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Holistic Educational Programs Guide: New England


Holistic, Metaphysical and Therapeutic Fields

Bachelor, Master, Doctorate distance degress. Syllabus tailored to each applicant. Most courses textbook-based. Counseling Psychology, Metaphysics, Esoteric Studies, Hypnotherapy, Spirituality, Religious/Interfaith Studies, Life Coaching, Holistic Studies, Complementary Health Studies, Parapsychology, Thanatology, Voice (Rock/popular singing), Independent/Interdisciplinary studies. ABD to PhD completion by dissertation welcome. Enroll any time. Established 2001, UK HQ, registered in Vanuatu. International Association Distance Learning accredited. Joint awards available with California institution - ask for details. Holistic distance certificates/diplomas available at our associated school www.ukcollege-holisic.co.uk

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: normally from 18 months; accelerated options possible Pre-requisites: varies according to program Tuition: from approx. $1750 for degree courses Application: required Upon Completion: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Certificates Contact: Dr. Morris Berg, Calamus International University, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, U.K. WC1N 3XX Phone: 207-748-3134 Email: info@unicalamus.org  Website: www.unicalamus.org


Akashic Record 
Practitioner Program

The Akashic Records hold the spiritual records of each of us. Now YOU can learn to access the records for yourself and others in our beginner courses. Advanced level course work includes past life, sacred contracts, and hands-on matrix energy type work for healing. These courses are for beginners and advanced intuitives. Certification as an Akashic Record Practitioner is available with successful completion of all 4 levels and required practice sessions.

Begins: Ongoing Contact: Haleya Priest, MEd, LMT, RMT, ATP®, Akashic Book of Life, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-549-0541 Email: haleya@sanctuaryhealingarts.net  Website: www.akashic-book-of-life.com

Angel Guide Training Program

Increase your psychic and intuitive skills while connecting with the Angelic Realm. For beginners and experienced intuitives. Learn all about Angels, your Guardian Angel(s), how to receive specific and clear guidance from the Angelic Realm, and how to read Angel Oracle Cards for yourself and others. Advanced coursework includes hands-on energy healing, and more. This program is based on Doreen Virtue’s work. Participants may choose to become Certified Angel Guide Practitioners upon completion of both levels and required practice sessions.

Begins: Ongoing Contact: Haleya Priest, MEd, LMT, RMT, ATP®, Angel School, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-549-0541 Email: haleya@sanctuaryhealingarts.net  Website: www.angelguidetraining.com

Herbal Medicine

A complete course in practical herbal medicine for beginning and intermediate students, including: pathophysiology and natural therapeutics for major body systems, hands-on medicine making, plant walks, traditional nutrition, and more. Become confident in your ability to care for yourself, family, and friends with natural medicines! Tuition includes 130 hours of class time, discussion forum, downloads of session recordings, and materials.

Begins: March 15, 2014 Length of Program: 9 months Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $1300 Upon Completion: certificate Contact: Katja Swift, CommonWealth Center for Herbal Medicine, 25 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02446 Phone: 617-750-5274 Email: info@commonwealthherbs.com Website: www.commonwealthherbs.com

Psychosynthesis Coaching

The Psychosynthesis Coach Training teaches the principles of Psychosynthesis, a holistic psychology/philosophy and their application to the growing field of life coaching. We use a teleconference modality to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of psychosynthesis theory and the practical skills necessary to become a successful psychosynthesis life coach.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: varies with prior experience Application: required Pre-requisites: varies, see website Tuition: varies with program, see website Financial Aid: scholarships are available Upon Completion: Certified Psychosynthesis Life Coach/Board Certified Coach Contact: Dr. Dorothy Firman, The Synthesis Center, 285 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-256-0772 Email: admin@synthesiscenter.org  Website: www.synthesiscenter.org

Psychosynthesis Training

The Professional Training Program teaches Psychosynthesis theory, the principles of Psychosynthesis guiding, and the process of psychological and spiritual development. The program provides a multifaceted, in-depth theoretical and practical training as well as intensive personal, professional and spiritual growth for the participant.

Begins: July 11, 2014 Length of Program: 2-3 years Application Deadline: June 1, 2014 Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $3000 per year, scholarships and work study available Upon Completion: Certified Psychosynthesis Practitioner Contact: Dr. Dorothy Firman, The Synthesis Center, 285 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-256-0772 Email: admin@synthesiscenter.org Website: www.synthesiscenter.org


Pioneer Valley Reiki offers certification programs in Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master Certification. Also included is EOL/Hospice Reiki I & II, Angel Reiki. NCBTMB, AMTA and Nursing CEs available.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: varies Tuition: varies Upon Completion: Certification Contact: Haleya Priest, MEd, LMT, RMT, ATP®, Pioneer Valley Reiiki / The Reiki School, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-549-0541 Email: haleya@sanctuaryhealingarts.net Website: www.valleyreiki.com


All levels of non-traditional Usui Reki are taught at Reiki in Paradise by Reiki Master/Teachers Tari MacDonald and Venita Nudd. Our students’ intuition and individual spiritual path is honored and supported. Our contacts are vast. If you have the desire to learn another modality, we can likely connect you with a teacher!

Begins: ongoing Upon Completion: Certificate Contact: Venita Nudd and Tari MacDonald, Reiki in Paradise, 428 Main Street, New London, NH Phone: 603-326-9600 Email: caven1972@gmail.com   Website: www.reikiparadise.weebly.com


Libby Barnett, MSW, teaches the traditional Usui System of Reiki Healing. She has taught over 8,000 people nationwide, including healthcare professionals at many hospitals and hospice organizations. She has over thirty-three years of experience blending Reiki with conventional health care. Libby teaches Reiki I, Reiki II and Reiki Master levels.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: one day Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $135 Upon Completion: Reiki I Contact: Libby Barnett, MSW, Reiki Master/Teacher, Reiki Healing Connection, 633 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, NH 03086 Phone: 603-654-2787 Email: reiki@reikienergy.com  Website: www.reikienergy.com

Therapeutic Sound Healing Training

In depth studies of the nature of sound and its healing effect on the human system; cognitive and experiential training for therapeutic application or personal growth; using voice, instruments, intention, sound immersion, cultivating awareness and use of subtle energy realms. Extraordinary Programs in Spiritual Development, Personal Growth, Sound and Earth Healing. www.thecenteroflight.net/SoundHealers Training.html. Now offering a special 5-day Shamanic Sound Intensive Retreat in New England - July 2014. www.thecenteroflight .net/sound-healing-sounds-of-the-shaman .html

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: 8 months / 3-6 day trainings approximately every other month Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $375-$1675 depending on event VSAC funding available for qualified VT Residents Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion Contact: Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, The Center of Light: Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies, PO Box 389, Ascutney, VT 05030 Phone: 802-674-9585 Email: admin@sunreed.com Website: http://thecenteroflight.net  

Vibrational Light Healing Training

Learn advanced methods of using sound, light, color and vibration to heal. Learn to connect to the heart to work with the seven rainbow rays of light and the Universal Light Matrix to create harmony and accelerate healing. A life-changing course with unique wisdom teachings channeled by shamanic visionary and healer Leontine Hartzell. Application and pre-registration required. Class meets 4 Sundays: 3/2/14, 4/6/14, 5/4/14 and 6/8/14 at Eye of the Eagle Center, Andover, MA. See www.eyeofeagle.org for more information and application.

Begins: March 2, 2014 Length of Program: 4 Sundays over 4 months Pre-requisites: none Application Deadline: February 15, 2014 Tuition: $575, some financial aid available with demonstrated need Upon Completion: Certificate Contact: Leontine Hartzell, RMT, CHt, Eye of the Eagle Center for Spiritual Light, 122 Chestnut St., Andover, MA 01810 Phone: 978-475-1268 Email: info@eyeofeagle.org  Website: www.eyeofeagle.org

Yoga Teacher Training: 200 & 500 Hours

Training Yoga instructors since 1995 in the classical tradition of Raja Yoga as taught by the sages of India; with equal emphasis on asana (poses), pranayama (breath awareness practices) and meditation to promote spiritual growth. We teach as we are.

Begins: January and September Length of Program: 200 hour program is 10 months, 500 hour program is 2 years Tuition: $2200 for 200 hour, $3000 for 500 hour Pre-requisites: some yoga experience and a lot of interest; please see website Application Deadline: prior to onset of program Upon Completion: eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance Contact: Diane Featherstone, E-RYT500, Director, Frog Pond Yoga Centre, 18 Boylston Ave., Princeton, MA 01541 Phone: 978-464-5863 Email: shantidiane@verizon.net   Website: www.frogpondyoga.org

Yoga Teacher Training Program

200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training Program. Begins January 4, 2014. Meets 1st, 2nd and 3rd weekend for 4 months from 12:15pm to 6:15pm. Program provides strong vinyasa teaching skills for students with all levels of practice and includes additional training in yogic philosophy and history, asana, alignment, anatomy and physiology. 14 locations in South and West of Boston and in Greater Boston area.

Begins: January 4, 2014 Length of Program: 4 months Pre-requisites: 6 months yoga experience Application Deadline: December 21, 2013 Tuition: $2500 if paid in full, $2700 on payment plan Upon Completion: Yoga Instructor, CYT, RYT Contact: Richard Lanza, Open Doors Yoga Studios, Inc., 652 East Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA Phone: 781-843-8224 Email: richardlanza1@gmail.com  Website: www.opendoors7.com


Energy Healing

One Light Healing Touch is an international healing school. OLHT offers a number of trainings from an Intro to Self Healing evening class to the 6-month Energy Healing School. More information at www. yoursoulpath.com. AnnE O’Neil is a certified OLHT Instructor/Practitioner who has been working with energy since 1996.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: ranges from single class to 6-month program Tuition: ranges from $20/class to $3600 for six month program; some early peyment discounts available Contact: AnnE O’Neil, Your Soul Path, PO Box 820, Hillsdale, NY 12529 Phone: 917-748-8463 Email: info@yoursoulpath.com  Website: www.yoursoulpath.com

Herbal Studies

Herbal medicine, spirit healing, the Wise Woman Way: correspondence courses, apprenticeships, intensives, workshops, moon lodges. New! Personal mentorship with Susun Weed, free teleseminars, one-on-one help. Begin your journey or go deeper. Dance with the fairies, sing in sister circle, spiral into green blessings. Free work-study and work-exchange weekends. Scholarships available.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: varies Tuition: $75 and up, financial aid available Upon Completion: Certificate issued to apprentices and correspondence course students Contact: Susun Weed, Wise Woman Center, PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498 Phone: 845-246-8081 Email: wisewoman@herbshealing.com  Website: www.susunweed.com

Holotropic BreathworkTM

Holotropic BreathworkTM combines intense breathing, evocative music, work with the body, expressive drawing and group sharing. Each two-day workshop consists of two breathwork sessions, supplemented with group sharing and processing. The five-day retreats include four breathwork sessions. Workshop facilitators are trained and certified by Stanislav Grof, MD. Weekend and five day workshop retreats: tuition includes food and lodging onsite. Advance registration is required.

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: weekend and five day workshops Pre-requisites: none Tuition: $275 for weekend workshops, $575 for five-day retreats Upon Completion: credit towards Grof Transpersonal Training. Academic credit is available through Burlington College’s Institute of Contemplative Studies for some workshops. Contact: Elizabeth and Lenny Gibson, Retreats in Southern Vermont, 128 Solar Park, Pawlet, VT 05761 Phone: 800-404-7261 Email: egib@vermontel.net  Website: www.dreamshadow.com


Open Meditation Evenings. Share meditation and discussion in a tranquil setting at historic Worcester House, 28 Worcester Lane, Waltham, MA. All levels of experience welcome; instruction given to beginners. No fee, $10 suggested donation. 781-647-0020, www.advaitameditation.org Meets Wednesday evenings 7 to 8:30pm. Refreshments follow.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: 1 1/2 hours Contact: Advaita Meditation Center, 28 Worcester Lane, Waltham, MA 02451 Phone: 781-647-0020 Email: info@advaitameditation.org Website: www.advaitameditation.org


Looking for a more advanced exploration of Metaphysical topics? Join open minded people in a weekend of workshops and panels covering such topics as Healing, Divination, Religion, Spirituality and Magic. Changing Times - Changing Worlds, Interfaith Conference on Healing, Divination and Spirituality. This year’s theme is "Communication". Held November 8-10 at Crowne Plaza Cromwell Hotel, just off I-91 in Hartford, CT. Only $75 admission for all events! Details/Registration: www.changingtimeschangingworlds.org


Intuition & Self-Healing

Healer Development 101 - Intuition Development, Self-Healing, Clear Spiritual Connections, Psychic Protection, Healing Qabalah, Power Animals, Auras, Purifying Water and Crystals, Sacred Space, More! Eve Wilson, Director, The Healer Development Program is a naturally gifted intuitive healer able to read and interpret the aura with 26 years experience healing and teaching. Individualized instruction, safe and important tools to suppport your life. Participate live by Skype or phone.

Begins: January 15, 2014 Length of Program: 6 Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm Pre-requisites: Intuitive check by instructor for readiness Tuition: $300 pay as go, $280 if paid in advance Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion Contact: Eve Wilson, UCM Healer Practitioner, Rev., The Healer Development Program, 3090 Wolverine Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Phone: 734-780-7635 Email: evew@spiritualhealers.com  Website: www.spiritualhealers.com

Massage Program

150 hours Hands-on Anatomy & Physiology: Theory & Technique; 150 hours Applied anatomy/physiology supervised practicum; 170 hours Kinesiology & Pathology; 40 hours Ethics; 40 hours Office Procedure & Professionalism; 40 hours Business, Law & Marketing; 30 hours First Aid & CPR; 130 hours Ayurvedic, Asian, Conventional & Shamanic bodywork modalities.

Begins: Jan. 4, 2014 Length of Program: 16 months/750 hours Application: required Tuition: $7500, special financial arrangements may apply Contact: Karyn Chabot, Director, School for Allied Massage and Ayurveda (SAMA), 79 Thames St. #4, Newport, RI 02840 Phone: 877-832-1372 Email: karyn@sacredstonehealing.com  Website: http://thenewportmassageschool.com

The Art and Practice of Western Herbalism

We offer two Herbal Apprenticeship Programs each year, which begin in the spring and meet one weekend a month through the fall. Students get hands-on experience making tinctures, teas, salves, oils, herbal sprays, and flower essences, etc. and are exposed to such various herbal traditions as Western Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda. Each month we cover a different body system and the herbs that nourish and support it. We focus on plant identification and do medicinal plant walks each weekend. We also offer Beginning and Advanced Aromatherapy Certification and Advanced Herbal Training.

Begins: Our next Herbal Apprenticeship begins April 19, 2014 Length of Program: 7 months Pre-requisites: interest and enthusiasm for learning about herbs Application Deadline: until filled Tuition: $1425, financial aid available Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion given upon completion of the seven month Herbal Apprenticeship Programs, Aromatherapy Certification Course, and Advanced Herbal Training Contact: Madelon Hope, MEd, Boston School of Herbal Studies, 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476 Phone: 781-646-6319 Email: herbstudies@gmail.com  Website: www.bostonherbalstudies.com

Various Programs

Offering Usui Reki 1, 2, 3 and Master/Teacher, Dowsing for Healing, Basic and Advanced Crystal Energy Healing, Crystal Readings, 3 levels of IET, Hypnotherapy 200 Hours, NLP 64 Hours. Classes include manuals, hands on training, certificates, supplies, attunements & CEUs. Weekly Healing Clinics, Crystal Fairs, and Retail Crystals/Minerals. You easily and naturally learn these empowering healing techniques to use for yourself and others!

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: varies by program Tuition: varies by program Upon Completion: Certificate and CEUs Contact: Paulette Richard-O’Rourke, Cape Cod Center for Whole Health, 9 Treasure Lane, Mashpee, MA 02649 Phone: 508-539-2885 Email: cccwh@comcast.net  Website: www.capecodcenterforwholehealth.com

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