Trauma Prevention and Recovery Techniques/Clinical Toolkit

For use in community and private practice

15 CEU/PDAs (NCCAOM, CA, FL, pending TX)

Distance Learning Course 


Note: This course is part of our year-long, five-module certificate program Repairing the Shattered Heart. Originally all the modules were live in-person trainings. However, due to Covid-19, we have shifted this module to an online course. Each module stands alone and does not require completion of any other module. Please contact trainings@acuwithoutborders.org or 503.477.9731 with any questions. 

Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac.
Ravyn Stanfield, LAc. DOM, M.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.

As neuroscience research and related clinical treatments evolve, we are learning that trauma is often at the root of psycho-physical health problems, patterns, and diseases. Acupuncturists are in a unique position to treat these dysregulated patterns because Oriental Medicine addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual problems faced by many people seeking care.

To date, Acupuncturists Without Borders has trained practitioners to primarily utlize ear acupuncture when addressing trauma-related patterns. This course will introduce the participant to a much more expansive clinical tool kit that includes other TCM and somatic therapies for prevention and treatment, enabling them to provide more effective trauma-informed care.

Topics covered include:

  • Trauma and Trauma Informed Care
  • Somatic Therapy and Trauma
  • Current Biomedical Trauma Treatments
  • Ear, Scalp, and Body Acupuncture Protocols
  • Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy
  • Physical-Energetic Exercises for Trauma Reduction
  • Touch Techniques for Trauma
  • Case Studies


Includes: Pre-recorded training videos, fillable PDF worksheet, reading materials (PDFs and weblinks), AWB and NCCAOM certificates upon completion with passing grade


($20 Discount for Students & AWB Members)

*15 PDA/CEU Points (Approved by NCCAOM, CA, FL Pending TX)
CA Provider # is 0619. This is a Category 1 Distance Learning Course.