As a holistic or natural healer, do you offer any options for holistic certifications, if not where can I receive holistic certifications? Soon To Be Holistic Healer, Alabama
Dear Soon To Be Holistic Healer:
You need to know up front, whether you receive a holistic certification or not, you will still be looked down upon by medical industry as a “quack.” Only a third of the U.S. population believe in holistic and natural healing, and this is why there is so much sickness today.
Holistic and natural healers, like our ancestors years ago, have many answers when it comes to healing and taking care of the the human body. However, since the medical industry, and especially the pharmaceutical industry is BIG BUSINESS, this is why they look down on holistic healers because we are actually taking money out of their pockets.
I 'self-educated' myself because I had become sick and that’s why I became a holistic healer. Many holistic healers got started in holistic healing because they too were able to heal their ownself -- like me. So many holistic and natural healers today, don't have any type of certification, like our ancestors, but it doesn't mean we do not understand holistic healing.
There are many holistic certification programs out there and you can always attend naturopathic school, which is a two year course, which should give you a majority of the information that you need. But you need to understand many of these schools and other certification programs won't cover everything so “hands on” training will be extremely important when learning how the human body works.
When you 'self-educate' yourself, you learn by reading books, ebooks or paperbacks, listening to audiobooks, listening to other holistic and natural healers, on and off the internet, including on youtube.com, teleseminars, webinars, seminars, workshops, attending continued education courses in night schools and correspondence programs, etc.
I also made it a point to visit several health and wholefoods stores and 'self-educated' myself on most of their natural products. My health book "How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide to Becoming Healthier Over the Next 30 Days" (Series 3) is a good first start if you are trying to learn holistic and natural healing.
The 12 chapters has 12 steps to take. Also try to get mentors and subscribe to holistic healer's websites and read their books and other material. You can also find these groups on facebook.com and other social media sites.