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Training Registration and Information

Healing Community Trauma:
How to do Acupuncture for Traumatic Events

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts

Asheville, North Carolina

NCCAOM National and State (CA, FL and TX) approved continuing education

April 19 -20, 2014

€ How to set up a Mobile Clinic
€ How to create teams that flourish together
€ How to work in a disaster situation
€ How to work with severely traumatized communities and individuals
€ How to recognize and manage acute traumatic stress
€ How to set up a community acupuncture event in your local area
€ Ethical and safety issues.
€ Qi gong instruction and practice for reducing stress in toxic situations.
€ Logistics and practical application of a Community Style acupuncture session.

Participation in an AWB training is not solely for the purpose of becoming an AWB volunteer. We welcome all attendees, whether or not you will become or already are an AWB volunteer.

PDA/CEUs: 15 PDA/CEUs accepted by the NCCAOM, Texas, Florida, and California (including 4 PDAs that meet the Ethics and Safety requirements of the NCCAOM).


Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
Heaven’s Cloud Retreat Center
130 Sardis Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 225-3993

Dates: April 19 – 20, 2014

Times: Saturday and Sunday - 9:00am - 5:30pm

$329 - Early Bird (payment received on or before April 5, 2014)
$349 - Regular Registration (payment received after April 5, 2014)
Space may be limited, so early payment is recommended.

Please Note: In response to requests at recent trainings, participants will now receive a printed copy of the AWB Clinic Field Manual (this was previously only provided electronically,) as well as a more in-depth Training Participant Manual. Together these two documents represent 150 pages of information that is unique and invaluable for implementing mobile field clinics. Current training prices reflect the inclusion of these printed materials as a courtesy to training participants.

Discounts: AWB Members, students, volunteers with "AWB-Supported Disaster Relief Efforts". See details below in the payment section.


AWB Administrator


Phone: 505.266.3878

To Register:

Payment may be by check or credit card.

Online: click the appropriate link below 

To pay by check: fill out the online registration information, select "check" as your payment option, finish the registration process and send your check to: 

Acupuncturists Without Borders
909 Virginia NE, Suite 211
Albuquerque, NM 87108

NOTE: We can not hold your place in the training until your payment is received. All checks must be post-marked by the early bird deadline date in order to qualify for the early bird rate.

By Fax: download and print the registration form Here


Online Registration 

Early Bird

$329 (payment received on or before April 5, 2014) [Register]  

Discounted Early Bird
AWB Members, students, volunteers with "AWB-Supported Disaster Relief Efforts" with Early Bird Rate $299.00 [Register]

Regular Rate

$349 (payment received after April 5, 2014)[Register]

Discounted Regular
AWB Members, students, volunteers with "AWB-Supported Disaster Relief Efforts" $319 (payment received after April 5, 2014) [Register]

All former AWB trainees may attend a training at 1/2 price. PDA's are applicable if you are in a new certification period since the last time you took the training. [Register]


CANCELLATION POLICY: AWB will grant refunds for cancellations as follows:
75% refunded if you cancel before or on April 5, 2014
25% refunded if you cancel after April 5, 2014 and on or before April 12, 2014
No refund after April 12, 2014, although there will be credit granted for a future training (within one calendar year) There will be a $35.00 processing fee for any postponed registrations.

How does this fit into AWB's work?
AWB is very interested in training more acupuncturists to be Team Leaders in the event of the need for a relief response as well as for the formation of a Veterans Clinic in your local area. Some of the benefits of Team Leadership are: 1) helping develop your personal skills as a leader, which are transferable to many areas of life; 2) giving you more personal access to AWB leaders to help you in this process; 3) offering a service that is needed, and will likely bring you and others unknown and immeasurable benefits.

In order to qualify as a Team Leader for AWB venues (including the veterans project and other future work), you will need to be approved by AWB staff. One way to do this is to attend a training; this gives us the opportunity to work with you in more depth. From our training group we will encourage the formation of a local group to start an AWB veterans clinic to provide free community acupuncture for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.

The trainings are not currently required to volunteer with AWB as a regular team member (i.e. not a team leader), but attendance will enhance the quality of your experience and that of the team. When we start international programs, we will require that volunteers have attended an AWB training. Some volunteers will decide that a behind the scenes role suits them and others will be ready to perform on the front lines. Those who volunteer will have opportunities after the training for discussions with AWB staff about how they might best serve in the organization.

We look forward to sharing this training with you and our future work together. Please sign up for our email contact list ( to hear of our developing work with veterans, future trainings and other updates.

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