Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It takes a village

It takes a village to get through acupuncture school. And I've never felt a closer sense of community than here. My school - Tai Sophia - has very specific way of building a sense of community from day one that is pretty remarkable. My classmates and I know each other's full names. We notice when someone is missing from class. We listen when each other speaks. We've presented soul-baring projects to each other. We've pointed out each others strengths and weaknesses. We've had to strip down to our skivvies to practice finding acupuncture points. For better or worse, we are family. What this has given me is a safe place to learn, question and grow with confidence; an environment to learn this healing art with grace and competency. All I can do is pay it forward: this is the environment I strive to offer in my treatment room.

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