Upcoming Workshops

November 2019: Livestream/in-person classes

Intro To Alchemy

Using an Alchemical Approach in Your Practice
Where: Alchemy Healing Center, Northampton MA; Livestream Will Be Available
When: November 16th, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $249 (NCCAOM CEUs pending – Class replay available for 1 week, however CEUs require Live or Livestream attendance)
Alchemy is a fundamental aspect of early Chinese Medicine. Famous master healers of antiquity like Ge Hong and Sun SiMiao developed Alchemical healing techniques that focus on realizing a being’s full potential rather than simply healing illness.

Alchemical Chinese Medicine in a Modern Day Practice: Why You Should Consider an Alchemical Approach in Your Clinical Practice

Alchemical Healers are agents for change. They facilitate this change through presence, and they engage the Spirit level. They operate in the realm of the patient’s already existing perfection and witness patients discovering that perfection in themselves.
This Workshop introduces you to the practical use of Alchemy in a modern day Chinese Medicine practice. This approach includes using an advanced understanding of the Five Elements and the Nine Palaces in conjunction with a number of clinical applications such as:
  • Sun SiMiao’s 13 Ghost Points – for PTSD, Trauma, and OCD
  • ​Ma DanYang’s 12 Starry Sky Points – for helping someone find their alignment
  • The 9 Stages of Alchemy (based on Ge Hong’s theories as taught by Dr. Jeffrey Yuen) – a program of personal self-cultivation and enlightenment
  • ​The Grieving Treatment as taught by Dr. Jeffrey Yuen – for someone who is stuck in grieving (up to many years after the death of a loved one)
  • ​Healing Heart Pains as taught by Dr. Jeffrey Yuen – for loving yourself and healing addictions
  • ​J.R. Worsley’s Internal and External Devils/Dragons – for possession by Gui/Ghosts or emotions

The result of these treatments in patients is the transformation of stubborn and mysterious diseases (auto-immune, chronic Lyme, mental illness, congenital diseases among others) through the release of blocks that result from trauma and long-term difficulties in life. The patients undergo a significant transformation that brings a greater understanding (and forgiveness) of their own temperament, motivations, and purpose so that they can fly in their lives.

While these treatments are available and often discussed as theoretical approaches, the incorporation of them into modern practice remains advanced and mysterious. Leta Herman takes a step-by-step approach to the practical application of these techniques.
The reason to consider Alchemy in your practice is for your own self-cultivation through Chinese Medicine. As you incorporate these practices into your clinical practice, you transform along with your patients. This is the path of the Alchemical practitioner.
What type are practitioner are you? Are you a Technician, Teacher, or Alchemist. If you are fascinated with the spirit level of points, the treatment of heart pains (that may or may not have somaticized in the body as real pain), or are motivated day-to-day by the transformation your patients undergo as they receive regular treatment, you may be the Alchemist type.
Being an Alchemist requires that you develop techniques for putting “you” first and creating a strategy for your own self-cultivation. This approach helps the practitioner and the patient start to take on the world on your own terms. The Nine Stages of Alchemy are a map that you can follow along your path of development. If you are ready to really take the time to work on yourself, then this is the workshop for you. Join us for this exciting day.

Register HERE

The Master Alchemy Program 2020

For Healers and Self-Cultivation
Where: Alchemy Healing Center, Northampton MA; Livestream Will Be Available
When: TBD (2020 program will be announced later this year)
After years of sharing Alchemy with some amazing individuals and fantastic teaching groups, we’ve decided to create a Master Alchemy Program for a small group of (will-be) Alchemists that will not only start your Alchemical journey, but illuminate a clear path for the rest of your life to begin.

Apply HERE

The Alchemical approach to Grieving/Bereavement

This class will present the Alchemical Chinese Medicine approach to helping clients with emotional issues related to grief and bereavement. In Chinese theory, the standard time for grieving takes approximately one year and requires that a person go through five stages of grief. Along the way, a person may get stuck in a particular stage. The Alchemical Clearing Stuck Grief treatment releases stuck grief and allows the client to move forward in his/her life.

Prerequisite: You must attend the Intro to Alchemy workshop to attend this workshop.

More info coming soon!

7 NCCAOM CEUs (pending approval)

Alchemy clinical day

We invite you to stay a 3rd day for an observational clinic day. We will emphasize the Alchemical Grieving treatment on this day, but we may also incorporate other kinds of Alchemical treatments. Please contact us if you’re interested in receiving a treatment on this day.

More info coming soon!

NCCAOM CEUs pending…

Advanced Strategies for Becoming an Alchemical Practitioner – Retreat

Becoming an Alchemical practitioner requires a different approach to healing. Rather than being a technician focused on healing symptoms, the alchemical practitioner focuses on facilitating greater authenticity in his/her clients and their lives. This encompasses an emphasis on releasing the baggage of this lifetime and opening perceptions of reality to overcome emotional obstacles. This highly experiential retreat will emphasize the practitioner’s personal cultivation in a way to understand and incorporate alchemical approaches into practice. Specific approaches to Alchemical Chinese Medicine will also be discussed, such as the Thirteen Ghost Points, Releasing Shen and Zhi Blocks, and the 9 Stages of Alchemy.

Lodging will be provided at the workshop location in Truro. Space is extremely limited in this retreat (10 participants max). Email us if you want to  reserve your spot now.

More info coming soon!

NCCAOM CEUs pending…


Where to Stay in Northampton

If you are coming from out of town, there are a number of hotels in Northampton within a mile from the office.

Hotel Northampton (.4 miles) – A very nice hotel in downtown Northampton

Fairfield Inn & Suites (.7 miles) – A brand new hotel within walking distance of downtown Northampton

Quality Inn & Suites (.7 miles) – Within walking distance of downtown Northampton

Autumn Inn (.7 miles) (413) 584-7660 – a small motel near Smith College