that course was fully booked.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Another term has gone by and we thank you all for the laughter and happy faces and all the good effort you put into your training! Together we have created many amazing courses that we can remember with warm feelings during these bustling, rushing days before Christmas.

A lot of fun awaits us in the months to come, so we will keep on training as we always do!
In January we do EasyCare Eyes and a lecture by Dongyue Su followed by the Summer Course training. Then follow some weekend courses and weekly group trainings and also the Winter Course that so many of you love. If you haven't yet registered, you can do so here.

Now, in December, we have snow here and there but we can remember days with thawing and slush too. Here are some photos of our participants, we hope those fond summer memories will never weaken.

You may be busy with Christmas preparations, like baking and maybe some Christmas carols but
we send all of you our warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from European Zhineng Qigong!

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The newsletter for November is published

Zhineng Qigong NewsThe newsletter for november is published. You can read it here on our webpage.

Newsletter november 2017

Besides all the courses this spring, you will find a lot of other things too, such as a report from the summer courses.

Summer course one Nossebro

Summer course two Nossebro

Below you can find the courses this spring.

Our courses

If you want to read a bit about what has happened this fall so you can read our course reports on the website.

Course Reports

 

Winter Course 2018

Have you registered for the Winter Course 2018? The winter course is one of our major courses and very popular. It has come to be a welcome break during our dark and cold season.

The Winter Course starts with a two days basic course during the weekend of week seven, when beginners can join. Then we continue week eight with the winter course itself for six days and the week ends with a training day in Xing Shen Zhuang which you can participate in if you have taken summer course step 2.

During the course we stay comfortably in a dormitory or double room at Karlskoga Folkhögskola (folk high school) and eat all meals in the school's dining room which welcomes us with a beautiful view of the lake. Because of pipe repairs we have this year limited access to double rooms and these are at the time of writing fully booked, but there is plenty of room in the dormitories. If we were to have access to an extra room, there is an opportunity to queue up. We recommend that you choose the available options – dormitory, for extra rooms is not something we can count on, it will be a bonus.

A strong qifield, a lot of training, nice course participants and a lovely environment lay the foundation for much needed recovery and good training results. The possibility of nine days of concentrated training under these conditions is something you do not want to miss!

A warm welcome to Karlskoga and the Winter Course 2018!

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