AFTER READING THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS, INTERESTED APPLICANTS WILL WRITE A SHORT LETTER TO Seymour Koblin STATING WHY THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ENTRY INTO THE ZEN-TOUCH INTERNSHIP.
- *Completion of ZT I, II, and ZT III /(Improvisation) as a “Repeat Student/Teaching Assistant aprox. 90hrs
- Zen-Touch™ Moves Advanced: includes: Point Impressions, Energy Currents, Articulations, and Advanced Improvisational Flow techniques. Advanced Back and Hara assessment/recommendations, Time Layers, and Life Challenge Transformation Technique/LCTT
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Basic and Comparative Nutrition
- Herbology Introduction
- Compassionate/ Client Communication
- Chinese Astrology Feng Shui
- Water Shiatsu
Approxiamate Total= 500 hrs
All of the above classes can be taken as part of an HHP program and are required before interns are eligible for paid teaching positions.
Zen-Touch Teaching Considerations
The ability to teach involves different skills and aptitudes than those required of practitioners. The following are intended to shape one’s skills with the eventual outcome of attaining Instructor Certification. Proficiency in all of the above courses through consistent practical experience obtained through each intern’s private practice, “sitting in” on classes taught by different Zen-Touch instructors, repeating classes, and experience with clients at Holistic Therapies Clinic –
- *Completion of ZT I, II, III as a “Repeat Student/Teaching Assistant” approx. 90hrs (when done once)
- Successful facilitation of ZT I, II, III, under the supervision of a current certified instructor or instructor intern. After successful completion as a supervised TA the Intern is eligible for a position as a Teacher Intern paid at the teacher Intern rate.
- : theoretical and hands- on advanced training with Seymour Koblin*Private/small group lessons with Seymour in various aspects of Zen-Touch™ (technique, communication skills, assessment, recommendations etc.)
Completion of a 5-10 page written thesis that summarizes how you integrate a particular interest of yours into your Zen-Touch™ E.G. ZT and…. Yoga, Hypnotherapy, Sound Healing, 5 Transformations, Yu Point therapy….etc. The thesis includes an introduction/intent statement, case studies (assessment recommendations, follow up, summary/conclusion with each of your 3-5 clients.) The thesis ends with a synopsis of your research, what you have learned, and where you are now with the direction of your work.
The thesis requirement can be waived if someone has successfully facilitated ZT at the teacher intern level for 5 years.
The intern pays in full for her/his first time as a TA in ZT I, II, or III. If intern is in the HHP program these “first time repeat” hours will be counted towards the1000hr cetification and added to the official transcript. Subsequent credit/class fees as a TA are waived unless the TA chooses them to be counted towards a program.
Zen-Touch™ internship fee = $1000. This non-refundable fee is over and beyond all class tuition fees. It is assessed to cover individual and group time spent with Seymour outside of regularly scheduled classes (** listed above. These hours vary for each intern and are not included in any transcript). The internship fee can be financed through the school for an additional finance charge of $105 and can also be added to an existing agreement/contract.
Successful completion of all the above is required to receive Zen-Touch Practitioner/Instructor Certification. This title may be listed in promotional materials, cards flyers, etc. Upon approval by Seymour, interns may receive a Zen-Touch Practitioner certification before they are awarded an instructor title.
[Note: Instructor interns receive a lesser teaching fee than certified instructors.]
Graduates are accepted as members into AOBTA and may test for AOBTA instructor certifications.
The Zen-Touch™ Practitioner/Instructor course of studies is one of the rare apprenticeship trainingsanywhere. It is based on proficiency instead of hours and encourages the individuality of each intern. It is a journey and the lessons learned on this path take precedence over certification and credentials. My commitment to facilitate in this style will reap different results for each of you. You will likely benefit most by avoiding expectations around when and if you will graduate, teach or “finish”. Zen-Touch is always changing and as long as you are enjoying the journey, I welcome your participation.