3 Week Series - Breaking the Cycle of Depression with Spring Forest Qigong

Two Prudential Plaza

180 North Stetson · Chicago, IL

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Start to reduce your stress, dissipate the strong emotions underlying sadness and depression and begin to chip away at chronic conditions. Over 3 sessions learn simple, effective, and powerful qigong techniques to support your health and well being mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. This is a 90 minute MeetUp so it's a great time for questions or a deeper dive into Qigong and Spring Forest Qigong. Come for 1 or come for all 3 - each class will provide time to learn about qigong's perspective and suggestions as it relates to depression.

In 2002, a clinical study on Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) and depression was performed right here in Chicago. Dr. Gaik who ran the study concluded that, "The SFQ technique was extremely effective in the treatment of depression, including bipolar subjects, and was especially instrumental in manifesting a greater sense of self and positive connection with the world. I would highly recommend the use of SFQ in the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger management, attention deficit disorder and to enhance self esteem."

Find the full results and report here: https://www.springforestqigong.com/medical-studies

Former Spring Forest Qigong Teacher of the Year, Ann Minoff runs these MeetUps. We'll learn about Qigong and Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ), practice some SFQ movements and conclude with a SFQ qigong sitting meditation followed by Q&A. We hold a Spring Forest Qigong practice group/MeetUp 3 to 4 times a month - no previous knowledge is needed and this MeetUp is Free. We always have new people at the MeetUp alongside regulars. We're a fun group and would be delighted to welcome you. If you're looking for a shorter MeetUp - see our other events that are during the day and only 1 hour.

Qigong is an ancient practice that dates back at least 4,000 years. It is considered a cornerstone of Chinese Medicine and includes gentle physical movements, visualization and meditation. Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ), a modernized form of qigong, was created by International Qigong Master Chunyi Lin with a focus on gaining the greatest benefit in the shortest amount of time. SFQ can start to improve all aspects of health; circulation, flexibility, strengthening immunity, emotional stability, mental clarity, stress reduction, pain relief all while providing an increased sense of happiness and vitality.

Master Lin believes that everyone is born a healer and can help themselves heal and help others heal as well. His vision is “A healer in every home and a world without pain and suffering.” Chunyi is the author of a #1 Amazon bestseller, Born A Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.

For more information from Master Lin about Qigong please see this short 2 minute video:https://youtu.be/8DMk0DawBbM