Continuing Education Course Calendar
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
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).
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
By definition, homeopathy is the path of healing that works with the observation that “like heals like.” The goal is to find a single remedy that covers the whole symptom picture as revealed through the mind, body and spirit of a person. How that remedy is identified is a challenge! We have some very seasoned homeopaths right here in the Northwest, all of whom have been practicing homeopathy for over 20 years. They gather together to show their experience and insights through four different perspectives to find the holy grail: that one remedy that sets everything right. Appropriate for students of homeopathy as well as experienced homeopaths. Sat, April 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructors: Krista Heron, Stephen King, Nancy Mercer and Steven Olsen. (6.5 CEUs)
Mindfulness is the art and science of paying attention, of listening to ourselves and the world around us, of learning "to be intimate with all things" as Zen master Dogen put it. Meditation can help you feel, sleep and cope better while improving self-esteem and renewing enthusiasm for life and work. You will learn to cultivate non-judgmental awareness in day-to-day life and develop the potential to experience each moment - no matter how difficult - with greater serenity and clarity. Appropriate for those who are learning meditation for the first time, or merely wish to continue to develop their skills. Tues, April 14-June 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sun, May 31, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Eliza Morton. (22 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
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
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)
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, April 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Eric Raymond Buckley. (14 PDAs)
67% of American's and their pets are currently obese or overweight! The projection is that those numbers will only continue to rise. Clearly conventional treatments don't work. What might work better? In this practical seminar we will specifically underscore why a successful weight management program must be individually tailored to each person, their body, and their brain. It must take into account a person's personal history, nutritional needs, and the current, ever-changing state of their brain and body's ability to effectively regulate stress and arousal. Sat, April 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Mark Brady. (5.5 CEUs, CMEs)
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.