February 2018 Newsletter
Pacific Rim College is pleased to welcome new students from around the world for the Winter 2018 semester. As PRC begins its twelfth year, the diversity of its student body and program offerings continues to grow. This year we are pleased to launch our newest program, the Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems diploma. In addition to our programs, we also have an incredible lineup of workshops offered by some of the foremost experts in the world. Todd N. Howard
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Permaculture Design Program Begins
Pacific Rim College's newest program is underway, but part-time study options are still available with starting points throughout the year. This one-year diploma in Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems is unlike any other in the world. The 1036-hour program, with classes three days a week, provides training for participants who are interested in creating regenerative food systems and lifestyles while developing resilient ecosystems. It offers robust curriculum in permaculture design, going beyond basic permaculture training while also including courses in business planning and project management, community development, natural building, and food and medicine systems. Much of the hands-on components will be based at the college's two herb farms on the Saanich Peninsula: Ravenhill Herb Farm and Tiny Tree Herb Farm. Visit our School of Permaculture Design for more information!
Upcoming Natural Health Workshops
Mark Lakeman, February 24-25, 2018
Join Mark Lakeman, visionary architect, designer and co-founder of the City Repair Project, for an exciting and informative weekend workshop focusing on social engagement and place making design processes as the context for individual and community design. Mark will run us through several design exercises and observational activities, using participatory processes and models, to create alternative patterns to address systems of isolation and oppression, while developing networks and guilds of all scales.
Permaculture, Place-Making and Planet Repair
Dr. Reuven Freesman, March 10-11, 2018
This course focuses on maximizing acupuncture treatment effectiveness using simple channel-based techniques. Students will learn how to quickly and easily design customized, powerful treatments for immediate and profound clinical results. Students will also have the opportunity to observe these techniques in action with live demonstrations.
Clinical Essentials: Simple and Effective Treatments
Jude Hobbs, March 10-11, 2018
During this workshop you will learn how to design, implement and maintain any size hedgerow with the options to provide soil stabilization, windbreaks, encourage beneficial Insects, shelter and food for wildlife and people, privacy screening, reduce noise and other pollutants as well as ways to diversify your income.
Permaculture Design Process and Multi-Functional Hedgerows
Yarrow Willard, March 17-18, 2018
In this 2-day intensive, Herbalist Yarrow Willard will dive deep into the world of communication and relationship building with plants and the natural world.
Tiffany Freeman, March 24-25, 2018
Join in an experiential learning weekend that will introduce the four directions and its related medicines. Learn how the Medicine Wheel influences our daily lives and how we can deepen our connection to create better harmony. Participants will explore the teachings of the four directions, journeying, Indigenous healing, animal medicines, and allies and learn while sharing through traditional story-telling. The teachings are held in a healing circle format and participation is a part of the circle teachings.
A Journey around the Medicine Wheel
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
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
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
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
Join Linda Baril, Licensed Canadian Reflexology Teacher with RAC, for Reflexology Training on May 19-20, May 26-27 and June 2, 2018, at Pacific Rim College in Victoria. This professional course prepares you to take the Reflexology Association of Canada national board exam to become a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist. Linda brings 30 years of experience as a practitioner and 22 years as an Instructor with RAC. Discover the effective healing power of foot reflexology. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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