Workshops & Presentations

My consulting services are available on a customized basis as well as through a number of packages:


February 3-4, 2018: Pacific Rim College

Healing Autoimmune and Chronic Illness with Self-experimentation Methods

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.

Find more information here.

Regular – $300
Students – $275


September 7-9, 2017: Ancestral Health Symposium

Seattle, Washington

Join me and leading researchers, clinicians and writers on the latest topics in ancestral health at AHS 2017.

In my presentation, I introduced a comprehensive framework for personalized experimentation using an ancestral approach to healing.

Presentation description

Each of us is unique (genetically, epigenetically, ‘microbially’, temperamentally, etc.) and an n=1 approach is often required to achieve peak health.

In the ancestral health community ‘n=1’ is a common buzzphrase, but, until now, there has been no readily-available framework that individuals and practitioners can use to approach n=1 experimentation in a safe and systematic way.

My presentation will offer a comprehensive system using established techniques from research, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and complex systems analysis.

Collective Impact & Promising Young People Webinar

Tamarack Institute and the Ontario Trillium Foundation hosted a webinar in June 2016 with myself and Deb Halliday of Graduation Matters Montana as panelists on the subject of improving outcomes for children and youth through Collective Impact.

I speak about my experience, including the challenges of sustaining youth involvement and how the change process can sometimes (inadvertently) work against itself: