The High Desert Hari Society is committed to the preservation & transmission of the classical style of Japanese Meridian Therapy. Oftentimes practitioners feel like islands unto themselves, where they do not feel they have support for the various clinical questions that arise in patient sessions. In Japan clinicians undergo extended mentorships that bring about practical experience and confidence. This is rarely possible here in the United States.
As a solution, the HDHS is hosting a monthly virtual study group on various topics pertaining to Classical Japanese Medicine, including Hari-style meridian therapy and various other acumoxa topics in the style of case-based learning (CBL). Case-based learning is recognized across disciplines as an effective way to promote higher levels of cognition. Each session will be led by an experienced practitioner. Sessions will be 90 minutes and feature a short lecture by the hosting practitioner followed by the presentation of case studies and discussion of modes of treatment.
The study groups will be held monthly via Zoom and will run from 9:00pm-10:30pm Eastern Standard Time (6-7:30 Pacific, 7-8:30 Mountain, 8-9:30 Central). Communication and logistics will be handled primarily by Acazia Gilmore. If you join after the first session, you will receive the audio files and any notes from previous sessions.
We encourage submission of case studies one week before meeting, so that everyone has a chance to review and the host practitioner may select cases that are the most helpful to all. An effort will be made to get to as many case studies as possible.
Monthly Hari Study Group Details:
2023-2024 Session Dates (subject to change)
- September 6, 2023 – Rande Lucas – Sotai Basics
- October 4, 2023 – Jeffrey Dann – Advanced Sotai and Koshi Pelvic Balancing
- November 1, 2023 – Jeffrey Dann – Advanced Sotai and Koshi Pelvic Balancing
- December 6, 2023 – Ehrland Truitt – Heart and Pericardium Sho Patterns
- January 10, 2024 – Stephen Brown
- February 7, 2024 – Stephen Brown
- March 6, 2024 – Elizabeth Talcott
- April 3, 2024 – Merlin Young – World Moxa
- May 1, 2024 – Hideo Takahashi – Dashin and Jaki
Location: Online as a video/call-in meeting on Zoom Meeting. Access to these study groups is provided each month prior to the meeting with a paid Study Group subscription. (Sign-up below)
Time: 9:00pm-10:30pm Eastern Standard Time (6-7:30 Pacific, 7-8:30 Mountain, 8-9:30 Central)
Access to these meetings will be provided for a nominal fee to support the ongoing operations of the High Desert Hari Society and to provide optional compensation to the instructors for their time and the wealth of knowledge.
Annual Subscription payment: Hari study group subscriptions are annual at a rate of $309, $257.50 for students. Subscribing for an individual academic year gets you permanent access to case studies and audio files of all study groups for the year in which you subscribed. If you join after the first session, you will receive the audio files and any notes from previous sessions.
Upon receipt of payment HDHS will confirm your subscription within 48 hours. If you do not hear from us, please send an email to check in. If you have subscribed to the study group and have not received the notes and monthly zoom link before a scheduled study group, please be in touch with HDHS as soon as possible. It is the student’s responsibility to be in touch with HDHS to resolve any issue. No refunds will be issued for any missed study groups but access will be given to the notes and recorded sessions.
Subscription cancellations will be prorated based on the time of cancellation and type of subscription and must be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
All cancellations will also incur a $10 administrative fee.