Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Training and Update with Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date 22nd - 23rd Jun, 2017
Time 9am-5pm (8:30am Registration on Thursday)
Address Powell Expo Center
197 Temple Avenue
United States




Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this program. Tai Chi for Diabetes is easy to learn and designed to prevent and improve the control of diabetes.  The program will help minimize the risk of complications of diabetes by improving heart/lung function, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction.  Diabetes Australia gave its support to this program because of its efficacy and safety.

The Tai Chi for Diabetes program is based on Sun and Yang style tai chi.  Besides the fundamental 11 movement tai chi, it contains an advanced 9 movement set, warm-up, wind down and Qigong breathing exercises.

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended.


Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Diabetes DVD as much as possible. It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop. As the warm up exercises have been revised, please practice using the warm ups from this link:  https://youtu.be/tAOuEpa01j4?t=17m30s. (The warm up exercises finish at 29:50.)

The book Teaching Tai Chi Effectively and the Tai Chi for Diabetes Handbook will be our texts for this workshop. Review of these texts, and especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation.

The dvd and texts are available at www.taichiproductions.com. Paid participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received.

Please arrive to the workshop scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies. Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?

Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following link for details of the certification process:  http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal fee is required.


At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There is an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Registering online

If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.

CEU Credits

13 contact hours for CEUs are available for a small additional fee for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSM). Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes.  TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs.

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that the Tai Chi for Health Institute meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2015-December 2018. Approved Provider #701292.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN or LPN relicensure. KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1426-0119).

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to June 1, 2017; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.


$200  Early Bird Price (postmarked by May 10)

$250  Standard Price (postmarked after May 10)

$125  TCD Update (Day 2 attendance required, both days recommended)

$40  Additional updates (Day 2 attendance required as well as written assignment)

Written assignments for updates are due no later than June 7.

$30  CEU/CECs

Registration Deadline:  June 10

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to June 1, 2017; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.

Registration fees include morning and afternoon tea and workshop certificate.

Payment by check or money order to:

Jocelyn Simpson

PO Box 540

Acworth GA 30101


Powell Expo Center

197 Temple Avenue

Newnan GA 30263


Local Contact

Valerie Duke, Certified Instructor



Master Trainer

Jocelyn Simpson