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Upcoming Workshops & Classes 2019


Every 4th Wednesday starting January 23, 2019Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB

Folk herbal revival: bringing plant power to the people

Back by popular demand is our series of talks that were started in 2016 by Herbalist & Traditional Medicine Practitioner Tiffany Freeman and Jeananne Laing Herbalist & Cannabis Educator, co-directors of Lodgepole School. Folk Herbal Revivalis a series of conversations that aims to empower the participant with tools that anyone can use at home, whether that be simple plant based preparations, self care techniques, healthy & nutritional recipes, folk style herbal preparations, or just to simply inspire new thoughts and ideas. Each month (4th Wednesday) their will be a new discussion, new topic and some months we will have guest presenters.This is an inclusive class of all experience levels & backgrounds.

*Please note that we will be talking & discussing some topics that some may feel uncomfortable about. We encourage growth and open hearted respectful discussion. This is also a safe space for all genders, backgrounds, folks of all colour & diversities.

Dates: Every 4th Wednesday starting January 23, 2019 until further notice (Booked dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, March 20, April 24, May 22)
Times: 7pm to 9ish
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Blank Page Studio, Calgary Alberta

Saturday January 26, 2019Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB

Clinical skills: case intake & Interpretation

A detailed case intake is an important part of an Herbalist or Natural Health Practitioners assessment. Through taking a carefully thought out detailed assessment we can better inform our herbal, nutritional and other recommendations to suit the individual client, their needs, current health, constitution and take into consideration other associated factors.

In this course we will learn a group of specific questions that will help you assess with accuracy, we will learn to discover more guided questions, discuss essentials details via classical questions of traditional medicine; we will talk legalities, storage and also client privacy, all essential stuff that are to be included in a thorough case history.

Along with record know hows we will also be dedicating time to hands on practice within the group and also how to interpret our findings. Open to all Modalities

Dates: Saturday January 26, 2019
Times: 10am to 4pm
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Blank Page Studio, Calgary Alberta

Saturday February 23, 2019Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB

Nourishing the blood: a holistic approach to postpartum health & wellbeing

Join Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Cl.H for a class on Herbal, Nutritional & other recommendations used to nourish the birthing parent after Child birth.

In this course will we be focusing on the role of our Blood in the Traditional Medicine model as a major factor for good postpartum health & wellbeing. We will be discussing common conditions that may impact postpartum health such as sweating, issues that may arise with menstruation and lochia, digestive health, emotional changes, post surgical care, sexual changes, breast health and more!

*This class is open to all experience levels, backgrounds and genders*

Dates: Saturday February 23, 2019
Times: 12pm to 4pm
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Blank Page Studio, Calgary Alberta

Saturday March 16, 2019Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB

Pulse & Tongue Assessment Intensive:

Friday June 7, 8, 9, 2019 - Vancouver Island Herb Gathering, Courtenay BC

Presentation schedule TBA

Previous 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 


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. 


October 13, 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!


September 29, 2018Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB

Herbal Pediatrics: Supporting Children through a Holistic Approach

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: September 29, 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


Every 4th Wednesday starting September 26, 2018Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB

Folk herbal revival: bringing plant power to the people

Back by popular demand is our series of talks that were started in 2016 by Herbalist & Traditional Medicine Practitioner Tiffany Freeman and Jeananne Laing Herbalist & Cannabis Educator, co-directors of Lodgepole School. Folk Herbal Revivalis a series of conversations that aims to empower the participant with tools that anyone can use at home, whether that be simple plant based preparations, self care techniques, healthy & nutritional recipes, folk style herbal preparations, or just to simply inspire new thoughts and ideas. Each month (4th Wednesday) their will be a new discussion, new topic and some months we will have guest presenters.This is an inclusive class of all experience levels & backgrounds.

*Please note that we will be talking & discussing some topics that some may feel uncomfortable about. We encourage growth and open hearted respectful discussion. This is also a safe space for all genders, backgrounds, folks of all colour & diversities.

Dates: Every 4th Wednesday starting September 26th 2018 until further notice
Times: 7pm to 9ish
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Blank Page Studio, Calgary Alberta


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November 10, 2018- Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies, Calgary AB Canada

tongue assessment for the western practitioner: clinical assessment skills series

Tongue Assessment is one of the primary diagnostic tools used in many organized systems of Traditional Medicine, in particular Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where is dates back to the year 1066 BCE.

In this intensive workshop we will go in depth to learn this ancient assessment tool. Taken from the theories and practices of TCM but developed for the Western practitioner, we will delve into the major aspects of tongue assessment such as body colour, shape, coating and their relationships to the organs & fluids. Through the close up look and interpretation of these areas we will discuss in depth their clinical significance.

Tongue Assessment is a course that will teach you the foundations of accurately assessing your clients and in doing so better empowering you to select individually appropriate recommendations of herbs, foods, nutritional supplements and/or natural treatment protocols. Through the practical component in which we will be assessing one another tongues each participant will be given enough experience to quickly incorporate this into their own practice.

This course is open to all modalities and experience levels.

Dates: November 10, 2018
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H (AHG)
Location: Blank Page Studio, Calgary Alberta


 

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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/