Feng Shui Symbols and Meanings

BenjaminHBenjamin Huntington, Interior Designer, ASID, stands out among his peers in feng shui as his knowledge of many approaches in the discipline make him a sought out practitioner in New York.  His presentation is a primer for new practitioners and for those in the general audience who want some really good ideas to take back home and apply, this will be a fun and informative session for all.

Find out for yourself, why, even though you set goals and may even apply a little feng shui, that you keep coming back to the same issue in life.  Our lives grow and change.  As a result, symbols in our spaces need to be changed as well to support the growing dreams and goals.

In this interactive workshop, Benjamin will show you how to identify personal icons and symbols that work for you.  He will share is trade secret of identifying three “primary drivers” which can have a powerful impact on how  you live your life.

There is still time to register.  Or Contact Us for more information about our courses.

Bringing the Psychologist’s Couch to Feng Shui

Katherine Morris, Psychologist

Katherine Morris, Psychologist

Many times as a feng shui consultant when assessing a client’s desires the client doesn’t always know how to express themselves.  Ditto when they are less inclined to say what bothers them at all and the practitioner may be stumped as to where to start.  Dr. Katherine Morris can help a practitioner uncover the real issue at hand by applying a specific tool developed by her to make it easier for a client to identify where the root of the problem lies.

Dr. Morris chose Feng Shui and Psychiatrists’ Offices for her Ph.D thesis.   Lucky for us she did.  A graduate of the Feng Shui Institute of America and practicing Feng Shui Psychologist, Katherine has developed some powerful assessment tools for practitioners to use in the field

Assisting her professional clients to make astute changes to their spaces, even slight changes, created an opening for something new to come in to their consciousness and something else fall out of it.  The assessment tool developed by Dr. Morris is the end result of her research.

In this workshop, you will learn how to apply a new feng shui assessment tool that will enable you to accurately assess the underlying issues your client isn’t revealing and effectively understand and help your client follow your recommendations.  This is where the real success happens. Learn to listen like a psychologist to a space. Discover how to look at what is said not just hear what is said, like a psychologist-feng shui practitioner would.

Assessment tools to be introduced in this session include using drawings from the client as well as identifying and recommending colors that elicit deeper positive responses based on a practitioner’s assessment of the client.

Another “not-to-be-missed” session.  Registration spots still open.

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Feng Shui: The Architecture of Mind Body & Spirit 2016 Conference


Mark your calendars for FSIA’s Bi-Annual Conference

Friday and Saturday 9-5, July 29-30, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

Topics on the agenda:

  • New cutting edge assessment tools that help identify client road blocks to success
  • Series on how feng shui mimics the new sciences:  Behavioral-Epigenetics; Embodied Cognition and more
  • Introducing Feng Shui Institute of America’s Holistic Business System
  • For newbies just entering this field of healing, the foundational tenets of forms, structures and how the body, mind and spirit responds.
  • More to be added
  • Opportunities to reconnect with long-time friends in the field and to make new friends

Watch this blog for weekly updates and register soon as Early-Early Bird special lasts only three weeks.

Conference registration fee $299.  Early-Early Bird special good for $100 discount through May 30, 2016.   Use coupon code:  3AZOI6.


Feng Shui – Between Space and Place


Tent Under the Milky Way

How can we not say “WOW” when we encounter such a beautiful view of our Universe?  From the picture above it seems that someone decided to make that view and that space their place.  Not only do we call this awesome, but it exudes an ambiance beyond imagination. Practitioners of the Chinese form of Geomancy would attribute this feeling to the place’s feng shui, or “wind and water.”

In his series of books, The Nature of Order, an Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Christopher Alexander introduces the concept of the living structure.  He bases it upon his theories of centers and wholeness, and defines the 15 properties from which, according to his observations, all wholeness is built.  Alexander argues that a living structure is both personal and structural.  It has meaning to us as well as a function.

Alexander spent hours a day over a 20 year period looking and finding properties in things that do have life such as buildings, tiles, stones, windows, carpet, figures, carvings of flowers, paths, doorways, arches, grates, furniture, streets, paintings, furniture, freiezes and like Alexander, asking yourself – “Which ones have more life?” Then ask yourself – “What are the common features of the examples that have most life?”

In this series of blog posts I plan to share with you the 15 properties from which all wholeness is built.  I also will have guest bloggers, some of the other Masters in the school, write about the properties that resonate with them.  The following represent the 15 properties and will be detailed in subsequent entries:

I challenge our readers to seek out and identify these properties within your own community applying the questions to each.

  1. Levels of Scale
  2. Strong Centers
  3. Boundaries
  4. Alternating Repetition
  5. Positive Space
  6. Good Shape
  7. Local Symmetries
  8. Deep Interlock and Ambiguity
  9. Contrast
  10. Gradients
  11. Roughness
  12. Echoes
  13. The Void
  14. Simplicity and Inner Calm
  15. Not Separateness

Check back to this series of blog posts on Space and Place to help you decipher this scavenger hunt in nature.