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Monday, May 25, 2020

Meal Planning Guidelines Saturday, May 30, 2020


Become a Registered Master Herbalist or a Nutritional Consultant/Health Educator
 
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines

Saturday, May 30, 2020
  10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      Special $195.00 
Regular Price $225.00
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Live Online
Master Herbology Program
Each Class level is $195
Reduced from $225.00
Each level can be paid separately
Classes can be taken in any order
Class time 10am - 2pm
 
Classes will be held thru Adobeconnect online.

Classes are Taught a Independent Modules and can be Taken out of Sequence.
  
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.    

Master Herbalist Certification
Total cost $1,950 $195 per level
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or
Class dates
Adobeconnect
 
HHC3-   Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
              
Upon request
 
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
Upon request
 
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines
May 30 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC1 - Treating Body systems & Detoxification
June 13 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC2 - Treating Body systems - Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory systems
June 27 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC3 - TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs
July 11 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC4 - Phyto chemistry
               
July 25 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC5 - Plant Identification
                
Aug 8 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC6 -   Vit / Drug / Herb interactions
 
Aug 22 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC7 - Business procedures
               Clinical
Sep 5 or upon request
Sat
 
 
       
To register and pay for the class please call 202-237-7681
 Give the class description and date.
 
HNC2 is also a required class for our Nutrition/Educator Program as seen below:

Holistic Nutrition/Health Educator Program

Holistic Nutrition Level 1: Foundation of Nutrition
Holistic Nutrition Level 2 - Principles of Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition Level 3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry

Holistic Nutrition Level 4 - Fats and Sugars
Holistic Nutrition Level 5 - Meal Planning Guidelines

Holistic Nutrition Level 6 - Counseling & Clinical

Each Level now $195.00
Regular $225.00 per level  
                                 
Call to Register

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

Monday, May 11, 2020

Principles of Nutrition, Saturday, May 16, 2020


Become a Registered Master Herbalist or a Nutritional Consultant/Health Educator
 
HNC2  -  Principles of Nutrition

Saturday, May 16, 2020
  10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      Special $195.00 
Regular Price $225.00
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Live Online
Master Herbology Program
Each Class level is $195
Reduced from $225.00
Each level can be paid separately
Classes can be taken in any order
Class time 10am - 2pm
 
Classes will be held thru Adobeconnect online.

Classes are Taught a Independent Modules and can be Taken out of Sequence.
  
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.    

Master Herbalist Certification
Total cost $1,950 $195 per level
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or
Class dates
Adobeconnect
 
HHC3-   Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
              
Upon request
Sat
 
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
May 16 or upon request
Sat
 
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines
May 30 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC1 - Treating Body systems & Detoxification
June 13 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC2 - Treating Body systems - Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory systems
June 27 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC3 - TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs
July 11 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC4 - Phyto chemistry
               
July 25 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC5 - Plant Identification
                
Aug 8 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC6 -   Vit / Drug / Herb interactions
 
Aug 22 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC7 - Business procedures
               Clinical
Sep 5 or upon request
Sat
 
 
       
To register and pay for the class please call 202-237-7681
 Give the class description and date.
 
HNC2 is also a required class for our Nutrition/Educator Program as seen below:

Holistic Nutrition/Health Educator Program

Holistic Nutrition Level 1: Foundation of Nutrition
Holistic Nutrition Level 2 - Principles of Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition Level 3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry

Holistic Nutrition Level 4 - Fats and Sugars
Holistic Nutrition Level 5 - Meal Planning Guidelines

Holistic Nutrition Level 6 - Counseling & Clinical

Each Level now $195.00
Regular $225.00 per level  
                                 
Call to Register

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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Free Seminar May 9

Free
Live Online Seminar
Saturday, May 9, 2020
   3:00 pm 
   
Learn about Classes with  the
   
         Washington Institute of Natural Medicine  

www.NaturalHealthDC.com
(202) 686-8202 


Certification Classes
Continuing Education



Natural Health Programs
Certifications and CEs
Quick Link
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

 
Learn About the Live Online, 
On Demand Online, and 
in Person Classes
 
Certification Programs
and Continuing Education
 
 Our lead teacher and the director will review the many programs the Institute has to offer and will answer any questions you may have.
 
 Some of the Many programs we offer are: 
 
Holistic Health Care 
HHC1 - Anatomy &  Physiology
 HHC2 - Pathology & Detox
  HHC3 - Aromatherapy &  Herbal Medicine
HHC4 - Homeopathy & Energy Medicine
HHC5 - Iridology & Japanese Hara
  HHC6 - TCM Principles & Meridian theory
 HHC7 - Pulse & Tongue

Integrative Health Coach
Level 1: Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology
Level 2: Pathology of Disease
Level 3: Aromatherapy
Level 4: Principles of Nutrition
Level 5: Carbohydrates & Fats
Level 6: Stress Management
Level 7: Coaching Defined
Level 8: Wellness Coaching
Level 9: Coaching core competencies
Level 10: Herbal and Supplement interactions
Level 11: Experiential Learning
  
Holistic Nutrition/Health Educator
Special Reduced Rate for this Program
HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology
  HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
    HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry
HNC4 - Fats and Sugars
  HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines
  
Herbology
(Master Herbalist)
Special Reduced Rate for this Program
MHC1 - Treating Body systems & Detoxification
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
MHC2 - Treating Body systems - Reproductive, Nervous, Immune, and Circulatory systems
HHC3 - Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine
MHC3 - TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs
  MHC4 - Phyto Chemistry
   MHC5 - Plant Identification
HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines
MHC6 - Vitamin/Drug/ Herb Interactions
  
Wellness Coaching
HHC1 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology
WC1- Wellness Coaching Level I - Assessment and Interview
 WC2 - Wellness Coaching Level II - Case Studies and Role Play
 WC3 - Stress Management - Relaxation Techniques
 WC4 - Meditation and Visualization with Aromatherapy
WC5 - Professional Practice and Ethics - legal practice
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
    HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry
HNC4 - Fats and Sugars
 Aromatherapy I - Basics
 Aromatherapy III - Emotional and Spiritual Balance
 
Integrative Homeopathy
Level I: Homeopathic Principles and Philosophy
  Level II: Taking a Case
. Level III: Repertory Study
  Level IV: Materia Medica
.Level V: Iridology and Japanese Hara Analysis
  Level VI: Traditional Chinese Medicine
  Level VII: TCM Observations - Tongue & Pulse Analysis
  Level VIII: Case Studies - Acute & Chronic Conditions

  
 
Some programs have a clinical component that is required at the end of the program.  Clinical is scheduled with the teacher at our Olney, Maryland location or can be done live online.  Additional clinical sites/instructors can be approved upon request.

Programs with Clinical Requirements:
(in person or live online)

Holistic Health Care
HHC8 - Clinical I
HHC9 -  Clinical II
HHC10 - Clinical III

Holistic Nutrition
HNC6 - Counseling & Clinical

Master Herbalist
MHC7 - Business Procedures and Clinical 

Integrative Homeopathy
Level IX: Clinical - 10 cases

Integrative Health Coach Program does not require clinical

See additional Hands on list of programs below.

Additional Programs:

Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, Orthopedic Massage, Ear Candling, Foot Detox, Mind Body Medicine, Chair Massage, and More...

Special Reduced Rate for the Reflexology Program
 
  
For further details about Washington Institute
see our web site:
 

Class Descriptions can be seen Here:

Call to reserve your space for the free seminar
Upon registration you will receive a link to the Adobe Connect System in order to sign in to participate in the seminar

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

Registration can also be done by email
Send you name and cell phone number to

or 
      WINMOffice@gmail.com    
 
___________________________________________________________
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
winmoffice@gmail.com 
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202
 
Locations in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia 

  
                     Call for Details or to Register: (202) 686-8202

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Reflexology Class July 12

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider
 
Reflexology Program
Live Online
Level 1 -  Sunday, July 12, 2020
 
Certification Program and Continuing Education 

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Reflexologists!
Introduction to Reflexology
Live Online
Level 1
 
Sunday July 12, 2020
10am to 3pm
  
Special $195.00
  Regular Price $225.00

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
 
NCBTMB Approved Provider
           Qualify and test for theAmerican Reflexology Certification Board,
the highest standard of credentials in reflexology recognized through out the United States.
Cost: $195 for each level ( 7 CE units/each level)
 
 
July 12, 2020 Sunday 10am to 3pm   Level I
Introduction to Reflexology
This course includes 2 hours on reflexology theory, history, zone therapy, meridians, map of reflexes and foot and hand structure. 1 hours of hands-on to learn reflexology grip and techniques. One hour on business ethics and standards. Twenty hours of unsupervised documented practical sessions.
 
 
July 26, 2020   Sunday 10am to 3pm   Level II   Reflexology and Aromatherapy                  
This course includes 2 hours of reflexology theory, history, zones, meridians, relaxation response, and body systems related to reflexology. Introduction to aromatherapy, its benefits, safety guidelines and practical applications will be discussed. 1 hour of practical sessions including the application of essential oils on reflex points. One hour on business standards, local/state laws and ordinances pertaining to the practice of reflexology.
 
Aug 9, 2020 Sunday 10am to 3pm Level III   Reflexology and Acupressure                     
This course includes four hours of body systems as related to reflexology, leg and foot structure, hands-on palpations, and map of reflexes as they are anatomically reflected on the feet. Practical use of hot stones for reflexology is discussed and practical sessions for four hours. One hour of business standards and ethics pertaining to the practice of reflexology.
 
Aug 23, 2020 Sunday 10am to 3pm Level IV Reflexology Clinical                                      
Required for Certification with the *ANHA
This fully hands-on class is to satisfy the requirements of six documented practical sessions required by *ANHA for certification. The student may schedule 3 clients for the day. The student may invite friends and/or family to be their client or the institute can schedule the clients for the class.

See our You Tube Video about Reflexology

  
*American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) is a peer reviewed organization for professional health care practitioners and natural health care training institutions.
Qualify and test for the American Reflexology Certification Board, the highest standard of credentials in reflexology recognized through out the United States.

The American Reflexology Certification Board is a non-profit corporation, an independent testing agency whose primary purpose is to certify the competency of those Reflexologist who practice on a professional level and wish to be recognized as meeting national standards. Certification by ARCB distinguishes the professional; setting apart and bringing credibility to the practitioner committed to excellence.
 
 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health 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 classes in Maryland. 
  
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge of aromatherapy.  What a wonderful experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register:
(202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 

  

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Master Herbalist Program Starting May 2


Become a Registered Master Herbalist
 
MHC3  -  Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine

Saturday, May 2, 2020
  10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      Special $195.00 
Regular Price $225.00
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Live Online
Master Herbology Program
Each MHC class level is $195
Reduced from $225.00
Each level can be paid separately
Classes can be taken in any order
Class time 10am - 2pm
 
Classes will be held thru Adobeconnect online.

Classes are Taught a Independent Modules and can be Taken out of Sequence.
  
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.    

Master Herbalist Certification
Total cost $1,950 $195 per level
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or
Class dates
Adobeconnect
 
HHC3-   Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
              
May 2 or upon request
Sat
 
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
May 16 or upon request
Sat
 
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines
May 30 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC1 - Treating Body systems & Detoxification
June 13 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC2 - Treating Body systems - Reproductive,
               Nervous, Immune and Circulatory
               systems
June 27 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC3 - TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs
July 11 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC4 - Phyto chemistry
               
July 25 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC5 - Plant Identification
                
Aug 8 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC6 -   Vit / Drug / Herb interactions
 
Aug 22 or upon request
Sat
 
MHC7 - Business procedures
               Clinical
Sep 5 or upon request
Sat
 
 
                             
TBA = To be Announced.  These dates are set up personally with the teacher.
 
To register and pay for the class please call 202-237-7681
 Give the class description and date.
 
Classes start at 10am and end at 2pm. Make-up classes can be arranged with instructor.
 
Herbology Certification (HC)
Introductory course into Herbal Medicine.
  
 
HHC Level 3:  Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
History and philosophy of Western Herbal medicine, medical, herbal and botanical terminology.
Herbal sources and formulations
How to use herbal medicine safely
Benefits of compounding herbs
Holistic approach and Constitutional herbalism
Treating body systems-Respiratory system, Urinary system, Musculo-skeletal system,
Skin, hair and nails, Eyes and ears health
 
MHC Level 1: Treating Body Systems and Detoxification
Treating body systems - Digestive system, Circulatory system,
Treating body systems - Nervous system, Respiratory system
Food protocol to use when on a cleanse 
In-depth study of detoxification to rid the body of pollutants.
Detoxification protocol for candida albicans and other parasites
 
MHC Level 2: Introduction to Eastern and Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Tongue analysis and Hara analysis
Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine, the traditional medical system of India.
 
MHC Level 3: Phytochemistry/Research:
Herbal phyto-chemistry of several most popular specific herbs
Herbal phyto-chemistry of tonic nervines.
Herbal treatments for diabetes, and arthritis
Herbal treatments for cancer, nervous disorders and digestive disorders.       
 
Instructor: Jen Martinez-Bentley, HD

The student must complete four levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence. After the completion of the program a student can take the exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association. This course is a pre-requisite for the Master Herbalist Certification program.
  
                                 
Call to Register

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Nutrition Program Starting April 18

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

             Become a Health Educator/Nutritional Consultant      

  
 
Health Educator/Holistic Nutrition Program

Special - $195.00 per level 
 
Levels 1 - 5 Lectures Live Online/Adobeconnect

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 1, Anatomy and Physiology
Saturday, April 18, 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 & PhysiologySat April 18
HNC2- Principles of NutritionSat April 25
HNC3- Nutrition and Body ChemistrySat May 2
HNC4 -Fats and SugarsSat May 9
HNC5 -Meal Planning GuidelinesSat May 16
HNC6- Counseling & ClinicalSat  May 23
 
To register and pay call 202-237-7681.

TBA Classes to be determined with current students and teacher
 
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

Regular fee $225.00 per level

Special $195.00 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 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. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements:
Education Services, Apprenticeship Training, Exam Preparation and Tutoring, and Educational Support Services
 
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

***

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

*** 
Gain continung education credit
CEU Credit for each Level: 6

***
  
 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

Instructor
 
Jen Martinez, HD
Integrative Homeopath
Certified Nutritional Consultant
NCBTMB Certified
  
  



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