Continuing Education Course Calendar
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)
Those who are studying for the NPLEX 2 – Clinical exam will want to take this four-hour review from Dr. Joshua Rubinstein. It will be a lecture format.
The session will be audio recorded. If you are unable to attend the live seminar, we will make the audio recording and handouts available a few days after the seminar in a “distance learning” mode. You will be able to download the audio recording as well as print out the handouts. We will send everyone the link to register in the distance mode sometime during the week of July 20.
Please register on this website only if you plan to take the live seminar on the 19th, from 8:30am-12:30pm. Anyone who registers for the course will also be given access to the audio recording and handouts.
The focus of this class is on the techniques for developing the extraordinary energy pathways. July 25-26, Aug 16, Aug 29-30, Sept 20, 2015. Saturday and/or Sunday. Instructor: Guan-Cheng Sun. (42 CEU)
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)
When treating sport and work related injuries, understanding the concept of the spine, innervating spinal segments, channel relationships and the role of vertebral fixations and facilitated segments contributing to musculoskeletal injury is crucial. It is imperative for the practitioner to understand that there is a segmental relationship with the spinal cord, the organs (zang fu) and the myofascial tissues that can support health or be adversely affected by their inherent neural and meridian interrelationship. When pathology exists in one area, all tissues associated along the neural pathway will be affected, not unlike the organ and channel relationship where pathology in one ultimately affects the other. Sat-Sun, Sept 19-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Eric Raymond Buckley. (14 PDAs)
Patent Chinese herbal medicine is the most efficient form to prescribe for your patients. Knowing when to use the correct form and dosage is crucial for treatment success. The art and science of formula combination to treat identified patterns will be explored through case studies and class discussion. We will uncover when to use teapills, granules, tinctures and extracts. Combine your differential diagnosis with the best formula combination. Get the results of a Chinese medicine master for your patients by integrating this approach into your practice. Sat, Sept 12, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Fred Russo. (7 PDAs)
Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function according to the Mayo Clinic. Every hatha yoga posture is composed of threads of awareness which, through intention, become lines of action. Performing a yoga posture is about finding and holding those lines of action, and the shape of the posture follows. In this class simple postures will be deeply explored as a way for you to more fully experience being in your body. Mon, Sept 21-Nov 30, 6-7:15 p.m. (No class 11/11) Instructor: Fred Dowd. (12.5 HRs)
It’s Free! Spend an enlightening evening exploring a variety of our non-credit certificate and training programs. Meet the instructors. Ask the questions you’ve been pondering. Enjoy mini-workshops on two of the topics of your choice. General public, health care professionals, students, friends and family are welcome! Tues, Sept 22, 6-9 p.m. (2 CEUs)
FREE - Pre-registration required
Create more freedom and comfort in your body and mind with yoga. This class serves as an introduction for beginners as well as a practice enhancer for more experienced yogis. Each class session includes clear instruction, alignment-based movement and breath work. You are encouraged to practice the yoga poses at your own level of comfort, and to rest whenever necessary. Thurs, Sept 24-Dec 3, (no class 11/26) 6-7:15 p.m. Instructor: Heidi Fischer. (12.5 HRs)
This course focuses on patient assessment that includes the musculo-skeletal system, body diaphragms, craniosacral rhythm and cranial membranes, as well as recognizing patterns of restriction. Techniques are taught for joint unwinding, muscle and ligament release, and myofascial trains recognition. You may immediately incorporate your new skills in your practice, continue on to more advanced study in Levels 2 and 3, as well as pursue the Craniosacral Certificate of Competency. Sept 25-27, 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)
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. 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 fresh vital energy. Step more fully into your embodiment of the heart of a healer. Sat-Sun, Sept 26-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Deborah Zucker. (13 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Talking to people and telling them to change their thinking is simply no longer state-of-the-art treatment. A growing body of scientific research and literature, especially in the field of trauma, recognizes that the dysregulation of affect and disruptions in mood and thought are driven by the body – more specifically by disturbances in the body’s bioenergetic patterns. In this hands-on workshop you will learn simple yet profound client-centered tools that combine cognitive interventions with physical interventions derived from acupuncture, yoga, and other ancient systems of healing. Collectively, these methods are known as Energy Psychology. In this Level 1 workshop you will learn simple, yet profound client-centered tools that combine physical interventions - derived from acupuncture, yoga, and other ancient systems of healing - with cognitive interventions. Saturday, September 26th - Sunday, September 27th, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff. (12 CEUs)
This final course in the Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Certificate Program will draw upon the combined knowledge acquired in the previous seven courses. Those who have successfully completed all seven classes in the program, along with required homework assignments, may register for this “certificate prep” self study course.
Instructor: Jimm Harrison
Prerequisites: Complete all seven courses in the program
Curious about meditation? Now substantiated by modern science, the age-old practice of meditation can help you feel, sleep and cope better, while improving self-esteem and renewing enthusiasm for personal and work life. Please join us for an interactive and informative evening to learn what Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is all about. Tues, Sept 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor: Eliza Morton.
In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Hopefully, you’ve learned how to manage the taxes. Now it’s time to explore how to manage death. Why wait until you are in a crisis before looking at the end of life? This workshop explores the end of life, the dying process and death - answering the many questions we are often too afraid to ask. Once we reframe death as a natural part of life, we can allay our fears and fully embrace life. Whether you are a health care practitioner, chaplain, retiree or caregiver, this workshop will provide you with skills to help your patients, your loved ones or yourself at the end of life. Sat, Oct 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Kriss Kevorkian. (7.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Are you uncomfortable and tired in crowds? Easily affected by others’ emotions? Feel drained, in pain or suffer burnout? If so, you need to develop and maintain strong intuitive energetic boundaries. That requires learning how your intuition works and how to identify set points, or baselines, for your physical and energetic bodies. In this seminar you will how to set those baselines, determine when energetic imbalances occur, and how to correct and maintain them. Sat, Oct 3, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Instructor: Robyn M. Fritz, MA, MBA. (6.5 CEUs, PDAs)
As a health practitioner do you work with clients who chronically diet, struggle with their weight, harbor body shame, and/or have disordered eating? Are you looking for effective ways to help them move toward body respect and acceptance? The Health At Every Size® perspective can be both an ethical and effective approach to each of these issues. Learn and experience the importance of exploring your own attitudes around weight, health, and body image in order to effectively engage clients around their body image concerns. Sat, Oct 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Angela Pham. (6 CEUs, CPEUs)
Talking to people and telling them to change their thinking is simply no longer state-of-the-art treatment. A growing body of scientific research and literature, especially in the field of trauma, recognizes that the dysregulation of affect and disruptions in mood and thought are driven by the body – more specifically by disturbances in the body’s bioenergetic patterns. In this hands-on workshop you will learn simple yet profound client-centered tools that combine cognitive interventions with physical interventions derived from acupuncture, yoga, and other ancient systems of healing. Collectively, these methods are known as Energy Psychology. In this Level 1 workshop you will learn simple, yet profound client-centered tools that combine physical interventions - derived from acupuncture, yoga, and other ancient systems of healing - with cognitive interventions. Jan 29-30, Fri 1-8 p.m. and Sat, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff. (12 CEUs)
For those who have completed Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology – Level 1, this workshop will support the integration of material learned in the weekend seminar. This one-day workshop is highly experiential. Participants will take turns as client or practitioner with observation by senior practitioners and other class members. Following each practice session there will be debriefs of the work and time for fine tuning the skills taught in the Level 1 workshop. In addition to the practice sessions there will be more detail provided on other meridian therapies, the psychological correlates associated with the 14 meridian pathways, other standardized meridian sequences, and developing self-care routines.
Sun, Jan 31, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff. (6 CEUs)
Those who have completed the Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology Level 1 can continue their training to learn advanced applications of the six-step CEP model. Learn how to customize treatment sequences so that your clients’ positive outcomes are maximized. You will refine techniques to work with the acupuncture meridians, as well as integrate with the treatment models used with chakra and biofield systems interventions. Additionally, learn how to use CEP for building positive states and for practitioner self care. April 22-23, Fri, 1-8 p.m. and Sat, 9:30-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff. (12 CEUs)
For those who have completed Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology – Level 2, this workshop will support the integration of material learned in the weekend seminar. This one-day workshop is highly experiential. Participants will take turns as client or practitioner with observation by senior practitioners and other class members. Following each practice session there will be debriefs of the work, and time for fine tuning the skills taught in the Level 2 seminar.
In addition to the practice sessions, there will be more detail provided on chakras and biofield interventions and other meridian therapies, the psychological correlates associated with the 14 meridian pathways and seven main chakras, other standardized meridian sequences, and further development of self-care routines. You will also be introduced to surrogate muscle testing and practice this new skill set. April 24, Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff. (6 CEUs)
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.