Who is it for?
Who can train to be a TMW Teacher?
The TMW Foundation Training is for anyone interested in promoting health and wellbeing, whether in their community, workplace, with family and friends or just for themselves. No Tai Chi or teaching experience is required – the training programme is expertly designed to provide you with all the skills, knowledge and experience you need.
Whether your approach to health is therapeutic or medical, or you want to work in your home or in large workshops, online or face-to-face, every day or now and then – TMW can be adapted for any situation or need. How you deliver TMW can be shaped to suit the demands of your life.
We have trained professionals within the NHS (including mental health services), in sports and leisure services, in rehabilitation and educational settings, care and social services – bringing TMW to patients and also to staff.
We have take-up from therapeutic practitioners (counsellors, reflexologists, bodyworkers, art/dance/drama therapists etc) who use TMW for both one-to-one and group work.
All you need in order to train is an enthusiasm to receive the gifts of TMW, availability (all four modules and all coursework must be completed) and a desire to bring something to the world which is very much needed.
Who has trained with us?
There is no particular type of person who wants to be a TMW Teacher. People come from various professional backgrounds and many just wish to share something in their community, or with their friends or family.
Here’s just a sample of our TMW Teachers’ backgrounds:
- Retired occupational and physio therapists – who wish to continue being of help but with something different
- Parish vicar – to get the local community moving
- Hospice staff – offering support to patients and their families
- Counsellors and psychotherapists – to bring embodied movement into the therapeutic process
- Hairdresser – an additional string to invite clients to take up
- Team managers – giving ‘mini-breaks’ to help de-stress staff
- Dancers – to deliver deeper understanding of natural movement
- Mental health nurses – for carers and patients
- University lecturers – to support colleagues’ wellbeing
- Fitness professionals – to add a low impact dimension to their repertoire
- Complementary therapists – to offer a movement practice to support treatments
- Nordic walkers – to add something new to their walks programme