Indigenous Wisdom Teachings: Botanical Blessings - Healing with the Spirits of Nature (INDIGENOUS - 12BOTA05)

  Please register at the door - room 1062 on first floor down the hallway that has the stand up computers in it.
May 19th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   6:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 186
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 5/5 $ 205.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after 5/5 $ 175.00
General public after 5/5 $ 205.00
BU Staff after 5/5 $ 165.00
Full time student $ 125.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, massage therapists, general public, students
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Discover a doorway to the Divine and develop methods to decipher deep meaning to deliver delicious healing in your life. Infuse yourself with the wisdom and wonder of nature, as well as establish new patterns of relationship and possibility in your world. We will also connect with the larger rhythms and energies of life, calling forth balance and wholeness within ourselves, with one another, and with the world. Instructor: Lauren Nalder, BSc May 19, Sun, 9a.m. - 6p.m. 8 CEUs

Our energetic and bio-physiological system is intricately and intimately intertwined with the natural world and the living energy of the Universe. Discover the healing wisdom of nature as you engage the essential energies of land and plants. In this seminar you will learn to work closely with the botanical world to recognize and interpret the tangible messages that Spirit offers to guide, protect and inspire. You will learn to build a nature mandala, a powerful tool of the tribal sage - which answers questions and shifts energy. Feel the heartbeat of the Mother and become one with the woods as you bask in the healing energy of earth while forest bathing in St Edwards Park. Learn to listen to the language of universal love and connect with the source of primal energy to receive life’s lessons and life’s answers.

This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Continuing Education Department. To read about the program course sequence, program requirements and fees, just click on the Program Flier PDF.

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Demonstrate how to build a nature mandala.
  • Describe how working with a nature mandala activates inner knowing and facilitates a shift in perception.
  • Describe the experience of forest bathing and discuss its health benefits.
  • Discuss the energetic healing properties of at least three plants.
  • Discuss how to incorporate the healing benefits of plants into daily living.

Lauren Nalder, BSc

Lauren’s philosophy is to live intentionally and love unconditionally. Conscious of the human condition and human potential, she inspires and invigorates people to open their minds and hearts, and achieve their highest expression.

Over the course of 30 years, Lauren has traveled the globe visiting sacred sites and gaining knowledge from cultures steeped in tradition. She has studied world mythology, Toltec wisdom and the spiritual practices of the Amazon and Andes. Lauren has earned a notable reputation as a wisdom teacher by assisting students through a path of personal development while inspiring and propelling them to realize their own magnificence as influential healers.

Founding director of The Center for Elemental Healing and Wisdom, Lauren offers workshops, retreats, certification programs and on-line learning in mind-body-spirit medicine, providing tools and techniques to shift one’s thinking into a positive personal philosophy. She enjoys connecting people to their vision so they may discover a pathway of purpose that can elevate, energize and enable them to create an extraordinary life.

Lauren established LOVE Natural Elements, creating a unique line of earth-inspired wellness products designed to evoke the senses and support the individual healing process. 

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Course Notes

Receive a discount, register by May 5.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 186. 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

This is an “elective” class in the Indigenous Wisdom Teaching Program: Inner Journey.

Bring to class a meditation pillow (or blanket), journal (or notebook), and pen. Also wear comfortable clothing – you will be seated on the floor during portions of the class. And, bring appropriate shoes and outerwear for a walk in St Edwards Park.

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

CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs pending approval for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA