Month: September 2021

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NADA fundraising training

NADA TRAINING COURSE

imagesSeptember, 2021 saw a group of fifteen student, and recently-graduated acupuncturists and clinic supervisors undertake a three-day fundraising training in the NADA protocol, at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York. 

Jude Blair, who organised the event and led the training said, “I have been overwhelmed by people’s generosity. My thanks must go to Richard Blackwell, College Principal, who kindly provided room space for the training; to Phoenix Medical, for donating needles and other equipment and to an anonymous donor who provided all the printed learning materials. Also, special thanks must go to Janet Stevens and Ami Micklethwaite – graduates of Nca who recently took the NADA protocol training with me – for their time, energy, support and assistance both before and during the training and for helping to make the course so successful. There were also a few trainees who helped with the smooth running of the course by quietly working behind the scenes, disseminating information about the training, co-ordinating people who were interested in taking the course, providing transport to and from York and donating beverages for the breaks. Thank you all!!! 

Picture2“Everyone on the course worked hard to increase their knowledge and skills over the three days. I feel privileged to have been working with such an enthusiastic and dedicated group of people, who worked so well together, and I was humbled by how hugely supportive participants were of each other, openly and generously sharing their wide-ranging experience and expertise from other areas of their lives. Deep gratitude!”

A number of trainees have already expressed interest in volunteering for World Medicine and many are actively exploring ways to develop their practice to incorporate the use of the NADA protocol, to the benefit of their patients and clients. 

Funds raised will support the work of World Medicine in ongoing projects such as the 3 week annual acupuncture ‘camp’ in Gujarat, the weekly clinic for refugees in Wapping and to the development of further projects, both at home and abroad. 

If you are interested in taking the NADA training or volunteering for World Medicine projects, please get in touch by emailing info@worldmedicine.org.uk.

 

 

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The Refugee Friends Clinic

Clinic organiser Barbara Robinson writes…

The JRS clinic at Wapping started 5 weeks ago on 18th August and it has been very well received by refugee friends.

It is primarily a seated ear clinic but as our volunteers usually have both body and auricular skills we have also been able to treat any distal musculo-skeletal problems that have come up.  The last 5 weeks has seen a steady flow of between 8-12 friends each week plus several staff!  The organisational assistance from JRS has been excellent, the practitioners are in their stride now and the friends are getting used to the set up – they seem to appreciate the quiet atmosphere and are relaxed when they leave.  Next Wednesday will be the last of this cycle of 6 weeks.  We will have a gap of 1 week, then the next cycle of 6 will start on 6 Oct.

Many, many thanks go to all acupuncturists and staff at JRS for their open heartedness and commitment which has enabled this clinic to get off the ground, and I look forward to it continuing long into the future for the benefit of refugee friends.