Europe Clinical Skills Training Summit & Holiday: Italy 2019!

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• To register and pay for the course, please scroll to the bottom of the page. Remember, all courses are 100% non refundable, so please be sure you can attend before paying!

• New Participant? You must enroll in and complete Tangible Qi in the Clinic online course or our other Acupuncture online training courses before Summit.

JULY 22-26–Clinical Skills Training Summit & Holiday: Integrating Tangible Acupuncture and Bodywork Skills into Your Practice (while on summer holiday!)

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The European Summer Holiday Summit is designed to be in a family friendly location. Andrew & JulieAnn will be there with their children and hope to see many of the attendees bring their children as well. Our  2019 summit location is in Italy,  1o minutes from the Italian coast near Pietra Ligure in the town of Loano. The courses will be held at loano2village, however, attendees do not have to stay at the hotel and may stay anywhere they wish. Please note that ATS is NOT responsible for or organizing housing, food etc for attendees. ATS will be providing the teaching room and teaching only—attendees are responsible for their own food, lodging and entertainment. For more information, see below.

This clinical 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.

July 22nd to July 26th, 2019

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

Senior Practitioner Training:
• Who Can Attend: by invitation/application only
• Days: Monday through Tuesday noon plus rest of summit
• Cost: $250 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, Monday, 8:30 to 5:50pm:
• 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 12:00pm group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 12:00-2:00pm: lunch
• 2:00 to 2:30pm: demonstration of technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, technique done to Andrew by participant, corrections given and re-attempted by participant
• 2:30 to 3:30pm group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 3:30 to 4:00pm: demonstration of technique and treatment pattern by Andrew, technique done to Andrew by participant, corrections given and re-attempted by participant.
• 4:00 to 4:20pm: break
• 4:20 to 5:20pm: group practicum of technique and treatment pattern
• 5:20 to 5:50pm corrections of the day: discussion of improvements to be made in technique and execution (white board discussion)

Hours Breakdown, Tuesday morning, 9:00 to 12:00pm
• 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

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: Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday all day
• Cost: $325 for the 1.5 day or $450 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: Tuesday afternoon, 2:00 to 5:15pm
• 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: Wednesday all day
• 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 12:00pm: re-practice of technique and treatment pattern based on corrections and suggestions
• 12:00 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 PARTICIPANT TRAINING

New Participants Training Seminar
• Who Can Attend: any licensed practitioner who has completed the Tangible Qi in the Clinic online course or one of our Tangible Acupuncture online training courses and can provide the certificate as proof of completion at the Summit.
• Days: Thursday and Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
• Cost: $425
• 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 Thursday
• 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 2:00pm
• 2:00 to 2:30pm: Demonstration of integrating needling with Tangible Qi Skills: Channel Traveling technique
• 2:30 to 3:30pm: partnered practicum of Channel Traveling technique
• 3:30 to 4:30pm: corrections based on previous partnered practicum/Q&A
• 4:30 to 5pm: discussion & demonstration of mini protocol of mock deficiency pattern patient to highlight Riding the Point & Burning Mountain skills along with bodywork to tonify deficiency
• 5:00 to 5:30pm: partnered practicum of mini protocol

Hours Breakdown: Friday
• 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 2:00pm
• 2:00 to 2:30pm: Demonstration of orthopedic acupuncture mini protocol highlighting Sparrow Pecking Technique and bodywork for physical injury
• 2:30 to 3:30pm: partnered practicum of mini protocol
• 3:30 to 4:00pm: corrections bases on previous partnered practicum/Q&A
• 4:00 to 4:30pm: Demonstration of internal medicine acupuncture mini protocol highlighting Burning Mountain, Cooling Sky and Channel traveling techniques with bodywork in Four Gates variations
• 4:30 to 5:15pm: partnered practicum of mini protocol
• 5:15 to 5:45pm: wrap up with suggestions on how to integrate this style into the clinic based on corrections from the entire seminar.

HOTEL & HOUSING

HOTEL & HOUSING: Our  2019 summit location is in Italy,  1o minutes from the Italian coast near Pietra Ligure in the town of Loano. The courses will be held at a conference room at loano2village, however, attendees do not have to stay at the hotel and may stay anywhere they wish. Please note that ATS is NOT responsible for or organizing housing, food etc for attendees. ATS will be providing the teaching room and teaching only—attendees are responsible for their own food, lodging and entertainment.

Rooms can be booked either directly with the hotel, or via booking.com. Due to high season, the hotel cannot provide discounts on apartments, but can give a discount on their Hotel Rooms as follows (price in half board and full board (buffet lunch and dinner with reserved seats):

  •  JUNIOR ROOM HOTEL (max 3 pax) b&b: Euro 119,00 for double use single room, Euro 172,00 for double room
  • JUNIOR ROOM HOTEL on half board: + Euro 10,00 per person per day
  • JUNIOR ROOM HOTEL on full board: + Euro 30,00 per person per day
  • CLASSIC ROOM (is bigger than Junior room – max 4 pax) b&b: Euro 204,00 for double room
  • CLASSIC ROOM HOTEL on half board: + Euro 10,00 per person per day
  • CLASSIC ROOM HOTEL on full board: + Euro 30,00 per person per day

Reduction: Junior Room 3rd bed; Classic and Classic Comfort 3rd/4th bed; Babies 0-1 year old 100% (travel cot free of charge upon reservation, not exceeding the maximum permitted occupancy in apartment units). Meals included according to parents’ arrangement in all periods and in all kinds of accommodation. Children 2-11 years old 60%, children 12-16 years old 40%, adults 20%.

PLEASE direct all questions to the hotel by emailing them at this address directly. Be sure to identify yourself as European Summer Training Group. You can also call Loano2 and identify yourself as European Summer Training Group as well. ATS is not responsible for organizing lodging, food or activities and participants assume all responsibility for contacting and booking their housing themselves.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: For participants who choose to stay at the hotel, Loano2 has ‘kids camp’ for various ages. The activities start in the morning, have a break at lunch, and then resume for the afternoon. In the evenings after dinner there is a theater as well as shows which change every day. To learn more about organized children’s activities for participants who are staying at the hotel, visit here.

• Kids camp organized activities are from 10-12pm and 4-6pm. Baby sitters are available for 15 euros an hour. Once we have a bit of a head count on number of children and ages who are staying at Loano, we can see about some extra group activities outside of the official kids camp hours. If you are bringing children, let us know!

FOOD & MEALS: The hotel does have restaurants, but it is high tourist season and they have limited seats, it is only available for participants staying at the hotel. The cost of the Lunch buffet is Euro 25 per person. Lunch can also be purchased at the bar.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

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