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Online Classes

Safety for Disaster Relief Work

Instructor: Deb Boehme, Ph.D., LPCC, DOM, Dipl. AC

4 PDA Points NCCAOM (2 CEUs CA, FL AND TX)

Cost: $40

This program provides the fundamentals of how Oriental medicine can maintain safety for themselves, their patients, and their teams during a disaster relief effort. It takes into consideration

  • universal precautions;
  • clean needle technique and specialized sterilization methods;
  • safety clothing, gear, and personal equipment;
  • self care;
  • emergency evacuation planning;
  • facilities safety;
  • personal health maintenance and disease prevention;
  • professional equipment and supplies needed;
  • herbal and other formulas useful during travel in difficult and foreign areas;
  • post-disaster deployment guidance for safety upon returning home; and
  • all other aspects of safety considerations for disaster relief.

Includes: 2 Hour Video, Fillable PDF Workbook, AWB and NCCAOM Certificates upon completion with passing grade

Ethics in the Treatment of Trauma with Acupuncture

Instructor: Alaine Duncan, L.Ac., Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

5 PDA Points NCCAOM (2.5 CEUs CA, FL AND TX)

Cost: $40

The program explores the ethical principles that are important to consider when working with trauma survivors. It presents a foundation for understanding the:

  • physiological,
  • psycho-emotional and
  • energetic dynamics of trauma from the perspective of neuro-biology and Five-Element Chinese medicine.

This foundation serves as a departure point for exploring the critical choices a practitioner must make in order to provide ethical treatment for trauma survivors. With this awareness, practitioners can make situationally appropriate choices with respect to: patient consent, respecting rights and dignity, clinical transparency, cultural competency, non-discrimination, patient privacy, appropriate boundaries, scope of practice and other areas.

Includes: 3 Hour Video, Fillable PDF Workbook, AWB and NCCAOM Certificates upon completion with passing grade

12 Points for Restoration & Balance Approach to Trauma Treatment

Instructor: Alaine Duncan, L.Ac., Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

4 PDA Points NCCAOM (2 CEUs CA, FL AND TX)

Cost: $40

This program teaches acupuncturists a 12-point auricular approach to trauma treatment, and then provides step-by-step instructions, with demonstration, for executing this approach. Conceptually, it explains the neurobiology and physiology of traumatic stress response, as it relates to the five element system of Chinese medicine.

It also explains how each person’s response to traumatic stress is different, depending on their constitution, history, and state at the time of the traumatic experience. It shows how Post Traumatic Stress is not the same for each person and is, in fact, not a disorder but an appropriate response to life threat. If offers a simple, effective way to customize trauma treatment for each person to provide maximum benefit.

Includes: 2.25 Hour Video, Fillable PDF Workbook, AWB and NCCAOM Certificates upon completion with passing grade

Aromatherapy for Pain & Trauma

Instructor: Carla Cassler, DAOM, LAc, AWB Associate Director

4 PDA Points NCCAOM (2 CEUs CA, FL AND TX)

Cost: $40

Learn about how essential oils can be used safely and effectively for the treatment of pain and trauma in individual and community acupuncture treatment settings. This course covers:

  • What are essential oils?
  • How they work physiologically
  • How they are best delivered (diffusion, topical application)
  • Essential Oils for Specific Conditions
  • How to Combine Essential Oils for Best Results
  • Basic principles of formulation
  • Comparison to herbal formulas
  • Safety and Contraindications

This course includes a 1.5 hour video. AWB and NCCAOM Certificates upon completion with passing grade

Special Training Opportunity with Alaine Duncan

Alaine Duncan of Integrative Healing, one of AWB’s training partners, is launching a series of face-to-face courses called The Tao of Trauma: Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Healing, which expand upon the training she is doing in her online classes with AWB. If you are referred through AWB, a portion of your registration fee will go to support AWB’s trauma healing work nationally and internationally.

 

For information about the The Tao of Trauma: Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Healing series, please click HERE.