This class will give you a unique, dynamic, and highly effective heart-centered approach to boundary issues. Like the pericardium, a good boundary is a semi-permeable membrane that supports and protects you while allowing you to open to positive aspects of your environment. Every practitioner and boundary question is unique. Once you have met the requirements of ethical, cultural and professional standards, most boundary questions must be answered personally, from the Heart. Lorie draws from many perspectives, including Taoist alchemy, the Five Elements and Spirits, and Western psychology to offer an understanding of the benefits, pitfalls and challenges of the therapeutic relationship. Ultimately, she offers tools that will support you in creating and maintaining safe, healthy boundaries in the clinical encounter and beyond.
What You Will Learn:
- To understand laws, accepted practices, and ethical systems, including modern Western professional standards and codes, ancient Chinese principles and Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist values.
- To become familiar with resources and tools to evaluate boundary issues and to recognize and know how to work with the special issues involved in touch-oriented therapies.
- To understand and know how to work with boundary “hot spot” issues, including time, money, touch, dual relationships and intimacy.
- To be able to use effective, concise scripts and documents that will create and maintain a safe environment in the treatment room.
- To handle a variety of treatment modalities safely including moxa, essential oils and flower essences as well as needling patients with histories of shock, trauma and PTSD.
- Familiarity with “Red Flags” and Hot Spots that indicate need for referral and understanding of management of referrals.
- To appreciate the complexity, ambiguity, power and sacredness of the healing relationship.
- To learn heart-centered practices that help us to make good decisions in challenging situations.
The NCCAOM updated their PDA requirements starting January 2016 from 4 hours of PDA in Ethics or Safety to 2 hours in each of Ethics and Safety. This online class meets the updated requirement and is also approved for 4 CEUs by the California Acupuncture Board.