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.

Inclusiveness in a Clinical Setting: Implementing Best Care Practices for Trans* Patients

with Bryn Eliot, February 13-20, 2016

Course Information This course covers the social, genetic, and biochemical factors associated with gender transition, with some discussion of more broad LGBT related topics. An emphasis will be placed on best professional practices, and the specific factors contributing to an inclusive and welcoming therapeutic environment. A biochemical background will cover the hormonal controls of growth …

Clinical Essentials: Creating Simple and Powerful Treatments with Channel-Based Acupuncture

with Dr. Reuven Freesman, February 20-21, 2016

Course Information This first course in the Clinical Essentials series is an introduction to Channel-based Acupuncture approaches. Students will learn how to quickly and easily design customized, powerful treatments for immediate and profound clinical results. Students will have the opportunity to observe these techniques in action and put them into practice with real patients. Topics …

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.) …

Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective

with Chanchal Cabrera, April 2-3, 2016

Course Information ‘Cancer’ has to be one of the most frightening words a person can hear, and yet the latest statistics suggest that 2 out of 5 Canadians (45% of men and 42% of women) are expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes and 1 out of 4 Canadians (29% of men and 24% of …

Channel Examination and Diagnosis: An exploration of classical acupuncture technique

with Jason D. Robertson, April 9-10, 2016

SOLD OUT: To be added to waitlist, register below without payment Second workshop added for October! Course Information Channel examination is a classical diagnostic approach not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the west. Emphasized in the earliest acupuncture texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), examination of the channels is extremely helpful for confirming diagnosis and …

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Exploring this Deeper Pathway of the Web

with Dr. Butch Levy, May 7-8, 2016

Course Information Providing a clear understanding of the Eight Extraordinary Vessel Pathways and their physiology and pathology offers the necessary conceptual framework to explore Eight Extra diagnosis based on clinical presentation and symptoms. The goal of this workshop is to allow practitioners and students access to new information, practice its application and immediately apply in …

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 …

Channel Examination and Diagnosis: An exploration of classical acupuncture technique

with Jason D. Robertson, October 22-23, 2016

Course Information Channel examination is a classical diagnostic approach not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the west. Emphasized in the earliest acupuncture texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), examination of the channels is extremely helpful for confirming diagnosis and refining point selection. This two-day class will focus on learning the basics of channel examination with …

Women’s Health from the Perspective of Classical Chinese Medicine

with Sabine Wilms, November 5-6, 2016

Course Information Supporting women’s health has been a key focus of Chinese Medicine for more than a thousand years, and its sophistication in terms of both diagnosis and treatment is difficult to match. In our modern times, gynecology continues to be a medical specialization in which Chinese Medicine practitioners, whether treating with acupuncture or herbs, …


Past Workshops

2015 Notable Workshops

Paul Bergner

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

Brandt Stickley

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

Dr. Debra Betts

A Comprehensive Guide to using Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum http://www.chinesemedicinalherbfarm.com/

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
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