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 feel “not enough”, even when you know you’re doing good work and offering a service of integrity? Many well-trained practitioners don’t make a living at their profession because they lack the confidence, and inner preparation, for embarking on this powerful journey.
Seraphina will dive deep into the practical and soulful path of embracing the role of practitioner, and healer. She’ll take you on the behind the scenes tour of how she went from a young, scrambling-to-make-a-living practitioner that felt unprepared for practice (and made lots of mistakes) to a successful and in-demand practitioner at an inter-disciplinary clinic.
The journey begins with Know Thy Self. To truly serve another, one must be aware of what you bring to the treatment room. We will examine our own fears, doubts, judgements, expectations, hopes and dreams relating to your practice. Next, how do we serve? How do we interact, and facilitate a healing experience? What is required (or not) of us to do this elegantly and professionally with the client in mind at all times? Participants will be walked through the art of receiving the client – to get to the essence of what needs to be healed/nourished/rebalanced. The intricacies of a thorough intake (that’s not just by rote) will be shared step by step. How do we ask tough (even embarrassing) questions of our clients? What happens if they get mad at you? Fall in love with you? Or become disappointed in you? How do we navigate (so-called) difficult clients? Clients who cross personal boundaries? Then, what about navigating the on-going journey of case management and multiple follow-ups?
This workshop will be interactive, full of discussion, journaling exercises, and conversation. Participants will have a full exposé, and raw honesty of Seraphina’s nearly fifteen years of professional practice, and what she learned to get there. An intimate container will be created for all participants to feel safe, and share honestly. This workshop will include practices of self-care, maintaining boundaries, and energetic clearing.
Seraphina’s European grandparents first introduced her to the healing power of natural medicine. While seasonally gathering herbs in rural Ontario they lovingly taught her about the traditional wisdom of herbs and plant lore. After suffering injury to her spine as a teenager, Seraphina was declared by the conventional medical system to lead a life of suffering in chronic pain. Determined to heal herself, she returned to her roots and began a professional study of natural medicine at Emerson College of Herbology leading her to study with renowned herbalist Susun S. Weed at The Wise Woman Center in NY and then healers in the desert of New Mexico. She attended the University of Toronto while working with an inspiring MD who practiced homeopathy, revealing to her the brilliance of this unique and deep system of medicine. The combination and expertise of her two passions of herbal medicine and homeopathic medicine makes Seraphina a gifted holistic practitioner.
Seraphina is a graduate of the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy, one of the top international institutes of homeopathic medicine. She regularly attends post-graduate seminars and courses, and teaches numerous classes and workshops internationally. She is certified by the Council of Homeopathic Certification, and is registered by the Canadian Society of Homeopaths.
Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm
Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until September 4)
Student – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until September 4)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until September 4)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 PD academic credit for this workshop.
To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.
For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.