AWB Newsletter 12-2007
Acupuncturists Without Borders
In the Spirit of Winter
the season pulls us down...down...down...toward the source, the roots,
the place where the sap waits and rests until it is time to move upward
again...as the season moves us, let us be moved by the season, with
least resistance possible. Winter is the time of the Water Element. The
season of rest, of regeneration of our resources...going into the
depths, the unknown, the time of the mystery of mystery itself...let us
allow this time which can yield great creativity, to hover within what
is not yet known, to touch into the seeds not yet ready to sprout, to
find our courage within the unknown...Let this time be one of
stillness, and movement within the stillness...allowing both courage
and fear to arise and guide us. It is within this spirit of Winter that
we wish you all peace and a meaningful holiday season...
Diana Fried and the AWB Team
|AWB Year End Report
to you, Acupuncturists Without Borders has grown and flourished.
During these challenging times, you and all the supporters of
Acupuncturists Without Borders across the country have helped to
interrupt the cycles of unresolved trauma, bringing hope and healing to
Your support has made Acupuncturists Without Borders
one of the premier forces for training, organizing, and mobilizing
volunteer acupuncturists across the country. These are the
acupuncturists who have been and are willing to be called up to respond
to disasters, and these are the acupuncturists who are busy organizing
clinics to help veterans in cities and towns nationwide. From our
experiences serving after Hurricane Katrina, during the California
wildfires, and in our pilot Veterans Clinic in Albuquerque, we know
that our volunteers can provide immediate relief and recovery from the
trauma of disaster and human conflict.
Click here to read the AWB 2007 Year End Report
ask you to give generously so that we can continue to help. Your
support is crucial - it allows Acupuncturist Without Borders to
transform our experience, knowledge, and expertise into
compassion-in-action and bring healing to so many communities.
Here's how you can help this December:
If you are a health care provider, medical student or retailer you can
make a donation for the AWB Veterans Project through Mayway and your
donation will be matched 100%. There is still $2400 in matched
donation dollars available between now and December 31st.
Click here to donate to the Veterans Project through Mayway.
All other donors can donate directly to AWB and their donations will be
matched 100% by a generous donor who has initiated the AWB 2008
Resource Challenge Fund. This donor has agreed to match donations up
to $10,000 between now and December 31st.
Click here to donate to the AWB 2008 Resource Challenge Fund
May there be healing and peace worldwide,
Diana Fried, Executive Director, Acupuncturists Without Borders
|Testimonials and Photos from the California Effort
Women receiving treatment in border towns south of San Diego.
highly recommend this for a disaster assist treatment. Red Cross gave
me water, food and blankets. Acupuncture gave me peace and relief of
the stress of all this chaos."
Ramona Withch Fire Victim
Ramona Senior Center Sunday 10-28-07
Fire destruction in border towns south of San Diego.
hard to put all the stress of the last week behind me
sometimes...Nothing was 'life as usual'. The treatments helped my
palpitations and stress level come down, and kept me calmer today
(after 1st treatment last night) then I'd been all week. It was better
and safer than a glass of wine or medication. I believe in breathing,
prayer ad now acupuncture during times of stress as well.
Ramona Senior Center Sunday 10-28-07
Treating the Red Cross at the Barrett Junction Cafe.
gracias por toda la ayuda, me sentia con mucho ansiedad, pero despues
me senti relagada y con sueno que nesesitaba descansar"
Residents receiving treatment in So. California.
|AWB Receives Support of Four Star General
|Upcoming AWB Trainings
|Exec. Assistant Sarah Tewhey sailing her way to Miami.If you sometimes suffer from the winter blues, head to Miami in January to catch some sun and train with Diana Fried at the Miami AWB
Healing Community Trauma Training. This weekend training is CEU approved and will be held at The Acupuncture and Massage College. Early Bird registration rates are still available, but will be ending soon!
2008 Training Schedule:
Miami, Florida: January 26-27 - Registration is Open! Early Bird rates still available
Phoenix, Arizona: April 19-20 - Registration opening soon.
Also coming up in 2008: New York and Southern California
Click here to register for trainings!
|We Love You Diane!
(left: Julia Raneri, Diana Fried and Diane Eggleston at the Chicago training)
is with sadness and a great deal of gratitude for her work that we
announce that Diane Eggleston will no longer be working with AWB as of
Diane has been a central part of the start-up
of this organization, and had worked tirelessly as a volunteer and then
a paid staff member to see this dream come alive. With her big heart
and love of people, she has helped AWB do a field program in New
Orleans, develop a national volunteer program, run national trainings,
respond to the California fires, and much more.
an honorary lifetime membership to AWB for her outstanding service and
will continue to volunteer in the future by working with the Veterans
Project in Phoenix.
We will always appreciate everything she has
contributed, and if we had a building we'd put up a big plaque in her
honor as a founding partner in this dream. We wish Diane the very best
in her next life ventures, and we hope we will always be in touch.
In the spirit of service,
Diana Fried, Executive Director
and the Acupuncturists Without Borders Team