This course is an experiential and cognitive exploration of Dynamic Interactive Acu-Bodywork (DIA), developed over a 20-year period at the Victoria Pain Clinic by author, physician and acupuncturist Dr. Michael Greenwood. Through a combination of cognitive and practical coursework, participants acquire and learn the basic philosophy and techniques of DIA, including meditative techniques, breathwork, acupuncture/acupressure protocols and the importance of intention and context. A primary goal of this course is to inspire students to think of acupuncture as a tool for transformation, through an exploration of 5-elements, psychology, French Energetics and Dynamic Interactive Acupuncture. The healing techniques applied in this course can lead participants to have profound and potentially challenging healing experiences.
Dr. Michael Greenwood trained at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and St. Mary’s Hospital, London, and practiced Family Medicine in Victoria for many years. His interest in deep healing arose out of his own experience of chronic pain, which began with a motorcycle accident while he was a medical student. The pain, unresponsive to all that conventional medicine could offer, forced him to face the limits of his own medical training. His search for an answer led him on a fascinating journey to a new understanding of health and illness, stress and deep inner tensions, and how they affect our lives. Many of those insights were recorded in Michael’s first book, Paradox & Healing: Medicine, Mythology and Transformation, co-authored with Dr. Peter Nunn and first published in 1992. Michael’s explorations into alternative approaches led him to study Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and meditation before they became generally fashionable. He was one of the founding staff-members of the Canadian College of Chinese Studies, where in addition to teaching, he initiated a research study into the use of acupuncture for post-MVA chronic pain. That research gradually evolved into the highly successful residential program at the Victoria Pain Clinic. His second book, Braving the Void: Journeys into Healing, arose out of his experiences at the Pain Clinic, where he developed many of the interactive techniques discussed more fully in The Unbroken Field: the Power of Intention in Healing. In 1993, Michael gave up his Family Practice to devote his time to people suffering from chronic pain and other chronic illnesses. He is the Medical Director of the Victoria Pain Clinic.
Wednesdays, September 10 & 24, October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19, December 3, 2014
Regular – $280
PRC Students – $240
PRC Alumni – $260
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU credit for this workshop.
To be eligible:
– Students must have complete ACU113/114 Techniques and Therapeutics at PRC or an equivalent course elsewhere and must have valid and current Student Registration with the CTCMA.
– Non-students must be practitioners with valid and current registration with the CTCMA.
(proof of satisfaction of the above is required at time of registration)
Maximum registration for this course is 16. Registration priority is given to PRC students until July 20. Registration for non-students opens on July 21. To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.
For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.