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.

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

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

New Condensed Format! Reduced Rate! 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 …

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 …

The Path of the Healer

with Seraphina Capranos, October 24-25, 2015

Course Information One can obtain a degree, receive excellent training, and even see plenty of clients – yet stepping into the role of practitioner, or healer, for some can be awkward or frightening. Do you cringe when you read the word healer? Do you wonder what it means, and how you could embrace it? Do you sometimes …

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

with Robert Rogers, October 31 to November 1, 2015

Course Information In this weekend course, students will explore the world of medicinal mushrooms and lichens, how to prepare your own tinctures, examine the top 20 mushrooms and their use in a clinical setting, including contraindications and positive drug interactions. The course will be presented from the perspective of a registered herbalist with 19 years …

Past Workshops

2015 Notable Workshops

Peg Schafer

Domestic Production of Chinese Herbs

Peter Conway

Herbal Medicine and the Human Microbiome

Sandor Katz

The Art of Fermentation

Dr. Martha Lucas

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

2014 Notable Workshops

Sally Fallon Morell

Nourishing Traditions

Joel Salatin

Local Food to the Rescue

David Legge

An Integraated Approach to the Diagnosis and Acupuncture Treatment of Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders

Dr. Martha Lucas

The Art of Healing Women Using TCM

Paul Bergner

Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance & Autoimmunity

Peter Conway

Adventures in the Hidden Dimension of Healing
Transmuting Fear: herbs and strategies for treating anxiety in an uncertain world

Robert Rogers

Medicinal Mushrooms
Materia Medica of Local Plants
Healing the Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Dis-ease

Margi Flint

Reading the Body: Traditional Herbal Diagnosis

Peter Deadman

Live Well, Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Health Tradition

Brandt Stickley

Chinese Medicine Pulse Diagnosis
Psychology and Chinese Medicine: Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies

Ann Harman

The Art of Distillation and Hydrosol Therapy

Sheila Kingsbury

Pediatric Herbal Medicine Chest

Graeme Tobyn

Culpeper’s Medicine