Energy & Vitality: The HeartMath Solution

Have you noticed how it’s been getting harder and harder to feel great energy and sustain it through a day or a week? Have you gotten the “proper number of hours” of sleep only to wake up still exhausted? You’re not alone. Since 1991, the HeartMath Institute has demonstrated powerful discoveries rooted in how we spend our energy so we can increase vitality. Practice of the HeartMath techniques improves heart rate variability through increasing emotional self-regulation skills, leading to life-changing shifts in energy and vitality throughout the lifespan. Join us for three informative and practical sessions as we dive into these powerful energy-boosting techniques that can dramatically reduce stress, reset your system and refresh your access to joyful energy and youthful vitality.

Instructor: Bruce Cryer, MA
Cost: $249; Student $149
Next course: TBD

Creativity as Your Personal Well-Being Strategy

Most people have not tapped into an unlimited supply of creative energy designed into them. This course is a multi-modality exploration of your personal creative gifts through music, art, dance, creative writing, and photography. As a result of research in emotional well-being, immune function, resilience, longevity, disease prevention, and optimal health, it has been proven that being creative actively boosts immune and cognitive function, while also being great for our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Instructor: Bruce Cryer, MA
Cost: $299; Student $199
Next Course: TBD

Holistic Stress Management Instructor Certification

This certification workshop is designed to train health educators with an interest and background in Holistic Stress Management to teach, direct, or facilitate quality presentations/workshops at their worksite or private practice. The focus of this workshop is holistic, honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions for optimal well-being. Certification requirements include: 

  • 54 contact hours through the Association for Addiction Professionals, NAADAC 
  • 54 professional contact hours (CEs) through the American Holistic Nursing Association 
  • 11 core competency and 14 resource competency hours through the International Coaching Foundation (ICF) 
  • 24 CHES professional contact hours through NCHEC for Health Educators 

Instructor: Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
Cost: $2499
Next Course: TBD

Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water

This course offers a comprehensive overview of insights, theories and wisdom on the topic of stress and human spirituality. This self-paced online course presents 10 lessons based on the chapters from the bestselling book, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water. Each lesson is comprised of three parts: 1) A “wisdom circle” fireside chat highlighting spiritual insights, 2) A soul-searching journal exercise to help process these insights, and 3) A guided meditation to help reinforce the insights and offer a sense of relaxation and inner peace in these challenging, if not turbulent, times. This course provides students with the tools to cope and resolve stressors (big and small) on the journey called life. 

Instructor: Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
Cost: $199
Next Course: on demand (pre-recorded lessons)

Breathing Science: The profound effects of breathing habits on health and performance

Statistics suggest that millions of people worldwide suffer from profound deficits and misunderstood symptoms of dysfunctional breathing habits. Unfortunately, these habits are rarely identified by practitioners. Their effects are mistakenly attributed to other causes and their resolutions tend to be prescriptive in nature, often leading to additional health impairments over time. In this introductory course, you will learn about the physiology, behavioral science, and technology used in identifying and disengaging dysfunctional breathing habits, as well as comprehensive approaches to assisting clients in learning new habits that enhance health and performance. We will explore a new paradigm for understanding breathing and its effects and bring together the biological and behavioral sciences in new, practical ways. 

Instructor: Peter M. Litchfield, PhD
Cost: $450
Next Course: TBD

Integrative Pain Management for Chronic Pain

Pain that lasts more than three to six months develops a different pathophysiology in the body and brain due to central and peripheral sensitization. Further, due to the evidence demonstrated in the medical literature, the 2022 CDC opioid guidelines delineate the use of Integrative Therapies as first line management in many or most chronic pain syndromes. In this course series, we will discuss the physiology of acute pain and the central and peripheral sensitization that develops in chronic pain. Next, we will cover the mechanisms of action for evidence based non-opioid therapies. We will focus on evidence-based therapies that have a physiologic basis including mind-body medicine, nutrition and dietary supplements, movement therapies and acupuncture. This course will be beneficial for anyone with chronic pain and for practitioners working with patients with chronic pain. Participants will leave the course will a toolbox full of effective non-opioid therapies for chronic pain management. 

Instructor: Ann-Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, Director of the Fellowship Program, Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
Cost: $199
Next Course: TBD

 * Approved for CEUs