Natural Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder (NUTRITION - 14SEAS12)

December 6th, 2014 10:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
See location under description.
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional both days $ 70.00
Professional Sat only $ 85.00
General Public both days $ 70.00
General Public Sat only $ 85.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni both days $ 65.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni Sat only $ 75.00
Full-time Student both days $ 35.00
Full-time student Satonly $ 50.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience General public, health care professionals, full-time students, counselors, mental health therapists, marriage & family therapists, social workers,acupuncturists
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During the winter months do you or your patients feeling gloomy, depressed, or out of sorts? Lacking the zip to move forward? Join this informative class that will give you tools to battle Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Learn natural techniques for yourself or your patients, from ancient to state-of-the-art, which include light therapy, meditation, diet, and plant-based formulas. These natural methods for coping with SAD will enhance the mood and sense of well-being. Dec 6, Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: K.P. Khalsa. (4.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Description:  We will discuss mood enhancing herbs and supplements, as well as aromatherapy oils, which will uplift the spirit during the dark, gloomy winter months. Also learn natural techniques of light therapy and meditation that will guide you and your patients back to mental balance. 

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe at least one rationale for using dietary supplements in SAD
  • Describe the action of at least two supplements in SAD
  • Describe the action of at least two herbs in SAD
  • Identify at least two personal opportunities to use a natural approach to coping with SAD, including method and management

Cost Note: Register for both Sat and Sun seminars and receive a discount "both day" rate for each course individually.

Meals: One hour lunch break - Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr's dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room # 286. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Audience: The seminar content has been designed for licensed health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)

CEUs available for LMFTs, LMHCs & LICSWs licensed in WA

CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA

Category II CMEs available for MDs & PAs licensed in WA

NCCAOM PDA points available for LAc’s

CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, DN-C, RH, CC, is one of the today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with 40 years in the natural health field, he has a wealth of experience teaching and using healing herbs, vitamins and minerals, and medicinal foods in real life situations.

Khalsa, the national president of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism and health. He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition, and is featured in several distance learning courses.

Khalsa trained in herbalism and food therapy with Ayurvedic master Yogi Bhajan for 35 years. He is a state certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist, and nationally credentialed to teach herbalism. Khalsa is on the Bastyr faculty in the Botanical Medicine Department, and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is the senior research scientist and principal herbal formulator for the Yogi Tea, the nation’s largest herbal tea company. He is also the founder of The Professional Herbalist Certificate Course, a two-year post-secondary curriculum that trains professional herbalists