Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Instructor Training and Updates with Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date 2nd - 3rd Dec, 2017
Time 9am - 5pm (8:30am registration/check-in first day)
Address Brandon Wilde
4275 Owens Road
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 evidence based program. It is easy, enjoyable and safe for people with arthritis to learn. Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as prevent falls for older adults.  For this reason, Arthritis Foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are giving it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis and fall prevention, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. 

Who Can Come?

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

Preparation (details at https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/how-to-become-an-instructor-of-dr-lams-program-3/)

Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD as much as possible. It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop.  It will take from 20 hours to 200 hours to prepare depending on your experience in tai chi and health education. For example an experienced tai chi practitioner would not need as much time (about 15 to 30 hours) to learn the program from the instructional DVD

The book “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” and the "Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention" 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, text, handbook and other resources 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 toTeach 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 links for details of the certification process:  https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/how-to-become-an-instructor-of-dr-lams-program-3/ and http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/.  A nominal fee is required. In addition you must be CPR/First Aid certified.


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

6.5 contact hours for CEUs per day 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 an administration fee/cost of materials supplied prior to November 2, 2017; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fee paid.


$200  Early Bird Price (postmarked by November 2)

$250  Standard Price (postmarked after Novermber 2)

$125  TCA and TCAFP Update if postmarked by November 2, $150 thereafter (Day 2 attendance required, both days highly recommended)

$40  Additional updates (Attendance at Day 2 required @ $125)

$30  CEU/CECs

Registration Deadline:  November 18  (Registration after this date may delay certification.)

Payment by check or money order to:

Jocelyn Simpson

PO Box 540

Acworth GA 30101


Brandon Wilde

4275 Owens Road

Evans, GA 30809



Master Trainer

Jocelyn Simpson



Local Contact

Debi Bonecutter

706-854-3515 (office)

770-617-6544 (cell)