Masters in Holistic Counselling

Diploma of Holistic Empowerment Coaching

Masters in Holistic Couselling

(min 1,100 hours) 53 modules
Course duration:
2 1⁄2 years part time
Part-time 10 hours study per week x 110 weeks. Study break allowance (included in course durations) = 20 weeks
Full time 20 hours study per week x 55 weeks. Study break allowance (included in course durations) = 10 weeks


IICT Recognised certification:

(1) Meditation

(2) Holistic counselling skills for meditation teachers

(3) Meditation therapist

(4) Holistic Empowerment Coaching

(5) Holistic Counselling

We provide the most comprehensive, industry recognized, evidence-based training courses, in the world, for …

Meditation Teachers
Holistic Empowerment Coaches
Holistic Counsellors

 

 

 

Life Balancing Colleges training courses are delivered through a face-to-face training.

We are a IICT Approved Training Provider.

All of our courses are internationally industry recognised.
All course graduates are able to apply for professional insurance and join the following associations.

Masters holistic counselling
Our Training Courses are evidence-based and include referencing to scientific research, providing the student with a grounded, non-sectarian and extremely professional knowledge base.

All course materials are well researched and presented in a very practical, hands-on format, allowing students to explore and experiment with the information provided.

Each lecture includes several practical exercises and a submission form, where students are required to comment on, explain, discuss or answer questions relating to the particular lecture. This provides the course teacher with a good understanding of the students’ ability to understand and assimilate the course materials.

Many of the lectures include audio-visual presentations, Power-point presentations and other visual aids, along with e-books, to provide the widest possible teaching style for the full spectrum of learning styles.

The course is focused on educating professional Meditation teachers, Meditation therapists and holistic counsellors who are able to provide the highest quality service to their own students and clients. It, therefore, covers a wide range of topics, including an understanding of anatomy and physiology, humanistic psychology and holistic counselling practices as well as teaching skills, managing groups, running a small business, corporate stress management and a wide range of other important topics.

The student is required to read several independent books throughout the various courses, written by well-respected and highly qualified individuals.

The feedback on this course material from students has been excellent and includes comments about the learning being fun as well as informative; there being a profound opportunity for personal development as well as professional learning and confidence to work in the area of Meditation teaching and holistic wellbeing, gained through the high quality of the content of the course.

 Masters in Holistic Counselling Course & Certificates Gained

Certificate in Meditation and Human Development

 

Module One – Foundation Studies in Meditation 
History and Theory of Meditation
Developing Meditation routines
Deepening and refining your own practice

Module Two – Stress; Understanding Cause & Effect
Understanding stress
Physiological responses to stress
Psychological causes of stress

Module Three – Foundations of Human Happiness 
The psychology of happiness
Subconscious programming and reprogramming
States of mind & Fundamentals of self-image

Module Four – Tools for Healing
Tools for healing
Positive thinking skills
Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine
Meditation as a healing tool & Hypnotic states

Module Five – Meditation Styles and Techniques 
Poses and positions
Breathwork
Chakras and energy Meditations
Guided Meditations & visualization
Mantras and affirmations in Meditation

Module Six – Teaching
Talking to groups & Group leadership skills
Answering questions about Meditation Leading guided Meditations
Overcoming obstacles to Meditation practice
Creating safe and effective teaching environments

Module Seven – Working with Specific Groups 
Teenagers
People with disabilities
Health care professionals & business clients
Difficult clients

Module Eight – Counselling & Coaching Skills 
Client-centred approach
Active listening skills
Identifying obstacles
Case studies

Module Nine – Running Classes and Workshops 
Basic Meditation
The IMTTA Course (Meditation, Stress Management & Personal Development Combination)
The IMTTA Teen Program (Meditation for Teenagers)
Choosing Venues

Module Ten – Corporate and Community Settings 
Corporate stress management and relaxation workshops
Approaching community groups and organizations
Volunteer and community work

Module Eleven – Small Business Management 
Ethics and Professionalism
Your public profile
Fundamentals of customer service
Maintaining student/client records
Charging for your services
Running a small home office

Module Twelve – Marketing; The key to success 
Understanding the power of branding, targeted marketing and advertising
The Internet – How to use free advertising for your business
Public image

Advance Certificate in Mediation Teaching and Holistic Human Development

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Autonomic Nervous System Realignment Therapy

 

The Autonomic Nervous System is responsible for determining which neurochemicals and what amounts are released into our bodies; these chemicals create the physical environment our cells form and live in. This course explores the link between the way we chose to think (our perception), the neurochemicals those mental states determines and how chemical imbalances cause disease. Based on clinical evidence, ANSR investigates how and why, what we think influences our level of physical wellbeing and explains, in practical terms, how changing our thinking process will dramatically improve our physical health.

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  • Introduction
  • How you will be able to use autonomic nervous system reprograming
  • The study of the ANS (autonomic nervous system)
  • Dr Bruce Lipton
  • Language
  • The three brains
  • The autonomic nervous system
  • Neurochemicals
  • The endocrine system
  • Module summary
  • The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
  • The Amygdala
  • The Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
  • What a nerve consists of
  • The evolution of human consciousness
  • Homeostasis
  • The heart brain
  • The Gut Brain
  • Reprogramming the autonomic nervous system by changing our perceptions and beliefs
  • Finding beliefs to change
  • Belief changing technique

Required Reading:

Beyond the relaxation Response: How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs by Herbert Benson MD

The Biology of Beliefs: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton PHD

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Brain Body Medicine

 

This course explores why people can find themselves ‘trapped’ in old belief systems, negative thinking and habitual ideas that do not contribute to living happy or healthy lives. It provides a deeper understanding of the simple and practical tools we can use to help adopt a more positive and healthier thinking process. It includes in-depth exploration of how and why particular thinking patterns manifest into specific physical illness. Based on scientific research and humanistic psychology, this course takes the mystery out of ‘mind body medicine’ and brings a popular theory into a new light as concrete healing modality.

  • Introduction to Brain Body Medicine (Psychophysiology)
  • The Role of the Brain Body Therapist (Psychophysiology Therapist)
  • Introduction to Brain Body Medicine
  • The Physiology of Belief
  • Traumatic Beliefs
  • The Power to Heal
  • The Faith Factor and How to Provide it
  • Providing Evidence for Your Clients
  • Placebo The Science Behind Brain Body Medicine
  • Diagnosis and Seeking the Cause of Illness
  • Guiding Clients to Self-diagnose and Healing
  • Psychophysiology Diagnostic Tools
  • How to Work with Damaging Belief Systems and Conditioning
  • Medical Meditation
  • Writing the Prescription
  • Tools for the Psychophysiology Therapist
  • Marketing Your Brain Body Therapy Practice
  • Building Clientele
  • Referring and Networking

Required Reading:

Mind Over Medicine: Healing Your Thoughts Cure Your Body by Lissa Rankin MD

Meditation as Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force by Dharma Singh Khalsa MD

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Advance Holistic Counselling for Meditation Teachers

 

This course delves deeper into the practicalities of holistic counselling. You will study communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), building counsellor/client relationships, relationship counselling, the holistic counselling process, mental and emotional wellbeing, counselling parents, counselling teenagers and releasing past trauma. This course also looks at the important ethical aspects of holistic counselling and will guide you in developing a completely professional practice.

  • Introduction to Advanced Holistic Counselling
  • Seeing Clients Individual and Group Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Emotions and Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling and Counselling Couples
  • Counselling Young Adults
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Counselling Clients with Depression
  • Mediating
  • Running Group Counselling and Therapy Sessions
  • Fight or Flight and the Relaxation Response Review
  • Powerful Tools for Holistic Counselling
  • Creative Expression Therapy

 

Required Reading:

The Games People Play by Eric Berne PHD

Diploma of Holistic Empowerment Coaching

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Telephone Counselling

 

The Postgraduate Certificate Course in Holistic Telephone Counselling prepares students to offer telephone and online counselling for clients who are unable to attend in person for various reasons. These reasons may include family or work commitments, disability, location, lack of transport or isolation.

Telephone counsellors need special skills to ensure the client experiences as close as possible, the safe and nurturing environment the counsellor would provide in a face-to-face consultation.

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  • Introduction to telephone counselling
  • Using Zoom and other online platforms for counselling
  • Outline of the counselling call
  • The seven core principles of telephone counselling
  • Feelin are key
  • Active listening
  • Minimal encourages
  • Reflextion of content
  • Exploration of feelings
  • Open and closed questions
  • Guidelings for summarising
  • Basic telephone counselling communication guidelines
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Listening skills
  • Self-care
  • Warnings and contras – When not to use telephone counselling
  • Domestic violence and suicidal clients
  • Role play exercises

Required Reading:

The telephone counsellor’s role play handbook by Kerry Doolan

Telephone Counselling – A handbook for Practitioners by Maxine Rosenfield

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Grief and Loss Counselling

 

Grief and Loss counselling becomes necessary when a person is so disabled by their grief; and, so overwhelmed by their loss, that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down.
People may require Grief and Loss Counselling after the death of a loved one, after a long term relationship ends or even after losing their job. All people experience grief and loss differently. Grief counselling facilitates expression of emotion and thought about the loss, including their feeling sad, anxious, angry, lonely, guilty, relieved, isolated, confused, or numb.

It includes thinking creatively about the challenges that follow loss and coping with concurrent changes in their lives. Often people feel disorganized, tired, have trouble concentrating, sleep poorly and have vivid dreams. They may experience change in appetite or in their own health.
Grief counselling may be called upon when a person suffers anticipatory grief, for example an intrusive and frequent worry about a loved one whose death is not imminent. Anticipatory mourning also occurs when a loved one has a terminal illness. This can handicap that person’s ability to stay present whilst simultaneously holding onto, letting go of, and drawing closer to the dying person.

Holistic Grief and Loss Counsellors are able to provide clients with coping skills, emotional support and resources (and sometimes referrals) to help support them through the normal grieving process and also through what is known as ‘complicated grief’ (which occurs when the client gets stuck in, or does not progress through, the natural stages of grief on their own.

  • Introduction grief and loss counselling
  • What is grief?
  • Healing the wounds of grief
  • Grief takes time
  • The joureney through grief
  • The grief processes
  • The role of the Holistic grief counsellor
  • The pitfalls to avoid
  • Influencing factors on grieving
  • Resources and referrals
  • Complicated gried
  • Depressive grief and clinical depression
  • Dealing with Acute Emergency Situstions (AES)
  • The grief counsellor’s role in AES
  • Guidelines for grief counselling
  • Counselling the dying
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Debriefing

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Trauma and Abuse Counselling

 

Trauma and Abuse Counselling works to assist people whose lives have been adversely effected through being abused or traumatized either physically and/or psychologically. This may include sexual abuse, violent physical attack, bullying at home and school or in the work place, domestic violence, witnessing or being involved in a traumatic incident or accident.

The Trauma and Abuse Counsellors provides support, guidance and resources for the client to overcome the trauma and begin to implement strategies and positive life habits that allow them to live a normal, balanced life again.

Trauma and Abuse Counsellors must also have a thorough understanding of referral networks and the cycle of domestic violence as some of their clients may still be experiencing abuse and require guidance in removing themselves from danger.

  • Introduction to trauma and abuse counselling
  • Trauma
  • How healing happens
  • Foundational Relationship Attachment Concepts
  • Abuse
  • Treatments and Solutions
  • The role of Love in Healing from Trauma and/or Abuse
  • Earned Secure Adult Attachment

Required Reading:

Earned Secure Adult Attachment by Kerry Doolan

The Masters Holistic Empowerment Coaching

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Marriage and Relationship Counselling

 

The Postgraduate Certificate Course in Holistic Marriage and Relationship Counselling provides students with the skill and information required to counsel married couples, unmarried couples, same sex couples, families, siblings and others involved in close relationships who are seeking assistance to overcome difficulties within the relationship.

In this role the Marriage and Relationship Counsellor will often act as a mediator and will provide the couple (or family) with positive communication skills and life tools to assist them in expressing their emotions in a positive and non-blameful manner, taking responsibility for their part in the relationship breakdown, setting goals and identifying desired outcomes for themselves and the relationship.

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  • Introduction to holistic marriage and relationship counselling
  • Benefits of Holistic Marriage and Relationship Counselling
  • Issues to consider
  • Attachment Styles
  • Communication Styles
  • Issues for a couple to consider
  • Love maps
  • Strategies for success in making marriages work
  • Meditation as an effective modality in relationship mediation

Required Reading:

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain Can Help You Defuse

Conflicts and Spark Intimacy by Stan Tatkin PsyD. MFT.

 

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Therapies for PTSD

 

Grief and Loss counselling becomes necessary when a person is so disabled by their grief; and, so overwhelmed by their loss, that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down.
People may require Grief and Loss Counselling after the death of a loved one, after a long term relationship ends or even after losing their job. All people experience grief and loss differently. Grief counselling facilitates expression of emotion and thought about the loss, including their feeling sad, anxious, angry, lonely, guilty, relieved, isolated, confused, or numb.

It includes thinking creatively about the challenges that follow loss and coping with concurrent changes in their lives. Often people feel disorganized, tired, have trouble concentrating, sleep poorly and have vivid dreams. They may experience change in appetite or in their own health.
Grief counselling may be called upon when a person suffers anticipatory grief, for example an intrusive and frequent worry about a loved one whose death is not imminent. Anticipatory mourning also occurs when a loved one has a terminal illness. This can handicap that person’s ability to stay present whilst simultaneously holding onto, letting go of, and drawing closer to the dying person.

Holistic Grief and Loss Counsellors are able to provide clients with coping skills, emotional support and resources (and sometimes referrals) to help support them through the normal grieving process and also through what is known as ‘complicated grief’ (which occurs when the client gets stuck in, or does not progress through, the natural stages of grief on their own.

  • Introduction to Post Traumatic Stress disorder
  • Understanding PTSD
  • Foundational Relationship Attachment Concepts
  • The effects of abuse and neglect in early life
  • Treating depression
  • The effects of depression, stress and anxiety
  • Understand panic attacks
  • Working with grief and loss

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Inner-Child

So many, if not all, emotional issues and mental health problems can be traced back to childhood trauma. Inner child work is a way of effectively identifying and resolving childhood trauma. It is focused on the experiences, emotions and unconscious beliefs still being held onto by the adult as a result of childhood experiences. It helps to develop a sense of safety as well as connecting us to the joy, innocence, playfulness, openness and confidence of childhood.

  • Types of Childhood Trauma
  • Theta waves and the realm of imagination
  • The wounded child
  • Tools, exercises and activities for working with the Inner-Child
  • Designing Inner-Child healing programs and workshops

Required Reading:

Heal Your Inner Child by Glenn Harrold FBSCH Dip C.H.

 

The Masters in Holistic Counselling

 

Holistic Counselling Skills

 

This course delves deeper into the practicalities of holistic counselling. You will study communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), building counsellor/client relationships, relationship counselling, the holistic counselling process, mental and emotional wellbeing, counselling parents, counselling teenagers and releasing past trauma. This course also looks at the important ethical aspects of holistic counselling and will guide you in developing a completely professional practice.

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  • Creating safe environments
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Understanding Anger
  • Anger Management
  • The Polyvagal Theory
  • Ethics for Holistic Counsellors
  • Client Assessment

Required Reading:

Holistic Counselling – A New Vision for Mental Health by Dr Patricia Sherwood

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Deb A. Dana

 

Clinical Practice

Case Study Sessions

 

Students will take five volunteer clients through hour long counselling sessions each week for 10 weeks. Supervision and guidance will be provided via email to assist students with planning the facilitating the case study sessions.

Case study sessions maybe conducted in your own home, live via video conferencing (like zoom) or at a well-being centre in your local area.

Volunteers will complete a review and email this to the college after each session to provide feedback on the students counselling abilities.

 

Case studies exam

Write and submit an essay detailing the experiences gained through the case study sessions.

 

Holistic Psychtherapy

 

8-week Research Project

  • Meditation as therapy
  • Introduction to holistic psychotherapy
  • Psychdynamic Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Rebirth-breathwork
  • Neuro Linguist Programming
  • Hynotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Grama and Role Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 

 

Masters in Holistic Counselling Thesis

 

Research and write a Masters in Holistic Counselling Thesis

  • Develop ideas based on acquired knowledge and accumulated experience
  • Complete a mojor research project
  • Create a substantial piece of writing to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of selected topics

SPECIAL OFFER WITH THIS COURSE

3 – 1HOUR SESSION WITH TEREZA ANDJELIC AS YOUR HOLISTIC MENTOR COACH

THE HOLISTIC APPROACH

 

HOLISTIC

WELLNESS

BUSINESS

MENTORING

PROGRAM

 

Holistic mentoring is the process employed to promote the personal growth of the mentee’s, first and foremost. The holistic mentor’s primary goal is to facilitate the positive development of the mentee’s leadership strengths, emotional intelligence, communication skills, and team.

Life Balancing Clinic

Why do I need to study Meditation to become a qualified Holistic Counsellor with the Mind Body Education?

The brain and the body’s response to stress can be paralysing! When our clients are suffering from stress (which they usually will be) there is little anyone can do to assist them in finding better health, peace and happiness, until the stress and the effects of the stress on their physical and mental health has been addressed.

There are many wonderful therapies available that can truly bring about miraculous healing but while the client remains unable to manage the stress in their lives any healing will quickly be undone and illness will reappear.

When people learn how to connect with that part of themselves that is peaceful, calm and in control, they can reduce the effects of stress and trauma. When the mind is calm and peaceful, the body’s own (very powerful) healing ability is activated.

Meditation is scientifically proven to be the fastest and most effective way to reduce stress and to increase an individual’s capacity to manage stress. Over the past decade, many studies have shown how the regular practice of Meditation changes the chemical environment in the body and can repair damaged cells, reduce high blood pressure and much more.

Through the IMTTA training course, students will learn how to select the correct Meditation styles for their client’s individual learning style. They will also develop teaching skills and come to understand Meditation for the powerful, natural healing therapy it has long been known for and has now been clinically proven to be. – Isabelle Cunningham.

Class Dates & Times

Wednesday, 19th May 2021 – 10am till 1.30pm

Wednesday, 26th May 2021 – 10am till 1.30pm

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 – 10am till 1.30pm

Wednesday, 9th June 2021 – 10am till 1.30pm

Wednesday, 16th June 2021 – 10am till 1.30pm

Wednesday, 23rd June  2021 – 10am till 1.30pm

Saturday, 5th – Sunday 6th June 2021 – 9am till 4pm

Saturday, 19th – Sunday 20th June 2021 – 9am till 4pm

Tereza Andjelic

I have loved the learnings and personal growth in doing this Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development. Understanding how the stress response impacts the body, mind, spirit and using meditation as a healing tool has been something that I have implemented in my daily life. From the beginning of the course to now….I have noticed and the people around me have noticed how much more calm and centred I am. The tools and teachings for the Holistic Counsellor/ Meditation Teacher/ Corporate Stress have provided me with much knowledge and the information in running classes and workshops that have me feeling confident and ready to practice.

– Simone Woodhead

Prior to starting my course, I was feeling a little lost. I love structure, and what I do within my life needs to have meaning, and I just wasn’t seeing that anymore. Therefore, when I made a decision to change paths and start this course, I wanted to embrace change. Within the first week of starting my course work, I found an instant connection, I was fascinated and everything I read really caught my attention, and I wanted to read more, it was hard to put it down. I’ve surprised myself, I have gained so much in such a short period of time, I feel like I have finally found something that I want to do and tell people about all the time. I have learnt so much about meditation, I’ve always wanted to understand and take part in meditations, but I was reluctant to do so because I didn’t know if I could do it. I have gained a strong understanding of all the different types of meditations available and I have realised that you need to find the style of meditation that works for you. There is a meditation style for everyone, it’s just finding it! I have spent most of my life living in FFR mode; I have now gained the ability to understand my mind and body so that I can now recognise the triggers, and take steps to manage the worry and, or stress ( I now always think, are they avoidable or unavoidable – this helps me manage the situation). It allows me to keep calm and stops me from freaking out. I feel so much more confident in myself, knowing that I choose what I accept and what I don’t, I can stop worrying about the past and in some cases the future and live for the now; I can choose to do that ( life has a new meaning when you can take control and have a choice). This course has opened my eyes to a whole new life, I have gained so much knowledge about me, and this course was always about helping me to understand who I am and how life can be, if I choose it to be so. I feel like I now have the tools to help people, to assist them in building their confidence and being able to listen, this was difficult for me previously as I lived my life in a blur, nothing was that important, there was no control it was just busy, busy, rush, rush ! However, this new learning has turned my life upside down, which is a new concept to me, but it’s so positive and exciting, I look forward with pure happiness for the future. I am not the person I used to be, I have gained back the excitement and inspiration to take care of me…I come first. I’m a much healthier, positive, exciting and happier me. I want to help others and give back, that’s my goal.

– Tracy

I feel by doing this course I have gained a thorough understanding of the many different meditation styles and how when incorporated into our daily lives, meditation really does heal the mind, body and spirit. I had always heard the term flight or fight and I now have an understanding of how being in this state for prolonged periods of time can damage our minds and bodies causing serious illness and disease. I didn't know what a holistic counsellor was before doing this course, I have always wanted to do a counselling course to compliment my psychic/healing business as many clients are often fragmented emotionally and spiritually. They come for a reading to get the answers, when the answers are inside them, don't get me wrong the Tarot and my connection to spirits messages are always clear. I now have a greater knowledge of human behaviour and an understanding of the layers needing to be peeled back to get to the core of a perceived problem. Enabling clients to open up and do the work of discovering their full potential and their authentic self.

– Leanne Fewtrell

I feel that I have gained so much from this course so far as it has been so beneficial to me both personally and professionally. I am learning, growing, developing and shifting into a more confident person who feels they are finally on the right path career wise in life. I personally have grown and developed throughout doing this course in so many ways. I have been able to begin healing myself, choose a path to happiness and grow as a person. The tools I have learned are so valuable that I will be able to take these away and continue this practice long after the completion of this course. I have learnt my own stress symptoms and triggers and how to manage them, I have learnt to be grateful and keep note of this, I have learned about living life in the present and have learned meditation in which assists in my relaxation and grounding. Overall I feel more in touch with myself and my emotions.

– Madison Dean

This course has come to me at a perfect time. 5 years ago I completed my diploma of counselling. Since then I have worked my way up physically, emotionally and spiritually to build a business that helps people be healthier, happier and aims at giving hope to families. The reason I did the course was for a few reasons. 1. I see so many different types of people with particular challenges that I needed to somehow find a course that holistically looks at all aspects in personal healing and growth. (Not just theory base counselling) I believe this course offers that and much more. I have more tools now to help my clients become healthier, happier and have hope moving forward. 2. I really wanted to learn to mediate. At January this year I wrote it down and promised myself I would learn this and by luck or the universe this course offered mediation as well as holistic counselling. (I couldn’t believe it) Mediation has personally opened my eyes into being a calmer person in stressful situations 3. I have some big goals with my partner this year and I believe this course has given us the tools to achieve them. (Modules, mediation, particular topics, energy) So in summary I have progressed personally, professionally and spiritually. I will continue to learn from the modules and use these tools so I can be a person who can help people become healthy, happy and provide hope in this crazy world! I’m extremely grateful and happy from what I have gained over the last 12 weeks

– Chris