Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing is about empowering you to take back control of your health. In this eight part course, you will learn what steps you can take now to transform your health. Discover many of the factors that are contributing to poor health and disease.
You will be guided through a series of video presentations, audio lectures, and handouts on step you can take to reduce your health risks and discover your own path to health and healing. Each section of the course will address some key factors that are affecting your health. You will learn how sleep, the environment, exercise, diet, stress, gastrointestinal health, and hormonal balance are important to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
By the end of this course you will have a better understanding of what steps you can take to improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.
Course Goals and Objectives 1.Define what health and healing means to you. 2.You will obtain a better understanding of methods help promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. 3.Identify 8 paths to health and healing. 4.Discuss at least 4 health benefits associated with positive lifestyle changes. 5.Set at least 2 goals to begin your path to health and healing.
What does health and healing mean to you?
Begin to explore the root cause of disease.
In this section of the course you will discover why getting adequate sleep is so important.
You will learn what can happen to your body when you are chronically sleep deprived and what is sabotaging your sleep.
You will learn what happens at different phases of the sleep cycle.
In this section you will learn what steps you can start taking to improve your sleep and what sleep hygiene is.
In this section you will learn some the various sleep disorders people suffer from.
You will also learn what can contribute to chronic insomnia.
Discover many of the environmental factors that can be impacting your health.
Learn what role the Environmental Protection Agency plays in protecting you.
Define what acid rain is.
In the section you will learn about many of the hidden pollutants in your environment and how that can impact your health.
In this section you will discover what step you can take to reduce your exposure to environmental pollutants.
In this section you will explore your own feelings about exercise. You will also learn what a Basic Metabolic Index (BMI) is and your risk of increase mortality associated with an increased BMI.
In this section we will discuss the benefits of exercise to your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Learn what you need to begin your exercise program. You will learn how to figure your maximum heart rate and what exercise program is right for you.
In this section I want you explore your attitude towards diet. You will having a better understanding what a Mediterranean diet is and how to start make conscious food choices. You will also learn what a glycemic index is.
In this section you will explore diet cultural diversity. You will learn about food sensitivities and their potential impact on your health. You will also learn why you need to be concerned about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) in your food.
In this section you will learn how to begin to make smart food choices.
In this section you will be given a general overview about whether or not you should be using supplements.
In this section you will learn the important role of vitamins to our health and what can happen if you have a particular vitamin deficiency.
Like vitamins, you will learn the many functions minerals play in our health and potential health risks associated with a given mineral deficiency.
In this section we will go over role essential fatty acids play in helping to maintain optimal health. You will also learn how probiotics can help restore balance and their role in improving health.
In this section we will go over what botanicals and herbals are and specific health conditions where you may use them.
In this section you will learn what essential oils and homeopathies are and how you may use them.
In this section we will begin to uncover the four areas that are impacting your health directly. First we will explore the role stress plays at increasing your risk of disease.
In this section we will uncover the connection between your gut health and your overall health. You will learn how your gastrointestinal health plays a major role in balance your mental health, risk of disease, and hormonal balance. You will also learn what can happen when the body detoxification pathways are compromised. You will also learn about the guardians of the digestive tract.
In this section you will learn the important role each of your hormones play and what can happen when they are out of balance. You will also learn what you can do to help get the balance back.
In this section you will learn what is important for your own personal transformation to occur.
In this section you will learn about various practices you can use on your healing journey to support your spiritual and emotional well-being. You will learn about chakras, meditation, prayer, and other energy healing modalities that can enrich your life and personal transformation.
Laura Dankof, MSN, ARNP is a nurse practitioner, speaker, author and founder of Path to Health and Healing, LLC and co-founder of Menopause Sisters. Laura’s mission is to provide health information to empower others to take charge of their health and transform their life. Health and healing is about addressing the whole person. This includes healing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Laura has over 20 years of experience working in health care. She obtained her Bachelor Science in Nursing from Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She later received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana. In both cases she graduated with honors.
As a nurse practitioner Laura has taken a special interest and has received additional training in natural and functional medicine. She has been a guest speaker at conferences and has spoken on topics related to complimentary and alternative medicine.
As a child Laura was very shy and realized how not expressing your authentic self can have a profound impact on your health and happiness. She knew if she could find the courage to express her own authentic self, she could help others do the same. Through her gentle and simple approach she will help you find the courage to no longer be a victim of societal expectations or self victimization. You need to be your own advocate. She wants to empower you to believe in yourself. Look at yourself and change your choices, actions, responses, and perceptions as to how you are going to participate in life.
Why does she care about this? Because these are the very things she has worked on in her own self and continues to work on. If you don’t first love and accept yourself, your ability to heal and share your authentic self with the world will be difficult. In her work she has seen that when people take the time to nurture the body and soul through self reflection, good nutrition, exercise and adequate sleep their personal transformation can be amazing. She has also seen how stress and emotional blocks can hold you back from your own health and happiness. Fear will leave you feeling stuck and literally means “frozen ego awaiting release”. It is time to step out of your ego and allow your spiritual essence to shine through.
It is her hope that she can plant this seed of awareness in you as you discover your own path to health and healing. One message she hopes to communicate through her products and services is that you have the power to change your life, your health, and your families’ health. Through this greater awareness you will learn how stress, sleep, exercise, the environment, and diet affect health. Most importantly though is she wants you to have hope and a belief in how you have the power to change you.