Emerson Bastos graduated from the BSS-Do in 1996. He has been in full-time practice since then and has been teaching Shiatsu from 2001. He has been involved with complementary therapies since 1989 when he studied acupressure. This led him subsequently to study Shiatsu and become a practitioner.
Where appropriate and according to need he incorporates other techniques in his practice. These include Moxibustion and Cupping; Sei Tai (Body Alignment); Cranio Sacral techniques; Thai Massage and the Family Constellations Approach.
EMERSON’S PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND TEACHERS OF INFLUENCE INCLUDE:
Working for nearly 20 years in hospitals and drop-in clinics with clients diagnosed with Immune System related conditions.
He has a degree in Physical Education (Phys. Ed.). This background helps enormously in treating sport related injuries and posture related conditions.
He has taken part in workshops with Kishi, Pauline Sasaki, Michael Rose, Paul Lundberg, Ray Ridolfi, and Susanne Franzen. He has also taken part in many Shiatsu Congresses in the UK and Germany.
Emerson also has a Thai Massage Certificate from the Thai Massage School Thailand.
In 2004 his personal and professional journey with the Constellation Approach began. After attending various workshops, he subsequently joined and completed training with the Centre for Systemic Constellation in 2010. Since then he has been offering systemic/family constellation approach in individual sessions and facilitating Family/Systemic Constellations workshops. The 5 Elements Constellation workshops are an innovation born from a combination of his Oriental Medicine background with constellation process approach from Bert Hellinger. He has been facilitating workshops both in the UK, various places in Greece, Argentina and Brazil.
Post-Graduation Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy MBACP