Continuing Education Course Calendar
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)
This basic cadaver anatomy class has been customized for Skagit Valley College students in Matt Picha’s class.
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)
This basic cadaver anatomy class has been customized for Education Conspiracy students in Rebecca Leone’s class.
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 19, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Fred Russo. (7 PDAs)
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, ND. (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)
Would you like to know how to use homeopathy at home to treat minor illnesses and injuries that don’t warrant a trip to the doctor’s office? This workshop is for you. You don’t have to be an expert in medicine to use simple homeopathy - just a good observer of the symptoms you see in front of you. It is a safe, gentle and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve overall health. Sun, Sept 27, 1-5 p.m. Instructors: Patricia Kay, Tammy Johnson, Joleen Kelleher, Monique Arsenault. (3.75 HRs)
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)
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. Sat and Sun, Oct 3-4, Oct 10-11 and Nov 14-15, 8 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Instructors: Mary Lee LaBay and Susan Lee Fields. (100 CEUs, CMEs)
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, Oct 5- Dec 7, 6-7:15 p.m. (No class 11/11) Instructor: Fred Dowd. (12.5 HRs)
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 one’s personal and work life. 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 wish to continue to develop their skills. Oct. 6-Nov. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sat, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Eliza Morton. (22 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Learn how to understand and treat the roots and branches of addiction caused by trauma. Trauma does not reside in the past event(s) that caused it, but is stored in the body and can be expressed in many ways including addiction. Learn how to discharge the residual effects of trauma and stabilize the nervous system, paving the way for your clients to live a recovered life. Sat and Sun, Oct 10-11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: André Zitcer. (15 PDAs, CEUs)
We are a nation of tired people. Fatigue is the most common presenting symptom in any medical practice. Discover how natural energy enhancement can give you and your patients more energy, and restore a positive attitude toward daily activities. Explore how herbs and other selected natural treatments can prevent chronic exhaustion from robbing the enthusiasm and happiness from our lives. Sat, Oct 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: KP Khalsa. (5.5 CEUs & PDAs)
Vitamin D is the health breakthrough of the century. Amazing new research has been emerging over the last two years, linking vitamin D to dramatic cures for many of the chronic diseases in the U.S. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with over 50 diseases - fibromyalgia, cancer, colds, flu, arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, migraines, PMS, and winter depression to name a few. We will discuss on why vitamin D deficiency is suddenly in epidemic proportion, why people in the Seattle area have almost none of indispensable vitamin D in their bodies, and what we can do about it. Sun, Oct 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: KP Khalsa. (5.5 CEUs & PDAs)
How is the health of your subtle body? Considering the vital role our subtle body plays in the well-being of our body, mind and energy, too few of us are empowered with the tools to improve it. Tulku Lobsang, doctor of Tibetan Medicine and Tantrayana Buddhist Master, shares powerful perspectives on how you can release physical and mental blockages, taking your health and happiness to a new level. This lecture will provide a deeply meaningful perspective on the Tibetan approach to attaining a healthy body, balanced mind and open heart. It will offer the context behind why practices to care for the subtle body are so important. Thurs, Oct 15, 7-9 p.m. Instructor: Tulku Lobsang. (2 CEUs)
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, Oct 17-18, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)
We all have cultural biases - it is the nature of being human. But in order to provide excellent care, it is imperative that health practitioners become aware of their own cultural biases. In this seminar explore how your cultural values and biases can affect your interactions with people who are different from you in categories such as race, religion, sexual orientation, physical condition, socio-economic status and gender. Appropriate for any health practitioner. Sat, Oct 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Michael Kahn. (6 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Take control of your health by adding raw and living foods to your diet. A diet abundant in plant-based raw, living foods and superfoods will boost your energy, strengthen immunity, improve digestion, promote weight loss, and optimize health and vitality. You will learn how to optimize and rebuild your health with organic, fresh, local, raw and living foods, and how to heal naturally with sustainable whole raw superfoods. Also learn how to cleanse the body through fasting with fresh juices, rejuvelac and water. Sun, Oct 25, 1-4:30 p.m. Instructors: Lillian Butler and Eddie Robinson. (3 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
The well-documented anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils have proven successful in relieving arthritis pain, headaches, skin irritation and muscle aches. You can create powerful essential oil formulas that combine analgesic properties with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and stress reducing action for effective pain relief. Learn how to do just that in this seminar. Thurs, Oct 29, 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. Oct 30-Nov 1, 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. Oct 30-Nov 1, 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)
Become a more powerful and effective healer. How? Stop managing your stress and just eliminate it. Learn Access Consciousness Bars® to release the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck. When you “run the Bars” you release and eliminate these patterns so you can create a different possibility in your world. In this seminar you will have the opportunity to run your own Bars and learn how to run the Bars on others. You will become more present and have more ease in all aspects of your life. The Bars® has helped people with ADD, ADHD, addiction, body issues, pain, depression, and so much more. Sat, Oct 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Joylyn Maniaci. (6.5 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, Nov 7-8, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 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, Nov 7-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Jennifer Labbienti. (10 CEUs, PDAs)
Want to learn how to make some basic herbal remedies for home use? The natural first aid kit you will make in class will be perfect to use for minor every day health concerns of the average family. These products will treat minor cuts, scrapes and bruises, reduce a fever, help with digestion, treat bug bites, and much more. Sat, Nov 7, 12.-5 p.m. Instructor: Sheila Kingsbury. (4 HRs)
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, Nov 7-8, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructors: Arden Wilken and Cheryl Barker Sambrano. (14 PDAs, CEUs)
Learn the Gokhale Method techniques of “stretchsitting,” “strechlying,” and “stacksitting” to help your clients - and yourself - be more comfortable and healthy. Explore how these anthropologically and historically based techniques will also help your patients heal faster and more completely. These are powerful, simple (though not easy!) techniques to improve your own personal effectiveness and the effectiveness of your health modality. Change habits efficiently and profoundly through a combination of verbal explanation, visual materials and gentle hands-on guidance. Learn how to address common mistakes in technique and how to use language effectively to instruct and inspire your patients. Fri-Sun, Nov 13-15, 1:30-5 p.m. Instructor: Esther Gokhale. (9 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Hone your existing skills and learn new techniques in naturopathic spinal, upper extremity, and lower extremity manipulation. This seminar is designed to improve your skills with hands-on instruction from two seasoned naturopathic doctors. Nov 14-15, Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun 8 a.m.-noon. Instructor: Dean Neary and Doug White. (11 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. Nov 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)
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.Nov 20-22, 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)
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. Dec 5-6, 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)
Explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils for the physical and emotional health, as well as protection of the human body. Dec 11-13, Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 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 first of four modules and its focus is on the gluteal region and lower extremities. Jan 22-24, Fri 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sun 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Rebecca Love and Tim Miller. (13 PDAs)
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.