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 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 …

Clinical Recordkeeping for TCM and Acupuncture Practitioners

with Kim Graham, Saturday, November 7, 2015

Course Information Clinical recordkeeping is essential for a competent and accountable practice. In this valuable workshop, learn how to create and maintain patient records. Specific topics covered include: medical history, informed consent and refusal, patient termination, legalities, and what is required by MSP. Exercises to create appropriate records for initial and follow-up visits, consent forms, …

How To Tell Your Healing Story

with Jordan Bower, November 14-15, 2015

Course Information Join Digital Storyteller Jordan Bower for an immersive, fun, creative and interactive exploration into your story. In the course of this engaging, exercise-oriented workshop, you’ll learn how the truth of your passion and practice can form an authentic communications and business strategy. You’ll leave this workshop with a clearly articulated strategic vision for …

Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychological Disharmony with Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis

with Brandt Stickley, November 28-29, 2015

Course Information In this course, Brandt Stickley will provide an overview and review of Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, and provide the key to quickly and accurately diagnosing the behavioral, psychological and spiritual aspects of a patient’s condition. Pulse Qualities as signs of psychological disharmony will be taught in terms of sensation, interpretation, and physiological gesture. Classical …

A Materia Medica Intensive for the 21st Century

with Paul Bergner, November 28-29, 2015

Course Information We will study in depth 60 herbs in 18 categories, emphasizing for each small group constitutional indications, differentials between similar herbs, and ways to use that category therapeutically and in formulation. We will look at correlations between Western and Asian materia medica, some forgotten herbs that should be remembered, and traditional herbs which …

Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis

with Margi Flint, January 23-24, 2016

Course Information Learn to read the face, nails, tongue and body to understand indications of lines, blemishes, marks and colours. Understanding the cues of the organ/body correspondences is a precious gift (and a curse). Indications of hot, cold, damp dry and wind conditions can easily be read once you train your eyes to see. Margi …

Reading the Body: The Practicing Herbalist

with Margi Flint, January 30-31, 2016

Course Information Margi Flint shares tips for clinical practice. We will cover practical office skills, suggestions from protection and boundaries to listening skills, reference books and drop pulse testing. Afternoons will be observing patient intakes with Margi followed by discussion of diagnosis, formulation and treatment plan culminating with her presentation to our patient. The weekend …

Whole Systems Healing: Reconnecting Healthcare with Social and Ecological Justice

with Jessica Marais, March 12-13, 2016

Course Information This action-oriented workshop for students and practitioners will establish a radically holistic context for the practice of herbal medicine in the contemporary world. Together we will investigate the linked phenomena of ecological and social unraveling and how they worsen or heal in relation to our healthcare systems. With the aim of educating and …

Bach Flower Remedies for Pets and their People – Level One

with Sarah Brune, March 19-20, 2016

Course Information Bach Flower Remedies for both the pets and people in your life. This two-day course provides a solid foundation in the Bach remedy system and the core principles of working both with animals and people, with a special focus on animal behaviour and remedy indications. (Main pets covered are dogs, cats and horses.) …

Introduction to the Bach Flower Remedies – Level One

with Sarah Brune, June 11-12, 2016

Course Information Experience Bach Flower remedies first hand and learn to incorporate them into your daily life in this information-packed two-day course. Recommended for people who wish to use the system personally or begin to integrate it for use with clients, friends and family. Registration fee includes two full days of instruction, certificate, book, numerous …

Past Workshops

2015 Notable Workshops

Dr. Debra Betts

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

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

Kathy Pedersen

Qi beauty

Heather Pace

Raw Food Celebration

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