Natural Therapies Short Courses and Programs
Looking for a natural therapies short course program, workshop or lecture?
Browse through our Natural Therapies short course program guide. We trust you will find something in this course guide that will spark your interest - whether it is a single subject that resonates with your interests or a career-oriented program. Bookings are essential - please ensure you view the information provided.
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- 2013 Soundscapes 'Down Under' Sydney: 2 Modules of Soundscapes Training; 4 weekends
- Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal is a vibrational facial protocol utilizing Acutonics® tuning forks that is gentle, powerful and non-invasive.
- Using the 5 Elements of Oriental medicine, treatments are customized for each person’s constitutional archetype.*
Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal
Materials to be covered include an in-depth journey into the healing aspects of sound, overview of the Earth, Moon and Sun forks, their mythic & archetypal attributes, and how they relate to the face, an Eight Extraordinary meridian meditation (for right brain consumption only!), specific 5 Element sound points, "sounding" your hara, and a basic Soundscapes treatment targeting specific facial syndromes such as jowls, turkey wattles, puffy eyes, etc.
Students will be introduced to the Five Element landscape of the face, and an entire topical herbal protocol.
Planetary Soundscapes: The Cosmic Countenance This class expands upon the concepts introduced in module 1, with an emphasis on applications of Acutonics® planetary forks and interplanetary intervals in the context of a constitutional facial treatment protocol.
Materials include 8 planets - Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, how they relate to the face, planetary intervals, astrology and physiognomy, planetary facial syndromes, and their cause and treatment.
Module 1: Facial Soundscapes: Harmonic Renewal
Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 Nov AND Sat 16 Sun 17 November, 2013
Module 2: Planetary Soundscapes: The Cosmic Countenance
Sat 30 Nov - Sun 1 December AND Sat 7 - Sun 8 December, 2013
VENUE: The Endeavour College of Natural Health,
815 - 825 George St, Sydney, (opposite Railway Square)
TIMES: 9.30am - 5.30pm
CPD: 26 points for each module
Information about individual modules may be found at www.chiakra.com/ss_training.htm.
Geovital Academy 2.5 Day Workshop. Held in Melbourne with discounts for interstate students.
Geovital Academy is a Naturopathic Clinic in Sulzberg, Austria, which teaches doctors, therapists, architects, builders and anyone else interested how to conduct their style of home assessment and be able to consult on healthier radiation free living and building. Exposure to domestic radiation from sources like mobile phone towers, internal wiring, smart meters, cordless technology, power supply cables and excesses of natural radiation (Geopathic Stress)is an underestimate health burden (see research ). Geovital was prompted decades ago to investigate and develop solutions for this in order to move patients through therapy resistance and past chronic complaints. (see videos )
You can learn how to conduct these assessments for your own use, to complement what you already do as a health professional, or as a stand-alone business. If you choose to work with us, your local Geovital office will support you with more in depth knowledge where needed, supply the shielding solutions you recommended and the back up support directly to your clients. We can talk to your client’s electrician and trades people when needed so you don’t have to. You remain the consultant, charge whatever is fair for your time and receive a share of the profits on the products used.
December 2013 - Registration Open
Friday 13th December 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 14th December 9am - 6pm
Sunday 15th December 9am - 6pm
AU$675 incl GST. Included manual, assessment tools for Geopathic Stress and transport for field trips. Well priced accommodation is available onsite and nearby.
Discounts (may change in near future):
Those travelling from further than 150Km away receive $75 worth of credit to use on Geovital shielding solutions. Those travelling from interstate receive an ADDITIONAL $100 credit. (Yes, $175 in total) See website for course and discount details.
Prof. Ivan Engler Dr. med. univ.,PhD : "Geopathic Zones…over time they weaken even the immune system. With almost all of my (roughly 300) patients with a cancerous disease, their bed was placed for years on an energetically unfavorable place in a Geopathic Zone."
More information: http://www.geovital.com.au/seminars.html
Patrick van der Burght, Geovital Academy Australia / New Zealand
0407 680 812 or 03-9020 1330.
Neuro Muscular Dry Needling (NMDN is a treatment technique, which uses small filiform needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. This technique can effectively treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. NMDN can help you more efficiently treat your patients, improve your outcomes and save your aching hands.
This course is available to suitably qualified complimentary therapists including:
Remedial Massage Therapists
Level 1 NMDN
An introductory course designed to provide the necessary training required to apply Neuromuscular Dry Needling for chronic and acute neuromuscular disorders.
Special emphasis is placed on health and safety issues of using filiform needles to Trigger Points.
(20 Hours including online and face to face training) ANTA 20 CPD points).
Level 2 NMDN
More advanced Neuromuscular Dry Needling techniques including application of NMDN to the Thoracic Spinal area, Torso and the application and use electrical stimulation apparatus.
(20 Hours including online and face to face training) ANTA 20 CPD points).
Level 1 $750
Level 2 $750
Where: PERTH VENUE to be announced
January 21-24 2014 9.00am-4.00pm
Dry Needling Course Flyer » (PDF 862kb)
DAN BENSKY, MARGUERITE DINKINS & CHIP CHACE
Efficacy in acupuncture is grounded in a therapeutic engagement with qi. Doing this well requires not only carefully listening to patients with our ears, but also with our hands.
Although pulse and abdominal diagnosis are hallmarks of manual diagnosis in East Asian medicine, they represent just a fraction of the information available. This three-weekend training will enhance your ability to more directly perceive and make use of qi in your practice.
- January 18-19, 2014 - Introduction to Qi Palpation in the Practice of Acupuncture - Marguerite Dinkins, LAc
- February 22-23, 2014 - Intermediate techniques in Qi Palpation in the Practice of Acupuncture - Dan Bensky, DO
- April 12-13, 2014 - Fluid Dynamics and the Use of the Extraordinary Vessels in the Practice of Acupuncture - Charles Chace, LAc
How Is This Program Applicable To Your Practice?
Using the palpatory sensibilities and vocabulary of osteopathy, participants will be introduced to tangible palpatory referents for different aspects of qi, including:
- How to feel the location of core restrictions (what could be more important!)
- How to use variations in temperature to gain general and specific information
- How to directly feel which points are most available for treatment and their precise locations
- Directly assessing the flow in each channel
- How to feel whether your treatments have produced a clinically meaningful change
- How to use of the principle of effortless action (wu wei) in your practice.
Techniques such as these allow us to respond more fluidly to the requirements of our patients’ qi in a true dialogue. They are primarily diagnostic in nature and are readily integrated with nearly any style of acupuncture. They provide a means for the fundamental concepts of East Asian medicine to come to life in our hands.Related Publications: Axis of Efficacy: Part I; Axis of Efficacy: Part II
Professor Huang Huang
Dr. Huang teaches and practices classic formulas from the Shang Han Lun tradition in Nan Jing, China. This seminar is designed to give the participants a deeper understanding of Dr. Huang's teachings as well as to give new students a clinically relevant study of Dr. Huang's classic formula and body type approach in relation to the treatment and support of cancer patients.
Dr. Huang relies almost solely on classic formulas from the Shang Han Lun in his own busy practice in Nan Jing. His approach to diagnosis is based on body types and the 10 main formula families. This approach is particularly relevant for patients who are undergoing treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or patients who have undergone surgery for cancer. Understanding the body type of the patient can be the key for providing the correct support so that these western therapies can be more effective and less destructive. Classic formulas offer a method of working alongside western treatments to reduce side effects such as fever, pain, mouth sores, weight loss, anemia, immune deficiencies and digestive disruption.
In addition, we have found, in working with Dr. Huang’s methods, that many of our patients who are undergoing such western treatments surprise their doctors by their excellent response to the treatments themselves. In addition, we will learn to understand the body imbalances that need attention in order to reduce the risk of and prevent cancer. Dr. Huang Huang will be presenting his use of key formulas for the treatment of cancer patients and will present detailed case studies from his own practice. Dr. Huang's teachings are very straightforward, immediately applicable in the clinic and richly tied to the ancient traditions. For those practitioners who do not treat cancer patients, this course will still have great value. The principles and techniques offered here are relevant for all types of chronic illness.
SYDNEY: 2-3-4-5 February 2014
MELBOURNE: 7-8-9-10 February 2014
Existing Bowen Therapist Module - The Importance of Symmetry
One and 1/2 day Seminar
The Tudor, 1011 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
22-23 March, 2014
Crows Nest Community Centre, Crows Nest.
29-30 March ,2014
This one and a half day workshop will cover:
- Historical overview of the Bowen Technique
- Underlying principles and theory
- Holistic assessment techniques
- Procedures to influence the 'Central Axis'
- Procedures to influence the Pelvis
- How to provide a 'targeted' Bowen treatment
Tom Bowen assessed every patient he treated and then he targeted his therapeutic intervention to a few specific points. Every patient he treated received an individualised therapeutic intervention that was based upon assessment. With each patient Tom was able to achieve all this in just a few minutes.
The goal of this seminar is to educate existing Bowen Therapists so that they may assess each patient in a holistic way and be able to locate and release the particular muscle tension that is sustaining each patient's dysfunction. In a nut shell, I am not trying to teach a new system of Bowen Technique, I am trying to enhance your ability to use the techniques you already know.
This workshop will improve your clinical outcomes and your confidence without damaging the integrity of your technique. I believe it will forever change the way you practice Bowen Therapy.
Cost: The seminar fee is $295
To enrol: Please email Graham Pennington - email@example.com
or phone 0355 612 442 (bus) or 0467 612 442 (mob)
or mail to, P.O. Box 1105, Warrnambool, Vic., 3280
Seminar and Registration Details » (PDF 7857kb)
March 2014, Perth and Sydney
Tom Myers Full Structural Integration Training Program is coming to Australia. Coming March 2014.
Tom Myers wrote the widely-acclaimed Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001, 2009) and directs Kinesis, which offers hundreds of seminars per year worldwide for manual and movement professionals of all types. He studied with Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, Buckminster Fuller and has practiced integrative bodywork [...More...]
Part 1: Stuctural Vision with Thomas Myers
Perth 2 - 5 March 2014
Sydney 8 - 11 March 2014
Part 2: Structural Strategies with James Earls
May, June, Oct, Dec 2014
Perth and Sydne
Part 3: Structural Intergration with Lou Benson
Contact Julie@kmiaustralia.com or call 0410 990 869.
One day practical skills workshop.
This one day workshop is designed for wellness and fitness professionals who wish to learn more about coaching techniques and theory and how they can be used to build a better dynamic with their clients to deliver confidence and lasting behaviour change.
Workshop Information. In this workshop, participants will:
- Gain an understanding of evidence-based psychological theories that can turn fitness training into fitness coaching
- Discover how providing advice alone is not enough to create lasting change
- Learn how to use principles of positive psychology to build client confidence and success
- Increase client awareness and promote self responsiblity for their health and wellness through cognitive and behaviour change
- Help clients plan their change process and overcome barriers that stand in the way
- Develop active listening and communication skills that will build trust and rapport with your clients
- Increase understanding of goal setting that helps clients commit to their program while taking small successful steps towards desired outcome
Dates and venues available on www.wellnesscoachingaustralia.com.au/workshops
More Information and Enrolment Details » (PDF 1029kb)
Pulse on Anatomy consists of a variety of short modules in gross anatomy and imaging anatomy. Modules include: (i) Neuroanatomy; (ii) Thorax; (iii) Abdomen and Pelvis; (iv) Upper Limb; (v) Lower Limb; and (vi) multiple Imaging Anatomy modules which accompany each of the preceding modules ie. Can only complete an imaging module with enrolment into one of the other modules.
Students can take one, a combination or all modules in any order. The course is registered as a QUT short-course or Continuing Professional Education course and is therefore ideal for professional societies to engage with in order to provide extended professional development opportunities.
The Pulse on Anatomy website provides comprehensive details of the main focus of each module and how the course is structured:
Each module is run across three weeks, with each session being 3 hours in length from 5.30-8.30pm. Each session will consist of:
- An initial 30-minute optional exploratory session on cadavers before formal class begins
- A 1-hour demonstration period on cadavers and models
- A 30-minute pathology case study/ surface anatomy exercise
- A 30-minute self assessment on cadavers
The course completes with a written and practical assessment and certificates of achievement will be awarded on reaching competencies.
Also note that this course is offered as both internal and external delivery – so we can cater for students who are unable to get to the Gardens Point QUT campus in rural areas or interstate as required.
The Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is a dynamic and skillful professional bodywork technique designed to release muscles and fascia. The resultant effect of this is a comprehensive reorganisation of the musculature of the body characterised by a lasting relief from pain and dysfunction plus an increase in energy levels.
NST has been inspired and strongly influenced by the work of the Australian practitioner, Tom Bowen. NST incorporates the philosophy of DeJarnette's, Sacro Occipital Technique and is validated according to the principles of Applied Kinesiology. NST allows you to recode your client's visceral, musculoskeletal, fascial and nervous systems, so the body can regulate itself, controlling pain and boosting energy levels. NST is the fast, smooth form of Bowen, consistently effective even in difficult cases. Non-invasive and generally a lighter touch compared to similar bodywork therapies.
NST results are usually instantly noticeable and generally long lasting. The effectiveness of NST has been validated in a 3 year hospital based research program in Europe on individuals with chronic spinal based pain, 2004-2206.
Conditions that respond well to NST include problems involving;
- Cranial and TMJ.
- Neck, including whiplash
- Lumbar and Thoracic
- Shoulder and arm
- Hamstring, knees and ankle
- Respiratory including asthma
- Carpal tunnel
- Headaches / Migraines
- Sacral-iliac dysfunction
The ongoing dependability of the NST will continue to delight and intrigue both clinician and client. As an example: Around 80 % of all presenting conditions are totally resolved in 2 - 3 sessions. The 2 Day Introductory workshop covers a spinal balance protocol based on highly effective core work. The 5 day NST Basic Workshop is exclusively available for practitioners of healing and bodywork. The course is comprehensive in covering the core work and all major areas of the body, including sacral, TMJ, coccyx, ankle, hamstrings, shoulders and neck conditions, etc.
NST Training Schedule 2013 (PDF 27kb)
Would you like to help your clients in a special way by treating emotional / attitudinal disharmony, that causes much stress? Dr Edward Bach believed that conflict between the spiritual and mental aspects of the personality saps the body’s vital power, leaving it open to the inroads of disease. There are 38 Remedies plus Rescue Remedy in the Dr Bach System to treat the personality types he identified. His principle was - Treat the Patient, not the Disease.
By doing the Dr Bach Correspondence Course your lessons are done in the convenience of your own home and are supervised individually. You are taught how to use the System at the professional level.
The Correspondence Course covers each of the 38 Remedies in detail, plus Rescue Remedy to ascertain which Remedies are required by the client; along with the knowledge of how to make up the personal prescription for each client. The Remedies can also be given to animals and plants.
There are six Mailings, each one done in your own timing between 6 – 10 weeks for each one. Assessment is done by satisfactorily completing the Questionnaire page for each Mailing, which leads to the award of a Certificate of Achievement on completion. CPE points are based on one point per hour of study.
$60.00 per Mailing as you proceed
$324.00 payment for the six Mailings paid at the beginning (10% discount)
Where to Apply?
Margaret Gippel, ANTA F1035, has been using the Dr Bach Remedies for 30 years
and teaching them for the past 7 years.
Phone for an Enrolment Form to Margaret Gippel - Administrator (02) 9153 7951.
Australia’s leading provider of Natural Health education offers 30 on campus short courses.
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Perfect for those considering entering the Natural Health Industry, with taster courses in Super Nutrition, Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Massage.
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Natural Health practitioners are also welcome, with CPE points available through our short courses including Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial Release.
To view our full program of short courses and register your attendance, click here today, as spaces are limited!
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Bookings can be made through the short course website: www.endeavourshortcourses.edu.au/courses/c/online-courses
Energy medicine is at the forefront of creating a whole new world of options and outcomes. Our workshops and courses explore and teach this new paradigm of health and wellbeing, creating new opportunities for “healing the whole person”.
No matter what your area of expertise, the Australian Bush Flower Essences courses provide exceptionally useful information that can be used in your practice, enhancing your knowledge base, complementing your existing modality, and improving your client outcomes.
Australian Bush Flower Essences has been conducting education and training in Australia, as well as over 42 countries internationally, for over 25 years. Our cutting edge curriculum contains workshops and courses from beginner level to advanced, and includes many special interest modules. All our Training and Education material is written by qualified natural therapists who have experience in flower essences and their integration into various specialty modalities and delivered by our Certified Teachers.
You can attend our live One, Two or Three day workshops in capital cities, regional centres and remote communities throughout Australia. Some of our courses are also delivered via distance education, via webinar, and across flexible time frames.
The following workshops and courses are Accredited with ANTA for CPE purposes:
- Level 1 – 15 CPE points - more information
- Level 2 – 15 CPE points – more information
- Level 3 - 22 CPE points – more information
- Happy Healthy Kids – 7 CPE points – more information
- Kinesiology & ABFE - 7 CPE points – more information
- ABFE Master Class - 7 CPE points – more information
- Men's Health & ABFE - 7 CPE points – more information
- Pregnancy, Birthing & ABFE - 7 CPE points – more information
- Self Image and ABFE – Creating your own Love System - 7 CPE points – more information
- Teens, Tweens and ABFE - 7 CPE points – more information
- Women's Wellbeing and ABFE – 7 CPE points – more information
- Bush Essences Introductory Course (formerly 16 hour College Course Part 1) - 16 CPE points – more information
- Bush Essences Practitioner Skills (formerly 16 hour College Course Part 2) - 16 CPE points – more information
Our current workshop schedule for all workshops being held in capital cities and regional centres throughout Australia and overseas is available here.
If you cannot attend in person, you may also like to consider our home study courses:
- Level 1 DVD - 15 CPE points – more information
- Correspondence course - 50 CPE points – more information
More Information and Details » (PDF 52kb)
Oncology Massage Training (OMT) prepares you to work with the growing number of Australians experiencing cancer. Massage does not spread cancer and OMT explains the science of cancer and cancer treatments as well as developing your skills in oncology massage.
The Course Dates page lists the programmed courses for Modules 1 to 4. Changes may be made from time to time dependant upon interest and venue availability.
Discover the benefits of massage during pregnancy with our Certificate of Pregnancy Massage
This course will help you understand the many physiological, structural and psychological changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy. You will also discover how beneficial massage is before, during and after labour. You will gain the confidence and guidance to apply appropriate therapeutic massage to your pregnant client.
Then add to your qualifications with our Diploma of Pregnancy Massage
The Diploma will help you gain a greater insight into pregnancy and why massage is a key component to maintaining good health and wellbeing during pregnancy. You will also learn exercise and relaxation techniques, how to inspire partners to be proactive in the labour, and visualisation methods to help the mother achieve a greater connection with her baby.
- Accredited Certificate of Nutrition (34 hours)
- Certificate of Optimal Sports Nutrition (20 hours)
- Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy and Lactation (15 hours)
- Nutrition Psychology (15 hours)
- Certificate of Weight Loss Nutrition (30 hours)
- Certificate of Childhood Nutrition (32 hours)
- Paediatric Nutrition for Health Care Professionals (36 hours)
- Certificate IV in Food Coaching (50 hours, accredited course)
- Food Psychology (2 hours, 2 CECs)
- Nutrition Psychology (15 hours, 15 CECs)
- Dietary Assessment Methods (5 hours, 5 CECs)
- Childhood Nutrition (8 hours, 8 CECs)
- Endurance Nutrition (4 hours, 2 CECs)
- Sugars, & the Sugar to Fat Myth (4-6 hours, 6 CECs)
- Abdominal Fat; The Facts (4-6 hours, CECs pending)
FITNESS & HEALTH COURSES
- Certificate of Motivational Techniques (16 hours)
- Certificate of Wellness Coaching (12 hours)
- Mental Health First Aid Course (12 hours, 12 CECs, bookings required
- Certificate IV in Food Coaching (50 hours, accredited course)
- Level 1 Wellness Coaching (12 hours, 8 CECs)
- Mental Health First Aid eCourse (12 hours, 12 CECs)
- Strength and Conditioning Essentials to Success, (4 hours, 4 CECs), by Don Singe
- Sports Psychology; Going that extra! OUT MID NOV
- Herbs and Sports, by Maxine Haig (OUT APRIL)
- Pregnancy Exercise, by Liz Dene (OUT SOON)
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The Natural Therapist
Issue: 28 No. 3 | Nov 2013
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