September 2018 Newsletter
As always, September brings a lot of activity to Pacific Rim College. We welcome our returning and new students, share our exciting workshop schedule, and this year, we are announcing the launch of our newest learning platform, Pacific Rim College Online. See below for more! Todd N. Howard
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Welcome to New and Returning Students
We are pleased to welcome returning students and nearly 100 new students to our Victoria campus for the fall semester. Our students come from dozens of countries to study herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, permaculture design and more. The next enrolment intake is January 2019. Please visit out Admissions and Programs pages for more information.
Pacific Rim College Online Launches
Pacific Rim College Online is the upcoming leader in online education for holistic health and sustainable living. PRCOnline offers expertly curated content taught by world-class instructors to students across the globe. The online platform provides participants with studio-filmed, professionally-edited courses that surpass current industry standards for online education. For the month of September only, all courses are 25% off! More courses and programs will soon follow. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Upcoming Natural Health Workshops
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
Dr. Martha Lucas, September 29-30, 2018
At this highly regarded workshop taught by Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac., students learn a facial-lift protocol and a lifting/tightening protocol for the neck. Add a lucrative income stream to your practice and have forever patients because people come for maintenance of their great results. These protocols improve patients health at the same time as offering cosmetic improvements. This workshop is currently sold out; waitlist registration is being taken.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
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. This workshop is currently sold out; waitlist registration is being taken.
Aromatic Medicine: An Introduction
Robert Rogers, October 27-28, 2018
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 of clinical practice, and include case studies involving chronic disease, including auto-immune conditions.
Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada
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
Jason Robertson, November 24-25, 2018
Channel examination is a classical diagnostic approach not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the west. Emphasized in the earliest acupuncture texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), examination of the channels is extremely helpful for confirming diagnosis and refining point selection. This 2-day class will focus on learning the basics of channel examination with a specific focus on palpation through interactive lectures and hands-on practice of technique. This workshop is currently sold out; waitlist registration is being taken.
Channel Examination and Diagnosis: An exploration of classical acupuncture technique
Dr. Leah Hassall, January 26-27, 2019
Join Dr. Leah Hassall, ND, in learning more about the most common cause of IBS: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). It is estimated that up to 84% of cases of IBS are due to an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, which is typically almost sterile. For reasons that will be explored in this weekend workshop, some people will develop too much bacteria in the small intestine and experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating and changes in the frequency and consistency of bowel movements.
Supporting People with IBS due to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Jessica Marais, March 16-17, 2019
This workshop will establish a profoundly holistic context for contemporary healing professions by investigating the linked phenomena of ecological and social unravelling and how they worsen or heal in relation to our health-care systems and choices. Through a focus on the interconnections between ecosystems, social determinants, cultural contexts and the individual experience of health, we will explore opportunities for community-level action with a view towards broad, systemic change. Participants will leave informed, inspired and equipped with practical resources for advancing their own initiatives or creating new ones together.
Whole-System Healing: Reconnecting Health Care with Social and Ecological Justice
Welcome to New Instructors
Dr. Elli Reilander
Dr. Elli Reilander is a licensed naturopathic physician in Sidney, BC. She has completed a bachelor of science degree from the University of Victoria and a 4-year doctor of naturopathic medicine diploma from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
School of Holistic Nutrition
Luba Lyons Richardson was a practicing midwife from 1975 through 2015 on Vancouver Island. Luba was the first President of the Board of the College of Midwives of BC at its inception in 1995 until 2002 and brought the grass roots midwifery perspective to the Provincial Government through this period as midwifery became a regulated profession in BC and Canada.
Faculty of Holistic Doula Certificate
Dr. Jeannie Achuff
Dr. Jeannie Achuff's, ND, who has been in practice for 10 years, specializes in womens reproductive health. Dr. Achuff has taught anatomy and physiology, as well as western clinical medicine, to massage and acupuncture students in California and Oregon.
Faculty of Holistic Doula Certificate
Peter Caron received his Masters from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York in 2014. He began studying Chinese medicine at The Acupressure Institute in Berkeley 10 years ago, and has been building on a foundation of Tui Na and Tai Qi he acquired there. Peter has specialized in emotional trauma, spiritual issues, and orthopedics, largely while working overseas.
School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Dr. Juan Huang
Dr. Juan Huang received her PH.D. in internal medicine of TCM at Beijing University of TCM and Pharmacology, Beijing, China. She has been involved in several research projects both experimental and clinical at the municipal and national level in China. Dr. Huang has 20 years of teaching experience both in China and Canada.
School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Alumnus Makes an Impact in Bolivia
Pacific Rim College alumnus Chelsey Berendse has been using her medicinal plant knowledge to help women in Bolivia. With an abundance of flora in Bolivia, Indigenous women are learning how to turn botanicals into profitable businesses producing and selling everything from medicinal tinctures to shampoos and syrups. These women botanical producers have formed a co-operative called APAMA, bringing together women from across the country to help them expand their sales, maximize plant production and improve their overall business skills. Through the co-op, the women can learn from one another and provide support to each other. See the full article here.
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!
Natural Health Job Database
Have an employment vacancy in the natural health sector? Looking for a natural health job? Check out our free employment directory that features dozens of jobs in BC and beyond.
Community Wellness Tracker
Kinesio Taping Seminars
On October 13-14, 2018, join a 2-day workshop in Victoria on Kinesio Taping. Day 1 covers Fundamental Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method, and Day 2 covers Advanced Concepts & Corrective Techniques of the Kinesio Taping Method. Cost is $600. Registration Link: http://kinesiotape.ca/downloads/2018-victoria-vancouver-oct13.pdf. Have questions? Contact Lana Berton (PT, CKTI) Lanakush@hotmail.com or Roger Berton (DC, CKTI) email@example.com at 519-979-2663.
Mindfulness in Healing -- Foundations of Theory and Practice
Please join Dr. Mark Sherman for a 4-day workshop on Mindfulness in Healing at the beautiful Brentwood Bay Resort in Brentwood Bay, BC, Nov 23-26 2018. This important experiential workshop will explore mindfulness and meditation in relation to our own wellness, and how embodied compassion allows us to heal ourselves and others. We will explore the clinical evidence, neuroscience and mindfulness practices that have the ability to change how we practice, and to nurture resilience in ourselves as well as our patients. Please click here for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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