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.

Qi beauty Intensive Practitioner Training

with Kathy Pedersen , September 12-13, 2015

Course Information Practitioners will learn the skills to competently deliver Qi beauty treatments for anti-aging and various skin conditions using a variety of protocols. This workshop offers hands-on experience with practitioners performing multiple facials throughout the two days to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the theory and techniques. DAY ONE:Introduction, live demonstration and practitioner performance …

Raw Food Celebration: Sweet and Savoury Recipes

with Heather Pace, September 12-13, 2015

Course Information Join Heather Pace, author of Sweetly Raw Desserts, to learn how to prepare raw vegan food that is not only healthy, but it tastes great too. These recipes are also gluten free, grain free, soy free, and refined sugar free. Bring you appetite as there will be food samples. Regardless of what kind …

The Planetary Herbcrafter Field Intensive – Foundations

with Nicole Telkes, September 26-27, 2015

Course Information Do You Suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder? Spend two weekends with Nicole Telkes, learning some essential rewilding skills in the field with weedy and wild medicinal plants. The goal of this intensive series is to give students a solid foundation in plant taxonomy and identification, bioregional wild edible and medicinal plants, and introduce …

The Planetary Herbcrafter Field Intensive – Medicinal Plants

with Nicole Telkes, October 3-4, 2015

Course Information Do You Suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder? Spend two weekends with Nicole Telkes, learning some essential rewilding skills in the field with weedy and wild medicinal plants. The goal of this intensive series is to give students a solid foundation in plant taxonomy and identification, bioregional wild edible and medicinal plants, and introduce …

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, …

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 …

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 …


Past Workshops

2015 Notable Workshops

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/

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