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Jacqueline H. Chan

Practical, Embodied Awareness of

Healing Poetry in Motion

Qigong Instructor

 

East Meets West
Yin & Yang

        Like many others, my story of dedication to my spiritual path came after many years of discernment, exploration, self-doubt, adversity, and universal alignment of the stars with key mentor figures coming into my life.

          As an adult, I currently share the meditative practices of Qigong to hospital staff and in classes. The sense of energy, hope, joy, compassion, and resilience that I have found in my daily qigong practice is something I hope to extend to participants in my classes and one-to-one sessions. I am currently studying psychotherapy through an integrated spiritual lens of Buddhism and Daoism at The University of Toronto. I am queer and I have learned spiritual healing techniques from Qigong, I meditate and I have had many clairvoyant or clairsentient experiences. I have been described as “Two-Eyed Seeing” – by learning and seeing from one eye, the Eastern Indigenous strengths and ways of knowing, and through the other eye, the strengths of Western ways of knowing   

                I am doing my best to bring forth the gifts of practice from Eastern qigong and Western psychotherapy.  I believe this can be reflected in the motif of the ying-yang symbol often seen in Tai Chi practices shown by the black dot within the white, and the white dot within the black, together existing as one harmonious, balanced, dynamic, and integrated interdependent whole. To me, on a deeper level, this Ying-Yang symbol represents an integration of the mind and body; of the heart and mind; East and the West. In the context of being a qigong teacher, my ying-yang motif is expressed in the way I try to facilitate information on the mind and body connections that honors my tradition, while being relevant to the West. I am constantly learning how to do this. As an emerging psycho-spiritual psychotherapist, I hope to bring forth the gifts from both Eastern and Western healing practices.

University of Toronto 2021
At Grade 2, she led tai chi with Grandmaster Weizhao Wu

 

Jacqueline is a research staff member in the SickKids Research Institute as well as a member of The Mindfulness Project Team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She is an instructor of Qigong (pronounced “chi-gong”). She grew up in a Qigong school within the lineage of Master Weizhao Wu and Master Teresa, and has shared this peaceful traditional Chinese healing art in symposiums and conferences.

She has been sharing Qigong to the public (virtually) and to Sickkids staff for over 2 years and is an active participant in Wellness programming provided by Occupational Health at SickKids. Qigong is a gentle and serene form of moving meditation, a kind of mindfulness in motion that integrates one’s body and mind. She is dedicated to having a diverse and inclusive space.

Jacqueline is combining her passion for integrated heart-body wellness by currently studying for a Masters of Pastoral Studies (MPS) at The University of Toronto in spiritual care and psychotherapy (inter-faith/Buddhist foci). She has a BA in Psychology and a Masters of Early Childhood Studies. She’s also the daughter of Master Teresa, founder of Pureland Qi Gong International School.

Qigong Presentations

Mindfulness & Compassion Rounds,
Department of Spiritual Care,
The Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids)
December 2021 (virtual)

Going with the flow: Letting go with Qigong. 

July 2020 (virtual)

An Introduction to Qigong

 

New College,
The University of Toronto
December 2021

Guest Lecture: Qigong Introduction. In “Socially Engaged Buddhism”

Stroke Patient & Family Night,
The Hospital For Sick Children
November 2021

Qigong MIndfulness Break

The  20/20 Canadian Safe School Network Conference,
A Clear Look at the Past, Present, & Future of Safety Education
February 2017

Youth Stream: Qi Gong for Stress Relief and Anxiety Management

Emmanuel College Contemplative Practice Community,
The Toronto School of Theology,
The University of Toronto
October & November 2021 (virtual)

Introduction to Qigong

Opening Devotion,
Psychotherapeutic Theories Course
The University of Toronto
February 2022

Body Relaxation

The 3rd Annual Kindful Canada Symposium,
Canada: A Mindful and Kind Nation
September 2018 (in-person)

Guided Introductory Qigong (Chi Gong) Practice

Breathing Space,
The Mindful Society Conference
May 2020 (virtual)

Introduction to Qigong Practice

May 2019 (in-person)

Introduction to Qigong Practice

 Presentations

MindFest
Department of Psychiatry,
The University of Toronto
March 2022 (virtual)

Qigong Relaxation (co-presenter)

Feb 2019 (in-person)

Qigong Introduction (co-presenter)

Talent Contest
Canada’s Top Choice Beauty Pageant
August 2018 (in-person)

Chinese Butterfly Swords Performance

The International Toastmasters Club
The Hospital for Sick Children
March 2019 (in-person)

1st Place: Speech Evaluation Contest Winner
(Area 5 Winner)

February 2019 (in-person)

1st Place: Speech Evaluation Contest Winner
(SickKids Club)