Anpuku & Trauma Informed Therapy

Through Iris's expert guidance, you will gain insights into basic embryology, the concept of the second brain, the mesentery, tensegrity, and more, alongside practical demonstrations of Anpuku techniques.

Anpuku & Trauma Informed Therapy

Your New Tool in Trauma Therapy

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Taking this course, you will

  • Gain foundational knowledge of Anpuku, its origins, and its role in Japanese healing practices.
  • Discover how Anpuku bridges ancient wisdom with contemporary scientific understanding, particularly in the fields of embryology and the body’s ‘second brain’.
  • Learn Practical Anpuku Techniques through a recorded demonstration of Anpuku techniques applied in clinical settings to address trauma and emotional blockages.
  • Apply Anpuku Principles in Trauma Therapy, utilizing somatic emotional diagnostic approaches for deeper healing.
  • Expand Your Therapeutic Toolbox with unique skills in abdominal bodywork to enhance your therapeutic practice, catering to clients with trauma, shock, and developmental issues.

Course Overview

Join Iris Abarbanel, a seasoned Anma-shiatsu and Anpuku therapist, for an enlightening course on Anpuku, the Japanese art of abdominal bodywork. With over 20 years of experience as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Iris demonstrates the connections between traditional wisdom and neurobiology in the context of trauma therapy. This course offers a rare opportunity to explore Anpuku’s history, its integration with modern somatic and emotional work, and its application in addressing trauma, shock, and developmental challenges. Through Iris’s expert guidance, you will gain insights into basic embryology, the concept of the second brain, the mesentery, tensegrity, and more, alongside practical demonstrations of Anpuku techniques.

This course includes practical demonstrations of Anpuku techniques. If you are a diplomate, by registering for this course, you agree to abide by the NCCAOM PDA Course Participant Attestation.

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NCCAOM PDA Course Participant Attestation

By registering for this course, I agree to abide by the NCCAOM PDA Course Participant Attestation.

I understand that the information in this course presented by the Provider and/or Instructor(s) is for educational purposes only and should only be applied with appropriate clinical judgment and used by a trained and licensed
practitioner. Governmental laws and regulations vary from region to region and the contents of this course vary in permissible usage. The participant is required to check their local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding the practice requirements and scope of practice issues and the use of the information of this course including, but not limited to, theory, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. I acknowledge that NCCAOM does not endorse any specific treatment regimens of any kind. Furthermore, if I use any modalities or treatments taught in this course, I agree to waive, release, indemnify, discharge, and covenant not to sue NCCAOM from and against any liability, claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever, arising out of any injury, loss, or damage that a person may sustain related to the use of the information in this course. I understand that this Release is governed by the laws of District of Columbia, U.S.A. and shall survive the termination or expiration of this course.

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Unless otherwise stated, CEU/PDA/CPD requirements must be completed within 1 year of the purchase. You are advised to print and save your certificate for your records and under your association requirements.

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