Stress Relief with Qi Gong

Reduce Stress, Strengthen Core and Mental Energies in 12 Steps

What if there was a tool to help you reduce stress signficantly, manage your emotions more effectively, improve your health and focus your mind? Qi Gong is that powerful tool that you can implement into your daily life.

Do you want to reduce stress, improve your health and develop greater clarity and focus in your life?

Kay Hutchinson, advanced medical qi gong instructor and clinical practitioner, has created a 12-part workshop to help participants develop daily tools to renew their energy and transform their health and mental states.

Kay studied in a three-year residential program of Chinese medicine with Dr. Arnold Tayam, founder of The Longevity Center, Institute and Clinic, and head qi gong instructor for some of Stanford's Integrative Medicine qi gong workshops for physicians and patients.

Kay also co founded the non profit El Tule Institute, dedicated to the creative growth and development of people through movement arts like qi gong, music and art. If you find the webinar helpful, please consider donating to the the El Tule institute to help support fund raising to build an eco village with center for creative development studio. Visit

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Kay Hutchinson

Certified medical qi gong practitioner/acupressurist, life coach and Chinese herbalist who helps clients bloom their full energy potential.

Featured Book

The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine

Kaptchuk, Ted

Published: 2000-04-11 by McGraw-Hill. 464 Pages. ISBN: 9780809228409

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Course Syllabus

1 Understanding Energy

Understand the benefits of energy training and how it impacts your biochemistry.

  1. What is Qi Gong?
  2. Journal Activity: Take a moment to reflect on stress levels in your life and describe the level on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being minimal stress and 10 being high stress. How do you cope with or manage stress as stress occurs?
  3. Reflections Prior to the Video
  4. Calming Self-Massage Video
  5. Reflections after the Video
  6. Incorporate the self massage every hour for 1-3 minutes during your day.
  7. Journal or Reflect: Ask yourself how much stress you are experiencing right in this moment. Notice the tension level in your body and energy of your emotions prior to watching and performing the qi gong stress relief routine.
  8. Five Treasures Less Than 15 Minutes Video

2 Posture, Breath, and Intent

Reduce stress by utilizing the three foundational principles of qi gong: posture, breath, and intent.

  1. The Three Critical Principles of Qi Gong
  2. Reflect on your body now.
  3. Practice the Basic Qi Gong Principles Video
  4. Reflect on the changes in your energy.
  5. Watch the review and meditation for posture, breath and intention several times during your day.
  6. Journal Activity: Describe your experience with utilizing the audio meditation and review of posture, breath and intention as you move through your day.

3 Self-Massage Awakening Flow

Focus the mind, release tension, and center your energy.

  1. Awakening Your Energy
  2. Before watching and performing the massage on the video, take a moment to ask yourself, “What do you notice about stress levels and your mental state right now?”
  3. Awaken Energy Video: Bring in More Energy
  4. Reflect on your practice.

4 Warming and Opening the Joints

Create a greater flow of energy by releasing the joints.

  1. Releasing the Joints of the Body
  2. Release Toxins Video
  3. Reflect on the transformation of your energy after this exercise.

5 Qi Gong Safety Valve Movement

Learn how to prevent and clear out energy deviations.

  1. Energy Deviations Defined
  2. Drawing Down Heavens Video
  3. Reflect on your experience using the qi gong safety valve.
  4. Journal Activity: As you continue through this workshop, journal your experience with using “Pulling Down Heavens” to balance your energy flow when uncomfortable physical or emotional sensations arise.

6 Ocean Qi Breathing

Prevent low levels of energy. Release stress from your ocean element organs, your kidneys.

  1. Water Energy
  2. Ocean Qi Breathing Video
  3. Reflect on your energy after the movement.

7 Draw Up Earth

Understand the role of the earth element in anxiety. Learn how your digestive organs are impacted by stress.

  1. Earth Energy
  2. Reflect on the centeredness of your body.
  3. Gathering Earth Video
  4. Consider the changes in your energy.

8 Gathering Starlight

Understand the role of metal element energies as they relate to immunity and stress.

  1. Metal Energies
  2. Before viewing the video, place your hands on each of the following areas and observe the energy in the form of thoughts or physical sensations as you explore.
  3. Gathering Starlight Video
  4. Reflect upon your experience.

9 Opening Heart Qi

Understand the role of the heart energy in reducing emotional, social and spiritual stress.

  1. The Heart Center : Fire Energy
  2. Place your hands on the center of your chest palms inward. Imagine yourself moving through your day.
  3. Open Heart Energy Video
  4. Place your hands on the heart center again after you finish watching the video.

10 Drawing Down the Heavens with a Liver Detox Focus

Detoxify the liver and diminish stress.

  1. The Wood Element
  2. Place your hands over the liver on the right side of the rib cage. Notice what you observe.
  3. Calm Liver Video
  4. Observe any differences in your body, mental state or spirit after performing this movement.

11 Integrate Qi Gong into Everyday Life

Practice qi gong as you move through your daily routine.

  1. Select two or three movements that you learned and describe an integrative routine that you can use each day to reduce stress.
  2. Integrative Modifications Video
  3. Perform the modification movements several times during the day and journal how you feel prior to movement and after.

12 The Less than 15 Minutes Work-Out

This step puts all the lessons together in a less than fifteen minutes workout.

  1. Less than 15 Minutes Qi Gong Workout
  2. Reflect or Journal How do you feel after performing the routine?