Continuing Education Course Calendar
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.
Oct 2 - Dec 11th, Thursdays, 6-7:15p.m. No class on Nov 27th.
Heidi Fischer, Certified Yoga Teacher.
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.
Oct 4, Sat, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff
Three of the most common areas encountered in primary care prescribing will be reviewed and updated for 2014-2015. These include pharmaceutical strategies for hypertension and pain management, as well as blood sugar management strategies. The focus of this seminar is to help the Washington licensed practitioner work within the legal parameters of their practice while effectively treating patients in the primary care setting.
Oct 4, Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Paul Anderson.
(6.5 CEUs, CMEs)
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
Oct 7, Tues, 6:30-8:30 p.m
Instructor: Eliza Morton.
(FREE - Pre-registration required),
(2 CEUs, 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. Oct 8, 15 and 22, Wed, 6:30-9 p.m.
Instructor: Lauren Nalder
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.
Oct 10, Fri, to Oct 12, Sun: Fri, 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jimm Harrison.
(17 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. Oct 11-12, Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Jennifer Labbienti. (10 CEUs, CMEs, PDAs)
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. Oct 14 to Dec 2, Tues, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Nov 23, Sun, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Eliza Morton. (22 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
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. Oct 23, Thurs, 6:30-9 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)
Zero Balancing (ZB) is an innovative, holistic and powerful hands-on method for integrating the body’s energy and structure. Developed by Dr. Fritz Smith MD, osteopath and acupuncturist, ZB integrates Western concepts of anatomy with Eastern principles of energy flow through the bones and joints of the body. Interruptions to this flow can result from physical, mental or emotional disturbances. 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.
This course will present the foundational aspects of Zero Balancing through lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice. As a stand alone therapy, or an adjunct to other types of treatment, ZB techniques learned in this seminar can immediately be incorporated into a health care practice, as well as used by the general public with family and friends.
Oct 24, Fri, to Oct 26, Sun: Fri, 1-8:30 p.m., Sat and Sun, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Michael Oruch. (23 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
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.
Oct 25 to 26, Sat-Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff. (12 CEUs)
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. Oct 25-26, Sat-Sun, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder. (14 CEUs)
Would you like to get at the roots of your food sensitivities, live better amid chronic illness, or just eat more healthily? Explore 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. Nov 1, Sat, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Instructor: Mickey Trescott. (3 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs)
Learn a holistic mind-body counseling method that will enable you to help patients cure illness without using supplements or drugs. Learn how to ask the specific questions to dive deeper - beyond just prescribing for symptoms and conditions. By following the path where the questions lead, patients can make profound breakthroughs, gain awareness, and develop the insights required to become their own healers. It is a gentle, yet powerful and effective tool that you can use in your practice to help your patients get down to the bottom of their own struggle and buried wounds to heal even serious health conditions. Nov 7, Fri to Nov 9, Sun: Fri, 6-9 p.m., Sat and Sun, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Instructor: Moshe Daniel Block. (18 CEUs, 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. Nov 8-9, Sat-Sun, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Becky Love, DVM.
(6 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. By practicing Breema and its principles, you can develop 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. Nov 8-9, Sat-Sun: Sat, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun, 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Instructor: Jon Schreiber. (10 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Posture literally affects every physiological function of the body. Do you want to make significant change to your patient’s posture in less than ten minutes? Better understand the root causes of your patient’s structural problems and how to help them?
This hands-on workshop will help you achieve these goals, and much more.
Nov 8, Sat to Nov 9, Sun, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Dirk Farrell. (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 workshop.
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 fourteen meridian pathways and seven main chakras; other standardized meridian sequences; and further developing self-care routines. You will also be introduced to surrogate muscle testing and practice this new skill set.
Nov 15, Sat, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stephanie Eldringhoff
The strength of our digestive process largely determines our state of health. Do you or your clients suffer from digestive complaints such as heart burn, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, lethargy or weight gain? Are you at a loss for what foods to eat or recommend for these common complaints? Ayurveda is a 10,000-year-old science which looks at each person as a unique individual and encompasses the cycles of life and the seasons. This class will take the mystery out of determining what foods are right for you and your clients! Nov 15, Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: Kael Balizer (4.75 CEUs, CMEs, CPEUs, PDAs)
Bowenwork® is a gentle, effective, noninvasive touch therapy that stimulates the body's ability to heal itself. You will be introduced to history, theory and application of the Bowen therapy technique. Learn the key elements of Bowenwork for different parts of the body to ease breathing difficulties; relieve muscle tension, joint pain or stiffness; ease heartburn, acid reflux and other gastrointestinal complaints; and relieve neck, back and knee pain. This is a hands-on experiential class and all practice is done through clothing. The workshop is appropriate for health practitioners who wish to use the skills with their patients, and anyone wishing to use the techniques on family members. Nov 16, Sun, 12-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Scott Wurtz. (4 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.
Sept 19 Fri, to Sept 21, Sun: 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)
Ever feel like you’ve been put on the spin cycle with no access to the controls? For many women, the midday stage of life is a challenging time. It is marked by the variable mix of physical and hormonal fluctuations that occur in our bodies, and the strain of balancing the many needs of our family and community. Yoga offers a wealth of tools to help us stabilize physically, mentally and emotionally.
Nov 22, Sat, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Instructor: Robin Rothenberg. (5.5 CEUs, CMEs, PDAs)
Explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils for the physical and emotional health, as well as protection of the human body. Dec 5, Fri, to Dec 7, Sun: Fri, 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
During the winter months do you or your patients feeling gloomy, depressed, or out of sorts? Lacking the zip to move forward? Join this informative class that will give you tools to battle Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Learn natural techniques for yourself or your patients, from ancient to state-of-the-art, which include light therapy, meditation, diet, and plant-based formulas. These natural methods for coping with SAD will enhance the mood and sense of well-being.
Dec 6, Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: K.P. Khalsa. (4.5 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)
Craniosacral techniques are safe and easy to use. Craniosacral therapy brings balance and improves health by working with the structures around the central nervous system (i.e., bones of the spine and skull), as well as the fascia system (the continuous membrane throughout our entire body). Learn how to feel the craniosacral rhythm that permeates all parts of the body, and use techniques to work with muscles, joints, arms and legs, as well as several key areas in the abdomen and chest. This class has been created due to the numerous requests from those who wish to use these techniques with friends and family, but who aren’t eligible to take our craniosacral courses offered to health practitioners. Dec 6-7, Sat-Sun, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Nancy Witt and Einat Arian. (14 CEUs)
Confused by the bewildering array of dietary supplements on the shelf? Is watching health shows on TV like drinking from a fire hose? Even health care professionals with extensive training may not have time to keep up with the latest breakthroughs. In this seminar we will look at some of the basic supplements that most people need, who should take them and why. This information is ideal for health professionals in advising their patients, as well as for anyone seeking to support their general health. Dec 7, Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. K.P. Khalsa. (4.5 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.