Your Holistic Health Education is Important – Here Are the Top 5 Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

A holistic health education is becoming more popular as people are becoming more aware of the cost and risks of pharmaceuticals and surgery. If you are interested in a holistic health education, it is important to go about it the right way so you make money. Here are the top 5 important tips to help you get started on the right path in your career.

Tip #5 – Determine what, exactly, it is that you want to do. Some people want to be nutritional counselors, some people want to be Registered Dietitians, and some simply want to “heal.” Your goal is more than likely to help other people with their health. But, you have to be specific of how you want to help people.

Once you think about this and determine what you want to do, then find out what type of training you need and if you are even in the “right” field. For example, a dietitian is not in the field of holistic health.

Holistic health is a broad area, perhaps too broad. Because of this it is difficult to get the training you need. You must ask around and research to find professionals who do work similar to what you want to do. It is best to see what types of training others have received. Since there are many types of training and schools, this makes it easier for you to learn what is available in your area. From there, you must also determine what type of licensing is required in your area.

Some ideas to get you started are; Nutritional Counselor, massage therapist, aromatherapist, Herbologist, Doctor of Acupuncture, supplement dealer, Naturopath, Lymphatic Drainage Specialist, Endermologist, educator, colon hydrotherapist, yoga teacher, Hypnotherapist and the list goes on. But, as you can see, the area is vast with varied types of training.

Tip #4 – Getting your first job in a holistic health office is an excellent way to interact with working professionals. By working with them, you find how and where they trained. In addition, you can see how the whole office scene works from reception to management and bookkeeping and then therapists pay and scheduling.

Getting your first job before you complete your actual training has a lot of benefits in the holistic health education arena. First of all, getting a job in this field may not always be easy. Having your foot in the door first may help with securing a job once your training is complete.

Second, working in the holistic health field while you are training can help you see how your knowledge is being applied in the work place. You have professionals working around you that may be willing to help answer questions or clarify things for you while you are learning. All of this leads us to the next tip, which is a very important one…

Tip #3 – Nothing Makes up For Experience. Nothing. All the degrees and book training in the world will not mean anything until you are able to use it and work with people. This is why Tip #2 was so important. You can get 2 things accomplished by getting your first job in a holistic office; learning while working and gaining hands-on experience with clients, since that will be your ultimate goal.

If you are very lucky, you may work in a place where they do some type of training in massage therapy or other area. As you progress, you can ask if you can gain experience and sit in on some therapy sessions to see how the therapist interacts with the client. Some apprentices do this before actually working with clients.

If you are doing any type of massage therapy training, experience will be a must before you get your certification. In some cities, up to 1200 hours of hands-on massage therapy with clients may be necessary. Finding your “practice” clients may not be as easy as it sounds.

This experience will come much easier if you have accomplished Tip #2 and are working in an office. Some places will allow you to set up in a spare room or share with somebody else. Offering “free” massages by a worker in training may be an ideal set up for both you and your boss.

Tip #2 – Diversify Your Income. In this day and age, this may be an important aspect for anyone to consider. Even if you work for someone else, you might want to have a couple of different income sources just in case a lay off or unexpected closure happens.

How do you diversify your income with getting another job? There are a variety of ways to earn an income with a holistic health education. Here are some ideas to get you started, read them over and consider two or three that may be an option for you; work in a holistic health office, work in a spa, work in a professional’s office such as a doctor of chiropractic or acupuncture, sell supplements, rent a room take individual clients, teach seminars to other newbies in your field, teach fitness classes if you are into yoga, teach meditation, have a website and build that up over time to make income in a variety of ways from ads to selling supplements, write a book to help people, write articles for both online and offline magazines, teach people about the smaller known therapies such as Bach flower remedies or essential oils.

Any of these income sources needs to be built up over time. But this can come as you are working in a “regular” job and they just may supplement your income. If you develop it correctly, you may be able to create a full time income without having a traditional “job.”

Tip #1 – The most important tip to help you stand out from the crowd of therapists is to specialize. This is how you find your voice and what makes you different. There are a number of massage therapists, but some specialize in deep tissue massage, some in sports therapy massage and others in essential oil massage in a spa setting. Nutritional Counselors all vary in their specialties, as well. Some specialize in weight loss while others specialize in healing from disease.

Your specialty will be determined by who you are, who you enjoy working with and what you enjoy teaching your clients. Perhaps you do not even care to work with individual clients. Some people have went on to discover they love teaching large classes and find it more rewarding. Others feel that writing books is satisfying. Working in your area will help you eventually identify which specialty you might choose.

No matter what you decide to do with your holistic health education, plan your strategy using tips like the ones above. A little planning can help you go a long way, save you some money and help you to make money in the process. For this is the ultimate goal of any career because you cannot help others unless you have the means to take care of yourself, first.

7 Easy-To-Use Health Education Tips for Families

Do you know that one family that always seems to keep so healthy and trim? What is it about their lifestyle that you are not doing to keep your family fit? More often than not it is simply a matter of having a more thorough health education. Here are seven ways you can educate yourself and your family to make health and fitness a priority.

1. Work as a Team

In order to get the whole family involved, you need to increase their buy-in. Giving everyone a voice leads to greater participation. Sit down as a family to discuss your lifestyle choices and set some healthy goals you can work towards as a team.

2. Don’t Starve

Most diets are very restrictive, and result in people simply eating less. When you do not eat right, your body initiates production of the hormone Ghrelin which causes you to become insatiably hungry. The result is that you end up over indulging on unhealthy foods when you could have simply had plenty of healthy snacks, such as almonds or carrots, throughout the day.

3. Automate Meals

As Americans, we are infamous for skipping the most important meal of the day. The reason breakfast is so important is because it is the first thing you have eaten in 8-9 hours, and determines your hunger levels throughout the whole day. Instead, pick a few staples for breakfast and lunch that are quick and easy, and eat those every day. Use dinner as your meal to get creative.

4. 30 Minutes a Day

Try to get 30 minutes of exercise every day, if you can at your home. If you have to drive somewhere to exercise, you make it more difficult on yourself to keep up with it every day. If need be, split up the 30 minutes into two sessions of light, gentle exercise like walking, running, cycling, body weight resistance exercises, and weight training.

5. Be The Decision-Maker

When it comes to food, whatever you buy your children will eat. If you buy them chips and cookies, they (and probably you, too) will eat them. After this, if you try to restrict them, it will cause them to crave those unhealthy foods even more. Instead, avoid bringing those foods into the house to begin with. Keep fresh fruit and vegetables chopped in the refrigerator, and have nuts, pretzels, and other wholesome snacks on hand.

6. Eat Dinner Together

The simple ritual of sitting down together as a family for a nightly meal places a priority on nutrition and proper eating habits in your family values. Additionally, this simple act has been shown to improve parent-child relationships, and increase academic performance.

7. Play Together

An important part of your exercise regime, should be pure, unadulterated play. Whether that means putting on music and dancing around, kicking a soccer ball around, rough-housing or anything that brings out your inner child.