Monthly Archives: August 2011

Herbal Medicine for Optimal Immune System Function

Join us for an information evening exploring common herbal remedies, essential oils, optimal nutrition and relevant supplementation for the winter months, for prevention of a cold or flu and for strengthening the immune system.

Taught by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH – Medical Herbalist

Date: Thursday September 29, 2011 from 6:30 until 8 pm.

Location: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group # 320- 1026 Davie St. Vancouver BC – co-sponsored with Choices Market

Cost: $ 10 Space is limited. Space is limited. Call to preregister 604 683 2298 or email

Evening Seminar on Understanding Self Sabotage

with Lisa Tomlinson, MA, Psychotherapist, Counseling services.

Lisa is a counseling therapist whose areas of specialization include depression, anxiety and disordered eating. Lisa offers individual, families and couples counseling.

Join us on Wednesday October19th, 2011, for an evening talk on self sabotage, learn to identify primary and secondary goals and learn how secondary goals can be unconscious sabotaging mechanisms that keep us from achieving our ultimate potential. During the evening we will practice an exercise intended to identify, name and isolate some core beliefs that are driving our self-limiting behaviors.

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Admission is $ 10 cash at door. Bring a friend. Bring your questions!

Location: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group – # 320-1026 Davie St. Vancouver, BC . V6E 1M3

Website: Co sponsored with Choices Market Space is limited: Pre-registration is required.

Email us at to register

Healing Touch Workshop – Level 1 in Vancouver, BC

Creating healing relationships through healing touch…

Target Audience Healing Touch is a nursing based continuing education program for registered nurses, physicians, body therapists, counselors, psycho-therapists, other health professionals, and individuals desiring an in-depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy based concepts.

Healing Touch Program Description A course of study toward a certificate of completion in Healing Touch (HT) which in-corporates a variety of basic to advanced healing modalities. The program is sequenced in 6 levels allowing participants to move from beginner to advanced practitioner, expert and instructor. Certification as a Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor is available on application following completion of course work and additional requirements.

Level I Description Level 1 begins with 16-18 continuing education contact hours of instruction, allowing persons with varying backgrounds to enter, acknowledge their previous learning and to further develop concepts and skills in energy-based therapy. A strong commitment to personal growth is required.

The participant will learn how to:

  • Describe the human energy system relationship to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
  • Discuss energy principles basic to HT. Assess the energy field and energy centers.
  • Identify a basic Healing Touch sequence.
  • Demonstrate specific intervention techniques used in Healing Touch.
  • Discuss applications of Healing Touch in personal and professional practice

Level I Course Content

  • Energy system concepts related to health
  • Basics of the energy system, energy field and energy centers
  • Location and function of the chakras
  • Assessment of the energy field and energy centers
  • Meditation for centering and maintaining energetic flow
  • Principles and practice of Healing Touch
  • Selected intervention techniques: Basic Healing Touch Sequence, Magnetic Passes, Magnetic Clearing, Chakra Connection (1 on 1, 2 on 1, self), Headache Techniques (tension, migraine, sinus), Ultra Sound, Laser, Chakra Spread, Scudder (Optional), Mind Clearing (Optional)
  • Principles of self-healing Personal development as a healer
  • Legal and professional aspects of touch therapies (16-18)
  • Continuing Education Contact Hours

Workshop Dates: November 19 & 20, 2011 Time: 9 am-6 pm

Location: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group, 320-1026 Davie St, Vancouver, V6E 1M3

Coordinator: Betty Minifie Phone: phone: (403) 474 7399 Email:

Instructor: Betty Minifie, RN, BSCN, HTCP/I Betty has many years of nursing and teaching experience. She is a Certified Spiritual Healer, Certified Educational Kinesiology Consultant and Instructor and is Past President of the Canadian Holistic Nursing Association (CHNA). Betty has completed level 3 of the CHNA Specialization Program and has studied a variety of other energy therapies, which she uses in her independent nursing practice, Therapeutic Balancing in Calgary, Alberta.

Pricing for Tuition: Regular Tuition – $370 HTPA or CHNA

Member Tuition – $345 Student/Repeat/Senior – $265

EARLY DISCOUNT BY September 1, 2011 -$345 Register Early! Enrollment Limited!

Prepayment and preregistration required! Can you bring a massage table?

Make checks payable to: c/o Betty Minifie

Send payment to: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group, 320-1026 Davie St, Vancouver, V6E 1M3

For more information

Healing Touch Program is an international, multi level educational program in energy based medicine. The Healing Touch Program curriculum progresses from beginning to advanced practice. AS a professionally accredited program, the curriculum encompasses increasing levels of practice and techniques, standards of care, code of ehtics and scope of practice. Healing Touch is endorsed by the American and Canadian Holistic Nurses Association, and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).