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.

Supporting People with IBS due to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

with Dr. Leah Hassall, January 26-27, 2019

Course Information Join Dr. Leah Hassall, ND, in learning more about the most common cause of IBS: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). It is estimated that up to 84% of cases of IBS are due to an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, which is typically almost sterile. For reasons that will be explored …

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

with Brandt Stickley , February 9-10, 2019

Course Information In this course, you will learn how to identify and treat the most commonly encountered psychological disorders, quickly, confidently and compassionately. So much of our emotional lives remains just below the surface of many conditions, and the normative education in “Calming the Spirit” fails to address the far-reaching influence of mental and emotional …

Mushroom Essences

with Robert Rogers, February 16-17, 2019

Course Information In this weekend course, Robert will help navigate and explain the use of Mushroom Essences, for soul connection, and how clinicians may integrate this vibrational healing modality into their own practice. Mushroom essences are vibrational preparations produced from various parts of the fruiting bodies of the Kingdom Fungi. Most are polypores (spores released …

Permaculture, Place-Making and Planet Repair

with Mark Lakeman, March 2-3, 2019

Course Information Join Mark Lakeman, visionary architect, designer and co-founder of the City Repair Project, for an exciting and informative weekend workshop focusing on social engagement and place making design processes as the context for individual and community design. Mark will run us through several design exercises and observational activities, using participatory processes and models, …

Whole-System Healing: Reconnecting Health Care with Social and Ecological Justice

with Jessica Marais, March 16-17, 2019

Course Information This workshop will establish a profoundly holistic context for contemporary healing professions by investigating the linked phenomena of ecological and social unravelling and how they worsen or heal in relation to our health-care systems and choices. Through a focus on the interconnections between ecosystems, social determinants, cultural contexts and the individual experience of …

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 …


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