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Continuing Education Course Calendar

Apr
19
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

Cannabis has been used since antiquity for a range of therapeutic purposes. The current phenomenon of medical Cannabis use in the U.S. is not well supported by current scientific clinical research due to the legal restrictions of Schedule I status. Regardless, patients are accessing this plant medicine and clinicians are compelled to complete their knowledge base with regard to interaction with patients.
April 19, Sat, 8:30a.m.-5p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Sexton, ND, BS.
(7 CEUs, CMEs)

Apr
26
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

The gluten-free diet (GFD) is now a multi-billion dollar industry gaining in popularity with the general public. Gluten sensitivity is a controversial subject, where patients who have neither celiac disease (CD) nor wheat allergy have varying degrees of symptomatic improvement on the GFD. Dive deeper into the world of gluten for your own health or the health of your patients.
April 26, Sat, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Instructor: Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACB.
(6.5 CEUs, CMEs, CPEUs)

Apr
26
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

Fine tune your skills diagnosing and treating trauma with Chinese medicine. We will discuss the heart/kidney axis as the physiological foundation of stability and how to restore integrity to this most important relationship.
April 26-27, Sat-Sun, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Instructor: Lonny Jarrett, MAc, MS, FNAAOM.
(13 CEUs, PDAs, CPEUs)

Apr
28
Monday, 2014
Continuing Education

Zero Balancing (ZB) is an innovative, holistic and powerful manual therapy for integrating the body’s energy and structure. ZB mobilizes held energy at the bone layer thus releasing held tensions in the more superficial tissues and layers of the body/mind and throughout the entire system. Zero Balancing helps one feel stable, grounded, clear, connected, happy, relaxed, energized, youthful, and oneself at a deeper level.
April 28, Mon, 6:30-8:30p.m.
Instructor: Michael Oruch, MFA.
(FREE – Pre-registration required)

Apr
30
Wednesday, 2014
Continuing Education

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.
Self Study
Instructor: Jimm Harrison
Prerequisites: Complete all seven courses in the program

May
03
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

Discover the balancing and healing power of Bach-Flower Therapy which has been used worldwide for over 80 years. Learn how to reduce stress in your life and help friends, family and even pets to live a happier and more fulfilled life. Bach-Flower Therapy is a safe, non-invasive, side-effect-free healing modality that is based on 38 wild flower essences for transforming blocked emotions and thought patterns, which can manifest as physical symptoms, illness and disease. The essences gently restore the harmony among body, mind and spirit by transforming emotional and mental imbalances (such as fear, worry, hopelessness, indecision, anger, or lack of self-esteem) so that the body is free to heal itself.
May 3-4, Sat-Sun, 9a.m.-4:15p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Berman, HP, Health Consultant & Counselor.
(12 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

May
03
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

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.
May 3-4, Sat & Sun, 1:30-4:30p.m.
Instructor: Becky Love, DVM.
(6 CEUs)

May
03
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

Research has shown that the main factor leading to successful clinical outcomes is the therapeutic relationship. The primary tool we have toward developing that relationship is ourselves. The challenge is in deciding whether or how much of ourselves to bring to any given therapeutic moment.
May 3, Sat, 9a.m.-4:30p.m.
Instructor: Michael Kahn, LPC, JD.
(6 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

May
03
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

The Washington Homeopathy Association in conjunction with Bastyr University present an informative case conference with four very talented homeopaths from the Pacific Northwest. Learn from them and leave inspired by the healing power of homeopathy.
May 3, Sat, 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Instructors: Doug Brown, Krista Heron, Steve Olsen, Lucy Vaughters.
(7 CEUs)

May
04
Sunday, 2014
Continuing Education

Grief and loss are common therapeutic themes even though not always identified as such, particularly when non-death related. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and her five stages were long held up as the standard model for working through grief and loss. Fortunately, “one size fits all” models no longer are the standard.
May 4, Sun, 9a.m.-4:30p.m.
Michael Kahn, LPC, JD.
(6 CEUs, CMEs)

May
04
Sunday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

Mayan medicine men and women speak of the powerful healing that is available to us from the Stone World. The collective consciousness of the Stone People holds ancient knowledge and ancestral wisdom that can inform and guide us. In this seminar you will work with stones to connect and communicate with these beings, and discover the messages they have to share. You will also learn to work with stones as a method of healing - tracking and clearing toxic emotional debris.
May 4, Sun, 9a.m.-6p.m.
Instructor: Lauren Nalder, BSc.
(8 CEUs)

May
09
Friday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

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 9-11: Fri, 4-8p.m. - Sat & Sun, 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist & Certified Aromatherapist.
(17 CEUs, PDAs & CMEs)

May
09
Friday, 2014
Continuing Education

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 9-11: Fri, 1-8:30p.m. - Sat & Sun, 8a.m.-5p.m.
Instructors: Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D and Nancy Witt, PT, MSW, CST-D.
(23 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

May
17
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

By focusing on the mind/body connection that hypnotherapy offers, you can assist in healing pain, trauma, emotional discomfort, and more. Whether you wish to add hypnotherapy to an already thriving health practice or start a new career, the knowledge and skills learned in this course will empower you to facilitate lasting change and healing for your clients suffering from back pain, migraines, sports injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood or sexual abuse, phobias and fears, and so much more.
May 17-18 and June 7-8, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Instructor: Mary Lee LaBay, PhD.
(50 CEUs, CMEs)

May
17
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

This seminar examines how to apply the new approach that combines Taoist unity of opposites and recent research in clinical and social psychology, to create and maintain physical health, interpersonal harmony and emotional well being.
May 17, Sat, 10a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Instructor: Key Sun, PhD.
(5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

May
18
Sunday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

Discover a doorway to the Divine and develop methods to deliver delicious healing in your life. Infuse yourself with the wisdom and wonder of nature, and establish new patterns of relationship and possibility in your world. You will connect with the larger rhythms and energies of life - calling forth balance and wholeness within yourself, with one another, and with the world.
May 18, Sun, 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Instructor: Lauren Nalder, BSc.
(8 CEUs)

May
31
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

As more health care practices attempt to bring integrative collaboration into their settings, practitioners from different disciplines are challenged with negotiating across divides involving treatment plans and conflicting approaches. In this seminar the experimental model of a Multidisciplinary Healing Circle will be operationalized with a real-life working demonstration that includes a cross-disciplinary group of health professionals and a patient volunteer.
May 31, Sat, 9a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Instructor: Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP.
(6.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

May
31
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

Hone your existing skills and learn new techniques in naturopathic spinal and upper extremity manipulation. This seminar is designed to improve your skills with hands-on instruction from two seasoned doctors with over 34 years combined naturopathic manipulation skills.
May 31, Sat, 8a.m. - 5p.m.
Instructors: Dean Neary, ND, & Doug White, ND.
(7.5 CEUs)

Jun
06
Friday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

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 6-8: Fri, 4-8p.m. - Sat & Sun, 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Instructor: Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist & Certified Aromatherapist.
(17 CEUs, PDAs)

Jun
07
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

Esoteric Acupuncture is more than just another form of acupuncture treatment. It defines a “way of life.” This way of life emphasizes the awakening and expansion of our spiritual center. Learn the basic theories and principles of Esoteric Acupuncture, which include the chakra system and sacred geometry. And, explore how these systems are incorporated into the traditional Chinese acupuncture system and the Chinese Five Element Theory.
June 7-8, Sat-Sun, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Instructor: Mikio Sankey, PhD, LAc.
(13 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Jun
13
Friday, 2014
Continuing Education

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 13-15: Fri, 1-8:30p.m. - Sat & Sun, 8a.m.-5p.m.
Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D and Nancy Witt, PT, MSW, CST-D.
(23 CEUs, PDAs)

Jun
21
Saturday, 2014
Continuing Education

This seminar presents the most recent advances in the utilization of ear reflex points for the alleviation of pain, addiction and stress-related disorders. It provides fundamental knowledge of somatopic correspondence of the physical body to the inverted fetus pattern represented on the external ear, as well as treatment protocols for these disorders.
June 21-22: Sat, 8a.m.-5p.m. - Sun, 8a.m.-2p.m.
Instructor: Thomas Corbin, LAc, PA, PhD.
(11 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Jun
27
Friday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

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 27-29: Fri, 4-8p.m. - Sat & Sun, 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Instructor: Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist & Certified Aromatherapist.
(17 CEUs, PDAs)

Jul
11
Friday, 2014
Continuing Education & Community Education

Explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils for the physical and emotional health and protection of the human body.
July 11-13: Fri, 4-8p.m. - Sat & Sun, 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
Instructor: Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist & Certified Aromatherapist.
(17 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. 

See public course list