Professional Workshops

Healing Community Trauma: How to do Acupuncture in the Field and Create Community Service Clinics after Traumatic Events, with Acupuncturists Without Borders

Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9, 2018 • 9:00 – 5:30

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. Our class teaches participants how to establish mobile clinics onsite after disasters and  community service clinics for veterans, active military and their families, as well as other local populations. It also prepares participants to develop and work in international community service clinics that are part of World Healing Exchange trips and other AWB-affiliated international programs. Register online at or call (505) 266-3878


The Tao of Trauma: East Meets West for Integrative Healing, Alaine Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., SEP

Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 – 5:30
$350 per workshop, if paid 30 days in advance, $375 thereafter. Register for all 5 by September 16, 2017 for $1500. Half price for previous attenders. 12 PDAs per module.

Digesting the Gristle, September 15 & 16, 2018

Learn interaction, observation, and touch skills to enhance acupuncture treatment and help restore balance for trauma survivors.  These five seasonal workshops follow the steps all animals take in negotiating danger. Alaine’s unique approach integrates Chinese physiology, the Five Phases, and the autonomic nervous system.  Return to your office with more nuanced access to your patient’s energy body. Register at: More info: Alaine Duncan 301-806-4003;


Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP), with Katie Conlon

OS 1 (Positivity) October 6 & 7, OS 2 (Positivity) November 10 & 11, OS 3 (Engagement) December 8 & 9, OS 4 (Relationships) January 12 & 13, 2019; OS 5 (Meaning) February 9 & 10, 2019, OS 6 (Achievement) March 2 & 3 2019, OS7 (Vitality) March 30 & 31, 2019. Total cost of the 6-month course (which also includes weekly distance learning classes online in between onsite meetings) is $5,995 if paid in full. Payment plans are also available.

Become certified as a Positive Psychology Practitioner – an expert in the theory, science and application of positive psychology – and use this knowledge to help individuals, organizations and communities build the six pathways of flourishing and well-being: enhanced positive emotions, experiences of engagement, meaning and purpose, authentic positive relationships, accomplishment, and vitality. This 200-hour 6-month program is certified by The Flourishing Center and designed around the model of flourishing developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, with an added emphasis on physical well-being. CAPP students receive more than 2,900 content-rich powerpoint decks, research paper summaries, tools, activities, and worksheets to reuse after the program, and join a lifetime community of colleagues doing amazing things in the world. For more information or to register, go to or contact Katie Conlon at with any questions.


Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training

Beginning 2: October 19-22, 2018, with Linda Stelte, M.Ed, SEP, CCC

Intermediate 2: November 2-5, 2018, with Berns Galloway, M.Ed, SEP, CCC

This training, developed by Dr. Peter Levine, offers participants the opportunity to learn a physiologically based approach to trauma resolution. Our bodies house the results of nervous system overwhelm – trauma, and the renegotiation of the trauma comes from attending to the nervous system processes. Over the total of eight modules that this training offers, you will learn to detect and respond to the physiological and psychological effects of the disorganization of our nervous systems.

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