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Thursday, February 6, 2020

New Class Dates

Classes 
Expand you Knowledge
   
  Get CE Credits

 
For Professional or Personal Use
  
 Aromatherapy         Iridology          Herbology      Holistic Laboratory
  
Holistic Health       Health Educator/Holistic Nutrition      Lymphatic Drainage

Integrative Health Coaching          Feng Shui        Sound Healing

  Lymphatic Drainage        Reflexology
    
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Cleveland Park, DC        Olney, MD              Online

 
 Classes 
Washington, D.C., Maryland, 
Virginia, and Online
 
Classes are Independent Modules and Can be Taken out of Sequence, Except for Clinical

All lecture classes taught by Jen Martinez can be taken online on demand.

Registration for all classes is by phone
(202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540
  

Iridology Program

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Levels 1 - 3 Lectures Live Online/Adobeconnect 
with Jen Martinez
Level 4 Clinical with Steven Galloway:
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 
All classes are 10 am to 3 pm
Each level is $225.00 

Level 1 - Anatomy and Physiology 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Level II - History  & Principles of Iridology  
Sunday,  April 19, 2020

Level III -  Iridology Analysis
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Level IV   Iridology Clinical 
Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Reflexology Program

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

Each Level $225
10 am to 3 pm 
 
Level 1 Introduction
Upon Request

Level 2 With Aromatherapy
Upon Request

Level 3 With Acupressure
Upon Request

Level 4 Clinical
TBA

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Sound Healing Classes

Instructor: Nikki Curry, CRP
Certified Reiki Practitioner
Vibrational Energy Healer

11 AM - 54 PM
 $225

11 AM - 5 PM
 $225
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Aromatherapy Program

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Olney, Maryland Location 
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

Level I  - Introduction
July 18, 2020
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $325

Level II - Raindrop Technique      
July 25, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $325

                          Aromatherapy Level III                                Acupressure with essential oils
 Aug 1, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $325
 
                           Aromatherapy Level IV                             Making essential oil products
August 8, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $325

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Feng Shui Program

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
All Classes Live Online
10 am to 2 pm

Level 1 
Upon Request $125

Level 2
Upon Request $125
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Holistic Laboratory Program

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

Each Level $225
10 am to 4 pm
All Classes Live Online 

Holistic Lab 1
February 22, 2020

Holistic Lab 2
March 7, 2020
Levels 3 and 4 TBA

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Holistic Health Program

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
  
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Clinical Levels at:
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 
All classes for 10 am to 4 pm
Levels 1 - 7  Lectures Live Online/Adobeconnect 
Each Level $225.00 

HHC1 - Anatomy &  Physiology
 Upon Request
Live Online or On Demand

HHC2 - Pathology & Detox
Saturday, February 29, 2020

HHC3 - Aromatherapy &  Herbal medicine
Saturday, March 14, 2020

HHC4 - Homeopathy & Energy Medicine
Saturday, March 28, 2020

HHC5 - Iridology & Japanese Hara 
Saturday, April 5, 2020
 
HHC6 - TCM Principles & Meridian theory
Saturday, May 9, 2020
        
HHC7 - Pulse & Tongue
Saturday, May 23, 2020  
      
Sat HHC8 - Clinical I
Saturday, Saturday June 6, 2020
      
HHC9 -Clinical II
   TBA    

HHC10 -Clinical III
TBA

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Health Educator/Holistic Nutrition Program
 
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Levels 1 - 5 Lectures Live Online/Adobeconnect
Level 6 Clinical:
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 (301) 538-9540

All classes are 10 am to 4 pm
Each level is $225.00

Level 1 - Anatomy and Physiology 
  Live Online or On Demand

 HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
March 21, 2020

HNC3- Nutrition and Body Chemistry
April 4, 2020 

HNC4 -Fats and Sugars
April 18, 2020

HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines
May 2, 2020

HNC6- Consulting & Clinical
June 6, 2020


Herbology Program
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Levels  1 - 6 Lectures Live Online/Adobeconnect
Level 7 Herbal Project/Clinical:
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

All Classes from 10 am to 3 pm 
$225.00 per level

HHC3 - Aromatherapy &  Herbal medicine
March 14, 2020

HNC2 -Holistic Nutrition Level 2
March 21, 2020 

HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines
May 2, 2020

MHC1 - Treating Body systems & Detoxification
June 7, 2020
MHC2 - Treating Body systems - Reproductive,
               Nervous, Immune and Circulatory system
June 21, 2020

MHC3 - TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs
July 12, 2020

MHC4 - Phyto chemistry
July 26, 2020

MHC5 - Plant Identification
August 9, 2020

MHC6 -   Vit / Drug / Herb interactions
August 23, 2020

MHC7  -  Herbal Project, Clinical, 
Business Procedures
September 6, 2020
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Online Program
Integrative Health Coach

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Each Module $95.00
All Modules are Live Online

Module 1 & 2
Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology
Upon Request
Module 3 
Pathology of Disease - Learn the holistic perspective of disease
Upon Request
 
Module 4
Learn the importance of detoxification and various detoxification protocols
Upon Request

Module 5: Aromatherapy 
February 9, 2020

Module 6 & 7: Herbal remedies
February 16 and 23, 2020

Module 8 & 9: Principles of Nutrition 
March 1 and 8, 2020

Module 10: Carbohydrates & Fats 
March 15, 2020

Module 11: Meal Planning Guidelines
March 22, 2020

Module 12 & 13: Stress Management 
March 29 and April 25, 2020

Module 14: The need for movement 
April 12, 2020

Module 15 & 16: Coaching Defined
April 19 and 26, 2020
 
Module 17 & 18: Wellness Coaching 
May 3 and 10, 2020

Module 19 & 20: Coaching Core Competencies
May 17 and 24, 2020

Module 21: Herbal and Supplement Interactions
May 31, 2020

Module 22: Business and Ethics
June 7, 2020

Module 23 and 24: Experiential Learning
June 14 and 21, 2020

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Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

March 15, 2020
10 am to 4 pm  $225.00  
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Instructors: Jen Martinez, HD 
 Robert White, DIM, LMT
Laura Lopez, LMT
Anabel Arellano, NA, NT, CRP
Locations 
Olney, MD; Cleveland Park, D.C.; Fairfax VA

Host a Class and the Teacher will come to you
Call for Details
 
 
On Demand, Upon Request CEs and Certifications
 
Aromatherapy

Reflexology

Orthopedic Manual Therapy -  Lower extremities
Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Head, neck, and shoulder

Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Upper extremities

Reflexology with Aromatherapy
  
Zen Shiatsu/Acupressure

 Reiki and Touch Therapy

Mind Body Medicine/Visualization

Lymphatic Massage
 
Chakra Balancing
 
Aromatherapy
 
Acupressure
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Call to register

(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
 
Check out our Blog
that has all of our current programs


 Class Description can be seen here
Offered by:

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Nationally Approved
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider

Primary Wellness Center in Washington, DC
Cleveland Park
winmoffice@gmail.com
  
www.NaturalHealthDC.com    
(202) 237-7681

(202) 686-8202

Licensed in Washington, D.C. for:
Education Services, Apprenticeship Training, Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

 
Additional locations in
Silver Spring and Olney, Maryland

 
 The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach in Maryland

Approved as a Training Provider by the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Approved for Continuing Education by the
American Alternative Medical Association

Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lymph Class 3/15

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
 
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

for Licensed Health Care Practitioners  

NCBTMB CE Provider
American Alternative Medical Association CE Provider 
Alternative Medicine
Head Instructor
Bodywork
Classes
Quick Link
Instructor
Dr jen 
Dr. Jen Martinez, HD
Certified:
Acupressure Practitioner
Massage Therapist
Reflexologist
Homeopathic Doctor
Designed for:
Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists,
Physical Therapists,
Chiropractors, and
Nurses (LPNs, RNs, Techs)

 
Gain Continuing Education Credit
Total 6 CEUs
 
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Olney Wellness Center
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 www.NaturalHealthDC.com

(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540

Health Professionals and Bodywork
massage 
 

Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy

Lymphatic drainage manual therapy is a specialized body work technique that is provided by advanced trained licensed and certified health care practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This therapy applies repetitive pressure at lymph node sites and a stroking technique along lymph vessels that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This therapy assists with post surgical swelling and inflammation due to numerous heath complaints such as sinusitis, arthritis, gastritis, back pain, neck pain and more.

  
Nurses Throughout Time
  
Nurses have provided comfort to their patients for many years. In doing so, they have aided their patients with many forms of bodywork therapies. Bodywork including specialized massage has been a part of nursing history with its beginning in Florence Nightingale's first nursing school.  Bodywork is still within the nurse's scope of practice but has been taught less and less over time. Now with the advent of alternative medicine, nursing bodywork is making a resurgence.

Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists

LIcensed professionals can add this new technique to their skills whereby offering expanded care to their clients.

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Lymphatic Therapy Class


 
Lymphatic Drainage Certification
  
Lymphatic drainage manual therapy is a gentle technique that works through the body's lymphatic system to activate the body fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The benefits include reductions in edemas, detoxification of the body, regeneration of tissue as well as many other benefits.

Using exacting anatomical science and distinctive manual processes, Lymphatic drainage massage enables practitioners to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. The practitioner will use their hands to perform work on the vessels to assess overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining body-fluid stagnations.

Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results can be:
  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
  • Relief of chronic pain
  
Create another stream of income by networking with Medi spas, Oncology clinics and Physical rehab clinics who are now hiring therapist for Lymphatic Drainage.
  
  
March 15, 2020
Class Time - 10am to 4pm
  
Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy

The student will be able to:

- Explain the function and location of the lymphatic system.
- Explain the benefits of lymphatic drainage.
- Explain contraindications of lymphatic drainage.
- Perform basic lymphatic drainage massage routine.
  
 
Fee: $225.00  
  

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Olney Wellness Center
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 www.NaturalHealthDC.com
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
 
       Call to Register!       (202) 686-8202,
             (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540

Monday, January 20, 2020

Nutritional Consultant Program 3/21

 Become a Health Educator/Nutritional Consultant      

  
 
Health Educator/Holistic Nutrition Program
 
Levels 1 - 5 Lectures Live Online/Adobeconnect
(Class can be held in person, in Olney, MD with a multiple student request)
Level 6 Clinical:
Olney, Maryland Location 
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 (301) 538-9540
   
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Holistic Nutrition Professional Certification

Level 2, Principles of Nutrition
Saturday, March 21, 2020
 
Become a Certified Health Educator/Nutritional Consultant
  
Lecture Classes are from 10am to 4pm  "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are pre-recorded on demand online
 
All lecture classes can be taken online on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience.  All pre-recorded classes include a live question and answer session with the teacher. Upon completion of each level a special date and time is set up to have a live question and answer session by way of the internet or phone.  
 
Holistic Nutrition (HNC)
Total cost $1,350
Each level $225
2020
HHC1- Anatomy & Physiology
Upon request
online
HNC2- Principles of NutritionMar 21    Sat
HNC3- Nutrition and Body ChemistryApr 4      Sat
HNC4 -Fats and SugarsApr 18       Sat
HNC5 -Meal Planning GuidelinesMay 2        Sat
HNC6- Counseling & ClinicalJun 6         Sat
To register and pay call 202-237-7681.
 
 
To register and pay call 202-237-7681.

TBA Classes to be determined with current students and teacher
 
To register and pay call 202-237-7681  

The classes are taught as independent modules and can taken out of sequence.

 
 
Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
 
HHC Level 1: Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology.

 This level familiarizes the student with each system of the human physiology and introduces the world of medical terminology. This level will help the student understand the client's description of symptoms and understand physician's diagnosis.

 
HNC Level 2: Principles of Nutrition
Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.
 

HNC Level 3: Nutrition & Body Chemistry
The student will learn the effect of the twenty-one chemical elements on colon health, how soft tissue is built, the importance of electrolytes and the importance of bone builders and blood builders.

HNC Level 4: Carbohydrates & Fats
The student will learn the truth about the different types of fats and sugars and how they affect our body.

HNC Level 5: Meal Planning Guidelines
The student will learn dietary planning for optimal health for both adults and children and healing for chronic ailments.

 HNC Level 6: Counseling & Clinical
The student will be supervised by a Naturopath while working with clients. Hand out recipes for clients to try.

 
Each level includes Contact Hours: 6 (6 CEs per Level)   Homework Hours: 4

$225.00 per level

 
The student must complete six levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence except for Level VI (clinical). After the completion of the program a student can sit for an exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association.

 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

 
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine  can teach in Maryland. 
 
 
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
 
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners



Instructor's Credentials
Jen Martinez-Bentley has 18 years of teaching experience.
Doctor of Naturopathy                       September 1999          Nova International
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy      December 2007           National University of Therapeutics
 
Currently teaching at:
Centura College in Chesapeake,VA             
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine    
 
Qualified to teach the following courses:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Business and Ethics for Body workers
  • Chair Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Feng Shui
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Meditation / Visualization
  • Myofascial Therapy (Trigger Point)
  • Myology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki and Chakra Balancing
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Spa Modalities including hydrotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

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The Washington Institute's Holistic Nutrition Program
is approved by the
American Association of Nutritional Consultants

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Gain continung education credit
CEU Credit for each Level: 6

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 Upon completion certification is provided by the
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Become Registered as a Health Educator

Continuing Education approval by the
American Alternative Medical Association

Call to Reserve Your Space!
  
To participate in the class you must call to register and make the necessary payments.

Upon payment you will either report to our host site in Silver Spring, Maryland or you can participate through
Live On-line attendance with Adobe Connect.

 
If you participate through live on-line attendance our office will send you a link to Adobe Connect approximately 24 hours before the class.

 

 
Upon registering for the class let our representative know that you wish to attend On-line. At that time we will give your information to the instructor. The instructor will prepare for your attendance and will send you hand-outs by email. On site students will receive hand-outs at the time of their arrival to the class.
  
 
Call to Register:
(301) 538-9650, (202) 686-8202

Friday, January 17, 2020

Acupressure Program 2/8

Acupressure Program
  
Continuing Education classes with Certification through the 
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association
February 8, 2020 - Day 1, Saturday
 10:00am to 4:00pm
Day 2 TBA



Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD

  
 
 - This is an 8 hour course divided into 2 days.
 - The first day is outlined below.
 - The second day is clinic where each student has to test out by        performing an acupressure session.
 - Five documented sessions without supervision must be completed before coming to the second day.

First Day $225.00

Class Outline
  • Introduction
  • Meridian Theory
  • Seven Emotions - Inner cause of disease
  • General Procedure for Pressure Point Technique
  • Acupressure Basic Routine
  • Practical - Perform the basic routine
  • Draw the Meridians

Second Day, $225.00

Class Outline
  • Testing - Written and practical.
Participant will receive a certificate upon completion of five documented sessions.

Total cost $450      
To register call 202-237-7681
  
  
Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs for each level
Total CEUs: 12

Approved for Continuing Education by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCBTMB)


Call 202-237-7681 to register. 

 
This is a prep course for the Acupressure Certification exam through the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

 
See our video on acupressure and acupuncture:



 
Location: 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Hosted at   
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
(301) 538-9540

Call for further details or to register (202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202
Ask for the Olney Maryland Acupressure class.

 
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
 
 Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
 
 Approved prep class provider for the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a 
certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.
 
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach in the state of Maryland.

  


Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

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(202) 686-8202


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