AWB Live Webinars

Affordable, online trainings to advance your learning and discuss important topics in our profession

The WAY of council: Tools for holding healing space

for self and community

Friday October 21, 2022 | 11 AM Pacific, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern

INSTRUCTORS: Yamin Chehin, LAc, Dipl.OM & Siri Gunnarson, Mentor & Coach

COST: $110

The Way of Council: Tools for Holding Healing Space for Self and Community


Council is a dialogue process that draws upon ancient and modern ways and whose roots are within the natural world, spanning diverse cultures. Council dialogues are centered around our innate capacity to Listen and Speak from the Heart. In Chinese Medicine, we learn that the “Heart houses the Mind.” Like acupuncture, Council holds the potential to activate the mind within the Heart, making room for new insights and understandings of self, others, and circumstances.

In this 4-hour workshop, participants will learn essential Council tools to co-create safe and brave spaces for healing, both in the treatment room and in the larger community.


Workshop Format

  • Council Practice Core Values
  • The Four Intentions of Council
  • Basic Council Elements
  • Creating the Container
  • The Talking Piece
  • Role of the Facilitator         
  • Experience the Four Intentions in Council
  • How to Form Prompts
  • Participants Co-Lead a Circle (With Assistance)



  • Learn how to form prompts (questions) that can help both patient and practitioner co-create a Health map.
  • Activating acupuncture points from the perspective of the patient’s narrative. 
  • How to “read the field” in the treatment room; listening for what is not being said.
  • Fostering compassionate listening when strong emotions arise, both within the practitioner and the patient. 


Space is limited to 30 participants.


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Robert J. Woodbine, N.D., M.Ac.O.M, L.Ac.
CREDITS: 2 CEU/PDAs per webinar (pending NCCAOM, FL, TX, CA)
COST: $39 per webinar

The Four Seasons Medical Qigong webinar series is a year-long real time sequential exploration and learning experience in how each set of the practice affects the associated Yin organ(s) seasonally. In addition to the specific seasonal routine, participants will learn the All Seasons/Triple Warmer set that can be practiced during any season. This set will be introduced in the Spring set. After this year-long study, students can experience and enjoy the encyclical benefits of maintaining the harmony of the energy of the organs seasonally.

Friday June 3rd, 10 AM Pacific Time

INSTRUCTORS: Yamin Chehin L.Ac., Dipl O.M., Council Trainer and Itaf Awad, M.A, Council Trainer
COST: $39

This is a two hour immersion workshop in which participants will learn and experience the medicine of speaking and listening from the Heart and how to carry the healing potential to the work they do in the field. The instructors will offer ideas about how Council work can be introduced before, during and after the Acupuncture Circle.