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Worsley Institute Training (WITˢᵐ) Pacific Northwest beginning March 2024

Worsley Institute Training (WITˢᵐ) Mission Statement

“We must strive to see people not only as they present themselves in illness, but more importantly as they would be in perfect health and balance, in full discovery of their true nature, unique in body, mind and spirit.”-Professor J.R. Worsley-

Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture Training in Portland, OR starting April 2022

J.R. was a devoted Master and teacher of Five-Element Acupuncture. Together with Judy Becker Worsley, he founded the Worsley Institute in order to protect the purity of the lineage that had been bestowed on him by his teachers in Taiwan, Singapore, and Korea.

It was J.R.’s wish that the lineage, which he also referred to as “A Way of Life”, was continued without corruption or deviation; he held fast to that dedication and training and inspired hundreds of students around the world for nearly 50 years from 1956 until his death in 2003.

In a world where many are searching for meaning and connection, the Worsley Institute is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of this system of medicine which has its roots in Natural Law. The training course has been designed to convey and nurture the importance of our relationship with Nature, Self, and Spirit.

If you are looking for an acupuncture training where you enjoy spending time in nature, watching and listening to the world around you, knowing yourself and others through the Laws of Nature, honing your senses, helping others, appreciating the simpler things in life, working with people on a profound level, then we firmly believe that this course is for you.

We are not expecting extensive essays on history and theory of acupuncture, or lots of online reading and research. The course, guided by Judy Worsley, is a mix of lessons, lectures, group exercises, point location practice, home study and personal reflection.

The mission of the full faculty team is to preserve and promote J.R.’s original inspirational, meaningful, face-to-face class training in the oral tradition, staying true to the ongoing Worsley lineage.

The Pacific Northwest Training will be spread over twelve months with ongoing mentorship and support available after initial training. The course will be a mix of online learning modules interspersed with seven live in-person trainings as well as 20 live zoom 3-hour classes. The on-line modules will cover much of the didactic and theoretical material, allowing you to review certain sections to feel confident in the theory. The live zoom classes will allow the cohort to stay connected and review any theoretical material through a discussion-based exploration.

The in-person classes are essential to this form of acupuncture and will focus on supporting you developing your sensory awareness in diagnosing the Causative Factor, enhancing your point location, and exercises to support building rapport with yourself as well as the patient.

The clinical component will weave the in-person sessions with clinical supervision of you treating 50 patients prior to completing the course.

Take your practice to the next level by joining us. This course is designed for individuals with a license to practice Acupuncture or enrolled in a school that is leading to licensure.

Registration closes February 15th, 2024 to allow you time to watch certain video curriculum prior to our initial in-person session.

In-Person Live Course: Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and Sunday

Live zoom sessions occur from March through September. 

Intensive One: April 5-7, 2024 (Seattle, WA)

Intensive Two: May 17-19, 2024 (Portland, OR)

Intensive Three: July 12-14, 2024 (Portland, OR)

Intensive Four: October 11-13, 2024 (Seattle, WA)

Intensive Five: Consultation Days with Judy Worsley: November 18-19 (Seattle, WA); November 21-23 (Portland, OR)

Intensive Six: January 10-12, 2025 (Portland, OR)

Intensive Seven: February 7-9, 2025 (Seattle, WA)

Synchronous Zoom session (8-11am Pacific Time)

Thursday 21 March 2024

Thursday 4 April 2024

Thursday 18 April 2024

Thursday 9 May 2024

Thursday 30 May 2024

Thursday 13 June 2024

Thursday 27 June 2024

Thursday 11 July 2024

Thursday 25 July 2024

Thursday 8 August 2024

Thursday 5 September 2024

Thursday 26 September 2024

Thursday 10 October 2024

Thursday 24 October 2024

Thursday 7 November 2024

Thursday 12 December 2024

Thursday 16 January 2025

Thursday 13 February 2025

Thursday 27 February 2025

Final Zoom TBD

Course Fee: (7 intensives, 20 live 3 hour zoom meetings, and didactic video training): $6500.00 US Dollars ($1500 initial payment, 11 Monthly payments of $455). Once enrolled there are no refunds and participants are responsible for the complete cost of the course due to the small class size we maintain for integrity of the teaching.

For Application please email

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