CSOE Workshop: 3rd – 5th October 2015 – Silver Spring MD


Silver Spring, MD

A Niki Bilton Workshop

Sponsored by: Ongiara College of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and TendingShen

Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th October 2015

9.30 am to 5.30 pm each day

Workshop Details

CSOE are the tools by which we stand or fall as Five Element practitioners.  From years of working closely with patients, students & graduates, I have developed a way of sharing CSOE that is fun, simple, achievable and repeatable in the treatment room.’ Niki H Bilton 

Venue: Crossings: A Center for the Healing Traditions, 8505 Fenton St. Suite 202, Silver Spring, MD 20895

Timing: Registration 9.00am–9.30am. Class 9.30am-5.30pm daily.

CEUs/PDAs: This course has been approved for 18 PDA points from the NCCAOM (provider #807), and is pending approval by the California Acupuncture Board for 18 hours of continuing education in Category 1 (provider #417).

Registration (up to October 2nd 2015)

  • Students: $350
  • New graduate (2 years): $400
  • Graduates: $450

Please send a cheque, made payable to TendingShen, to Julie Lawson (Registrar) at 187 Hodge Ave, Buffalo NY 14222.  For further information email Julie Lawson jl@tendingshen.com

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations made up to 31st August 2015 will result in a full refund less a $50 processing fee. No refunds are made for cancellations after this date.

Tutor: Niki H. Bilton M.Ac (UK), OMBAcC (UK), L.Ac (Maryland) has practiced acupuncture since 1982 and is currently the Academic Dean at Ongiara College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Ontario, Canada.


CSOE all give the same message and are produced by the directional energetics of each element. As practitioners we need to develop the four examination skills (to see, hear, palpate and inquire) in order to both assess the health or distress of each of the five elements and to evaluate the effects of ongoing treatment. This workshop provides a rare opportunity to compare and contrast a width of CSOE and to receive extensive tutor feedback.

Spend Time with Color: Look at groups of faces for each color (noting the similarities and differences).
Spend Time with Sound: Move to the energetic rhythms of the Five Elements! Listen to recorded and live voices to bring out the five sounds. Learn how to work with your own voice to convey the five sounds to patients.
Spend Time with Odor: In specially created tents, experience and recognize the environment of the odors.
Spend Time with Emotion: Create the healthy five wills of life (emotions) inside yourself in a safe environment. Learn easily to invite your patients into each emotional atmosphere, to enhance your diagnosis and your subsequent interactions.

Come and experience the five elements in action!


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