Dynamic Interactive Acupuncture

with Dr. Michael T Greenwood, September 9 to December 2, 2015

Course Information

This 14-hour course is an experiential and cognitive exploration of Dynamic Interactive Acu-Bodywork (DIA), developed over a twenty 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 Greenwood is the author of Braving the Void, Paradox and Healing and The Unbroken Field.

Course Instructor

Dr. Michael T. 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.

Course Dates

Alternating Wednesdays: September 9, 23, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2
6:45-8:45pm – 14 total hours

Course Tuition

Regular – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until August 1)
Students* – $225
PRC Alumni – $225
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU academic credit for this workshop.

Course Prerequisites

Registrant must meet one of the following:

  • A current student within the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at PRC who has completed ACU113/114 and maintains current CTCMA student registration
  • An alumnus of the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at PRC who is currently a registered practitioner with the CTCMA
  • A practitioner who is currently registered as a RAc, TCMP, or DrTCM with the CTCMA

Course Registration

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.

Withdrawal Policy

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.