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Where Is the Line?

November 15th, 2021 — So many safety issues involve figuring out where the line is, why it’s in that particular place and not somewhere else, and what to do when somebody crosses it.

Don't Get Punched in the Face

December 6th, 2021 — At POCA Tech we teach Trauma Informed Care because it’s a basic, pragmatic safety measure; sometimes people with trauma histories might be cute fluffy sad things, but a lot of the time they’re... not.

Why We Do This, Part One

March 22nd, 2022 — If we’re going to practice “energetic medicine” we need some kind of routine and some kind of container to deal with unexpected outcomes that we can’t explain or anticipate. It’s better for punks to not be at a loss when we have a “WTF, why did that happen?” moment, because those moments are just an unavoidable part of the job.

Order of Operations and the Acupocalypse

February 24th, 2023 — In community acupuncture, in acupuncture safety, and in running a small business, I’ve found that order of operations often represents the difference between being effective in solving a problem, versus unproductively spinning my wheels. You have to know where to start.