The Academy's Holistic Health Counseling Program
The Academy's Holistic Health Counseling Program is the only program of its kind to feature practical classes with top gourmet chefs and alternative health practitioners. Dynamic educational seminars focus on our well-crafted curriculum, and are taught by our inspiring, dedicated faculty of Instructors. In addition, we provide our students with AHN's Signature Workbooks. Available only to Academy students, these extensively-researched tools will provide you with hundreds of pages of easy-to-reference diagnoses, remedies and recipes to support you both academically and professionally.
OUR INSPIRING & DYNAMIC
HOLISTIC HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM FEATURES:
AHN EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
Deepen your knowledge of healing foods with our enlightening, informative seminars. Learn the principles of Chinese Medicine. Understand the healing wisdom of Food Energetics and Five Element Theory. Discover the ancient intelligence of Ayurveda. Small class size ensures lively discussion and detailed instruction. Our comprehensive workbooks, study guides, and self-guided tests will enable you to master the information at your own pace.
AHN Seminar topics:
Longevity Diet Concepts * Characteristics of Traditional Diets * East/West Comparison: Diet Principles * Yin and Yang Classification * Five Element Theory: Flavor and Related Organs * Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Practice * The Doctrine of Signatures * Food Energetics * Temperature, Moisture, Rhythm, and Energetic Direction of Foods * Qi Energy * Jing * Heteropathic Approach to Food Balancing * Behavioral Impacts of Food * Dietary Therapy * Exploring Digestion * Ayurvedic Diet Principals *Conditions of Health * The Four Deficiencies * The Seven Emotions * Organs and Major Pathologies * Patterns of Deficiency and Excess * Acid/Akaline Balance * Healing Foods for Common Ailments * Home Remedies
LONGEVITY DIET COOKING CLASSES
What we put into our bodies has a direct impact on the quality‚ and longevity‚ of our lives.
No effective nutritional training program would be complete without practical cooking classes. That's why we've designed our curriculum to include a full 4 weekends of culinary practice with healing foods. Whole-body experience is the only true way to integrate healing dietary change into your life and into the lives of your clients.
Our world-renowned natural foods gourmet chefs will teach you skill and technique for using the Longevity Diet. Discover how to prepare delicious, nourishing foods and experience their healing effects. Learn how to combine Chinese Herbs with Food Energetics to create strong revitalizing medicine for the body. Master the skills you'll use to nourish yourself and others.
Longevity Diet Cooking Class Topics:
Dietary Guidelines and Dangers * Food Selection and Preparation * Proper Preparation of Grains and Seeds * Seasonal Menu Planning * Knife Skills * The Truth about Fats and Oils * The Whole Soy Story * Cooking with Sea Vegetables * Tofu and Tempeh * Strengthening Soups and Stocks * Kitchen Pharmacy * Rejuvenating Tonics and Teas * The Incredible Edible Egg * Cleanse, Detox and Rebuild * Lacto- Fermentation * Fortifying Breakfast Recipes * Cooking with Grains and Legumes* Health Supportive Animal Foods *Probiotic Foods and Recipes * Wholesome Desserts *
TRAINING IN MIND/BODY TECHNIQUES
Health can be defined as a state of balance and harmony in body and mind. Illness, in contrast, arises when mind and body have fallen out of balance.
Expand your knowledge and skills in the holistic methods which bring balance to the whole self. Experience the meditative techniques which will empower you to enrich your overall sense of wellbeing. Learn body-centered practices which will help strengthen the food-body-spirit connection. Discover safe, effective, mind/body techniques to share with your clients.
Tibetan Tai Chi * Tao Philosphy* Ayurvedic Cleansing Techniques * Empty Mind * Waking the Tiger * Energy and Spirals * Chakra Energy * Do-In Exercise Program * Ginger Oil Treatment * Moxa Treatments * Shiatsu Massage* Aromatherapy * Hot & Cold Compresses * Healing Meditations * Bath Therapy * Yogic Breath * Visualization * Affirmations *
HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC SKILLS
"By observing myself‚ others and their diseases are revealed to me. By observing symptoms, one gathers knowledge about internal disturbances."
~Nei Ching, Ancient Chinese Text of Internal Medicine.
Learn time-tested counseling and interviewing skills to use with your clients. Discover intriguing diagnostic tools which will help you pinpoint the best actions to facilitate healing. Develop the skills to diagnose any state of energy. Understand a person s state of health by looking at face, hands, and tongue. Detailed discussion, self-guided tests, field practice, and course materials will enable you to master and practice these effective techniques.
AHN Counseling and Diagnostic topics:
Learning to Assess Your Own Condition * Conditions of Health * Signs and Symptoms: The Four Examinations * Oriental Diagnosis and Health Assessment * Dietary Assessment Techniques * Tongue Diagnosis * The Bodily Landscape * Eight Traditional Questions* Eight Patterns * Ayurvedic Assessment * Ayurvedic Counseling Techniques * 9 Star Qi Personality Types * Goal Setting and Action Planning * Spiritual Intelligence Counseling * Establishing Rapport *
Life is a transformative process‚ a process of cultivation, experience and refinement.
The Academy prioritizes career development for its graduates, and will provide you with the necessary tools to give you a head start in the field. You will develop a realistic, successful business plan which will form the foundation of your practice. Field practice will give you experience in refining the techniques you'll use with your clients. Our workbooks will supply you with practical tools to start your coaching practice. Our mentorship program will provide you with inspirational guidance and support.
Upon completion of the Academy's Holistic Health Counseling Program, you will receive certification to practice as a Holistic Health Counselor. In addition, you will qualify to obtain accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and from other associations around the world.
AHN Career Development Topics:
Creating Your Mission Statement * Dream Maps * Creating Life Vision * Defining your Business Identity * Right Livelihood* Marketing Strategies * Promotion * Signature Stories * Goal Setting *Elements of a Marketing Package * The 30-second Elevator Speech * Pricing Strategies * How to Turn a Contact into a Client * How to Attract and Retain Clientele *
BUILDING YOUR PRACTICE
There's never been a better time to practice Healing Nutrition.
As a Holistic Health Counselor, you will build your own distinct practice, grounded in your own unique talents, creativity, and knowledge. You will be qualified to counsel your clients in the powerful practices which will bring them sustained good health and energy. Additionally, you will offer your clients encouraging motivation in their transition to the Longevity Diet, support in dismantling negative habits, and guidance in soul-nurturing life-style techniques. Specific services you might decide to offer include:
- A Complete Dietary Assessment and Personalized Health Plan
- Healing Recipes and Remedies for: Mood, Focus, Energy, Beauty, PMS, Menopause, IBS, Arthritis, Asthma, Diabetes, Weight Loss, Cravings, Candida, Cancer Prevention, Insomnia, Allergies, Skin Ailments, and more.
- Menu Planning Techniques
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Powerpoint Demonstrations
- Group Workshops
- Health Food Store Tours
- Kitchen Detox
- Nutrition Information and Resources
AHN Topics and Tools for Practice Building:
Elements of a 3/6/9-month Coaching Program * How to Build and SustainYour Practice * How to Create an Effective Counseling Relationship * Counselor/Client Relationships * Establishing Rapport * Client Record Forms * Worksheets * Client Questionnaires * Legal Disclaimers * Hundreds of Recipes * Meal Plans * Access to Healing Recipes, Home Remedies and Natural Prescriptions * Online Support* More than 1000 pages of Resource Material
AHN SIGNATURE WORKBOOKS
Central and unique to our Holistic Health Counseling Program are our extensively-researched and detailed workbooks available only to Academy students and graduates. These powerful tools include powerpoint presentations, a detailed medical reference, hundreds of healing recipes, and business and client forms. Students will receive:
AHN Workbooks and Online Reference Materials
Longevity Diet Concepts * Oriental Diagnosis and Health Assessment * Natural Healing: Chinese Herbs and Home Remedies * Health Conditions Reference Guide * Healthy Recipes & Tonics, Counseling Forms, and Powerpoint Presentations