Course Calendar 2018

 

 

 

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA & TRADITIONAL PLANT MEDICINE with Dr Gary Ferguson
Addictions, alcoholism as well as emotional imbalances may have their root in our grandparents’ generation. We will explore epigenetic trauma and how events from our historical past may be effecting us today. Plants too have long memories and can be  powerful medicine. Most modern pharmaceuticals are extracted from, and are based in, traditional plant based therapies, used for thousands of years by indigenous peoples. We will explore the latest knowledge on how best to use botanicals for recovery and stability.

May 25, 2 – 5:30 pm   at Soldotna Public Library

 

 

 

The impact of diet, mindfulness, exercise in the prevention and
treatment of psychiatric disorders with Jonathan Burgess, MD

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity-related    illnesses   are often co-occuring with psychiatric disorders. Ongoing research suggests that cardio-metabolic diseases and psychiatric disorders may share similar risk factors and may be mutually impacted by our diets, exercise, and other lifestyle habits. In fact, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry now includes lifestyle interventions as standard-of-care for mood disorders. In short, the neck up (ie the brain) evolved under the same conditions as the neck down (cardiovascular and digestive systems), and the general health practices that improve cardiovascular and digestive health seem to be relevant for improving mental health. This workshop will examine the evolution of the field of lifestyle interventions for psychiatric disorders, landmark and up-to-date publications on the current evidence for lifestyle interventions for psychiatric disorders.We will present an all-of-the-above approach using health habits as a foundation for mental health combined with standard-of-care practices, such as psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

June 1-2, 10 am – 2:30 pm   Soldotna Public Library

 

 

 

THE HEALING POWER OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND with Jessica Porter
We will navigate the conscious and subconscious minds and how they work as antagonistic and complementary opposites – the yin and yang of perception. Whether you struggle with blocks from the past, or would just like to pay more attention, come to this class to find out how to mobilize more of your power.

June 6, 10 am -  12 – 5 pm at the  Soldotna Public Libarary
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COOKING FOR VIRILITY AND VITALITY with Jessica Porter
If you feel baffled (or bored) by whole plant foods and feel maybe you need to eat animals to feel like a real man or woman, this is the class for you. We will go into the benefits of powerful plant foods for your romantic life, your ability to perform and persist, and, yes, your sexiness quotient. You will leave class confident and excited to hit the kitchen.

June 7,  2-5 pm  Ionia Longhouse Community Kitchen

 
CLOSING CIRCLE at Ionia
Let’s check in and celebrate our successes together. time and date to be announced

 

The NEXT FULL COURSE will be during SPRING SEMESTER 2019:  January – May 2019