Continuing Education Course Calendar
Yi Ren Qigong is the practice of cultivating inherent potential and well-being through growing awareness and enhancement of authentic qi (pronounced “chee”). This authentic qi is a bioenergy-information system within us, as well as surrounding us. We will focus on the basics of Yi Ren Qigong practice for the activation, enhancement and overall distribution of authentic qi. You will feel greatly enhanced internal energy as your qi is recharged and flows more smoothly and harmoniously. Anyone can learn the qigong practice, whether standing, sitting or lying down. Thurs, April 23, May 21 and June 25, 7-9 p.m. Instructor: Guan-Cheng Sun. (6 CEUs, PDAs)
Do you ever wonder what your animals are really thinking, or want to “talk” to your animals in a language they can easily understand? Join Polly Klein in this exciting class on telepathic animal communication. Animal communication is the process of listening to and talking directly with animals through thought. The communication can be experienced through dialogue, body sensations, emotions or pictures. Anyone can learn how to use these techniques. April 25-26, Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Polly Klein. (11.25 HRs)
There are patterns in your birth date that reveal who you are and where you are in the cycles of time. Learning how to identify those patterns allows you to find your hidden strengths and achieve your full potential. Understanding where you are in the cycles of time allows you to be in alignment with the seasons of your life. We all know that seasons change, each with its own purpose. Discover whether it's time for you to rest, plant or grow! Sat, April 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Jennifer Labbienti. (4.5 CEUs, PDAs)
This advanced aromatherapy seminar provides an intensive and comprehensive study of essential oil molecular composition and structure. The sciences are used in identifying properties, therapeutic evidence, application and the quality of essential oils.
May 1-3, (Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Jimm Harrison.
(17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Other than osteopathy, most manual treatment programs do not address the mobility of the skull bones which is so critical to the health and functioning of the central nervous system. This seminar focuses on a set of techniques for working with the cranium. Cranial work is also very useful in addressing intra-oral, TMJ, and ear and sinus problems. May 1-3, Fri 1-8:30 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructors: Nancy Witt, PT, MSW, CST-D &/or Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D. (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
This introduction to cadaver anatomy is designed for practitioners in any area of health care to review basic human anatomy and observe firsthand the underlying structures of the body. The class is offered in fall, winter and spring terms. The winter class focuses on anatomy relating to acupressure and acupuncture points. Sat-Sun, May 2-3, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Becky Love, DVM.
(6 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Given the huge increase in bipolar II disorder in the U.S. and the soaring sales of anti-psychotic agents in recent history, the question arises: are we “unmasking” this disease or creating it? Anti-depressants in every category (SSRIs, SNRIs, SARIs, tri/tetracyclics, atypicals) are being widely used for more than just the patient suffering from major depressive disorder. More people experiencing anxiety and sleep disorders are presenting to primary care providers. Is it possible that the drugs being used for one of these issues is actually provoking one of the other two in some individuals? Sun, May 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Christie Fleetwood. (5.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Keeping one’s personal energy strong and flowing is essential for one’s mental, emotional and physical health. Medical qigong functions to activate, cultivate, balance, harmonize, transform and manage the qi-energy for self-healing, self-care and for healing others. Continue to explore how qi-energy can be manipulated for facilitating the internal and external communications at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Anyone can learn it, no matter what age, or way of life. Sat and Sun, May 9-10 and June 13-14, and Sun-only, May 31 and July 12, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) Instructor: Guan-Cheng Sun. (42 CEUs, PDAs)
This course is for those who have completed the Indigenous Wisdom & Healing: Tracking & Clearing course and want to fine-tune their skills. Deepen your knowledge and develop your skills as you work with the healing power of shamanic energy medicine. The course consists of completing and documenting six shamanic energy medicine healing sessions on six different clients, and attending the single evening class session. Thurs, May 14, 6:30-9 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)
As Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) continues to integrate into the larger U.S. health care system, a more detailed foundation in gross anatomy is needed for both students and licensed practitioners. You will explore the somatic medium to which AOM students and practitioners use in their modalities. Unlike many traditional gross anatomy labs, the dissections performed in this course will focus on anatomical structures with clinical relevance in orthopedic medicine, identify the specific anatomical structures associated with acupuncture needling, as well as principle and extraordinary meridians. This is the first of four modules and its focus is on the gluteal region and lower extremities. May 15-17, Fri 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructors: Becky Love and Tim Miller. (13 PDAs)
The hardware of your physical body is a mirror reflection of the health of your energetic body which stores within its software a complete record of everything you have ever experienced. Discover how to improve the quality of your energy body so the genes for health and longevity can be expressed. Your thoughts and perceptions inform your genetic code. It is through the language of your thoughts that you create the story of your life. Rewrite the program for dis-ease and dysfunction by sourcing from a place of health and harmony. Sat-Sun, May 16-17, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)
Using the Anatomy Train Lines, this postural assessment and objective testing workshop will give you the tools to provide a more targeted and effective treatment for your clients. We will cover an introduction to the myofascial meridians and the concept of tensegrity as it relates to the human body. Learn postural assessment strategies and myofascial length testing to objectively analyze limitations and changes in the whole body's structure. Sat-Sun, May 16-17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Kelly Clancy. (15 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Essential oils provide a full spectrum of healthy aging effects, skin healing properties, and skin conditioning and maintenance. This seminar will provide you with the skills to use aromatherapy for personal care and in the spa setting. The “beauty inside and out” system will be introduced to help you establish a holistic and integrative approach to health and beauty.
June 5-7, Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jimm Harrison.
(17 CEUs, PDAs)
Gain a practical understanding of the energetics employed when using Master Tung’s Points. Master Tung Ching Chang was the living heir of a very unique acupuncture system. Though we can utilize our understanding of TCM from the Huang Di Nei Jing, this system stands alone. We’ll start with a brief history of Master Tung and his lineage, introduce Tung’s acupuncture, and provide an overview of the energetics employed when using Master Tung’s Points. We’ll further detail Master Tung’s Point system and review the most commonly used acupuncture points and point combinations. In this class, Susan Johnson will provide very detailed point descriptions for a wide variety of the most commonly used acupuncture points and point combinations from this system. June 5-7, Fri 1-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Susan Johnson. (15.5 CEUs, PDAs)
Would you like to be happier? How about less anxiety, clearer thinking and easily resisting the things that aren’t good for you? Or, perhaps let go of the past and create more loving relationships in the future? Our energy patterns are what keep us stuck. It is very hard to change our emotions, thoughts and actions by sheer will power. Yet, if you shift the energy patterns while thinking about the problem and the desired outcome, you will change your mind, body and spirit all at the same time. Sat, June 6, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff. (6 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Most of the restrictions in the body develop as a response to some form of trauma in the life of the client (including prenatal experiences). In CranioSacral Levels 1 and 2, the focus is on a biomechanical/structural approach to releasing restrictions found in the body, the cranium and the face. In Level 3, the focus shifts to another aspect of “restriction” in the body - the emotional response, which can also develop as a response to some form of trauma. June 12-14, Fri 1-8:30 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructors: Nancy Witt and Einat Arian. (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Each person is an accumulation of lifestyle, dietary, emotional and social influences. Gaining a better understanding of how this impacts an individual’s well being will help you to determine the best possible course of aromatherapy treatment. This seminar will introduce a complete method of consultation and profiling that will assist in developing more accurate results-driven formulations and treatments. June 26-28, Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Are you interested in the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and how to implement it in your own life? Join us for this introductory class to learn how to prepare and execute an elimination diet that is free from gluten, grains, beans, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds and nightshades. Sat, June 27, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Instructor: Mickey Trescott. (3 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Have you been on the Autoimmune Protocol or using another elimination diet, and are looking to up your skills in the kitchen? Join us for this hands-on class where you will learn how to batch-cook and prepare allergen-free meals more efficiently, plus take home lots of new recipes to enhance your meals at home.
Sun, June 28, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Instructor: Mickey Trescott.(3 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
As Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) continues to integrate into the larger U.S. health care system, a more detailed foundation in gross anatomy is needed for both students and licensed practitioners. You will explore the somatic medium to which AOM students and practitioners use in their modalities. Unlike many traditional gross anatomy labs, the dissections performed in this course will focus on anatomical structures with clinical relevance in orthopedic medicine, identify the specific anatomical structures associated with acupuncture needling, as well as principle and extraordinary meridians. This is the second of four modules and its focus is on the superficial back and upper extremities. July 10-12, Fri 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructors: Becky Love and Tim Miller. (13 PDAs)
Traditionally, mastery of the ancient Chinese practice of t’ai chi is a life-long and life-lengthening study. But one can also benefit immediately from even a single experience of the secrets behind this ancient cultural treasure. You can start using the fundamental guidelines of this practice in all aspects of your daily life right now. Sat, July 11, 1:30-6:30 p.m. Instructor: Fredric Lehrman. (4.5 CEUs, PDAs)
Explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils for the physical and emotional health, as well as protection of the human body. July 17-19, Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Patients with chronic infectious diseases can be some of the most difficult and perplexing cases to deal with. Discover which prescription and natural agents can be used when standard care doesn’t work. Chronic infections that Dr. Anderson will cover include Borrelia, Babesia, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, HHV series (i.e., EBV/CMV), and many others. Sun, July 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Paul Anderson. (6.5 CEUs, CMEs)
This is a somato emotional trauma release workshop. You will learn how to speak with your clients using your “original voice.” Recognize and use the intelligence of cells and organs, and speak directly to the structures inside the body without the interference of the chattering mind. This training allows you to function more smoothly and express more fully. Sat-Tues, Aug 1-4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Etienne Peirsman. (29 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
The eyes record everything we encounter. However, formal education forces our eyes into ‘seeing’ a fixed two-dimensional view of the world which robs us and our brain of flexibility. This results in ‘box-thinking.’ Understanding the anatomy of the eyes and the connection to the thalamus and visual cortex helps us release the energy they have had to absorb. In so doing we reduce stress in the eyes, the brain and the entire body. Thurs-Sun, Aug 6-9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Etienne Peirsman. (29 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Are you confused by the startling array of olive oils and prices on the store shelves, and don’t know how to decide which is “better” than another? Join Lorenzo Caponetti, an olive oil producer and owner of an independent organic farm in Italy, who will help you with your quest. This educational and entertaining seminar will outline the different stages of olive tree cultivation and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) production, as told through Lorenzo's experience. Discover the nutritional values of EVOO, and receive hints and suggestions on what to look for on labels as well as how to taste and store your EVOO. Sat, August 8, 1-4 p.m. Instructor: Lorenzo Caponetti.(3 HRs)
Survival is the ultimate focus of our body’s systems in order for us to fulfill our life’s purpose and guarantee procreation/evolution. The heightened state of fight or flight causes the ‘stress cascade’. Understanding the brain as an electric system and understanding the nuclei that are involved with the stress cascade gives us the opportunity to release their static electricity - also known as trauma. Sat-Tues, Aug 29-Sept 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Etienne Peirsman. (29 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Audit a Class @ Bastyr
Did you know that you (the general public) can take many of the University's regular academic courses, assuming extra seats are available and you have the required prerequisites?
You can either audit classes or take them for credit. These 11-week classes, usually held on weekdays, are available in the nutrition, culinary arts, exercise science, health psychology and herbal sciences programs.