YOU ARE TIRED of trying to "get people" to change...
YOU ARE FRUSTRATED because people don't keep their weight
stay on their diet plans and don't stick with their exercise
YOU WANT TO KNOW how the latest scientific findings support
different understanding of health, illness and the process of change...
YOU WANT TO LEARN more effective and compassionate
approaches for truly
helping the people you serve...
YOU BELIEVE there is so much more to being healthy than
drinking bottled water and jogging...
This CERTIFICATE TRAINING PROGRAM
is For You
THE SPIRIT & SCIENCE OF HOLISTIC
Traditionally, health professionals attempt to
to change certain behaviors in order to ward off disease. Primary
attention is given to the physical determinants of disease, and the
common form of motivation is fear. Unhealthy habits are
and individuals engage in behavior modification programs that reward
for substituting more appropriate behaviors. Unfortunately, the
does not support that these types of strategies lead to positive,
behavior change. In addition, these approaches are increasingly in
with the new holistic understandings regarding health, illness, healing
process of change. This Certificate Training Seminar challenges
professionals to re-think the traditional focus of health
programs as well as their own personal philosophies of health.
of traditional strategies will be examined and an alternative, holistic
approach for helping people create health and support healing will be
in detail. Practical applications of this new information for health
in worksite, community and clinical settings will be explored. Upon
successful completion, a Certificate of
will be provided for each individual.
Objectives: Upon conclusion of this
Certificate Training Program, participants will be able to:
1) Compare and contrast mechanistic, reductionist
with holistic, ecological philosophies of health, illness and the
process of healing.
2) Discuss the historical foundations and
of traditional approaches to health education and promotion.
3) Describe and discuss the conceptual
bases and advantages
of an alternative, holistic approach to health education and
4) Compare and contrast the role of the
in traditional vs. holistic approaches
5) Begin to Implement holistic approaches
and promotion in worksite, community and clinical settings.