New Instructor Spotlight: Erin Brockmeyer

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Welcome new instructor, Erin Brockmeyer, LAc! 

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We are excited to welcome Erin Brockmeyer to the instructor team at The Wellspring School for Healing Arts. Erin has been immersed in the world of alternative medicine since she was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. She believes in the power of natural medicine and the importance of a holistic view of the body. Erin is also a firm believer in the ability of natural medicine to compliment allopathic medicine.

After graduating from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2006 with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Erin opened her private practice. She has also spent the past 5 years studying functional nutrition, and uses that knowledge to more thoroughly treat complicated cases.

Erin has been the owner and chief acupuncturist at Solstice Natural Health in downtown Portland since 2007. It is a general practice, but she specializes in the wonderfully complicated realm of women’s health, including fertility and prenatal care.

When not actively seeing patients, teaching, or working to grow her business, Erin wears the hats of wife, mother, and friend. With two little boys at home, Erin practices what she preaches in an effort to be able to keep herself healthy enough to run after them. She and her arborist husband love spending time gardening, hiking, and adventuring with friends in their SE Portland neighborhood.

 We are really fortunate to have Erin teaching the upcoming Eat to Live: Nutrition for Life Phases and Eat to Live: Nutrition for Western Conditions classes. These classes are part of the Wholistic Nutrition Program as well as pre-approved NCCAOM PDAs and great continuing education opportunities for a variety of wholistic healthcare professionals!
We asked Erin to tell us a little more about teaching and these classes specifically. Here is what she had to say.

Q: What excites you about teaching (in general)?

A: I have always known that teaching would be a part of my career path. Raised by teachers, I deeply value quality education. I see the way that teaching can change people’s lives, and can introduce them to ideas and ways of thinking that they may not have before considered. As an adult, I felt drawn to the profession, and am so excited that I am able to combine my passions for teaching and natural health.

Q: You will be teaching a couple of upcoming classes about Nutrition for Life Phases and Western Conditions as part of our WNP curriculum (and CEU opportunities). What do you want students to get out of these classes? 

A: It is my hope that students leave my classes with knowledge that they can immediately apply to their own lives, as well as to those they will eventually help on a professional level. My philosophy of nutrition is one that combines biology and physiology with the understanding that food is also about enjoyment. I hope that everyone taking these classes learns the importance of treating each client as an individual rather than a disease or diagnosis. I also want my students to understand the complexities that go into the food choices that people make. Only by understanding someone’s cultural, social, and personal relationships with food can we best guide their choices.
Take one or both of the upcoming classes and come meet Erin for yourself!

Eat to Live – Life Phases

May 21st & June 25th, 2017
9:00am – 5:30pm
Cost: $325 (discounts available)
Pre-approved for 14 NCCAOM PDAs
Eligible for 14 CEUs
This 2 day workshop will explore healthy eating/special dietary needs during the various life cycles (pregnancy, infancy, child, teen, adult, elderly), as well as for specific groups (vegetarian, vegan).

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Eat to Live – Nutrition for Western Conditions

June 24 & July 30, 2017
9:00am – 5:30pm
Cost: $325 (discounts available)
Pre-approved for 14 NCCAOM PDAs
Eligible for 14 CEUs

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