Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This weekend is open to graduates of the Applied Healing Arts and the Transformative Leadership and Social Change programs. It will be designed just like the weekends you experienced while in the program. First thing on Saturday morning, participants will identify agenda items and create the structure for the rest of the weekend. Then off we go!
We will have a lot of fun as we build new partnerships, tend each other, inspire and be inspired, go deeper with the work, and envision new IS and POEs.
The course is limited to the first 30 participants, so register early and bring your classmates!
Tom Balles, M.Ac., L.Ac., DiplAc (NCCAOM), has been a practicing acupuncturist since 1985. He received a Licentiate in Acupuncture from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (U.K.) and a Master of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Mr. Balles has been teaching in the graduate degree and certificate programs at MUIH for the past 16 years. He has facilitated workshops internationally and is the author of Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things and Cultivating a Healing Presence: A Guide. His work focuses on the many lessons nature can teach us about sustaining wellness among individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
Allyson Jones, L.Ac., M.Ac., holds a Master of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she serves on the faculty in the Transformative Leadership and Social Change and the Acupuncture programs. She is a licensed acupuncturist and co-owner of Point Well Taken Acupuncture Center. Ms. Jones also teaches MUIH’s Redefining Health workshops to business and community groups, both nationally and internationally. Her prior work experience includes clinical social work, child advocacy, and corporate public affairs consulting. Ms. Jones holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland.
Instructor(s): Tom Balles, M.Ac., L.Ac., DiplAc (NCCAOM), Allyson Jones, L.Ac., M.Ac.
The Secret to Reaching and Engaging Clients
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - Sunday, July 7, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nearly 90% of U.S. adults use the Internet to find a health care practitioner. Having an online presence is now vital for the holistic professional. In this class, participants will take a “deep dive” into online marketing tactics by learning how to create their signature clinical program, as well as a proven online communication process to attract new clients. During the weekend, they will also have the opportunity to build a website from scratch during a hands-on session. A framework for converting website visitors into loyal clients is essential to success and will be covered at the end of the weekend.
Miriam G. Zacharias, M.S., LPSN is a marketing strategist who inspires holistic health leaders to achieve greater personal and financial freedom and build the business of their dreams. Following 20 years as a sales and marketing executive in the high-tech industry, Ms. Zacharias received training and worked with individual clients in the areas of holistic nutrition, executive coaching, and sports nutrition. She is currently chief nutrition officer and marketing strategist at TriathlonExperts.com, serves as vice president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, is a certified coaching clinic facilitator, and is an influential expert in helping others attract their ideal clients and keep them loyal for life. Learn more about Ms. Zacharias by visiting www.miriamzacharias.com.
Fee: $295 General Public, $195 MUIH Alumni and Students
Instructor(s): Miriam G. Zacharias, M.S., LPSN
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing and informative tour of the MUIH herb garden and surrounding property. Learn to recognize a variety of herbs and understand more about how they are used for healing and wellness. Presenter Bevin Clare is a professor at MUIH, is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on herbal medicine in the country, and regularly offers presentations to herbalists, the medical community, and lay people.
Instructor(s): Kat Bennett and Helen Metzman
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - Sunday, July 28, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This program features information that Paul Pitchford has developed based on decades of healing and awareness practice. He applies this fresh approach to 21st century nutrition in his daily work with clients, as well as in the design of food programs, diets, and nutritional products.
In this course, Pitchford will discuss how to cleanse toxins or purge parasites, choose whole food supplements, reduce or build up body mass, and overcome infections, arthritis, cancer or fatigue.
Pitchford merges classical Asian tradition with modern nutrition to create a new and unique integrated awareness that puts contradictory health and nutrition research into a clear and workable perspective.
Using readings from Chinese Medicine and other ancient healing systems, participants will explore the inherent qualities of food and how these impact the eater’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Participants will be provided with a highly functional definition of Yin/Yang according to traditional Chinese clinical nutrition. This definition will include these energetic dimensions:
- The 5 climatic excesses [Hot/Cold/Damp/Wind/Dry] as assessment tools and their nutritional components used for patient recommendations
- Other essential dimensions of Chinese medicine with dietary advisories:
- Strength [Excess/Deficiency]
- Depth [Interior/Exterior]
- Flow [Slippery/Obstructive]
- Weight [Light/Heavy]
- How traditional Chinese metaphysics and the Sattva concept of Ayurveda of India can be utilized to develop a clear and engaging understanding of ideal modern nutrition that enhances one’s vision of unity and compassion
- The Qi energetics system according to Chinese medicine and how the spleen-pancreas Qi model informs us of virtually all beneficial dietary habits.
- How obstructed liver Qi inhibits the entire digestive process and ways to smooth out liver Qi stagnation
- The nutritional aspect of stem cells elucidated via the Jing concept of Chinese medicine and metaphysics
Paul Pitchford studied and apprenticed with masters of pre-Revolutionary Traditional Chinese Medicine, nutrition, and Tai Ji and Chan (Zen) meditation. His landmark book, Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (North Atlantic Books, available in 7 languages, including forthcoming Chinese and Korean translations), forms the foundation of his unique dietary teachings, which unify Eastern and Western therapies.
For more than three decades, Mr. Pitchford’s writings, teachings, and consultations have inspired millions worldwide, including readers, students, and health practitioners. His work has become a primary impetus behind the most fundamental, clinically effective, and innovative dietary movement today, widely known as “whole foods nutrition.” He sees a universal shift to whole foods nutrition as essential for overcoming ecologic ravages to the Earth.
Best known for his teachings on foundational healing, Mr. Pitchford emphasizes awareness practices, mindful exercises such as yoga and tai ji, and regenerative nutrition. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Fee: $295 General Public, $195 Maryland University of Integrated Health Alumni and Students
Instructor(s): Paul Pitchford