Levels 6 and 7 form a unity with regard to contents. Many aspects of Shiatsu, such as relaxed leaning, the special use of the mother and child hand, perception of energy, integration of Kyo/Jitsu and the functions into the treatment are thoroughly explored and worked out in small groups. Participants get to know “their own Shiatsu style” which is characterised by their personal strengths, talents and life experience. In doing so, they are supported individually by two experienced teachers. It is the declared objective of this Level that the practitioner is able to structure a complete Shiatsu treatment scheme in a plausible way that meets all requirements. At this training level, students are requested to establish treatment reports and do case studies which are then amply discussed with teachers and colleagues.
During the course, a comprehensive theoretical written examination is held. At the end of the course, both the strengths and aspects that require further application are discussed with each participant in a personal conversation.
The last step, and you are a professional! Here, the objective is to once more bring together and lay the finishing touches to every aspect of the training, ranging from theory and practice to perception and, finally, professional competence. Themes of this course are: the perception of the energetic expression of a person, the perception of references between the symptoms, circumstances of life, potentials and their energetic expression . The possible energetic response from meridian work is explored and how it can be balanced out by varying the outer techniques, such as rhythm, Tsubo work or the application of inner techniques; one of them being tuning into the meridian functions, or changing the focus. On top of that, there is time for questions, such as how to open a practice, PR, working fields, advertising, or professional identity.
An important part of Level 7 is the case study which is compiled before the course and discussed during the course in small groups. A knowledge check of the participants including both theory and practice takes place here in terms of a full treatment session performed on an unknown client under the observation of the two teachers. This is followed by a subsequent discussion thereof.