When the White Pine Circle launches on New Year’s Day, it will be like the starting up of an endless, ever-changing carousel of beautiful, useful, relevant-to-your-practice resources. Every month new resources will be posted including video teaching, live roundtable discussions, ebooks, tea-time talks, translations, and more. We are an open collective of nerdy colleagues, who love Traditional East Asian Medicine and can’t help ourselves but share what we love.
However, the REALLY cool thing the White Pine Circle is offering is TheReflective Learning Pathways. These pathways are available to members (free!) as a way to progress through resources in a more structured way so that they become like a course. For now, we have the following five pathways members can follow: Classical Formulas, Chinese Herbs, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Going Deep with Zhang Zhongjing’s Lines. More to come. Following a pathway is a way to engage in our resources that gives the practitioner structure and support as they move through the resources. AND, at the completion of a pathway, the practitioner receives a certificate, a prestigious badge to show on your profile for referrals, support from a mentor, and a wonderful gift. All of this is free with membership.
An important component of the learning pathways is the reflective part of them. As the participant reads articles and translations, attends lectures, posts in forums, and watches video teachings, they are asked to write reflections in their own private online reflections journal. As teachers, we have found that being asked to reflect on and articulate your reflections, is the most powerful way to integrate what you’ve learned.