Calming the Emerging Mind

The Treatment of Teenage Anxiety and Depression with Acupuncture and Non-Needle Techniques

by Rebecca Avern
Art. Nr.: C-RA007

Approved by: Standard Certificate, NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 6 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime

ab 135,00 € zzgl. MwSt

Calming the Emerging Mind

Course Overview

This course uses real life case histories to illustrate how to go about supporting young people who are struggling with their moods and emotions in a wide variety of ways. Through the case histories, you will learn: (1) The nature of adolescence from a Chinese medicine perspective, (2) Causes of adolescent anxiety and depression, (3) The practicalities of working with teenagers in the clinic, (4) Diagnosing teenage anxiety and depression from a 5 Element and Organ/Pathogen perspective, (5) Acupuncture and non-needle methods for the successful treatment of adolescent anxiety and depression. You will come away with the confidence to immediately start treating teenagers suffering from anxiety and depression, and to do so effectively. You will learn how to diagnose, manage and treat teenagers, whether or not they tolerate needles.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to diagnose the Organ/Pathogen and 5 Element imbalances in anxious or depressed teens
  • Learn how to approach treatment of anxious and/or depressed teens
  • Learn how to use both acupuncture and non-needle methods to treat adolescents who are anxious or depressed
  • Develop an understanding of the the best way to approach treatment of the shen in teenagers

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1 hrsUnderstand the physiology of adolescence from the TCM/ 5 Element perspective

1 hrs - 3 hrsLearn, through case history, why teenagers become anxious or depressed and how to diagnose them.

3 hrs - 5 hrsLearn how to help symptoms of anxiety and depression through acupuncture and related non-needle methods.

5 hrs - 6 hrsLearn how treatment of the shen in teenagers needs a unique approach


Rebecca Avern is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. In 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic - and her clinical work is now entirely with children. She teaches paediatrics online and at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
Kurslänge 6h
Kurssprache English
Kurstyp Recorded Webinar