Please register at the door. Room 1062 on first floor, down the hallway near the cafeteria that has stand up computer stations in the hall.
October 13th, 2012 9:00 AM   through   October 14th, 2012 5:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 1062
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 289.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni $ 259.00
Full time student $ 95.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, acupuncturists, massage therapists, full time students
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Gift yourself, your clients, and the world by consciously choosing to cultivate your healing presence. Reconnect with your passion and find your work infused with vital energy. Step more fully into your embodiment of the heart of a healer. Oct. 13-14; Sat/Sun 9;00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Deb Zucker, ND, LMP 13 CEUs/PDAs



Do you wish to connect more deeply with the heart and essence of your role as a healer? Imagine feeling a sense of ease and confidence in your capacity to create a safe, deeply healing space for your clients.  The intimate trust and rapport you cultivate in that relationship feels so fulfilling for you.  When you are working, you feel relaxed and at home in yourself - inspired, energized, and aligned with the gifts that you are truly here to be offering.  You are living your passion, feeling deeply nourished and vital in your work and life. You know you are indeed “walking your talk” as a healer. This seminar was developed to support health practitioners like you in nourishing yourself as a healer, deepening the heart and soul of your work and service, and allowing who you “are” to become your medicine. 

This highly dynamic curriculum intricately weaves together different experiential learning activities.  The applied approach to the teaching style helps you integrate the learning immediately into your work and life.  The weekend begins with a focus on expanding your awareness, including embracing “healer heal thyself” as a necessary path to serve your clients with greater presence and compassion.  The focus on the “self” is integrated into an awareness of others through exercises that interweave communication and coaching skills, somatic practices, meditation, journaling, dyad and group work, and subtle energy observation and listening. 

In learning to develop greater trust, rapport and connection with clients, you will also engage in an inquiry process that will help you to access a more authentic and embodied way of practicing your healing art.  You will explore how the healing presence you offer to others is a direct reflection of your own vitality and an expression of the passion and unique flavor you bring to your life and work. 

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe what it means to cultivate a healing presence and know how to integrate that more fully into your work and life
  • Use new practices to expand your present awareness, center yourself and reconnect with your ground
  • Define and consciously engage the concrete, subtle, and causal realms of awareness
  • Identify what it feels like to embody a healing presence while engaging with others
  • Use new tools to stay engaged with “healer heal thyself,” renewing your focus of personal healing and shadow work
  • Demonstrate the ability to listen and communicate with another with deep presence, love and compassion
  • Describe and demonstrate the communication skills and behaviors involved with active listening and the cultivation of a “we”

Deb Zucker, ND, LMP is a licensed naturopathic physician, educator, and wilderness guide. She is the founder of Vital Medicine, an integral medicine clinic and educational center, and adjunct faculty in Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Medicine, and Counseling and Health Psychology departments. While finishing her doctorate at Bastyr University, Dr. Zucker also completed Pacific Integral’s 18-month leadership development program, Generating Transformative Change, where she has also served as an alumni mentor. Through Vital Medicine she offers a variety of educational programs for the general public, continuing education for health practitioners, and transformative wilderness journeys. Her private practice specialties include mind-body medicine, counseling, health coaching and consulting, biofeedback, and craniosacral therapy. To learn more about Dr. Zucker, please visit

Cost Notes

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for physical & occupational therapists licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs available for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA

Course Notes

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 1062. 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.

One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons