POCA Tv videos tagged punk skills
Moses Cooper, WCA superpunk and POCA Tech clinical supervisor talks about connecting with patients and holding space in the clinic.
This presentation is the last of six from a POCA Tech student-organized show & tell event that occurred on March 10, 2017 at the POCA Tech Student Clinic at
Watch a shift unfold at Working Class Acupuncture - Lents.
If you are a POCA punk or clinic member we have created an account for you in our new online CEU system. This video will show you how to login for the first time and change your temporary password.
A big part of the Big Damn Clinic workshop is talking about job descriptions. What job description do all clinics need, no matter their size? The punk job description! This video lists the seven parts of the punk job description and begins the process of describing them.
More on the punk job description: diagnosing and orienting patients in a community acupuncture clinic, with a short rant about stagnation.
More on what punks do, especially connecting with patients energetically and emotionally.
Still more on what a punk does: creating treatment plans, managing the treatment room, and charting. Also, a short rant about the 10 questions and other acupuncture disappointments.
How one punk went from being known for being heavy-handed to having a reputation for being a painless needler! (Hint: patients prefer the latter.) A demonstration of how to get qi without getting pain.
Clinic numbers, retention rates, and the challenge of hiring punks -- speaking of that, Beach Community Acupuncture is hiring!
Mary of Beach Community Acupuncture in San Diego -- a superpunk -- talks about what makes a good employee punk, from personal experience.
At last, a video that answers the question, "Is there some contradictory-ass shit in the body of knowledge that is Traditional Chinese Medicine?" We know you were wondering. Also, cameo appearances by Hattie McHatterson.
What do you say when a patient asks you if acupuncture can help them lose weight? Quit smoking?
What do you say when a new patient tells you that they don't really want to be there, but their significant other is *making* them try acupuncture?
Our brilliant comrade Andy Wegman designed what he calls "situational punking" exercises to train new staff. This video is the first in a series.
You roll up on a particular patient in tx room for the first time. You quickly introduce yourself. They tell you they've
What do you say when a patient tells you that they felt WORSE after your last acupuncture treatment? Or that they feel like they've hit a plateau? Here's what we say at WCA. (And how we say it, which is just as important.)
One of the things that new punks fear most is the patient who won't stop talking. Here are some pro tips for dealing with that situation. POCA Tv is proud to introduce our newest star, Hattie McHatterson, who will talk your ears off (both of them) if you
Another demonstration of how to work with a talkative new patient, with another star turn by Hattie McHatterson.
One of the biggest differences between an ordinary acupuncturist and a superpunk is that a superpunk knows how to take care of a whole room full of people at once. Key to taking care of the room is understanding the order of operations. What does that mean? We'll
Wade shares his thoughts on needling, what to do when patients ask for specific points -- and gives an up-close, detailed demo about how punks can hold their needles for fast, high-volume needling.
John talks about needling, developing a personal style, and confidence when you're a new punk.
Skip talks about his thoughts on needling, and also the "hooey" you learn in acupuncture school.
For the greater good of the POCA Cooperative, Carmen agrees to be needled half-and-half by Skip and Cortney. They talk about it, and then she talks about it too.
3 future POCA Tech instructors talk about needling. With a demo! If you're thinking about POCA Tech, you should watch this video. Ask yourself: is this really what I want to learn? And do I want to learn it from these acupunks? We're into transparency around here
Every clinic needs at least one superpunk. What makes a superpunk? Skip and Lisa think about this ALL THE TIME.
There are punks, and then there are superpunks. Skip and Lisa on their favorite subject, how to make a superpunk.
Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged punk skills
Text from Skip & Lisa speech at graduation:
Congratulations, Cohort 2, you made it.
Last year when we were making speeches at POCA Tech’s first graduation, we were so amazed to be there -- to realize we had actually gotten one cohort all the
POCA Fest Fall 2016 – Marin Headlands September 23-25, 2016
Join us for the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture Fall 2016 conference. This fall’s POCA Fest is for punks, receptors, patient/community members, POCA supporters, students, friends and family. Last time we were at Marin we
Thanks to all who wrote with great hiring questions, to share difficult circumstances (not fit for this blog, unfortunately) and to ask for a bit of clinic space-searching advice. I loved hearing from you all.
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If you're like me, working as an acu-punk brings opportunity to answer many and various questions - from folks visiting clinic, from one's own co-workers and colleagues and of course from the generally acu-curious.
So many questions in fact, I wrote a little book
Dear POCA comrades,
If you need a reminder of why Community Acupuncture is important, please check out this article from Reuters titled “Arthritis may boost the risk of poverty, generally for women.”
“Women who developed arthritis were 51 percent more likely to fall
This seems like a good time to give you all an update on how POCA Tech is going. It’s amazing to me that so much has happened in just four modules. We are all learning an enormous amount -- and not just the
LarryG is my new hero. He led a fantastic workshop on trigger points yesterday. AND his handouts were fantastic. I'm guessing he will post them. If not, I'm sure he'll be good natured about taking your harrassing comments and emails. :)
Throughout my childhood I found myself observing or participating in art classes on a regular basis. For over twenty years my father taught drawing, painting, and color theory at the local art college and in private classes. Many of these classes were held in the evenings and
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