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
Forgotten Victims of Covid 19: dealing with the emotional damage to children of the pandemic
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
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.
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.
Net of Knowledge have put together a fantastic resource for practitioners during lockdown. They have organised a free webinar a day throughout April. I am delighted to be giving one of them on Wednesday 15th April, entitled Supporting Teenagers During An Extraordinary Time. Please click on the link to register:
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!
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:
In the last edition of the European Journal of Oriental Medicine (EJOM), Rainy Hutchinson wrote a really informative and useful review of my book. Please click here to read it. Rainy is herself the author of the wonderful Acupuncture Point Functions Colouring Book, which is available directly from Singing Dragon or from Amazon.
Exciting news! The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) are marking this year's World Acupuncture Day with the launch of a film that highlights the diverse and high-level work of its members. The film is going to be launched at a Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons on 14th November.
I am thrilled to say that the BAcC film crew came to video my work at the Panda Clinic and this will be included in the film. It's wonderful that paediatric acupuncture is finally getting the attention that it deserves.
For more details, please click here.
It's less than two weeks to go now before the start of my online course, TCM and the teenage years. In this four part webinar, I will discuss the many ways in which teenagers benefit from acupuncture, and how to go about treating them.
For many reasons, being an adolescent in the early 21st century is not easy, and our teenagers are manifesting huge levels of stress. The number of young people who come to the Panda Clinic with anxiety, depression and related conditions is worryingly high.
The good news is, however, that the results when treating teenagers who are struggling physically, emotionally or psychologically can be nothing short of miraculous. Adolescence is a time of flux and this means we can harness the potential that this flux provides us with to iron out pre-existing imbalances and ensure that new ones do not develop.
There are only a handful of places remaining on the course. If you are interested, to sign up please go to: https://www.treatingchildren.com/store/xpD696cV.