Caritas Healing Connections

We invite you to join us monthly for a chance to return to your Caritas Community to share and reconnect.

March 16 | Agenda & Theme

TOPIC: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Presented by: Bill Reddy, L.Ac.

Description: This presentation will cover:

  • A brief History of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Fundamental differences between TCM and Western Medicine
  • Different styles of acupuncture
  • Major diagnostic methods
  • Therapeutic techniques
  • Conditions acupuncture is effective at treating
  • Educational requirements to be a licensed acupuncturist
  • Herbology, myths and reality
  • How acupuncturists fit into the US healthcare system

About the speaker: Bill Reddy, L.Ac. serves on the Board of Directors of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, is the former President of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia, and former Director of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is the author of more than 200 publications in the fields of Aerospace Engineering and medicine and is editor/contributor of a book entitled “The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health.” Bill is an avid practitioner of Tai Chi and Qi Gong and is a board certified licensed acupuncturist practicing at Vital Point Acupuncture in Alexandria, Virginia.


Free. Available to all. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. One hour.

~ 8am Pacific
~ 9am Mountain
~ 10am Central
~ 11am Eastern

Zoom Link:

2024 Dates
  • Mar 16, 2024
  • Apr 20, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • Jun 15, 2024
  • Jul 20, 2024
  • Aug 17, 2024
  • Sep 21, 2024
  • Oct 19, 2024
  • Nov 16, 2024
  • Dec 21, 2024

Facilitated for WCSI by:

Carole Bergin, Retired RN, CHTP/I, Catechist of the Good Shepherd. Co-teach Healing Touch Classes for nurses, provide Healing Touch sessions for cancer survivors, teach Children's Liturgy, act as a hospital Eucharistic Minister, and visit a local retirement community for prayer circle.

Marcy B. Newman, DACM, MSN, RN. MPH:
Caritas Coach®, former adjunct faculty for Pacific College of Health and Science, former employee Whole Health Program Manager, Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher. Teaches/facilitates iRest Yoga Nidra, guided imagery, compassion centering, body scan, various breathing exercises and loving kindness meditation.

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To create a sacred and safe space for the Caring Science community to share healing modalities (i.e. Caritas moments, healing poems, meditation, yoga, music, etc.), and connect with one another.

  • Hold a monthly 1 hour zoom session with a set structure
  • Allow for 10-15 minutes of open sharing at the end
  • Have a group of moderators to organize and facilitate each session (rotate)
  • Assign 1 moderator per session/set a schedule for 6 months
Structure of Each Session
  • Opening reflection, calling us to the space in stillness and presence (by moderator/facilitator)
  • Offer space for a maximum of 3 healing, sharing moments of 5-10 minutes each
  • Open sharing time around 10-15 minutes
  • Closing (5 minutes)
  • Caritas Healing Connection sessions are not an alternative for professional therapy or training.
  • We celebrate each other but this is not a space to showcase professional achievements.
Participation Request

To put your name forward to offer either a modality/reading or to facilitate please contact us

Thank you!

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