Continuing Education Course Calendar
This class covers a range of observation and interviewing skills. These skills include observation of behavior, listening, objective questioning, appropriate boundary setting and motivational interviewing. It will be presented from the context of Ayurvedic psychological assessment. The course will cover the Ayurvedic concept of structure and function of mind. Fri, May 6, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sat & Sun, May 7-8, 8:00am-6:00pm. Instructor :Vivek Shanbhag (17 CEUs)
This 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. Fri, May 13, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Sat & Sun, May 14-15, 9:30am-5:30pm. Instructor: Jimm Harrison (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
On average we take 24,000 breaths per day. Breathing, one of the most essential of our body’s functions, holds the key to establishing health and wellness. Through functional breathing we can often restore balance to the entire body and mind. Breath retraining has been shown to efficiently and safely reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, regulate hormones, create mental alertness, help with focus, as well as decrease stress. Sat, May 14, 9:00am-4:00pm. Instructor: Brad Lichtenstein (5.5 CEUs, PDAs)
Are you ready to get an edge in the world, to be your best self at home and at work? Then come learn how to tap and use your intuition. You’ll learn what intuition is and how it works, and how to use it to support personal and business decision making and obtain spiritual and practical insight. You will learn how to confidently identify and use your unique intuitive ability to lead a fulfilling life. Sat, May 14, 10:00am-6:00pm. Instructor: Robyn M. Fritz (6.5 CEUs, PDAs)
Are you uncomfortable and tired in crowds, easily affected by others’ emotions, and come home drained, in pain, or even suffering job 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 to determine when energetic imbalances occur and how to correct and maintain them. Sun, May 15, 10:00am-5:00pm. Instructor: Robyn M. Fritz (6.5 CEUs, PDAs)
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. Fri, May 20, 1:00pm-8:30pm, Sat & Sun, May 21-22, 8:00am-5:00pm. Instructors: Nancy Witt and Einat Arian (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Has your get up and go got up and left? Coffee doesn't seem to do it anymore? Need more energy to get everything done? Natural energy enhancement can give more energy and restore a positive attitude. Find out how herbs and other selected natural treatments can prevent chronic exhaustion from robbing the enthusiasm and happiness from our lives. Sat, May 21, 9:00am-4:00pm. Instructor: KP Khalsa (5.5 HRs)
Gas, constipation, and heartburn probably aren’t your idea of pleasant conversation topics, but they become important pretty quick if they are making you miserable. Digestion is one of those things you’d rather not think about if you don’t have to—sight unseen sounds better than a tour of your colon. Sure, food and diet are important, but we are just as interested in what comes out of the human body as what goes in. If food doesn’t get properly digested, it hardly matters what you put in your mouth. Want faultless digestion? Learn some simple herbs and following a few basic lifestyle rules. And if some troubles do come your way, some effortless and effective natural remedies can put you right in no time. Sun, May 22, 9:00am-4:00pm. Instructor: KP Khalsa (5.5 HRs)
A cross-disciplinary group of experts will have a conversation at this Bastyr University Integrated Case Conference. The program is FREE, and open to health practitioners and the general public. Mon, May 23, 6:00pm-7:30pm (1.5 CEUs, CMEs)
This class will explore Ayurvedic assessment skills for delving into multi-faceted examination, including interview and communication techniques, physical exam, lifestyle assessment, developing a protocol and client adherence issues. Fri, June 3, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sat & Sun, June 4-5, 8:00am-6:00pm. Instructor: Vivek Shanbhag (17 CEUs)
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 term class has a special focus on anatomy relating to acupressure and acupuncture points. Sat & Sun, June 4-5, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Instructor: Rebecca Love (6 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
The face can reveal our personal history, personality traits and even our emotional struggles. Knowing how to read the faces of people in our lives – family, friends, patients or colleagues – can offer us valuable information to enrich our relationships. Knowing how to read our own facial features can help us better understand ourselves. Sat & Sun, June 4 - 5, 10:00am - 4:00pm Instructor: Jennifer Labbienti (10 CEUs, CMEs, PDAs)
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 4, 9:30am-2:00pm. Instructor: Mickey Trescott (3 HRs)
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 5, 9:30am-2:00pm. Instructor: Mickey Trescott (3 HRs)
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. Fri, June 10, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Sat & Sun, June 11-12, 9:30am-5:30pm. Instructor: Jimm Harrison (17 CEUs, PDAs, CME's)
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. Fri, June 10, 1:00pm-8:30pm, Sat & Sun, June 11-12, 8:00am-5:00pm (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs). Instructors: Nancy Witt and Einat Arian (21 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
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. Sun, June 11, 9:30am-5:30pm. Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff (6 CEUs)
Mindful medicine teaches and explores the idea of the “healer healing thyself” as being a key ingredient to better assist in the healing process of others. Within mindful medicine we use tools to help access the various aspects of an individual; the mind, body, and emotional well-being, to bring greater awareness of all the different dynamics occurring within the provider and patient relationship. Sat & Sun, June 11-12, 9:00am-5:30pm. Instructors: Seanna Sifflet and Brady Ovson (14 CEUs)
Do your patients want to both look and feel younger? Do they want to slow down the signs of aging naturally? With this highly effective method of Facial Rejuvenation, one can simultaneously benefit a person's appearance and overall health. Fri, June 17, 12:00pm-7:00pm, Sat, June 18, 9:00am-6:00pm, Sun, June 19, 9:00am-5:30pm. Instructor: Virginia Doran (20.5 CEUs, PDAs)
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. The course will include instruction on how to charge for essential oil products and services. Fri, July 8, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Sat & Sun, July 9-10, 9:30am-5:30pm. Instructor: Jimm Harrison (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Are you looking for a simple, effective way to bring sound therapy into your practice and life? This interactive training covers information about relaxation and stress reduction through the application of pairs of tuning forks held at the ears. These techniques are easy to learn and use, have rapid and repeatable effects (some protocols take only three minutes), and are complementary to any other health care modality. Health practitioners may incorporate into their client treatments, as well as use for self-care. The general public may use these techniques with family members or for benefit to their own health. Sat-Sun, July 16 -17, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructors: Arden Wilken and Cheryl Barker Sambrano. (14 PDAs, CEUs)
Taught by registered dietitian Kory DeAngelo, MS RDN CD, Details a whole foods approach to anti-inflammatory eating for improved health. Kory will present a nutrition lesson describing the components of the elimination diet, and how to eat to re-boot wellness. Recipes will also be demonstrated for nourishing, simple, plant-based eating for improved digestion. This lecture is intended to encourage a mindful self-exploration on how your body responds to reducing common food intolerances in the diet and begin new and sustainable habits.
Class is 10am – 1pm on Saturday, July 23rd at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Fremont.
Explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils for the physical and emotional health, as well as protection of the human body. Fri, July 29, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Sat & Sun, July 30-31, 9:30am-5:30pm. Instructor: Jimm Harrison (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
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, July 30-31, 9:00am-6:00pm. Instructor: Kelly Clancy (15 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Hypnotherapy is becoming ever more popular. More and more people are turning to hypnotherapy because they know the importance of the body-mind-spirit connection in all areas of healing and self-improvement.
Hypnotherapy and its accompanying healing protocols are rapid and effective approaches to understanding and modifying perceptions, beliefs, communication and behavior, as well
as accelerating self-awareness and change.
The protocols can be applied for healing the physical body,
as well as all other areas of life.
This 42-hour, hybrid professional training course provides both online and face-to-face education and training in theoretical and clinical application of biofeedback. A variety of modalities / instrumentation be explored and demonstrated, such as:
Galvanic skin response (GSR)
Thermal, respiration and heart rate variability and respiration biofeedback.
Several adjunctive, mind-body interventions will be introduced, such as mindfulness/meditation training, progressive muscles relaxation breathwork, autogenic training, and guided imagery/visualization.
The online, home-study portion of this course covers biofeedback history, theory, and clinical applications, while the 3-day, in-person sessions focus on hands-on, experiential learning using biofeedback software and equipment. Prior to the first live classroom sessions, participants receive a study guide of videos and texts to study at their own pace. Online assessments of preparatory material must be completed prior to first day of class. Participants have one month to complete the online portion of the course, which concludes with a final exam.
This course is accredited to provide 42 hours of education to fulfill the didactic requirement toward Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) certification in general biofeedback.
Breema is a practical, truly holistic approach to becoming present by unifying body, mind and feelings. It consists of two body-based components—Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises—and nine universal principles. Practiced fully clothed on a comfortably padded floor, Breema uses natural rhythmic movements that are both nurturing and energizing. Practicing Breema and its principles invites a receptive mind, supportive feelings and a vital body. The workshop is appropriate for health practitioners wishing to apply what they learn with their patients, the public wishing to practice with family members, and anyone wishing to enhance their own self-care. September 24 & 25, Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Instructor: Jon Schreiber. (10 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Hypnotherapy is becoming ever more popular. More and more people are turning to hypnotherapy because they know the importance of the body-mind-spirit connection in all areas of healing and self-improvement. Hypnotherapy and it's accompanying healing protocols are rapid and effective approaches to understanding and modifying perceptions, beliefs, communication and behavior as well as accelerating self-awareness and change. The protocols can be applied for healing the physical body, as well as all other areas of life.
Holidays can be a time of great joy or sorrow. The media tells us it’s a time to spend with family and loved ones. When you’ve lost a loved one on or close to a holiday, you’ve got a sad reminder each year of that event. For some, the issue might not be the death of a loved one but a traumatic experience that occurred on a holiday such as a fire, or tragic accident on July 4th.
How do we cope with those losses? How do we express our grief so that others will respect our wishes for celebrating the holiday or not?
Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 am - 1:00pm (4 CEUs)
Instructor: Kriss A. Kevorkian, PhD, MSW
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.