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Alchemical Healing: Using the Tools of Chinese Medicine to Address the World Soul in Troubled Times

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Alchemical Healing: Using the Tools of Chinese Medicine to Address the World Soul in Troubled Times

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Lorie Dechar will offer practitioners tools for working with the emotional and psychological challenges human beings are facing as we collectively continue to navigate the social and cultural turbulence of this time. Guided by the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist alchemy, Lorie will emphasize the opportunities for healing and transformation inherent in moments of adversity but will also address the necessity of dealing with the shock, destabilization, and trauma that is an inevitable part of all crisis and change.

The course will present an overview of Lorie’s alchemical approach and offer ways that acupuncturists can integrate aspects of Alchemical Healing into their own practice. Drawing from over three decades of clinical experience working with psycho-emotional issues, Lorie will offer participants tools, practices and treatment protocols as well as myths, symbols and imagery that can support patients in discovering their own inner resources, resilience and innate sense of well-being. In addition, she will address the use of essential oils and flower essences in soul-level healing work and share insights from her two forthcoming books, The Alchemy of Inner Work: A Guide for Turning Illness and Suffering Into True Health and Well-Being and Kigo: Exploring the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons.

Special emphasis will be placed on practitioner self-care in the face of cultural and planetary challenge and the ultimate blossoming of a new, more integral attitude toward illness and healing.

 

By the end of the seminar, participants will have:

  1. An understanding of the relevance of ancient Taoist alchemical principals to modern-day acupuncture practice.
  2. An acupuncture point palette as well as essential oil and flower essence protocols for working with soul-level issues.
  3. An understanding of the importance of language, imagery, visualization and intention in order to tap the fullest potential of the acupuncture needle.
  4. Patient self-help and practitioner self-care strategies to support us during times of challenge, stress and crisis.

Detailed Outline

  • An introduction to Alchemical Healing, the concept of the “world soul,” the Alchemy of Inner Work (including class overview)
  • Alternative perspectives on crisis: traditional Chinese medicine, modern Western and alchemical
  • Discussion of the emotional and psychological impact of the current health crisis; simple protocols, essential oils, flower essences, and the effective use of Spirit Points
  • Wushen under challenge: the responses of the Five Spirits to crisis. Spirit points for the Spirits
  • Working with the shen: strategies for shock, stress, destabilization and anxiety conversation
  • Working with the po: strategies for caring for the body soul
  • The Five Spirit Animal Protectors 
  • The basic “Five Pack” of oils and flower essences to treat soul-level issues
  • A New Story of Healing: Repairing the Inner Marriage - reconnecting shen and zhi / hun and po as a journey towards psychological health and wholeness. Lead to Gold Groups: taking healing beyond the treatment room
  • Q & A

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the seminar, participants will have:

  1. An understanding of the relevance of ancient Taoist alchemical principals to modern-day acupuncture practice.
  2. An acupuncture point palette as well as essential oil and flower essence protocols for working with soul-level issues.
  3. An understanding of the importance of language, imagery, visualization and intention in order to tap the fullest potential of the acupuncture needle.
  4. Patient self-help and practitioner self-care strategies to support us during times of challenge, stress and crisis.
Catalog: 
NCCAOM AOM-OM: 
4.00
NCCAOM PE-CW: 
1.00
Texas General Acupuncture: 
5.00
Massachusetts Core Knowledge: 
5.00
Florida General: 
5.00
California Category : 
Category 1

Lorie Eve Dechar's intuitive work as an alchemical healer, mentor and teacher is supported by a strong foundation of theoretical understanding and clinical experience, including twenty-six years of Chinese medical practice, twelve years as a senior faculty member at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City as well as years of teaching at institutes and retreat centers throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. Lorie is the author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing. She holds a Master's Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD, 1985. Lorie has trained in Jungian and Gestalt psychotherapy, is a certified Focusing-oriented psychotherapist, and has become recognized as a modern interpreter of classical Taoist practice. www.fivespirits.com and www.anewpossibility.com



$125.00 USD

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