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.

Understanding Vegan Nutrition

with Shawna Barker, April 6-7, 2019

Course Information Learn to go vegan the right way. In this 2-day workshop we will cover in-depth nutrition strategies for how to thrive on vegan and plant-based diets. If you are not vegan yourself, you may end up working with clients that are already eating this way or would like to try it out but want …

Collaborative Oncology – Level 1

with Chanchal Cabrera, April 6-7, 2019

Course Information This weekend course will cover the following: What cancer is, how it starts, how it progresses, what goes wrong and what can be done to counteract the aberrant cell behaviors Cancer prevention and immune building protocols Why the liver is so important and how to support it Stress, Liver and the Immune system …

Quality Control, GMP, Toxicology and Scheduled Herbs

with Chanchal Cabrera, April 13-14, 2019

Course Information Saturday Quality Control and Good Manufacturing Practices for Herbalists From personal dispensary to full scale factory, there are numerous principles and practices that ensure safety, accuracy and accountability in herbal medicine.  They are the least a consumer expects of you and they are mostly also required by law. This extensive review of the …

The Flow of the Hand & the Needle – Qi Dynamics & Deepening Skills

with Sarah Pritchard, May 18-19, 2019

Course Information This 2-day practical workshop for both new and experienced practitioners of acupuncture and Tui na is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience of Qi Dynamics. To empower and deepen your practical Tui na/An Mo and needling skills and to cultivate the creative flow of the hand and the needle in your …

Goethean Plant Exploration

with Amanda Howe, May 18-19, 2019

Course Information This Medicinal Plant Intensive is an opportunity for those with a keen interest in Herbal Medicine to deepen their knowledge, understanding and insight of the living medicinal plants they use as medicines. If you work closely with plants you will find this weekend a transformational process where you will gain deeper levels of …

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