Holistic Medicine and Sustainable Living Workshops

Pacific Rim College is pleased to offer, host and support various public-oriented events in Natural Health and Sustainable Living including topics such as Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Phytotherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Doula Training, Integrative Medicine, Permaculture Design, and Natural Building. 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.

Introduction to Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) Abdominal Palpation and Treatment Strategies for GYN Patterns

with Monika Kobylecka, June 1-2, 2019

Course Information Abdominal palpation is an important diagnostic tool for identifying individual patterns in our patients’ conditions and delivering successful treatments. In this hands-on seminar, Monika Kobylecka will introduce participants to Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) acupuncture which has been praised for its ease of use and clinical effectiveness. Through lecture, demonstration and small group break …

Animal Systems in Permaculture Design

with Jessi Bloom, June 8-9, 2019

Course Information Join Jessi Bloom, award-winning ecological designer, best selling author, and founder of NW Bloom Ecological Services for a weekend of learning about animal systems using permaculture design. Jessi will cover a variety of topics needed for designing systems that incorporate animals – from home scale to larger operations – from the large patterns …

Channel-Based Acupuncture Techniques

with Dr. Reuven Freesman, June 15-16, 2019

Course Information This course is focused on maximizing treatment effectiveness using simple channel-based techniques. Students will learn how to design customized, powerful treatments for immediate and profound clinical results. Students will also have the opportunity to observe these techniques in action with live demonstrations. Topics Include: Introduction to Channel Balancing including Understanding Channel-based treatment methods …


Past Workshops

2018 Notable Workshops

Mark Lakeman

Permaculture, Place-Making and Planet Repair
https://marklakeman.wordpress.com/

Sally Fallon Morell

Achieving Optimal Health Through Nourishing Traditional Diets
http://nourishingtraditions.com/

Bev Maya

Women’s Health Treatment Protocols & Diagnostics with Cycle Charting and Lab Analysis
http://mayanaturalhealth.com/ 

2017 Notable Workshops

Dr. Debra Betts

Maternity Acupuncture: Developing Confidence and Credibility
https://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/

David Bomzon and Avi Amir 

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture
pacificrimcollege.com

Paul Bergner

Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity
pacificrimcollege.com

Sarah Pritchard

Tui Na and Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems and Fertility Issues
https://lifteducation.academy

Chanchal Cabrera

Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective
http://www.chanchalcabrera.com/

Tom Malterre

Functional Medicine
https://wholelifenutrition.net/

Margi Flint

Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis
http://www.earthsongherbals.com/

Robert Rogers

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada
http://www.selfhealdistributing.com/robert-rogers-bio/

2016 Notable Workshops

Paul Bergner

Insulin Resistance: Pathophysiology and Diet and Herbs
http://paulbergner.com

Orsha Magyar and Dr. Matt Hill

Emotional Eating
http://neurotrition.ca

Dr. Bruce Ferguson

Introduction to Topographic Acupuncture
http://www.naturalvet.org

Sabine Wilms

Women’s Health from the Perspective of Classical Chinese Medicine https://www.happygoatproductions.com

Dr. Butch Levy

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels
https://www.drbutchlevy.com

Margi Flint

Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis
Reading the Body: The Practicing Herbalist
http://www.earthsongherbals.com/

Sajah Popham

Medical Alchemy
http://www.evolutionaryherbalism.com/about/

Jason Robertson

Channel Examination and Diagnosis
http://kentuckyginseng.com/

Robert Rogers

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada
http://www.selfhealdistributing.com/robert-rogers-bio/

Ann Harman

The Art of Distillation and Hydrosol Therapy
http://mountainroseblog.com/meet-artisan-distiller-ann-harman/

2015 Notable Workshops

Paul Bergner

A Materia Medica Intensive for the 21st Century
http://paulbergner.com/

Brandt Stickley

Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis
http://www.dragonrises.org/brandt_stickley.html

Dr. Debra Betts

A Comprehensive Guide to using Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum 
https://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/

Peg Schafer

Domestic Production of Chinese Herbs
http://www.chinesemedicinalherbfarm.com/

Peter Conway

Herbal Medicine and the Human Microbiome
http://www.conwayherbalist.co.uk/ConwayHerbalist/Home.html

Sandor Katz

The Art of Fermentation
http://www.wildfermentation.com/who-is-sandorkraut/

Dr. Martha Lucas

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
http://www.cosmeticacupunctureseminars.com/

Kathy Pedersen

Qi beauty
http://qibeauty.ca/

Heather Pace

Raw Food Celebration
http://sweetlyraw.com/

2014 Notable Workshops

Sally Fallon Morell

Nourishing Traditions
http://www.westonaprice.org/about-the-foundation/welcome-from-sally-fallon-morell/

Joel Salatin

Local Food to the Rescue
http://www.polyfacefarms.com/speaking-protocol/joels-bio/

David Legge

An Integraated Approach to the Diagnosis and Acupuncture Treatment of Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders
http://www.sydneycollegepress.com.au/publications.html#CTTB

Dr. Martha Lucas

The Art of Healing Women Using TCM
http://www.cosmeticacupunctureseminars.com/

Paul Bergner

Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance & Autoimmunity
http://paulbergner.com/

Peter Conway

Adventures in the Hidden Dimension of Healing
Transmuting Fear: herbs and strategies for treating anxiety in an uncertain world
http://www.conwayherbalist.co.uk/ConwayHerbalist/Home.html

Robert Rogers

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada
Materia Medica of Local Plants
Healing the Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Dis-ease
http://www.selfhealdistributing.com/robert-rogers-bio/

Margi Flint

Reading the Body: Traditional Herbal Diagnosis
http://www.earthsongherbals.com/

Peter Deadman

Live Well, Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Health Tradition
http://peterdeadman.co.uk/

Brandt Stickley

Chinese Medicine Pulse Diagnosis
Psychology and Chinese Medicine: Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies
http://www.dragonrises.org/brandt_stickley.html

Ann Harman

The Art of Distillation and Hydrosol Therapy
http://mountainroseblog.com/meet-artisan-distiller-ann-harman/

Sheila Kingsbury

Pediatric Herbal Medicine Chest
http://www.bastyr.edu/people/faculty/sheila-kingsbury-nd-rh-ahg

Graeme Tobyn

Culpeper’s Medicine
http://www.remedycentre.co.uk/therapist_Graeme.html