Mind/Body Medicine Professionals
Why Become certified in Mind/Body Medicine?
What Is Mind/Body Medicine?
The NCCIH defines mind-body interventions as those practices that "employ a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms", and include guided imagery, guided meditation and forms of meditative praxis, hypnosis and hypnotherapy, as well as art therapy, ...
The Stress Management Institute has the most comprehensive program for Mind/Body Medicine in the fitness industry today! We combine our advanced Mind/Body Zone assessment™, and various modalities to enable you to work with the medical community. The fitness industry needs Mind/Body Medicine professionals to work with individuals who have Adrenal Fatigue, Addison's Disease, Cushing's Disease, chronic illness such as cancer, caregivers, and everyone else who is trying to cope with stress. When you have the proper tools to work with this population you can also try to help prevent acute or chronic illness by referring a client to their doctor.
In the field of medical fitness we need to work with clients within safe guidelines. Many times we tell clients to" just exercise" without a real understanding from a biological standpoint. The important question to ask is, am I doing more harm by putting a client through a rigorous exercise program? The answer is that you may be without realizing it. Clients who already have high cortisol levels and exercise at high intensity are at risk of developing diseases such as Addison's Disease. .
Our comprehensive Functional Mind/Body Movement™ programs will teach you how to appropriately assess, classify, and prescribe exercise prescriptions for each client. .You must first have an understanding of how each client may function under the stress response biologically before prescribing exercises that will work for that client.
We are currently offering four tracts of study. Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™ course is for certified personal trainers, The Holistic Mind/Body Medicine Specialist™ certification is for certified group fitness instructors and . The Mind/Body Medicine Consultant™ is for anyone who would like to become certified. After becoming a certified MindBody Medicine Specialist™ you may register to be an Ambassador of our nationally recognized stress management awareness program. If you are not certified you can become a health education ambassador.
Our certifications offer multiple ways to combine Mind/Body Medicine and Fitness while giving you more opportunities to grow personally, professionally and financially. You will have access to our advanced "Mind/Body Zone™' Assessment. when you register to become certified. This assessment will help you to customize exercise prescriptions from a physical and biological stand point. It is impossible to write effective programs without a thorough assessment.