Alchemical Rapport and Professional Intimacy

Alchemical Rapport and Professional Intimacy


Alchemical Healing requires that a practitioner cultivate a level of presence in the treatment room that enables the client to undergo deep and vulnerable transformation. Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy bring you this Advanced Five Element class from the perspective of Alchemical Healing.

In this class we will move beyond the basic Five Element acupuncture idea of Color, Sound, Odor, and Emotion (CSOE) to a much deeper understanding of both diagnostic techniques but also the usage of the Five Elements to spiritually meet a patient so they feel seen and understood.

Discover a deeper approach to the patient/practitioner relationship…

Alchemy requires the highest level of presence in the treatment room. We call this Professional Rapport and Intimacy. In Alchemical Healing, deep transformation requires a willingness on the person’s part to become extremely vulnerable. This means we have to set up and hold a space with absolutely no judgment for our clients. Our Five Element Energetics also need to match the person we’re working with. This class will help you understand how to communicate with your clients (or another person) in a way that they can feel completely safe so they can do their work.

Specifically, this class will focus on the following tips and strategies:

  • Rapport and Intimacy defined and how to create it
  • Fluency in all 5 Elements (how to speak the language of each Element)
  • How each Element thinks (and how to think like they do!)
  • Elemental biases (what are yours and how to keep them out of the treatment room)
  • Elemental motivations (what each Element fundamentally wants)
  • Elemental stresses (we often see the Elements in stress)
  • Elemental fears
  • How to create Rapport and Professional Intimacy in Alchemical Treatments

Alchemical Healing

Alchemy is a fundamental aspect of early Chinese Medicine. Ancient master healers like Ge Hong and Sun Si Miao developed Alchemical healing protocols, like the Thirteen Ghost Points and the Nine Stages of Alchemy, that focus on realizing each being’s full potential rather than simply healing illness.

Alchemical Healing is a unique approach to healing that focuses on both the client and the practitioner’s transformational process. The Master Alchemy Program will help you embark on your personal journey towards your own radical transformation – a path of self-cultivation, self-exploration, facing and letting go of past traumas, and so much more… It taps into your innate potential to  go deeper into the Mystery of Life both personally and then with clients. 

In order to provide this level of work, we must become skilled in assessing the true nature of our patients and then connecting to them in a way that they feel truly understood. This level of understanding is verbal and energetic. It’s about connecting the circle of your Five Element energetics within yourself, understanding the correlation of the Nine Palaces to ascertain a person’s destiny path, and then calling upon these theories to create deeper levels of professional rapport and intimacy with patients. This method can provide an incredible backdrop to helping a person embrace Alchemical transformation.

This Becoming an Alchemical Healer series contains all the fundamental building blocks for becoming an Alchemical Healer and is a prerequisite for all other Master Alchemy Program intensives, Advanced Studies, and the Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this class:

  • What is professional rapport and intimacy and how can it be utilized in Alchemical Healing
  • What are the languages of Each Element and how do they think
  • Identifying your potential Elemental biases interfering with your patient/practitioner relationship
  • Understanding the motivations, stresses and fears of each Elemental type
  • Using this wisdom for creating a better patient/practitioner relationship that promotes vulnerability and deeper levels of understanding

Who should take this class?

  • Practitioners interested in incorporating Alchemical Healing approaches into their practice (acupuncturists, acupressurists, medical qigong and other energywork practitioners)
  • ​Practitioners who are focused on the psycho-emotional aspects of treatment
  • ​Practitioners and students who would like to expand their treatment toolbox for difficult patient cases
  • ​Anyone who has an intense curiosity about emotional healing

What others are saying ...

It's incredible how much I was able to learn in this class without feeling a sense of overwhelm from the information. There is a beautiful balance between thorough theory and very applicable practical information. The way that Leta covers this is down-to-earth and no-nonsense. I love that about it.
Ivy Van den Berge
This course has helped me become proficient and gain enough knowledge to increase my healing knowledge and potential for my clients and future clients. I am so happy and excited that I purchased this course, for so many reasons, but really because now I can better help my clientele and expand my business to help even more people!
Dr. J. Celeste Ruland

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What others are saying ...

In these uncertain and rapidly changing times, Alchemical TCM is so needed in the world! I know too many people with psycho-emotional issues who are Western Medicine treatment failures; pharmaceuticals just make them worse. Psycho-emotional issues are an imbalance in the Trinity of Mind, Body and Spirit. The Soul needs to be addressed; the Heart needs to be heard! This is where the healing lives. I'm so happy there are skilled practitioners teaching this modality!
Kristine Buckley
Herein lies the essential foundation information you didn't, don't, and won't receive in your acupuncture school education. The effective practitioner is one who has already been, currently is, and continues to be in the state of beginner's mind, in the eternal Now, with egolessness, humility, patience, respect, knowledge. and lucid awareness. Would you want anything less from whom you choose to go to for healing? Finally. I can breathe a sigh of relief that this work is more available to healers.
Judith Story
"Leta has a way of teaching potentially esoteric material in a way that is very practical. She covered a vast amount of terrain in a very organized, clear and engaging presentation. The case studies and examples that she provides from her extensive experience thoroughly illustrate the application of the materials."
Keiko Cronin
"I find that Leta and Jaye create a clear, enjoyable, and well-organized atmosphere that fosters ease in learning. I appreciate that clarity, the bullet points, and the metaphoric and actual examples used in conveying the concepts. Organizing information, even things I'm passionate about learning, can be challenging for me at times and Leta and Jaye make that much easier. I also find that the humor and warmth keeps me engaged while the practical recommendations for possible ways of using the material helps to anchor it in my body."
Jenny Wolffe
Healing Arts Practitioner
"Exquisite! I could listen all day long ... Thank you Leta! for sharing your wisdom....gracious you are with your knowledge! Mahalo."
Troy Krebs
"I love how Leta demystifies the mystical. She provided clear and easy ways to work with Qi blockages. I learned things I can put into practice immediately."
"Leta is a very good teacher. The energetics taught are very pertinent to what I see in my clinic. This is another level of helping people to find their center and be in balance with their lives."
"I LOVE the way the class is setup in easy, short, informative clips. I love having a new skill that is not taxing on my body."
Brad Surette
The course content and material were very thorough and clear. Leta and Jaye's lessons were well-organized, well-delivered, and well-illustrated. Thank you for this wonderful course. It has already made a difference to some of my family members.
Marshall Garland

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