CE Course Calendar

AIMC Berkeley 2015 Continuing Education Calendar

Click on the course titles below to reveal details, pricing, instructor bios, and registration information.


October 2015

6th Japan Acupuncture Seminar: Offered by In-Touch Acupuncture

We are pleased to offer another In-Touch Acupuncture training program in Japan organized by Stephen Brown & Jeffrey Dann in fall 2015.  Practitioners with an interest in Japanese styles of acupuncture and moxibustion are invited for a one of a kind educational and cultural experience in Tokyo and Utazu (on the island of Shikoku). Study the unique traditions and refined skills of Japanese styles of acupuncture and Moxibustion with some of the best teachers in Japan.  Learn about the essence and art of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy with Stephen Brown, the most experienced translator in the field.

October 27 – November 2, 2015
Early Bird Fee: $1,250
Regular fee $1,550
(Deposit $350 before April 30, 2015)

Tuition excludes food, transportation & accommodations.
(Welcoming dinner and goodbye party are included.)

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November 2015

CEU: Integrative Nutrition through the Seasons – Winter

Instructor: Dr. Nishanga Bliss, Dsc, L.Ac.
Date: November 7, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: AIMC Campus, Berkeley, CA

Standard – $155
AIMC Alumni/Faculty- $120
AIMC/OM Students – $60

Register for BOTH of Nishaga’s upcoming Seasonal Nutrition classes and receive a special discount!

Course description: This class is part of a series of seasonal courses in integrative nutrition which draw on the teachings of Oriental medicine and holistic nutrition, teaching practitioners how to best counsel their patients to cook and eat to support vibrant health throughout the year.  The winter class covers traditional and local foods for nourishing the kidney and water element, integrative perspectives on the kidney organ system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and seasonal cooking techniques.  Each course includes lecture, cooking demonstrations, handouts, clinical tools and resources to improve nutrition counseling and outcomes with clients.

9:00 Intro lecture: Nutrition in the 21st century: what has changed about food since the time of Li-Dong Yuen?
10:00 Traditional and local foods for nourishing the kidneys and water element
Demo: Soaking and sprouting of seeds, nuts and beans
11:15 Cooking demo: bone broths and stocks, seaweed and miso, the 5 elements of soup
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30 Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) in the food supply: implications for TCM practitioners
2:00 Tonic herbs for winter and how to get them into your patients
Fermented herbal sodas and herbal truffles:  demo and tasting
3:00 The kidneys and mineral balance: acid and alkaline
3:30 Clinical tools: The food diary
Resources for improving your and your clients’ diets
4:00 end


Mind Body Integrative Medicine

November 7th-8th
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
at AIMC Berkeley
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The field of mind- body medicine has been undergoing rapid growth inthe past 20 years. The first significant breakthrough was the development of MBSR, an intervention that uses mindfulness techniques to recalibrate the body’s response to stress. Ultimately, integrative health calls us to see the client as someone who exists within social, cultural, emotional and spiritual worlds—and to bring awareness of these contexts into our work with them.

Within this course, we will explore the implications of this integrative vision for health practitioners, and consider current research into mind-body medicine that illuminates the power of consciousness in the creation of somatic, psychological, and spiritual health.  And we will learn mindfulness-based stress reduction as a way of employing this integrative vision in day-to-day life.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number  CEP16188, for 14 contact hours. CAB approval in process.
Standard Tuition: $155
AIMC Alumni/Faculty Tuition: $120
AIMC Student Tuition: $60
Full refund for cancellation by 10/31/15.

Instructor Bio:
Ji Hyang Padma, Ph.D. has combined an academic career with her vocation as a spiritual teacher. Ji Hyang teaches Integrative Health at California Institute for Human Science, and serves as Coordinator of Student Services at AIMC. Additionally, she has served as a meditation teacher at Wellesley College, Harvard University, Boston University, Babson College, Esalen Institute and Omega Institute.

Ji Hyang has done intensive Zen training and teaching in Asia and North America for 20 years, and is certified in Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction.  She has completed several 90-day intensive retreats in Korea and North America.  Ji Hyang has also served as Director and Abbot of Cambridge Zen Center, one of the largest Zen Centers in the country. She is gifted at finding an entry-point into mindfulness practice for people who are just beginning their journey.

Ji Hyang holds a doctorate in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology/ Sofia University.  Her dissertation research focused on consciousness & healing, through the lens of traditional Buddhist healing practices Her first book, Zen Practices for Transformative Times, was released by Quest Books in 2013. Ji Hyang is currently writing a second book based on her original research on consciousness & healing.   Her writing has also been published in the collections Our Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interfaith Encounters and Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work.


April 2016

Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style in Lyon, France

Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style: AIMC Continuing Education Course in Lyon, France
Study with Dr. Raphael Nogier at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon

Monday April 18-Friday April 22 (No classes on Wednesday April 20)

Dr. Raphael Nogier is one of the most sought after teachers in Europe. In addition to his seminars, Dr. Nogier also trains medical doctors from around the world at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon, France. There he holds a year round two-year program. His style of teaching is easy to understand and to learn. As the son of Dr. Paul Nogier (the father of Auriculotherapy), “teaching is in his blood”. As a physician with a full time medical clinic and a busy schedule of teaching seminars, Dr. Nogier continues to bring the knowledge of this medicine to help 1000’s of patients that seek him out from around the world every year.

Tuition Standard: $1,400
AIMC Faculty/Alum/Staff: $1,200
Pending California Acupuncture Board approval for 30 CE units

 Estimated out of pocket expenses
$1,400                   Airfare (estimated)
$644-$700            Hotel for 7 nights
$400                       Food @ $50 day
$300                       Misc.
$2,744-$2,800 (approx.) out of pocket

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Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how this medicine works and how to apply it. AIMC Berkeley students who successfully complete the course (including 60 hours of out of class preparation) will received 2 elective credits.

First part: history of Auriculotherapy, ear anatomy, scientific research
Second part: practical applications, Electrical detection of the point (how to use frequencies A, B, C, D, E. F. G. L), treatments, obstacles, master points, specific treatments as:

  • anti-smoking: techniques and results
  • tinnitus
  • Zona
  • Endocrine conditions: puberty, menopause, menstrual conditions
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obesity: physiological path – hypothalamus, pancreas
  • Protocols


Standard CE Registration and Payment Details

CE Registration Methods
  • Register Online: Please use the green buttons following the title of each course to register online.
  • Register by Phone: Please call the CE Program Coordinator at 510 666-8248 x106.

CE Payment Methods

To complete the registration process and reserve your space for the seminar, payment must be received by the AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department within 7 days of completing the online registration. Your registration is not complete until your payment is received in full. AIMC students, faculty and alumni receive discounts on classes.

Pay by Credit Card or PayPal via Online Registration:

  • When registering online, please select PayPal to make a payment using your credit card.
  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online; PayPal accepts payments from Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, and more

Pay by Phone:

  • Please call the AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department at 510 666-8248 x106 to make a credit card payment over the phone.

Pay by Check:

  • Please make your check payable to “AIMC Berkeley”
  • Include the CE Course name on the memo line of your check.
  • Mail to AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department, 2550 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 – marked “Attn: CE department”

Pay by Cash:

  • Cash payments are accepted in person at AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

CE Course Cancellation and Refund Policy

CE Course Cancellation and Refund Policy

Unless explicitly stated in the description of the course, the AIMC Berkeley CE Course Cancellation and Refund Policy follows accordingly:

  • Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received by the AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department no fewer than 7 days prior to the first class.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 7 days prior to the first day in the course.
  • Please submit requests for refunds via email to accounting@aimc.edu; in writing to 2550 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704; or via fax to 510 666-0111, Attn: Accounting Department.
  • All requests for refunds must be approved by the Accounting Department.
  • Approved refunds will receive a full refund less a $50.00 administration fee, and will be processed within 30 days of approval.
  • AIMC Berkeley is unable to transfer course fees paid for one seminar or course to any other seminar or course.
  • AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel seminars with insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be granted in this case and refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.

Contact for More Information

Peter Blackman
AIMC Berkeley
510-666-8248 xt 103