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Kenmore WA–Healing Community Trauma: How to Do Acupuncture in the Field for Traumatic Events

July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018


Training Registration and Information

Healing Community Trauma: How to Do Acupuncture in the Field for Traumatic Events

Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA

15 PDA/CEU training (CA* Category 1, FL, TX, NCCAOM)
4.5 PDAs/CEUs in Safety and Ethics plus
10.5 PDAs/CEUs AOM/Bio

July 14-15, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am – 5:30pm

This entertaining and highly experiential 2-day training prepares acupuncturists to provide trauma relief and recovery programs in their own communities as well as abroad. Students and non-acupuncturist health professionals are also invited to attend. “Healing Community Trauma” strengthens the clinical, organizing and leadership skills that acupuncturists and other professionals need to establish disaster relief efforts and community service clinics for people affected by trauma.

It includes information on the following latest developments:

  • Progress on adoption of acupuncture in the VA, including a new 12-point protocol for trauma recovery
  • Updates on Battlefield Acupuncture use in the military
  • Recent case studies about acupuncturists working with the Medical Reserve Corps and other relief organizations to gain access during relief efforts
  • Most recent research studies about the efficacy of acupuncture for trauma recovery
  • Discussion of other acupuncture protocols effective for trauma

Also Includes:

  • Clinic Practicum based on an actual disaster scenario
  • How to set up a mobile field clinic in response to a disaster
  • How to establish a community service clinic for ongoing trauma relief
  • How to build strong, collaborative teams that work well together
  • How to work with the unique clinical needs of traumatized communities and individuals
  • How to recognize and manage acute traumatic stress
  • Understanding the neuro-biology of trauma
  • Understanding how acupuncture prevents/reduces the effects of trauma
  • HeartMath® techniques to help you stay calm even in the midst of chaos, and give your patients tools to support their healing proces
  • Ethics and safety issues in disaster relief and community service
  • Qi gong instruction and practice for reducing stress

NOTE: AWB gratefully uses the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol for treatment when working with groups in the immediate aftermath of disasters. AWB volunteers often utilize different points in other settings, like ongoing community service clinics and international service trips.

At this training we will review the NADA protocol which most acupuncturists learn in school and can use wherever they are licensed to treat. However, only NADA can provide NADA certification specifically. At this training we will also review other acupuncture trauma protocols and direct you to resources where you can get further training with these methods if you so desire.

You do not need to be NADA certified to volunteer with AWB as long as you are facile with the protocol. You do need to have attended an AWB Level I training in order to work with AWB as a Team Leader.

“After 25 years of CEU classes, it is increasingly difficult to be really engaged by them. Thank you for a pleasant surprise! The weekend was packed with useful info and practices; how disaster response works in general, fine points of community acupuncture (no pun intended), team building and management, and more…” ~ San Francisco Training Participant, November 2013

PDA/CEUs: 15 PDAs/CEUs accepted by the NCCAOM, Texas, Florida, and California (including 4.5 PDAs that meet the Ethics and Safety requirements of the NCCAOM).

Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
(425) 602-3000

$349 – Early Bird (payment received on or before two weeks before start of training
$299 – Discounted Early Bird (AWB Members, students, volunteers with “AWB-Supported Disaster Relief Efforts” on or before two weeks before start of training)
$379 – Regular Registration (payment received after two weeks before starting of training)
$329 – Discounted Regular Registration (AWB Members, students, volunteers with “AWB-Supported Disaster Relief Efforts” after two weeks before start of training)

We welcome all attendees, whether or not you will become or already are an AWB volunteer or member.

Other Discounts:
Half price offered to those who have attended previous AWB trainings and World Healing Exchange trips. PDAs can be used for NCCAOM recertification if you are in a new certification period since the last time you took the training

Space may be limited, so early payment is recommended.

Participants will receive a printed copy of the AWB Training Participant Manual with comprehensive notes, as well as digital copies of the AWB Community Service Clinic Field Manual and AWB Supplementary Training Materials. Together these three documents represent more than 200 pages of information that is invaluable for implementing mobile field clinics and ongoing community service clinics for trauma reduction.

CANCELLATION POLICY: AWB will grant refunds for cancellations as follows:

  • 75% refunded if registration is cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the selected training.
  • 25% refunded if registration is cancelled up to 1 week prior to the first day of the selected training.
  • NO refunds will be made for cancellation less than a week prior to the first day of the selected training, although there will be credit granted for a future training if it is within one calendar year.
  • There will be a $35.00 processing fee for each postponed registration.

How does Healing Community Trauma training fit into AWB’s work?
AWB’s mission is to bring healing, empowerment, and sustainable resources to communities affected by natural disasters, conflict, violence, and war. We train acupuncturists, students, and other health care professionals to work in their own communities with trauma-impacted people. We encourage participants to create on-going trauma-reduction projects where they live and work. This training also prepares participants for advanced Level 2 training should you wish to participate in AWB-related international relief projects.

We look forward to sharing this training with you and working with you in the future. Please sign up for our email contact list to hear about future AWB trainings and current trauma relief programs at: www.acwb.info.

AWB Administrator
Email: trainings@acuwithoutborders.org
Phone: 505.266.3878

*AWB’s California’s acupuncture education number is 0619.

Register for Kenmore, WA


July 14, 2018
July 15, 2018
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Melanie Rubin and Stacey MacFarlane


Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr NE
Kenmore, WA 98028 United States
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(425) 602-3000