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Continuing Education Course Calendar

Jan
31
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

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. This class will 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. Jan 31-Feb 1, Mar 1, Mar 14-15, Apr 11 (Sat and Sun, and Sun-only, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) Instructor: Guan Cheng-Sun. (42 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Feb
06
Friday, 2015
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.
Feb 6-8 (Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Jimm Harrison.
(17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Feb
06
Friday, 2015
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. Feb 6-8 (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)

Feb
07
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

This seminar provides the basic training on the Six Systems of the Balance Method using demonstrations and practical experiences, needling and case studies. The Six Systems are based on Ba Gua relationships, as well as the Chinese Clock. The essential groundwork for treating all internal and external diseases, the systems are rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing meridians. The systems contain logical processes for determination of the meridians to needle and an easy-to-use dynamic format to outline the treatment. You will be able to apply the concepts immediately in practice and develop effective treatments. Designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners. Those who have attended Dr. Tan’s Clinical Wonders of Acupuncture seminar will want to take this seminar as well due to the added material that has enriched the curriculum. Feb 7-8 (Sat and Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Instructor: Richard Tan. (13 CEUs, PDAs)

Feb
08
Sunday, 2015
Continuing Education

A generation ago, baby boomers brought back home births. Recent decades have seen a resurgence in families providing end-of-life care to loved ones through home hospice. As a natural extension, upon the death of a loved one more families are choosing to care for the body in the home which is called a home funeral vigil. This seminar will take you on the journey of a home funeral vigil, as well as explore the green burial options. Sun, Feb 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Char Barrett. (6 CEUs)

Feb
19
Thursday, 2015
Continuing Education

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, Feb19, 6:30-9 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)

Feb
20
Friday, 2015
Continuing Education

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.
Feb 20-22 (Fri 1-8:30 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Instructors: Nancy Witt and/or Einat Arian.
(21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Feb
21
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Ayurveda is not only a science of life, it is an ancient art of clinical diagnosis.
Vyadhi kshamatva (literally disease tolerance or immunity) and roga pratikaratva (the process of fighting against disease) is governed by ojas, tejas and prana. This seminar will cover the concept of disease in Ayurveda, the classification of diseases and the special category of immunological autoimmune disorders. Immunological and autoimmune disorders with special reference to Ayurveda will include practical demonstrations of clinical assessment of the prakruti vikruti paradigm along with evaluation of an individual’s ojas, tejas and prana so that one can detect the future possibility of autoimmune disorders in an individual. Feb 21-22 (Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Instructor: Vasant Lad. (10 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Feb
21
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

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, Feb 21-22, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)

Feb
21
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Brain disorders are some of the most confounding conditions seen in clinical practice. In the U.S. migraines and epilepsy are among the most common disorders for which people seek neurological consultation. Although most patients turn to conventional medicine for these two conditions, they frequently find that long-term medical treatment leaves them less than satisfied. Khalsa will review the clinical details and herbal medicine strategies for short term and long term care of these conditions. Sat, Feb 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: KP Khalsa. (5.5 CEUs & PDAs)

Feb
22
Sunday, 2015
Continuing Education

Headache, nosebleed, sports injuries, day-to-day trauma, and the flu are facts of life. Natural medicine techniques can do wonders to bring fast healing and relief for many acute conditions. Sun, Feb 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: KP Khalsa. (5.5 CEUs, PDAs)

Feb
27
Friday, 2015
Continuing Education

Fine tune your skills in the creative art and science of blending essential oils, and enhance your therapeutic results with their accurate application. Feb 27-Mar 1 (Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Feb
28
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Proper nutrition not only feeds the body, but it feeds the mind. For thousands of years, Chinese nutrition has been used to help people heal by alleviating the five yin emotions and their related physical ailments through proper nourishment. This seminar will teach you how provide your patients practical and effective dietary and nutrition advice to help them heal naturally, from the inside out. Sat, Feb 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Heather Lounsbury. (6.5 CEUs, PDAs, CPEUs)

Feb
28
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

By focusing on the mind/body connection that hypnotherapy offers, you can assist clients in discovering the root cause of unwanted behaviors, resolving inner conflict, receiving wisdom from the subconscious mind, and making better life choices. 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 compulsive and self-sabotaging behaviors, blocks to progress, indecision, abuse, closure, and so much more. Sat-Sun, Feb 28-Mar 1, March 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructors: Mary Lee Labay and Susan Fields. (50 CEUs, CMEs)

Mar
07
Saturday, 2015
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. The class is offered in fall, winter and spring terms. The winter class focuses on anatomy relating to acupressure and acupuncture points
Sat-Sun, Mar 7-8, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Becky Love, DVM. (6 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Mar
07
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Do you feel like you spend so much time caring for others that you are left with no time to care for yourself? Much in the same way that airlines tell you to “put the oxygen mask on yourself first,” self care is essential to our well being which in turn is essential to those we’re caring for. This class is tailored to people who are entrusted with the care of another - whether as health care providers, parents, teachers, children caring for aging parents, or spouses caring for disabled partners. It addresses the reality that many caregivers are so good at caring for others, but often fall short in caring for themselves. This experiential workshop is designed for that caregiver. Sat, Mar 7, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Ada-Reva Spae. (7 CEUs)

Mar
07
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Learn the tools to assess and treat peripheral vertigo. The National Institute of Health reports dizziness/vertigo to be among the most common complaint for an office visit, right behind headache and back pain. Understanding methods to diagnose peripheral vertigo and provide treatment options will allow you to quickly and painlessly get people feeling better and able to move on with their lives. Sat, Mar 7, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Instructor: Sandy Ellis. (5.5 CEUs)

Mar
14
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Give your friends and family the gift of relaxing massage. Anyone can learn the basic massage strokes to relieve aching muscles, relax a tense body, or just offer comfort. Sat, Mar 14, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Sue Russell. (6.5 HRs)

Mar
20
Friday, 2015
Continuing Education

Explore the many effects essential oils have on health and well-being through inhalation and interaction with the olfactory and limbic systems. Mar 20-22 (Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Mar
21
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Journey into the ethnomedical healing practices of the Manchu-Tungus groups of Southeastern Siberia who gave the word “shaman” to the world. Viewing the human condition from a multidimensional and ecological perspective we’ll explore where Eastern and Western models of alternative healing overlap and where they diverge within the context of pre-technical medicine. Alternative medical practitioners will discover that many of the bioenergetic systems of tribal medicine are similar in practice and theory but expand on the concept of an animistic approach in assessing disease and disorder in their clients. These concepts can be applied when addressing the causes, symptoms or presenting problems of an individual through a more holistic and ecological approach. Sat-Sun, Mar 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Jan Van Ysslestyne. (11 CEUs, CMEs)

Mar
22
Sunday, 2015
Continuing Education

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one (or two) cause of death each year in the U.S. Three main contributors to CVD are hypertension, high cholesterol/triglycerides, and type II diabetes. Is it possible that drugs offered for one disease set the patient up for one of the others? Sun, Mar 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Christie Fleetwood. (5.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Mar
24
Tuesday, 2015
Continuing Education

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, March 24, 6-9 p.m. (2 CEUs)
FREE - Pre-registration required

Mar
27
Friday, 2015
Continuing Education

Are you ready to add a weight management program and/or group hypnotherapy to your practice? Perhaps you are a new hypnotherapist who wants to confidently help individuals with weight issues or are ready to add a group weight management program to your existing hypnotherapy practice. This seminar is designed for new and practicing hypnotherapists. Mar 27-29 (Fri 4-9 p.m., Sat and Sun 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) Instructor: Kate Wells. (24 CEUs, CMEs)

Mar
31
Tuesday, 2015
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

Mar
31
Tuesday, 2015
Continuing Education

The Certificate Program includes completion of all three craniosacral courses (Levels 1-3), and requires that you attend supervised practice sessions, participate in two-way trades with sequential SOAP charting, conduct client craniosacral sessions with a variety of clients, receive personal treatment sessions from certified instructors or practitioners, and pass both the practical and written exams.

You can technically complete the Certificate Program within a 12-month period. However, you need to take into consideration your ability to not only fulfill the requirements but also master the subtle skills necessary to achieve excellence in craniosacral therapy (CST). In order to optimize your skill development, it is recommended (although not required) that you complete the program within three years of registering. Once you register, an instructor/mentor will be assigned to guide you through the process (either Nancy Witt, PT, MSW, CST-D or Einat Arian, ND, PhD, CST-D).

Apr
02
Thursday, 2015
Continuing Education

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. Thursdays, Thurs, April 2-June 4, 6-7:15 p.m. Instructor: Heidi Fischer. (12.5 HRs)

Apr
06
Monday, 2015
Continuing Education

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. Iyengar Yoga Fundamentals is for experienced beginners and intermediate students. Mon,
April 6-June 15, 6-7:15 p.m. (skip 5/25). Instructor: Fred Dowd. (12.5 HRs)

Apr
07
Tuesday, 2015
Continuing Education & Community Education

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, April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eliza Morton.
(FREE - Pre-registration required),
(2 CEUs, CMEs)

Apr
09
Thursday, 2015
Continuing Education

What does tomato paste, frankincense essential oil, and astaxanthin extract have in common? Scientific research has shown they all can prevent and reverse UV induced skin damage, skin cancers and photo-aging. Discover natural alternatives to commercial sunscreens and anti-aging skin products. Thurs, April 9, 6-9 p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (2.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Apr
10
Friday, 2015
Continuing Education & Community Education

Essential oils are nature’s powerful healing tools from plants around the globe. Explore their holistic and therapeutic function in complimentary health; cosmetic and beauty treatments; quality control issues; and best practices in developing formulations for professional and personal use.
April 10-12 (Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) Instructor: Jimm Harrison.
(17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Apr
10
Friday, 2015
Continuing Education

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.
April 10-12 (Fri 1-8:30 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Instructors: Nancy Witt and/or Einat Arian.
(21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Apr
11
Saturday, 2015
Continuing 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. Sat and Sun, April 11-12 and May 2-3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructors: Mary Lee LaBay and Susan Lee Fields. (50 CEUs, CMEs)

Apr
15
Wednesday, 2015
Continuing Education & Community Education

Are you tapping the compass, unable to locate true North and just not knowing which direction to take? Do you have a track record of self-doubt, indecision or poor judgment? Searching for clarity and courage? Then now is the time to shift your orientation to life by developing trust in your intuition and living in a way that authentically nourishes you. Discover how to source from within to achieve the connection and comfort you crave, enjoy self-discovery and experience body-mind-soul healing benefits through spiritually fulfilling explorations. Wed, April 15, 22 and 29, 6:30-9 p.m.
Instructor: Lauren Nalder
(7 CEUs)

Apr
18
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

Are you ready to receive the knowledge you seek for physical, emotional and spiritual health? Direct the power of your mind to bring valuable information into consciousness as you explore energetic terrain and connect with your client’s inner health. Learn to reveal patterns of injury and unresolved issues that keep one bound in a state of “dis-ease.” Discover how to release traumatic imprints, boost vitality, and activate your client’s innate ability to heal. Sat-Sun, April 18-19, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)

May
01
Friday, 2015
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 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)

May
03
Sunday, 2015
Continuing Education

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)

May
14
Thursday, 2015
Continuing Education

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)

May
16
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

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)

May
16
Saturday, 2015
Continuing Education

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)

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. 

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