Trauma-Informed Self-Care & Recovery

Cultivate and protect your own qi while doing deep work in private practice and field


Distance Learning Course 

Carla Cassler, Co-Executive Director, DAOM, L.Ac.
Diana Fried, Founder & Co-Executive Director, M.Ac., M.A., NCCAOM Dipl. Ac., Acudetox Specialist
Dr. Robert J. Woodbine, N.D., M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac.

Having an understanding, and a toolkit, of self care practices readily available is critical for field work doing acupuncture & Chinese medicine. Having these practices on hand, along with an understanding of why they are so important, is essential for providing excellent field services and for protecting practitioners and clients alike.

In this class you will learn why self care is so important along with a series of deep, easy to use, and important self care practices based on principles of Chinese medicine, to help you in the field, your life and in your private practice as well. You will learn ancient Taoist- based practices, Qigong practices, and practices from ancient indigenous traditions around the world on connecting with plants. You will also be introduced to the energetics of the five elements, including meditations based on the elements, as a way to bathe in the beauty of nature as part of self-care practices.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Prepare practitioners for field work in disaster and crisis settings with self care practices to stay healthy.
  • Prepare teams to work in disasters and crises with group techniques to facilitate best organizational practices.
  • Deepen ability to use nature-based Chinese Medicine theories for use in field situations
  • Have an understanding of secondary trauma and the risks associated with not tending to individuals or the group through self care
  • Recognize the importance of boundaries in private practice and in group settings


($20 Discount for AWB Members & Students)

NOTE: This link will take you to a registration page on TalentLMS, the software we use to host our online courses. You will create an account and pay on that platform. 

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