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Achieving Optimal Health Through Nourishing Traditional Diets

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

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. …

Natural Building Finishes: Finish Coats

Course Information Natural finishes provide an alternative to conventional paints and manufactured finishes. Learn how to create and apply breathable, non-toxic finishes to a variety of surfaces using natural and often local materials. Participants will spend the weekend focusing on finish coats for Light Clay, Cob, and other natural and conventional wall systems. An additional …

Natural Building Finishes: Base Coats

Course Information Learn how to create and apply non-toxic finishes to a variety of surfaces using local, natural materials. We will spend this weekend focusing on base coats for Light Clay, Cob, and conventional wall surfaces. There will be a lot of hands-on application, and the weekend will provide a good base of understanding of …

Natural Building Basics – Part 2

Course Information Come and get your hands dirty learning about Natural Building Basics, and working with sustainable, local building materials! We will cover wall prep, mixing, and application of Light Clay with straw and wood chips, as well as Cob. This will be the second part of a series of 2-day workshops and will hopefully …

Natural Building Basics – Part 1

Course Information Come and get your hands dirty learning about Natural Building Basics, and working with sustainable, local building materials! This work party workshop (plan to get muddy!) will cover wall prep, mixing, and application of Light Clay with straw and wood chips, as well as Cob. This is the first of a series of …

Boundaries, Safety and Support

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. …

Wilderness Medicinals

Course Information The Rainforest, seashores and alpine meadows of the Pacific Northwest are rich in Wild Medicinal Plants. Wild Medicinals offer us powerful healing, and in learning about them our connection and appreciation of the natural world around us is deepened on both a physical and Spiritual level. In this course, you will learn how to identify, attune to, sustainably …

Neurodiversity: What Practitioners need to know

Course Information Neurodiversity is the natural variation in neurobiology, sensory processing, and consciousness among humans.  In this workshop we will examine the implications of the concept of neurodiversity for herbalists and other natural health practitioners. We will examine evolutionary and cultural dimensions of neurodiversity, and develop tools and understandings for working with neurodivergent people – people whose neurobiology differs from what …

Advanced Topographic Acupuncture Module

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 …