Sharing my opinion (so far!) of Integrative Health Practitioner Certificate My thoughts about the program. I am very pleased to partner with Dr. Stephen Cabral on a few podcast episodes and he has also generously granted access to Level 1 and Level 2 certificate programs. In this post, I will share an update on the course and my thoughts so far. If you would like to join me as a study companion, head here And use the code FITNESSISTA for $100 off Level 1 and $250 off Level 1 and 2.
welcome. How is the week I hope you have a beautiful morning. I’m taking an F45 class with a friend and looking forward to dinner tonight at a new restaurant in Tucson. I will definitely report again! You’ll spend the rest of the day working on new Fit Team content, interacting with our amazing Total Body Reset collection, and getting tomorrow’s Friday Faves post ready to go.
For today’s post, I’m excited to share my experience with Integrative health practitioner course And how do I plan to use this certificate. I loved diving into these units and I know they will be a whole new layer in my training.
There have been times when I’ve worked with an online nutrition client and wish I could suggest specific labs (it’s not out of practice for a nutrition coach or personal trainer to do this. All you can do is refer to an RD or a doctor). This is one of the many reasons why I asked Mia to work with me this year. Mia can do all of these things, but as my online practice continues to grow, I wanted to be able to learn how to do all of this myself.
Integrative Health Practitioner Certificate
What is an IHP certification?
Integrative Health Practitioner Certificate It was created by Dr. Stephen Cabral. If you are not familiar with his work, Dr. Stephen Cabral He is a board-certified physician in physical therapy and the founder of EquiLife & The Integrative Health Practitioner Instituteand author of the world’s best-selling book, rain barrel effect. After nearly 20 years and over 600,000 pages of research study, dozens of natural health certifications, over a quarter of a million private client sessions, and a Ph.D. in Naturopathy – Dr. Cabral’s knowledge, experience and passion are at the top of his field.
I was Follow him on Instagram for a few years and recently received him as a guest on a podcast. I’ve looked at this certification a few times and knew I wanted to eventually do it – this partnership was a sign that it was meant to happen now. 🙂
I have benefited greatly from working with naturopathic doctors and functional medicine practitioners over the years, particularly when I was told, “There is nothing wrong” or that I would have to live with it by many doctors. (Not the case with everyone! It’s also worth noting here also that my nurse practitioner here in Tucson, who is my primary care provider, is amazing.) But there have been a few times in my life when I thought things were hopeless…and were told They are actually hopeless. All I needed to do was find another doctor (sometimes you just need a second or third opinion!) or alternative options to get the help we need.
I took all the lessons and can’t wait to get the full certification so I can help clients in a different way.
IHP is based on 7 complementary disciplines:
Ayurvedic medicine (the science of life and body writing)
Bio-regulatory medicine (the science of self-healing and rebalancing)
– Chinese Medicine and Herbs (Unlocking Nature’s Wisdom in Healing)
Eastern philosophy (using the mind to heal the body)
– Conventional physiotherapy (“right life” to reverse disease)
Orthomolecular medicine (the science of vitamins and minerals as “medicine”)
Functional medicine (latest laboratory tests to identify underlying root causes)
There are two levels of IHP: Level 1, which teaches you how to introduce healthy habits based on the DESTRESS method (diet, exercise, stress, detoxification, rest, emotional balance, supplementation, and a success mindset) and Level 2, which focuses on 7 functional medicine laboratories (including HTMA, OAT and DUTCH), the ability to recommend and analyze these laboratories, and to suggest an action plan based on the results.
Each lesson is about 30 minutes long, and Dr. Cabral includes suggested reading materials, supplemental podcasts, and sharing tons of resources and handouts for clients to use. Because they are so in-depth, a full course can take about 6 months and Level 2 can take from 6 months to a year. I had two months in, and couldn’t even make it halfway through the first level.
What I like about IHP:
– This is exactly what I want to learn and I know I can use these skills to help individual clients, through the content I create here on the blog, as well as through group training and courses I develop. I want to help as many people as possible have happy, balanced hormones and optimal energy and help them go beyond the noise to create consistent and sustainable healthy habits. This is another step in my education process and I have loved it so far.
– Dr. Cabral. If you follow him on Instagram or listen to his podcast, you know he’s incredibly knowledgeable but he can also tell that he’s a really good person who really wants to help others on their way to recovery. I enjoy watching every video lesson and learn something valuable from every.single.one. He really did a great job with the course content and delivery.
Additional support. They offer a private Facebook group for IHP candidates and certified practitioners, live calls, and even refer clients to IHP Level 2 alumni. I also appreciate all the releases and resources we can use and share with clients when we are through the certification process.
It’s hard for me to study on the go, and I feel like I need to be on my computer to take notes. Dr. Cabral dives into a lot of information, and I know it’s going to be more prevalent at level 2. I feel like time is the only thing standing in our way, since the lessons are about 30 minutes each and I need to be home to complete them. I guess my only disappointment is that I can’t go through the information as quickly as I’d like, but at the same time, it enables me to really absorb all the lessons.
I think this is the only trick!
If any of my health professional friends are looking for another way to help their clients, I highly recommend IHP. You can also use this information to heal yourself and then go to one of them to heal others, which I think is a beautiful task.
You can use my referral link here And a FITNESSISTA code for $100 or $250 (depending on whether you only do Level 1 or both for a higher discount).
So, my friends, tell me: What is a healthy habit that you do every day that makes you feel amazing?
If you could change professions or add another degree to your resume, which degree would you choose?