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Acknowledgements. About Chi for Children. About the Author. How to Use this Resource. Introduction. The Program. What is Tai Chi? What is Qigong? Meditation and Mindfulness. Stagnation. Ying and Yang. Discipline. Respect. The Most Important Thing. Tutorial 1 - Chi for Children - The Basics. Sequence of Training. Warm-up Exercises. Five Element Qigong Exercises. Tai Chi Exercises. Closing and Some Fun. Tutorial 2 - Centring and Balancing. About this Program. Sequence of Training. Qigong Exercises. Tai Chi - Continuing `The Form'. Tutorial 3 - Opening the Form. About this Program. Sequence of Training. Tai Chi - Hand Form. Tutorial 4 - Stress Survival. About this Program. Anxiety. Attention. Forgetting the Past. Sequence of Training. Shake off Negativity. Qigong Exercises. Tai Chi. Techniques to Try Anytime. Grounding Energy. The Importance of Relaxation. Case Study. Testimonials. Resources.

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This teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children

About the Author

Betty Sutherland is the founder and director of UK Tai Chi and Chi for Children, a leading provider of Tai Chi based initiatives in schools across the UK. She has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1994 and is a senior instructor at the Five Winds School of Tai Chi Chuan. She is also a member and listed as an 'A' grade instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain and a member of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts. Betty is originally from Scotland but now resides in Yorkshire, UK.


Praise for the programme:'The book is very reader friendly with many photographs and a layout which supports you in recognising important points and information... This is a delightful and useful resource which I recommend.'

-- SEN Magazine
As well as the health and physical benefits to all the young people, what has been most encouraging is the impact the initiative has had within the whole school. Schools have been using Tai Chi as a means of stress relief for pupils (and staff) prior to exams, as a means of calming children down after lunchtimes, as a way of focusing children in the mornings to start the day...the program has been a huge success. -- Andy Clay, Partnership Development Manager, Barlby School Sport Partnership, UK
[Chi for Children] has been enthusiastically received by staff, parents and children and is now an established part of the PE curriculum. As a result of Tai Chi sessions, it is noticeable that the children are calmer and more focused. They also find it fun! -- E. Brown, Head Teacher, Fairburn Community Primary School, UK

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