Friday, January 30, 2009

ACHS Announces Wednesday Brown Bag Lecture Series

Starting on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, ACHS will be offering a weekly lecture series from 12-1 pm at our campus in Portland.

This will be a 50-minute brown bag lecture series on a variety of topics. These lectures are free to ACHS students and graduates and only $10 for the public. To reserve your place, please call 503-244-0726.

Our first lecture will be on Iridology with ACHS President and Holistic Health Expert Dorene Petersen:

Did you know that by looking at the texture of your iris you can evaluate your own or your client's health potential. When you study iridology you can analyze the overall constitution. This is a great tool to help you formulate wellness protocols. You can also see inherent weaknesses before they actually manifest as symptoms in the body.

This lecture is an introduction to the history, theory and philosophy of Iridology.

Schedule of upcoming lectures:

February 4: Introduction to Iridology with ACHS President Dorene Petersen

February 11: Introduction to Homeopathy with ACHS Instructor Dr. Matt Zorn, ND

February 18: Cheap & Effective Community Marketing for the Holistic Practitioner by ACHS Director of Marketing Kate Harmon

February 25: Writing Press Releases with ACHS Communications Manager Lauren Shapiro

All lectures will be videod. Highlights of the lecture will be available on the ACHS TV Channel on YouTube with full videos available in selected online classrooms for ACHS students. Be sure to subscribe to the ACHS YouTube Channel online here to receive notification when a new lecture is available.

Also, keep an eye on your email for an invite to join the ACHS Holistic Health Tip of the Week Google group to receive weekly announcements about upcoming lectures and additional tips for personal health and wellness! You can also view the ACHS Events calendar online here.

We look forward to seeing you on-campus!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Valentine's with Face, Body, Soul ACHS Alumni Kiva Lane

Take advantage of the food, music, and fun planned by ACHS alumni Kiva Lane at her NE Portland natural health spa.

February 6, 2009, Face Body Soul will host a luscious pre-Valentine's Day event to help you plan for the big day, with a focus on health, wellness, and high-quality body care. Find the gift sure to bring a smile: gourmet, vegan truffles, spa treatments, savory candles and artisan soap. The list goes on and on! And as a gift to you--or a gift to share with a loved one--all certificates purchased between 7-9 p.m. include an additional, complementary 25-minute enhancement.

Face Body Soul
4727 NE Fremont Ave
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 719-5055

Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 Trends: Wellness Coaches

The December 2008 edition of Entrepreneur magazine featured a 2009 Trends to Watch. The report, which featured some to-be-expected categories like Economy, Digital, and Green, also included Health (which frequently means the pharmaceutical, the cosmetic, or the unrealistic personal trainer routine). Not this time—at least, not entirely.

Yes, there was talk of the number of convenient care clinics expected by 2012 (health clinics in retail locations) and the growing popularity of everything gluten-free popularity. But there also was a significant head nod to the growing appreciate for, and expected increase in WELLNESS COACHES. According to Entrepreneur:

"For people seeking a lifestyle fix rather than a meal plan or workout regimen, wellness coaches focus on the whole shebang—stress and time management, diet and fitness—to encourage personalized, sustainable, healthy behaviors. Both individuals and corporations hire wellness coaches, who can charge anywhere from $60 to $150 an hour [...]."

Holistic health—or complementary alternative medicine—is growing in public awareness. That means a larger job market for trained professionals, more educational opportunities, and, above all, a healthier world. It's a good day!

© Entrepreneur 2009:

Clinical Phytotherapy Summer Camp in BC

Led by Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, MNIMH, this five-day camp offers advanced training in botanical medicine for practitioners and senior students. Case review-based format will also include detailed discussions of pathologies, therapeutic strategies, and botanical Materia medica for specific conditions. Cases and conditions examined will include: healthy heart and circulation, preventing osteoporosis, repairing connective tissue, managing anxiety and insomnia, and managing auto-immune diseases.

There will be an addition two days dedicated to cancer care with the use of botanicals and nutrition. Learning sessions will include: example cases studies of different types of cancer; a review of the bio-mechanics of cancer (what it is and how it progresses); blood and tissue tests for diagnosis; treatment planning and monitoring; nutritional and botanical interventions; working with chemotherapy and radiation; and overall case management strategies.

Also enjoy yoga and breath work, herb walks, the horticulture therapy program, a camp fire, delicious home cooking featuring vegetables from the garden and lots of fun.

Chanchal Cabrera has been practicing herbal medicine for more than 22 years, and has been the Faculty Director in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC, since 2004.

August 9-13, 2009. Classes run 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 30 hours of instruction. $500 plus GST includes all tuition, course notes, camping, and three meals a day.

For information and a registration form, call (250) 336-8767 or visit