This program is designed and led by Alaine Duncan. Hear her first-hand experience of treating and researching combat-related traumatic stress and other trauma-related issues. Discover the value Chinese medicine brings to the field of trauma treatment and the critical importance of regulating the relationship between the Kidney and the Heart, the Water and the Fire.
Alaine D. Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. Alaine Duncan has a unique approach to acupuncture that integrates modern understandings of the neuro-biology of traumatic stress with ancient healing principles from Acupuncture and Asian medicine. This clinical fascination has carried her heart to places and people she never imagined when she graduated from acupuncture school in 1990, and completed Somatic Experiencing training in 2007. Praises for The Tao of Trauma
“Through this new integration a new understanding of traumatic experiences emerges that leads to more effective treatment”
-Stephen W. Porges, PhD
“This book fulfills an important role in the deep healing of trauma and sress-related disorders”
-Peter A. Levine, PhD
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Here’s what some of our previous graduates have to say!
I was delighted with how much I learned from a somatic perspective. I loved how Alaine bridged the somatic awareness and presence into the treatments. I gained a lot of respect and trust in her work because of how she always brought the container of the class, and of treatments, back to safety.
This course was everything and more than I’ve been waiting for. I practice Acupuncture and Shiatsu and Tre. I had studied Polyvagal Theory as part of my training in Tre. There was a gap; meeting of East and West. A gap that my 20 or so years with working with survivors of abuse and trauma had intuited that a sense of relationship and safety was paramount. I felt as though I had pegs but needed a line from which they could hang. This was that line. Inspirational and timely. A heartfelt thank you to Alaine, whose knowledge, skill and compassion was ever present throughout.
– Annette Lucas
This program provides participants with a thorough grounding in Integrating Chinese Medicine with Neurobiology for the treatment of Traumatic Stress. It comprises a mix of eLearning courses and live-streamed face to face training. This variety of learning tools will optimise your learning outcomes and allow you to work with the materials at your pace.
Dates and times of the Live Meetings, February 2022
6th February | 13th February
11:00 AM New-York | 17:00 Paris | 8:00 AM Portland | 16:00 London
Live meetings are 4 hours, including breaks. They will be recorded and available for review for 2 weeks after the completion of the program.
Before the first Live streamingmeeting
Traumatic Stress Response: Orientation, History and Context – 1.5 Hours
Polyvagal Theory and the Five Elements – 1.5 Hours
The 1st live training
Eastern Physiology of Trauma: The Five Elements and the Self Protective Response