These courses focus on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone.
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Give Your Pet A Good Death (And Life) with Holistic Vet Catherine Scheutze
Saturday Nov 5th, 9.00am 4.00pm, in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute
Facility fee $95
The grief experienced by the loss of an animal companion often goes unrecognised. For many of us, these pets are important and loved family members and losing one is a challenging and emotional experience. There is growing demand for end of life pet care, yet there is still little professional and personal support available for families and pets alike.
This introductory workshop will explore options and approaches to the care of dying pets. We will discuss ways to enhance your pets’ quality of life while dying, options for medication, nursing and for dealing with the grief during this time. We will learn about different belief systems of animal spirituality and consciousness and how to assist your beloved companion in their transition from this life.
Dr Catherine Schuetze has been a holistic veterinarian for the past 20 years with a special interest in palliative care. She founded the charity Vets Beyond Borders to improve animal welfare in Asia and is currently undertaking a PhD on traditional veterinary medicine of Tibet and the Himalayas. She nursed her own beloved dog till she died naturally at the healthy age of 18. She has trained in veterinary acupuncture; western and asian herbs; nutraceuticals and Tibetan medicine.
Saturday 05 November 9.00 am—4 pm, held in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $95.
Non-Violent Communication with Cate Crombie
Saturday Nov 19 10.00am – 4.30pm, held in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $95
Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ with people. We express our feelings in terms of what another person has ‘done to us.’ We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment, and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats or coercion. As founder of Non-violent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg says, ‘What others do may be a stimulus of our feelings, but not the cause.’
At best, thinking and communicating this way can create misunderstanding and frustration, or simply keep us from getting what we want. It can also keep us from the fulfilling relationships we deserve. And still worse, it can lead to anger, depression and even emotional or physical violence. Join Non-Violent Communication trainer Cate Crombie for a full-day workshop in this transformative approach to both personal and professional relationships.
Cate Crombie has been a facilitator of communication courses for over 20 years. Since, 2001, Cate has been learning and practicing Non-violent Communication skills in both her personal and professional life, as she is committed to fully living the process. Being inspired to share this powerful yet natural model with others, Cate is a Centre for Non-violent Communication (CNVC) certified trainer of Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication.
Working in a gentle and empowered experiential style, Cate invites participants to work with examples from their own lives. Her workshops and private work involve a balance of support as well as challenge that people say they find both stimulating and enjoyable!
Saturday 19 Nov 10.00am – 4.30pm, at the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $95.
The Ayurvedic Approach to Wellbeing with Eumundi Medicine Man Jay Mulder
Sunday Nov 20, 9.00am – 3.30pm, held in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee: $95
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Its concepts about health and disease promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices. India’s government and other institutes throughout the world support clinical and laboratory research on Ayurvedic medicine.
Chenrezig Institute’s Wellbeing Centre is excited to host Eumundi Medicine Man Jay Mulder. Join us for a day of exploring the Ayurvedic approach to health and wellbeing.
Jay D Mulder. Holds a Bachelor of Complementary and Herbal Medicine from Charles Sturt University, a Diploma of Herbalism and Nutrition from Queensland Institute of Natural Science, a Certificate IV of Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic Clinical Certificate from Dr Rajan Coopan of South Africa (Jay’s original Ayurvedic teacher). He has also completed a two year course in Sanskrit at Queensland University.
Jay regularly meets Ayurvedic professors of Ayurveda and scholars in India to discuss the philosophical concepts of Ayurveda (padartha vinana), as well asknowledge of dravya (substance) known as dravyagunavijnana. He also undergoes pancakarma twice each year. Previously, he spent 12 years in an ashram. For the past ten years, Jay has taught the Ayurvedic Lifestyle course and now the Advanced Diploma of Ayurvedic Medicine course at East Coast TAFE, and also the College of ACE BMS. Having retired into private practice Jayadharma now teaches interested students on a one-to-one basis.
Sunday 20th Nov 9.00am – 3.30pm, at the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $95.