Nurturing the young: Chinese Medicine principles to help children thrive – a CPD day via Zoom on 5th November

Nurturing the young: Chinese Medicine principles to help children thrive – a CPD day via Zoom on 5th November

This is a day for both practitioners and parents who are interested in how to help children develop into resilient and healthy adults.

Over 1300 years ago, Sūn Sīmião wrote extensively about the importance of nurturing the young.  These days, parents are faced with an overwhelming amount of often contradictory advice about how to raise happy and healthy children.  Yet somehow, we find ourselves with a generation of children many of whom are unhappy and/or chronically ill. 

This online talk will look at why it is vital that babies and children get what they need in the first years of life: what they need and how to go about giving it to them.  We will see how the wisdom of Chinese medicine can be applied to today’s children and how it can help them to thrive.   

You will come away with:

  • An understanding of the unique nature of childhood and children according to Chinese medicine
  • An understanding of aspects of 21st century life that may hinder a child’s growth and development
  • Practical hints and tips which are easy to implement to promote healthy development
  • Effective, non-needling methods to help children through acute illnesses
  • A way of using the 5 element model to create ‘bespoke’ lifestyle advice for every child

This talk is hosted by the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. To sign up, please visit: http://www.acupuncturecollege.org.uk/cpd-courses/nurturing-the-young-chinese-medicine-principles-to-help-children-thrive/

Acupuncture for child and teen anxiety webinar: Sunday 11th October 4pm BST

This afternoon I am giving a 4 hour webinar (4 CEUs) with Healthy Seminars, entitled ‘Acupuncture for childhood and teen anxiety‘. I do not know of a better way of helping anxious children than with acupuncture. It can transform a child’s life from being difficult to enjoyable. In the webinar, I will discuss what makes a child anxious, how we should go about making a diagnosis and how to treat effectively. Anxiety levels in children were high pre-Covid. They are now even higher. As acupuncturists, we are in a position to really be able to help and make a difference. It is my wish that more practitioners feel confident and competent to do that.

Discount code for ‘Why do children become ill?’ webinar

A few weeks ago, I recorded a one hour webinar for the Singing Dragon library entitled ‘Why do children become ill?’ Chinese Medicine has so much to offer on this topic, at a time when levels of chronic physical illness and mental/emotional illness in children are escalating. Until the end of October, you can purchase the webinar with a 25% discount, by entering the code AWS25 at the checkout. Please go to http://library.singingdragon.com to purchase it.

Forgotten Victims of Covid 19: dealing with the emotional damage to children of the pandemic

Last week, I took part in a live webinar with Julian Scott and Robin Green where we discussed some of the impacts of Covid on the mental health of children. We covered the different way children have responded from a 5 Element perspective, how to support them as they return to the clinic, the use of Bach Flower Remedies and how to support families via Telehealth. Please follow this link for access to the replay: https://www.treatingchildren.com/store/Qh72sYM4

Paediatric masterclass: addressing the emotional needs of children according to the 5 personality types

Last week, Julian Scott, Robin Ray Green and I did a short, free webinar where we chatted about the impact on children of Covid 19 and how our society has responded to it. This Tuesday, we are doing a deep dive into how the 5 personality types have responded differently, and how to help each type when they come back to clinic. To register, please follow the link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4015966248079/WN_wQclmDrLSCav3NKXUKxXAg

Why teenagers are neither children nor adults – free, informal Q & A session this evening!

At 9pm BST today, I will be doing the first in a series of 3 informal Q & A sessions with Healthy Seminars entitled – What I wish I had included in my Book. This evenings session will focus on treating teenagers. There will be another on 10th September focussing on shonishin and the final one will be on 24th September focussing on eczema. These sessions are all free – please sign up following the link below. I hope to see you there!

https://healthyseminars.com/wish

Free webinar next week: Dealing with the emotional damage to children: the forgotten victims of Covid 19

Since going back to practice after lockdown, I have become acutely aware of the enormous impact on children of the Covid 19 pandemic and the world’s response to it. Although children are some of the least vulnerable to the physical affects of the virus, many have suffered a lot emotionally and psychologically. Next Tuesday, I am taking part in a live webinar, along with fellow paediatric acupuncturists Julian Scott and Robin Ray Green. We will be discussing how the last few months have impacted children from a Chinese medicine perspective, and what we can do to help. Please click here to sign up.

Rebecca Avern talking about teenagers on the Qiological podcast

I was really excited to be invited as a guest on Michael Max’s wonderful Qiological podcast. We had a really wide ranging and interesting discussion on all things adolescent – from the Chinese Medicine view of puberty, to the challenges of being a teen and to working with teenagers in the treatment room. We also focussed on possible reasons for the increase in mental/emotional health problems in teens today. Please do have a listen and share with anybody else who might be interested.

Magic and Emergence – Treating teenagers with Rebecca Avern

The Panda Clinic and paediatric acupuncture feature in BAcC film ‘To The Point’

Yesterday, I went to a parliamentary reception at the Houses of Parliament, for the launch of the British Acupuncture Council's To the Point film and the Scope of Acupuncture 2020 report.  This is to raise awareness of acupuncture as an effective treatment for a variety of health conditions.  I am delighted that paediatric acupuncture played such a prominent role and was given the place it deserves.  The last 8 minutes of the film are of my work with children in The Panda Clinic.  If you don't have time to watch it all, you can fast forward to 27 minutes and 40 seconds! Enjoy!

To The Point

 

 

 

BAcC Film featuring the Panda Clinic!

I am really excited that paediatric acupuncture takes a lead role in the BAcC's new film, 'To The Point', which highlights the diverse and high-level work of acupuncturists working in different settings throughout the UK.  The BAcC and their film crew came to the Panda Clinic for a day in the Summer and filmed a variety of different children having treatment, from a baby right up to a 16 year old.  The film is going to be presented at a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on March 11th.  In the meantime, here is a trailer: