Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thriving Through Illness - workshop


Anthroposophic Medical Offerings with Trish McPhee, RN, MSN, FNP-c {
An Introduction to Anthroposophic Medicine
Fever, coughs, nasal congestion, head colds, ear infections and belly upsets are our body’s efforts at maintaining equilibrium. Supporting our children through these balancing illnesses is essential so that they may re-form their being to better meet the world. Join us for an afternoon of exploration into the essential power of illness and the appropriate convalescence. Learn why this is crucial and what can happen when it is inappropriately managed.

Practical Applications of Anthroposophic Medicine in the Home – A Workshop February 22-23, Saturday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM and Sunday 9-1

All-day workshop fee: $150, includes supplies. Pre-registration required.    
Learn practical applications and gain confidence in how to manage common ailments by discussing and experiencing the practical applications of wraps, compresses, inhalations and baths. You will gain confidence in caring for the sick at home while also learning when to seek help. Upon completion of this day, you will take away practical skills and the necessary understanding of how to manage common illnesses with confidence and knowing a renewed strength will follow. You will go home with some starter supplies all the information you need to create your own home healing kit.

Topics and hands-on experiences will include:
~Creating a healing environment using the Four Elements~
~Topical applications of wraps and compresses ~ Inhalations ~ Therapeutic bath demonstrations~
~Managing the essential convalescence ~ How to create your own Home Healing Kit~

Sponsored by LifeWays Childcare Training as an open course for the public

Vancouver Waldorf School, Early Childhood Centre, Red Rose Kg

For more information contact: lifeways@gmail.com 604-375-2979
 { Trish McPhee is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. She has three Waldorf-educated children (two grown). She has been working out of Anthroposophy for 17 years, has taught at Rudolf Steiner College and worked at Raphael House in Fair Oaks. She resides in Grass Valley, California where she works as an Emergency RN and is a private practice NP.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."