Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine


The Tao of Addiction

30 May, 2023
The Tao of Addiction

The Tao of Addiction
James Hanlon MS OM AP (CAD)
Date: June 17th, 2023
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

The Tao of Addiction: From the Tao of eastern spirituality and medicine comes a breakthrough in seeing the energies of compulsion, obsession, and addiction. This one-day Tao of Addiction course illustrates and illuminates diverse models of addiction in the time we live in, highlighting the specific modern challenges effecting the individual addict, collective culture, and larger worldview. Complex issues are clarified through contextual looks at Eastern and Western perspectives - both organic and clinical.

The healing power of illness commands us to look deeper into Addiction as a crisis of awakening: The Tao of Addiction inspires the “Recovery” of an innate developmental and evolutionary dynamic through a course experience. Course material illuminates how addiction is simultaneously disease and a major transformational dynamic of our time.

 The Tao of Addiction: the re-emergence of the Feminine Principle.

  • Unraveling and Unconcealing the hidden nature of addiction - that loves to be known - both causes and solutions.
  • De-briefing common practice and indoctrinated beliefs surrounding the overly medicalized disharmony addiction.
  • The Archetype of Great Change/The Apocalypse and how this effects Addiction - historically and in our time.
  • Contrasting comparisons of Yin/Yang, Disease/Disharmony, Masculine/ Feminine, Eastern/Western.
  • Current and ancient metaphors/symbols are discussed to illuminate the depth of meaning addiction holds for us.
  • The Codependency Epidemic; the flipside and more hidden aspect of the addiction dynamic.

Why take Tao of Addiction/TOA? If you are interested in….

  • Understanding more fully how modern collective culture drives dynamics that are part of the overall struggle of addiction - effecting all of us, our families, loved ones, our place in the world.
  • An opportunity to simultaneously experience balance between the stressful western approach to life and a more organic approach to life - as some of both are needed at some level to navigate the modern world.
  • Self-Cultivation - experience actual freedom from the stresses of modernity that drive obsessive and addictive behavior.
  • Cultivating healthier boundaries gracefully - as an ongoing lifestyle.
  • Immersing yourself in the Tao - Recovering your own natural mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical integration and peace.

James Hanlon MS OM AP (CAD)
James is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and practices at Shenque Healthcare Inc, in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine where he received his Masters degree in Oriental Medicine/BS in Health Sciences. His background is in the Treatment of Addiction, Taoism, Tai Chi Chuan, Depth Psychology and Sport Psychology.

He has been NSEV certified since 1999 and is a Senior NSEV Acupuncturist & Teacher of the NSEV approach pioneered by Daniel Atchison-Nevel (

James has taught at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and has been a Clinical Adjunct Professor at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine. His calling and commitment to working in the recovery field brought him to study addiction further and is a Certified Addictionologist/ACACD. He is Certified in Auriculotherapy and received his NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) certification in 2001 from Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Over the past 25 years he's provided services for The Hanley Center for Recovery, The Palm Beach Institute, Angels Recovery, New Beginnings, Futures, Addiction Reach, Your Life Recovery, and Synergy Group Services. James is a diverse practitioner rooted in the traditions of Eastern Medicine, skilled at addressing the integration of the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of each unique individual.

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