In addition to a Master's degree in Integrative Health Studies, our students earn three CIIS Certificates in Transformative Imagery, Patient Navigation, and Health Coaching.
Certificate in Transformative Imagery
Guided imagery is a gentle process of accessing clarity by exploring images that arise naturally from within. Blending intuition with our logical capacities is a powerful blend for living a life of greater ease and fulfillment, and it can help us meet our greatest challenges. Through a compelling and extensive body of research connected to the field of psychoneuroimmunology, we have learned that conscious and unconscious images within us have a direct impact on our physiology, offering guided imagery an important role for a range of health-related conditions.
Examples include the ability to lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood, heighten short-term immune cell activity, lower blood pressure, reduce complications related to surgery, as well as anxiety relief and enhance wellbeing. An interactive-style of imagery facilitation which navigates the mind-body-emotions-spirit matrix will be taught and practiced, along with an understanding of its applications for a variety of health and lifestyle concerns.
The Certificate in Tranformative Imagery is awarded by Integrative Health Studies faculty and Chair upon completion of the Transformative Imagery course.
Certificate in Patient Navigation
A well-documented and mounting need exists for caring professionals with skills to help patients obtain clinical and community services, understand and obtain maximum benefit from third party payers and affordable care exchanges, and navigate the confusing and fragmented U.S. health care system.
As a result of new funding mechanisms and declarative statements by many medical agencies, the role of Patient or Health Navigator has undergone a dramatic increase in demand. This course offers special training as an integrative navigator, more in keeping with the key concepts of integral education at CIIS. Certificate of Integrative Patient Navigator upon successful completion of the course.
The Certificate in Patient Navigation is awarded by IHL Adjunct and IHL Chair upon completion of the Patient Navigation course.
Certificate in Health Coaching
The Certificate in Health Coaching is awarded at by Chair, Meg Jordan, and the CIIS Provost upon completion of the coaching competencies and earning a M.A. in Integrative Health Studies. Alternatively, students may request a certificate upon completion of the coaching courses to submit among their requirements for taking the exam with NBHWC.