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.

Medical Alchemy, Spagyrics and Astrology for the Practicing Herbalist

with Sajah Popham, November 24-25, 2018

Course Information Throughout the Renaissance Era, herbalism was often studied and practiced in juxtaposition with 2 of the sacred sciences of the Hermetic tradition: alchemy and astrology. These vast subjects provide a metaphysical backbone to the philosophy and practice of clinical western herbalism, as well as refined methods of harvesting, preparing, and administering plants in …

A Natural Prescription for Supporting Digestion and Balancing pH: Learn to monitor, detect and modify interrelated imbalances in order to optimize health

with RoseMarie Pierce, November 24-25, 2018

Course Information As a Holistic Pharmacist, RoseMarie draws upon her more than 45 years of experience in both natural and conventional medicine to explore the relationship between digestion, the internal body’s pH, and many of today’s common health concerns. She weaves her practical knowledge of stomach acid and pH testing methods, natural supplement formulations, and …

Channel Examination and Diagnosis: An exploration of classical acupuncture technique

with Jason Robertson, December 1-2, 2018

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 …

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 …

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 …


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