Online Learning

Family Caregivers across the country often find themselves in need of knowledge to help them get ready and be more comfortable in their role as caregivers. Online courses that teach caregiving skills within the comfort of home are perfectly tailored to fit the busy schedules of family caregivers. Learning how nutrition, sleep, and spirituality relate to healthy aging of our elderly loved ones can prove enlightening. Exploring new methods of managing day to day stress through yoga, meditation and our connection with nature can be equally intriguing and positively integrated into our lifestyles. Humor and its effects on health, or the creation of healing environments are also fascinating subjects that are available to study online. Keep in mind, whether you are currently a caregiver or might be called upon in the future to care for a loved one, that online learningis not only practical but gratifying.

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Brain Health

Brain Health

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Play and the Brain: Why Play Matters to Your Gray Matter “Act like a child” is probably not a phrase that is on the top of anyone’s mind. Yet, researchers are discovering that there are many health benefits to rediscovering our inner child. Play is vital to... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Sleep and the Brain: What’s the Connection? Do you wake up in the morning feeling sleepy? Do you feel sleepy during the day? A good night’s sleep is as essential for your brain and your body as food and water. Sleep deprivation affects the brai... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 The Amazing Brain: Understanding the Basics The brain is an amazing organ. Weighing approximately three pounds, and containing approximately 100 billion neurons, the brain controls all necessary functions of the body, receives and interprets in... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Wire Your Brain for Happiness The hidden power of everyday positive experiences can change your brain and change your life. Everyone wants to be happy and healthy. By focusing on becoming happier and creating positive experiences,... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Meditation and Brain Health Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all based on the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. Exciting research is showing that a regular practice of... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Our Rewired Brains--Technology and Health Technology is an important and beneficial part of modern life. It can save us time, help us work more efficiently and effectively, and support personal and global changes. Yet many individuals never f... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Meditation and Brain Health Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all based on the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. Exciting research is showing that a regular practice of... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Music, Sound, and the Healthy Brain Whether you are listening to rock music in your car or listening to Mozart at home, music has an affect on your brain. Engaging in musical activity (listening and creating) involves almost every regio... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Healthy Lifestyles: How Stress, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse, And Nature Affect Brain Health Individuals’ lifestyles can have a powerful impact on the health of their body and mind. The brain is affected by virtually every aspect of their life including their levels of stress, the foods they ... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

Food, Nutrition, and Health

Food, Nutrition, and Health

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Nutrition, Stress, and Immune Function Most individuals enjoy sitting down and eating a delicious meal. Food provides an opportunity to socialize and, if the food is nutritious, it also supports a healthy body and mind. However, if an indi... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Obesity in America - A Public Health Epidemic Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. Left unchecked, the effects of this crisis on the nation’s health, health-care costs, and productivity coul... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Food Labels - Deciphering The Mysteries An important element of health is the ability to understand what is in the food we eat. Knowing how to read and understand food labels can help individuals make healthier food choices. Many consumers ... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Natural Sweeteners: Healthy Options for Your Sweet Tooth Most Americans consume far more sugar than they require and this contributes to obesity as well as many types of diseases. The role of sugar in the American diet is an important one. Understanding its... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Nutrition and Health - What’s the Connection?  What we eat profoundly affects our health and well-being: Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States. Many of us eat more than we require; we eat when we are rushed; we don’t understand h... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Botanicals, Herbs, and Herbalism While modern medicine has produced many scientific advances, one of the most important “advances” has been the recognition of the value of herbs and herbalism. After all, nature and plants have been a... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Probiotics: Silent Partners in Health Probiotics are live organisms believed to be healthy for the host organism. They are used globally to improve the health and well-being of animals and human beings. Sales of probiotic supplements have... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Spiritual Nutrition - The Global Consequences of Food Choices Food is a dynamic force that interacts with our bodies on multiple levels: the physical level, the mental-emotional level, and the energetic or spiritual level. Conscious eating involves an awareness ... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Current Issues in Nutrition Our diet has a profound impact on our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of where our food originated. We eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods, and we eat more than we ... 2.50 Contact Hours $25

 

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

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Intimacy, Sexuality, and Healthy Aging Loving and being loved are essential to maintaining a positive, healthy attitude toward life. Quality of life is often related to affection and tenderness shared with loved ones. With a healthy self-e... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Nutrition and Healthy Aging Increasing scientific, clinical, and social interest helps us understand the relationship between nutrition and aging. Eating well is essential in all stages of life but is especially important for ma... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Centenarians: Keys to Longevity Living to be 100 years old was once considered a rare occurrence, but with advancements in medicine and lifestyle changes, living to be 100 is not so improbable today. As a group, there are more cente... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 The Healthy Aging Brain The brain is the most complex part of the human body. People once believed that progressive mental decline was inevitable, but now we know that the brain’s ability to age well varies from person to pe... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Physical Activity and Healthy Aging Physical activity is essential for healthy aging and well-being. Throughout life, engaging in enjoyable movement, such as walking, dancing, golfing, swimming, and cycling can increase the chances for ... 2.50 Contact Hours $25

 

Holistic Health

Holistic Health

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Understanding Chiropractic Care Chiropractic is often considered a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. Chiropractic care commonly uses spinal manipulation therapy as a main treatment modality to address back and ne... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Yoga: An Integrative Practice for Life The practice of yoga is becoming increasingly popular as a way to relieve stress, live in harmony with nature, and enhance well-being of the mind and body. One reason for its growing popularity is tha... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Naturopathy: A Natural System of Healing Naturopathic medicine has a long, complex history. Considered a way of life and a system of healing encompassing many different modalities, naturopathy is experiencing a resurgence today as a result o... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Acupuncture The ancient Chinese healing practice of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat many ailments, especially pain. Today, this therapy that addresses disharmony in the body, mind, and s... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Holistic and Integrative Health: An Introduction The past several decades have brought tremendous growth in the numbers of health care facilities and providers offering integrative health care training and services. Consumers in the United States us... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Healing Elements of Meditation Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share the characteristic of intentionally training a person’s attention and concentration. Meditation practice... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Animal-Assisted Therapy Animals have been a part of our lives as long as we have been on the planet. The health benefits of the human-animal bond are far reaching. From guide dogs, to watching fish in an aquarium, to swimmin... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Depression: An Integrative Approach Depression is one of the most serious and costly health care problems facing the United States today. It is one of the most common types of mental disorders. Depression interferes with an individual’s... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Energy Healing The old paradigms of health care are shifting as a growing number of researchers, physicians, nurses, and other health practitioners embrace a new view that includes energy healing. Traditional healer... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Manual Bodywork Healing Therapies Touch is one of the most primal needs of any human being. Manual bodywork healing therapies address the need for human touch, enhance health, and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Health care is evolvi... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Music Therapy and Sound Healing In an age where people increasingly turn to holistic methods of healing, music therapy and sound healing have entered mainstream health care and can be used successfully with people of all ages and di... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Natural Products: Nutraceuticals, Probiotics, Herbs, and Botanicals Our diet has a profound impact our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of where our food originates from and even less of us are aware of exactly what is in these foods. Many individua... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Sleep Disorders: An Integrative Approach Sleep disorders are very common complaints and they include difficulty falling asleep, early awakening, and interrupted sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only one-thi... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Healing Therapies Health care is evolving and integrating the healing therapies of alternative and allopathic medicine. Therapeutic massage and bodywork healing methods are being integrated in many health care organiza... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Aromatherapy: The Healing Power Of Scent Aromatherapy is a complementary and alternative, holistic, and integrative therapy that uses essential oils to promote both physical and psychological health. It is often used in conjunction with mass... 2.50 Contact Hours $25 Health and the Human Spirit Spirituality plays an important role in health and healing. This course will explore the forms and expressions of spirituality; discuss culture and its relationship to spirituality; examine the relati... 2.50 Contact Hours $25 Holistic Stress Management Stress affects each of us every day and while some of us rise to the occasion, others experience a myriad of physiological, psychological, and spiritual effects. How we cope with stress can determine ... 3.00 Contact Hours $30 Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement Physical activity and movement are essential elements of any program designed for obtaining or maintaining health and well-being. While most individuals associate physical activity with aerobics, many... 3.00 Contact Hours $30 Humor and Health How many times have you felt better after laughing? Humor and laughter make people feel alive and bring a unique perspective to life. They relieve stress and connect people to one another. Humor is a ... 3.50 Contact Hours $35 Nutrition: An Integrative Approach What we eat profoundly impacts our health and well-being, yet many of us eat when we are rushed; we don’t know where our food originated; we eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods; and we... 3.50 Contact Hours $35 Place and Space: Healing Environments Health care providers can assist clients with their healing process through the creation of healing environments—spaces that support the individual’s inner healer and utilize the environment to maximi... 3.50 Contact Hours $35

 

Meditation

Meditation

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Meditation for Health and Energy Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all grounded in the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. The regular practice of meditation not only calms an... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Meditation Types and Practices There are many types of meditation. Some types appeal to people of an intellectual nature, while other types appeal to those who prefer the path of love and surrender. Individuals with an active appro... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Mindfulness Meditation Widely accepted, used, and studied within mainstream medicine, mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. The health benefits of mindfuln... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Health Effects of Meditation Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all grounded in the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. Evidence of meditation’s health effects has been wel... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Healing Elements of Meditation Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share the characteristic of intentionally training a person’s attention and concentration. Meditation practice... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Meditation and Religious Traditions Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share a unifying characteristic: each one focuses on intentionally training a person’s attention and concentra... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

Stress Management

Stress Management

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Stress and Nutrition Most individuals enjoy sitting down and eating a delicious meal. Food provides an opportunity to socialize and, if the food is nutritious, it also supports a healthy body and mind. However, when indiv... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Workplace Stress For most Americans today, the workplace is ever changing and is a major source of daily stress. As a result, the economic and personal health effects of workplace stress are at epidemic levels, making... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Nutrition, Stress, and Immune Function Most individuals enjoy sitting down and eating a delicious meal. Food provides an opportunity to socialize and, if the food is nutritious, it also supports a healthy body and mind. However, if an indi... 1.00 Contact Hour $10 Our Rewired Brains--Technology and Health Technology is an important and beneficial part of modern life. It can save us time, help us work more efficiently and effectively, and support personal and global changes. Yet many individuals never f... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 The Effects of Stress on Health Stress can dramatically affect the body and the mind to the detriment of physical and psychological health. Both acute and chronic stress, the timing and duration of stress, gender, and genetics play ... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Journaling: Healthy Living Through Self-Discovery Writing has been an important part of the human experience for centuries but has only recently been recognized as a therapeutic tool for healing. Used to document personal and historical events, descr... 1.50 Contact Hours $15 Physiology of Stress Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. Currently, as many as 90 percent of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered to be stress-related. Stress affects every ... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Social Context of Stress A strong social support network is important during difficult times. A social support network consists of friends, family, and peers. Developing and maintaining supportive relationships provides feeli... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Stress and Physical Activity Physical activity is essential in a program for stress management and overall health. This can include activities such as walking, running, swimming, cycling, skiing, dancing, gardening, yoga, Qigong,... 2.00 Contact Hours $20 Stress Reduction Techniques and Therapies You may think you don’t have a lot of control over the stress in your life, but you have more control than you might think. There are many ways to manage and reduce stress by using stress-relieving te... 2.00 Contact Hours $20

 

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