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UDTALELSER FRA ELEVER

VIVIAN

Fordi det er en nødvendighed. Når min krop under træningen 'falder på plads', er det umuligt at fastholde negative tanker og gamle mønstre. Min bevidsthed ændrer sig og livet bliver enkelt.

HANS

Jeg træner, fordi jeg kan mærke, at min krop har det godt med det. Jeg kan nu mærke hele min krop, hvad jeg aldrig før har kunnet. Jeg mærker også, at jeg på en eller anden måde formår at gøre ting på den rigtige måde, det være sig i alle livets forhold. Jeg mærker også energien i kroppen, og at jeg kan styre den f.eks. ned i lænden, hvor jeg med tiden vil kunne reparere gamle skader. Energien åbner op for nye fantastiske ting.
Meditationen er for mig også fantastisk. Den giver mig ro, styrke og overskud til at klare livet. Jeg er overbevist om, at min alderdom på grund af træningen vil blive meget lettere. Jeg tror også, at det kræver, at jeg er ydmyg og taknemmelig for disse ting og alle som hjælper mig. Det vil sige Jette og David og alle deres mestre, og så alle jeg træner sammen med. Den her træning kræver tålmodighed, vedholdenhed og hårdt arbejde. Men den er en kæmpegave, som jeg ikke vil undvære.

KAROLINE BUDTZ, SANGER OG UNDERVISER

Jeg har trænet sammen med Jette i en del år. I perioder har jeg trænet formen hver dag, og jeg føler jeg kender den ganske godt. Ikke desto mindre, kan jeg fortsat - med den meget præcise og nuancerede korrektion Jette giver - nå dybere niveauer i kroppen. Ved at gennemgå formen så minutiøst og langsomt, som vi gør i træningen, bryder jeg igennem til nye lag, som gør en forskel.

BIRGIT B. MOGENSEN

Jeg går til Xing shen Zhuang fordi:
Jeg finder ro indeni mig selv, når vi træner sammen i en gruppe.
Specielt er der en fantastisk stærk energi at arbejde i lokalet i Chikung skolen.
Jeg har efter nogle års træning set/ mærket, at jeg er begyndt at komme i balance med mig selv – efter at have ”kørt mig selv ud på et sidespor”.
Det er en blød og langsom måde at få renset sit ”skrammel” ud på. Men jeg er taknemmelig over virkningen - og selv om jeg ind imellem, når jeg træner hjemme, synes, at det er kedeligt, har jeg holdt ud og kommet ned i energien og hjem i mig selv – og det ”kedelige” holder op.

MADS SCHMIDT

Jeg er tit blevet spurgt, hvad træningen gør for mig og udover standartsvar som fysisk velvære og indre ro, er der altid en ting der dukker op i mit hoved.
I de fem år jeg har trænet, har jeg efterhånden arbejdet mig igennem mange lag af psykiske blokader, og det er med årene blevet tydeligere, at de problemer jeg møder i træningen, er de samme som dem jeg møder ude i verden. De kommer ganske vidst til udtryk på forskellige måder, men grundlæggende er de ens. Det vil sige, at jo bedre jeg bliver til at håndtere problemerne i træningen, jo bedre bliver jeg automatisk også til at håndtere dem i mit liv, og det forbedrer min livskvalitet, samtidig med at det giver mig motivation til at fortsætte træningen.

ELSE HARTMANN GROTH

Balance og indre ro har været nøgleordene for mig gennem de seneste år - jeg har et meget krævende job, der stiller store krav til både min fysik, psyke og mentale tilstand; hertil har jeg familie og børn, der også kræver fuld tilstedeværelse. Med XSZ har jeg fundet den vej, der giver mig mulighed for at være nærværende både hos mig selv, hjemme og på jobbet. Gennem træningen opnår jeg at være langt mere nærværende og tilstede i nuet - hvilket har stor betydning for mit virke med bl.a. stressede kollegaer. Hertil kommer, at jeg i dag positivt har fået bearbejdet de fysiske og psykiske eftervirkninger fra en hård fødsel. Min livskvalitet er forbedret og kærligheden til mig selv, andre og livet i det hele taget er ændret markant med træningen. Under træning og meditation har jeg flere gange oplevelsen af "at komme hjem" - finde ind i mig selv eller bare være i mit naturlige jeg.

ALLAN JOHANSEN

På grund af arbejdsskader begyndte jeg for ca. 6 år siden at træne Zhang Zhuang (en anden type Chi kung) og har på trods af de resultater jeg har opnået hermed, følt at der manglede noget.
Det mener jeg, at jeg har fundet i Xing shen Zhuang. Jeg træner dagligt og bruger øvelserne eller dele deraf, når der er en pause i mit arbejde.

BODIL

Jeg træner - igen og igen og så igen - fordi det gør mig bedre og bedre til at være mig. ( Fra at være et "fysisk og mentalt vrag" med en død knudret krop fra halsen og ned med et hyperaktivt hysterisk sind, er jeg langsomt blevet mere og mere ’bodymind’ med en levende krop og et roligere sind.) Jeg kan godt lide at mærke, hvordan de gentagne fysiske korrektioner samtidig korrigerer mine tanker, følelser og handlinger. Efterhånden som der bliver mere frihed og bevægelighed og beherskelse i kroppen, sker den samme proces i sindet. Jeg kan godt lide den tanke, at processen er uendelig, og at jeg "bare skal fortsætte". Der er ikke noget, jeg skal "regne ud". Formen er intelligent. Wauv.
Og fordi processen er baseret i den fysiske træning og ikke består af intellektuelle abstraktioner, er jeg aldrig rigtigt i tvivl om hvorvidt den er "sand". Jeg kan jo MÆRKE det i kroppen. Nogen gange er det utrolig hårdt at træne - og være til stede i mine svagheder og i bevægelser, jeg endnu ikke behersker - men den der oplevelse af sandhed, og at komme hjem indeni, er rigeligt bøvlet værd.
Jeg er dybt fascineret af processen/rejsen og meget taknemmelig over at have fået mulighed for at deltage, med kvalificeret guidning.

SUSANNE, TANDPLEJER

Væk en Hvid Tiger i dig:
Foråret var længe på vej, ligeså var jeg.
Pludselig står alt i flor, og jeg står bare og glor.
Vissen som en blomst, jeg følte mig.
Tiger kurset viste mig vej, det var både smukt og sej.
Der hvor vores livstræ gror, hvor vi sætter frø og giver liv, -
Der er energi glæden nu på vej.
Ja, der blomstrer nu jeg, til glæde for dig og mig.
Gnisten er tændt. Yes, I am still a live.
TAK for alt, som blev mig givet,
Ja, tak for læren, gråd, latter og grinet.
SE jeg stråler, hopper med æg og pjatter,
Piger fat mod, dette er noget der batter.
Fra en som kurset meget skatter.

GROVER

This weekend was truly amazing, and I think that I pretty much sum it up for everyone when I say that its something we can't be grateful enough for. Jette has the patience of Job and really made us learn all the movements, not only through the note taking but especially with her voice. I had my first solo run yesterday and its amazing how much I still remember. My form is far from perfect, but if it wasn't there would not be a need to be practicing it, so don’t get discouraged guys, this is the time to learn and tighten it all up, or relax it all down... A million thanks to David and the Masters for being truly compassionate and allowing us to learn such great knowledge so that we could attain compassion ourselves and grow on our paths. This is bigger than we can ever imagine.

RENE

I feel very fortunate to have been part of this group that was taught by Jette. I was amazed at not only her breadth of knowledge but her patience with us as well. The way she could read each of us and give a short body history with specific recommendations was impressive to say the least. It was an intense week and we stopped for meals but generally went on until 10pm. So much to learn, so little time. I can still hear Jette firmly reminding me to "grow" and extend, which is great because after so much drilling, it's finally becoming second nature. Jette was also incredibly perceptive about the level of mental distraction we experienced with pain, etc. during certain exercises. It was funny how at one moment when I was mentally yelling at myself about pain in my back she (within seconds) would stop leading us and firmly say, "Get back, concentrate." Several others I spoke to also had the same experience, they thought she was addressing them. It was also interesting how I thought I was in fairly good condition - I had been doing capoeira, handstand pushups, etc. and yet I was really struggling through some of the positions. I mean I was really huffing and puffing. I look over at Jette and she is holding the same position while continuously speaking and coaching us, not even breathing hard or breaking a sweat. It really gave me pause to think, this is just the beginning. Jette brought her top student, Kirsten, to help us and it was great to get all the feedback and extra help, she was a great teacher as well. I also enjoyed hanging out with the rest of the group. I'd like to thank Jette, Kirsten, Sean, David and all his masters for bringing this teaching here to the US.

AUTHER

I would like to thank Jette for making it (the course) such a valuable and pleasant learning experience. Not only is she a great teacher but absolutely approachable. I think each one of us made a connection with her as well as with each other on a personal level. Every night after training she would cut into her sleep to stay up into the night answering questions and regaling us with some of her own experiences. You can tell that she really cares about her students, she gave to us directly from her heart. We've all had a glimpse at the importance of true transmission. The group was amazing also. In coming to the seminar of course my main goal was to learn as much as possible, that I did, but this group of guys made it a pleasure to do so. I've never had so much fun with such a large group of what were initially strangers, all so different yet utterly in sync where it counts. Thanks to Kirsten also who mirrored the patience of her own teacher in helping us around our learning curve. She served as an example and inspiration for what lots of hard work can get us.

DEREK

This experience has definitely changed everything for me. I can't wrap my head around it which is a good thing since that has always been one of my problems in the first place. I did not expect more than a physical form that might change me over a few months or years. The gifts I received were far beyond my expectations and far beyond what I had considered possible. Sometimes it is difficult but even those aspects are vital and beautiful.
So first, some changes I have noticed:
My body is different. I am already around a quarter inch taller. Measured it this morning. I am constantly checking my posture. There is less pain in my trouble spots. I feel like the body will change more gradually than the rest of me has. There are some interesting things going on internally as well. It feels like there is life awakening inside. Not sure how specific to be so I'll leave it at that.

The sitting is definitely tougher solo. The tough part now for me is not the physical act of sitting, at least not with the hour or so that I am doing so far. The tough part for me is to set aside the expectations and just follow the program. I do notice that the more I do just run the program and let go into it, I notice things happening later, when I am walking or lying down. Just more of the life awakening inside stuff I was referring to.

And now to Jette. I have never met anyone like her. I get the feeling that there is much more going on there than I can perceive. But what I do perceive is pretty much unified with force of love itself. She just exudes the stuff with every motion and every word. She is thoroughly in tune with her students. Her explanation of the form is painstaking and perfect. But there is clearly much much more to it than that. Jette gave me something nearly as precious as life itself and I love her for it. She has pointed me toward home. I also have a lot of love for the Masters, David and Sean for making this possible as well. And for Kirsten. When I am doing the form I remember which details she explained further to me. She is going to be a great teacher too. And of course I have a lot of love for all of my new brothers. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. We experienced something very precious together.
All of these changes, all of this drastic transformation happening in one week. Amazing.

ENISHI

This was a remarkable trip, I felt a deep unity of purpose with the everyone else that I do not often have the opportunity to experience. Like others, I was very much impressed by Jette's patience and grasp of the intricacies of the form. The other stuff I 've practiced in the past was nothing compared to this, I couldn't believe that such seemingly simple movements could contain so much complexity and depth (or that they could be so physically difficult!) Watching Jette and Kirsten easily slip into movements that 17 of us guys puffing and moaning was by itself enough to communicate that this is no mere illusion! My overall posture has changed, I feel more confident than I have in the past. I have noticed that my emotions seem to alternate more than usual, one minute I will feel peaceful and elated, the next I'll feel the weight of many past years of regret, sadness, and self-loathing pass through me. It's a bit scary at times, but I have no intentions of turning back!

TIM

Quite honestly I didn't know what to expect coming to the seminar, I was a bit afraid because I didn't want to be disappointed or see some really crazy stuff that would scare me dead cold. The seminar was pleasantly in the middle and the best word to describe it despite sounding kind of "far-out-spacey" is magical. Jette is super awesome, patient, has great teaching skills, and easy going but very serious when it's go time. I have to agree with everyone else in how it seemed like she was sensing our distractions, it was pretty amazing. Having Kirsten come to the seminar as well really boosted things up; it was easy to see why she's Jette's top student. As lame as it will sound I got lost in Jette and Kirsten's eyes at times when they looked at me and it was like, "Whoa what the?". Training with the U.S. group was amazing and hilarious! I haven't (earlier) felt that comfortable in a large group of strangers that quick. Considering that all we did was eat, train, chat, and sleep it's amazing how quickly the days went. The seminar gave me four things: direction, inspiration, reassurance, and friends. I now can train and know I'm going somewhere. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my achy breaky heart! Many great thanks to David and his masters for allowing us to partake in the training. I don't think any of us can show how much we appreciate their compassion nor perhaps even comprehend it.

RISH

I found Jette's style of teaching to be very well balanced. Very hard and demanding one moment just hanging and nourtering the next. Her intimate knowledge of the human anatomy gave keen insight into the how and why a movement was done, and the purpose of that movement. Also I have to say, that Jette was very down to earth with no big ego. When she made corrections on the form she would push or pull your body to have the proper alignment, but with the touch of a therapist trying to help there patient.
At night after training it was great hanging out. Jette was there every night just like the rest of us telling stories and giving some insight into the possibilities ahead. Thanks to Kirsten for her help, as T A (teacher's aide). This time around but just like a brown belt ready to become a Black Belt, I get the feeling next time we meet, she'll be teaching her own class.
I have to say, that this is the path that I've been looking for, for a long time.

BENT

Jeg har trænet Xing shen Zhuang i snart fem år, Sheng Sheng Gong i to-tre år.

Det fascinerer mig, at den fysiske form (XSZ) går så grundigt til værks. Man begynder med øvelser for kraniekanten og fortsætter trinvis ned gennem kroppen til man når fødderne. Øvelserne er så intelligent skruet sammen, at rækkefølgen af dem fungerer ligesom en kode, der låser kroppen op og afspænder først muskler og bindevæv, siden sener, led og nervesystemet. Det har jeg helt konkret selv oplevet.

Jeg har været meget stiv omkring især skuldre, øvre ryg og lænden. Det er nu løsnet så meget op, at det har givet mig en helt ny kropsfornemmelse. Dermed følger øget vitalitet. Også fordi det bliver tydeligere og tydeligere for mig, at øvelserne går direkte ind og påvirker mit stressniveau og nervesystem positivt. Træningen får mig til at opleve umotiverede fnisen/latterudbrud, som opstår på grund af kildrende ilninger i min krop. Og er jeg meget træt en dag og alligevel træner formen, ja, så er trætheden efterfølgende forsvundet. Det er blevet en nødvendighed for mig at træne hver dag, fordi det simpelthen øger min livskvalitet.

Meditationen (Shen Sheng Gong):
Det er en stor fordel, at den fysiske form har forberedt mig på at sidde ordentligt i meditationsstillingen.
I de fleste meditationstyper bliver man bare bedt om at sætte sig, uanset hvor fysisk svært det måtte være - og så tømme hovedet for tanker. Fordelen på Chi Kungskolen er, at man gennem den fysiske træning har forberedt sig på at kunne sidde ordentligt med så få spændinger som muligt. Desuden bliver man guidet af opbyggelige metaforer og mentale øvelser, der gør meditation mere tilgængelig, og som har en både afspændende og styrkende effekt på sindet. Meditationen bliver vigtigere og vigtigere for mig. Den opleves som en forlængelse af den fysiske træning, hvor mit sind på samme tid falder til ro og arbejder dynamisk med at skabe klarhed og fokus.