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.

Advanced Topographic Acupuncture Module

with Dr. Bruce Ferguson, September 16-17, 2017

Course Information Topographic Acupuncture is the system of minimal needle, distal point acupuncture that utilizes concepts of “mirror” and “image” to choose points to treat virtually any pathology in the body. Topographic Acupuncture is known for its ultra-rapid clinical results. This 2-day workshop is the second of a 2-part series. In the first module we …

Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 2)

with Chanchal Cabrera, September 23-24, 2017

Course Information Building on the depth and detail of level one, this two-day intensive will give practical guidelines and protocols for managing cases. Why surgery is not always recommended Specific tests for specific cancers and specific drugs and herbs Coping with chemo The value of intermittent fasting How to delay and reduce Cachexia Topical treatments …

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

with Brandt Stickley, September 30 to October 1, 2017

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 …

Boundaries, Safety and Support

with Sean Frey, October 21-22, 2017

Course Information Over this weekend course, students will explore their own boundaries, their relationship to support, and their experiences of safety while working as healthcare practitioners through experiential exercises, case scenarios, theory, and group discussion. Topics covered over this intensive workshop include self-care, boundary violations, creating systems of support, and responding to challenges and triggers. …

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

with Robert Rogers, October 28-29, 2017

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 …

Homeopathy 101

with Shoshana Scott, November 4-5, 2017

Course Information Homeopathic medicine uses medicines made from the plant kingdom in a very special way. Through a specialized process called drug potentization, which consists of dilution and succession (shaking), inert properties within plants and herbs are released. These potentized remedies are rendered more capable of addressing some of our deepest medical and psychological problems. …

Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity

with Paul Bergner, November 25-26, 2017

Sold Out Course Information This seminar will describe current scientific concepts of digestion, immunity, and autoimmunity to explain the “dotted line” connecting an immunological response in the gut to various systemic manifestations of disease. You will learn assessment methods, with an emphasis on interview and observational skills rather than on questionable laboratory antibody testing. A complete review …

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture

with David Bomzon and Avi Amir, December 2-3, 2017

Course Information Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is named after the Japanese physician, Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, who developed this acupuncture system in 1973. Since its introduction, YNSA has advanced with the discovery of additional acupuncture points, which are mainly located on the scalp. YNSA is used to treat neurological conditions, and is both effective and …

Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis

with Margi Flint, December 2-3, 2017

Sold Out 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 …

Achieving Optimal Health Through Nourishing Traditional Diets

with Sally Fallon Morell, January 20-21, 2018

Course Information Saturday Morning: ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH THROUGH NOURISHING TRADITIONAL DIETS Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why you need these foods too. Beginning with a presentation of Dr. Weston Price’s unforgettable photographs of healthy traditional peoples, …

Maternity Acupuncture: Clinical Realities

with Dr. Debra Betts, May 5-6, 2018

Course Information A workshop using facilitated group discussion to problem solve through clinical scenarios. This workshop will use case history scenarios to explore clinical practice within an environment of group discussions. Several scenarios for each session will be used to illustrate the realities of clinical practice, red flags that require attention and Chinese medicine considerations. …

Past Workshops

2017 Notable Workshops

Chanchal Cabrera

Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective

Tom Malterre

Functional Medicine

2016 Notable Workshops

Paul Bergner

Insulin Resistance: Pathophysiology and Diet and Herbs

Orsha Magyar and Dr. Matt Hill

Emotional Eating

Dr. Bruce Ferguson

Introduction to Topographic Acupuncture

Sabine Wilms

Women’s Health from the Perspective of Classical Chinese Medicine https://www.happygoatproductions.com

Dr. Butch Levy

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels

Margi Flint

Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis
Reading the Body: The Practicing Herbalist

Sajah Popham

Medical Alchemy

Jason Robertson

Channel Examination and Diagnosis

Robert Rogers

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

Ann Harman

The Art of Distillation and Hydrosol Therapy

2015 Notable Workshops

Paul Bergner

A Materia Medica Intensive for the 21st Century

Brandt Stickley

Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis

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

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 of Western Canada
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