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3.3 hrs • Mar/10/2017 • Unabridged
How to manage stress and anxiety in yourself and others, by adopting a Mindful approachMindfulness is a modern concept, which describes the adoption of a new mindset, which can measurably alter ones outlook and mood and is used as an empowering tool in the self-management of anxiety and stress.Mindfulness is the practice of being aware in every possible moment while keeping a non-judgmental outlook and at the same time observing your own bodily and emotional responses. Many businesses and individuals are introducing powerful Mindfulness techniques into their daily routines to help relieve stress in the workplace and to keep a positive outlook and to help adopt a more productive approach to life.To do this you should begin to observe the ‘self’ and any reactions to situations and others in a dispassionate way. In other words, not be a slave to our own thoughts and the emotions that they generate, but to step back and assess before the usual reaction takes place.Mindfulness is about taking a ‘holistic’ approach to mind, body and spirit. So to fully practice Mindfulness, it is important to look at oneself as a spiritual being. Because of this new outlook, practices such as Meditation, Yoga and Thai Chi can also be utilised to bring calm and peace to the mind and body, while employing a more detached and philosophical-spiritual outlook.This powerful course will teach you everything that you need to know about Mindfulness and how to start using the techniques and principles in your daily life. Whether you are looking to use the Mindfulness techniques to help yourself or others, upon completion of this course you can work as a Mindfulness Practitioner either on a 1-2-1 basis or with groups of people, either in a therapy practice or in the workplace.Available Formats:1.3 hrs • Mar/10/2017 • Unabridged
The Master Herbalist Course is dedicated to helping you to understand how herbs can be used in your life and how you can take advantage of the multifarious natural healing options.Throughout the course you will learn how to use hundreds of different herbs to help yourself and others to heal naturally.The course covers everything about different individual components of herbs and how they all work, as well as the many different parts of plants that are responsible for helping you get the most powerful healing from your own body. Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, and Essential Oils are also discussed in detail.Herbal medicine has played a huge part in the natural healing process for generations (the use of herbs even dates back to the days of the Bible) and in many cultures. Over the years many people discovered the powerful healing properties of herbs and the many ways in which they could be used for one’s own benefit. In particular, herbs can help with treating many diseases and medical conditions whilst also relieving many symptoms.You will also learn about the many aspects of flower essences, cooking herbs, and the spiritual benefits of such herbs. The course also details how to use, make, and apply dozens of essential oils. In addition, the final module talks you through how you can put your newly-learnt skills to practice by setting up your own herbalist business.** Please note that chapters 6, 7 and 12 are included as downloadable pdf. files due to the visual nature of the contentAvailable Formats:2.8 hrs • Mar/09/2017 • Unabridged
Art Therapy is a growing field, which began by treating children and adults, who were emotionally scarred and/or physically disabled, with art and its creative process. In addition to its many benefits, many different types of people have been using Art Therapy for years.This therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs. Art Therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as, self-expression, coping skills, stress management , and strengthened sense of identity. Art Therapy has provided mental health treatment for clients who have experienced trauma, grief & loss, depression, chronic illness, substance abuse, and more.To work as an Art Therapist you will need to complete a postgraduate course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can also gain further qualifications from the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) although this is not mandatory. You will also need paid or voluntary experience gained from working in areas such as mental health, education, special needs, or social services.Available Formats:2.5 hrs • Mar/09/2017 • Unabridged
The Dealing with Depression Course has been created as a self-help guide that will help you onto the road of recovery or, if you do not suffer yourself, it will aid you in helping those who do, with accurate and up-to-date information, practical techniques and lifestyle changes that WILL make a difference. Recent research has shown that some of the most effective treatment comes about by giving the sufferer the tools to overcome the condition themselves and this course will show you how. Students will learn the many options that there are to fight and deal with depression, no matter how intensely they feel it, or how often they have suffered. Educating students in the importance of absolute individuality when assessing and deciding on a treatment plan for depression. Covered in the course students learn about food, lifestyle, stress and life experiences and how they affect the brain chemistry. Then moving onto holistic health and the most up-to-date medical views on the topic. The Dealing with Depression Course delves deeper into the subject of depression, giving detailed reasons for depression, students will learn some quick fire techniques that can counteract the beginnings of negative thoughts.Available Formats:2.0 hrs • Mar/09/2017 • Unabridged
Meditation is a relaxing practice that helps you to let go of stress and refocus your mind. There are many different forms of meditation and they all can have a slightly different effect and result, depending on the type of practice you follow.The main goal when meditating is to quieten or still the mind. This is because the mind can generate stressful or anxious feelings and meditation can help to reduce a lot of nervous energy and anxiety. So to summarize, meditation is:‘A state of deep peace, which is attained when the mind is silent or focused on one simple thing and is in the present moment ’Throughout this powerful course, you will find exercises and guidance on how to practice various forms of meditation. It is important to try all of the exercises so that you can answer all of the course questions. It will also make it easier for you to choose which type of meditation suits you the best. This course will introduce you to the main forms of meditation and help you to decide on the type of practice you would like to follow. This course also covers how to become a Meditation Practitioner or teacher, setting up your own Meditation classes and groups and how to market them.Available Formats:3.9 hrs • Mar/03/2017 • Unabridged
Colour Therapy or Chromotherapy has been used as part of medical practice for centuries and is of great significance in the holistic approach of complementary health practice. The Colour Therapy Diploma Course gives students a thorough understanding of this practice, how to treat clients, and build a business. Colour therapists understand and use the energy contained in the vibrations of colour rays to promote health and healing. Following an introduction to the course, students learn about the history of the practice and brings them up-to-date with recent developments in this constantly evolving field. Here you will also learn just how popular colour therapy is, and explore how to use it to heal. Students will learn of the seven coloured cosmic rays, the nature and electromagnetic properties of light, and how we perceive colours. Here students will also learn about the seven colour levels, the metaphysical ascension of the mind, other physical and etheric planes, and the subtle body. The Colour Therapy Course provides students with information on the effects of colour on our health; physical, emotional, and mental, and how different colours can alter our wellbeing. We look at physical and emotional effects of colours by looking at how warm and cool colours affect us differently, as well as looking at the symbolism of colours within society. This module also looks at how colour is used throughout our lives and how to discover your colour season, to use when selecting clothing. The seven chakras are discussed, teaching students about the structure, location and function of each. With this underlying knowledge in place, the course talks about their links with colour therapy, as well as exploring the meridians of the body and their meanings. The Colour Therapy Diploma Course talks about the different ways that rays of light can affect our bodies and how this knowledge can be used in colour therapy. This discusses how natural light affects us, as well as the importance of the direction of light, and different colours of light. As a Colour Therapist, you will need at least basic counselling skills to empathise with and understand your clients. You will learn various methods of using colour to reflect the energy, health, life, and even body you (or your client) want. You will also learn about aura soma and colour therapy cards. Colour Therapy and Art Therapy can be used hand-in-hand to the benefit of both adult and child clients. You will also learn how to use colour as a diagnostic tool, based on colour psychology. Although not immediately obvious, Aromatherapy also works well with Colour Therapy, as each stimulate a different sense, making a powerful combination than either alone could. You will learn about some of the scents used in Aromatherapy and how these can be combined with Colour Therapy, to provide a synergistic and holistic session. Colour healing techniques used within Colour Therapy; teaching students how and why to use each, both for themselves and clients. Students who are taking the Colour Therapy Course with the intention of starting their own business later, will enjoy learning about what you would need to do to set up a colour therapy practice. This course includes information on the different types of colour healing practice you could provide, and how to set up your space, brand your business, and attract clients.Available Formats:2.8 hrs • Mar/03/2017 • Unabridged
This popular course will give you a firm foundation in counselling skills. If your job involves helping others, or if you simply want to be supportive to others, then you’ll learn techniques that will help you be more effective in that role. This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of Counselling and are considering making a career change to become a counsellor, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of counselling, or existing counsellors, teachers, coaches or parents looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in the Counselling , though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full counselling qualification. This course is particularly suitable for those working in: health care, social work, pastoral work, care for the elderly and teaching. Your studies will provide you with a preliminary understanding of the skills and practice of counselling, as well as an appreciation of the personal qualities associated with the collaborative process of helping others. Counselling is essentially a lively, human and personal experience between two people. Therefore, it is a process which requires a commitment of time and effort from both parties. The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in helping others. It is particularly relevant for: • employees in the caring professions • pastoral workers • social workers • teachersAvailable Formats:3.8 hrs • Mar/03/2017 • Unabridged
We live in a world of stressors and many people go into a state of burnout at some point. If the stress that the individual must deal with on a long-term basis outweighs their chance and ability to rest; ME or CFS may very well be the result. This course aims to help with the understanding of these conditions.The first and third modules focus on knowledge, information and awareness of the condition whilst the remainder of the course focuses on de-stressing every area of life in order to allow adrenal healing to occur and to be able to create a positive future.The ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Course has been written with the most up-to-date information as to the best methods for recovery of these conditions in a holistic manner. It includes case studies of people that have recovered from these conditions and how they did it, underlying issues that you might be missing and how to heal yourself from the inside out.The comprehensive, and potentially life-changing, ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Course has been designed for the sufferers and carers of those with these conditions. Although designed with self-help in mind you do not need to be diagnosed with the syndrome to benefit from studying this course. **Please not that chapter 5 of the course is included as a pdfAvailable Formats:4.3 hrs • Mar/02/2017 • Unabridged
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that is commonly used to help people understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their behaviours. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including depression, addictions, anxiety and phobias. The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behaviour. For example, a person who spends a lot of time thinking about plane crashes, runway accidents and other air disasters may find themselves avoiding air travel. The goal of cognitive behaviour therapy is to teach patients that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.Available Formats:2.8 hrs • Mar/01/2017 • Unabridged
The Mindful Mental Health Course takes a specific look at how the practice of mindfulness can be used alongside other medical treatments and lifestyle changes to help sufferers of various mental health disorders. The course starts by explaining the physiology of the mind and the definition of mental health and well-being, how and why issues arise, and how they are currently treated. The practice of mindfulness is then introduced; giving the history and theory behind the practical aspects of this type of self-help process, as well as why it is important to treat mental health problems in a holistic way, along with discussing how physical health and mental well-being are linked. From this solid base, the course moves into teaching the basic first steps to mindfulness for mental health and progresses onwards, to talk about various mental health problems and how mindfulness can be used in each step of treatment: coping, recovery and long term management. The Mindful Mental Health Course concludes by teaching the importance and methods used to obtain a state of mindful awareness; aiding sufferer’s ability to really know their mind and recognise destructive thoughts and patterns that exacerbate mental health problems and how to overcome these obstacles.Available Formats:3.0 hrs • Mar/01/2017 • Unabridged
Our Child Psychology course is a superb first step for beginners and that valuable stride forward for teachers and workers with children who wish to deepen their skill base. It is the perfect choice for anyone who suspects they might want to pursue in a career in child psychology but does not yet feel they are in complete possession of the facts of what the field entails. Child psychology is the study of how a young person develops from birth up to adolescence. How he changes emotionally through that time, how his own identity is formed and how he will eventually learn to be able to speak a language. It examines how a child evolves through the processes of information processing and cognitive development. Behaviourally it looks at how a child begins to understand social behaviours and integrate accordingly. It investigates how motor skills develop, social skills and how identity is formed. This comprehensive course gives you firm foundation knowledge into how a child develops and gives insights into why a child behaves the way he does.Available Formats:3.3 hrs • Mar/01/2017 • Unabridged
The Addiction Therapy Course has been created with the goal of enabling its students to pursue a rewarding career as an Addiction Therapist; working to help those with ‘traditional’ addictions or other behaviours and negative lifestyle choices, to overcome their afflictions with positive action. This Addiction Therapy Course introduces students to the subject by concentrating on the nature of addiction itself. Students will understand basic human needs in relation to addiction and how therapists approach addiction, along with sharing scientific findings and psychological studies that explore how some people are affected, while others are not. Recent findings in the area of alcohol addiction are presented to students; increasing understanding with up-to-date knowledge, alongside general ideas of the hows and whys of alcoholism. Students will also learn about drug addiction highlighting that the addictive nature of medications prescribed by doctors can be just as addictive as illegal drugs, despite the social implications of each being different. You will look at the common destructive patterns of any addiction, and how to recognise these. Specific lifestyle addictions, such as smoking, food, particular ingredients, chocolate, coffee, and gambling are all covered. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (often abbreviated to CBT) and other progressive methods, such as Mindfulness, which have proven to be effective therapy tools in the battle against addiction also feature in-depth in the course . The course explains the ‘six stages of counselling therapy’ and discussing the action area of therapy and how you can aid your client to make positive changes. Finally, the course shows you setting up as an Addiction Therapist, with various business-related topics discussed, such as the legalities, finances, marketing and business plans, and more; everything you need to know to build a highly successful small business.Available Formats:4.3 hrs • Feb/28/2017 • Unabridged
This comprehensive and exciting course will teach you everything that you need to know about the power of crystals and how you can go on to use them.Students will learn how to begin using crystals, what to look for in a crystal, the meaning of each, the various ways of healing with crystals, and how to incorporate this healing into daily life. Knowledge is solidified by exercises taken throughout the course and a round of questions at the end of each module.The course introduces itself by taking students through a brief history of the use of crystals through a variety of civilisations, and by providing a guide on the terminology used to describe crystals.From here the Crystal Healing Course continues to teach students how crystals grow and the systems, shapes, and formations that they are made up of. Students start to explore the benefits of crystal healing and how the colour of a crystals can alter their healing properties.The third module is all about how to treat your crystals. Students are shown techniques for clearing and cleansing stones, how to activate and dedicate them, and methods for attunement, programming them and giving them intent.Having learned how to treat crystals, the fourth module of the Crystal Healing Course teaches students how to care for their crystals, with guidance on how to correctly store, respect, and honour them, as well as providing an understanding on grounding and centring crystals and grounding cords.By the fifth module, students will have a good understanding of crystals, and so the more common stones, gemstones, and crystals used in healing, are introduced. The healing attributes, colours, meanings, associated properties, and correspondences to other disciplines of each are discussed.Although crystal healing can be used exclusively, it is often paired with other practices. Module 6 explains how to combine crystals healing techniques with massage, Reiki, palm reading, teacup reading, astrology, and numerology.The seven chakras are used in many therapies, the seventh module of the Crystal Healing Course explains what chakras are, how they relate to this subject area, and how to perform chakra and aura scanning techniques in crystal healing.With the knowledge gained from the previous module, module 8 explains what to do with this information, as students are taught how to clear chakra cords and connections, as well as discovering aura combing techniques and how to use them safely, and learning how to repair energy leaks and blockages.Though you may have not heard the terminology, you will have likely seen a laser wand before. The Crystal Healing Course’s ninth module introduces laser wands and how they are used in healing. Also in this module, students will be taught about quartz healing and balancing techniques, and the neurological balance method.Module 10 provides crystal techniques, along with special crystal patterns and layouts using crystal grids. Other methods are explored also, with past-life healing, parental release and self-healing, along with positive affirmations for healing, all being discussed.The eleventh module of the Crystal Healing Course teaches students how to amplify healing with intensifying techniques. It also talks about the unique qualities of using quartz in clusters or as a group, and distance healing with crystals and crystal grids are introduced.Another way to use a crystal collection is in the creation of crystal elixirs and essences. Module 12 teaches students how to safely create their own and how to use them after creation, with tips and recipes given.As previously mentioned, crystals are used in a number of therapies. With this in mind Module 13 gives students a practical guide on how to mediate using crystals, and discusses crystal journeying, in relation to astral travel.Module 14 of the Crystal Healing Course goes into a lot more detail about programming stones for specific colour energy work. This module also discusses safety and ethical practice, possible contra-indications, what to do in a healing crisis, and the relationship between some common crystals and systems of the body.Another concept that you may have heard about, are the concerns of the meridians of the body. The fifteenth module gives students a basic overview about this and the principle of Kundalini in crystal work, in relation to the evolution of the spirit. Also, if you are considering working as a crystal healer, this module is where you learn about considerations you should make when preparing your healing space and it also offers tips on keeping client records.The final module of the Crystal Healing Course talks students through the first types of stones they should get and how to go about increasing their collection, as well as caring for and gifting stones. You will also learn the specifics of how to conduct a crystal healing session from start to finish and how to perform various types of healing.Available Formats:3.2 hrs • Feb/28/2017 • Unabridged
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Course is designed to arm its students with a comprehensive knowledge that will enable them to utilises a variety of teaching methods and practices to suit the different preferred learning styles of the children they teach. Every child is different and has their own unique pattern of how they learn about the world around them. Good classroom teaching should use a variety of teaching methods to reflect the different preferred learning styles of the children in the class, and to enable every child to be able to engage in learning. When a child has special educational needs or a disability, learning can be much harder and it doesn’t always happen as easily as it does for other children. Different styles of teaching, resources, additional equipment, or adaptations to the classroom may have to be made to enable children with additional needs in order for them to reach their full potential. SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability Special Educational Needs and Disability is abbreviated to SEND, and this term will be used throughout this and the following modules of this course. SEND education takes place in the context of current legislation, so the way it is implemented will alter from one country to the next, however, many of the principles are similar and there are commonalities in terms of best practice regardless of location. UK Legislation In the UK, Education Law is devolved to each of the four countries within the union, so there are differences in how SEND education is administered in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Recent SEND reforms in England In England, The Children and Families Act 2014 became law in September 2014. Part Three of this Act is entirely about SEND, and has made significant legislative changes, which have completely changed the framework in which children with additional needs are educated. It is a completely fresh approach with an emphasis on person-centred learning, raising expectations, and giving parents and children a much greater level of control in the decision-making process. These SEND reforms have been described by many as “radical”, and because they are so far-reaching, it will take until September 2018 to fully implement. Until then, aspects of the previous legal framework will still be in operation alongside the new system. Although this new legislation only applies to England at the moment, other parts of the UK are looking to introduce similar reforms soon. These reforms are the result of changes in perception, thinking and attitudes towards disability, legislation which promotes principles of equality, inclusion and prevention of disability discrimination, and based on evidence-based research regarding achieving the best outcomes for children with SEND. What is a Special Educational Need or Disability? The term “Special Educational Needs” has a legal definition that is covered by both The Education Act of 1996 and the more recent Children and Families Act of 2014. To have a Special Educational Need, a child must have a learning difficulty or learning disability that makes it significantly harder for them to learn or to access education compared to most children of the same age. The term “Disability” also has a legal definition under the Equality Act 2010. A person has a disability if they have a physical or a mental impairment that has a “substantial” and “long-term” negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities. The terms “Substantial” and “Long-Term” are also defined within the same Act as being: Substantial – more than minor or trivial. For instance, it would take someone significantly longer to complete a normal daily task such as getting dressed. Long-term – is defined as lasting for more than 12 months. Altogether, around 16% of all children and young people will be identified as having some form of SEN at some stage during their education, although most of them will have their educational needs successfully met within the mainstream classroom. Just over 1% of children will have a level of SEN that is so significant that they may need a specialist educational provision, such as attending a special school. The is a lot of cross-over between special educational needs and disability, and many children who have a disability will also have an additional special educational need. However, this isn’t always the case, and every child’s need should be addressed individually. There are many different types of educational need, and even with children who have broadly similar needs, the approaches each child will benefit from may vary widely. Here are some of the types of need that the term SEN covers: A specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder A learning disability, which can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and multiple A Speech and Language Disorder A Sensory Processing Disorder An Autistic Spectrum Disorder A behavioural, emotional or social difficulty There is sometimes confusion over the terms “Learning Difficulty” and “Learning Disability”. A learning difficulty normally refers to a specific aspect of learning, such as Dyslexia which affects the acquisition of reading skills. A Learning Disability normally refers to an Intellectual Impairment and there are different levels of Learning Disability depending on severity, ranging from Mild to Profound and Multiple. However, many children have both a Learning Disability and at least one Learning Difficulty, as well as other disabilities or medical conditions.Available Formats:2.7 hrs • Feb/06/2017 • Unabridged
The Eating Psychology Coach Course is an all-encompassing knowledge base for those who wish to learn about, and aid others to understand, their relationship with food and the psychology of eating.The first half of the course concentrates on aiding the student in their understanding of the psychology of eating and applying it in their own lives, both to benefit themselves as well as to be able to identify with their clients, once they set up a business.Through this half of the course you will go on a journey of self-understanding; getting to grips with the intricacies of nutrition, ethics, brain-boosting nutrients, mindfulness, and the habit-building effects of emotional eating.The outcome of what you learn from this will be that you will have a much more balanced relationship with food and a healthier body and mind as a result of this, and there will no longer be the need or desire to diet.Having gained a comprehensive understanding of the psychology of eating and how this knowledge has improved your own relationship with food, the second half of the course teaches you how to bestow this knowledge onto others by creating and running your own coaching business.Here you will be given the tools, techniques, protocols and strategies to enable you to become an effective practitioner. You will learn solid, effective coaching skills that will make a difference to your clients by getting to the heart of the challenges and nutritional concerns they face; utilising the specialised understanding of the psychology of eating learnt in this course.Available Formats:2.5 hrs • Feb/06/2017 • Unabridged
In the Western world we have lost control. We generally grow up richer, with more possessions than the human race has ever seen. We don’t usually go hungry and we have developed a culture of instant gratification.No longer do we eat in response to just our real hunger - our emotions, habits and behaviors and the addictive properties that are now added to everyday foods play a huge part in our mindless eating.Whether you have been yo-yo dieting for most of your life, are interested in learning about clean eating or want to help others to get off the dieting bandwagon, Mindful Nutrition is the course for you!There is an overwhelming link between our minds, our bodies, and the food which we eat. Yet without education and stillness of thought we barely recognize the connection.We rush into each day, eat overprocessed foods and worry about our weight and body image. Every town is filled with fatty foods and temptation and every supermarket aisle is filled with foods that are harming our bodies, moods, and mental health.There are a number of exercises within the course that are entirely personal to you. They are designed to reform your thinking patterns, on a subconscious basis, as we work through the course. This learning style will ensure that you get the very best from the course and the contents within it.Available Formats:Loading more titles...
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