Course Outline for Explore Natural Health and Healing

Week 1

Lesson 1- The Meaning of Health and the Nature of Healing

In our first lesson, I'll introduce you to the principles of natural healing and we'll discuss the various stages of health and illness. You'll begin to understand that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. You'll put together a personal health journal that will help you self-evaluate your current lifestyle. Throughout the course, you'll be able to use this to observe how your behaviors can affect your health.

Lesson 2- Naturopathy

Today you'll learn all about naturopathy and its basic philosophy—seeking ways to help your body to heal itself. Then I'll teach you a valuable breathing technique that can enhance your heath. Finally, you'll learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting.

Week 2

Lesson 3- The Powers of the Mind

We'll explore ways to use the power of the mind and the placebo effect in this lesson. You'll begin to understand the power that your mind can have in healing your body. We'll talk about brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies. Then you'll discover the power of belief.

Lesson 4- The Basics of Nutrition

This lesson will teach you to look at nutrition and its healing effects. We'll explore basic nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and free radicals. You'll learn what basic requirement you need to promote a healthy diet. Then you'll learn how to develop menus to improve your health.

Week 3

Lesson 5- Understanding Herbs

In this lesson, we'll briefly explore the history of herbal healing. You'll have the opportunity to identify the most popular herbs and learn ways to prepare herbal mixtures. Then we'll explore herbal charts to help you to understand some of the most beneficial herbal remedies.

Lesson 6- Aromatherapy

Today, we'll explore aromatherapy. You'll not only learn about its benefits, but also how to blend oils for medicinal uses. You'll discover how to make and use poultices, compresses, tinctures, and infusions. We'll also go over some essential oil charts to help you create wonderful blends.

Week 4

Lesson 7- Body Therapies

Today, you'll discover the wonders of body therapies as we explore many of the most popular therapies and their benefits. We'll discuss massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T'ai Chi, reflexology, and yoga. You'll discover why the main theme of body therapies is to regain and maintain balance and well-being.

Lesson 8- Using Natural Healing Energies

In this lesson, you'll learn all about natural energy fields. We'll discuss how energy can be manipulated using magnets, TENS, Feng Shui, and Therapeutic Touch. You'll learn how to center your consciousness, and you'll have the opportunity to try energy modulation. You'll even find out how to feel your own energy between your hands!

Week 5

Lesson 9- Your Health and Your Environment

Today, we'll talk about how to identify pollutants in your environment. We'll discuss indoor pollutants and ways to clean indoor air. We'll talk about methods to purify your drinking water and allergy proof your indoor spaces. This lesson will help you gain an understanding of the relationship between your immune system and the health of your surroundings.

Lesson 10- Natural First Aid for Minor Injuries

In today's lesson, you'll discover how to use natural remedies for common emergencies, illnesses and injuries. Some of the topics we'll discuss include treatments for cuts, bruises, fractures, burns, breathing emergencies, fainting, and travel illnesses.

Week 6

Lesson 11- Light, Sound, and Color Therapy

In this lesson, you'll begin to understand the effect that light, color, and music can have on your mood and behavior. You'll learn how to heal and relax by using practical applications of these therapies. You'll be able to use energies that are inherent in light, color, and sound to improve your overall well-being. We'll also discuss using chakras and colored light in healing.

Lesson 12- Using the Mind, Body, and Spirit to Heal

In our final lesson, you'll continue to learn how physical, emotional, and spiritual factors make up your whole being. You'll begin to understand the impact that these three sectors of your life can have on your stress level and healing rate. Once you make that connection, you'll begin to take charge of your own health and healing! We'll finish up with a discussion on what to expect when going to a natural heath therapist.

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