Thursday, February 26, 2015

New CEU Programs Coming Up

We have several programs that are now in progress or coming up that provide Acupuncture CEUs (Continuing Education Units - a requirement by the state acupuncture board for re-licensure) for practitioners. These classes are also open to anyone that has an interest in classical Chinese medicine and Chinese philosophy and the direct application of that philosophy in daily life. 

The underlying aim of these classes is to explore the wisdom of the classics and apply this wisdom to our lives and work. A deeper understanding of the classics brings a richness to the practice of Chinese medicine, that results in greater insight and clinical effectiveness, a deeper relationship to our patients and a practical, meaningful way of relating to ourselves, our community and the natural world. We work closely with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee on many of these classes and some of her presentations here are part of the Teaching from the Roots program that Elisabeth and Ken Rose have developed. Please see for more information.

Classes include:

March 21 Workshop  
Treating the Spirits
Please see the post below for full details.

Monthly Suwen Series -  Study Group
This is an ongoing study group of fundamental chapters of the Suwen. We take the format of a collaborative group with each participant becoming familiar with the text and presenting and participating in the discussions. This series provides 3 CEUs per meeting. Our group is currently full but if you are interested in the next series, we will have an open meeting with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee on May 8, and then a new series starting in June.

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee Programs in May and November
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee, a leading international teacher and scholar of the Chinese classics and the author of many books on Chinese medicine will be teaching in Petaluma Friday May 8 and Friday November 6,  2015.  The topic for May 8 is Tian, Heavan, Nature, Natural Order.  These classes can be taken individually, but are also part of the Teaching from the Roots program. Following each Friday class in Petaluma there is a full weekend program in Berkeley with Elisabeth Rochat and Ken Rose on a related topic.

October Workshop
Sean and Ian will be teaching another one-day workshop in October on Treating the Emotions with Chinese Medicine. Contact us if you would like details.

Again, for more information on any of these programs please feel free to call Sean at (707) 763-8040 or email

Thank you,

Sean Fannin and Ian Rawlinson