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Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? In this course, you'll learn about the various stages of health and illness and discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.

Using a variety of methods like diet, hydrotherapy, positive attitude, relaxation, yoga, chiropractic, natural remedies and more, you'll explore way to achieve total health in mind, body, and spirit. By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting July 15, 2020

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Starting July 15 | August 12
Self-Paced

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Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Details + Objectives

Course Code: nhh

What You Will Learn
  • Learn about the various stages of health and illness
  • Gain an understanding of naturopathy and helping your body heal itself
  • Find out about proper breathing techniques
  • Learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting
  • Learn about vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, free radicals, and the basic requirements that constitute a healthy diet
  • Understand herbal healing, aromatherapy, body therapies, massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T'ai Chi, reflexology, yoga, Feng Shui, therapeutic touch, and natural remedies for common emergencies
How the course is taught
  • Instructor led or self paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Go on a personal journey to better health that will positively impact you and your family
  • Maintain a personal health journal as you discover how your behaviors can affect your health
  • Learn ways to improve total health and healing, including mind, body and spirit
  • Open the door to unique career opportunities as you learn to help others

Outline

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Principles of Natural Healing

The first lesson will introduce you to the principles of natural healing and discuss the various stages of health and illness. You'll begin to understand that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. You'll put together a personal health journal that will help you self-evaluate your current lifestyle. Throughout the course, you'll be able to use this to observe how your behaviors can affect your health.

Naturopathy

This lesson is all about naturopathy and its basic philosophy—seeking ways to help your body to heal itself. Then you'll learn a valuable breathing technique that can enhance your health. Finally, you'll learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting.

The Placebo Effect

In this lesson, you'll explore ways to use the power of the mind and the placebo effect. You'll begin to understand the power that your mind can have in healing your body. The lesson will talk about brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies, and then you'll discover the power of belief.

Nutrition

This lesson will teach you to look at nutrition and its healing effects. You'll explore basic nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and free radicals. You'll learn what basic requirement you need to promote a healthy diet. Then you'll learn how to develop menus to improve your health.

Herbal Healing

In this lesson, you'll briefly explore the history of herbal healing. You'll have the opportunity to identify the most popular herbs and learn ways to prepare herbal mixtures. Then you'll look at herbal charts to help you to understand some of the most beneficial herbal remedies.

Aromatherapy

In this lesson, you'll explore aromatherapy. You'll not only learn about its benefits, but also how to blend oils for medicinal uses. You'll discover how to make and use poultices, compresses, tinctures, and infusions and then go over some essential oil charts to help you create wonderful blends.

Body Therapies

In this lesson, you'll discover the wonders of body therapies as you explore many of the most popular therapies and their benefits. The lesson will discuss massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T'ai Chi, reflexology, and yoga. You'll discover why the main theme of body therapies is to regain and maintain balance and well-being.

Energy Fields

In this lesson, you'll learn all about natural energy fields. You'll learn how energy can be manipulated using magnets, TENS, Feng Shui, and Therapeutic Touch. You'll learn how to center your consciousness and have the opportunity to try energy modulation. You'll even find out how to feel your own energy between your hands!

Pollutants

This lesson will talk about how to identify pollutants in your environment. It will discuss indoor pollutants and ways to clean indoor air. You'll learn about methods to purify your drinking water and allergy-proof your indoor spaces. This lesson will help you gain an understanding of the relationship between your immune system and the health of your surroundings.

Emergencies

In this lesson, you'll discover how to use natural remedies for common emergencies, illnesses and injuries. Some of the topics include treatments for cuts, bruises, fractures, burns, breathing emergencies, fainting, and travel illnesses.

Light, Color, and Music

In this lesson, you'll begin to understand the effect that light, color, and music can have on your mood and behavior. You'll learn how to heal and relax by using practical applications of these therapies. You'll be able to use energies that are inherent in light, color, and sound to improve your overall well-being. The lesson will also discuss using chakras and colored light in healing.

Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Factors

In the final lesson, you'll continue to learn how physical, emotional, and spiritual factors make up your whole being. You'll begin to understand the impact that these three sectors of your life can have on your stress level and healing rate. Once you make that connection, you'll begin to take charge of your own health and healing! The lesson will conclude with a discussion on what to expect when going to a natural heath therapist.

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Instructors & Support

Theresa Snyder

Theresa Snyder is a Natural Health Consultant. She has been an educator for more than 20 years. She has earned a BS in Education as well as an MS in Natural Health. This provides her with the ability to teach courses related to the many disciplines related to Natural Health. She also enjoys teaching seminars related to natural health for a local hospital.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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