Holistic therapy holds the key to so many people’s freedom and happiness so what better gift could you give than that of learning how to treat and help others? Do you know someone with that healing touch, or that has a natural way with massaging, or believes in feeling different emotions and strengths through our senses? Or even just a simple interest in how to treat and heal ourselves holistically?
Last week we covered the idea of giving experiences as Christmas presents (Christmas Gifts that don’t spoil us rotten), so to further this concept I thought we could explore the online course option a little further. It is something I have personally decided to do for myself but actually getting around to doing it is a whole other ball game! For those friends or family members (or even yourself) that take a discerning interest in any of the following, this could just be the perfect gift this Christmas.
Take a look at some of these courses offered by The School of Natural Health Sciences and see if any of them tick the right boxes.
Please note that all these Holistic Therapy courses are open to both practicing therapists and individuals who have an interest to learn this skill.
Acupressure is the application of pressure to the body to enhance the flow of energy (variously referred to as ‘Ki’, ‘Chi’ or ‘Prana’) in the 12 main bi-lateral meridians, according to the principles of Oriental medicine. This therapy is widely used in China where more emphasis is given to a person’s responsibility for their own health than it is in the Western world.
Acupressure is believed to be the ‘Mother of Acupuncture’, in that it predates the use of needles to stimulate the body’s energy flow. It has the same principles as Acupuncture, but the pressure is applied directly to the Acupoints of the body, mainly by using the hands, fingers, thumbs or knuckles. Stimulation of the body’s meridian system by touch is perhaps one of the oldest and most effective healing systems.
This in-depth course leads you step-by-step through the treatment sequence and will teach you everything you need to know in order to become a professional in the field.
This course includes the Full Body Massage using your own blends of Essential Oils.
Aromatherapy has proved to be highly successful in the alleviation and cure of many ailments. Aromatherapy works in two ways – the widely accepted benefits of body massage and the inhalation of essential oils reduce stress and improve the general state of health and well-being. This is a comforting, reassuring and healing therapy.
This course will be invaluable to those therapists who wish to add a major technique of energy therapy to their existing practice/business. It is also suitable for those who wish to begin a new career in this field. The course is intended to take the student from beginner to knowledgeable practitioner.
The student will be introduced to the concepts of subtle energies and energy healing and to the interpretation and therapeutic application of the concepts of the energy field, frequency, and resonance.
The student will learn in detail about the body’s surrounding energy field, known as the aura, and the body’s energy vortices, known as the chakras. This detailed knowledge is the bedrock which will enable the student to become a qualified practitioner and thus apply the knowledge effectively to restore equilibrium and health.
Crystals are natural. They are created from minerals deep inside the earth. Each crystal has a unique healing property derived from the minerals from which it is composed. The action of crystals may be described as subtle; nevertheless, crystals are capable of amplifying, focusing, directing, absorbing, diffusing and transmitting different levels of healing energy.
Crystal healing has been used since the dawn of the human race. It is a fact that crystals emit tiny electrical impulses which activate the human body’s neurological system in a subtle manner. Different crystals possess their own unique energy signal, producing different effects.
Crystal Healing is the art of laying on stones (crystals and gems) in coordination with the body’s energy field, energy centres and energy pathways. These aspects of the body’s energy field are also known as the aura, the chakras and the meridians. Correct placement of crystals on the body will promote emotional and mental harmony. It is in this state that the body experiences the perfect conditions to heal naturally.
These remedies are all prepared from wild flowers, plants and trees, forming the basis of this holistic treatment for both physical and psychological disorders of all kinds. “Heal Thyself” is the very essence of the Flower Remedy philosophy. The holistic approach to health, disease and healing is based on the concept of “Perfect Unity” of all things.
In this course you will be introduced to ‘The World of Herbs’ and will learn how to use herbs in all sorts of ways from tinctures to creams, to pills and poultices. You will also learn just how you can cultivate your own herb garden and how exactly to use those herbs in your cooking.
The Healing Method covered in this comprehensive course, is the homeopathy of Samuel Hahnemann. While homeopathic prescribing is a science, its practise is an art, based upon observation and assessment of the deeper, underlying roots of suffering in the individual. It is, therefore, necessary to pay attention to the philosophy of healing as well as the dynamics of prescribing the remedies. Many Homeopathic Remedies are explored in depth, throughout this course.
How to use the homeopathic repertory (The Materia Medica), which we refer to as the ‘Homeopath’s Bible’. Along with understanding and interpreting the language of this repertory, will be thoroughly explored.
All types of massage have an effect on the skin, muscles, blood vessels, lymph, nerves and some of the internal organs, together with the flow of energy within the body. The benefits of regular massage are amazing: reduce stress, improve circulation, aid in pain relief, eliminate toxins, improve sleep, enhance the immune system, reduce fatigue, help to alleviate anxiety and depression.
Our course comes with an instructional massage video which demonstrates all the practical skills you need to learn.
Both mental and physical stress that accumulates each day both physical and mental, can cause a weakness in the nerves and can impair circulation of the vital fluids to the brain and thus cause tension and headaches. The skull might feel tight and heavy and the brain is unable to function properly. The best, easiest and most natural way to relieve these symptoms is by Indian Head Massage. Vitality increases as the circulatory and respiratory systems open up to provide fresh oxygen and vital energies plus many other benefits.
This course is ideal to use as a Chair Therapy provided by Hairdressers and Beauticians, and may also be conducted in the workplace.
Mindfulness is a wonderful tool for therapists to have at their fingertips.
The course discusses many techniques to help manage stress and pain levels and improve relationships. Where our suffering comes from is explained, looking in detail at our thoughts and emotions and how they rule us.
This stand-alone course takes the student through to meditation. However, Mindfulness is equally suitable for someone wanting to relieve depression or anxiety and improve relationships without wishing to practice formal meditation. Parents, children, siblings, friends, colleagues and therapists can benefit from what this course offers.
This plant-based nutrition course provides a very comprehensive overview of the vegan diet. The many health and environmental benefits of choosing plants are highlighted, with particular emphasis on heart health, weight management, and prevention of chronic disease in addition to optimising the gut microbiome. The implications of not eating meat, dairy and fish is discussed, and sources of at-risk nutrients including iron, calcium, iodine, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids are given. Specific emphasis is placed on the importance of following a varied and balanced diet that meets energy (calorie) needs for physical and mental well-being.
Aimed primarily at therapists qualified in nutrition (from the school or elsewhere) this course provides the theoretical and practical foundation to support the transition to solely plant based living. The course may also be used for self-help for individuals wishing to change their diet for themselves and their families.
Reiki is purely Japanese. There are some writers and Reiki masters who have attempted to infuse Western ideas into Reiki. There are others who have tried to imbue it with “new age” ideas that it does not possess. This view is completely unnecessary, and risks causing not only confusion among students but dilution of the practice of Reiki itself.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with detailed theoretical information concerning the history, usage and application of Reiki. At the end of the course, a supplement is sent to you from the tutor and course writer Tony Edwards. This is entitled ‘The Last Secret of a Reiki Master’, enabling you to attune yourself and others. Your final level of achievement will be Reiki Master and Teacher.
This list is just a selection from the extensive range of holistic therapy courses available from the School of Natural Health Sciences.
Online diploma courses in Holistic Therapies
Here at the School of Natural Health Sciences we offer a huge array of Holistic Therapy courses, all of which are accredited in 26 countries. Our courses have no expiry date and there is no deadline to finish them, allowing you to study in your own time and at your own pace. No stress or deadlines – true holistic learning!