Treating Addiction and Trauma with Acupuncture and Somatic Therapy

Andre Zitcer, LAc

March 5 - 6, 2016

9am - 6pm

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Course Description

This hands-on seminar includes lectures and exercises, which incorporate Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Somatic therapy into the treatment of addiction and trauma. Students will learn of the various triggers and rituals of addiction, as well as the antidotes to prevent relapse. A guided exploration of how trauma & addictions affect feelings, emotions and relationships in all areas of life will help the student gain a deeper understanding of the complicated mechanisms involved.  Students will also learn how to create healthy boundaries to improve relationships and how to best support patients dealing with addiction.  The class structure utilizes group activities as well as individual work and teaches the use of simple & effective tools to calm stress and anxiety to aid patients during their recovery process. 

This illuminating and educational seminar is fully accredited by NCCAOM for a total of 16 core continuing education credits.  We are happy to offer this class to professionals and current students alike.  Current students of an accredited institution are eligible for a discounted rate.  

Speaker Bio

André Zitcer, L.Ac SEP is a graduate of The Emperors College (ECTOM) in California.

After graduating, André worked for 3 years at The Meadows in Arizona, one of the worlds’ foremost in-patient clinics for addiction and trauma.  He worked directly with pioneers in the field of recovery; Pia Mellody, John Bradshaw, Claudia Black & Dr. Peter Levine). He completed training in the groundbreaking trauma resolution work of Dr. Peter Levine called Somatic Experiencing and has assisted in many SE trainings.  He has also been a student and teacher of Qi Gong, Yoga and Meditation for many years.

André was naturally led to specialize in the fields of addiction & trauma having been in recovery from addiction for over 20 years and experienced PTSD through his parents’ survival of the Holocaust in Europe.  André developed this class by combining simple practical techniques he has learnt over the years to understand & treat the root cause of most addictions, which is from a dis-regulated Nervous System (Shen Jing or “Wires that transfer the Shen”) most commonly brought on by stress and trauma.  


Classroom E2 at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745). Map and directions.


Professionals - $350

Students - $250