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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Health Coach Program

 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Become A Certified Health Coach

Integrative Health Coach Program

Level 1
Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology
On Demand Online, through Adobeconnect

Take the class on our own schedule
Each level is a one day class

Program includes recorded classes, videos, handouts and power point presentations

Regular Price $225.00 per level
Special $195.00

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Health Coach Practitioners!
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Classes Within the Program
On Demand Online, through Adobeconnect

Level 1: Anatomy, 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

Each Level Special Price $195.00
 
Program Description:
Integrative Health Coach

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.

Level 2: Pathology of Disease
Learn the holistic or naturopathic perspective of disease. Learn the importance of detoxification and various detoxification protocols.

Level 3: Aromatherapy
Learn how to use essential oil safely and herbal remedies for all the body systems.

Level 4: Principles of Nutrition
Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.

Level 5: Carbohydrates & Fats
Learn the truth about the different types of fats and sugars and how they affect our body. Meal Planning Guidelines - Learn dietary planning for optimal health for both adults and children and healing for chronic ailments.

Level 6: Stress Management
Learn about visualization, meditation, guided imagery, energy work and aromatherapy for stress. The need for movement - Learn the best ways to incorporate movement to tone and strengthen he body at any age. Learn about the most optimum way to incorporate exercise in your daily life.

Level 7: Coaching Defined
Explains the keys to wellness, being centered, explains various coaching models. Individualizing wellness, lifestyle change, prescribe and treat, educate and implore advocate and inspire by using the four cornerstones of coaching.

Level 8: Wellness Coaching
Explains coaching people with health challenges, explains the foundation session, wellness assessment, co-creating a wellness plan, coaching for self-care and strategic lifestyle change.

Level 9: Coaching core competencies
Explains setting the foundation, establishing the coaching agreement, co-creating the relationship, communicating effectively, & facilitating learning and results.

Level 10: Herbal and Supplement interactions
Learn the safety of using supplements, herbs and essential oils with other medications. Business & Ethics - Learn the scope of your practice based on your profession and other certifications.

Level 11: Experiential Learning
Work with the instructor on how to work with a client. Submit 10 client cases.

List of Textbooks (All Paperbacks)
How the Body Works – by Editor – Dr. Peter Abrahams
Prescription for Nutritional Healing - Fifth Edition - by Phyllis Balch
Guide to Body Chemistry and Nutrition – by Bernard Jensen
Diet and Nutrition – by Rudolph Ballentine
The Naturopathic Way by Christopher Vasey, N.D.
Essential Oils Desk Reference, compiled by Essential Science Publishing
Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis Balch
Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine by E. Maciocia

Suggested books:
Merck Manual
The Art of Aromatherapy by Robert B. Tisserand
Linda Page’s Healthy Healing
Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
Herbal Medicine: Trends & traditions by Charles Kane
Essential Reiki by Diane Stein
Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan

Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the minimum hardware/software requirements to complete this course?
Desktop or laptop computer with reliable internet access and a computer headset in order to join the live webinar sessions. Please note, mobile devices are not compatible with the webinar platform. (Adobeconnect)
The minimum system requirements to access and complete the online training modules are as follows:
  • Internet Connection
  • 0.5 Mbps (recommended 1+ Mbps), wired connection or Wi-Fi connection
  • General Software
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader/ Adobeconnect
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® AtomTM 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), Windows Vista® (32 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 bit and 64 bit), or Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 17 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
  • Mac OS
  • Intel CoreTM Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 17, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
  • Chrome OS
  • If you are using a Google device such as a Chromebook the device will display the course PDF documents with its internal software. Adobe Acrobat need not be installed on the system.
  • Before beginning, please make sure you have done the following.
  • Enabled JavaScript
  • Disabled Pop-up Blocker
  • Depending on your organization’s security settings you may need to make the learning center URL a Trusted Site
  • Tablets and Smartphones
  • Using iOS or Android operating systems are supported

Is there homework?
Homework is assigned for each level. These assignments are designed to enhance the instruction and include readings in your books as well as reflective writing exercises. You can expect to spend approximately 1 hour to 2 hours per level on the homework assignments.

Is there an examination?
Yes, there is a proctored exam thru Adobeconnect. In order to complete the course, receive a certificate of completion and earn continuing education credits you must pass the examination with 80% of the answers correct. You may take the examination as many times as needed during the examination period in order to pass.

Are continuing education credits available?
Yes. Awarded credits will vary based on your current professional status.
What kind of official documentation will I receive at the completion of the training?
After completing the course you will receive several downloadable electronic certificates from the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine.
    
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. 

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

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

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

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

Holistic Nutrition Program Nov 14

 


Become a Health Educator/Nutritional Consultant    
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Health Educator/Holistic Nutrition Program
Prep for Holistic Nutrition Certification, Health Educator Registration
and Board Certification through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants

Special - $195.00 per level 
 Regular Price - $225.00 per level

Hybrid Program
Live Online or On Demand Online for Lecture Components (Levels 1 - 5)
through Adobeconnect

In Person or Live Online for Clinical Component (HNC6)
   
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Principles of Nutrition
(HNC2)
Sunday November 14
 
All lecture classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience. 
 Lecture Classes are from 10am to 2pm "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup lecture classes are On Demand online using Adobeconnect upon request

Time may vary depending upon the number of students and video recorded portions that can be seen independently

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 
New Aspiring Health Educators/Nutritional Consultants!
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Class Dates, 2021
Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
Health Educator Registration

Each level special $195
through Adobeconnect

HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition, Sun Nov 14

HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry, Sun Nov 28

HNC4 - Fats and Sugars, Sun Dec 12

HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines, Sun Jan 9

HNC6 - Counseling & Clinical, Sun Jan 23
(HNC6 is in person at 3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
or taken live online)

HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, On Demand

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

  Total cost $1,170

Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
Class Descriptions

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.
Paper Back Test Books Required:
Atlas of the Human Body – by Takeo Takahashi
 Or How the Body Works – by Editor – Dr. Peter Abrahams

HNC Level 2: Principles of Nutrition
Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.
Paper Back Book Required:
Diet and Nutrition – by Rudolph Ballentine (HNC2 & HNC4)

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.
Paper Back Book Required:
Guide to Body Chemistry and Nutrition – by Bernard Jensen (HNC3 & HNC4)

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.
Paper Back Book Required:
Diet and Nutrition – by Rudolph Ballentine (HNC2 & HNC4)

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.
Paper Back Book Required:
Healthy Healing by Linda Page (HNC4, HNC5 & HNC6)
 
Each level includes Contact Hours: 6 (6 CEs per Level),  Homework Hours: 4
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.

Optional Books
Prescription for Nutritional Healing - by Phyllis Balch
 Putting it All Together – by Hoffer and Walker
 Herbal Healing for Children – by Demetria Clark
 Enzymes: The Key to Health – by Howard Loomis
Heal with Amino Acids – by Sahley and Birkner

    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. 

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

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

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

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

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Neural Release Therapy Class 11/7

 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Introducing

Neural Release Therapy
for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Certification and
Continuing Education Program

For
Licensed and Registered Massage Therapists
Nurses, Medical and Nursing Technicians
and other Licensed Health Care Practitioners

NCBTMB CE Provider

Location:
3701 Connecticut Av., N,W. Suite 1
Washington, D.C. 20008

Sunday, November 7, 2021
11 AM to Approximately 4:00 PM
Special Fee: $195.00. Regular $250.00

Instructor: Robert White, LMT, DIM
Licensed Massage Therapist
Integrative Massotherapy Doctor
Certified Neural Release Therapy Practitioner

Massage Therapists 
Gain Continuing Education Credit, Total 8 CEs
(with attendance and 3 case studies)

Obtain Results, Get Return Clients and Referrals
Treat Back Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, and Many Health Conditions

Take your career to a completely new level!

As about CE credits for your profession
Neural Release Therapy

Neural Release Therapy (NRT) is a technique that provides pain relief and aids in return of function and mobility. It is performed by licensed health care professionals such as Nurses, Doctors, Nursing Technicians, Personal Care Providers, and Massage Therapists. These professionals are instructed initially with their formal education and have added additional training in order to perform NRT. It originated with Dr. Huneke in the 1930’s during his consolidation of knowledge on the Autonomic Nervous System. This therapy works on the autonomic ganglia (nerve groups controlling internal organs), peripheral nerves (nerves controlling the extremities, such as arms and legs), scars, glands, acupressure points, trigger points, and segmental points (nerve points controlling segments of the body).
 
Neural Release Therapy applies pressure with fingers, hands, small metal devices, or wooden implements. Also magnets, ultrasound, or electro-stimulation can be used depending on the skills and qualifications of the practitioner.

The use of devices, implements, magnets and electro-dermal stim is not included in this class. This would be included in an advanced level. Ultrasound is included in this class.

As professionals holding advanced certifications where clinical methods may be applied, you become resourceful to the community you serve.   
 
See Robert's YouTube Video about Bodywork
  

Approved NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider for Massage Therapists
(National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)

Recognized by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer reviewed organization for professional health care practitioners and natural health care training institutions.
 
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. 

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

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

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

Monday, October 11, 2021

Ear Candling, Detox Massage and Ionic Foot Bath Class 11/6

 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Ear Candling Training
with Facial Detox Massage 
and
Aqua Chi Foot Detox Training
with Organ Flushing Detox Massage
 
All in a one day class! 
 
In Person
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008

 
Saturday, November 6, 2021 
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Certificate of Completion Provided 
upon submitting all required assignments
In Person at:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
(within the Wilshire Condo Building)
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008

Enter at the right side of the building
Learn About
  
Ear Candling 
With Facial Detox Massage
 
Ear Candling is a popular alternative health care service. The practitioner will learn to safely and properly perform this treatment that may support clients in relief of allergy symptoms, sinus pressure relief, and removing cerumen (wax) from the outer ear.
 
This Class also includes facial detox massage of the ears, face, and neck. Facial Detox Massage is a specialized body work technique that applies repetitive pressure and stroking technique on the face that stimulates the movement and removal of fluid and toxins by way of the circulator and lymphatic system. This therapy assists with ear pain, sinus pressure, neck pain, full feeling in head, dizziness, foggy thinking, and puffy eyes. 
 
 
Aqua Chi Foot Detox  
With Organ Flushing Detox Massage
 
Aqua Chi Foot Detox is a unique alternative health care service. The practitioner will learn to safely and properly perform this treatment that may remove toxins and heavy metals from the body through the feet.
 
This Class also includes organ flushing detox massage which applies gentle pressure and gliding strokes to assist with toxin removal from the skin, lymphatic system, Liver, Kidneys, Intestines, Gallbladder, and Spleen. In this session the practitioner uses specialized massage techniques on the legs, feet, ankles, and abdomen. It assists with removal of toxins, swelling, edema, pain, arthritis, gastritis, pain in feet, swelling in ankles, and more.
  
Regular price $225.00
 
Special offer $195
  
CE credits provided for Health Care Practitioners
inquire about your profession 
Instructor:
 
Robert White, LMT, DIM, CEP 
Doctor of Integrative Massotherapy
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Ear Candling Practitioner
Certified Foot Detox Practitioner
 
 
About Robert:
 
Robert received his formal massage training at the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) in Washington, D.C., graduated in 2006 and received his national certification in 2007. In addition he participated in the Georgetown University Mini Medical School, a program designed to create a peer relationship between students of medicine and massage. In 2008 he went on to further his career goal by attending the Institute for Therapeutic Massage in Pompton Lakes, N.J. where he studied Hospital based orthopedic massage, and had an opportunity to practice at the Robert E. Johnson University of Medicine and dentistry, Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
 
In 2010 Robert joined the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine where his practice thrived, and he was named as the lead massage practitioner. Furthering his vision for the massage industry, Robert received his Doctorate of Integrative Massotherapy from the First National University of Therapeutics which is a federally chartered school and has been in existence since 1906, and known as one of the oldest schools that offer degrees in alternative medicine.  Massotherapy (or massage therapy) is the treatment of disorders of the human body through "hands on" manipulation of the soft tissues. Massotherapy is also a kind of "preventative medicine." It is used to relieve physical stress and imbalance before they develop into serious problems. Within the Doctor of Massotherapy degree program that Robert attended he studied advanced bodywork modalities.
These therapies augment conventional medical care.
 
Robert is also certified in Reflexology, Acupressure, Ear Candling, Foot Detox, and Lymphatic Drainage.
 
See Robert's YouTube Video about Bodywork
  
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider

Recognized by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer reviewed organization for professional health care practitioners and natural health care training institutions.
 
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. 

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

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

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

Instructor: Robert White, LMT, DIM