Continuing Education
Mindfulness & Loving Nature based on TKM Psychotherapy Workshop Registration

10 PDA’s (Pending)

About The Workshop

April 2019

13-14

10 PDA’s for NCCAOM recertification (pending). 

This workshop is open to Pennsylvania and Non-Pennsylvania licensed acupuncturists.

Course Description

This two day seminar explores Traditional Korean Medicine views on the patient-practitioner relationship and working with the 7 core emotions. Time will be taken to learn about and experience mindfulness and how to be a loving presence in the treatment room. The Core Seven Emotions Inventory-Short Form will be gone over and teachings will include using the senses and emotions to rectify qi and bring pathological emotions back into a better state of health. Specific topics of PTSD, anger, depression, and panic will be covered, as well as working with buried feelings and memories.

Participants will be exposed to the following concepts:

  • Foundational theories of TKM psychotherapy
  • Creating therapeutic rapport with their patients
  • Measuring patient’s emotional state using the Core Seven Emotions Inventory-Short Form
  • Achieving a healthy, balanced mental-emotional state for the patient’s core emotions 

Hyung Won Kang, D.K.M., Ph.D.

Dr. Kang is a professor of Oriental neuropsychiatry at Wonkwang University in Sanbon-ro Gunpo City South Korea. He is a trainer of M&L psychological therapy which plays an important role in the field of Oriental neuropsychiatry. Dr. Kang’s approach is for a therapist to understand the strength (resources) of the patient and to combine modern psychology with Oriental medicine to continuously improve the wellbeing of the patient.

In psychotherapy so called Mindfulness & Loving Presence (M & L), the therapist deliberately sees the patient in the attitude of love, rather than as the object of problem or defect. In this relationship, the patient feels a sense of safety and has the courage and strength to open up and look inside and enter a state of mindfulness allowing the patient to confront unconscious conflicts and oppression.

Oriental medicine psychotherapy uses the basic framework of psychotherapy and sympathetic treatment through the physical approach using acupuncture, herbal treatments and medicine encouraging the patient to maintain a psychological balance.

Dr. Kang believes this workshop will be a valuable experience by using the neuropsychological approach as a key to the healing attitude for the therapist.

Course Descriptions

Introduction of M&L based on TKM Psychotherapy 

Session 1. Theories of TKM Psychotherapy

  • Conceptualizing disease in Dongeuibogam
  • Mind and body in TKM
  • Mind as the interplay of Essence, Qi, Spirit
  • Theory of ‘Mind and Body Unification’

Session 2. Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient

  • Using the principles of Qi and Bujeonggeosa for psychotherapy
  • Loving Presence: The attitude of the therapist toward the client. unconditional positive acceptance

Session 3. Mentalizing the Room of Mind (MRM) and Core Seven Emotions Inventory-Short Form (CSEI-s)

Session 4. Psychotherapy with Korean Medicine

  • MRM(Mentalizing the room of mind) as a tool to observe and evaluate changes of mindCore
  • Seven Emotions Inventory-Short Form (CSEI-s) to measure core emotions of the patient in a clinical setting.
  • Clinical application of Yijeongbyunqi Therapy to change Qi by using the five senses
  • Cinical application of Oh-Ji-Sang-Seung Therapy
Mindfulness & Loving Nature based on TKM Psychotherapy Workshop