The arrival of Autumn has certainly brought all of the issues of the Metal Element and the Po to the forefront. Shock and grief and loss have been emotions experienced in strong doses in these past few  weeks and months.

See our Trauma Protocols below

We had already planned the forum for this Sunday to be focused on the seasonal change to the Po and the Metal element, and the Lung and Large Intestine which are the associated organs of the Metal Element . The current massive, uncontained wildfires just to the north of us, less than 50 miles away in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, have brought much grief, loss and severe issues of air quality to Northern California. Each of these issues will be addressed during this afternoon together.
The beauty of Chinese Medicine and Acutonics is that both physical symptoms and emotional states can be treated together. Indeed, the causative factor of many diseases in Chinese Medicine is said to be rooted in emotional imbalance.

But what about disaster situations? What about current trauma, not only the after-effects?

Come join us this Sunday for community and practical techniques and strategies to help yourself in these harrowing times we live in.

Please either register or RSVP (and pay at the door) if you would like to attend.
Protocol for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Essentially, treating someone for PTSD, intense recent grief, or severe insomnia is a treatment that will share core qualities. May this be very helpful to all who encounter it.

The first principle in each case is to calm the Spirit . Right now, the New Moon is your best tool for gentle yet profound treatment of a Shen or Spirit disorder. This is because: The heart houses the Mind, the Heart stores the Spirit.
Protocol for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Advanced
This protocol works by releasing the client from the repetition of victim / wounding by shining light and bringing consciousness into the time / space lockdown that they are trapped in. This liberates the Chiron wound that causes suffering, waking them from the endless dream.
Protocol to Pacify the Heart and Calm the Spirit
This protocol is very fast – it can be done in about three minutes:
Are you feeling triggered? Have a few minutes? Got forks? This is a fast way to Pacify the Heart and Calm the Spirit, or in western terms: Calm the brain and nervous system and reconnect to the Heart Wisdom, lower cortisol, and find your breath. Remember you are connected to the Divine.
Forum: Shadow, the Po, & Techniques to Maintain Stability & Peace in Tumultuous Times
Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concord, CA
Tuition: $45.00
Register now! or RSVP (Please either register or RSVP ahead of time so that we know that you are coming.)

The Metal element is associated with the time of Autumn and the descent of the Yang towards Winter. The Spirit of the Metal element is the Po. The emotion is grief and the challenge is LETTING GO.

This forum is timely as we see Shadow enacted all over the globe in these very tumultuous times. Learn some Self-Care techniques for Autumnal transitions, keeping yourself healthy and in the flow.

We will also introduce techniques to be used to help people in shelters, and on the spot emergency care to stabilize the spirit, as well as ways to be of service when there are no words.
Level II: Higher Harmonics & the Inner Nature of Tone
Katie, Group & Gong
October 13 - 15, 2017
Friday - Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bancroft Center of Chinese Medicine
Berkeley, CA

Level II deepens the knowledge base of Level I. The new frequencies are the Lower Octave of the Earth Moon set, and the High Frequency forks - the octave above the mid-level set.

By the end of this remarkable weekend, you will have worked with three octaves of sound, which are phenomenal in their ability to  reach deep into the body, access the psyche, and work in the etheric field.  You will learn new points, get more familiar with the points introduced in Level I, and revisit the 8 Extraordinary Vessels with the new frequencies.

For body workers: The low forks are what you have been looking for to reach deeper into the quads and gluteus muscles.

For energy workers: The high frequency forks will help you access and move the etheric field and chakra balancing at a finer level.
Level II is where the healer starts to experience oneself as musician and shaman as we travel up and down the octaves.  This class will also explore the Shamanic aspects of Sound and of Chinese Medicine. You will learn how to use Tibetan bowls and bells, and incorporate all manner of tools as instruments.   
Come join us for a wonderful weekend of Sounding! 
Level III: Harmonic Attunement
November 3 - 5, 2017
Friday - Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Concord, CA

Come join us in a three-day journey of music, art and mythic storytelling as we play, learn and traverse our own solar system! (As a tutorial this will be a 3-day class.)

This advanced training initiates Acutonics practitioners into a deeper understanding of the Music of the Spheres and its holographic and transformational relationship with the Earth and its inhabitants. 

Using planetary tools, including Acutonics Planetary Tuning Forks, planetary gongs, sacred oils, attunements, and rituals, we explore planetary frequencies, archetypes, mythos, and their affects on the physiology, psychology, and consciousness. Students experience and work with the more sophisticated layers, applications, and techniques of the Acutonics System of Sound Healing.

Practitioners build on their knowledge of Acutonics Levels I and II and are introduced to the Acutonics Planetary Tuning Forks, Chiron Tuning Forks, Planetary Gongs, Planetary Chimes and custom blended essential oils with planetary frequency.
  Forum: How to Treat Colds, Flus and Allergies with Acutonics
Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bancroft Center of Chinese Medicine
Berkeley, CA
Tuition: $45.00
Register now! or RSVP (Please either register or RSVP ahead of time so that we know that you are coming.)

Katie's annual class: Much acclaimed and requested!
Answers to questions: Why did I catch this? How did I catch this? How sick am I? What can I do about it? And much, much more. Get better faster, with the help of sound and herbal medicine, and stay healthier using sound healing!

This forum is appropriate for all levels of experience. Come away with practical applications, handouts and protocols. There will be demonstrations of various types of treatments and conditions.
Level IV: Advanced Harmonic Applications
January 12 - 14, 2018
Friday - Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Concord, CA

This class focuses on the personality, drama, diagnostics, and application that unfold with each harmonic interval in the Acutonics Healing System. By looking in-depth at the archetype of each planetary tone and its healing effect on the body, practitioners become aware of the deep effects of these tones in a sound healing treatment. In this class, participants explore the unique harmonics, parallel fifths, and seeds of transformation that reside in the spaces in between. In addition, the powerful archetypes and tones of Nibiru and the Acutonics Asteroid Series are introduced.
Level VI: Case Studies and Clinical Documentaries
Taipei, Taiwan - Taught in English with Chinese translation
Taught by Katie Mink, L.Ac., Senior Faculty, and Dr. Ling Chen, Senior Faculty
November 24 - 26, 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 Elements, 5 Spirits
Taipei, Taiwan - Taught in English with Chinese translation
Taught by Laurie Herron, Senior Faculty and Katie Mink, L.Ac., Senior Faculty
We'd love to hear from you!

Katie & Laurie
  Acu*tonics®, n. 1. System of vibrational sound healing rooted in Oriental Medicine and philosophy that utilizes tuning forks and symphonic gongs tuned to the planets, Tibetan bowls, bells, drums and rattles. Connecting body, mind, and soul in the journey toward optimal health and spiritual attunement or at-one-ment with all things in the Universe. 2. The integral way, undifferentiated wholeness, the Tao.
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