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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Feng Shui Design

Feng Shui Design
Practitioner Certification
Live Online 
Jan 13, 2019  
Feng Shui Level 1
10 am to 3 pm     

Attract Wealth and Health
This first level class discusses the  two popular schools of Feng Shui, the Ba-gua School and the Compass school using the Ba-Tsai. These two schools work with space, placement and directions. The student will learn the philosophy, the techniques, cures and how to consult with a client. Practical application on floor plans will be done in class.

Feng Shui is a time honored practice that can create harmony in your life. Your surroundings can affect your energy level, health, emotions and life's synchronicity.

Feng Shui literally means "the flow of wind and water", the wind disperses the invisible life energy and the water contains it.

Good Feng Shui can create harmonious relationships, revive enthusiasm, encourage fertility, attract prosperity and success.

I can guide you to make changes in your living environment to create the harmonious energy to bring positive changes in your life.

Positive qi gently meanders while negative qi strikes quickly in straight lines.

For qi to be beneficial and nourishing, it should flow harmoniously, not blocked or stagnant or destructive.

Jen Martinez-Bentley, HD                              
Certified Feng Shui Practitioner

Feng Shui (FS)
This course is offered thru Adobeconnect
Jan 13, 2019  
FS Level 1, 10 am to 3 pm 
($125 live online)
Book required - Feng Shui Step by Step by T. Raphael Simons
This course will explain the definition of Feng Shui, Chi, Yin and Yang, Five Elements and their cycles.   Explain the Star #s, the Diagnostic Methods & Eight Point Method (Ba Gua). Explain the importance of the Front Door, effects of clutter, inauspicious placements of Doors and Windows. Explain the way to use the Ba Gua on various spaces, describe the use of Colors, Shapes, Lighting and Mirrors, the placement of furniture and accessories, Symbolic Decorations. Explain how chi moves thru passageways, bedroom, bath, common rooms, home office, studio and One-bedroom apartments.
Use student's floor plan to do analyses. The Student will receive a letter of completion for this level.
Jan 27, 2019, 10 am to 3 pm
FS Level 2   ($125 live online)
Book required - Flying Star Feng Shui by Stephen Skinner
Explain Five Elements and their cycles, Time and Space Dimension, Facing and Sitting directions, the use of the compass, & how the geomantic chart is created.

Explain each Star and how to use the geomantic chart to analyze the student's floor plan; Bedroom, Bath, Common rooms, Home office, Studio and One-bedroom apartments
Explain how to use remedies on student's floor plan.
The Student will receive a letter of completion for this level.
Book required - Flying Star Feng Shui by Stephen Skinner
Certification requires completion of Level 1 and 2 and completion of one case study.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Health Coach Program

 Integrative Health Coach
Health Educator
Certification Program

Starting January 12, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Each Module $95.00
Student must sigh up for a minimum 2 Modules at a time

Sign up by advertised date or take the Classes at any time
and on your own Personal Schedule 
Module 1 & 2: 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.

Module 3: Pathology of Disease - Learn the holistic perspective of disease.
Module 4: Learn the importance of detoxification and various detoxification protocols.

Module 5: Aromatherapy - learn how to use essential oil safely.
Module 6 & 7: Herbal remedies for all the body systems.
Module 8 & 9: Principles of Nutrition - Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.
Module 10: Carbohydrates & Fats - Learn the truth about the different types of fats and sugars and how they affect our body.
Module 11: Meal Planning Guidelines - Learn dietary planning for optimal health for both adults and children and healing for chronic ailments.
Module 12 & 13: Stress Management- Learn about visualization, meditation, guided imagery, energy work and aromatherapy for stress.
Module 14: The need for movement -  Learn the best ways to incorporate movement to tone and strengthen the body at any age. Learn about the most optimum way to incorporate exercise in your daily life.
Module 15 & 16: 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.
Module 17 & 18: 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.
Module 19 & 20: Coaching core competencies - Explains setting the foundation, establishing the coaching agreement, co-creating the relationship, communicating effectively, & facilitating learning and results.
Module 21: Herbal and Supplement interactions - Learn the safety of using supplements, herbs and essential oils with other medications.
Module 22: Business & Ethics - Learn the scope of your practice based on your profession and other certifications.
Module 23 & 24: Experiential Learning - Work with the instructor on how to work with a client. Submit 10 client cases.
Each module can be completed in 2 hours, not including the homework. There is homework for each module which serves as a review for the module.
The final exam is given upon completion of all modules. A study guide is provided to prepare the student for the final exam.

Integrative Health Coach Certification ( online only except for modules 23 & 24)
Each module is $95.

ModuleDescription                                     Live OnlineDates    available
1Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical TerminologyJan 12, 2019
2Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical TerminologyJan 19, 2019
3Pathology of DiseaseJan 26, 2019
4detoxification protocolsFeb 2, 2019
5AromatherapyFeb 9, 2019
6Herbal remediesFeb 16, 2019
7Herbal remediesFeb 23, 2019
8Principles of NutritionMar 2, 2019
9Principles of NutritionMar 9, 2019
10Carbohydrates & FatsMar 16, 2019
11Meal Planning GuidelinesMar 23, 2019
12Stress ManagementMar 30, 2019
13Stress ManagementApr 6, 2019
14The need for movementApr 13, 2019
15Coaching DefinedApr 20, 2019
16Coaching DefinedApr 27, 2019
17Wellness CoachingMay 4, 2019
18Wellness CoachingMay 11, 2019
19Coaching core competenciesMay 18, 2019
20Coaching core competenciesMay 25, 2019
21Herbal and Supplement interactionsJun 1, 2019
22Business & EthicsJun 8, 2019
23Experiential LearningJun 15, 2019
24Experiential LearningJun 22, 2019
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
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Certified in Acupressure, Reflexology, Aromatherapy,
Wellness Coaching, and Feng Shui

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 module. 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 module 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.

What is the cost of the course?
The total cost without books is $2,280.  Each Module is $95.00 with a minimum purchase of 2 modules. Books are readily available from Amazon.com. Approximate cost is $250 to $350.
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, and Educational Support Services
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

Upon Completion - become Registered with the Holistic Services Agency.
Call for further details or to register (202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202