Holistic Health Education

There are several important benefits to pursuing a holistic health education, even if you do not want to be a wellness professional.

Whether you choose to learn about holistic healing and health informally on your own, or choose a formal health wellness program in order to pursue a career, delving deeper into this field will give you a better understanding of how to help yourself and others enjoy optimum mind body spirit health. If and when the need for medical care arises, you will have the mindset and skills to be a more empowered, active participant on your road to recovery.

Your options to get a basic holistic health education are almost endless. For independent self study, the internet offers an abundance of free articles, audios and videos on general health and specific conditions. 

On-line tele-summits featuring healers, holistic doctors, and educators are popular venues. You can learn quite a lot listening to these expert interviews. Many give a taste of their favorite techniques. More often than not, you will be offered the opportunity to download a free gift or purchase a package of training and healing materials. 

Holistic Health Education Options

Your options to get a basic holistic health education are almost endless. For independent self study, the internet offers an abundance of free articles, audios and videos on general health and specific conditions. 

  • On-line tele-summits featuring healers, holistic doctors, and educators are popular venues. You can learn quite a lot listening to these expert interviews. Many give a taste of their favorite techniques. More often than not, you will be offered the opportunity to download a free gift or purchase a package of training and healing materials. 
  • Libraries and book sellers offer excellent books covering all facets of wellness. Websites like this one are full of helpful information. Check out our favorite books about health and wellness for suggestions and to share your favorites.
  • Choose one of the many natural health courses available to learn about holistic health and healing using a more structured approach. These courses can be general or focused on your particular area of interest. They may cost little to nothing or thousands of dollars. 
  • A great place to start your holistic health education is with the holistic mind body healing seven week Natural Health Course offered free through this site. This comprehensive e-course that introduces you to many aspects of holistic health and healing. 
  • When you are ready to delve deeper, alternative medicine schools online offer health wellness programs in everything from healthy lifestyle, nutrition, energy healing and emotional wellness. Your local college may even offer natural health  classes for credit.
  • Attend workshops. Energy healers, herbalists, wellness educators, and practitioners teach on-line or at  local colleges, health food stores and community centers. You can often get a level one energy healing certificate in a weekend and get a solid introduction to holistic healing or natural remedies in a few hours.
  • For a more personalized health wellness program, work one-on-one or in a small group with a practitioner or life coach specializing in holistic health and wellness coaching. If you go this route, look for someone capable of teaching you how to get healthier in mind and body, is willing to point you to other resources, and knows how to help you continue learning and progressing with the changes you desire.


Some Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Health Wellness Program

You can choose what seems to be the best school in the world, but that doesn't mean you will be able to legally set up shop. Certifications and degrees in holistic health may not be recognized by your local government or even accredited schools. 

If you want to become a licensed holistic health provider in the U.S., you must get your holistic health education at one of these schools and then reside in a state that licenses you to practice. Other modalities such as acupuncture and massage may also require licensing, depending on your locale.

Also, not everyone teaching about health and wellness offers reliable information, and not all natural techniques are safe or effective. Please explore and learn freely, but do due diligence and research before believing something that sounds too good to be true or is too far 'out there'. 

As you explore the world of holistic health and healing, you will learn a great deal about yourself and the multitude of healing modalities available to you. When you find a technique or path that resonates with you, invest in yourself and take your learning and skills deeper. Using what you learn about holistic healing and wellness as part of your life will serve you well as you create a healthier, happier life. 

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