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Christina


Helping you realize your true potential for radiant health.

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Christina


Helping you realize your true potential for radiant health.

sifu Christina Bickley Didyk dom

Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified instructor for Shaolin Wahnam Cosmos Chi Kung, Cert. Chi kung Healer, Mom of 2

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The last 13 years of practicing Acupuncture and Chi Kung appear to be the beginning of something truly spectacular for my family, my patients and myself. I began my career with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine. Throughout my career I’ve trained Shaolin Wahnam Chi Kung every single day as well as teaching classes and performing Chi Kung Healing for over six years. Throughout this time I’ve seen the similarities and differences in each individual’s responses to disease and disharmony and been lucky to achieve a deep understanding of what things cause health blockage and what things keep us from moving through those blockages.

Combining my understanding of Chinese Medical concepts with my experience of growth and healing in myself and my patients/students gives me a solid perspective and foundation from which to help others achieve the highest potential success in all aspects of health.

With my unique skills I feel confident in attacking literally ANY disease process you can throw at me. I utilize a very broad range of techniques to help my patients heal, grow and eventually thrive. I am lucky to have a great deal of experience in pain of ALL kinds, mental and emotional issues in children and adults, autoimmune diseases and chronic health conditions of any kind. Depending on the condition being treated and the needs of the patient at any particular time I may use

  • Acupuncture or body work treatments like Cupping, Gua Sha or Moxibustion and Trigger Point Therapy

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine for children and adults for acute and chronic health conditions

  • Diet and nutritional counseling

  • 8 Extraordinary Vessels, Stem and Branch treatment and Ion Pumping Cord therapy to help clear and release old emotional blockages causing physical pain and structural imbalance

  • Wahnam Cosmos Chi kung exercises and Standing Zen Meditation

  • Perception Counseling to liberate the spirit and return the emotions to harmonious flow

  • or a combination of some or all of these therapies.

With Chi Kung Healing treatments I am able to open and enhance your own energy flow through a simple transmission of the meditative mind and stimulation of energy points on the body with nothing more than a gentle touch. I can teach you to enter a meditative state of mind and generate a healing flow of energy in your body in just one session. Combined with simple exercises to encourage your energy flow for ten minutes at home every day you can heal yourself in a surprisingly short amount of time!!

Christina is one of less than 10 Certified Shaolin Wahnam Instructors in the United States of America.

From a Chi Kung perspective there is only one type of disease - energy blockage. I excel at helping you realize where you are blocked as well as how to move through it with surprising ease. My treatments will leave you feeling refreshed energetically and more joyful each time. If you learn Chi Kung from me - you will learn to create this effect in yourself and others!

 

I believe in treating YOU. Your needs at the time of treatment will always be considered as my highest purpose and I will endeavor to also help you achieve even more than you realize is possible each time we meet.

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embrace Joy


Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think

-Buddha

embrace Joy


Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think

-Buddha

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It all started when...

I randomly attended a Chi Kung seminar in Jacksonville Florida in 2006.  Completely unaware that my course in life was about to take a dramatic turn in the most amazing direction.  

Quite frankly I gave up on my belief that the classical descriptions of Chi Kung and Kung Fu benefits like Internal Force, the energy needed to make a small woman as powerful as a large man, really existed in a way I could learn and train here in the West,  Even the arts I found in China paled in comparison to what I thought surely must be possible.

So paying over 600 dollars for a 3 day seminar in Jacksonville of all places was a sideways step I took on pure intuitive feeling.  Thank the cosmos I did!

Now my Cosmos Chi Kung practice gives me tremendous energy, a striking realization of mental calm and clarity and the ability to truly listen when my Spirit speaks. I now enjoy a deep sense of internal peace that makes life a truly dazzling and fulfilling stroll through the park, rather than a stress filled race to the finish.  I am better at every single thing I do thanks to this amazing art.  

The only thing more exciting than the tremendous benefits Chi Kung gives me, is that I am able to pass this art on to you.  I currently teach entry level and advanced seminars at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Mirror Lake. Please visit my schools website at www.smilingheartstudio.com to register for classes.

 

 

Enhance Yourself


Enhance Yourself


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You yourself, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and affection.
— Guatama Buddha

got zen?


wanna know how?

got zen?


wanna know how?

what is zen?

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Photo by andylin/iStock / Getty Images

What are you like when stress hits the fan?  Are you tight with anxiety and repetitively worried about details? Nauseous with irritable bowels?  Distracted with a side helping of road rage? Awake again or collapsed after a glass and a half of wine?

Or maybe you see life getting hectic and feel invigorated with challenge? Certain of success and joyfully engaged. Maybe you stay relaxed and find you had more energy for the situation then expected.  Maybe you even realized some personal growth.

Most of us are a bit of both.  Those of us who practice Chi Kung and the Shaolin Arts are training our hearts and minds every day to be as close to a state of Zen as we can be even amongst the tallest of weeds in our garden.  Releasing the build up of fight or flight responses and reinstating the natural rhythms that ensure health and happiness in order to clear disease and prevent future issues. 

Zen is a state of mind where we find our Heart reigns supreme, our intellect is calmed and receptive rather than agitated and reactive and cosmic truth helps us to realize the least resistance to the flow of life and our own expression of inner nature.  In other words - Zen is our happy place and a garden worth cultivating.


Is Zen a religion?

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A Zen state of Mind can be highly spiritual but it is not religious.  If you are a religious person you will find your faith enhanced and more fully realized with Zen training.  Higher energy increases mental clarity and the ability to absorb teachings of wisdom into the spirit not just obtain intellectual understanding.  True faith blooms through direct experience of the beauty of creation - Chi Kung and Zen meditation help us to access this regardless of what faith we identify with.

If you are non-religious you will still experience a transformative spiritual experience with Zen training,  You will become happier, more relaxed and more resilient in every way, more compassionate and generous and you will feel more fulfilled no matter what you do in life.  This is a sign of a healthy spirit.


do i Chi Kung or meditate?

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Do better - do both.  In Shaolin Wahnam we learn to enter the Zen state of Mind as a prerequisite for every art we do.  In fact if you don't enter the Zen, or Chi Kung state of mind you will not be doing Chi Kung, or TaiJiChuan or Shaolin Kung Fu or Standing Zen Meditation.  You will be doing either gentle or vigorous external physical exercise, or just standing around - rather than enhancing energy flow through the body mind and spirit.

Our Chi Kung is complete - from standing stillness, movement is generated.  Then directed movement enhances the quality and quantity of energy.  Next we let go to completely free flowing, undirected energy movement to heal our body and mind by clearing blockages and restoring natural energy rhythms.  Finally quiescence returns in the stillness and ease of standing Zen meditation.

This is moving meditation and standing stillness combined to offer you a truly incredible and surprisingly enjoyable way to realize the benefits of Zen training in a ridiculously small amount of time - only 5-10 minutes a day!.

Zen is a daily practice and it requires the daily application of your skills to the constant variance of life's ups and downs.  Training daily makes living life easier, more fulfilling and more rewarding on every level.  


do i take the health or the vitality course?

My Course for restoring health with Chi Kung is for anyone who wants to learn real Chi kung for the first time.  You may have a serious disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis or you may just have chronic neck pain and anxiety from some old car accidents.  You may be healthy but feel life is just missing something - like happiness. Regardless of your severity of pain or illness (I even have students in wheelchairs) you can and will succeed in achieving the aims of this course.  This is the right place to start no matter the issue - learn the most basic skills of great Chi Kung - like entering the Zen state of mind and allowing your body to generate a healing flow of energy.   Once you learn and train these skills for just a few months you will have no reason to doubt the tremendous impact of Cosmos Chi Kung and Zen training on your health and happiness.

The Vitality class is for those who already practice our wonderful Chi Kung daily and are healthy and ready for more challenging exercises from TaiJiChuan and Shaolin Kung Fu with the specific aims of using these arts to increase flexibility, strength, balance and grace as well as vitality and mental clarity.  Take your training to the next level and find out just how much better it can get!