Level 1. Holistic training

Dedicate a year to yourself

‘Holistic Training’ is education which has been specifically designed for people who wish to improve their quality of life, to communicate better with people at work and in private life in order to succeed in the tasks they face. Skills obtained through the training can be used by all students in their professional life, but especially those who work directly with people. This is a course for people who want to understand themselves better, find their place in the world and learn to use their intuition.

An in-depth approach to general psychological topics, human energy fields and chakras, a quantum physics-based world view, states of consciousness, regression, awareness, relationships, masculine and feminine energies, personal abilities and unused potential, an open heart, spirituality in everyday life; these are just a few of the keywords that describe the training.

The Holistic Institute provides continuing education for adults. Our notice of economic activities (No 209059) is available from the registry of the Estonian Education Information System (EHIS).

Participants in continuing education are eligible for up to 30 calendar days of study leave per year. However, the new Adult Education Act does not specify whether the participant has a right to receive average salary during the study leave; this is to be decided by the employer. Salary is paid if the employer decides that the health and welfare training qualifies as supporting professional development. The necessity of professional development is evaluated case by case, considering the particular job or position of the person.

Students who are residents of Estonia may deduct from their taxable income the training expenses paid during the calendar year. Income tax refunds for training expenses are made only for the amounts actually paid, not according to the payment schedule or submitted invoices.

In order to receive a refund of income tax, it is important that the amounts paid for the training are transferred by the trainee himself or herself. 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.

About the training

Registration is open for entry into the English language ‘Holistic Training’ group. Training will start on the 30th of September 2021 and is taught by Tiina Pedak.

 

For the training calendar, click on ‘Calendar’ above.

‘Holistic Training’ is the first level of a two-level course. The course is designed for individuals interested in a holistic view of the world and human beings, according to which people have a soul and a connection to the spirit in addition to their body, intellect and emotions. At the centre of the training are two important questions:

  • How can you change a typical ‘normal’ life into one full of happiness, satisfaction and well-being?“Success does not always breed happiness, but happiness always breeds success” is a motto of positive psychology. During the year of training, the student is granted the opportunity to study their “own happiness”, set new targets and make changes to their lives and to themselves that are necessary to improve the quality of life.
  • How can you become the best version of yourself? How can you bring out your uniqueness, strengths and natural talents? The holistic approach to people takes the stance that many problems and ailments relate to the person not feeling at home with themself, having lost a connection to themself. This, in turn, causes the person to have a relatively low level of energy.
    What does it mean to “not feel at home with yourself”?

    • It means constantly focussing on things outside of yourself, being focussed on work and other activities that you want done.
    • It means living only in your own mind and leaving your body behind. You do not notice signs of tiredness at the right time and this leads to your body signalling the need for rest through illness or pain.
    • It means living for others and their goals instead of focussing on your own needs. Helping others and doing things for others is compassionate and good, but if you do not attend to yourself, your own battery runs out at some point. If you have nothing for yourself, there is nothing to give to others either. This leads to running out of good ideas and creativity in your work. It becomes increasingly difficult to be calm and flexible, and your relationships may deteriorate as a result.

This training links modern methods of transpersonal psychology with ancient knowledge about the human energy system and the mind-body connections. Throughout the training, theoretical and practical study is carried out in turns. Every topic is accompanied by multiple practical exercises and tasks.

Training is built around seven main chakras – during the year, the whole chakra system is covered. Alongside the energetic study of chakras, universally important psychological lessons are given in connection to the chakras. Meanwhile, the information field of the student is cleansed using therapeutic and energetic techniques. In addition to theoretical information and group discussions, the training consists of many practical exercises with the following purpose: understanding one’s own field of energy and eliminating blockages, developing extrasensory perception, managing brain rhythms and using altered states of consciousness in everyday life.

Is it possible to always be in top form?

Yes, it is. For this, you need to know techniques that lead you back to your true self. We all have an inner reservoir from which to draw power at any moment. One of the tasks of the training year is finding this inner reservoir by training your spirituality. Spirituality does not mean impractical holiness or asceticism. We profit more from spirituality that is integrated into everyday life.

Holistic training teaches the following:

  • keeping contact with spiritual power and using it to create a rich life
  • maintaining a stable level of energy
  • listening to your intuition
  • acknowledging your abilities and strengths
  • becoming aware of your untapped potential

Ability to conduct a developmental dialogue

This ability is important for all, but especially for people for whom it is important to use the power of the word, communicating in a way that gives meaning to words. Therefore, we put considerable emphasis on teaching counselling techniques during the first year. Participants in holistic training have the opportunity to practise conducting a developmental dialogue. This style of dialogue emphasises what the client wants and what prevents the client from getting it; thus the client is helped to reach what is desired. Participants learn to set goals, motivate the client, find positive but untapped potential for the client and put together a detailed action plan for moving towards the goal. The verbal techniques that will be practised include active listening, mirroring, questioning and summarising.

Study schedule

The training courses are grouped into modules. Holistic training has eight modules. One study module consists of four consecutive days of study: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All training days start at 10:00 and end at 18:00. During the day, there is an hour-long lunch break. Courses are held at the Holistic Institute at Endla 15, Tallinn. The summer camp is six days long and takes place outside of Tallinn.

During the year, we open multiple groups for holistic training. The training calendar is published on our website at least two months before a new group opens.

Worldview

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.
  1. 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 centre 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 centres) 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 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 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 behaviour. 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.
  1. 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.

  1. Salutology is the science of health; it explores how to be healthy and stay healthy. Medicine no longer focuses only on the illness-centred pathogenetic model but has also adopted the health-centred salutogenetic 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, emphasising 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.

 

Curriculum

The Holistic Institute is motivated by a desire to improve people’s quality of life and well-being. We are happy if, due to our activity, people become more aware of the need to maintain their health and act responsibly to avoid health problems.

The total length of training is four years. The training consists of two levels:

Level 1. Holistic Training: 14 months
Level 2. Holistic Regression therapy: three years

Titles of study years and courses:

Holistic Training – Year 1, Course 1
Holistic Regression Therapy 1 – Year 2, Course 2
Holistic Regression Therapy 2 – Year 3, Course 3
Holistic Regression Therapy 3 – Year 4, Course 4

Level 1. Holistic Training (‘HT’)

Purpose of the curriculum:

A student who has passed HT is knowledgeable about the holistic view of the world and people and understands the nature of self-management and empowerment, while being able to adapt this knowledge in the real world to reach his/her goals.

By completing the training, the student obtains the competences of the holistic regression therapist, which include; communication skills, goal setting for activities, creativity in solving tasks, adaptability to changes, tolerance of stress in difficult situations, an ability to achieve and maintain intellectual, emotional and physical balance and the personal qualities necessary for working as a holistic regression therapist.

A student who has completed HT:

  • knows the basics of the holistic view of the world and the human being
  • analyses their own behaviour and attitudes from a holistic perspective
  • knows the different aspects of consciousness and principles for achieving mindfulness while being able to apply this knowledge in everyday life, thus improving their quality of life
  • knows the principles of setting goals and self-reflection, while being able to put together action plans for achieving goals
  • knows the principles of self-management and empowerment, while being able to use those principles for gaining control over their own life
  • knows the basics of communication and is adept at conversation techniques, is able to create and direct contact while communicating and is a good motivator and conflict resolver
  • knows the techniques for developing creativity, approaches tasks creatively and uses strategies for finding new solutions in everyday life

Subjects

Curriculum PDF

Training modules

After completing the first level of training, you are not obliged to continue your training. A separate training agreement is signed for each study year.

Teaching methods:

Short lectures, exercises, meditations and practice, teamwork and discussions, drawing, role play. Theoretical and practical study are intertwined. Every topic is accompanied by multiple practical exercises and tasks. The main focus is on experiential learning, meaning that knowledge is obtained through personal experience and discovery. Experience is supported by observation and discussion, leading to greater awareness and understanding.

Independent work in between study days:

1. Reading and writing assignments.
2. Practice of developmental dialogue in triads (three-person groups).

 

Completion of Studies

To complete the HT and obtain a graduation certificate, students are required to:

  • attend at least 80% of the classes
  • complete individual therapy outside of study days, including at least four sessions of holistic regression therapy and submit an individual therapy leaflet by the date specified in the training agreement
  • complete the required amount of practice outside the study days and submit a report on each practice session within the specified deadline; the practice includes four developmental dialogue sessions, and four reports will be required for evaluation
  • submit a final thesis meeting the requirements, which must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days before the end of the study year

Graduation Document

Level 1 Graduation Certificate issued by the Holistic Institute.
After successfully completing Level 1 of the training, students who have higher education can enter Level 2 training.

HT Module 1: SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

  • Getting acquainted with each other, setting expectations for the training, establishing personal goals. Creating the vision of the group for the future.
  • Initiation.
  • Introduction to spirituality:
    • The holistic world view: unified energy field, the world as a whole and the person as a part of the whole. Downward and upward causation. The spiritual laws of the universe. The power of prayer.
    • Seven chakras: the seven powers and seven lessons of a person. Energetic structure of a person.
    • Brain and consciousness. States of consciousness, techniques to change the states. Brain waves: alpha, beta, theta, delta, gamma. Altered states of consciousness in therapy.
    • Body as a mirror of the soul. Awareness of bodily messages. Illness as a bodily message, the connection of emotions and thought patterns to health and illness.
    • The conscious mind and the unconscious mind. The three selves.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels. Training of intuition and extrasensory perception.
  • Workshop: “The Many Faces of Consciousness”. Taught by Marina P. Eberth, psychologist-psychotherapist licensed in Denmark.

HT module 2: I LIVE

  • First chakra. Root chakra: “All is one” – the power of the tribe. Lessons related to the physical world. Will to live, skill to stay alive, connection with the earth and grounding, feeling of security, relationship to mother and Mother Earth.
  • Relation to material resources: awareness of shortage and awareness of abundance.
  • The conscious and unconscious mind. Consciousness and attention. Awareness. The Conscious Self and the Will.
  • Values and beliefs as the foundation for psyche and life.
  • Conversation skills: listening, mirroring, asking questions.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels: training of intuition and extrasensory perception.
  • Consciousness state of mastery: ability to relax. Beta rhythm: taming thoughts, breathing and focussing attention.
  • Introduction to developmental dialogue.

HT module 3: I FEEL

  • Second chakra. Sacral chakra: “Honour one another” – the power of relationships. Lessons in sexuality, creativity, passions, strong emotions, creativity and money. Masculine and feminine energy.
  • Development of duality, opposites. Separation, comparison, criticism, being judgemental. Paradoxical nature of the universe.
  • Synchronicity. Cause and effect. Significant coincidences.
  • Making choices. Spontaneity, development, feelings and emotions.
  • Sexuality. Sexual polarity: the game between masculine and feminine.
  • The collective unconscious. Archetypes. Anima and animus. Esoteric marriage.
  • The Higher Self.
  • Polarities and becoming aware of your Shadow.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels. Training of intuition and extrasensory perception.
  • Mastery of consciousness. Alpha rhythm: visualisation helps to build a bridge between the normal waking consciousness and the deeper levels of consciousness.

HT module 4: I WANT

  • Third chakra. Solar plexus: “Honour yourself” – personal power. Lessons for the ego, personality and self-esteem. Self-confidence, self-worth. Projections and personal boundaries. Emotions: fear, anxiety and anger.
  • The rules of power.
  • Contact, creating contact, phases of communication.
  • The inner child: wounded child and happy/free/creative child.
  • Shame and guilt. Fear and isolation.
  • Projections.
  • The body as a mirror of the soul: three aspects of food. Digestion and digestive organs.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels. Training of intuition and extrasensory perception.

HT module 5: I LOVE

  • Fourth chakra. Heart chakra: “Love is divine power!” – the power of emotions. Lessons of love, forgiveness and compassion. Conditional and unconditional love.
  • The sacred space of the heart. Cleansing the heart chakra.
  • Criticism, sensitivity to criticism, self-criticism. Working with the inner critic.
  • The art of forgiveness.
  • Love for yourself.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels. Training of intuition and extrasensory perception.
  • Mastery of consciousness. Theta rhythm: diving into deeper layers of consciousness and retrieving information from there.

HT module 6: I SPEAK

  • Fifth chakra. Throat chakra: “Harmonise your own will with the Creator’s will!” – The power of Will. Lessons of self-expression and receiving information, faith and willpower. Our goals are based on our beliefs and values, but our will helps us achieve our goals.
  • Life is sound: sound creates form, sound waves as a carrier of consciousness, resonance. Overtones. Mantras.
  • Fear and faith, balance between heart and head, communication.
  • Human voice. Your voice carries your message to the world. The word is deed.
  • The power of communication.
  • The stages of Will.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels. Training of intuition and extrasensory perception.
  • Meditations.
  • Workshop: ‘Voice Training’, two days. Taught by Christiana Harle-Silvennoinen from Finland.

HT module 7: I SEE

  • Sixth chakra. Third-eye chakra: “Seek only the truth!” – the power of the mind. Lessons for the mind, intuition, wisdom and awareness. The truth and the lie: seeing the world with your third eye. Thought and intuitive knowledge.
  • Manifestation through the power of thoughts and imagination.
  • Myths, symbols, dreams.
  • What is the purpose of your life?
  • Personal myth.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels.
  • Meditations. Training exercises for the third eye and intuition.
  • Mastery of consciousness: Delta rhythm: Intuitive radar. Healing energy.

Final thesis. During HT, you will learn to blend spirituality with your everyday life. You will be asked to summarise the results of your experiment to use spirituality in daily life in an essay to be submitted a month before the end of the training.

HT module 8: I AM

  • Seventh chakra. Crown chakra: “Live in the present moment!” – connection to pure consciousness, the Creator. Lessons of spiritual awakening. Conscious connection to the divine. Feeling of “All is one!” Past, present and future.
  • Relationship with father and authorities.
  • Direct connection to Higher Self.
  • The journey of souls: birth, life on earth, death, life between lives.
  • Karma, dharma and free will.
  • Exercises to raise energy levels. Training of intuition and extrasensory perception. Meditation.
  • Gamma waves: connection to “All-is-one” or the Creator.
  • Summary of work done in developmental dialogue groups.
  • Workshop: ‘Death and Dying’, one day. Taught by Tiina Mariam Reinsalu, holistic regression therapist.

Closing ceremony and awarding of graduation certificates.

 

Acceptance into holistic training

Admission requirements and language skills: 

The training is open to anyone with a secondary level education who is at least 18 years of age. The study language is English.

To participate:

  • Register on our website.
  • Pay a registration fee of 40 EUR to our bank account in Swedbank.
    Beneficiary’s name: Holistika Instituut OÜ. Beneficiary’s account number: EE622200221033445796. Payment description: ‘Registration HT’.
    The registration fee is non-refundable. It will count towards your tuition fee when you start your training in the institute.
  • Individual therapy. Before starting with training, you will be required to complete the Holistic Four; four three-hour regression therapy sessions with one of our therapists, chosen by you.
    The list of therapists is available on our website under Therapy.
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee, consisting of the Training Manager of the Institute and a Trainer.
    The number of places in a training group is limited. One group consists of approximately 20 students. If there are more applicants than places in the group, we will take into consideration the date of submission of the registration form and the date we received the payment of registration fee. The final decision on acceptance is made by the Admissions Committee.
  • Signing a training agreement and making an advance payment to the bank account of the Holistic Institute.

NOTE: Attendance.

The training is based on group dynamics and personal experience and, therefore, it is necessary for the participant to attend the entire first study module. We do not require that the participant attend all 35 study days, but attending the first module is compulsory.

Training takes place on the fourth floor of Endla 15, Tallinn.

Most training modules are four days long, with study taking place from Thursday to Sunday. All training days start at 10:00 and conclude at 18:00. Summer camp is six days long and takes place outside of Tallinn.

For those attending training from outside of Tallinn, the Institute provides affordable housing.
For more information, please contact us by phone or email.

Cost

The admission requirements can be found under Admission.

Holistic Training (14 months – see Curriculum) costs 2,985 EUR (194 EUR per month), including VAT. This includes a registration fee of 40 EUR paid when submitting your registration form and a tuition fee of 2,945 EUR. The registration fee will count towards your training costs once you start your training at the institute. The registration fee is non-refundable.

The tuition fee need not be paid as a one-time payment; it can instead be paid in four instalments or as a monthly bank transfer if so requested by the student when signing the training agreement. Many students prefer to pay in instalments. If you are paying in this way, an advance payment of 229 EUR is to be made before the training starts, followed by 14 monthly payments of 194 EUR. The advance payment is non-refundable if the student decides not to start participating in training.

If you need an alternative way to make payments, contact us and together we will find a solution.

Residents of Estonia are eligible for 30 calendar days per year of study leave from adult continuing education. However, the new Adult Education Act does not specify whether the participant has a right to receive average salary during the study leave; this is to be decided by the employer. The salary is paid if the employer decides that the health and welfare training qualifies as supporting necessary professional development.

The tuition fee covers study materials and training received. Each module is accompanied by study materials, 50–60 pages per module. Other costs related to training, including individual therapy, transportation and catering, as well as accommodation costs for taking part in modules in Tallinn and participating in summer camps, are covered by the student.

Upon admission, the student signs a contract with the Holistic Institute. A separate contract is signed at the start of each study year. Students who complete the first level of training are not required to enter the second level. However, completion of the first level is a pre-requisite condition for entry into the second level.

Additional training costs (approximate):

Individual therapy

  • The Holistic Four (four sessions of three hours each) before training. The total price is 300–500 EUR, depending on the therapist chosen.
  • Four sessions in one study year are available at a reduced price of 65 EUR per session, for a total of 260 EUR.

Books

  • The required books cost approximately 120 EUR.

Summer camps

  • Summer camps take place in farm stay accommodations. The price of accommodation and catering is 50–60 EUR per day, and the whole summer camp costs 250–340 EUR.

NOTE: The prices shown on our website are subject to change.

Training calendar

Registration is open for entry into the English language ‘Holistic Training’ group. Training will start on the 30th of September 2021 and is taught by Tiina Pedak.


To find the Holistic Training schedule in Estonian click HERE and in Russian click HERE.


HT, 
taught by Tiina Pedak

2021
M1: 30 September – 3  October, 4 days
M2: 2 – 5 December, 4 days

2022
M3: 27 – 30 January, 4 days
M4: 24 – 27 March, 4 days
M5: 26 – 29 May, 4 days
M6: 31 July – 5 August, summer camp for 6 days
M7: 29 September – 2 October, 4 days
M8: 30 November – 4 December, 5 days

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