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Holistic Educational Programs: New England


Holistic, Metaphysical and Therapeutic Fields

Bachelor, Master, Doctorate distance degrees. 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. Phone (UK#) +44-207-748-3134. Email preferred info@unicalamus.org. Holistic distance certificates/diplomas available at our associated school www. ukcollege-holistic.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: +44-207-748-3134 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

Heal Your Life Training to Lead Workshops

Looking for a new or expanded career? Learn to lead up to 14 different workshops in the philosophy of Louise Hay. Complete materials provided. Training is approved by Louise and authorized by Hay House. Seven Day Training May 10-17 in Maryland and September 20-27 in San Diego. Tuition includes lodging and most meals, Mention this ad for a $400 discount!

Begins: May 10th in Maryland and Sept. 20 in San Diego Length of Program: 7 days Pre-requisites: Be familiar with the work of Louise Hay and excited about teaching it Tuition: $4295 Application Deadline: April 25th Upon Completion: Heal Your Life Workshop Leader (Licensing is also required) Contact: Patricia J. Crane, PhD, PO Box 1081, Bonsall, CA 92003 Phone: 800-969-4584 Fax: 760-728-7390 Email: patricia@heartinspired.com Website: www.healyourlifetraining.com

Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology

Study Laura Norman’s Holistic Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience. Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. Take a big step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice and earn CE hours. Classes held in the Berkshires. Upcoming classes include Foot & Hand Reflexology - April 26 & 27; Foot Reflexology Certification Part 1 - May 30 - June 1; Face & Ear Reflexology Certification - June 27-29. See website for full schedule.

Begins: April 26 Length of Program: Foot - 11 days, Hand - 5 days, Face & Ear - 3 days Tuition: $347 to $3995 with advance payment, 6-12 month payments plans + "Bill me later" Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion with Seal; eligibility for ARCB National Certification Contact: Laura Norman, Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology Training Programs, The Abode of the Message, 5 Abode Rd., New Lebanon, NY 12125 Phone: 413-854-2615 Email: diane@lauranorman.com  Website: www.lauranorman.com/class_schedules.html

Psychosynthesis Coaching

The Will to Grow: Transformational Life Coaching is a nationally certified coach training program offered in several formats, including live, independent study, and teleconference. This program will train people in the spiritually oriented psychology of psychosynthesis and leads to a Psychosynthesis Life Coach (PLC) certification through the Center and to the prestigious and nationally certified Board Certified Coach (BCC). The program prepares people to work in the expanding field of life and business coaching and its many variations. FREE Evening Introductions in Amherst, MA: May 9, 7-8:30pm; June 1, 3:30-5pm; and June 23, 6-7:30pm. In Brattleboro, VT: April 27, 5-6:30pm; May 28, 6:30-8pm. In Albany, NY: May 16, 7-8:30pm; June 8, 3:30-5. Preregistration is required. Email training@psychosynthesis coach.org to register and for address info.

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: Varies Pre-requisites: see website Application: required Tuition: $3000-$4500 depending on Sections; scholarships and some work study 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: training@psychosynthesiscoach.org  Website: www.psychosynthesiscoach.org

Psychosynthesis Counselor Training Program

The Professional Counselor Training Program teaches psychosynthesis theory, the principles of holistic counseling, and the process of psychological and spiritual development. The program provides an in-depth theoretical and practical training as well as intensive personal, professional and spiritual growth in a face-to-face setting. This training is open to those actively engaged in or studying the helping professions. This is a comprehensive three-year program that leads to certfication as a Certified Psychosynthesis Practitioner. This program is in the Summer Intensive format of 3-4 day weekends per month in July, August & September. Successful completion will allow you to join Level II of the program in October (CCP). CEUs for social work and mental health counseling are available. We have offered this training for 30 years in the Pioneer Valley. Full program information is available on our website. Free Info Evenings with Dorothy Firman in Amherst MA: May 9, 7-8:30pm; June 1, 3:30-5pm; June 23, 6-7:30pm; with Jon Schottland in Brattleboro, VT: April 27, 5-6:30pm; May 28, 6:30-8pm; with Marjorie Hope Gross in Albany, NY: May 16, 7-8:30pm; June 8, 3:30-5pm. Pre-registration is required. Email programs@synthesiscenter.org to register and for address info.

Begins: July 11, 2014 Length of Program: 1 to 3 years (3 years for Certification) Pre-requisites: none Application Deadline: June 30, 2014 Tuition: $3000/year, scholarships and work study available Upon Completion: Practitioner Certification after 3 years Contact: Dr. Dorothy Firman, The Synthesis Center, 285 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-256-0772 Email: programs@synthesiscenter.org  Website: www.synthesiscenter.org


Usui and Karuna® Certification classes, all levels. Small classes (often one-on-one) include clear instruction on all aspects of Reiki with individualized attention, an easy-to-follow manual, and many hands-on opportunities. Ask about the Reiki for Children classes, ages 8-15. Reiki = Health, Happiness and Peace. Reiki I: March 7 & 8, April 11 & 12. Reiki II: March 21 & 22, April 25 & 26. Karuna Reiki®: March 23

Begins: Ongoing Length of Program: weekend classes Pre-requisites: Usui Reiki Master certificstion for Karuna Reiki® Tuition: Reiki I: $150, Reiki II & Karuna Reiki®: $275-$325 Upon Completion: Certified Practitioner Contact: Rosie Pearson, RM, Enter the Flow Healing, 1325 Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-253-9871 Email: entertheflow@gmail.com Website: www.entertheflow.net


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


Pioneer Valley Reiki offers certification programs in Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master Certification. Also included is EOL/Hospice Reiki I & II, Reiki KIDS. 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

Yoga Instructor Certification

Become a Yoga Instructor or Deepen Your Practice. 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Nationally Registered. Program is focused on developing teaching skills, teaching vinyasa and hatha style classes, alignment and modifications of postures, anatomy and physiology, energetics, yoga philosophy and ethics, and hands-on adjusting skills. Payment plans available. Teaching opportunities with Open Doors may be available upon completion.

Begins: April 24, 2014 Length of Program: 9 months Application Deadline: March 25, 2014 Tuition: $2500 Pre-requisites: 6 months prior dedicated practice Upon Completion: Yoga Instructor, CYT, RYT Contact: Richard Lanza, Open Doors, 395 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184 Phone: 781-843-8224 Email: richardlanza1@gmail.com  Website: www.OpenDoors7.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

Leadership & Life Development

10 Weeks to Purpose - An exciting exploration that will reveal the truth about what you really want, who you really are, and what you are truly capable of. Weekly one-hour teleclasses and exercises guide you towards the creation of your life blueprint. Week by week outline at www.10weeks2 purpose.com

Begins: April 1, 2014 Length of Program: 10 weeks Application Deadline: March 31, 2014 Tuition: $119 - only $99 for Wisdom readers! Upon Completion: Certificate and Life Blueprint Contact: Rita Lara, M.Ed., Lara Coaching & Consulting Telecourses Phone: 978-985-8096 Email: Thesynthesiscoach@gmail.com  Website: www.10weeks2purpose.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

Spiritual Intuitive Development

Angelic Essence Healing offers a variety of workshops throughout the year including reiki certifications. Angelic Essence Healer Certification, intuitive building classes, connecting with the angelic realm, past life regression, working with oracle cards, journey through chakras, public and private reading galleries, mediumship classes, meditation, Dis-ease and the connection to mind and body, and more. Visit www.angelicessencehealing.com for more information about upcoming classes or call 603-357-6100

Begins: ongoing Length of Program: varies Pre-requisites: a desire to learn and grow Contact: Carmen Carignan, Angelic Essence Healing, 93 Roxbury St., Keene, NH 03431 Phone: 603-357-6100 Email: carmencarignan@ymail.com  Website: www.angelicessencehealing.com

Sufism & Enlightenment: Applying It To Your Life

Attend award-winning author, Dr. Stewart Bitkoff’s, retreat to learn about human development systems, like Sufism, where the outcome is the completed person. Examine how to apply it to your life to attain your goals, maximize your true potential, lead a content life, and help others to do the same. Held at Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013. Weekend program, hotel accommodations, meals included $355. (Commuter, meal-only rate - $255) Register: http://bit.ly/registerdrbitkoff. Call 610-588-1793

Begins: May 30-June 1, 2014 Length of Program: 3 days Phone: 610-588-1793 Email: kirkridge@kirkridge.org  Website: http://bit.ly/registerdrbitkoff

Transformation Through Self(s) Enlightenment

May 14-17, 2014: Discover Your Self(s) in Paradise - El Valle de Anton, Panama, with Rhonda Lenair in 3 omnipresent sacred Group Self(s) Healing Experiences. Stay 4 nights in charming hotels, 3 delicious and nutritious meals per day, experience spectacular waterfalls, bathe in healing thermal pools, and be transformed in 3 omnipresent sacred Self(s) Healing Group encounters where you discover your Self(s) and much more. Additionally there will be a limited number of private in-person experiences with Rhonda from May 18-22. For more information visit http://panama paraiso.com/lenair or contact Barry Lenair at 888-412-8392 or barry@lenair.com


Energy Healing

Angelically Guided Energy Healing. BE Who Your Soul Wants You To Be. Experience the joy! Learn to align with soul purpose. Improve all aspects of life. It’s a skill, not a gift. Nothing is off limits. As taught at Kripalu, Institute of Noetic Sciences. Approved CE Provider: NASW, NCCAOM, NCBTMB. Progressive Curriculum. Weekend Classes, Webinar, Self-Paced Distance Learning.

Begins: March 8, 2014 Length of Program: Each workshop is two days, Saturday & Sunday Pre-requisites: Level One is the pre-requisite to the series Application: required Tuition: $300 per class ($250 per class early registration) Upon Completion: Lightworkers Certification Program available after completing the core curriculum Contact: Lynn McGonagill, Lightworkers Healing Method Phone: 855-780-3855 Email: team@LightWorkersMethod.com Website: http://LightworkersMethod.com

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, Angels, More! Eve Wilson, Director of The Healer Development Program, is a naturally gifted intuitive healer able to read and interpret the aura with 28 years experience healing and teaching. Live by Skype or phone. Individualized instruction, true and effective tools to support your life.

Begins: April 16, 2014 Length of Program: 6 Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm Pre-requisites: Intuitive check by instructor for readiness Tuition: $300 pay as go, $280 in advance Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion NCBTMB Approved for CE Contact: Eve Wilson, UCM, Healer Practitioner, Rev., The Healer Development Program, 3090 Wolverine Drive, 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; 4 hours Ethics; 40 hours Office Procedure & Professionalism; 40 hours Business, Law & Marketing; 30 hours First Aid & CPR; 130 hours Ayurvedic, Asian, Conventional and Shamanic bodywork modalities.

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

Path of the Wild Heart Center & Healing Sanctuary

9 month training in Mysticism, Healing, Empowerment and Earth Spirituality. Some of what you will experience/learn: Empathic, Intuitive & Spiritual Development, Group Ritual/Ceremonial Skills, Sacred Elemental/Nature Connection, Heart Intelligence/Opening, Plant Spirit Medicine, Astrology/Numerology/Biorhythm, Kundalini Yoga, Mask Making/Body Painting/Shapeshifting, Compassionate Communication, Personal Initiation. Starts in April one weekend a month! This will be a deeply beautiful, transformational experience!

Begins: April 12, 2014 Length of Program: 9 months, one weekend a month Tuition: varies by program Pre-requisites: none Upon Completion: varies by program Contact: Kristin Bareheart Brockett, 47 Mountainview Drive, Charlemont, MA 01339 Phone: 413-339-8392 Email: brockettkristin@yahoo.com  Website: www.pathofthewildheart.com

Plant Spirit Healing

Plant Spirit Healing, Plant Communication, Plant Initiation, Herbal Conferences, Spiritual Journeys to Sacred Sanctuaries. Experience the symbiotic bond amongst plants, people and the spirit of nature. During this Era of the Shift the reunification of these three "Mother Worlds" is imperative to personal alignment with your true self and nature. Includes all instruction, meals and lodging in beautiful nature Sanctuary. Check website for all classes.

Begins: June 20. 2014 Length of Program: 3 days Tuition: $395 earlybird Contact: Pam Montgomery, Partner Earth Education Center, 1525 Danby Mountain Road, Danby, VT 05739 Phone: 802-293-5996 Email: greenpam@vermontel.net  Web-site: www.partnereartheducationcenter.com

Spirituality, Medicine & Magick

Spiritualty & Medicine: Shamanic Healing, Plant Spirit Medicine, Power Animals & Spirit Guides: Wholistic Medicine: botanical, homeopathic, nutritional; Crafting Magick, Ritual Ceremonies & Sacred Rites of Passage; Munay Ki Initiation Rites, Ancestral & Past Life Transformational Healing; Psychic Development, Medical Intuition, Divination, Practickal Magick; Self-Care, Protection; Kabbalah; Goddess Spirituality; Partnership/Embodyment with Divine Feminine & Sacred Masculine; 13 SOPHIA Archetypes. S.O.P.H.I.A. develops skilled, knowledgeable, transformational Shamanic Healers; Magickal, sage, luminous Spiritual Warriors; wise Psychics; Oracles, Medical Intuitives, Witches and Magi; wholstic Herbalists and Alchemists; Spiritual leaders, empowered Visionaries, Counselors and Teachers, Priests and Priestesses, serving Goddess/Divine Spirit, the Earth and community.

Begins: March 29 & 30, 2014 Length of Program: 5 weekends/year + Sabbat Ritual Magick Celebrations & All-SOPHIA Magick Retreat every other year Pre-requisites: Hearing the Call of the Goddess and Desiring to Answer it, Application, Interview, Personal References Application Deadline: March 25, 2014 Tuition: $1200-$1500 per year, payment plan available Upon Completion: Certification, Ordination, Priest/ess of the Temple of SOPHIA Open House: Spring Equinox Ritual Magick Celebration March 22 at 4pm Contact: Tiana Mirapae, The Wisdom School of S.O.P.H.I.A., 1 Hannabrook Lane, Montague, MA 01351 Phone: 413-549-7444 Email: LadyTiana@verizon.net

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 Thursday evening Herbal classes, Aromatherapy Certification and Advanced Training.

Begins: Now accepting applications for our next Herbal Apprenticeship which begins May 31, 2014 Length of Program: 7 months Pre-requisites: interest and enthusiasm for learning about herbs Application Deadline: April 24, 2014 Tuition: $1425, financial aid available Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion given upon completion of the seven month Herbal Apprenticeship Program Contact: Madelon Hope, MEd, Boston School of Herbal Studies, 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476 Phone: 781-646-6319 Email: herbstudies@verizon.net  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 220 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, 116 State Road, #3, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562 Phone: 508-539-2885 Email: cccwh@comcast.net  Website: www.capecodcenterforwholehealth.com

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