In this issue: PTI's newest book; CA in the news (a lot); GC reimagining; AAT in PR; CA book review and more
Sticking Together, December 2020
General Circle Update to the Membership
From Andy Wegman:
POCA's General Circle is working to reconfigure the organization. The main goal is to meet organizational sustainability. POCA will continue to offer active support for members in a variety of ways. Find progress updates in ongoing GC Meeting minutes and within the new POCA Discord. Discord is a popular group chat platform. It's phone-friendly, offers users the ability to take part in text, video and voice chats and lots more.
Third in the Praxis series, Lisa Rohleder discusses leadership – what it looks and feels like when it’s done well and when it’s not. Interesting chapters include “Making an Organization in Stages”, “Rebels and Consumers”, “Meetings (And How Not To Hate Them)”. Available for download through the POCA Tech website as both an ebook and as a PDF.
Another Chapter for CA
Elizabeth Ropp aka “Roppy” was included in a new book called Not Too Tired To Care. Written by
Angela Thomas Jones, a NH based Licensed Drug Councilor and Social Worker, this book is about self care for behavioral health professionals on the front lines of the opioid epidemic.
Chapter 8 is about advocacy for New Hampshire’s ADS law.
Do you wish that you lived in
Providence RI so that you could see the Ancestors of Liberation
Acupuncture paintings done by Kate Kampmann and James Shelton? Did you
miss the Zoom talk with James Shelton, Tyler Phan, Lisa Rohleder and
Daniel Orsini Velez and Lourdes Hernández of Caminando La Utopía in Puerto Rico held a 5NP auricular acupuncture training last month, which marks the first POCA AAT training since COVID started. They trained 10 people over two days, were masked up the entire time, and have the ambitious and worthwhile goal of training 500 new AAT's in Puerto Rico!
POCA member Rachel P. sent this in…“I recently interviewed Susan Reverby about her new book, Co-conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman, for the podcast New Books Network. Alan's life overlapped with some of the people involved at Lincoln Hospital, BAAANA, and First World Acupuncture (in fact his wife, Barbara Zeller, was deeply involved in those programs). At the time Susan was writing for Health/PAC, a radical healthcare think tank in New York.
It was fascinating talking to her and although the interview is about an hour, we could easily have gone another hour.”
Asks Elizabeth Ropp “Is this the first time that Liberation Acupuncture has been put into print?”
Read her interview in the NH Business Review's December 4th issue. (Search for 'acupuncture'.) Roppy talks about working with a trainer of Acupuncture Detox Specialists (who has been training others in five-point ear acupuncture for almost 30 years), her involvement in the passage of New Hampshire legislation to expand ADS training (NH House Bill 575) and a brief history of acupuncture in the U.S.
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