Acupuncture and Addiction

with Ted van Hemert, August 6-7, 2022

Workshop Information

This seminar is focused on the use of acupuncture within the complex view and treatment of addiction. We will attempt to understand addiction first through a Western contemporary lens, exploring especially a biopsychosocial, strength-based approach. With this framework, we will then broaden our understanding with an eastern philosophy and explore TCM patterns and treatment protocols and strategies. We will take a deep dive into auricular acupuncture and learn how to compliment the powerful and commonly used 5-Needle Protocol.

Workshop Instructor

Ted van Hemert, R.Ac became involved in the treatment of addictions and mental health at the beginning of his professional career in 2001. He worked in transitional housing, providing auricular acupuncture to those in need of support, and volunteered at Our Place Society offering Community Acupuncture. Ted pioneered the addition of Acupuncture to the Salvation Army’s ARC Supportive Recovery Program, and for years provided Auricular Acupuncture at VIHA’s Royal Jubilee Hospital in-patient detox ward and the Sobering Centre. Ted is passionate about teaching others how to help with Acupuncture.  

Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 2022, 9:00am-5:00pm

Workshop Format

In-person at Pacific Rim College campus in Victoria, BC.

Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until June 30)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until June 30)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until June 30)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 2022, 9:00am-5:00pm

Workshop Format

In-person at Pacific Rim College campus in Victoria, BC.

Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until June 30)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until June 30)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until June 30)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

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