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Whole Health Conference to be held in Victoria


August 26, 2010
By Maria DiDanieli

Aug. 20, Victoria, BC – The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
association warmly invites DCs to share in its 2010 Whole Health Conference, a
learning celebration of the human mind, body and spirit to be held in Victoria, British
Columbia from October 29-31, 2010.



Since 1988, the NHPC has been a
cutting-edge leader in natural healthcare education. NHPC provides learning
opportunities that transform lives with some of the world's foremost experts on
health care issues.
The
conference is open to all healthcare professionals including, DCs, RMTs,
naturopaths, nurses, MDs, spa practitioners, energy workers and more and will
be held at the Victoria Marriot Hotel in downtown Victoria.

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Conference
Streams

Attendees
will have the opportunity to learn from top names in integrative, holistic, and
natural health care.
The Whole Health Conference has over 20 learning sessions that have
been organized into six educational streams to help you maximize your learning
experience. Select sessions from any combination of the following streams.


Food and Nutrition
Participants attending workshops and presentations in this stream will gain
tools to support patients/clients in formulating nutritional regimens that
restore health and wellbeing.

Soft Tissue
Manipulation

Sessions include massage methods that are based on a "western"
medical model, and "western" approach to the body (western in this
case referring to a strict scientific and purely mechanical approach to the
healing of the body.)

Physical Energy
Work

Sessions in this
stream are based on an oriental medicine understanding of anatomy and
physiology. The oriental approach is based on balancing the flow of energy
through the body’s energetic channels, meridians, and focal points. It includes
both the application of pressure to specific, defined points along those
channels or meridians, and massage strokes.

Leadership and
Development


Professions serve
society by pooling knowledge among their members. They also help their members
build networks, find collaborators, and organize around issues that affect
them. In a world of ceaseless innovation and change, every professional must be
a leader.

Participants in this
stream will learn practical strategies for becoming leaders in both their
personal and professional lives.

Spa Treatments
Total revenue
streams within the spa industry have increased 146 per cent to $1.5 billion in
the last several years with medical spas the fastest growing segment. More and
more people are including spa treatments as part of their regular health and
wellness routine.

Sessions in this stream
will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to begin offering clients/patients
a series of spa treatments.

Animal
Interactions


Nature and animals are able to reach people in profound ways. Language
barriers, cultural barriers, class barriers – all those obstacles come tumbling
down when we use animal interactions for healing. Animal interactions will
focus on equine therapy with Oriane Lee Johnston.



More information

There will also be an
inspirational plenary with filmmaker and sustainable food advocate, Craig Noble
and you can witness screening of Craig Noble's film, Tableland, combined with a fresh, local
culinary experience.


Off-site tours to Goldstream Provincial
Park, Butchart
Gardens, SaltSpring Island,
Sannich Penisula, an evening Ghostly Bus Tour of Victoria or Microbrewery Tour
are also offered through the conference.

Please be sure to visit the
extensive health sector tradeshow that will be available throughout the event.

For more information on this
event, including registration and accommodation details, please visit www.nhpcanada.net or contact Erica Jones
at ejones@nhpcanada.org This e-mail address is being protected from
spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

or by calling (toll-free) 1-888-711-7701.


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