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Upcoming Workshops & Classes 2018

 


Friday March 30, 2018- Wild Root Herb School, Bellingham WA

Traditional Medicine: An Indigenous perspective on Medicine & Healing 

Join in a discussion on the role of the Indigenous world view in Medicine, from herbalism, animals and the natural world connection to the growing movement of de-colonizing our medicines. Tiffany Freeman shares from her experiences as a bi-racial Indigenous practitioner of Traditional Medicines and earth based teachings. We will discuss how those traditional aspects are playing a role in our reconnection to our own roots, how we can integrate that in our own practices, and the importance of our roles as stewards of the land based medicines. Q&A after

Dates: Friday March 30 2018
Times: 7pm
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Wild Roots Botanicals, Bellingham WA

 

Saturday March 31, 2018 - Wild Root Herbs School, Bellingham WA

Herbs for the Wee Folk: Herbal Pediatrics

This course is open to all that have an interest in children’s health be it for your own children, for general interest, if your new to herbal pediatrics, or as an enhancement to your clinical practice and herbal knowledge; no prerequisites are required. Through the weekend we will discuss common childhood illnesses and their symptoms, along with important indicators of when its time to reach out and seek medical attention. With each childhood illness we will be discussing important herbal remedies, dosages & safety, discussing various techniques such as pressure points and external applications of herbs. We also discuss in detail the different stages of growth & development, seasonal health, nutrition and prevention through the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Come join Tiffany Freeman as she shares from her clinical experience and knowledge of pediatrics through a blend of Traditional Medicine, Classical Chinese Medicine and Western Herbalism. 

Dates: Saturday March 31 2018
Times: 9am to 5pm
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Wild Roots Botanicals, Bellingham WA


May 16-20, 2018 - Good Medicine Confluence, Durango CO USA 

Medicines of our Ancestors: Smoke, Cupping & Blood letting

The use of Smoke, Cupping & Blood letting as therapeutic techniques have been used across the globe by many of our ancestors for time immemorial. Blood letting and cupping often conjure up images of the dramatic techniques that took place during the dark ages, or the backs of famous folks in Hollywood that looked like they've been attacked by an octopus, and for a lot of us it just makes us feel uneasy & queasy to think of bleeding or the sucking up of skin. In this talk we will discuss how many cultures across the globe had systems of medicine, that predate blood letting in Europe or Hollywood fads, that have several hundred years of practice, tradition & literature on these techniques. We will be looking at the history, past & present, and the importance of the therapeutic benefits of using cupping & blood letting as well as smoke for tools for health. Alongside we willalso explore the cultural and spiritual significance of these globally shared techniques.  

 

Nourishing blood loss: a herbal approach to post-partum healing

With the C-section rates in the USA and Canada being in the top 10 highest out of all the countries in the world, with rates of 30-40% of all births delivered by Cesarean, womyn are not often being treated for the tremendous amount of blood loss that occurs by this means of childbirth.  Blood loss and it’s serious effects upon a womyn's health are often overlooked, mis or undiagnosed and in most cases due to lack of postpartum health care. Blood deficiency has been linked to areas such as post-partum depression, anxiety, panic attacks, migraines, breast feeding difficulties, fatigue and exhaustion, blood pressure issues and so many more health conditions according to traditional medicine. The stigma of birth by caesarean also enhances the stress on the blood and conditions of blood deficiency. For many womyn birth by this mean is a necessary procedure to save the life of their child, for many it’s a road that a pregnant mother gets on without even knowing what is at the end of it, regardless of why, the major loss of blood still goes untreated. Many modern day techniques, tests and interventions set the stage for an increase in induction rates and therefore an increase in the rates of birth by c-section. In this discussion we will look at the interventions that may set you on the road for c-section and increased blood loss, we will discuss traditional techniques that are used to move babies that are breach, we will discuss the effects of stressors and dis-ease on pregnancy, the role of blood in breast milk production, and herbal, nutritive and traditional hands on healing work to aid in nourishing the blood after loss. Working to treat the blood after childbirth no matter which way a chid is brought into this world is an important area to address and an area where we can help support mothers through the amazing journey of parenthood.

Schedule TBA, Event details at Good Medicine Confluence 2018 

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June 23, 2018- Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB

Herbs for the Wee Folk: A course on Herbal Pediatrics

This course is open to all that have an interest in children’s health be it for your own children, for general interest, if your new to herbal pediatrics, or as an enhancement to your clinical practice and herbal knowledge; no prerequisites are required.

Through the course we will discuss common childhood illnesses and their symptoms, along with important indicators of when its time to reach out and seek medical attention. With each childhood illness we will be discussing important herbal remedies, dosages & safety, discussing various techniques such as pressure points, external applications of herbs and easy remedies that we an make from home. We also discuss in detail the different stages of growth & development, seasonal health, nutrition, digestion, immunity and prevention through the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Come join Tiffany Freeman as she shares from her clinical experience and knowledge of pediatrics through a blend of Traditional Medicine, Classical Chinese Medicine and Western Herbalism. More about Tiffany at tiffanyfreemanwellness.com

Dates: June 23, 2018
Times: Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Blank Page Studio, Calgary Alberta


July 20-22, 2018- Alberta Herb GatheringPigeon Lake AB

The Importance of Tongue Assessment for the Western Practitioner- with Tiffany Freeman 

The tongue gives us a unique opportunity to peak through a window to the internal workings of the body. It tells us a story about the nature of disease and about the patterns that are impacting us. Through the use of tongue assessment one can better select appropriate remedies, whether herbals, nutrition based or other wholistic suggestions, & we can tailor our recommendations to better suit the client. In this discussion we look at the 4 major areas of Tongue Assessment and their meanings, & we will learn how to further differentiate between the nature of ones disharmonies, constitutional tendencies and differentiate between patterns. The goal is to learn how we can use this information to better choose appropriate remedies and therefore improve our outcome and recovering time.

 

Traditional Medicine: An Indigenous perspective on Medicine & Healing - with Tiffany Freeman

Join in a discussion on the role of the Indigenous world view in Medicine, from herbalism, animals and the natural world connection to the growing movement of de-colonizing our medicines. Tiffany Freeman shares from her experiences as a bi-racial Indigenous practitioner of Traditional Medicines and earth based teachings. We will discuss how those traditional aspects are playing a role in our re-connection to our own roots, how we can integrate that in our own practices, and the importance of our roles as stewards of the land based medicines. 


September 2018- Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB Canada

Traditional Chinese Medicine Intro

Dates & times TBA, Blank Page Studio in Kensington 

This course looks at the basic theories that create the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Theories introduced include Yin-Yang, Five Vital Substances, Meridians, Zang-Xiang, and the five phases.This course will also address the factors of disease according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, as well as four methods of examination and pattern identification.All topics will be introduced with their Chinese ideograms to develop a deeper understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s inferential nature. Official Wild Rose College of Natural Healing Curriculum, in partnership with Wild Rose College (WRC), eligible for Diploma credits. 


September, 2018- Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB Canada

Pulse Assessment: Mastering the Basics

Time & Date TBA, Blank Page Studio in Kensington 

Join Dr. Tiffany Freeman TCM Doctor & East/West Herbalist in the classroom for this full day intensive course. Master the basic foundations of Pulse Assessment, based in Traditional Chinese Medicine Pulse diagnosis and developed for the western practitioner.

  • Learn to properly assess the pulse, how to best find it and proper positioning
  • Learn factors that affect the pulse including common pharmaceuticals, seasons, cycles, foods, etc.
  • Establish a functional knowledge of the different pulse categories and their therapeutic meanings
  • Develop an understanding of the meaning of TCM terms and pattern discrimination used in assessment and how that translates to the western view of the body
  • Aquire valuable experience as we assess one another in the practical part of the class
  • Unlike online courses in pulse you will walk away with confidence in assessment through the ability to ask, feel and learn from a live teacher!
  • Open to any modality or practitioner of natural therapies!

 

 Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies

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Lodgepole School was created & founded by Herbalists Jeananne Laing & Tiffany Freeman to keep classroom learning alive. Whether that classroom be outside or indoors at their space in Blank Page Studio in Kensington (Calgary, AB) lodgepole opened its doors to create a space & place for wholistically minded teachers, presenters, and students to share and learn. The Lodgepole classroom environment has also been home to official Wild Rose College of Natural Healing (WRC) curriculum and through partnership with the WRC contributes to the education of the Herbal community and the WRC Herbal & Wholistic Therapist diploma programs.

For more info check out the website and the list of other upcoming courses & workshops by passionate presenters! www.lodgepoleschool.com     


Want to invite Tiffany to speak or present in your area?  Inquiries please email at tiffanyfreemanwellness@gmail.com

 

For more information on courses in 'Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture' check out Pacific Rim College, Victoria BC www.pacificrimcollege.com/faculties-programs/