For the past few years we have always used the reception room at our
Of course we could hire a room, and this might be sensible as all our seminars increasingly overbooked, but do I want to go to all the hassle and much greater expense of doing that? And is the kind of seminar I have run really the best way to pass on my five element knowledge? Is this change telling me that it is time to look again at what I am trying to do with my teaching in
Up till now I have not really considered these two questions. Instead I have simply done much of the same at each seminar, and offered it to many of the same people, all of whom are on SOFEA’s distribution list and have registered their interest. In other words, we advertised the seminars and accepted whoever applied on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Should I be a bit more selective about this, for example by restricting the number of students, and focussing more on established practitioners? Would this be a better use of my time?
I think that I should be doing more to help the more advanced practitioners, particularly since Guy Caplan is now expanding the teaching he is doing to include some of the groups I was already teaching, particularly in
So I have made the decision, a decision essentially made for me by the withdrawal of the use of the
I am a little sad to have had to abandon novice five element acupuncturists to others, but I hope in future years to catch up with them as they in turn gain sufficient experience to welcome the kind of teaching I will now be concentrating upon.