Anthony ist ein wundervoller Mensch und Lehrer. Seit seinem Studium in Cambridge UK in den 1990ern verbrachte er fast jedes Jahr jeweils viele Monate bei seinen persönlichen Tai Chi Meistern in China um diese Kunst zu studieren. Er besitzt zudem über tiefe Erfahrungen im Tibetischem Buddhismus und Zen. Am Yogafestival Summer of Love gibt er Einführungen in Tai Chi und bietet persönliche Sitzungen mit der energetischen Heilarbeit Sei Ki an. Mehr über Anthony.
Anthony is 46 years old and graduated from Cambridge University in 1992. After three years spent working for an audit firm and a software house, he found himself experiencing burnout and breakdown, and chose to shift the focus of his life towards seeking what he calls, “a quiet mind, comfortable body and grateful heart”.
Over the next twenty years he spent much of his life living in India, Thailand and China exploring Vipassana and Zen meditation, Tai Chi and Qi Gong and many forms of massage and bodywork. His main teachers are Father Ama Samy for Zen, Yang Dong Bao for Tai Chi and Akinobu Kishi for Sei Ki, a form of Ki (life healing) Therapy.
The journey was not easy and at times between 2001 and 2010 involved episodes of extreme anxiety and what he calls ‘spiritual psychosis’. Apart from an eight-month period at the beginning this was lived out without the use of anti-psychotic medications and support from the mental health profession.
Since 2013, he has been working as a guide and facilitator using his personal experiences to help people with extreme sensitivity find balance in their lives. He is particularly interested in the difficulties people experience in spiritual emergence / emergency and how spiritual growth is often fused with emotional and mental illness.
He teaches Zen, Mindfulness, Qi Gong, Yang Style Tai Chi and his own variations of Sei Ki, which he now calls Sei Ki HeartTouch.
In 2017, Anthony began sharing his personal experiences of natural altered states and spiritual psychosis, alongside his variations of mindfulness and compassion training practices, with people working within the mental health profession.
He is currently trying to play a part in helping our societies evolve in the way we respond to human crisis and what we call mental illness, psychosis and schizophrenia.
Tai Chi for me, is my way of remembering that I am a part of nature, fully alive.
When I practise, first I am like the trees, rooted deep into the ground, unmovable and at peace.
Then I become the river, sometimes quiet and gentle like a mountain stream, other times roaring like a mighty river, energy flowing in total aliveness.
My emphasis is on deep meditative body connection, relaxation and authentic personal expression.
The movement is an expression of our body’s enjoyment in being alive, not in the sense that we get from passionate dance, but in the quiet sense of a spring bubbling up from the earth, flowing out and creating new life for us.
It’s a kind of magic and makes me happy!
Sei Ki HeartTouch, is a way of learning to be with other people without the emotional defences, cognitive confusions and prejudices that we normally place between ourselves and others.
It is a simple but beautiful touch based meditative ritual that teaches us how to be authentically human with all the vulnerability, beauty and pain which this entails.
Along the way, both the giver and receiver, change and grow from the experience and this goes out to touch everyone we share our lives with.
All people can benefit from this practice, but it works particularly well as an intimacy practice for partners, a way of supporting friends in need and an empathy practice for therapists.
What it teaches us in the end is very simple: LOVE.
Anthony will be offering private Sei Ki HeartTouch sessions throughout the Summer of Love festival.
These can be in a therapy format, where I treat one person for about an hour or slightly longer if necessary, or as a private tutorial for a couple in which we will combine treatment with guidance for the couple to work together later.
In the hands of an experienced practitioner, Sei Ki functions as Zen / Shamanic body psychotherapy which can revitalise and open up blocked areas within our souls. It is not therapy, it is assisted Zen, inviting us to more fully become who we really are, and in this there is great healing.
I am especially interested in working with clients experiencing trauma, abuse, anxiety disorders and psychosis, although anyone interested in working with me is very welcome.