Gain a new respect for the healing power of the integrative health approach for those seeking health care providers who focus on wellness and natural healing. The concepts of alternative, holistic, and integrative medicine have their roots in various healing traditions that have been around for thousands of years. This course covers all the fundamentals of person-centered and person-empowered health care, including details on some of the more popular therapies today. This Certificate Program has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association.
The outcome of this certificate program is for the learner to describe holistic and integrative therapeutic modalities and their role in health and healing.
Accreditation: ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Lesson 1 - Holistic Stress Management
How we cope with stress can determine the current and future state of our health and well-being. Our bodies react to the signals sent to us by our brains during stressful episodes and these signals affect every system, especially the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.
- Lesson 2 - Health and the Human Spirit
Explore the forms and expressions of spirituality. Discuss culture and its relationship to spirituality; explain spiritual interests within the healthcare system; describe the role of spiritual care providers in administering spiritual care; and describe the relationship between spirituality and health conditions, therapeutic interventions, and healing environments.
- Lesson 3 - Energy Healing
Traditional healers have practiced energy healing methods for centuries and viewed the body as a complex energy system.
- Lesson 4 - Healing Elements of Meditation
Meditation practices are used by diverse cultures, are rooted in the traditions of the great religions, and have been practiced for thousands of years to promote healing.
- Lesson 5 - Place and Space: Healing Environments
Every individual has the capacity to enhance their healing process (or the healing process of clients) through the creation of healing environments – spaces that support the individual's inner healer and utilize the environment to maximize its healing effects.
- Lesson 6 - Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest continuously practiced professional medical systems in the world, with origins dating back more than 3,000 years. TCM emphasizes the holistic view of the human being and encompasses many different treatment modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, and Qigong.
- Lesson 7 - Ayurvedic Medicine: Ancient Foundations of Health Care
Ayurvedic medicine is a highly sophisticated religion, philosophy, and system of medicine that has been practiced in India for over 2,500 years. Health, vitality, and longevity are achieved through a balance within the body and between the body and the external environment.
- Lesson 8 - Humor and Health
Humor and laughter make people feel alive and bring a unique perspective to life. They relieve stress and connect people to one another.
- Lesson 9 - Music Therapy and Sound Healing
In an age where people increasingly turn to holistic methods of healing, music therapy and sound healing have entered mainstream health care and can be used successfully with people of all ages and disabilities.
- Lesson 10 - Nutrition: An Integrative Approach
How can we revise our eating habits and become more conscious of what we eat, why we eat it, and how it is prepared?
- Lesson 11 - Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies
Health care is evolving and integrating the healing therapies of alternative and allopathic medicine. This course will describe somatic and musculoskeletal therapies (therapeutic massage, which includes Swedish massage, sports massage, Esalen massage, neuromuscular massage therapy, and Aston patterning); Eastern, meridian-based, and point therapies (acupressure, shiatsu, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and reflexology); energy-based therapies (Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and Healing Touch); emotional bodywork (Rolfing and Hellerwork); and manipulative therapies (chiropractic and osteopathy).
- Lesson 12 - Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement
Physical activity and movement are essential elements of any program designed for obtaining or maintaining health and well-being. While most individuals associate physical activity with aerobics, many activities comprise a well-rounded and interesting physical fitness and movement program.
Course Dates and Times
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Course Hours: 33 Hours
This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.