April 2018 Newsletter
Victoria has just celebrated the opening of the city's newest landscape feature, the futuristic looking drawbridge that spans our Inner Harbour. From their classrooms, PRC students have front row seats to the regular raising and lowering of this architectural feature as ships and barges weave their way in and out of the Gorge Waterway. Todd N. Howard
As our winter semester winds down, we are drawing closer to the start of the summer semester, when that same Inner Harbour will fill with paddleboarders and kayakers. For those interested in studying at Pacific Rim College, admissions applications are still being accepted for our summer diploma programs. Please visit our website for more information or contact an admissions representative today.
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2018 Graduation Ceremony
Pacific Rim College's graduation ceremony will be held at our Market Square campus on May 12. In this ceremony we will be recognizing the accomplishments of our diploma graduates from the 2017-2018 academic year. After 3 to 5 years of study, these alumni are poised to begin their careers as healthcare practitioners and to be ambassadors of holistic and sustainable medicines. We congratulate them on their academic success and wish them well!
PRC Director Named Finalist for Prestigious Award
Green Pastures Products in Stock
Green Pastures Blue Ice Royal Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Concentrate Blend is now available at PRC in both gel and capsule forms. This blend is highly recommended by Sally Fallon and the Weston A. Price Foundation. Dr. Weston A. Price identified numerous benefits of concentrated butter oil, which he referred to as high vitamin butter oil, and found that concentrated butter oil works best in synergy with cod liver oil. Butter oil is an excellent source of vitamin K, which is needed to balance vitamins A and D in cod liver oil.
Bulletproof Collagen Bars and Chocolate Bars
PRC is pleased to now carry Bulletproof Collagen Protein bars and Chocolate Fuel bars. With clean protein from cashews and collagen from grass-fed cows, these sugar-free protein bars are an excellent snack. The 78% cacao organic chocolate bars are fat-fueled with XCT oil and are sweetened with xylitol instead of sugar.
Upcoming Natural Health Workshops
Tara Hope, April 7-8, 2018
Eating disorders are complex illnesses that most often require long-term, comprehensive treatment with a team of professionals specialising in the field. For individuals showing early signs of disordered eating (i.e., those on the low end of the spectrum), Holistic Nutritionists can play an important role in prevention efforts. Should they choose to advance their training in eating disorder intervention and care, Holistic Nutritionists can become an effective part of the collaborative team effort for clients at more advanced stages on the spectrum.
An Introduction to Eating Disorder Prevention and Intervention
Dr. Reuven Freesman, April 7-8, 2018
This course will introduce a profound method of diagnosis and treatment that allows the practitioner to receive direct and instantaneous feedback from the patients body to guide the treatment and assess results. Students will learn how to use pulse, channel, and point palpation to enter into a therapeutic dialogue with the patient that enables the practitioner to know exactly where to put the needle and gauge its immediate effect.
The Pulse and Channel Treatment Approach
Debra Betts, May 5-6, 2018
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.
Maternity Acupuncture: Clinical Realities
Sarah Pritchard, May 26-27, 2018
In this 2-day workshop for acupuncturists, we will explore the emotional, spiritual, and constitutional causes of pain and hands-on practical approaches for treatment in clinic. Sarah will take you on a journey of exploration through the channel sinews Jing Jin as conduits of Wei Qi and the instinctive unconscious, through the metaphors expressed as PFs (Wind, Damp, Cold and Heat), and through the roles of our constitution and guardian elements.
Doorways to the treatment of Pain: An integrated approach using Tui Na, Acupuncture and Ancillaries
Sean Donahue, May 26-27, 2018
Somatic herbalism combines insights from psychology, neurobiology, and traditional western herbalism to help subtly shift the felt sense a person has of being embodied in this world in this moment. Learn how to help people find greater vitality and experience deeper presence by working with minute doses of herbal medicines and the bodys own capacity to heal.
Introduction to Somatic Herbalism
Oliver Kellhammer, June 9-10, 2018
We are living in a time of sweeping uncertainty. Anthropogenic climate change is driving extreme weather events, mass extinction and unprecedented displacement of human populations. Food and hydrological systems are highly stressed at the very moment we need them most. Some might be tempted into the mentality of the prepper, a retreat into a survivalist mode, hoping to ride out the coming storms.
Permaculture and the Anthropocene
Paul Bergner, September 22-23, 2018
This course covers 60 herbs in 18 categories, emphasizing for each small group constitutional indications, differentials between similar herbs, and ways to use that category therapeutically and in formulation. We will look at correlations between Western and Asian materia medica, some forgotten herbs that should be remembered, and traditional herbs which may be useful for emerging syndromes and conditions not typically seen in traditional literature. By studying closely the sometimes small differences or the overlapping properties of similar herbs, we can learn how to substitute herbs within a category, or join similar herbs into simple compounds for a broader but still-focused physiological and humoral action.
A Materia Medica Intensive for the 21st Century
Dr. Thomas O'Bryan, September 29-30, 2018
Autoimmune diseases are listed as the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. That means its in our offices every day. The number of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is increasing exponentially in the world today. Estimates are that anywhere from 3 to 7 out of every 10 new patients coming into your office are suffering with an autoimmune mechanism. Join world-renowned expert Dr. Tom O'Bryan for this exciting 2-day workshop!
Development of Autoimmune Disease, a Comprehensive Approach to Stabilization and Arresting Future Progression
Peter Conway, October 20-21, 2018
"Aromatic Medicine" can be described as the medical use of essential oils (volatile oils), including taking them internally by mouth. It is a therapeutic modality that has huge potential especially at this time of antibiotic crisis where the microbial modulating effects of essential oils could be part of the solution. Peter Conway considers aromatic medicine to be a vital branch of herbal medicine albeit one that is insufficiently appreciated. This seminar aims to address this by providing a solid grounding in this very powerful approach.
Aromatic Medicine: An Introduction
Dr. Butch Levy, November 3-4, 2018
This seminar will provide cutting edge information and applications for the information during all phases of cancer care. Utilizing current knowledge from Western Medicine, Functional Medicine Nutritional approaches, and Japanese/Chinese acupuncture and herbal therapies, patients can be supported through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. The goal is to bridge the East and West and help patients navigate their illness successfully.
Integrative Supportive Care for Cancer Patients
Sajah Popham, November 24-25, 2018
In this 2-day workshop, you will learn the fundamental principles of western alchemy and medical astrology, including how to prepare spagyric medicines, determine astrological correspondences in plants, and cultivate a truly holistic philosophy and practice of herbalism that unites the above and below, the spirit and the body of both people and plants. This model gets far beyond the use-this-herb-for-that-symptom model of allopathic herbalism and into a holistic approach that allows you to find the specific remedy that matches the specific constitution and temperament of the people you serve.
Medical Alchemy, Spagyrics and Astrology for the Practicing Herbalist
RoseMarie Pierce, November 24-25, 2018
This 2-day intensive workshop provides an in-depth yet practical understanding of the upper part of the digestive system, including the role of stomach acid, enzymes, bile salts and pancreatic juices. Students will learn the following: the fundamentals of alkaline- and acid-forming foods, buffering agents and their effects on the pH of the bodys fluids and stomach acid, and how to correct the imbalances and restore both pH and stomach acid secretions. Participants will also gain a practical understanding of how digestive supplements and digestive aids work, the different types, and their effective applications.
A Natural Prescription for Supporting Digestion and Balancing pH: Learn to monitor, detect and modify interrelated imbalances in order to optimize health
Join the Faculty at Pacific Rim College
Instructor, Chinese Diet Therapy
Pacific Rim College is looking for an instructor to teach 90 hours of Chinese diet therapy. The candidate must have a degree or diploma in TCM and at least 5 years of experience. This on-site position is part-time offering 3-6 hours per week with a wage commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Instructor, Chinese Herbal Materia Medica
Pacific Rim College is looking for an instructor to teach 90-120 hours of the Chinese Materia Medica. The candidate must have a degree or diploma in TCM and at least 5 years of experience. This on-site position is part-time offering 3-8 hours per week with a wage commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Instructor, Chinese Herbal Pharmacology
Pacific Rim College is looking for an instructor to teach a 45-hour course in Chinese Herbal Pharmacology. The candidate must have a degree or diploma in TCM and at least 5 years of experience. This on-site position is part-time offering 3 hours per week with a wage commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Clinical Instructor, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Pacific Rim College is looking for a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine to join our team of clinical supervisors. The candidate must be a Registered Dr.TCM in BC and have at least 3 years of clinical experience. This on-site position is part-time offering 3-12 hours per week with a wage commensurate with experience.
Nutrition and Herbal Consultations from Anywhere in the World
The Student Clinic at Pacific Rim College offers free holistic nutrition and herbal medicine consultations at our Victoria campus and via Skype. The Student Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:15am-6:30pm. Call or email to book!
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Community Wellness Tracker
Family Systemic Constellation Workshop
Join Bev Johnson-Bender for one and a half days of Family Systemic Constellation Workshop on June 2-3 (9-5 on Saturday and 9-1 on Sunday). Unresolved family and ancestral trauma can leave difficult energetic imprints on our daily lives. Heal at a cellular level by addressing financial, relationship, self esteem and chronic health issues. Cost is $225 (Early Bird $200 before April 31). Visit www.rhythmicwaveshealing.ca or phone 587-586-5702.
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