Craniosacral Certificate Program (Non-Credit)
Craniosacral therapy is an ever-evolving field that is used worldwide. The craniosacral non-credit courses include three levels of training, as well as a certificate program for those who wish to take the next step to polish their skill set.
Craniosacral therapy addresses the body, the head and the nervous system from the point of view developed by early osteopaths. Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle therapy which can benefit people from infancy through the end of life. It is an excellent treatment for musculoskeletal issues to gently release restrictions in movement to restore normal motion to the bones, joints and soft tissue. It is also an effective modality for treating chronic pain, such as migraine headaches and fibromyalgia, as well as addressing the emotional response to trauma which is held in the body.
Program classes are held on weekends. The optional certificate program can be completed in one year or spread over two years. The classes and certificate program are open to licensed healthcare practitioners who are licensed to touch, and students in those fields. Each course is 21 hours in length.
- Craniosacral Therapy - Level 1: The Fascia System of the Body & Head
- Craniosacral Therapy - Level 2: The Bones of the Skull, Face & Mouth
- Craniosacral Therapy - Level 3: Somato-Emotional Release
To read about the program requirements, detailed course descriptions, instructor bio and fees, just click on the Program Flier.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY - Become a Certified Craniosacral Therapist
Practitioners who wish to further develop their skills, beyond the three courses, can complete additional practice requirements under the guidance and supervision of a certified craniosacral therapist. To read a full description of the investment required, just click on Certificate of Competency
OPEN HOUSE - Free
You are invited! Meet the instructor, ask questions, and attend two mini-workshops of your choice. For dates, times and how to register, just click on the Open House Flier.Click here to download the PDF file.
Ayurvedic Health Advisor (Non-Credit)
Whether you want to immediately pursue a certificate, or just explore the world of Ayurveda, this affordable one-year program is for you! Begin with Introduction to Ayurveda, which offers a broad overview as well as a solid groundwork to jump start your journey into the ancient practice of Ayurveda.
This is a comprehensive program of 13 in-depth courses designed for a diverse group of participants:
- Health care professionals who wish to incorporate Ayurveda into their current practice: herbalists, nutritionists, yoga teachers, nurses, doctors, acupuncturists and other wellness professionals
- Individuals who wish to use Ayurveda to care for family and friends, as well as self-care
- Individuals who wish to start a new career as an Ayurvedic Health Advisor
No prior related education is required – all the necessary skills and training will be covered in the program to become a proficient and confident Ayurvedic Health Advisor. The program is organized for maximum flexibility for your schedule. Each hybrid course includes classroom experience, online learning, self-study, and client sessions. Take one or more classes. After completing the Introduction to Ayurveda you can complete the classes in any order. Complete the classes that interest you, or all 13 to earn a Certificate of Competency.
- Introduction to Ayurveda (class available online after 1/2/16)
- Ayurvedic Nutrition Winter '16 - register now
- Ayurvedic Cooking Winter '16 - register now
- Ayurvedic Herbalism, Culinary and Dietary Therapy Spring '16
- Ayurvedic Psychology Spring '16
- Client Interactions & Health Program Procedures Spring '16
- Pathology of Body Energy and Disease Summer '16
- Ayurvedic Body Systems in Health and Disease Summer '16
- Complementary Modalities Summer '16
- Pathology of Disease Stages Fall '16
- Ayurvedic Body Systems Structure and Function Fall '16
- Assessment and Disease Development Fall '16
- Ayurvedic Lifestyle Winter '17
To read more about the program requirements, detailed course descriptions, instructor bio and fees, view the Program Flier
FREE OPEN HOUSE - Pre-registration required
Training & Certificate Programs (Non-Credit)
Our certificate programs are designed to appeal to both holistic health professionals looking to enhance their practice, as well as those wishing to embark on a new career or simply interested in self-care.
Our programs include:
Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Certificate Program (Non-Credit)
Learn the decades-old secrets to using essential oils for relaxation and healing through Bastyr University’s non-credit Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Certificate Program.
The eight-course program starts with “Aromatherapy & Essential Oils: Foundations,” an ideal introduction promoting healing with essential oils. Each subsequent course builds on your knowledge of aromatherapy, helping you enhance your own quality of life or apply those skills professionally as a health care practitioner.
The program offers a flexible weekends-only schedule, and offers you the option of completing your certificate in one year or spreading the classes over two years. There are no prerequisites for the program, and classes are open to the general public. Take one or more classes, or earn the Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Certificate of Competency.
- Foundations Winter '16 - register now
- Chemistry & Biology Winter '16 - register now
- Therapeutic Properties Spring '16
- Blending & Application Winter '16 - register now
- Olfactory System Winter '16 - register now
- Skin Care & Spa Spring '16
- Consultation Spring '16
- Certificate Prep (self study in any quarter)
Learn more via our article "New Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Certificate Program Stimulates Senses." To read about the program requirements, detailed course descriptions, instructor bio and fees, view the Program Flier.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR - Video Clip
Jimm Harrison, the instructor of these courses, shares a nine-minute introduction to the courses and program. Watch Video
FREE OPEN HOUSE - Pre-registration required
Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program (non-credit)
Medical qigong activates, cultivates, balances, harmonizes, transforms and manages the qi-energy for self-healing, self-care and the healing of others. Anyone can learn it, no matter what age or way of life. Our Medical Qigong program trains health care practitioners to incorporate qigong into their personal and professional lives.
A unique aspect of qigong practice is that we can become deeply aware of the connection between the mind and the body, and use the information we receive from the body's communication network to facilitate our own healing process or that of others. Our program uses a modern approach to medical qigong that is a rich blend of ancient Chinese teachings,documented scientific research, and decades of personal practice and experiential understanding by the creator of Yi Ren Medical Qigong.
The program is open to any health and wellness practitioner (anyone in a client-practitioner relationship) who wishes to cultivate qi and move qi along the pathways to maintain their own health and avoid burnout in their professional practice.
- Yi Ren Medical Qigong & Internal Qi-Energy Activation
Winter '16 - register now
- Cultivation & Development of the Internal Organ Energy Pathways
- Cultivation & Development of the Extraordinary Energy Pathways
Learn more about Medical Qigong by reading these articles by Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD and Jill Gonet, MFA: “A Consideration of ‘Transactional Energetics’ for Qi Cultivators and Healthcare Providers” and “Integrating Theory with Experience: Medical Qigong for Healing and Health Care”. To read more about the program requirements, detailed course descriptions, instructor bio and fees, view the Program Flier.
FREE OPEN HOUSE - Pre-registration required
Hypnotherapy Training Program (Non-Credit)
Hypnotherapy is an effective tool for enhancing self-awareness, speeding recovery from illness and maintaining wellness.
Bastyr University’s non-credit Hypnotherapy Training Program is ideal for the individual seeking deep personal change and growth, as well as for health practitioners who wish to incorporate hypnotherapy in their practices.
The program consists of 50 classroom hours during three weekend intensives, along with 26 hours of home study, 16 practice sessions, four hours of an online ethics class and four hours of an online HIV class. After completing 100 hours of training and passing an exam, you also will be eligible to receive the designation of a certified hypnotherapist from a professional hypnotherapy organization.
No previous experience is necessary. To read more about the program requirements, detailed course descriptions, instructor bio and fees, view the Program Flier.