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HANS is a non-profit society dedicated to ensuring Canadians have knowledge of and access to the powerful and effective properties of natural, complementary and alternative medicines and therapies.

HANS Events

Feb
13
Reflexology Student Clinic

On Tuesday evenings you are invited to enjoy the services of a well-trained student reflexologist. One hour appointments are scheduled on the hour from 6pm - 10pm. Cost is $25.00. Call to book an appointment: (604) 875-8818 or, email: chrisshirley@pacificreflexology.com

Contact: Christopher Shirley

Oct
18
Shamanic Journeying for Mental Health Professionals, Robert Alcorn, MD

This is an experiential workshop for mental health students and practitioners of the healing arts. Participants will learn the basics of creating sacred space, shamanic journeying, how to create a safe environment for this work, and how to access inner wisdom for the practitioner and the client. No prior experience with shamanic journeying is needed. Experienced shamanic practitioners are also welcome. NOTE: Because journey work is usually done lying down, participants should dress casually and bring a blanket or yoga mat, pillow, eye covering and a notebook for journalling. Some may want to bring sacred objects to add to the shamanic altar for the duration of the workshop. Standard teaching about mental health conditions does not usually include any reference to the spiritual aspects of the people who come for help. This workshop will address the types of spiritual interference which can lead to mental and emotional difficulties. Participants will learn the basics of shamanic journeying as an approach for helping clients with the spiritual aspects of their mental health issues. Emphasis will be placed on setting sacred space, techniques for insuring the safety of the process, learning how to function in an altered state of consciousness for healing purposes, and helping the clients find their own inner resources. Dr. Alcorn is a psychiatrist, practicing in Ohio, since 1974. He has studied subtle energy healing since 2000, and shamanic practices since 2004. He is interested in the effectiveness of treating common psychiatric disorders with spiritual interventions.

Contact: Sharon Cass-Toole

Oct
18
Beauty & Wellness Open House

Inherent Wellness will be co-hosting an open house event at Medical Esthetics By Katie in New Westminster! Please join us for a GRAND TOUR of our new space and meet our team: - Medical Esthetics by Katie - New Westminster Acupressure - Finishing Touch Electrolysis - KB Scalp Micropigmentation BC - The Art of Healing through Mind Body Spirit Join us for demonstrations, complementary assessments, special product discounts, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres & wine, Please RSVP by October 10, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beauty-wellness-event-medical-esthetics-by-katie-tickets-50204229201 Inherent Wellness will be offering complementary live blood analysis demonstrations during this open house event. Please contact us via inherentwellness.ca for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact: Byron Scheffler

Oct
19
20th Annual Energy Psychology Conference: The Conference for Integrative and Energy Therapies Emerging Strategies for Mind-Body-Spirit Integration

This unique 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 available 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.

Contact: Sharon Cass-Toole, conference director

Oct
19
Dreams that Can Save Your Life: Diagnosis and Healing with Larry Burk, MD, CHEP

The first scientific study of breast cancer dreams demonstrated warnings of malignancy prior to any symptoms. Additional warning and healing dreams have been gathered for many other types of cancers. Nightmares can provide useful emotional information to guide energy psychotherapists toward the most fruitful issues to tap on. Dr. Larry Burk, completed his medical school and residency training at the University of Pittsburgh. He trained in acupuncture and hypnosis and is a Certified Energy Health Practitioner. He was co-founder of Duke Integrative Medicine and is now a consulting associate in radiology at Duke Hospital. He also maintains a part-time coaching practice at Oriental Health Solutions, LLC. Dr. Burk is a guest trainer for Medical Intuition and Symbolic Healing workshops at The Monroe Institute. He is a founding member of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and a former board president of the Rhine Research Center. He has made several presentations on dream diagnosis at the International Association for the Study of Dreams. His book Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist was published in 2012. He gave a TEDx talk on "Cancer Warning Dreams that Save Your Life" in March 2016. His book Dreams that Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases was published in 2018.

Contact: Sharon Cass-Toole

Oct
20
Aromatic Medicine: An Introduction with Peter Conway

Course Information “Aromatic Medicine” can be described as the medical use of essential oils (volatile oils), including taking them internally by mouth. It is a therapeutic modality that has huge potential especially at this time of antibiotic crisis where the microbial modulating effects of essential oils could be part of the solution. Peter Conway considers aromatic medicine to be a vital branch of herbal medicine albeit one that is insufficiently appreciated – this seminar aims to address this by providing a solid grounding in this very powerful approach. The course will indicate the full therapeutic scope of aromatic medicine but will focus specifically on two interrelated treatment areas: infection and stress. On this intensive course you will discover: the basics of volatile oil chemistry, the range of actions they possess, the indications they can address and the type of preparations that can be made. You will learn fundamentals such as how to use oils safely, where to obtain them and how to store them – but we will also consider more arcane matters such as the notions of “live embalming” and “aromatic acupuncture”! During this course we will experience over 20 different essential oils. Course overview Day 1 will include Defining “Aromatic Medicine” and tracing its history Orientation in volatile oil chemistry General properties of volatile oils Potential adverse effects Quality, sourcing and storage Preparations and indications Aromatic medicine and the microbiome Focus on treating infections part 1 Day 2 will include Focus on treating infections part 2 Focus on treating stress This course will be of particular interest to herbal medicine students and practitioners but also to other students and practitioners who have a deep interest in the therapeutic use of essential oils. Course Instructor Peter Conway is one of the world’s leading herbal medicine practitioners and teachers. Trained in the UK he was made a Fellow of both the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy for his contributions in developing the herbal profession including his diverse educational work, political work with the British Government and his writing such as his 2011 textbook The Consultation in Phytotherapy which is currently being revised for a second edition. Peter is now based in Canada and is a member of the Canadian Herbalists Association of British Columbia. Peter trained in Aromatic Medicine with renowned French expert Dr. Daniel Penoel in the 1990s. Peter is keen to see the huge potential of Aromatic Medicine become realised – particularly in helping to address the antibiotic crisis and to seize the therapeutic opportunities offered by the growing field of the microbiome.

Contact: Alissa Woods


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