To help qualified instructors and volunteers, we have included a FAQ page below. This will be added to from time to time.

 What is the difference between the Volunteer Shibashi Exercise Leader Level 2 qualification and the Shibashi Instructor Level 2?

The volunteer qualification is for people who only work as a volunteer - an example of this would be volunteers working for Age Concern or a similar organisation. If they wish to teach private classes they are required to hold a Shibashi Instructor qualification. Some volunteers are also qualified Shibashi Instructors.


Where can I get insurance from, now I am qualified as a Shibashi Instructor?

As insurance requirements can change on a regular basis, you will need to complete your own research with regard to their requirements.  In general you will be looking at Public Liability Insurance.


As a Shibashi Instructor should I have a First Aid qualification?

Ideally - Yes! To ensure safe practise and teaching, a First Aid qualification is recommended, especially if you are teaching in out reach centres such as village halls etc. The Level 3 APT Shibashi also expects this of instructors working with health clients. 


Should I be updating my practise?

 Yes, as instructors on this 'register' it is expected that you will attend regular CPD ( Continuing Professional Development) courses. It is also good to be able to offer your students something new after a while, so doing another course will help you keep your students engaged and offer them progression. Just remember that you are required to be qualified in what you teach. There are a number of instructor qualifications you can follow - a list of links can be found on the home page.



Can I teach someone Shibashi to enable them to teach a class?

No. There are a number of reasons why this is not appropriate.

1. They will not be  insured and your insurance will not cover them - you are qualified and insured as a Shibashi Instructor not a Shibashi training provider.

2. As a qualified instructor you will value the time and money that you have spent to gain this qualification. If you have recieved a grant to do this course, then someone else will have spent the money on you. Teaching the Shibashi movements to someone so they can teach is not professional. 

3. How long did it take you to qualify? What did you cover in this training? The qualification was set up to ensure that anyone employing a qualified Shibashi Instructor, knows that they meet certain requirements - they are safe and professional  Instructors.