Clinical Skills Training Summit: Asheville April 24-28, 2019

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Clinical Skills Training Summit: Integrating Tangible Acupuncture and Bodywork Skills into Your Practice
This 5 day skills focused summit is all about raising the level of success of your clinical practice through learning, reviewing and deepening treatment skills. Whether you have been with us for years and are looking to get corrections and feedback from other senior practitioners; have taken training courses with us and want to solidify the skills you have already learned; or have been learning online and now ready to begin training in person, this is the summit to attend. Meet senior practitioners who have successfully integrated Tangible Acupuncture into their practices and network with colleagues as eager as you to return this medicine to a clinically focused, results based practice like it used to be. Come train, practice, learn and spend time with Andrew Nugent-Head and the growing community of practitioners seeking a more tangible level of practice for their patients.

Wednesday through Sunday
Day 01: Senior Practitioner Training All Day
Day 02: Senior Practitioner Training Morning
Day 02: Course Continuing Student Training Afternoon
Day 03: Course Continuing Student Training All Day
Day 04: New Participants Training All Day
Day 05: New Participants Training All Day

Senior Practitioner Training:
• Who Can Attend: by invitation/application only
• Days: Wednesday through Thursday noon plus rest of summit
• Total Training Hours: 10 (plus 24 additional hours training assisting rest of the summit)
• Cost: $150 for the full 5 day commitment to training and assisting during the summit. Five day commitment is required to attend the Senior Training – do not ask for exceptions, please!
• Content Focus: opportunity to have Andrew both demonstrate and receive techniques from some of the participants as well as have technique feedback from other practitioners fully trained and experienced with our style of clinical practice. This will also feature candid conversations about strategies and current successes and failures in the clinic during demonstrations. Finally, Senior Practitioners will assist in the rest of the seminar, learning teaching skills and being challenged to perform for the continuing students and new participants.

Hours Breakdown, Wednesday, 8:30 to 5:10pm (seven hours actual training):
• 8:30 to 9:00am: overview of material to be covered and goals to be accomplished
• 9:00 to 9:30am: demonstration of technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, technique done to Andrew by participant, corrections given and re-attempted by participant
• 9:30 to 10:30am group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 10:30 to 10:50am break
• 10:50 to 11:20am: demonstration of technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, technique done to Andrew by participant, corrections given and re-attempted by participant.
• 11:20am to 12:20pm group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 12:20-1:20pm: lunch
• 1:20 to 1:50pm: demonstration of technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, technique done to Andrew by participant, corrections given and re-attempted by participant
• 1:50pm to 2:50pm group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 2:50-3:10pm: break
• 3:10 to 3:40pm: demonstration of technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, technique done to Andrew by participant, corrections given and re-attempted by participant.
• 3:40 to 4:40pm group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 4:40 to 5:10pm corrections of the day: discussion of improvements to be made in technique and execution (white board discussion)

Hours Breakdown, Thursday morning, 9:00 to 12:00pm (three hours actual training)
• 9:00 to 9:40am: demonstration of multi-step/technique treatment protocol by Andrew
• 9:40 to 10:40am: group practicum of treatment protocol
• 10:40 to 11:30am: corrections and practice of corrected steps in protocol
• 11:30 to 12:00pm: Q&A wrap up plus discussion on how to work with participants during rest of seminar and ATS expectations of senior practitioners

Continuing Student Training:
• Who Can Attend: open to licensed practitioners who have completed at least one in person training course and completed one of our Tangible Acupuncture online courses
• Days: Thursday afternoon & Friday all day
• Total Training Hours: 10 hours (plus additional 14 hours for those attending rest of summit)
• Cost: $300 for the 1.5 day or $425 to attend 3.5 days (both Continuing Student and New Participant days for 3.5 days of extensive training and review)
• Content Focus: deeper instruction on already learned techniques as well as practice/receive these techniques from other practitioners dedicated to integrating them in their practice for a higher level of feedback and learning not possible from patients. There will also be practically focused Q&A for technique strategy and application in the clinic. Continuing Students are strongly urged to extend their training to include the New Participants seminar in order to gain more practice time with the group and solidify their foundation skills in this style of clinical practice.

Hours Breakdown: Thursday afternoon, 2:00 to 5:15pm (3 hours actual training)
• 2:00 to 2:30pm: overview of material to be covered and goals to be accomplished
• 2:30 to 3:00pm: demonstration of 1st technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, with discussion of advanced issues to consider and frequent mistakes to avoid
• 3:00 to 4pm: group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 4:00 to 4:15pm: break
• 4:15 to 4:45pm: corrections and improvement suggestions based on group practicum
• 4:45 to 5:15pm: re-practice of technique and treatment pattern based on corrections and suggestions

Hours Breakdown: Friday all day (7 hours actual training)
• 9:00 to 9:30am: question & answer on issues students are facing integrating this work into their clinics
• 9:30 to 10:00am: demonstration of 2nd technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, with discussion of advanced issues to consider and frequent mistakes to avoid
• 10:00 to 11:00am: group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 11:00 to 11:30am: corrections and improvement suggestions based on group practicum
• 11:30 to 12:15pm: re-practice of technique and treatment pattern based on corrections and suggestions
• 12:15 to 12:30pm: group discussion on difficulties integrating these techniques in the clinic
• 12:30 to 2:00pm: lunch
• 2:00 to 2:30pm: demonstration of 3rd technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, with discussion of advanced issues to consider and frequent mistakes to avoid
• 2:30 to 3:30pm: group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 3:30 to 4:00pm: corrections and improvement suggestions based on group practicum
• 4:00 to 4:45pm: re-practice of technique and treatment pattern based on corrections and suggestions
• 4:45pm to 5:00pm: questions & answers as well as wrap up for Continuing Students

New Participants Training Seminar
• Who Can Attend: any licensed practitioner who has completed one of our Tangible Acupuncture online training courses or Nine Essential Needling Techniques online course and can provide the certificate as proof of completion upon enrollment.
• Days: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am to 5pm (14 hours actual training time)
• Cost: $400
• Content Focus: in person demonstrations and partnered practicums of Tangible Qi skills based on Daoyin development followed by mini protocols for both internal and external conditions which highlight an integration of acupuncture and bodywork techniques. The focus is on understanding what is Tangible Qi Skill, developing skill at practicing the four of the Nine Essential Needling Techniques and basic Yin Style Bagua bodywork concepts in a mock clinical situation to speed integration of this style of practice into one’s clinic. This seminar also solidifies what participants have already learned online and gives them greater skill at understanding and integrating future online courses they take.

Hours Breakdown Saturday (7 hours actual training time)
• 8:30 to 9:30am: Eight Storing Qi & Developing Sensitivity Exercises
• 9:30 to 10:00am: Introduction, overview of material to be covered and goals to be accomplished
• 10 to 10:15am: Demonstration of Tangible Qi Skills–traveling the skeletal system
• 10 to 10:30am: partnered practicum of traveling the skeletal system
• 10:30 to 10:45am: Demonstration of Tangible Qi Skills–working Baihui DU20
• 10:45 to 11:15am: partnered practicum of working Baihui DU20
• 11:15 to 11:30am: Demonstration of Tangible Qi Skills–working Yongquan KD01
• 11:30 to 12:00pm: partnered practicum of working Yongquan KD01
• Lunch: 12 to 1:30pm
• 1:30 to 2:00pm: Demonstration of integrating needling with Tangible Qi Skills: Channel Traveling technique
• 2 to 3:00pm: partnered practicum of Channel Traveling technique
• 3 to 3:30pm: corrections based on previous partnered practicum/Q&A
• 3:30 to 4pm: discussion & demonstration of mini protocol of mock deficiency pattern patient to highlight Riding the Point & Burning Mountain skills along with bodywork to tonify deficiency
• 4 to 5pm: partnered practicum of mini protocol

Hours Breakdown: Sunday (7 hours actual training time)
• 8:30 to 9:30am: Eight Storing Qi & Developing Sensitivity Exercises
• 9:30 to 10:00am: corrections based on previous partnered practicum/Q&A
• 10 to 10:30am: discussion & demonstration of mini protocol of mock excess pattern patient to highlight Riding the Point & Cooling Sky skills along with bodywork to disperse excess
• 10:30 to 11:30am: partnered practicum of mini protocol
• 11:30 to 12:00pm: corrections based on previous partnered practicum/Q&A
• Lunch 12 to 1:30pm
• 1:30 to 2:00pm: Demonstration of orthopedic acupuncture mini protocol highlighting Sparrow Pecking Technique and bodywork for physical injury
• 2 to 3:00pm: partnered practicum of mini protocol
• 3 to 3:30pm: corrections bases on previous partnered practicum/Q&A
• 3:30 to 4:00pm: Demonstration of internal medicine acupuncture mini protocol highlighting Burning Mountain, Cooling Sky and Channel traveling techniques with bodywork in Four Gates variations
• 4 to 4:45pm: partnered practicum of mini protocol
• 4:45 to 5:00pm: wrap up with suggestions on how to integrate this style into the clinic based on corrections from the entire seminar.

To Register: click the payment button below to pay the NON REFUNDABLE deposit of $95 for the course. The rest of payment will be due in January of 2019.


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