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Teaching Tai Chi Effectively eBook

Simple and proven methods to make tai chi accessible to everyone
225 Pages & 81 color photos

An Australian family physician, Dr Lam is one of the most experienced and respected tai chi teachers in the world. He has trained over five thousand teachers using his unique teaching system based on more than 30 years’ experience, the latest research relating to learning, tai chi philosophy and medical knowledge. This system, along with his teaching method, has been adopted by tai chi teachers worldwide, resulting in dramatic reductions in drop-out rates and greater student and teacher enjoyment.

Within these pages you will find:

• an analysis of an effective teacher.
• a practical and comprehensive teaching system, illustrated with real life examples.
• a treasure trove of useful teaching tools.

Now revised and updated with a new section designed to guide the teacher working with people of different ages and conditions — from people with arthritis to Parkinson’s to children, pregnant women, older adults and people in the workplace.

“This remarkable book needs to come with a warning: ‘Beware, Dr. Lam’s extraordinary passion for Tai Chi and creating teachers will change you and the world". It could not come at a more opportune time as we search for practical and effective solutions to the epidemic of chronic disease. The role of Tai Chi to influence the course of most if not all chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease has very much come front and center as an important healthcare strategy. Bravo, a new day cometh.” John H. Klippel, M.D., President & CEO, Arthritis Foundation, USA

“Here is wisdom distilled from decades of experience in the art of Tai Chi. Dr. Paul Lam's insights into this art, and its instruction, resonate with profound beauty and simplicity. Through these meditations and their lessons, both the destination and the pathway are illuminated." Vincent Lam, M.D., author of Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, winner of the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Toronto, Canada

“Medical research supporting Tai Chi's health benefits has greatly fanned its popularity. A new generation of Tai Chi instructors, armed with both practical and professional skills, is needed to teach this art to an increasingly diverse population. Teaching Tai Chi Effectively is an invaluable resource for new instructors wanting to develop their Tai Chi teaching skills and for seasoned teachers wanting to deepen their craft.” Peter Wayne, Ph.D., Director of Tai Chi and Mind-Body Research Programs, Harvard Medical School

“Dr. Paul Lam’s revised edition of Teaching Tai Chi Effectively presents a systematic collection of comprehensive and practical advice from one of the world’s top Tai Chi experts. This advice is applicable for Tai Chi teachers of all levels, as it covers all aspects of teaching Tai Chi, not only instruction of a class, but also marketing and financing considerations— items which most Tai Chi teachers must handle themselves. Particularly noteworthy is the section on how to differentiate teaching for various types of students: small children, teenagers, pregnant women, people in working setting, and people with chronic conditions and limited mobility. Complimenting the advice are Dr. Lam’s and his certified trainers’ real world experience found in the Teaching Tips, Food for Thought, and My Story snippets. These help the reader to better apply the given advice. This book contains a rich mine field? of knowledge. The American Tai Chi and Qigong Association strongly recommends it to Tai Chi instructors of any level or of any style.” Gary Jiang, President, American Tai Chi and Qigong Association

“I have found Teaching Tai Chi Effectively an excellent teaching resource. It focuses on topics so often neglected in Tai Chi Manuals, such as how to; encourage learner’s confidence, give feedback on performance, work at learner’s? individual pace, and create a positive learning environment.” Dr. Alastair Black, Consultant Psychotherapist, UK

"As a research rheumatologist and having conducted extensive research studies of tai chi for arthritis and related conditions, I know it is of vital importance when teaching tai chi to people with arthritis to do so safely and effectively. Dr Lam is an experienced family physician as well as a tai chi teacher. This book is a must read for teachers who work with older people or people with chronic conditions such as arthritis.” Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA


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  1. Excellent Resource 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Feb 2021

    The hard copy of this book was one of the first items I purchased several years ago when I completed instructor training. Every time I refer back to it I read something relevant to my current class. Having this as an e-book gives me easy access to bring up tips during virtual sessions. This book is an excellent resource for both new and experienced instructors.

  2. Great resource for learning principles to teach Tai chi 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Nov 2019

    Read this before taking a workshop on seated Tai chi. Very helpful, explains his teaching methods, the principles of Tai chi, and how to teach the forms. Also great to have as an eBook for future reference.

  3. Great teaching method for any instructor 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jul 2019

    This book has helped me to learn to teach almost anything ! It breaks down a confusing form into simple teaching steps. It also explains a great deal about Tai Chi as taught by Dr. Paul
    Lam. The book was useful for me as I am beginning a new program at a senior center. It includes all the paperwork/forms required and suggestions for marketing. I highly recommend this book.

  4. convenient 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2019

    So convenient to have this resource on my phone and laptop

  5. Taeching Tai Chi Effectively-- a "must have book" for ALL teachers! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jul 2017

    I was surprised, amazed and pleased to see how much Dr. Lam was able to pack into this incredibly practical and effective book “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively”. The concepts: teaching attitudes, learning styles, ethics methodology (“Stepwise Progressive Method “) and advice he shares can be successfully applied to teaching any subject. I have even applied it to teaching foreign languages— with great success!

    For the teacher-to-be, this book is like a road map—it guides you through every step you think you'll need, including those that you might not have considered and could be very beneficial to your success, from finding potential students, marketing yourself, tips on organizing and preparing classes, and how to motivate and retain students.

    It covers a wide range of situations one might encounter teaching and gives very practical suggestions on safety and precautions, on how to meet the challenges of working with different kinds of people (age, health, learning styles) and other issues that are important to handle in a positive, effective way to enhance the entire teaching – learning experience.

    Dr. Lam goes on to share how you can enrich your own practice through collaboration with others, workshops, associations and how to apply the Tai Chi philosophy to every aspect of teaching tai chi, and for that matter, every aspect of life!

    This is not a book that you will read once and put away on your bookshelf (virtual or real!) but rather, a vibrant, very practical, indispensable tool that you will probably want to reference and apply quite often. I enjoy my hard copy (nothing replaces a "real book" for me), but found ithe information so invaluable and useful that I decided to purchase the e-version so I could access it anytime I needed!

    It is well worth the investment!

  6. Excellent Instructor reference guide 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th May 2017

    As a new instructor, I'm finding this book to be an excellent reference guide while starting the business of teaching my classes. I keep it handy and refer to it often. Definitely helps me stay on the same page, with regard to Dr Lam's original intentions of how to bring Tai Chi for Health to my students

  7. Excellent Instructor reference guide 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th May 2017

    As a new instructor, I'm finding this book to be an excellent reference guide while starting the business of teaching my classes. I keep it handy and refer to it often. Definitely helps me stay on the same page, with regard to Dr Lam's original intentions of how to bring Tai Chi for Health to my students

  8. Explain Tai Chi Teaching Philosophy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2017

    Teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis, in addition to intimately knowing the form, requires the understanding of the teaching methodology as well. It is not just what we do, but how we do it that stresses our attention to both details. Effective teaching is a deliberate action that embraces student success in a positive tone. Celebrate a student's efforts, encourage their growth. It is important to let a student know that you see them, see their efforts. This brings their Tai Chi into an enriching experience that rewards the instructor as well.

  9. portable, no weight! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2017

    The paperback book was great but I had not finished reading it, so I wanted the eversion for the flight to Australia. The paperback is high quality stock and a bit heavy for travel!

  10. great easy reading 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2016

    Easy to read and absorb... Can't wait to do the class Thank you Paul