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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupressure

predates acupuncture by 100 years.

This state of the art program will prepare students to become competent practitioners in the holistic field.

In this 18-month program, students will learn tongue and pulse diagnosis, ba gang, 5 elements, extraordinary meridians, 12 meridians, moxa, guan-sha, flower essences, developing intuition and herbology. These hours meet the criteria of professional Quebec associations under the title of massage therapy or natural therapy.

Advanced level is available to help students gain hands on practice on clinical case studies while under the supervision of the teacher.

Become a practitioner in the holistic field.

Easily get started by taking the following courses which are part of the

[TCM] Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dietetics and Acupressure Program

[TCM] 1 – 2: Janine Malia

Thursdays 10-1pm, 26 weeks, 78 hours

September 21th, 2017 – April 12th, 2018

(2017) Sep 21-28 / Oct 5-12-19-26 / Nov 2-9-16-23-30 / Dec 7-14-21

(2018) Jan 11-18-25 / Feb 1-8-5-22 / Mar 1-15-22-29 / April 5

Level 1: This 12-week course will explore the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine in theory and then applied to case studies. It will cover tongue and pulse readings using the principles in order to evaluate the whole person.

[TCM] 1 cost =  $540

 

Level 2: A 48-hour course on the use of Chinese dietetics and herbal patented formulas based on the refined skills and principals acquired in level 1. This will allow the students to consolidate their knowledge in a practical way in order to understand the energy of foods and herbs while enabling them to formulate suggestions for their clients.

[TCM] 2 cost =  $720

Program – Core Courses

Intro Swedish: Nataly Chené

Saturday- Sunday 10am-5pm – (2 days) 12 hours

September 16-17, 2017

We will cover the basic principles of Swedish Massage, including strokes, body leverage, and draping. Some theory is included. By the end of this session, the student will be able to give a full body 1hour relaxing massage. This course can be taken alone or as part of the full certification.
* Swedish Program begins Thursday Sept 21, 2017 6-9pm

Intro Swedish cost =  $165

Acupressure 1-2: Heather Allice ( * this course is part of the [TCM] Program )

Tuesdays 9:15am – 4pm, 29 weeks, 161 Hours

October 17 2017 – May 22 2018

(2017) Oct 17-24-31 / Nov 7-14-21-28 / Dec 5-12-19

(2018) Jan 9-16-23-30 / Feb 6-13-20-27 / Mar 13-20-27 / Apr 3-10-17-24 / May 1-8-15-22

Acupressure 1-2 cost =  $2610

 

Intro to Shiatsu: Jenni Lee

Tuesdays 6-9pm, 5 weeks, 15 hours

November 7 – December 5, 2017

November 7-14-21-28, December 5, 2017

Will cover the principles of Shiatsu, including pressure, contact, body leverage and presence, through the 12 primary meridians. By the end of this session, the student will learn how to give a full body (general) kata. This course can be taken alone or as part of the full certification.

Intro Shiatsu cost =  $250

Supervised Clinic Swedish (level 3)
TBA – Spring 2018

Continuing Education

See Calendar for upcoming courses & workshops Fall/Winter 2017-18

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General Interest Workshops

These general interest workshops are open to the public and can be taken alone or part of one of our massage therapy programs. Please visit us at our Open House Friday, September 8th 6-9pm to meet the teachers and experience free mini sessions in Acupressure, Numerology,  Intuitive Energetics, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Flower Essences: Marjorie Silcoff

Bach flower essences are used to help the emotional suffering and clear static that can cause blockages on all levels. This course will give students insight on each flower remedy, its uses, and indications. One full day is dedicated to observing the art of listening and case taking. Students will then have a chance to take a case while being supervised and receive advice and feedback from their peers.

Tuesdays 10-4, 3 days, 18 hours

August 8-15-22, 2017

 

Flower Essence cost =  $280

WONDER OF WEEDS!
An Introduction to Local Edible and Medicinal Herbs with Monica Giacomin

WONDER OF WEEDS!

Have you ever stopped to admire the beauty, tenacity, and prominence of the wildflowers (also known as weeds or herbs!) that grow on your lawn or neighborhood green spaces? Are you interested in integrating the nourishment of herbs into your lifestyle to enhance your and your family’s, health and vitality? Do you ever wonder whether the herbal products that you buy at your health food store flourish in your own back yard? Are you curious about how to make your own herbal products? If so, this course is for you!

Monica will introduce a variety of medicinal and edible herbs that grow so abundantly around us, and how to prepare them. You’ll get to know plants by name, by touch, by fragrance, and by heart! You’ll be able to revisit them on your own to marvel at their life cycle throughout the seasons. You’ll also discover how weeds promote environmentally-friendly gardening practices!

Learn how to:

~ identify local medicinal plants (… using ALL of your senses!)

~ include wild greens in your diet

~ add vitality to your water bottle

~ transform plants into medicine

~ enhance your immune system

~ nourish your nerves

~ manage stress through nature

~ harvest sustainably

~ feed and protect pollinators

Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 May 27 Herbs on the Side Herbal Sanctuary, Ville St.Laurent Cote Vertu metro

June 17 Summit Weed Walk Villa Maria Metro

Aug. 19 Mount Royal Weed Walk Beaver Lake Chalet

Sept. 23 Parc Bois de Liesse Accueil des Champs

Wonder of Weeds cost =  $195 ( INCLUDES: FOUR GUIDED HERB WALKS HAND-OUTS INFUSION SAMPLES )

* For more information, or to register for this workshop series, please contact Monica at herbsontheside.com

Dr. Tan’s Method Workshop: Marjorie Silcoff

Dr. Tan’s Method Workshop

Learn a new way to work with disharmonies of the body using Dr. Richard Tan’s method adapted for Acupressure. It is based on Meridian Theory and contralateral treatment. Only distal points are used, chosen by determining the ‘sick’ meridian and using the 5 systems and Mirroring and Imaging  Technique, mostly selected from the dynamic zone. It provides immediate and measurable results and is a great addition to your therapeutic approaches.

Tuesday 10-4pm, 1 day, 5 hours

September 5, 2017

*TCM & Acupressure completed

Dr. Tan cost =  $125

Spiritual Numerology with Paule Guérard

Spiritual Numerology

Our birth date contains specific to us guidance. With intention, we can gain insights into our soul’s journey, our familial relationship, karma .our gifts and our challenges as well as potential solutions to issues. This way of looking at numbers can vividly reveal hidden personal dynamics, transference and family of karma. It is a system both simple and profound; we need only practice with purpose.Class will include practice time, question and answer periods, discussions, demonstrations and meditations

Tuesdays 6-9pm, 12 hours

September 19, 26 & October 3, 10, 2017

Spiritual Numerology cost =  $275

Intro to Color taught by Mary Swaine

Intro to Color: Mary Swaine

You will learn the 13 methods of color therapy and how to use color for physical, psychological, karmic and spiritual healing. Colour can be used in combination with other therapies – bodywork, psychotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic, nursing, medical treatments etc. Colour works on all levels simultaneously. Because causes of problems are not at the level of the symptom and are often multi-level, color therapy is perhaps the most effective form of therapy. Colour can be used alone or combined with other forms of therapy. Colour greatly enhances the effectiveness of all other kinds of therapy.

In this course, you will learn the basics and also have hands-on experience.and have hands-on experience

Saturday 9am – 5pm, 1 day, 7 hours

October 22, 2017

Intro to Colour cost =  $150

Sound Therapy Level 1: with Paule Guérard 

Sound Therapy Level 1: Paule Guérard

This is a three level intensive program working with Musical Tuning forks – aluminum and stainless steel. Light, color and sound are partners within the hierarchy of the creative process. Harmonic sound, both audible and vibrational can locate and resolve energetic disharmony. This modality supports balance and is complementary to other therapeutic measures. It is a gentle and enjoyable method of work which can open up fascinating new areas of subtle work.

Saturday, Sunday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, 2 days 15 hours

October 28-29, 2017

 

Sound Therapy cost =  $295

Care for the Caregiver with Mary Swaine

Care for the Caregiver: Mary Swaine  

This course will demonstrate the essential elements for anyone involved in taking care of others to maintain personal health and well-being. Course is appropriate for health care workers including nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, teachers and parents.

Caregivers tend to pick up their patients’ physical and psychological diseases in an energetic sense, and self care is necessary in order to avoid illness, stress and burnout. You will learn practical techniques to improve and maintain personal health and well-being and avoid energy drain and contamination.

Course is tailored to meet your specific needs, and you will receive homework and a personal protocol to follow.

Saturday / Sunday 9am – 5pm, 3 days, 24 hours

Nov 18-19 & 26, 2017

Care for the Caregiver cost =  $250

Developing Intuition with Mary Swaine

Developing Intuition

There are many types of higher sense perception including body awareness, feelings and psychic senses, the mind, awareness without thought, Soul and Oversoul purpose, and spiritual perception. This course will develop the intuition and the higher psychic senses through personal experiences, by bridging the psychic to the intuitive, from mental to the spiritual, intuition and initiation.  Intuition will be explored through the auric field, development of the chakras, psychological functions, and from the 5 senses.  We will also explore paradigms for the levels of existence, the evolutionary path, and their link to the development of sense perception.

Saturday & Sunday + Sunday, 9am – 5pm, 3 days, 24 hours

January 20-21 & 28, 2018

Developing Intuition cost =  $300

Cranio Sacral Therapy with Eduardo Morales

Craniosacral therapy (CST)

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive manipulative technique which can improve the functioning of the central nervous system, eliminate the negative effects of stress, strengthen resistance and enhance overall well-being.

Saturday, Sunday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, 4 days, 30 hours

June 2-3, 9-10, 16, 2018

Cranio Sacral cost =  $600

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