If you’re looking for a fulfilling new career that can work around your lifestyle, have you considered training as a Reflexology Practitioner?
Whether you are new to the health industry or wish to add to your range of professional skills, then The Irish School of Reflexology has what you’re looking for.
The Stranorlar-based school is now taking enrolments for new courses in early 2022.
“I am thrilled to be able to offer a wide range of excellent classes to my students. The Courses we teach are outstanding on their own, but together they represent the perfect recipe for good health” says Tatiana Grosso, Principal of the ISRW.
“Our Practitioner’s Diploma in foot Reflexology, Meditation and Mindfulness course and Diet and Nutrition certificate combined, represent the balance we all should seek in our lives. That is why I’m so excited to run those classes and my students appreciate the opportunity to choose among our options.”
Practitioner’s Diploma in foot Reflexology
New Term Donegal 2022-23- Venue: Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey
05th and 06th March
This is a Practitioner’ s Diploma course affiliated with the NRRI (National Register of Reflexologists Ireland http://www.nationalreflexology.ie/) , and it is run over 14 months with 2 months off for case studies and practical work. The Diploma is a part-time class which runs at the weekends (one weekend only per month). It is fully accredited and recognised by all the health insurances ( AVIVA, VHI, LAYA healthcare) which means at the completion of the Diploma, the newly graduated therapist will be able to write receipts for their own clients so the client can claim her/his money back from their health insurance. The diploma will allow the student/therapist to open up their own clinic, or work for hotels/ hospitals/hospices and more.
“I personally have spent years training and studying different Reflexology techniques”says Tatiana, Principal of the ISRW. “I graduated with Sr Brega Whelan back in 2008. Sr Brega is one of the longest Reflexologist in Ireland and I was very lucky to be in her last class. Then I trained in RLD with Sally Kay , Maternity reflexology, Treatment of pain -TOP I and II with Kruchik Institute of Reflexology, reading the Feet with Kruchik Institute of Reflexology. And also Facial Reflexology with Ziggy Bergman, just to name a few. I also run my own successful clinic in Malahide which helped me to build a very strong clinical experience with clients. And that very experience of practical work is what we teach in our classes.
“We only work with small groups [max. 20 students] and give one-to-one guidance under the supervision of trainers with years of clinical and teaching experience in the industry of complementary healing”.
Reflexology is such an amazing, complementary therapy to have. It is complementary in that it can be used in conjunction with traditional Medicine with many many benefits to the patient. In addition to that, Reflexology is holistic which means it works not just on the physical body but it addresses any imbalances in the mind or soul. We all are aware of the impact that stress can have on the general health of people. Reflexology works on keeping all the energies (physical, mental and spiritual) harmonised at all times so that the body can heal itself and stay healthy. It reduces stress by improving relaxation. I have been using this therapy for many years now. And it never stops to amaze me how even after one session, clients report such an improvement in shoulder pain, back ache, digestive system issues and more.
Reflexology will open up so many opportunities for personal growth and development. And helping other people as a profession is so very rewarding.
Enrolment is open now for the new term in Donegal. To apply or for more information please visit www.irishschoolofreflexology.com or call Tatiana on 0862071065.
Meditation and Mindfulness Course (NRRI Accredited) : 16th February
Delivered over 12 weeks, one evening per week (Wednesday, 7pm-10 pm- online).
This beautiful course begins 5000 years ago and brings students on a fascinating journey of deep introspection, personal growth and professional development. We examine the core principles of meditation from scientific, historical, cultural and spiritual perspectives together, and learn in ways that foster self-confidence through self-reflection. Every week we discuss, practice and debate the arts and science behind meditation techniques. We share knowledge, experiences and views in a comfortable and respectful environment, we learn from each other and we laugh a lot.
Joining this course will bring you a new set of tools that you can use to enhance your own life, the lives of your clients and your loved ones. You will meet new people from an eclectic array of backgrounds, gain a wealth of new knowledge and learn a variety of skills and techniques to find that deep inner sense of peace that exists inside all of us.
Mindfulness and meditation are exceptionally valuable tools for managing the toxic stress and anxiety that are pandemic in today’s society. Despite originating in Eastern cultures, these practices continue to increase in popularity across the Western world because conventional approaches continue to fail and mental health continues to decline. The holistic approach to health recognises the importance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. On-going scientific and observational evidence heavily supports the benefits of both mindfulness and meditation on all these aspects of health and healing.
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive insight into the concepts, principles and techniques that underpin mindfulness and meditation practices. It is ideal for those wishing to incorporate stress management techniques into their complementary therapy and holistic healing practices. The course is also applicable to students without a complementary therapy background, who have an interest in the subjects of mindfulness and meditation and would like to learn more about these self-management strategies in order to cope with stress in their own daily lives.
We all know the Holistic Approach is the way forward in all our dealings. I love Reflexology and I think it is the best therapy because it works on balancing hormones, it stimulates the nervous system, works on the digestive system ( just to name a few benefits) and not many other therapies can do that so well. In the last year I have also appreciated Nutrition as a way of supporting the body with the right nutrients. However Reflexology and diet only work to a certain extent. The last piece of the puzzle and possibly the most important, our mind, has to be addressed and supported too if we want to reach balance and health that can last.
By the end of the course, the student will:
- Learn how to cultivate gratitude, compassion and awareness.
- Learn how to self-manage stress and anxiety.
- Be aware of the origins and foundations of mindfulness and meditation practices.
- Understand the basic processes involved in perception, fear, anxiety and overthinking.
- Understand the stress response and the effects of stress on health, the body and mind.
- Be able to practice basic mindful and meditation techniques.
- Be able to apply mindful & meditation techniques to holistic health and healing practices for clients.
- Understand the concept of brainwaves and how meditation affects them.
- Appreciate the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of meditation practices.
- Learn about the various types of meditation, their techniques and their application.
- Be introduced to some advanced meditation concepts and practices.
- Be able to complete a holistic client assessment and case study.
Enrolment is open now at www.irishschoolofreflexology.com or call Tatiana on 0862071065.
ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Diet and Nutrition:
15th February- delivered over 20 weeks online.
Course hours: one evening per week (Tuesdays from 7-10pm) and one full Saturday per month only.
“We had a great response and feedback from our students attending our previous class and we can’t wait to run the Certificate again!” says Tatiana, Principal of the ISRW.
This action-packed course is energetic, comprehensive and bursting with information. It does not simply deliver the standardised theory behind diet, nutrition and expert recommendations. Instead, students learn through self-reflection, discussion and debate. Together, we examine evidence and address the conflicts that are abundant in nutritional literature. We also apply our knowledge to practice and students are supported throughout. Like all of our courses, we laugh and interact a lot.
Our holistic approach extends from practice to learning and students are also taught how to develop their communication skills, self-confidence and the art of self-reflection. The human experience is at the heart of our approach to teaching, learning and working with clients. This course is ideally suited for those interested in how diet and lifestyle impact all aspects of human health, for those who wish to develop their skills as a holistic practitioner or for those who would simply like to gain a wealth of new information and engage in academic discussion in a positive learning environment.
The diet and Nutrition for the Complementary Therapist Certificate offers those with a background in the healing therapies, or those considering entry to the disciplines of holistic health or nutrition, the opportunity to learn about the foundations of human diet and how it impacts health and wellbeing. Taught content includes; the basic biochemistry of digestion, anatomy and physiology of the digestive system and an insight into how it interacts with and impacts the rest of the body. You will be introduced to the biochemistry of calories and nutrients, learn about the nutritional content of common foods and navigate the endless debates and scientific research that exist in the field of nutrition. We will bring you the magic of the gut microbiome, examine diet and lifestyle from across the globe and present the most valid and reliable evidence available.
The course also provides a comprehensive insight into disorder, disease and food intolerances. You will learn about the impact of processing, environmental pollutants and industry on food and we will introduce you to some of the associated risks to human health.
Our focus on holism and self-reflection throughout all lessons will help you to treat clients from a physical, psychological, spiritual and socio-economic perspective, while guidance throughout the case study process will help you to become a competent holistic practitioner. This course is ideal for those with an interest in human nutrition, health science or holistic healing. It is interactive, blends science with the concepts and arts of holistic healing and gives a comprehensive introduction to the complex world of human nutrition and dietetics.
This course can be a great chance for personal development and awareness also for people who are not from the sector to gain insight and knowledge about Nutrition and will open up great opportunities of development and progression in holistic health. It is going to be really interesting to learn how much the food we eat affects us and our wellbeing. We will also be learning more about the Enteric Nervous system, gut Health and lots more.
Enrolment is open now at www.irishschoolofreflexology.com or call Tatiana on 0862071065.