May 11, 2009

Best-Selling Author and Influential Chiropractor Sarah Farrant to Speak, Sign Books at Sherman College

While some may argue that “male issues” are inevitable, Dr. Sarah Farrant’s message to Sherman College interns and students this Wednesday is that problematic male patients in the chiropractic office can be dealt with professionally and ethically.

Dr. Farrant, who is visiting Sherman College this week from New Zealand, is a chiropractor, author, mother and international speaker. Her one-hour workshop for Sherman students is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m., in Sherman College’s Scallon Building, and she is also speaking to several individual classes throughout her week-long visit.

Sherman Philosophy Department Chair Dr. Bill Decken arranged for Dr. Farrant’s visit and workshop in response to requests from female students regarding how to properly handle problematic male patients and behaviors such as harassment, aggression, flirting and sexual advances.

A chiropractor, author, mother and international speaker, Dr. Farrant has been named one of the most influential chiropractors by Today’s Lifestyle Magazine, has became an Amazon number-one international best seller.

Her book, The Vital Truth: Assessing the Possibilities of Unlimited Health, challenges health consumers and chiropractic students to think about health in a different light than what is typically seen in Western medicine. In her text, Dr. Farrant includes various interactions she has had with patients in her practice and discusses some of the tenets of the chiropractic approach to health and healing so that readers can achieve their highest levels of health.

Dr. Farrant will be signing books in the Sherman College Bookstore following her workshop on Wednesday. Copies of The Vital Truth are available for $20 in the bookstore and can also be purchased at the book signing.

With qualifications in physical education, general science and psychology in addition to her doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Farrant brings a sound understanding to her teaching. But what brings Dr. Farrant’s message to life is her combination of chiropractic philosophy with practice stories and heartwarming moments of her own life.

Dr. Farrant says her vision is “to share vitalistic philosophy with the world and how it relates to health for the purpose of changing the health consciousness of individuals, families, communities, cities, states, nations and the world; to inspire a desire in others to do their life differently; and to ask different questions.”

Dr. Farrant is married to Dr. J Randall Farrant, also a chiropractor. The couple have 3 children, all born at home and not vaccinated. They currently reside on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.