Bill McMillan
California, USA I am a retired Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and Veterans, with a general focus on trauma, grief and recovery. I have had a long standing Buddhist practice and bring all of this experience to my teaching of Yuan Gong and Ren Xue. I have completed Level Six and have been teaching in various settings for many years now. My primary focus has been teaching classes to Cancer survivors and family members, but have also taught in many other settings, including to high school students, veterans, Seniors and the general public. I am currently teaching three classes in Santa Barbara - The Breast Cancer Resource Center, Casa Dorinda Retirement Community, and a class for family members, caregivers and others living with a chronic illness.
Can Qigong heal?

Can Qigong heal?

How in the world did I ever get so committed to Qigong and can Qigong really heal? Some years ago, having finally decided to have a full replacement of my right knee, my wife, Kim, invited me to join her for a two-week Qigong and Ren Xue retreat. This 14-day event was...

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Depression, anxiety, trauma and Qigong

Depression, anxiety, trauma and Qigong

As this month is officially designated as “Mental Health Month”, it seems appropriate to address the issue of trauma and anxiety and the efficacy of Qigong practices in working with these issues. The obvious question is, “Is Qigong effective in helping people who are...

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Qigong and Chronic Illness

Qigong and Chronic Illness

Is Qigong beneficial when suffering from Chronic Illness? For the past five years, Yuan Qigong teachers have been teaching through cancer programs in Marin County, CA, and Santa Barbara, CA. Beginning by teaching a simple practice aimed at “gathering Qi”, or life...

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