Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program

The Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program is a 910-hour professional training program in holistic healthcare and energetic studies. Created in 1994, it was the first complementary and alternative healthcare program developed in Canada and continues to be the most comprehensive and inclusive program in the country. The program offers:

  • A unique integration of physical, holistic, and energetic modalities & vibrational arts
  • A spiritual approach which forms the foundation for the program
  • An opportunity for students to do their own inner healing and embark upon a spiritual journey while studying
  • A practical, hands-on approach to learning
  • Instructors who are professionals actively involved in their practices and communities
  • To train students with professional skills in a variety of bodywork/energy work and holistic health care modalities.
  • To provide students with practical and professional experiences in health care modalities.
  • To support students in the exploration of the intimate connection between body, mind and spirit in respect to physical health or illness, while examining the psychospiritual influences behind illness.
New Full-Time Holistic Program – Starting September 2021
Part -Time Holistic Program – Multiple Start Dates
 

Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description:

Full-Time:

This course has been designed for individuals professionally or personally involved in holistic health care. It is a pre-requisite for most Holistic Studies courses. A system approach is taken in understanding the human body:

• Body systems—muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary

• Stress—its impact on anatomy, physiology and the immune system

Course Code: HSC-ANA Instructor: Joe Palumbo, R.M.T. Fee: $590+HST single course fee

Our Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program was one of the first of its kind in complementary and alternative health care in Canada. The program offers a variety of courses in both Holistic and Energetic Studies: Aromatherapy, Herbal Studies, Homeopathy, Chakra Studies, Reiki, Reflexology, Colour Therapy, and Medical Intuition to name a few.

Program Schedule:

A Comprehensive Program

The Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program is a 910-hour professional training program in holistic healthcare and energetic studies. Created in 1994, it was the first complementary and alternative healthcare program developed in Canada and continues to be the most comprehensive and inclusive program in the country. The program offers:

  • A unique integration of physical, holistic, and energetic modalities & vibrational arts
  • A spiritual approach which forms the foundation for the program
  • An opportunity for students to do their own inner healing and embark upon a spiritual journey while studying
  • A practical, hands-on approach to learning
  • Instructors who are professionals actively involved in their practices and communities
  • Limited class sizes = more individual student support
  • More dedicated classroom hours

Holistic Health Career Outlook

In a recent job survey analysis by the Federal government, Employment and Skills Development Canada, Holistic Health was identified as having an above average demand for practitioners, resulting in a projected shortage of workers in the field over the next decade.

The Program offers you:

  • A diverse collection of modalities, exceeding requirements of the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners.
  • Many options to choose from: take the entire program; focused certificates, Individual Studies or one course at a time.

Career Opportunities

A variety of career opportunities exist for graduates of the Holistic Health Practitioner Program. Graduates work as:

  • Holistic Practitioners in Clinics, Retreat and Wellness Centres, Spas, Cruise Ships and Holiday Resorts
  • Support staff for: Chiropractors, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Doctors
  • Entrepreneurs with your own private practice or clinic with other practitioners or corporate on-site contracts

Program Objectives

  • To train students with professional skills in a variety of bodywork/energy work and holistic health care modalities.
  • To provide students with practical and professional experiences in these holistic health care modalities.
  • To complement and work synergistically with conventional medicine.
  • To support students in the exploration of the intimate connection between body, mind and spirit in respect to physical health or illness, while examining the psychospiritual influences behind illness.
  • To introduce students to the basic requirements in business management, ethics and communication to allow for the development of a successful practice.

Professional Title: Holistic Health Practitioner Professional Designations

  • C.N.H.P. — Certified Natural Health Practitioner
  • C.A.H.T. — Certified Aromatherapy Health Therapist
  • C.R.H.P. — Certified Reflexologist Healthcare Practitioner

Total Holistic Health Program Hours

Total Classroom Hours 763
 (Holistic – 526 + Energetic -237)  
Case Studies 122
Personal Therapy Hours 25
Total Program Hours 910

Areas of Study

  • Holistic Studies
  • Energetic Studies

Energetic Studies

  • TS-01: Meditation and The Chakras (20 hours)
  • TS-04: The Path of Emotional Healing (20 hours)
  • TS-05: Spiritual Healing and Energy Transfer (20 hours)
  • TS-06: The Intuitive Arts (20 hours)
  • Shiatsu Basics (hours counted in Holistic)
  • Reiki I (15 hours)
  • Reiki II (15 hours)
  • Chakra Studies II (30 hours)
  • Crystal Energy Work (15 hours)
  • Sound Energetics (15 hours)
  • Medical Intuition, Guided Imagery and Prayer (30 hours)
  • Colour Therapy (8 hours)
  • Subtle Aromatherapy (15 hours)
  • Bach Flower Remedies (14 hours)
  • Energy Medicine Techniques (7 hours)
  • Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching (hours counted in Holistic)

Total Energetic Hours — 237

Note: This program can also be taken for personal reasons only: for those who wish to gain holistic health knowledge and skills for themselves and their families.

Holistic Studies

 

  • Anatomy and Physiology (36 hours)
  • Pathology (21 hours)
  • Aromatherapy, including product making (120 hours)
  • Herbal Studies and Fundamental Iridology (105 hours)
  • Homeopathy (33 hours)
  • Swedish Basics (33 hours)
  • Shiatsu Basics (30 hours)
  • Reflexology (45 hours)
  • Natural Nutrition and Nutritional Symptomatology (30 hours)
  • Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching (22 hours)
  • Ethics & Managing a Business (21 hours)
  • Holistic Treatment Skills (24 hours)
  • Diversity New (6 Hours)

 

Total Holistic Hours — 526

F/T – Full-Time Course

P/T – Part-Time Course

 

 

*** New Part-Time Holistic Program:
Starting February 2022 **

First Course in Part-Time Program is:

Anatomy and Physiology

Part-Time – 

This 36-hour course has been designed for individuals professionally or personally involved in holistic health care. It is a pre-requisite for most Holistic Studies courses. A system approach is taken in understanding the human body:

  • Body systems—muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary
  • Stress—its impact on anatomy, physiology and the immune system

Course Code: HSC-ANA

Instructor: Joe Palumbo, R.M.T.

Fee: $450 if taken as part of program, $590+HST if taken as single course.

Pathology

In this 21-hour course, discover the structural and functional changes in cells, tissue and organs that underlie ‘dis-ease’. Local, systemic and clinical symptoms of disease, with an emphasis on clinical relevance, will also be covered.

Course Code: HSC-PAT

Instructor: Dr. Alexia Georgousis, ND (Naturopathic Doctor)

Pre-Requisite: Anatomy and Physiology

Fee: $290 if taken as part of program, $380+HST if taken as single course.

Aromatherapy Certification Course (C.A.H.T.)

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic, botanical essential oils to balance and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit and to alleviate symptoms of illness. This 120-hour course is organized in 8 modules of 15 hours each and involves the in-depth study of 30 essential oils as well as how to make your own products. Upon completion of this course, 30 case studies and an exam, you can apply for the designation C.A.H.T. (Certified Aromatherapy Health Therapist).

Modules:

  1. History and introduction to essential oils. Study of 10 essential oils.
  2. Absorption of oils through skin and lungs, olfaction and blood brain barrier. Safety data and contraindications.
  3. Extraction, quality and basic chemistry of oils. Complex and multi-condition blending. Compresses, ointments, vegetable butters and clay.
  4. Client assessment and case study form. Contraindications to massage and basic safety.
  5. Massage for the front of legs, abdomen, arms, and head. Blending for specific conditions such as pain, cellulite, arthritis, digestion, etc.
  6. Practicum for full body treatment. Case study supervision.
  7. Complete 9 case studies for the program.
  8. Aromatherapy Applications. Make your own products from scratch.

Course Code: HSC-ARO

Instructors:  TBA

Pre-Requisite: Anatomy and Physiology

Fee: $1715 if taken as part of program**, $2200+HST if taken as single course*. *Material fee of $400 applies if taken as a single course.

Note: Aromatherapy Modules 1, 2, 3 and 8 can be taken as a unit for those who are only interested in the basic knowledge and applications without massage training. All modules required to receive a Diploma in the Holistic Health Practitioner Program (C.N.H.P.), and as basis for separate certification (C.A.H.T.).

Swedish Basics

Along with being pleasurable and relaxing to experience, massage assists the body’s natural regenerative capacity. Through massage, the body releases endorphins; pain and tension are lessened.

This 33-hour course covers:

  • The muscular/skeletal system and the art of massage
  • Strokes and massage techniques— effleurage and petrissage
  • Routine for a basic, full body massage
  • Benefits, uses and contraindications for massage
  • Specific treatments to release muscular tension
  • Routines for relief of headaches, general ailments, aches and pains
  • Basic case history procedures

Course Code: HSC-SWE

Instructor: Joe Palumbo, R.M.T.

Pre-Requisite: Anatomy and Physiology

Fee: $430 if taken as part of program, $640+HST if taken as single course.

Note: To become a Registered Massage Therapist one must complete 2 years of full-time study and be licensed by the College of Massage Therapists

Shiatsu Basics

Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art commonly known as acupuncture without needles. Finger pressure is used on points of the body’s meridian system to normalize the flow of life force.

This 30-hour introductory course covers:

  • Shiatsu therapy principles/yin and yang in relation to emotional & mental states
  • The study and practice of recognition principles, empathetic connection and diagnosis / treatment of the meridian system, including the 12 main meridians.
  • Mind and body connection
  • Basic full body shiatsu treatment
  • Meridian yoga, Ki movement exercises, and Aiki practice
  • Self treatment

Course Code: HSC-SHI

Instructor: Alex Pereklita, Tao Shiatsu Instructor

Pre-Requisite: Course #1 & #5 from Total Self Program is recommended

Fee: $395 if taken as part of program, $495+HST if taken as single course.

Reflexology Certification Course (C.R.H.P.)

Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points in the feet and hands which correspond to every body part, organ and gland. Stimulation of the reflex points can help to alleviate health problems, stress and balance body functions.

Foot treatments are said to dissolve the hardened toxins, which accumulate in the body in the form of tiny crystals.

Upon completion of the course, exam and case studies, the student can become a Certified Reflexologist.

Areas covered in this 45-hour course:

  • Understanding the feet and reflex points
  • Locating reflex points correctly
  • Finger and thumb pressure techniques
  • Reflexology to help health problems

Course Code: HSC-REF

Instructor: TBA

Pre-Requisite: Anatomy and Physiology

Fee: $605 if taken as part of program, $750+HST if taken as single course.

Have questions or wish to register for the Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program?

For an information package, application form and to hold your space, please contact Holistic Coordinators: 

Maria Gallé at 416.484.0454 ext. 25 or via email at [email protected] transformationalarts.com 
Pat Rigby at 416.484.0454 ext. 30 or email [email protected] transformationalarts.com

To register for courses, you may do so online at www.transformationalarts.com via PayPal.

 

Homeopathy Basics

Homeopathic medicine is the fastest growing medicine in the world. It is based on the concept ‘like cures like.’ This means that a substance will cure symptoms in a sick person when given in infinitesimal doses, although when taken in overdose, it would cause symptoms in a healthy person. Homeopathy treats the whole person not just the symptom.

Areas covered in this 33-hour course:

  • History & principles of homeopathy
  • Terminology used in homeopathy
  • Overview of the ‘Organon of Medicine’
  • Stages of illness
  • Finding the symptom picture
  • Guidelines for recommending the response to a remedy
  • Antidotes and when to refer

Course Code: HSC-HOM

Instructor: Alexia Georgousis, ND (Naturopathic Doctor)

Fee: $430 if taken as part of program, $545+HST if taken as single course.

Note: Credit hours for this course can be applied towards the Professional Training Program to become a Homeopath at the Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine.

Natural Nutrition and Nutritional Symptomatology Certificate

Natural nutrition acknowledges that the body functions best when it is nourished from whole, live and natural foods supplied by nature. Nutritional symptomatology is the process of interpreting bodily symptoms to find underlying causes and nutritional imbalance. This 30-hour introductory course teaches you how nutrition affects the body at a cellular level with optimal food choices. Learn to identify nutritional imbalances in the 11 body systems using the Nutri-Systems Profile, and develop a nutritional plan for yourself and others.

Course Code: HSC-NUT

Instructor: Ara Wiseman, R.N.C.P., R.H.N.

Fee: $405 if taken as part of program, $525+HST if taken as single course.

(9:30am-12:30 pm), 10 classes

Note: A certificate is issued for this course. Credit hours can be applied towards the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition’s Registered Nutritional Consultant training program.

Herbal Studies and Fundamental Iridology Certificate

Full-time: – ‘Green medicine’ is playing an ever-increasing role in meeting the demand for an alternative to synthetic and pharmaceutical drugs— which may have harmful side effects. This 105-hour introductory course provides the student with a grounding in the fundamentals of botanical/herbal medicine.

Areas covered in this course include:

  • The study and classification of 30 to 40 major herbs and their uses
  • Herbal formulations and remedies for various conditions and ailments
  • Format to use and how to make teas, salves, tinctures and poultices
  • Introduction to Iridology as an assessment tool

Course Code: HSC-HER

Instructors: Chris Lamont, Clinical Herbalist, C.H. (Herbal Studies)

Fee: $1500 if taken as part of program, $1925+HST if taken as single course.

Note: Certificates for Fundamental Herbology and Fundamental Iridology are issued. Credit hours for Iridology can be applied towards a Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Iridology.

Have questions or wish to register for the Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program?

For an information package, application form and to hold your space, please contact Holistic Coordinators: 

Maria Gallé at 416.484.0454 ext. 25 or via email at [email protected] transformationalarts.com
Pat Rigby at 416.484.0454 ext. 30 or email [email protected] transformationalarts.com.

To register for courses, you may do so online at www.transformationalarts.com via PayPal.

Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching

The mark of a good holistic practitioner is their ability to support the client in setting and reaching goals for physical well-being; to discern when clients need a sympathetic ear, emotional support to deal with their ailments; and to offer a safe and comfortable environment for clients which allows for honest exploration of the emotional connections to ailments.

This 22-hour course covers:

  • The art of listening and empathy
  • Focusing as a tool to let the body talk
  • Setting appropriate professional boundaries and professional communication tools
  • Referring a client for psychological/ psychotherapeutic support
  • An overview on common psychospiritual issues
  • Dealing with emotional release as it may occur during body or energy work
  • Tools for setting realistic goals
  • Follow-up and motivating your client

Course Code: HSC-COU

Instructors: Maria Gallé, Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master and Life Coach.

Fee: $300 if taken as part of program, $475+HST if taken as single course.

Ethics and Managing a Business

This course was created to give students the necessary information to open and maintain an independent practice in the field of holistic health.

This 21-hour course covers:

  • Practitioner/client relationship
  • Ethics and boundaries
  • The Ontario Health Act
  • Budgeting, marketing & money matters

Course Code: HSC-ETH

Instructor (Business): Andrea Ashley, CCMA

Instructor (Ethics): Maria Gallé, Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master and Life Coach

Fee: $285 if taken as part of program, $410+HST if taken as single course.

P/T Business: Wednesday, starting Wed. Nov. 4, 2020 (7 pm-10 pm) 4 classes and P/T Ethics Wed. Dec. 9 & 16, 2020 (7 pm-10 pm)

Holistic Treatment Skills

This interactive course focuses on motivating students to complete their case studies while addressing challenges that may be experienced with launching a successful practice.

This 24-hour course covers:

  • Reviewing case study logistics
  • How to attract, keep and care for clients
  • Optimize client scheduling
  • Effective and efficient client interactions

Course Code: HSC-PRA

Instructor: Andrea Ashley, CCMA

Fee: $315 if taken as part of program, $395+HST if taken as single course.

Energetic Studies

F/T – Full-Time Course

P/T – Part-Time Course

The following courses from the College’s Discovering the Total Self Program are pre-requisites or co-requisites for most Energetic Studies courses and the Energetic Studies Diploma. Pre-requisite or comparable experience are recommended for Energetic courses. Refer to pre-requisites section for each course for further details.

TS-01 Meditation and the Chakras.

TS-04 The Path of Emotional Healing.

TS-05 Spiritual Healing and Energy Transfer 
(*Pre-Requisite for TS-05 is TS-01)

TS-06 The Intuitive Arts*. 
(*Pre-Requisite for TS-06 is TS-01)

Note: The 4 courses (#1, #4, #5 and #6) are part of the College’s Discovering the Total Self Program. Each 20-hour course is 8 weeks long, one night a week from 7-9:30 pm. Daytime classes are also available. For teacher’s profiles see the Faculty section of the calendar. For full-time students, these courses are included in your daytime schedule.

Shiatsu Basics

Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art commonly known as acupuncture without needles. Finger pressure is used on points of the body’s meridian system to normalize the flow of life force.

Course Information: See Holistic Studies section. (Hours counted in Holistic Studies)

 

 

Reiki I Certificate

Reiki is a laying-on of hands technique thought to be of Tibetan Buddhist origin that was rediscovered in Japan in the 1800s. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning ‘spiritually guided life force energy’. It is a non-invasive healing technique in which the client participates in their own healing.

This 15-hour course covers:

  • History of Reiki
  • Each student experiences a Reiki attunement to connect to the Reiki source
  • Energy scanning
  • Basic hand positions

Course Code: HSC-REI1

Instructor: Amanda Williams, C.N.H.P., Reiki Master

Fee: $250 if taken as part of program, $320+HST if taken as single course.

Note: See Holistic Health Practitioner Certificate Programs section for Reiki Master Training Certificate. Reiki II and Reiki III/Master are offered in our Continuing Studies courses.

Reiki II

The Reiki Usui method of natural healing facilitates hands-on healing that promotes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance in a non-invasive and nurturing way. It can be used as a tool for healing, transformation and illumination. Reiki is used to treat chronic and acute physical symptoms and emotional and mental distress. If you have been practicing Reiki and feel you want more, then Reiki II is the next step.

Second Degree Reiki integrates further attunements to allow the practitioner to participate in absentee healing and to deal with mental and emotional healing. Through these energy transmissions your own energy is refined and your ability to channel energy is heightened.

The Reiki II course content includes a method of sending distance healing as well as a method of mental and emotional relaxation for yourself or a client. You will be initiated into the second degree and more of the symbols, language and ethics of Reiki will be explained.

Course Code: HSC-REI2

Pre-Requisite: Reiki I and ongoing practice

Instructor: Amanda Williams, CNHP, CRHP, Reiki Master

Fee: $265+HST if taken as part of program, 350 + HST if taken as single course. ($125 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space)

Sound Energetics

The latest scientific research on sound indicates that this vibrational art helps to synchronize the hemispheres of the brain, induce relaxing brainwave states, such as alpha, and produce the relaxation response: lower heart rate, blood pressure and deeper breathing. Sound is a powerful modality to clear and balance the human energy field and chakras connecting us deeply to our soul and spirit.

This 15-hour course covers:

  • Research on sound and how it affects the mind/body/spirit continm
  • Voice, toning & bija mantras to balance the chakras
  • Exploring the healing sounds of many ancient and easy-to-play instruments such as Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, tingshas, tuning forks, rattles, rainsticks, ocean drums and more.
  • Connecting to the 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) translating them into sound

Course Code: HSC-SOU

Pre-Requisite: No previous musical, vocal or sound experience is necessary. Course #1 and #5 from the Discovering the Total Self Program or comparable experience is recommended.

Instructor: Maria Gallé, Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master, and Life Coach

Fee: $300 if taken as part of program, $400+HST if taken as single course.

Crystal Energy Work

As gifts from the earth resonating with multidimensional frequencies, crystals can be used for many purposes — balancing energies, assisting with healing, and expanding awareness. Crystals transmit and receive energy bringing our life force into alignment with our full potential.

This 15-hour course covers:

  • The psychospiritual qualities of quartz and coloured crystals
  • Activating crystals for emotional release, mental clarity, grounding, balancing, transforming and amplifying energies
  • Crystal colour frequencies and how they resonate to the 7 chakras through hands-on exercises
  • Creating harmony and flow in the physical body and subtle energy fields

Course Code: HSC-CRY

Pre-Requisite: Course #1 and #5 from the Discovering the Total Self Program or comparable experience is recommended.

Instructors: Linda Kuschnir, Registered Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Spiritual Director, Holistic Energy Practitioner and Life Coach; Maria Gallé, Registered Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Spiritual Director and Life Coach

Fee: $280 if taken as part of program, $385+HST if taken as single course.

Colour Therapy

Colour Therapy is a form of vibrational healing using visible light spectrum colours to enhance well-being. This course will give you a working knowledge of how colour may help to energize and balance you on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

This 8-hour course covers:

  • Colour Tonating—the use of coloured light filters to treat specific areas of the body and for emotional and mental healing. Integrating with other modalities
  • Colour Breathing—absorbing and transmitting universal energy by means of assimilating colour vibrations
  • Colour Visualization and Meditation— accessing higher colour dimensions to raise the vibration of the human energy field and balance chakras

Course Code: HSC-COL

Pre-Requisite: Course #1 and #5 from the Discovering the Total Self Program or comparable experience is recommended.

Fee: $156 if taken as part of program, $205+HST if taken as single course.

Have questions or wish to register for the Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program?

For an information package, application form and to hold your space, please contact Holistic Coordinators: 

Maria Gallé at 416.484.0454 ext. 25 or via email at [email protected] transformationalarts.com
Pat Rigby at 416.484.0454 ext. 30 or email [email protected] transformationalarts.com.

To register for courses, you may do so online at www.transformationalarts.com via PayPal.

Chakra Studies II

Part-time

This course builds on Meditation and the Chakras (TS-01), exploring chakras and the human energy field in context of physical disease and energetic healing.

This 30-hour course covers:

  • Energy anatomy & the 7 major chakras
  • Principles of energy medicine— towards a vision for a new medicine
  • The physical illnesses and energetic blocks of the chakras. How illness occurs in the human energy field
  • Energetic healing as part of treating illness and disease. Possible psychospiritual influences behind illness
  • Dialoguing with a body part or ailment
  • Exercises to develop auric vision, internal vision and symbolic sight. Introduction to intuition
  • Techniques to assess the functioning/ blocks of the chakras—scanning, pendulum, intuition and more
  • Chakra energy release/intermediate spiritual healing techniques

Course Code: HSC-CHA

Pre-Requisite: Course #1 and #5 from the Discovering the Total Self Program or comparable experience is recommended.

Instructor: Krys Jawlosewciz, BAA, CNHP, RIHR

Fee: $395 if taken as part of program, $495+HST if taken as single course.

Medical Intuition, Guided Imagery and Prayer

Understand possible psychospiritual influences behind illness and disease.

This 30-hour course covers:

  • Understanding the symbolism of the body’s physical and energetic anatomy
  • Looking at disease as energy blockages of the chakras
  • Determining the possible psychospiritual influences behind illness, notwithstanding that genetic, environmental, lifestyle and congenital factors may be at play

Guided Imagery:

  • A powerful mind/body tool that can help to heal disease
  • Learn how to use guided imagery for specific ailments
  • Types of imagery—active, receptive, end state, etc.

Prayer:

  • Scientific, medical research on prayer
  • Use of directed vs. non-directed prayer to promote health

Course Code: HSC-MED

Pre-Requisite: Course #1 and #5 from the Discoveringthe Total Self Program or comparable experience is recommended.

Instructor: Linda Kuschnir, Registered Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Spiritual Director, Holistic Energy Practitioner and Life Coach

Fee: $395 if taken as part of program, $495+HST if taken as single course

Subtle Aromatherapy

Subtle aromatherapy uses the vibrational qualities of essential oils to facilitate the healing of the body’s energy field, chakras, psyche and soul. A subtle aromatherapy treatment involves bodywork coupled with spiritual healing, energy transfer and essential oils. It synergistically combines universal life force with the plants’ and client’s life force.

This 15-hour course covers:

  • Psychoaromatherapy—the impact of essential oils on the brain and nervous system
  • Mood enhancing qualities of major oils—relaxant, stimulant, euphoric, aphrodisiac
  • Blending formulations for 24 subtle aromatherapy oils. Includes precious oils such as Frankincense, Neroli, Jasmine, Rose, etc.
  • Vibrational healing qualities of plants
  • Subtle properties of major oils for emotional healing, spiritual development, rituals and meditation
  • Chakra balancing full body treatment using subtle essential oils

Course Code: HSC-SUB

Pre-Requisite: Course #1 and #5 from the Discoveringthe Total Self Program or comparable experience is recommended. Some familiarity with Aromatherapy essential oils is beneficial.

Instructor: Andrea Ashley, CCMA

Fee: $300 if taken as part of program, $400+HST if taken as single course.

Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies are a natural, vibrational healing system of flower essences derived from nature. The remedies help restore balance to the mental and emotional bodies of the energy field, thereby strengthening the physical body and helping it resist disease.

This 14-hour course covers:

  • The history of Bach Flower Remedies
  • Becoming familiar with the energetic qualities of the 38 flower essences and their indications
  • How to choose the right remedy for enhancing healing and health
  • How to create combinations for the balancing of common emotional states such as fear or grief, etc…
  • Rescue Remedy—an all purpose emergency formula used for shock and stress
  • Discover the remedy that works for your personality profile

Course Code: HSC-BAC

Instructor: Alexia Georgousis ND (Naturopathic Doctor)

Fee: $260 if taken as part of program, $360+HST if taken as single course.

Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching

The mark of a good holistic practitioner is their ability to support the client in setting and reaching goals for physical well-being; to discern when clients need a sympathetic ear, emotional support to deal with their ailments; and to offer a safe and comfortable environment for clients which allows for honest exploration of the emotional connections to ailments.

Course Information: (Hours counted in Holistic Studies)

Who is the program for?

  • For those wanting to pursue a full-time or part-time career in holistic health.
  • For traditional health professionals who want to pursue a holistic orientation in their work to complement conventional medicine.
  • For those who want to take the program for personal reasons only so they can take more responsibility for their own health or family’s health.
  • Exemptions will be given for participants who already have certification in the listed courses, upon receipt of their transcripts or diplomas.

Pre or Co-Requisites and Requirements

  • Enrollment in the College’s Discovering the Total Self Program—Courses 1, 4, 5and 6. Courses 1 and 5 are pre-requisites for most Energetic Studies courses.
  • 25 hours of psychotherapy to graduate from the program. To be an effective healer we need to do our own emotional healing or inner work. Inquire on how you can complete your counselling hours at the College’s Psychotherapy Clinic at a reduced fee.

Faculty

Facilitators for this program were selected based on their level of expertise and experience in their field. Many of them are well known as leaders in their field within the holistic community. See the Faculty section for teachers’ profiles. On occasion, scheduling for teachers may change.

Case Studies

122 Case Studies in the various modalities need to be completed in order to receive a Diploma from the College. Additional Case Studies are required for Aromatherapy and Reflexology legal designations.

Case Studies are optional for those completing the program for personal reasons only.

Holistic Health Practitioner Training

Registration and Information

For an information package, application form and to hold your space, please contact Holistic Coordinators: 

Maria Gallé at 416.484.0454 ext. 25 or via email at [email protected] 
Pat Rigby at 416.484.0454 ext. 30 or email [email protected]

Class Attendance

Students must attend 100% of 1 or 2-day, 90% of 30 hours or more classes to receive certificates and/or diploma. 75% attendance is required for Total Self courses.

Credit Hours

The following courses can be applied towards further professional training at these schools:

  • Homeopathy—Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine
  • Herbal Studies—Living Earth School
  • Iridology—The Canadian Institute of Iridology
  • Nutrition—Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

College of Massage Therapists (CEU’s) The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario has qualified the following courses as Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Swedish Basics
  • Reflexology
  • Counselling Skills
  • Reiki I
  • Ethics and Managing a Business

Diplomas and Certificates

Upon completion of the courses, exams, case studies, and all other requirements, the graduate will receive a Holistic Health Practitioner Diploma from Transformational Arts. 

Individual Certificates will also be given for:

  • Fundamental Herbology
  • Fundamental Iridology
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutritional Symptomatology
  • Reiki I and Reiki II

Exams, Designations, and Fees

  • The Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners has granted Transformational Arts the designation C.N.H.P. (Certified Natural Health Practitioner) for the Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program. This designation may be used anywhere in Canada as a legal suffix after the practitioner’s name.
  • At present time the field of holistic health is an unregulated profession. Should regulations be imposed in the future, people registered with the Board having this designation will be given priority.
  • The C.N.H.P. designation is optional to students. The fee is $500.
  • The fee for the designation to become a Certified Aromatherapist (C.A.H.T.) or Certified Reflexologist (C.R.H.P.) is $500. Cost to write the exams is $100 each.
  • Designation and exam fees qualify for tuition tax credits.
  • If the student applies for more than 1 designation, the fee for further designations is only $125.
  • Designations must be renewed annually for a fee of $125.
  • 15 hours of Continuing Education Credits must be done annually to keep the designation valid.

Tuition: $10,915

  • Fees for the 4 required Total Self courses are additional ($1,080).
  • Program savings of 25% including HST in comparison to individual courses.
  • Administrative and Materials Fee of $765 applies.
  • Cost for massage tables, bodywork supplies, teacher manuals, textbooks and some materials fees are additional.
  • Financial plans are available.
  • Tuition tax credits are given for this program which is HST exempt.
  • Exemptions for prior certifications are possible. Tuition fees will be adjusted.
  • A $500 (full-time) or $300 (part-time) non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older and completed high school. Mature students with differing educational backgrounds are invited to apply.

Fee Comparison

Courses Fee if Courses Taken as Diploma Fee if Courses Taken Separately Savings in Diploma Program
Holistic Studies $7,220 $9,445 $2,235
Energetic Studies $2,595 $3,410 $815
4 Total Self Courses $1,100 $1,300 $200
SUBTOTAL $10,915 $14,165 $3,250
HST (13%)

EXEMPT

$1,841 $1,820
TOTAL $10,915 $16,006 SAVINGS: $5,091

 

 

 

 

Note: As enrollment is limited, you are encouraged to register now. All applicants for programs will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on space availability. Once the program reaches maximum capacity applicants are placed on a waiting list. Acceptance into the program is conditional and may require an interview

 

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