The Chinese Wellbeing Week is held every year in October.
We would like to invite all of you to join in the Chinese Wellbeing Week by making use of the resources available on-line. Chinese Wellbeing is for all ages and we have developed our resources to include something for everyone.
Our on-line resources are a useful tool for Confucius Institutes, school teachers as well as parents who wish their children to learn more about how to conduct a healthy life according to Chinese traditions.
The Chinese way of life is influenced by Chinese philosophies of health and wellbeing. Everything from treatments, exercise, diet, the way you live your life in different seasons to your attitude to life are all part and parcel of Chinese Wellbeing experience.
Here at the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine we are extremely fortunate to have as one of our partners Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, a leading international authority on Chinese Medicine. With a wealth of teaching resources and materials available we want to share these with you and take full advantage of
the digital age to share with you the ancient art of Chinese Wellbeing.
We want to encourage parents and children to eat better and move more. We have devised a series of tools, which are fun and easy to use to present movement in a fun way and introduce Chinese people’s approach to wellbeing. Encourage your children to watch the videos on Kong Fu by Shifu Paul Hawkes, from the Kung Fu Schools Confucius
Classrooms. Shifu Paul teaches children to learn Kong Fu with a focus on self-respect, respect for other people, self-improvement and discipline. Kong Fu improves the concentration and focus of children. Or get inspired by our film on Chinese children playground games!
The on-line material is also meant to be used by schools. It can be used for the teachers’ own training and teachers can use the resources to arrange a day at their school to include video screenings, simple massage demonstrations and exercise with the children.
“Every journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”
Even minor changes in diet, exercise and the way in which you look
after yourself can make a difference if you can keep them up. With a
Chinese Wellbeing tip each day of the week you can build in small
changes into your life, which can be beneficial to your health.
We have a range of podcasts for you to download and listen at your
leisure. Podcasts range from a discussions on the study of acupuncture
and what is like to have acupuncture to Tuina (Chinese massage), from
modern day China and Chinese Wellbeing to interviews with the elderly
in China on why they still practise tai chi and what they think the
Relaxation Music (MP3 Format)
One of our most popular lectures is the diet and nutrition lecture by
Professor Liu, the format is a PowerPoint with voice over from
Professor Liu, from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine.
We also have you some of basic level lectures ranging from Chi to
What is acupuncture?
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Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
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Chinese Dumplings Recipes (1MB PDF)
Moon Festival Story (1MB PDF)
Shuttlecock Game (0.8MB PDF)
Kung Fu For All (0.9MB PDF)
A great set of short cartoons to watch
on-line about Daniel’s journey to China and his discovery
of Gong Fu, Dance, Calligraphy, Chinese Food, Tai chi.
An Introduction to Kung Fu (Gong Fu) from Sifu Paul
Hawkes, from the Kung Fu Schools Confucius Classrooms. Sifu Paul
teaches children to learn Gong Fu with a focus on self-respect,
respect for other people, self-improvement and discipline. Gong Fu
improves the concentration and focus of children.
Based on a
little boy in China called Chen and his daily life in China.
Boys from the Confucius Classroom at St
Josephs College, Croydon visit China and get to train with the Shaolin
Monks at the Shaolin Temple.
A wonderful film to watch on-line
or download about the games Chinese children play in the school
playground. This is a film for children of all nationalities to watch
and get inspiration from.
These stories are all in exe (Windows Executable/Program) format. They work independantly and do not need to be installed.
They only work on Windows Systems (XP/2000/Vista/7).
Gong Fu (7MB)
Lion Dance (7MB)
Pan Gu (5MB)
The following story is a video – The Story of the Dragon Boat Festival – a heart warming story developed by the CI4TCM about the Dragon Boat Festival day and about the many traditions still followed by families on this special day to maintain health.