Natural Health Workshops

Pacific Rim College is pleased to offer, host and support various public-oriented events in Natural Health including topics such as Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Phytotherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Doula Training and Integrative Medicine. Please see below for information on our current professional Continuing Education activities.

For details about our multi-week Continuing Education courses intended for the general public, please visit Continuing Education.

Homeopathy 101

with Shoshana Scott, March 21-22, 2015

Course Information Homoeopathic medicine uses medicines made from the plant kingdom in a very special way. Through a specialized process called drug potentization, which consists of dilution and succession (shaking), inert properties within plants and herbs are released. These potentized remedies are rendered more capable of addressing some of our deepest medical and psychological problems. …

Herbal Medicine and the Human Microbiome: A New Rationale for the Most Ancient System of Healing

with Peter Conway, March 28-29, 2015

Course Information Did you know that as human beings only 5% of our cells are actually human and that the other 95% are microbial? The human microbiome is the complex network of micro-organisms that lives on us and within us. Perhaps the best known part of the microbiome is the “gut flora” but we also …

Healing the Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Disease

with Robert Rogers, April 4-5, 2015

Course Information This workshop will delve deeply in the preparation and application of Flower and Mushroom Essences for the practitioner. It will examine various pathways of inappropriate thought patterns that can lead from mental and emotional imbalance to physical manifestations. Flower essences bring light into areas of darkness; mushroom essences are produced under lunar influence …

Pediatrics and Gynecology in Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine

with Dr. Greg Livingston, PhD, LAc, May 9-10, 2015

Course Information In this highly practical workshop, Dr. Livingston will discuss the diagnosis and Chinese herbal treatment of a wide range of pediatric and gynecological conditions with an emphasis on application of theory and formulas from classical texts such as Huang Di Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue, as well as …

Domestic Production of Chinese Herbs

with Peg Schafer, May 23-24, 2015

Course Information This 2-day workshop will cover issues and knowledge about domestic Chinese medicinal herb production. Participants will learn about the cultivation of medicinal herbs, as well as addressing the relevant issues affecting herb quality and accessibility. This program will be of interest to growers, practitioners, students, and all those interested in the changing market …

The Feeding Ground: Inspirational Conversations with Victoria’s Leading Food Experts

with Todd Howard and Company, Saturday, May 30, 2015

Course Information This pioneering food event will showcase the successful and on-going journeys of 5 amazing food entrepreneurs. Moderated by Pacific Rim College founder Todd Howard, this daylong event features Stacey Toews of Level Ground Trading, Angela Moran of Mason Street Farm, Heather Benning (formerly Cunliffe) of Be Love and Café Bliss, Dan Hayes of …

A Comprehensive Guide to using Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum

with Dr. Debra Betts, June 6-7, 2015

Course Information Saturday Acupuncture in early pregnancy: treating with confidence during conception and the first trimester. Dr. Betts reviews safe practice from a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and western medical perspective. This includes the relevance of points labeled as “forbidden” in some acupuncture texts. Specifically their use in research, including animal models, use in China …

How to Build Your Practice Using the Internet

with Jordan Bower, June 13-14, 2015

Course Information Getting the word out to potential clients and collaborators will be one of the most significant challenges of building your practice. Like most small businesses, you’ll likely turn to the the Internet, which offers a significant opportunity to reach many people at relatively low cost. Over the past few years, web developers have …

Qi beauty Intensive Practitioner Training

with Kathy Pedersen , September 12-13, 2015

Course Information Practitioners will learn the skills to competently deliver Qi beauty treatments for anti-aging and various skin conditions using a variety of protocols. This workshop offers hands-on experience with practitioners performing multiple facials throughout the two days to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the theory and techniques. DAY ONE:Introduction, live demonstration and practitioner performance …