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Online Classes

Webinars & Self-Paced Distance Learning Courses

Approved by the NCCAOM, CA, TX & FL

Live webinars

January 28, 2021  | 12-2 PM PST

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Tenisha Dandridge, L.Ac.
CREDITS: 2 CEU/PDAs  (NCCAOM, CA, FL, pending TX)
COST: $35

This webinar will cover the history of African American Activists that helped to popularize Acupuncture in the 1970s, how this became the foundation for POCA, and why the subsequent erasure of that history has contributed to the racial health disparities gap instead of closing it as was intended. This class will also cover historical concepts as social determinants of health so that participants will have a better understanding of how racial battle fatigue presents today and how TCM can help address this ongoing public health crisis.

February 17, 2021 | 12-2 PM PST

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Robert J. Woodbine, N.D., M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac.
CREDITS: 2 CEU/PDAs  (NCCAOM, pending CA, FL, TX)
COST: $35

The Four Seasons Medical Qigong practice consists of four parts–the Spring, Summer & Fall, and the Year-round Triple Warmer routines. These routines are designed to harmonize the flow of Qi and positively affect one’s spirit, mind, and organs in relation to the changes intrinsic in each season.​ ​Combining movement, organ-specific sounds, breathing, and self-massage, the Four Seasons Medical Qigong routines for Winter and Spring benefit the Kidneys and the Liver respectively.

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES: 15-30 CEU/PDAS

TRAUMA PREVENTION & RECOVERY PROTOCOLS: Clinical toolkit for use in community and private practice

Module 2 of our Repairing the Shattered Heart trauma-informed certificate program

Credits: 15 PDA/CEUs (NCCAOM, FL, CA, TX)
Instructors:
Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac., Ravyn Stanfield, LAc. DOM, M.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.AC
Cost: $350, $330 for AWB Members & Students

To date, Acupuncturists Without Borders has trained practitioners to primarily utilize ear acupuncture when addressing trauma-related patterns. This course will introduce the participant to a much more expansive clinical tool kit to provide more effective trauma-informed care.

Topics covered include, trauma and trauma informed care, somatic therapy, biomedical treatments, ear, scalp & body acupuncture protocols, herbal medicine & aromatherapy, energetic exercises, touch techniques & case studies.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING FOR TRAUMA RECOVERY: How to Be Effective, Ethical, and Inclusive

Module 3 of our Repairing the Shattered Heart trauma-informed certificate program. 

Credits: 15 PDA/CEUs (NCCAOM, CA, pending FL, TX)
Instructors:
Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac., Ravyn Stanfield, LAc. DOM, M.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.AC
Cost: $350, $330 for AWB Members & Students

This course will train practitioners to provide effective, safe, and inclusive acupuncture services in diverse communities around the world. The focus is on how to deliver community-based care in group settings and how to establish community-based projects that address the health needs of traumatized, under-served populations.

THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP TO CHANGE THE WORLD: Trauma-Informed Skills for Life, Work, Community

Module 4 our Repairing the Shattered Heart trauma-informed certificate program. 

Credits: 15 PDA/CEUs (NCCAOM, CA, FL, pending TX)
Instructors:
Diana Fried, M.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM Dipl. Ac., Acudetox Specialist, Ravyn Stanfield, LAc. DOM, M.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.AC
Cost: $350, $330 for AWB Members & Students

The focus of this course is on how to create trauma-informed leadership and healthy teams who can deliver community-based care in group settings. This course discusses ways that the neurobiology of trauma, Polyvagal theory, and Chinese Medicine can cultivate leadership in practitioners to help address the health needs of traumatized, under-served populations. This class offers facilitation, leadership, and conflict resolution skills that will move Qi.

HEALING COMMUNITY TRAUMA IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Credits: 30 PDA/CEUs Total | 15 PDA/CEUs per Module (NCCAOM, FL, TX, CA)
Instructors:
Diana Fried, M.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM Dipl. Ac., Acudetox Specialist, Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac., Ravyn Stanfield, LAc. DOM, M.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.AC
Cost: $249 per Module, $399 for both Modules

In the aftermath of Covid-19, the ongoing fight against racial injustice as well as natural & manmade disasters, acupuncturists will be called upon to address enormous amounts of trauma and the tools for trauma informed care will be more essential than ever. This course draws on AWB’s 15 years of responding to trauma around the world, to provide inspiration, practical case studies, and all the clinical and organizational tools you need to start this community rebuilding. This two-part course prepares acupuncturists to provide community-style acupuncture to people impacted by natural disasters and human conflict. The focus is on how to provide trauma prevention and recovery care to impacted communities in times of crisis.

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES: 2-5 CEU/PDAS

RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS

Credits: 4 PDA/CEUs (NCCAOM, CA, pending Fl, TX)
Instructor:
Alaine Duncan, L.Ac., Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Cost: $60

This program teaches us how to understand the three neurological platforms of the human nervous system, and how they function together. Humans have a five-phase “Self Protection Response” that allows them to identify and respond appropriately to possible danger, and each of these phases corresponds to the five element model of Chinese Medicine. Within this context, it is possible to identify five different types of traumatic stress response which can occur when the Self Protection Response gets thwarted in a particular phase.  This understanding allows for more precise and effective treatment of traumatic stress. 

HOW TO SET UP SAFE MOBILE CLINICS DURING A PANDEMIC/EPIDEMIC

Credits: 4 PDA/CEUs (NCCAOM, pending CA, FL AND TX)
Instructor:
Carla Cassler, LAc, DAOM
Cost:
$60

CoVid 19 has presented unique challenges for the safe practice of acupuncture in community settings. In addition to already existant requirements for safe clinical field practice, including clean needle technique, professional clinical protocols, environmental concerns, and working safely on a service team, CoVid-safe clinics require particular safety practices. This course outlines the extra safety concerns and techniques for safe CoVid-era community mobile clinics to ensure safety of patients and practitioners.

SAFETY FOR DISASTER RELIEF WORK

Credits: 4 PDA/CEUs (NCCAOM, CA, FL AND TX, 2 CPE Points Australia)
Instructor:
Deb Boehme, Ph.D., LPCC, DOM, Dipl. AC
Cost:
$60

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

ETHICS IN THE TREATMENT OF TRAUMA SURVIVORS

Credits: 5 PDA/CEUs ( NCCAOM, CA, FL AND TX)
Instructor:
Alaine Duncan, L.Ac., Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Cost:
$75

The program explores the ethical principles that are important to consider when working with trauma survivors.

12 POINTS FOR RESTORATION & BALANCE APPROACH TO TRAUMA TREATMENT

Credits: 4 PDA/CEU Points (NCCAOM, CA, FL AND TX, 2 CPE Points Australia)
Instructor:
Alaine Duncan, L.Ac., Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Cost:
$60

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. 

AROMATHERAPY FOR TRAUMA HEALING

Credits: 4 PDA/CEU Points (NCCAOM, CA, FL AND TX, 2 CPE Points Australia)
Instructor: 
Carla Cassler, DAOM, LAc, AWB Associate Director
Cost:
$60

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.

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.