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Enhancing the Power of the Intuition, Christine Page, MD

When:November 30, -0001 - October 16, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Enhancing the Power of the Intuition Christine Page, MD Level: All 6 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential Category: Developing the Practitioner, Integrated approaches to Energy Psychology, Spirituality & Consciousness Have you ever been inspired to speak or act but failed to follow through and later lived with regret? Do you ever had an inner knowing but not know how to share the information? Intuition is available to everybody but often we fail to follow through on its advice for fear of appearing illogical or being faced with change. In a therapeutic setting, intuition brings clarity of thought, easier decision making, more authentic relationships and the ability to look beyond the obvious. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. list 3 benefits of following their intuition in a therapeutic session. 2. identify 3 reasons why we don’t listen to our intuition. 3. describe 4 practical methods to enhance the reception of intuition. 4. describe key considerations when giving intuitive information. 5. describe ways to maintain their own energy field during the day. Christine Page is a pioneer in the fields of healthcare and energy medicine. As an international speaker and gifted intuitive, she sees herself as a bridge builder whether between different modalities of wellbeing or states of consciousness. She is the author of eight books.

Contact: Sharon Toole

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Effective Intuition

When:July 6 - 27, 2017

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Phone:6046874325 Email:[javascript protected email address]

There is no reason for intuition. It is too direct to be reasoned. It is meant to be experienced. So come join us in this workshop let’s experience it – what is beyond and more direct than the five human senses, through hypnosis! That direct sense may be your Master Sense. We perceive reality through our five basic senses as well as our mind/brain. Those senses are locked into our 3D reality. The Master Sense transcends these and will ultimately provide us with a level of perception, solutions and guidance beyond our perceived reality. This 4-week long workshop presents a step-by-step approach for developing your intuitive abilities to help you use intuition in your personal and professional life. In this workshop you will learn how to: - Identify your own “intuitive style” - Allow intuitions to come through for you - Know which signals to look for and trust - Ask questions and receive guidance; and Have intuitions on demand You will have a lot of in-class hypnotic exercises to help you have fast and dependable access to intuitive information, which is useful for decision making, problem solving, and understanding relationships. You can find creative inspiration, new meanings in life, and expand the limits of the possible. Combining a unique set of elements: Ericksonian Hypnosis, Multi-Evocation, 3-Dimensional Sound Effects, audio exercises and simple easy-to-learn techniques, this program will give you consistent, reliable ways to answer your own questions. Bring pen and writing paper to the workshop please. To register, visit City of Vancouver website: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/effective-intuition/111481

Contact: Kemila Zsange

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Natural Building Finishes: Finish Coats with Bryce Ehrecke

When:August 12 - 13, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information Natural finishes provide an alternative to conventional paints and manufactured finishes. Learn how to create and apply breathable, non-toxic finishes to a variety of surfaces using natural and often local materials. Participants will spend the weekend focusing on finish coats for Light Clay, Cob, and other natural and conventional wall systems. An additional emphasis will be placed on earthen plasters, cover lime plaster, alis (clay paint), milk paints, and more. Participants will also become familiar with plaster tools and techniques to achieve a variety of textures and finishes. For a more complete learning experience, participants are encouraged to take Natural Building Finishes: Base Coats on July 22-23. Course Instructor Bryce Ehrecke comes from a line of weavers, builders, and explorers. His ancestors created textiles in Ireland, farmed in Normandie, and constructed in Germany, before coming to Canada to lead a different life. From his mother’s side he has gained creativity and ingenuity, and from his father’s side, he has gained craftsmanship and skill. He now weaves his heritage with place, and natural buildings with natural landscapes, honouring the relationship between human beings and all other beings. His education in natural building began by connecting and paying attention to the world around him, and expanded while apprenticing with Pat Hennebery of CobWorks. He has spent the past nine years working, living, learning, teaching and exploring with many different natural builders and natural structures. He now runs a Natural Building and renovation company based out of Victoria through Dreamweavers Collective. He specializes in rock work, earthen and lime plasters, roundwood, and using whatever design and materials best suit the environment and whom the structure is for.

Contact: Alissa Woods

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Journey into Past Lives

When:August 19, 2017

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Phone:6046874325 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Get ready for a journey through time and space – literally. In this half-day intensive Past Life Regression session, you’ll be guided into deep trance and experience first hand past lives through regression. In this open, accepting, relaxed environment you can access several key lives you’ve lived, unveiling roles, relationships, places and talents that were important to you. More importantly, what you have gained from these lifetimes, including any effects you’ve carried forward to the present. The session includes introduction, group regression, post regression analysis and a possible individual regression demonstration. During your experience we embark on a journey into your different “lifetimes” uncovering: 1) Who you were, 2) What roles you filled (career, position) , 3) What you learned (skill sets to life lessons), 4) Relationships you had (lovers, family, friends, colleagues, nemesis) and 5) Any dynamics you carried forward into the present. so that you may: • Cultivate talents from earlier existences • Release emotional baggage • Gain more control over this life • Understand about your soul mates and soul companions • Discover new tools for developing your intuition and psychic abilities To register, visit the City of Vancouver website: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/journey-into-past-life-regression/111480

Contact: Kemila Zsange

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SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

When:September 12, 2017

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Phone:604-435-0512 Email:[javascript protected email address]

SEED: The Untold Story brought to you by HANS and Farm Folk City Folk

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel.

Directed and Produced by: Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz

Executive Producers: Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub & Phil Fairclough

PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW SCREENING.

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Advanced Topographic Acupuncture Module with Dr. Bruce Ferguson

When:September 16 - 17, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Topographic Acupuncture is the system of minimal needle, distal point acupuncture that utilizes concepts of “mirror” and “image” to choose points to treat virtually any pathology in the body. Topographic Acupuncture is known for its ultra-rapid clinical results. This 2-day workshop is the second of a 2-part series. In the first module we introduced the theoretical basis for Topographic Acupuncture, as well as the 6 basic systems for treating specific, well-delineated pathological processes in the body. The participants were amazed by results that superseded any that they had imagined could have resulted from acupuncture. In the second module we will investigate the use of Topographic Acupuncture to treat global vs local disharmonies. We will also learn to treat syndromes that are too common in modern human cultures such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, immune deficiency, autoimmune disease, endocrinological disorders, and more. Lastly, we will discover how to use Topographic Acupuncture to Balance the body by special combinations of points. As in the first module, students will first observe the application of Topographic Acupuncture, then learn to derive “Point Combinations”, then actually treat real patients with clinical disharmonies. By the end of the weekend course, virtually every student will have experienced a positive clinical result that many describe as “miraculous”. The astute student will be prepared to treat both basic and complex disharmonies after this 2nd advanced Topographic Acupuncture module. Course Instructor Bruce Ferguson, DVM, MS, is a world-renowned lecturer and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). In TCVM his expertise includes Tui-Na, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, and Acupuncture. As an acupuncturist he has studied with numerous masters and has evolved his own minimal-needle, distal-point system which yields rapid clinical results. His experience diagnosing and treating a huge variety of human and non-human patients in many different geographical areas of the world has given him unique insight into patterns that supersede local disharmonies. His humor and logic make his information transfer both fun and memorable. Dr. Ferguson is the President of the American Association of TCVM and the vice-President of the World Association of TCVM. He is an Assistant Editor for the American Journal of TCVM, where he has also published notable papers on the TCVM Pulse, and new acupuncture point locations, among other topics. Bruce is also the 2015 recipient of the Ma Shi Huang TCVM Practitioner of the Year Award.

Contact: Alissa Woods

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Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 2)

When:September 23 - 24, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Building on the depth and detail of level one, this two-day intensive will give practical guidelines and protocols for managing cases. Why surgery is not always recommended Specific tests for specific cancers and specific drugs and herbs Coping with chemo The value of intermittent fasting How to delay and reduce Cachexia Topical treatments for skin cancer, radiation burns, pain and more Materia Medica for cancer – the cyto-toxic herbs Day 1 Surgery, chemo, radiation – managing the treatments Cachexia – managing anabolic / catabolic balance Topical treatments – salves, sprays, lotions and more Day 2 Materia Medica for Cancer – Treatment Planning and the Cytotoxic Herbs: Artemisia annua, Podophylum peltatum, Taxus brevifolia, Asimina triloba, Camptotheca acuminate, Phytolacca sp., Chelidonium majus, Thuja occidentalis, Thuja plicata Course Instructor Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG, has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Chanchal has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health. Chanchal is the author of the book ‘Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing’ published by Contemporary Books. She is a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist. Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband farm 7 acres. They grow food for 10 households, culinary herbs for restaurants and medicinal herbs for her clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. In 2009 Chanchal was honored with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 25 years.

Contact: Alissa Woods

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychological Disharmony with Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis

When:September 30 - October 1, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

In this course, Brandt Stickley will provide an overview and review of Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, and provide the key to quickly and accurately diagnosing the behavioral, psychological and spiritual aspects of a patient’s condition. Pulse Qualities as signs of psychological disharmony will be taught in terms of sensation, interpretation, and physiological gesture. Classical formulas and acupuncture approaches will be described, focusing on the Shang Han Lun, Eight Extraordinary Vessels, Five-Phase dynamics and visionary acupuncture. This course is suitable for beginning and experienced students of the pulse system. A handout will be provided. Required Reading: Chapter 15, Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, Leon Hammer Eastland Press, 2012. Course Instructor Brandt Stickley is Assistant Professor of Classical Chinese Medicine at National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), a lead instructor in the Integrative Mental Health program at NCNM, and Director of Acupuncture at Outside In, Portland. He is a visiting professor at Pacific Rim College and Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, and a Senior Instructor and member of the Board of Directors of Dragon Rises Seminars/Shen- Hammer Pulse Diagnosis. He has studied closely with Dr. Leon Hammer for over 18 years.

Contact: Alissa Woods

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Distinguish Your Practice with Personalized (n=1) Experimentation Techniqueswith Petra Chambers-Sinclair

When:September 30 - October 1, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Universal solutions to complex health problems often have limited effectiveness because we each have unique histories, genetic profiles, environments, patterns of responding and health goals. N=1 refers to an experiment with one participant. N=1 experimentation is useful for people with complex chronic health conditions, as well as for ‘optimizers’ who are committed to the pursuit of peak performance and peak experience. In this 2-day workshop, we start by looking at health change from a complex systems perspective. Then we will learn about the forms of n=1 experimentation (including formative, summative and developmental approaches), and which to use in different circumstances. We will take an in-depth look at each stage of the n=1 process, with an emphasis on risk management, experiment design, measurement and analysis. We will consider n=1 for optimization as well as for healing. To conclude, we devote half a day to learning about using n=1 experimentation in professional practice. Course Instructor Petra Chambers-Sinclair, MA, has 25 years of research, evaluation and measurement experience in organizational settings. Ten years ago she began applying these skills to the challenge of improving health for individuals when her husband became almost completely disabled by autoimmune disease. Using her background in research and systems analysis, and his knowledge of continuous quality improvement from the aerospace industry, they created an approach that focuses on systematic experimentation using real-time data, which Petra further developed as a comprehensive method of personalized experimentation for healing and optimization. Using n=1 methods, Petra has expanded her definition of health and found an unexpected capacity for frequent peak experience and a state of ‘flow’. She has since devoted herself to teaching others about n=1 methods full-time. Visit her website at https://biohacku.com/.

Contact: Alissa Woods

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19th ANNUAL CANADIAN ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE - The Conference for Integrative and Energy Therapies

When:October 12 - 16, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

More Than a Conference, it’s an Experience. Since 1999, the Canadian Energy Psychology Conference has offered a warm, inspiring environment for learning, sharing and networking. Uniting healing practitioners, therapists, teachers, and lifelong learners, the Canadian EPC is an ideal space to develop new skills, gain deeper knowledge of yourself, share your experience and meet like-minded colleagues. Feed your intellect, nourish your spirit and satisfy your professional Continuing Education requirements all in an atmosphere of collegiality, collaboration, compassion and fun. Open to all helping professionals interested in integrative, mind-body approaches, including: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Physicians, Naturopathic Physicians, Chiropractors, Coaches, Acupuncturists and TCM Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Educators, Energy Medicine Practitioners, Trauma Therapists, Addictions Counselors, Body workers, and more. Also open to anyne who is interested in their own self-healing.

Contact: Sharon Cass-Toole

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Latest EP Techniques for Treating Chronic Pain, Fred Gallo, PhD

When:October 12, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Latest EP Techniques for Treating Chronic Pain Fred P Gallo, PhD, DCEP Level: All 6 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential, Demonstration Category: Specific Approaches; Developing the Practitioner; Integrated approaches to Energy Psychology This experiential workshop covers standard medical, biopsychosocial and cutting edge Energy Psychology and related concepts and techniques, including Video Games, which can be used to hijack the biologic, energetic, and emotional pathways that result in chronic pain, thus affording ways to manage and often eliminate pain symptoms. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. list the 6 treatment points used in the Midline Technique (MLT). 2. list key brain regions involved in the experience of pain. 3. list the 4 releasing statements used in the Gallo Process. 4. list the 3 Tonglen slogans used in the Gallo Process. 5. list the 4 steps of the Waterfalls Technique. Fred P Gallo, PhD coined the term Energy Psychology with the publication of his first professional book by the same title. He is the author or co-author of eight books, and has presented worldwide on EP. During his 43 years as a psychologist, he has practiced many therapeutic approaches and founded Advanced Energy Psychology (AEP). He is committed to advancing the skills of therapists to better serve their patients and clients and to promote higher consciousness in the service of humankind. Fred also provides therapeutic services to patients at his Pennsylvania Group Practice. He is a member of the APA, PPA, and ACEP. He is ACEP Past President (2015-2016)

Contact: Sharon Toole

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Amazingly Accurate Egyptian Numerology, Sharon Forrest, ND, PhD

When:October 12, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Amazingly Accurate Egyptian Numerology Sharon Forrest, ND, PhD Level: All 6 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential, Demonstration Category: Developing the Practitioner; Integrating Science Theory & Clinical Practice; Spirituality & Consciousness Seek clear accurate insight into human behavior? Enter learning Egyptian Numerology. Gaining this insight is helpful to oneself, as it is with determining best practices with working with others. The 4 core Egyptian Numbers become a shorthand direct method when working, counseling, or motivating others on their life path. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. Name four aspects in which Egyptian Numerology can be successfully implemented in one's Private Practice and personal life. 2 a)Calculate the core numbers using their birth date, Egyptian Numerology and Karmic Lesson Charts. b) Compare and contrast the spectrum of each Egyptian Number from 1-9 plus the Master Numbers. C) Uncover how they apply to their personal life, a loved one's, or a client's life. 3. Quickly and effectively ascertain the underlying core beliefs contributing to the presenting predicament. 4. Uncover their main Karmic Lessons and Live Mission plus the “Hows” and “Whys” of their life’s trajectory. 6. Name six mental, emotional and health predicaments and the correlating Egyptian Numbers. Sharon Forrest: Egyptian Numerology radically changed her life. Resulting in founding 2 hospitals, surviving phenomenal "personal growth experiences" becoming a ‘Wounded Healer’ living her Life Purpose and a trail-blazer enthusiastically blending spirituality, science and healing with profound wisdom, love and laughter. Mischievously humorous, her charismatic nature and healing talents endear her worldwide.

Contact: Sharon Toole

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Empower Intuition to Bond with Your Spiritual Guidance Team, Barbara Stone, PhD

When:October 12, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Pre Conference Workshop Soul Detective Past Life Trauma Protocol Barbara Stone, PhD, LISW Level: Intermediate / Advanced 6 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential, Demonstration Category: Specific Approaches; Integrated approaches to Energy Psychology; Spirituality & Consciousness Unresolved trauma from ancestral wounds or previous incarnations produces clients with mysterious phobias and symptoms unresponsive to traditional psychotherapies. Powerful and fast, this Soul Detective Protocol clears past life trauma with EP, going to the heart of the disturbance and releasing the deep soul pain. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. Describe two symptoms of past life trauma. 2. List three alternative explanations for the efficacy of past life therapy not involving the theory of reincarnation. 3. Name the first three preparatory steps in the 16-step Soul Detective Past Life Trauma Protocol. 4. Name five important elements in establishing the identity of a former incarnation. 5. Participate in a practice session of healing past life trauma in a triad: client, therapist, and/or coach. Barbara Stone, PhD, LISW, is a professor at Energy Medicine University, a workshop presenter, author, and developer of Soul Detective protocols. An ACEP Certification Consultant, she holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed social worker.

Contact: Sharon Toole

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SourceTapping®: Experience Lasting Change, From the Source, Meryl Beck, LPCC/Robin Trainor LPCC

When:October 12, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Pre Conference Workshop SourceTapping®: Experience Lasting Change…From the Source Meryl Hershey Beck, MA, LPCC and Robin Trainor, LPCC Level: All 6 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential, Demonstration Category: Specific Approaches; Developing the Practitioner; Integrated approaches to Energy Psychology SourceTapping® is an innovative, psychospiritual form of tapping that blends elements of other EP techniques. Using a script, it makes an excellent take-home tool for clients. Discover how to tap into the morphogenetic field of the Divinity Frequencies and leave feeling confident in your ability to begin using SourceTapping® immediately. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. List the steps of SourceTapping®. 2. Explain how to connect with the Divinity Frequencies. 3. Discuss SourceTapping® Inner Child work. 4. Describe the “Two Hands Talking” method of working with parts. 5. Demonstrate the Pleasure Breath. Creator of SourceTapping®, Meryl Hershey Beck has presented at international conferences and has been featured on radio, television and online summits. As a Master Teacher, she continues to teach this innovative form of tapping through online classes, workshops, webinars, and her own training program. Robin Trainor, LPCC, a certified Strategic Interventions Coach, has been actively involved in facilitating transformation from sexual trauma to spirituality of sexuality. For the past 35 years she has assisted clients with trauma issues, 12-step recovery, and enhancing the passion in their relationships.

Contact: Sharon Toole

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Build a Waiting List Practice by Helping Your Clients Master Ethical Personal Power Effectiveness, David Gruder, PhD, DCEP

When:October 12, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Pre Conference Workshop Build a Waiting List by Helping Your Clients Master Ethical Use of Personal Power David Gruder, PhD, DCEP Level: Intermediate / Advanced 6 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential Category: Energy Psychology & Culture; Ethics; Spirituality & Consciousness We live in times when abuse of power, rebellion against power, and power phobia, are causing unparalleled damage to individuals, families, communities, countries, and our planet. In today's Perpetual Stress Society, your clients need to optimize their personal power to counteract the turmoil and integrity deficits surrounding them. This program provides step-by-step procedures to help your clients master the 3 foundational keys to ethical personal power effectiveness: self-responsibility, boundaries, and accountability. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. Define personal power & describe 3 dysfunctional relationships with power 2. Define self-responsibility & list 7 ingredients in self-responsibility effectiveness 3. Define personal boundaries and state 4 steps in identifying and enacting personal boundaries. 4. Define accountability & describe 3 keys to accountability-capable agreements and 4 steps in implementation breakdown repair. 5. Describe how self-responsibility, boundaries, and accountability, combine to create ethical personal power effectiveness Dr. David Gruder is a 10-award-winning Leader & Business Success Psychologist who trains, facilitates, and consults to helping professionals, businesses, and nonprofits. He was the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology’s first president and is currently a CEO Space International board member.

Contact: Sharon Toole

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19th Annual Canadian Energy Psychology Conference - Beyond Talk Therapy: Tools for Transformation

When:October 13 - 15, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Attend a Conference Like No Other in Canada You are invited to join us at the 19th Annual Canadian Energy Psychology Conference in Vancouver, BC. This mind/body conference is the place to learn powerful, cutting-edge developments and innovations that will expand your skills and benefit you and your clients. Our focus will be on active participation, practical application, and up-to-the-minute research. Clinicians will be able to apply and integrate these procedures into their practice immediately. The therapy of the future is here now! A great conference is more than excellent speakers. It nurtures you on all levels. Feed your intellect, nourish your spirit, and satisfy your professional Continuing Education requirements all in an atmosphere of collegiality, collaboration, compassion and fun. Keynote Speakers: Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD – Psychiatrist with PhD in Narrative Therapies Christine Page, MD – Physician, Homeopath and Intuitive healer Dawson Church, PhD – Author, Researcher, Founder, Soul Medicine Institute David Feinstein PhD – Author and leader in the field of EP CLINICAL FAST TRACK A special track for mental health professionals new to the approach, taught by David Feinstein, Ph.D., award winning author and leader in the field of Energy Psychology The Clinical Fast Track provides mental health practitioners with basic skills and concepts that will allow them to experiment with Energy Psychology protocols. 15 CE hours plus additional hours for other events. You may register for EITHER the Main Conference or the Clinical Fast Track and still attend the morning keynotes and optional evening events.

Contact: Sharon Toole

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3-day EFT Certification Workshop (4 day equivalent, 24 CE hours)

When:October 16 - 18, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

EFT, Memory Reconsolidation and Trauma Treatment - A State-of-the-art Training Dawson Church, PhD, CEHP Level: All 24 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential, Demonstration, Video Category: Developing the Practitioner; Special Populations Neuroscience is now identifying effective new methods of trauma treatment using memory reconsolidating and extinction. This is a three-day training applying the evidence-based practices of Clinical EFT to trauma. It covers the entire curriculum of Level 1 and 2 and provides credit toward certification in either Clinical EFT or Energy Psychology. Topics include: The Four Characteristics that Distinguish a Traumatic from a Non-traumatic event Physiological Changes in Brain and Body Produced by Trauma EP Techniques for Developmental, Preverbal, Prenatal and Complex Trauma The Evolutionary Biology of the Stress Response Turning Dissociation into a Therapeutic Ally Lessons Gained from Clinical Trials of Tapping for PTSD Video and Telemedicine for Traumatized Clients Best Practice Consensus Guidelines for PTSD Safety Considerations and Client Expectations Can Coaches Work With Trauma? Scope of Practice and Ethical Guidelines What EEG and MRI Scans Tell Us about the Traumatized Brain Distortions to Memory and Recall, and Signs of Cognitive Shift This state-of-the-art training incorporates the latest research, especially biological studies of how body and brain are changed by trauma. It covers hard-to-treat conditions like preverbal and developmental trauma, and shows how to distinguish simple from complex PTSD. Many case histories as well as studies are presented, and participants receive 12 hours of hands-on practice time that includes demonstrations, exercises, and feedback. This course is essential for clinicians treating trauma, as well as preparing life coaches and teachers for the realities of working with unexpected manifestations of trauma in their clients. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. Name at least two characteristics of a traumatizing event. 2. Identify a primary stress hormone. 3. Describe the meaning of “secondary gain.” 4. Name at least two possible signs of a cognitive shift. 5. List at least 5 cliches found in dysfunctional self-talk. Dawson Church, PhD is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, (www.YourGeniusGene.com) has been hailed as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (www.NIIH.org) to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal (www.EnergyPsychologyJournal.org) a blogger for the Huffington Post, and a reviewer for the APA’s Mental Health Mobile Phone Application Review Database. He shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe (www.EFTUniverse.com), one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web. Contact: www.DawsonGift.com http://www.eftuniverse.com/certification/accreditation-information

Contact: Sharon Toolr

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Narrative Medicine as Energy Psychology, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD

When:October 16, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Narrative Medicine as Energy Psychology Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD Level: All 2 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential, Demonstration Category: Specific Approaches; Developing the Practitioner; Integrated approaches to Energy Psychology Stories are energy medicine for they change people, physiology, and conditions. In this workshop, we will explore how stories do that and how to simultaneously work with energy psychology techniques and story. We will learn how to get an illness or a pain to tell its story. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. Explain what an illness narrative is and how the term originated. 2. Explain what a healing narrative is and how it relates to an illness narrative. 3. Explain restitution and recovery narratives. 4. List three techniques for eliciting a story from an illness. 5. Describe at least one theory for how stories change physiology. Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona is a family physician, psychiatrist, geriatrician, neuropsychologist, with roots in Cherokee and Lakota cultures. He is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of New England and faculty member of the Family Medicine residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine

Contact: Sharon Toole

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If Talking Worked We'd All Be Well, Joyce Hawkes, PhD & Helen Folsom, MA, CHT

When:October 16, 2017

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Phone:416-221-5639 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Post Conference Workshop If Talking Worked We'd All Be Well Joyce Hawkes, PhD and Helen Folsom, MA, CHT Level: All 6 CE hours Format: Lecture, Experiential, Demonstration Category: Specific Approaches; Energy Psychology & Culture; Ethics, Spirituality & Consciousness Go deeper into the ability and possibility of healing the body, mind, and emotions with the help of energetic practices and tools, under the guidance of Joyce Hawkes, PhD and Helen Folsom, MA, CHT. Objectives: Upon completion of this session the participant will be able to: 1. Send energy consciously for the purpose of healing. 2. Direct energy to the cellular level. 3. Use a meditative practice to shift into a deeply relaxed state of mind. 4. Use the Move It technique to erase painful emotional holding. 5. Invoke internal guidance for the purpose of healing. Joyce Hawkes PhD, AAAS Fellow, biophysicist, near-death experiencer, healing facilitator. She has been practicing energy healing internationally for 3 decades. Books: Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell, and Resonance: Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality. Helen Folsom MA, CHT, healing facilitator, hypnotherapist, musician. Teaches internationally with Joyce Hawkes. Author of the award winning children’s chapter book series Runt

Contact: Sharon Toole

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Boundaries, Safety and Support with Sean Frey

When:October 21 - 22, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Over this weekend course, students will explore their own boundaries, their relationship to support, and their experiences of safety while working as healthcare practitioners through experiential exercises, case scenarios, theory, and group discussion. Topics covered over this intensive workshop include self-care, boundary violations, creating systems of support, and responding to challenges and triggers. This workshop will deepen students’ awareness of self so that they can create strong and flexible boundaries with their clients, know how to self-support and self care, and cultivate safety and ease in their practice. This class requires students to participate in the process of self-exploration, which may challenge thoughts, feelings and belief systems. Course Instructor Sean Frey is a Registered Professional Counsellor, and a graduate and teacher at the Gestalt Institute in Toronto. He has taught at the Create Institute in Toronto and is an associate counsellor with Human Nature Counselling. In his private practice, he draws upon his decade long experience as artist, performer and community organizer. For more information, go to www.seanfreytherapy.com.

Contact: Alissa Woods

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Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada with Robert Rogers

When:October 28 - 29, 2017

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Robert Dale Rogers has been a student of native plants and fungi from the Canadian prairies for over 40 years. He is a retired clinical herbalist, mycologist, and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He was recently nominated a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition. Robert is the author of seven volumes of native and cultivated plants, called Sundew, Moonwort – Medicinal Plants of the Prairies and is also the author of Fungal Pharmacy, Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada. He has written Rogers’ Herbal Manual that accompanies a 7 volume DVD series with Mors Kochanski on edible and medicinal plants of the Boreal Forest, and co-authored Herbal Drug Interactions, a publication of Capital Health and the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Robert teaches plant medicine at Grant MacEwan University and the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies in Edmonton at www.northernstarcollege.com. The Fungal Pharmacy, Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada, published in 2006 has proven very popular with mycophiles across the region. He is Assistant clinical professor in family medicine at U of Alberta and is working on diabetes, native peoples and indigenous medicinal plants. Robert is a consultant to the herbal, mycological and nutraceutical industries, and is past Chairman of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Capital Health Community Health Council. He is currently vice president of the Alberta Mycological Society, chair of the Medicinal Mushroom Committee of the North American Mycological Association, and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with his beautiful wife, Laurie. You may contact him directly at scents@telusplanet.net.

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Homeopathy 101 with Shoshana Scott

When:November 4 - 5, 2017

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Homeopathic medicine uses medicines made from the plant kingdom in a very special way. Through a specialized process called drug potentization, which consists of dilution and succession (shaking), inert properties within plants and herbs are released. These potentized remedies are rendered more capable of addressing some of our deepest medical and psychological problems. In potentized form, homeopathic medicines work on the principle of like cures like, ie they have the capacity to act as a tiny vaccine for the mental and physical symptoms they produce in crude dose. For example the coffee bean can make us wide awake and even jittery. In potentized form, Coffea cruda treats like: it calms the nervous and circulatory systems and treats insomnia. The beauty of Homeopathic practice is in understanding the individuality of the patient. You will be introduced to the science of Homeopathy which lies in the ability of the prescriber to clearly perceive what is to be treated for each individual. As well you will be inspired in seeing the art in Homeopathy which lies in applying what is curative in Homeopathic medicine to your patients. Through a series of cases from fatigue to depression to anxiety and stress, you will see the effectiveness of homeopathy at work. The healing is not done by the Homeopathic medicine, but by stimulating the innate intelligence of the person’s body and mind. What results is a fantastic relationship between prescriber and patient who get to know each other well in this case taking process and an effective practice. This course will include: Saturday – “What is homeopathy?” – The basic history, philosophy, and seven principles of Homeopathy will be explained and illustrated with cases from clinical practice. These seven principles include the law of similars, (how a remedy is selected, and how Homeopathy works) the principle of minimum dose, (why use minimum dose? how does it work in the body and mind), principles of individualization including totality of symptoms, the principle of vital force (how Homeopathy makes use of our spiritual vital force) , the principles of drug provings (how 4000 homeopathic drugs are tested on healthy people), recommended reference books to consult, potency and dosage selection, Law of Direction of Cure – How this ancient system of medicine is applied to address many of the health problems of our modern age. Sunday – How Homeopathy can be used in our everyday lives (e.g. minor first aid) including instruction about when to see a doctor or go to the hospital. A basic kit of 10 remedies will be recommended and understood in depth how and when to apply them. You can carry this tiny kit with you throughout your life to deal with emergencies such as shock, accidents, loss, sunburn, mosquito bites, burns, stings, bites, puncture wounds, food poisoning, seasickness. – The Homeopathic approach to how to stay healthy including constitutional prescribing, miasmatic prescribing, and reversing the effects of modern life: stress, over use of medications, and chemicals in our diet and lifestyle. Course Instructor Dr. Shoshana Scott started in Organic chemistry and won the gold medal at the University of Winnipeg. She switched to Homeopathy after working in a busy homeopathic clinic under a Homeopathic Doctor in Winnipeg. Inspired by Dr. Leelamma Nielsen, Dr. Scott completed a four year degree in Homeopathic Medical Science with an internship at Father Mueller’s Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Manganlore, India. Dr. Scott has a strong interest in bringing Homeopathy into mainstream medicine as a gentle, effective choice in health care. Dr. Scott now practices at the integrated medical clinic at the Victoria Community Health Cooperative in James Bay, Victoria, BC. Dr. Scott’s complete bio is available on her website at www.thehomeopathicdoctor.ca

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Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity with Paul Bergner

When:November 25 - 26, 2017

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This seminar will describe current scientific concepts of digestion, immunity, and autoimmunity to explain the “dotted line” connecting an immunological response in the gut to various systemic manifestations of disease. You will learn assessment methods, with an emphasis on interview and observational skills rather than on questionable laboratory antibody testing. A complete review of lifestyle factors, nutrition, herbal materia medica and formulation strategies to support the body’s healing of inflammation and the Leaky Gut Syndrome is included. This seminar prepares you with the complete skill set to assess and coach a patient (or yourself) through removal of an offending food. The course material was developed over a period of more than twenty years, and delivered in various formats to hundreds of intermediate-to-advanced students of herbalism, nutrition, and naturopathic medicine as part of pre-clinical training. Foods in the diet which evoke an immunological inflammatory response are nearly universal in modern chronic disease, and removal of the food antigens can in many cases allow symptoms of even some serious diseases to simply fall away. Case studies presented will include congestive heart failure, panic disorder, systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, severe eczema, systemic lymphadenopathy, and a dozen more, which were resolved or greatly improved with removal and strict avoidance of an offending food. Learn methods that successfully help many clients with serious chronic illnesses such as autoimmune conditions, neurological problems, cardiovascular inflammation, kidney failure, mental disorders, and more Learn the basic science of how nutrients affect inflammation and tissue integrity Learn the “dotted line” between inflammation in the gastrointestinal system and the overall system, and the exact immune components and mechanisms which are responsible for the escalation of gut inflammation to systemic inflammation Learn interview techniques and assessment methods to evaluate a client for food intolerance Learn the unreliability of the common lab tests for food intolerance Learn how to coach a patient through elimination and re-challenge of suspected offending foods Learn a complete Materia Medica of anti-inflammatory herbs Learn a Materia Medica and formulation strategy for healing the “leaky gut syndrome” with herbs and dietary factors that reduce systemic inflammation Course Instructor Paul Bergner is Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Portland, Oregon. He has studied and practiced natural medicine, medical herbalism, and nutrition since 1973. He has supervised residents in teaching clinics for medical herbalism and clinical nutrition continuously since 1996, mentoring more than 250 clinical graduates, and has published and edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He has authored seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. Combining information from both nutritional anthropology and biomedicine, he developed a successful protocol for treating insulin resistance between 1997 and 1999, and has been utilizing and teaching the protocol to residents in his teaching clinics since that time. He has lectured on this topic at professional conferences nationally and internationally since 2000.

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Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture with David Bomzon and Avi Amir

When:December 2 - 3, 2017

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Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is named after the Japanese physician, Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, who developed this acupuncture system in 1973. Since its introduction, YNSA has advanced with the discovery of additional acupuncture points, which are mainly located on the scalp. YNSA is used to treat neurological conditions, and is both effective and immediate in stroke patients with pain and/or restricted mobility. As a result, the use of YNSA has increased and has become the most frequently used form of acupuncture. YNSA comprises basic acupuncture points (somatopes) mainly on the scalp, as well as on other body regions. In addition to providing symptomatic relief, YNSA can sometimes be curative therapy. The duration of the workshop is two days, 8 hours a day. The workshop is an active learning workshop during which the participants will learn the basic acupuncture points, which were first described by Yamamoto and which are currently used to effectively treat a wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions. The workshop will cover the following: Introduction – Who is Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto and the background of the discovery of YNSA Learning the location and function of the basic points, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H Learning Ypsilon points, cranial nerves points Neck and elbow diagnoses I,J,K somatopes Tinnitus and master key points Learning when and how to apply YNSA Demonstration of YNSA treatment Testimonial “…We would like to highly recommend David Bomzon and Avi Amir seminar on the subject of YNSA – Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture. We’ve been organizing seminars of Chinese Medicine since 2014, and we’ve encountered different methods and teachers during this time…One thing we can say about YNSA, is that it’s one of the most practical methods we’ve brought and discovered, from my own personal perspective, it changed our whole process of treatment. Since, not only ourselves, but every other practitioner that we know who’ve learned YNSA, this is the 1st approach we would use on every single patient to see results and changes with the patient. It’s very systematic method and very easy to approach, understand and apply by ourselves right after. The patients themselves are also very surprised by the way these needles are very shallow in the scalp, and they feel the difference right away. As for David and Avi, it is very rare to meet these types of special teachers these days, who are willing to give so much to their students, and try to pass the knowledge sincerely and humbly. They are both with vast practical experience since they are treating around 100-150 patients a week. David as well is doing a full research utilizing YNSA in the rehabilitation centre at the hospital Bnei Zion…They have been in Portugal 2 times already, and in June they will come again, their class is always full and one of those classes that everyone is satisfied by the end. We hope that if you have the chance to learn from David and Avi, you would not miss the chance, it’s one of those moments that will clearly change your clinical results and have a great new tool to use.” – Amir Mekaiten, MLA – Medicina Do Leste Asiático Course Instructors David Bomzon is a therapist and lecturer specializing in classical Chinese medicine and the YNSA scalp acupuncture method. David is the founder of the Pnima Center in Haifa, Israel. This center is devoted to the practice of complementary medicine in an integrative manner, in which patients are encouraged to supplement the benefits of conventional medicine with complementary treatments. Since its establishment in 2007 , the center has become the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. David teaches rehabilitative Chinese medicine and is a senior lecturer at the Reidman College for complementary and integrative medicine, which is an established college for Chinese and complementary medicine in Israel. He is considered a leading authority on Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA), and is regularly invited to lecture on this topic at professional gatherings and conferences. He is involved in clinical Research examining the benefits of YNSA scalp acupuncture for neurological rehabilitation. David Bomzon believes that the body has an immense capacity to heal itself, and that his job as a therapist is to remind the body how to do this. Throughout his career as a therapist, lecturer and mentor, David has pushed for the integral combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine and scalp acupuncture. Today he is one of the leading therapists in Israel specializing in rehabilitative and integrative acupuncture. Avi Amir is a therapist specializing in Chinese medicine and medical massage therapy. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic problems and pain. Avi Amir also practices YNSA acupuncture, which he studied under the guidance of Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, founder of this technique. Avi maintains regular contact with Dr. Yamamoto, through which he remains updated on developments in the field. Avi is co-founder of the International School of Scalp Acupuncture, and is an active managing partner of the community clinic at the Pnima Center, the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. At Pnima, Avi treats over 150 patients a week using Chinese medicine and medical massage techniques. He also uses his vast experience with YNSA as well his teaching skills to enrich the skills of other therapists and health care professionals with knowledge on this unique method. Avi recently established a unique support center at Pnima, which provides professional enrichment, as well as professional guidance to new graduates in the field of complementary medicine. The center is the first of its kind in Israel, and helps individuals interested in doing so to combine scalp acupuncture into their practice. Avi Amir believes that YNSA acupuncture is an inseparable part of his clinical paradigm and of his life. He is glad to have been given to opportunity to broaden the toolbox of other therapists and health care providers by teaching them this unique method, and by passing on the knowledge and experience he has gained. He feels this is the best way to ensure that a maximal number of patients benefit from this treatment method.

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Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis with Margi Flint

When:December 2 - 3, 2017

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Learn to read the face, nails, tongue and body to understand indications of lines, blemishes, marks and colours. Understanding the cues of the organ/body correspondences is a precious gift (and a curse). Indications of hot, cold, damp dry and wind conditions can easily be read once you train your eyes to see. Margi Flint shares the knowledge learned from her teachers and clients over the past three decades. Topics include: – Facial signs: lines and markings of the tongue, ears, eyes, mouth and nose and their organ/body correspondences. – Nail signs. – Significance of tissue color in diagnosis. – Signs of hot, cold, damp and dry conditions. – Elimination analysis by stool and urine appearance. – Discussion of herbs for organ systems. – Use of pulse analysis when selecting remedies. The weekend will be spent partly in lecture and partly in looking at the face, tongue and nails of participants as well as pulse-testing for confirmation of herbs. Each day concludes with a plant meditation. Course Instructor Margi Flint owns and operates EarthSong Herbals, a busy family practice and herb school in Marblehead, Massachusetts. For over thirty years she has worked as a labour coach, polarity therapist, and herbalist. She has been Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine where she taught a four-week rotation in clinical herbal medicine for Fourth Year Medical Students and practitioners at Union Hospital and her clinic in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She continues to teach Herbal Pharmacology at North Shore Community College, and for The Masters of Applied Natural Products course at Massachusetts College of Pharmacology. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and serves as an Herbal Mentor for those who aspire to professional membership in the organization. She oversees two Practitioners Circles, one at her clinic in Marblehead and one in Newport Rhode Island.

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