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Holistic Education

Are you interested in learning how to help others using alternative or more natural remedies? Do you believe that illness, pain, and disease should be treated as whole mind, body, and spirit therapy? Maybe you're just looking for a more natural way to bring your mind, body, and spirit back to center?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions, you might be a good candidate for enrolling in holistic education. Holistic education can either help you learn more about natural methods in treating the mind, body, or spirit, or it can prepare you for an exciting career in one of the therapies that is considered alternative medicine.

What is a Holistic Education?
Holistic education refers to the type of education that is based on the theory that a person will find their identity, meaning, and purpose in life by making connections with their community, the natural world, and spiritual values. These spiritual values have nothing to do with religion, but with such ideas as compassion and peace.

Most people who yearn for a holistic education are answering a higher calling to serve the community and help their neighbors through natural methods.

What Kinds of Jobs Can I Find After Completing a Holistic Education?
Most of the jobs you will find with a holistic education are those that will help you help others by assisting them in relieving pain, nurturing their spirit, or helping them cope mentally. Some of these jobs include: personal trainer, aroma therapist, colonic therapist, energy healer, feng shui practitioner, hydro therapist, hypnotherapist, kinesiologist, osteopathic doctor, reflexologist, yoga or Thai chi instructor, naturopathic practitioner, massage therapist, acupuncturist, Chinese medicine (herbs) practitioner, chiropractor, herbalist, holistic health practitioner, homeopathic practitioner, and holistic nutritionist.

Many of these jobs only require a few months of holistic education but some of them, such as acupuncture school, will require much more.

Once you decide on the type of holistic education you want to pursue, you can start investigating the types of courses you will need and the school and types of licensing (if any) that are required after you complete your holistic education.

Some of the things you will need to investigate when you are choosing your holistic education is looking at the school itself. You will need to make sure that the school providing your holistic education is accredited - if there is accreditation - or recognized by some professional organization in your holistic field. If your job will require a state license after you complete your holistic education, does the school provide you with the tools necessary to prepare for the state licensure exam? A holistic education can be a very rewarding experience, but even more rewarding will be the career in the holistic field you will be able to pursue once you complete your holistic education.