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.

Living Wild Presentation – by donation

with Daniella Roze, Thursday, April 16, 2015

Presentation Information This is a story that will take you into the high mountains of the Sawtooth Wilderness, where a group lived for one month as humans have for thousands of years, nourished by wild foods, walking the mountains with pack basket, buckskin clothes, bow and arrow, and digging stick, while finding shelter in cave …

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 …

Living Wild: Discovering Wild Plant Foods and Medicines, Friction Fire, and your Ancient Humanity

with Daniella Roze, May 9-10, 2015

Course Information Learn the art of thriving and experience being part of this great web of life. In this workshop, participants will come together to reconnect with our roots and what it means to be truly human. Participants will learn the ways of our ancestors, exploring skills that the wild animals draw from every day …

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 …

Past Workshops

2015 Notable Workshops

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