Vision Instructor Certification will provide the tools necessary for you to train people with overall health that also improves visual health. This training is a non -medical certification training that supports the well being of one’s health and vision. Combining Body Reading skills, Compassionate Communication and proficiency in all the eye exercises in the Eye Exercises Vision manual, provide the foundation for one to be a vision coach. The trainer/coach makes no claims or guarantees to diagnose, prescribe heal or treat someone for medically diagnosed conditions. While no medical claims can be made we have observed the testimonials of many individuals who claim that this training helped their vision as a bi product of improved overall health.
My approach to Vision Improvement is a whole health system that incorporates a connection to the forces of nature that influence every movement and aspect of our life. These forces, in Chinese philosophy are called Yin/Yang and the 5 transformations (AKA seasons, movements, phases or elements.) The eyes need more oxygen and glucose (the estimate most commonly referred to is 8x more.) than most other parts of the body. The brain (where vision is completely processed) needs 20-30 X more O2 and glucose than the rest of the body. Our eyes are less important for survival than our heart, liver kidney and most of the internal organs. So when these life – essential organs are compromised the blood goes to them instead of the eyes and the result is eye / vision distortions and symptoms. Humans’ keen eyesight is perhaps an evolutionary bonus that goes along with our higher consciousness potential and when survival functions become more important than viewing art, the wonders of nature or reading inspiring philosophies and music notes or watching movies, the eyes/vision become compromised as a signal for us to change something. As one of our 5 senses, perhaps hearing, smell, touch and taste are more important for daily survival than vision and that is why the other senses seem to consistently maintain more longevity than sight.
Vision challenges are specifically related to distortions/a call for attention to improve one or more of these primal energy natural movements. I will summarize some examples of these and for a more in depth understanding of the Yin/Yang and the 5 movements please refer to Shaping Our Destiny and other books listed in the References at the back of the book.
For example, near – sightedness is a reflection of our closest plans in life that are calling for attention/harmony. “Stress”/ a de-energizing experience in the moment to moment planning of our lives compromises blood and energy/”chi” flow to the eyes. Present direction attitudes and activities often relate most closely to gallbladder energy meridian. Far- sightedness is often a reflection of future planning and direction of activities, which are most commonly influenced by liver energy networks. The Liver and Gallbladder are a paired organ/energy system that coincides with the Spring and early morning time of day when we wake and plan our dreams that were conceived in winter and evening (Kidney/Bladder & Reproductive system). The Yin/Yang model also suggests that farsightedness often represents a more contracted condition of the eye shape and/or lens. Near sightedness represents a more expanded condition of the eye shape and/or lens.Again, I am briefly mentioning some of these influences in case the reader is interested in studying these more involved principles and how to change them more than just for vision improvement but for a deeper perspective of any aspect of his/her physical emotional and spiritual life. Students of Chinese Medicine or Macrobiotics will already be oriented to absorb these principles into their lifestyle. The overall message is more than fixing organs, it is about blending our lives with the forces of nature. As another example, our eyes need more O2 at night and at higher altitudes. In the morning and at noon and in spring and summer our vision is at it’s best.