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Healing Autoimmune and Chronic Illness with Self-experimentation Methods
Pacific Rim College
#229-560 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3C6
250-483-2119 (phone)
Event Start Date: 02-03-2018
Event End Date: 02-04-2018

Event Start Time: 9:00 AM
Event Duration: 16 hours

Event Topic: CAM Development & Research
Organization: Pacific Rim College
Instructor: Petra Chambers-Sinclair

Event Description

Course Information

Universal solutions to complex health problems often have limited effectiveness because we each have unique histories, genetic profiles, environments, patterns of responding and health goals. N=1 refers to an experiment with one participant. N=1 experimentation is useful for people with complex chronic health conditions, as well as for ‘optimizers’ who are committed to the pursuit of peak performance and peak experience.

In this 2-day workshop, we start by looking at health change from a complex systems perspective. Then we will learn about the forms of n=1 experimentation (including formative, summative and developmental approaches), and which to use in different circumstances. We will take an in-depth look at each stage of the n=1 process, with an emphasis on risk management, experiment design, measurement and analysis. We will consider n=1 for optimization as well as for healing. To conclude, we devote half a day to learning about using n=1 experimentation in professional practice.

Course Instructor

Petra Chambers-Sinclair, MA, has 25 years of research, evaluation and measurement experience in organizational settings. Ten years ago she began applying these skills to the challenge of improving health for individuals when her husband became almost completely disabled by autoimmune disease. Using her background in research and systems analysis, and his knowledge of continuous quality improvement from the aerospace industry, they created an approach that focuses on systematic experimentation using real-time data, which Petra further developed as a comprehensive method of personalized experimentation for healing and optimization. Using n=1 methods, Petra has expanded her definition of health and found an unexpected capacity for frequent peak experience and a state of ‘flow’. She has since devoted herself to teaching others about n=1 methods full-time. Visit her website at

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until November 30)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until November 30)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until November 30)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 PD academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

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