Pennsylvania Acupuncture Continuing Education
Here at Qigong Awareness we offer online and live continuing education course units that meet NCCAOM* requirements. Licensed Acupuncturists in Pennsylvania are required every four years to renew certification with the NCCAOM. Professionals and Lay People are welcome to participate in both our online and live intensives. From Pittsburgh to Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Qigong Awareness offers affordable and high quality online acupuncture continuing education courses to help renew your license.
Qigong Awarenesss is NCCAOM* approved
*NCCAOM is the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Qigong Awareness offers 15 PDA Points approved by NCCAOM in Core Competency in the AOM-BIO Category. This is the main area for continuing education requirements, each four year renewal period, by the NCCAOM.
Qigong Awareness is dedicated to providing quality education in Medical Qigong through accredited acupuncture continuing education courses. We provide online acupuncture CEU courses and live intensive CEU workshops.
David J. Coon, Medical Qigong Master
Our workshops are taught by renowned Medical Qigong Master, David J. Coon. David has been teaching and lecturing around the country to both lay people and professionals about the healing power of Qigong for over 20 years. David’s Qigong practices are now being practiced around the world. They are simple, effective and can be practiced by anyone at any age. Professionals and Lay People are welcome to participate in both our online CEU courses and live intensive CEU courses.
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION – Qigong Meditation for Beginners
Hello guys, David J. Coon with Qigong Awareness. I wanted to teach you a practice of what I call instantaneous meditation. Meditation in an instant, is it possible? Well, in general yes it is possible. Watch.
I know in general, it’s boring to look at right. Can you sensate at all, all of a sudden a stillness that happens, a quiet, even just if it’s making my physical body still. Whatever it is that you can see. What you can’t read or you can’t see I’ve done experiments before where we’ve hooked myself up to an EKG where they’re checking my brain waves. I have some stress activity from running around and getting to the lab and things of that nature. Then all of a sudden I do a practice like that, and it changes all the readings. That’s the part that you can’t see. I want to teach you how to change your stress very quickly. I want to show you how that works a little bit. That was just a little sample of it.
In my meditation classes and trainings and so on, and our internal Qigong practice, there are things that we can do to get into a more relaxed state more quickly. I’m very much into hurry up and meditate. I know it sounds silly but there are all of these teachings out there that are like, no offense to anyone. I’m just trying to demonstrate what I do versus maybe some other things. I think we need a little bit of everything, but giving and example with a little bit of humor as well, hopefully, perhaps for some of you.
My good friend Deepak Chopra, consciousness is everywhere. Everywhere you look, consciousness is there in that moment that can be your moment. This is awesome. This is beautiful. Love Deepak okay, love his meditations and so on, simultaneously sometimes living in the busy world and not being in India for example or coming from that culture. I’m in a western culture. Things are moving very quick. Sometimes my mediation has-
It has to literally come from a place of hurry up and meditate. I know it sounds silly, but if you can go into a deep state, which takes practice. If you can go into a deep state, even a somewhat deep state, within 60 seconds, then you can get back to your job. Then, you can get back to picking up the kids from school. You can get back to doing the phone calls that you have to do. you can sneak this in at work when nobody is looking. You can literally-
Alright, let me show you how it’s done. Okay? What you’re going to do is you’re going to physically make yourself still. Again, I’m joking but I’m serious. Hurry up and meditate. Boom, first thing, you have to physically make yourself very still. I tell my students, it’s like somebody is looking for you, playing hide and seek. You need to hurry up and be physically still. First part of the exercise is, hurry up, be physically still, boom.
The next thing that happens okay. I’m going to take you through this a little more quickly now. Later another day, another time, longer video, a personal class you take with me, I’ll give you a longer training. Here’s the thing. When you do this quickly, the first thing you need to do is you need to hurry up and-
You need to be still. Then you need to start relaxing your body from there. That’s the hard part. That’s the harder part. Hurry up and be still. You’re going to find that when you hurry up and be still, most of you are going to be very tense and you’re going to be like this, making faces and stuff. Then you’re going to realize, I need to relax. The next thing you’re going to need to do is you’re going to need to set the shoulders down, and you’re going to need to start to relax.
Then the next thing that you need to do is instantly, to the best of your ability, you need to start in a way putting yourself to sleep, almost like you’re going to sleep. Don’t go to sleep. This is what’s tricky about it. Relaxing very deeply without moving, being still, and calming everything down, down, down, down, down, down, quiet, quiet, quiet, stillness, stillness, stillness, but being very attentive. This is not meditation to me, this is not meditation. That’s not meditation. This, this is not meditation, not the kind of meditation I would teach you. This is not meditation.
Hurry up, be still. I’m going to use this as a representation of being still, a one pointed focus. You don’t have to do this with your hand, but it’s also another version of the meditation. If you have trouble physically being still, and you feel like you need to do something with your hands, this is something you can actually do with your hands. Watch, I’m going to hurry up and do it again.
Now, I’m going to calm the body and I’m going to start taking to the body. Calm down, relax. The next step is, I’m going to let my breath find me. What does that mean? It means I’m going to let my breath just do whatever it does and if I become still enough over the next 10 seconds, 20 seconds, a breath is going to come and take me. It’s literally going to come and take me. My own breath is going to come and take me, find me, and there’s going to be another relaxation response. That’s taking me a level deeper. Once I go a level deeper, from there we can go deeper and deeper into meditation. If you set a timer for five minutes for example, then you have five minutes to practice a stillness meditation. It’s like hurry up, quick and meditate. Then literally, you have all this space, five minutes is like a long time for a good meditation. In a way, it’s a long time.
You can create a gap there and for five minutes you can rest in that gap. In order to rest in that gap, the first thing you have to get is hurry up and meditate. This is the way I would teach you to give you a shortcut, okay, in terms of how my teaching works. Hurry up, meditate, be still. I’m going to show you a whole thing now, one minute let’s say, approximately one minute to conclude this video. One minute meditation. You know what I’m up to. You know what I’m doing. I told you what the steps are. I’m going to give you one minute of it, and for those of you who are sensitive to this type of work, who’ve meditated before or sat with gurus or whatever it is that you’ve done, you’re going to feel the energy of what I do over the course of the next minute.
Some of you are going to get bored and turn the video off. That’s fine. This video is not for you. For those of you who actually feel it and experience it and can sensate it, just watch me. Observe me over the next 60 seconds. Does it change your breath? Does it give you a breath? Does it give you a relaxation response? If it does, there’s something going on that I’m doing, that’s making a shift in the energetic dynamics that are happening around both of us. The short version of the story, so David, hurry up and meditate.
I’m going to call that good right there. That wasn’t even 60 seconds I don’t think. I had a relaxation response kick in. It took maybe 10 or 15 seconds I would guess. I had an inbreathe that just came and found me. It totally changed the dynamic of what I was feeling. I’ve already answered into a deeper state of meditation. From there, I can grow upon it, whether it’s five minutes, or 10 minutes or 20 minutes. When I do my longer meditations like in classes and so on, it can get really deep because once you hurry up and meditate, then whether you got five minutes or 30 minutes, or 60 minutes, you can go really, really deep but you have to be alert. You have to be aware. You have to be awake, otherwise to me, it’s not meditation.
Thank you so much for watching. David J. Coon, with Qigong Awareness. You can visit us on the web at qigongawareness.com. Thanks for watching.
Medical Qigong Workshop Testimonials
“I recently participated in a weekend Medical QiGong Intensive with David Coon, and I returned to my practice full of life force and eager to assimilate my experience into my treatment approach. The sessions were well organized and well balanced between informative and “hands-on” practical, reminding us that true qigong is something quite beyond exercise! I look forward to future workshops. David is a monument to his own mastery, and his commitment to practicing and teaching medical qigong may very well effect in this country a resurrection of a much neglected branch of Chinese Medicine. We here in North Carolina are fortunate to have David and Tanya now in our area.”
Robin R. Whitlow, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. CH. – Hillsborough, North Carolina
“David’s Medical Qigong Intensive workshop was superb! He was extremely skilled at being able to communicate concepts and ideas with insight and clarity. The activities he chose were very helpful and allowed each person to grow from their current place of understanding and level of skill. I personally came away from the workshop with a much greater depth of understanding that will inform my personal and professional practice. A couple of ‘nuggets’ have already resulted from applying some of his suggestions. I heartily recommend this workshop!”
Diane Gross, DOM, L.Ac., Stillpoint Acupuncture and author of The Art of Personal Alchemy: Transform Your Emotional Lead into Gold. – Greensboro, NC
“Approximately 25% of my practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist is comprised of Military Vets who are faced with multiple physical and mental/emotional challenges. One of my goals for 2015 was to begin learning Medical Qigong to enhance my own practice, my focus and energetic strength and to give my most challenging patients – VA Vets – another holistic/non-pharmaceutical tool to manager their physical/mental/emotional stress. The weekend intensive workshop that I attended in Raleigh provided me with the basics and enough real-time review to start my own Medical Qigong practice. I am looking forward to continuing my studies with David Coon. “
-Linda T., Licensed Acupuncturist – Cary, NC
“I can best describe my experience at the Medical Qigong Intensive with three words: Acceptance! Energy! Peace! The experience created an atmosphere of full acceptance so that I as a lay person was accepted as a peer by the other participants who were all experienced practitioners of alternative healing therapies. Had I not seen and felt it for myself, I’m not sure I could have believed in the existence of so much energy which exists around us, between us and within us and can be channeled for healing, daily living and peace. I am a retired speech therapist who worked in very difficult environments in which at various times my physical being was in danger, and much toxic energy was constantly present. As a result, I have carried that energy with me into retirement. I learned many techniques to help me to begin to cleanse my body of the toxic energy and replace it with Chi. Had I had those skills at the beginning of my practice, I am sure my life would be much different now. I am beginning to feel Peace not felt previously. At the close of the session, I set a year goal which I was not convinced I could meet. With the energy I feel at this point already, I am nearly one-sixth of my way to that goal after just four sessions!
Thank you David and Tanya for allowing me to participate in the session.”
Keith Bullock, Retired Speech Therapist – Jonesboro, Georgia
“In coming to this Medical Qi Gong Intensive, I was seeking a teacher with a genuine desire to share and guide in their knowledge and experiences. A teacher that exhibits true passion & dedication to the art of Qi Gong. Further more, someone who has a calm way of conveying, engaging and navigating all who are there in learning to cultivate Qi for oneself as well as to help others. It was a true pleasure to attend, meet and learn from David, a Qi Gong Master that embodies all the above mentioned. Will look forward to the next Qi Gong learning experience! With gratitude, Jeanie”
Jeanie Tham, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, Licensed Acupuncturist & Board Certified Herbalist – New Jersey/New York
“David Coon is a true teacher. His thorough discussions were filled with valuable information. His explanations throughout the class were both relatable and one step ahead of any question that may have arisen as he was teaching. I have since started my own qi gong practice, and have implemented Medical Qigong into my Acupuncture Practice.”
Jodi Rose M.S., LAc, Licensed Acupuncturist – Chapel Hill, NC
“As an acupuncturist, keeping up with CEU requirements is sometimes a chore. On more than one occasion I’ve sat through droning presentations of rehashed information, just hoping for something useful, and watching the clock. Not so with David’s Qigong workshop! From the first moment to the last I was engaged and fascinated – with a hundred ideas running through my head of how to better help my patients. I know I have to cultivate my own practice first, but I’ve known that for a long time. After this seminar I finally feel like I have a starting place and a foundation that will help me prioritize my own practice and slowly evolve into a better practitioner for my patients. Thanks David!”
Anaya Palay, DAOM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Panama City Beach , FL
“This Medical Qigong Intensive with David J. Coon was very informative and lots of fun! I learned so many ways to help restore my energy and well-being, as well as my patients. The instructor was very kind and willing to teach us a great amount of information in a short period of time. David inspired me! I am already adding Medical Qigong into my everyday life and acupuncture practice!”
Bridgette Barker, LAc, Acupuncturist – Hickory, NC