POCA Tv videos tagged building community


Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged

This is the story of how a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under-employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes revolutionized healthcare systems by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs, and two-cent needles.

Filmed & Directed by Brian Lindstrom. Co-produced by Moses

Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged building community


Beloved Community and the Spring Membership Drive

Community is an essential aspect of my life, a realization brought home recently by my mother’s death. My mother was a solitary person, an individualist, who feared exposure: she kept to herself. She was fond of animals, and though she was a nurse, people simply made her


Maybe you've just started to find your way around the new site?

And maybe you've just discovered the inner workings of the POCA department circles via the new Fishbowl forum?

You've boned up on multi-stakeholer cooperatives perhaps?  Nahhh. That's okay,

Forum Changes and Helpful Hints

Dear Punks,

You may have noticed some changes in the forums over the last couple weeks.  This has been the result of collaboration between the Membership, Website, and Regional Nodes circles.  Most of the grunt work has been done by Craig (OL of website) and

Strength in Numbers

The world can be a cruel and tough place, fast paced and harshly unforgiving. I am reminded of my working class privilege on a weekly basis when take the elevator ride up to the 3rd floor of the Access Health Centre and step into the bustling headquarters of AIDS

To be a community acupuncturist you have to be a part of the community

To be a community acupuncturist you have to be a part of the community. Duh, why has that taken me so long to figure out?

I’m 35 weeks pregnant and each day is a ticking clock before this baby arrives. I’m nervous about leaving

The Early and Yet Somehow Late Start of Our New Beginning By Spitfire.

 Today the strangest thing happened.  I had a patient ask me a question.  We were talking about Ellen, PCA 2, Tucson, and of course the future of PCA.  She looked me in the eye and she asked me, “What are we going to do without

The Clinic Isn't Ours Any More

so, yeah, the New Year's eve "look back, look forward" has finally hit for me. I have a lot to be thankful for. I'm humbled and motivated by what's happened and is on the horizon for my life and work, my clinic and CAN

Volunteers: everyone wins!

Pre-CANference 2, in preperation for Ellen's and my break-out session on using volunteers in your CA clinic, I surveyed the volunteers at PCA.  Here are excerpts from their responses:

How has volunteering (at PCA) made a difference in your life?<

Community acupuncture and the political nature of Professional Boundaries

Last month I went to Vikki Reynolds' home office and sat in a supportive circle with a small group of service providers in east Van. These are people who work within a social justice framework and are dead serious about keeping their hearts open, about

2010: Making Media and Culture

I don't want to distract any attention from the conversation going on below, but I've only got 2 more days to finish this 2010 retrospective on the CAN blog, before we're into 2011 and retrospectives start to look a little silly. So! Not only was this past year full of fascinating interactions

Community Chi coming out of the office

Once in a while the Community ‘Chi’ of the treatment rooms that is often referred to on CAN shows up in the office space. I want to tell you about what it looks like in the office, for an office staff person.