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Pulse Newsletter | April 2019

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April 2019
AOBTA® Pulse




  • Board of Director Nominations are due by 4/15/19.
  • NEW! Website navigation blog.
  • NEW! A monthly webinar series will be launched.
  • NEW! State by state ABT Regulatory Index.



Dear @@first_name@@,


Blooms, green sprouts, and leaf-buds... energy is bursting forth. So is AOBTA® with the Pulse Newsletter.


In this edition you'll find information about a special AOBTA® Endorsed Event, the annual election for the board of directors, and an article about treating clients with asthma (April is Asthma Awareness Month).


Enjoy the warming air and lengthening daylight!


AOBTA® Board & Staff





AOBTA® Endorsed Event 

Shiatsu Symposium 2019

Inner Life: Treating the Unseen Inner Landscape


Event Site | Download the Symposium Brochure | Register Online



October 7-12, 2019


Skylight Event Space
1818 Dempster St., Evanston, IL



Approved for:


46 total hours possible.



Each day includes a 7-hour seminar

from 9am - 5:30pm.


Sei-ki and the Emotion Body

October 7-8 

Mon. & Tues., 9am-5:30pm
Taught by Alice Whieldon


Inner Life - Triple Heater and Fire Element in Emotional Experience
October 9-10 
Wed. & Thurs., 9am-5:30pm
Taught by Carola Beresford-Cooke


Fire Fibers - Pericardium and Triple Burner Palpation and Assessment
October 11-12
Fri. & Sat., 9am-5:30pm
Taught by Joanna Flores




All classes also count towards CE hours for renewal of IL licenses for acupuncture, massage therapy, physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, naprapathy

and social work.

Seminar participants must be professional Asian Bodywork Therapists or Acupuncturists, or have at least 100 hours of student training in an ABT discipline (or have completed Zen Shiatsu III at Zen Shiatsu Chicago).




Opportunities to serve your profession and professional community are an important part of AOBTA® membership. 


Nominations are currently open for the following positions on the board of directors:

  • President
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Communications
  • Member-at-Large
  • Director of Member Services


Visit the Board Election Webpage


It's an experience

you'll always value!







The following article was originally printed in the AOBTA® Pulse, Spring 2007 edition.


A Mind and Body Journey With Asthma

by Kamala Quale, AOBTA®-CP, MSOM, LAc.


Read the Full Article


The following case story illustrates the empowering effect of combining Asian Bodywork with focused self-awareness methods. Knowing how to work effectively with the mind and body interface is an important specialty within the practice of Asian Bodywork. Mental and emotional issues are often primary factors in the health concerns of Westerners. These factors influence not only how we experience illness, but also our capacity for getting well.


When we help our clients explore tension, they discover limiting factors that maintain an illness. When we help them attend to the openings and relaxation, we empower them to discover inner resources and the next step towards healing.


This story is about a young woman's journey with asthma and her discoveries about how her breathing is connected with her own expectations and her dance with intimacy. Her bodymind exploration leads her to a quiet inner strength that flows like a river in her belly.


Continue reading...



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