Level 2 of the training provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to work as a holistic regression therapist. A prerequisite for participating in the training is the completion of the first year, ‘Holistic Training’, in compliance with the requirements.
After three years of study at Level 2 of the training, the student has acquired the competencies of a complementary and alternative medicine top specialist. The final exam for the training is an occupational qualification exam and the person who passes this receives the Level 6 qualification of a holistic regression therapist.
Lifelong learning is very important in today’s education system. Indeed, it is never too late to learn a new profession, especially one in which you also learn the art of living. Therapists are not theorists, they are practitioners. It is the practical skills of working with people that are an attractive part of the training for many. The training suits very well also those who do not want to become a therapist but who want to improve their communication skills and are interested in combining the techniques and knowledge learned in training with their professional work. In addition to learning to be a more skilled communicator, very special skills are learned; how to understand and manage the processes that take place at the level of the human subconscious. In their feedback, learners emphasize that therapist training has improved their self-esteem and self-confidence and given them a better understanding of themselves and other people.
Holistic regression therapists themselves say that they have an exciting profession that has both creativity and substance for rational analysis. The work never gets boring because the clients are different and something new and surprising still comes up. The freedom to plan one’s own time and workload is considered very important, as holistic regression therapists usually work in private practices. Many professions are looking for young people, but the profession of a therapist is one of the few where age and life experience are a virtue. Over time, mastery grows and this work can be done all the way into ‘old age’.
About the training
Why are holistic regression therapists needed?
For decades, medicine has focussed only on the disease. New developments in the field of public health have brought a model of health-oriented salutogenesis alongside the model of disease-oriented pathogenesis. More and more people are asking, “How do I maintain health?” rather than how to diagnose and treat diseases.
In health care, more and more attention is being paid to prevention because it is easier to prevent diseases than to treat sick people. Personal responsibility for one’s own health and well-being is considered more and more important. There is a great need for specialists who can help people make the necessary changes even before they have serious health problems. Changing habits, diet and lifestyles are often not enough; making changes at a personality level is more effective. A person is not an object whose health is being improved; they are their own healer, whose health improves and whose quality of life increases if they change their way of thinking, their attitudes and behavior.
Holistic regression therapists have been trained to provide exactly such help to their clients. The therapist helps a client to find the causes of health problems or the lack of well-being and to make changes that help to find or re-establish internal balance. As health and well-being improve, so does the quality of life.
When it comes to life or death, the achievements of mainstream medicine are brilliant in both intensive care and surgery. However, mainstream medicine has little to offer in case of chronic diseases and psychosomatic symptoms. Medications provide temporary relief but do not eliminate the cause of the disease. A holistic regression therapist helps exactly such people whose health problems are psychosomatic. The most important factor that causes problems is the emotional stress response. All our problems, including physical illnesses, have their origins in situations that a person has not ‘coped with’, that have been difficult or unsuitable for them. A therapist helps a client to explore their inner world on holistic journeys and find the root causes of their problems in the past. Together, the situations from which the problems originated are worked through and, as the patterns of emotions and thoughts that have been stuck in the past are released, people get closer to themselves and they heal.
Those who have completed their training can assist clients in achieving an optimal quality of life by helping to manage changes in clients’ health status, way of thinking, lifestyle and activities. At the end of the training, the learner has acquired the competencies necessary for the work of a Level 6 holistic regression therapist. The therapist:
- assesses the client’s condition and collects the necessary information about the client’s life course
- establishes contact with the client and concludes mutual agreements
- plans the therapy cycle, sets therapy goals in cooperation with the client
- conducts therapeutic conversation, masters verbal techniques
- is able to carry out a holistic journey and also other therapeutic techniques
- evaluates the effectiveness of therapy
The person who passes the occupational qualification exam receives the occupational qualification of a Level 6 holistic regression therapist. The awarding body is the board of the Estonian Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The occupational qualification certificate shall be issued by the Occupational Qualifications Committee for Holistic Regression Therapy.
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Our holistic training and regression therapy training is based on three pillars:
- A holistic view of the world and the human being, according to which the body, mind, soul and spirit form a single integral whole.
- Positive psychology – a breakthrough in 21st-century psychology.
- Salutology – the science of health, which explores how to be healthy and stay healthy.
- A holistic view of the world and the human being, according to which the body, mind, soul and spirit form an integral whole. Every complementary and traditional medicine therapist takes this to be the basis of their work. Holistic regression therapy also addresses all the aspects listed above – that is, the therapeutic process involves the person as a whole, on a physical, psychological and spiritual level.
Important parts of the holistic approach:
- A world view based on quantum physics, according to which everything in the universe is based on and united by a unified field, the field of living consciousness (the views of David Bohm, Wolfgang Paul, Max Planck, A. Goswami and others).
- The concept of consciousness takes center stage. Consciousness is viewed in a broader sense than in traditional psychology. Consciousness is a field, more precisely an information field, that contains information and constantly creates new information. Information is the creative energy of the universe. This view is based on the theory of morphic fields developed by Rupert Sheldrake and the holonomic brain theory by Karl Pribram.
- A systemic approach to the human being, understanding how open systems function and develop. The human being is an integral part of the environment, influencing it all the time while in turn being influenced by it.
- Studies in the area of transpersonal psychology, particularly those relating to brain activity and altered states of consciousness. Thanks to these studies, states of consciousness can be controlled much better today, as it is known that the key is to develop the ability to concentrate attention and the ability to focus attention through willpower. The use of altered states of consciousness in therapy has made the therapy process much more effective. In a meditative state, our brain functions differently compared to normal waking consciousness, the unconscious is more accessible, the psyche is more susceptible to change, and blockages, both emotional and intellectual, are easier to remove. A holistic regression therapy session is not just a conversation between the therapist and the client – the client spends much of the therapy time in a meditative or altered state of consciousness, and it is that part of the work that has a strong healing effect.
- Holistic teaching of human energy (energy field, different energy bodies, energy meridians and energy centers) and the body-mind connections, according to which it is possible to heal the body with the power of the mind. One of the principles of holistic medicine is that in giving medical assistance, the different “parts” of the human experience have to be seen as a whole. According to the holistic approach, people have the ability to heal themselves – to return to a normal state of balance. Balance is the harmony of body, mind and soul and harmony between the human being and the environment.
- Concepts of meta-health: a modern, new and integrative approach to health. Meta-health is a diagnostic and therapeutic model for integrative medicine that is based on relationships between bio-psycho-social factors. This model aids in understanding and improving one’s medical situation by indicating the original reasons for developing illnesses. In this way, we are given the opportunity to achieve well-being and health. The principles of the meta-health state that all problems, including bodily illness, develop due to a shock caused by emotional conflict. Our bodily organs, mind and brain make up an integral whole, and every strong emotional reaction is simultaneously (holistically) reflected throughout our organism, on the levels of the psyche, brain, organs/body and behavior. Traumatic events in life are the starting points for psychological and physical changes. Meta-health provides us with a precise, empirically grounded understanding of any state of illness, from back pain to cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, eczema or a simple cold. See also: www.metatervis.ee and www.meta-health.info.
- HeartMath. For more than 25 years, the HeartMath Institute Research Center has studied physiological mechanisms through which the heart communicates with the brain. These mechanisms affect information processing, perception, emotions and health. The heart is the connecting interface between consciousness and physiological reactions, guiding emotions. Focusing on the heart and having positive emotions creates coherent states in our body and mind, which themselves are necessary for optimal health and high performance when studying, working or doing sports. Holistic regression therapists use this knowledge in guiding the therapeutic process and implement techniques developed by the institute in their work with clients.
- Positive psychology is a breakthrough in 21st-century psychology. It is an approach that helps people, families and communities to thrive, be successful and flourish, and also offers a basis for scientific understanding and effective interventions. The focus has shifted from diagnosing mental disorders in people and alleviating suffering to studying all that makes life satisfying. While human life and the psyche used to be studied on the “abnormal–normal” scale, the last two decades have introduced a new dimension on this scale – optimal life.
Scientific research is now dedicated to topics such as happiness and pleasure, strength, virtues and talents. This research is used to develop practices for helping people to live happily; it also focuses on how social systems and institutions could support people‘s well-being.
- Salutology is the science of health; it explores how to be healthy and stay healthy. Medicine no longer focuses only on the illness-centered pathogenetic model but has also adopted the health-centered salutogenic model. This concept has established itself in modern public health. In addition to asking how to diagnose and treat illness, it is now considered more and more important to ask how to maintain health.
Health care is increasingly focused on prevention activities, emphasizing personal responsibility for health and well-being. The individual is no longer an object of treatment but has become a self-healer whose health improves and quality of life increases as a result of their own changing thought patterns, attitudes and activities. There is now a need for specialists able to help people in making those changes before illnesses emerge. This is done by making changes not only in lifestyle but also at the level of personality. This is precisely the kind of assistance offered by holistic regression therapists.
The objective of the activity of the Holistic Institute is to raise people’s awareness and responsibility for maintaining their own health and preventing health problems, as well as to contribute to improving people’s well-being and their quality of life.
The total length of the training ‘Holistic Training and Regression Therapy’ is 4 years. The training consists of two levels:
Level 1: Holistic Training: 1 year and 2 months
Level 2: Holistic Regression Therapy: 3 years
As a result of the training, the student has the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the occupational qualification examination of the Level 6 holistic regression therapist.
In Level 2 of the training, specialized subjects and general subjects are studied. The main emphasis of therapist training is on specialty subjects. The largest volume is in learning the method and practicing the techniques of holistic regression therapy. Specialty subjects also include therapist ethics, MetaHealth approaches and a systemic approach to family.
General subjects provide the future therapist with the necessary basic knowledge in the field of medicine and psychology. Human anatomy and physiology, psychopathology and general psychology are studied. An overview of legislation related to complementary and alternative medicine is also provided. Students will also gain general knowledge about different types of therapies, different types of complementary medicine and natural therapies are introduced, as well as different trends in the field of psychotherapy.
Individual therapy is very important throughout the training. In Level 2 of the training, the future therapists continue to work with themselves, solving their own problems and internal conflicts.
You only become a master by practicing and, therefore, a lot of time is devoted to practicing therapeutic skills in practicums at the beginning of Level 2 of the training. The practice starts immediately, already in the first learning module. In the second year of therapist training, theoretical topics and practical exercises are continued and independent client practice begins. In the last year, knowledge is being expanded, future therapists are conducting their client practice and the most extensive course of the year is supervisory.
The next therapist training group starts in spring 2024.
Those who have completed Level 1 Holistic Training can apply for Level 2 training.
3 admission standards are applied:
Admission standard 1: the applicant has a university degree in health care, psychology, pedagogy or social work.
Admission standard 2: the applicant has a university degree but not in the fields of health care, psychology, pedagogy or social work.
Admission standard 3: the applicant has a secondary education, but previous study and work experience are sufficient to apply for the second level of training.
We implement RPL (taking into account previous study and work experience) when admitting students. In addition to academic education, the following are also taken into account:
- Informal learning incl. work experience.
- Informal learning incl. completion of continuing education courses and retraining courses.
- Study and work experience gained abroad.
- Personal maturity and suitability for therapeutic work.
More details: Admission standards to the Level 2 of training
- Submission of documents
- Submission of the application. Fill in the application form on our website, select training: Holistic Regression Therapy. If you have any questions, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +372 637 2777.
Evidence of highest level of education: diploma, academic transcript or grade report card.
- If a student applies for admission under the admission standards 2 and 3, they must compile a portfolio. We will send you instructions to help you compile your portfolio after you have filled out your application.
- A cover letter listing documents submitted at the time of admission.
- During the interview, the applicant’s motivation and suitability for training as a therapist are determined. Among other things, the results of the applicant’s reflection on self-development in the first academic year and the developmental dialogue practised in the first academic year are taken into account.
- Interview with the members of the admissions board.
During the interview, the applicant’s motivation and suitability for training as a therapist are determined. Among other things, the results of the applicant’s reflection on self-development in the first academic year and the developmental dialogue practised in the first academic year are taken into account.
Exemption from general subjects: It is possible for a student to apply for an exemption from general subjects if they have completed these subjects in the course of previous studies and submit the relevant documents.
The fee for Year 2, including VAT, is €3264. Tuition can be paid in one instalment, or four instalments, or instalments by monthly bank transfer. When paying according to the payment schedule, an advance payment of €272 is transferred before the beginning of the academic year and then 11 instalments of €272 per month will be paid.
The fee for Year 3, including VAT, is €3468. Tuition can be paid in one instalment, or four instalments, or instalments by monthly bank transfer. When paying according to the payment schedule, an advance payment of €289 is transferred before the beginning of the academic year and then 11 instalments of €289 per month will be paid.
The fee for Year 4, including VAT, is €3360. Tuition can be paid in one instalment, or four instalments, or instalments by monthly bank transfer. When paying according to the payment schedule, an advance payment of €288 is transferred before the beginning of the academic year and then 12 instalments of €256 per month will be paid.
The Holistic Institute provides continuing education for adults. You can find our economic activity report no. 209059 in the register of the Estonian Education Information System (EHIS).
Under the Income Tax Act, a student has the right to an income tax refund to the extent of the amount spent on training.
In order to receive an income tax refund, the trainee themself must transfer the amounts paid for the training. If the transfers are made by someone else, whether parents, grandparents, brother, sister, or a third party, that person will only receive a refund of income tax if the student at the institute is under 26 years of age. Income tax refunds for training expenses are made only for the amounts paid, not according to the payment schedule or submitted invoices.
The tuition fee for the training is a fee for teaching and study materials. Each module includes study materials in English, 50–60 pages per module. Other costs related to and incurred during the training, including individual therapy, textbooks, transport and catering, plus accommodation and meals during the summer camps, will be covered by the learner.
At the admission, the participant in training concludes a contract with the Holistic Institute. The agreement is concluded by academic years at the beginning of each academic year.
An approximate estimate of additional costs during the training:
Individual therapy at Level 2 of training
Participants in the training will receive therapy sessions with holistic regression therapists at a discounted price of €62 for a 2-3 hours session (regular price €80-135).
During the 2nd academic year, 4 holistic regression therapy sessions at a discounted price of €62 each, a total of €248.
During the 3rd academic year, 4 holistic regression therapy sessions at a discounted price of €62 each, a total of €248.
During the 4th academic year, 4 holistic regression therapy sessions at a discounted price of €62 each, a total of €248.
- HolisticTraining: approx. €120.
- HolisticRegressionTherapy: approx.. €130.
- Summer camps take place at tourist farms. The price for accommodation and meals has been between€50 and €60 per day, for the whole camp about €280-340.
NB! Prices on the website are subject to change!