A Holistic Approach!

Program Core beliefs

The Holistic Healing Program (HHP) Program is intended to expose participants to alternative healing and enhance mind, body, spirit, and emotional connections through education and camaraderie.

Credentialed volunteers:

Jane Garcia- Chief Mental Health Officer & Headmaster of Mentoring (Ph.D. Candidate)


Renae Ogle-Master Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Mental Healthcare Advisor


Dr. Jessyca Franco-Chavez, N.D.- Chief Integrative Medicine Officer & Headmaster of Holistic Healing Program

Karen Janusz-Nutritionist & Holistic Healing Expert

SCNM Student Collaboration

Seeking SCNM Student Volunteers for Community Service Hour fulfillment Through Student – Veteran Mentorship Relations

Goal: To offer collaboration with the SCNM student community, especially those interested in veterans services with Creative Drill Sergeants, a Non-Profit Expressive Arts Academy that serves our veteran community in Phoenix, AZ.  We seek to gain SCNM certification of community service hours for SCNM students in a certified community service/ training facility in order to fulfill student (community service) hours and help future ND’s become trained to teach their own naturopathic derived curriculum in a comfortable and mentor-trained setting.

Timeline: Fall Curriculum calendar start date October 1st, 2017

  • Suggested volunteer parameters and requirements:
    1. Volunteer time:
      1. 4-hour time frame minimums / per month / per student

  1. Volunteer services involvement will include one of the following 3 areas (i-iii):
    1. Involvement with the Naturopathic guided Holistic Healing Program (HHP)- volunteer required service: as a student volunteer at the CDS Phoenix facility students will focus on naturopathic related activities/projects listed below and will serve in the capacity as student teacher/curriculum developer and/ or teaching assistant for an HHP approved workshop/program.
      • HHP included curriculum, but not limited to:
        • Nutritional education and counseling
        • Mind-Body techniques: Reiki healing, meditation workshops and lifestyle integration counseling.
        • Aromatherapy workshops
        • Movement expression- Martial Arts, Tao-omm Chi gong, Hatha Yoga
        • Homeopathy
        • Botanical Medicine- Container Gardening skills
        • Lifestyle medicine skills – Integration into community, personal stylist makeover, Resume workshop
        • Real Estate Skills- housing, renting, investment strategy.
        • Family based, women’s health,  and pediatric centered care

  1. Involvement with Expressive Arts Program workshops- volunteer required service: as a student volunteer at the CDS Phoenix facility students will focus on naturopathic related activities/projects listed below and will serve in the capacity as student teacher/curriculum developer and/ or teaching assistant for an EAP approved workshop/program.
    • EAP curriculum includes, but not limited to:
      • Creative Art Expression- Zentangle © , Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, sculpting, drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, metal fabrication, advanced metal design.

    • Curriculum development volunteer required service:
      • Minimum of 1 1/2 hour prep time to develop approved HHP or EAP curriculum.
      • Final curriculum approval by CDS Board or Headmaster in charge to be taught at a TBD date.

 

  • Note: full ownership of curriculum is the original work of the individual student, CDS to be approved to offer the curriculum at the owner’s discretion and signed agreement for sole purpose of workshop/teaching event.

 

    • Student Teaching required service:
      • Minimum 2 1/2 hour lecture/workshop time to the CDS veteran community
      • One-on-One on-site or on-line guidance by a CDS Board Member or Professional Mentor.

 

  • Note: Student developed curriculum can be taught at CDS Workshops (depending on how many SCNM Students volunteers dictates how many workshops will be offered each month)

 

    1. Involvement with Community Outreach -Volunteer required service:
      • Goal to increase veteran workshop attendance by promoting HHP/EAP programs within their network.
      • Develop documentation, marketing material or on-line marketing material/ ideas/strategy to increase awareness and participation in CDS HHP/EAP workshops/events

 

  • Note: Any printed documents and marketing material to be supplied by CDS.

 

  1. Verification of hours:
    1. All CDS-SCNM student community service volunteer paperwork to be signed and approved by the Headmaster of Naturopathic Medicine to satisfy requirements for SCNM volunteer service hour /log sheet per month.

 

Holistic Healing Program (HHP)

Healing Our Community by Bridging the Gaps in Modern Healthcare

Program Description: Naturopathic Medicine Program   

  • Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession that recognizes an individualized approach to health by emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimization of health by engaging in naturopathic modalities and therapeutic methods that support the body’s inherent self-healing process.    
  • Naturopathic medicine, sometimes referred to as Naturopathy is rooted in tradition that includes modern-day medical models, scientific, and empirical methods.  
  • The practice of naturopathy is an integral part of today’s health care because it focuses on disease prevention and total health that encompassing all components of body, mind, and soul.

Naturopathic guided HHP includes, but not limited to:

Nutritional education and counseling

        • Mind-Body techniques: Reiki healing, meditation workshops and lifestyle integration counseling.
        • Aromatherapy workshops
        • Movement expression- Martial Arts, Chi gong, Aroma Hatha Yoga
        • Homeopathy
        • Botanical Medicine- Container Gardening skills
        • Lifestyle medicine skills – Integration into community, personal stylist makeover, Resume workshop
        • Real Estate Skills- housing, renting, investment strategy.
        • Family-based and pediatric centered care
  • Consumers, such as the veteran community, seek safe and practical alternatives to traditional medicine which are captivated by naturopathy practice.
  • CDS supports the alternative healing ideology and naturopathic medicine integration into its Expressive Arts philosophy for our veterans’ and their families by combining this naturopathic approach with its Holistic Healing Program and making it available and accessible.
  • CDS’ Holistic Healing Program strives to provide a standard of care in a safe environment in order to create a health professional-mentored relationship within our veteran community while focusing on integrative practices for all facets of a healthy life.  We want to heal our community by bridging the gaps in a modern healthcare system.

Naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutrition-focused medicine, botanical medicine, physical medicine, public health and lifestyle awareness, hygiene, counseling, minor surgery, homeopathy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, prescription medication, intravenous and injection therapy, and naturopathic obstetrics.

The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=59

  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non-Nocere): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
    • Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
    • Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
    • Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.
  • Prevention: Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.

From a veteran’s perspective, naturopathic medicine provides an effective alternative to traditional medicine, but cannot be easily obtained from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  Making naturopathic medicine ideology and practice accessible and available through our HHP and EAIO Program serves to strengthen the CDS Mission and Vision for healing our Veterans’ families as cohesive units. Naturopathic Ideology and Practice is important because:        

  •         It is a holistic healthcare model, which many Veterans need as an alternative to traditional Western medicine. Instead of focusing on a single symptom, Naturopathy focuses on restoring an individual’s physiological, psychological, and spiritual balance.  
  •         Naturopathy is a more cost-effective than traditional medicine. Veterans, like any other consumer, is looking to make sure they get the most for their money.       
  •         The treatment uses natural substances instead of chemical-based pharmaceutical products. This alternative is better for most because it reduces the side effects of medications, as well as the complications that may occur with drug interactions of multiple medications.   
  •         Sometimes, a veteran’s psychological challenges may manifest as physical symptoms. On the other hand, some of their physical challenges may also be manifested in psychological symptoms. Therefore, having a holistic model, like the one practiced by naturopathic doctors, may be more beneficial in promoting wellness as it identifies the unique aspects of each patient and then employs non-toxic natural therapies to restore physiological, psychological and structural balance.
  •         Naturopathic medicine complements our Mission because we see healing as a holistic mind-body healing process that looks at everyone as an individual and recognizes specific organ system dysfunction, as well as a whole.  Engaging in Creative Expressive Arts provides a natural and safe way to release negative energy and process both positive and traumatic experiences. The practice of restoring the mind-body balance is essential to the naturopathic framework so that the person can heal and function as a healthy contributing member of society. This ultimately fits our Mission and Vision for CDS, as well as the standard care model of naturopathic medical providers.

Exposure to Holistic Healing Program (HHP)

Headmaster: Jessyca Franco-Chavez, NMD. (Naturopathic Doctor)

Phone: 575-915-2055 (c)

Email: doctorinthehealinghouse@gmail.com

Job description & duties as Headmaster of Naturopathic Medicine for CDS:

  • Implement and structure protocols that meet Naturopathic medicine and lifestyle counseling techniques.
  • Implement and derive naturopathic taught philosophies and integrate holistic modalities for healing through counseling, workshops, retreats, and focused based group or individualized medicine approaches.
  • Focusing on HHP derived professional agreements, curriculum template implementation and HHP volunteer coordination and correspondence for physical, mental, and emotional health for the ultimate understanding and goal toward optimal function and well being for veterans and their families.
  • Implement Holistic Health Program professionals/practitioner guidance for physical and mental/emotional health models and curriculum within approved HHP modalities and concentrations.
  • Procure Naturopathic student / Integrative medicine support, volunteers, student aids, and student teachers for integration and implementation of HHP derived curriculum to effectively teach and relate approved HHP or EAP curriculum.
  • Implement student-based teaching template modules and oversee student-led curriculum.

Program Core beliefs

The Holistic Healing Program (HHP) Program is intended to expose participants to alternative medicine and enhance mind, body, spirit, and emotions connections through education and camaraderie.

Start program – October 2nd

Curriculum Components

Component 1: Spiritual Beliefs: be present without devaluing the beliefs of others

Meet clients where they are spiritually.  

Understand their beliefs

Component 2: Real world outlet to teach

Leadership training under professional instructors (12 intelligence)

Curriculum/Pediatric components

Emotional Intelligence

Spatial Relationships

Lifestyle medicines

 

Workshops: Naturopathic Philosophies and Holistic Modalities for Healing

Headmaster Jessyca Franco-Chavez, NMD., (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)

Naturopathic Philosophies and Practices

-Homeopathic – Herbal medications, essential oils

-Therapy Physical/Recreational with Experienced therapists/practitioners

-Diet/Nutrition – Diabetes

Mentorship/ Mental Health Program Core beliefs and Components

The Mental Health/Mentoring Program is intended to enhance mind and body connections through education, leadership skills, family healing, and camaraderie.

Components

Component 1: Mental Health

             -Life/coping skills

-Spatial Relationships

-consider safe space between people

-step back – physical space

-Mindful – define personal space 2’

-Conversation

-Are you in someone’s personal space?

-Signs of discomfort

-Physical Cues – non-verbal/verbal

Component 2: Mentoring (Goal Setting/Goal Planning/Goal Execution)

-Mentoring:  Learning/Program

-Goal setting and creating a plan to reach goals

-Student healthy lifestyle

-Focus Identification

   – What are your spiritual beliefs?

                             – How do your goals align with your spiritual beliefs?

               – Distinguishing Interpersonal and professional goals with Headmaster

Make-over Days-Provide hair, makeup, male-grooming, clothing, and other needed items to give each veteran the self-esteem for job-seeking and overall increases in well-being

Zentangle Workshops-

Container Gardening-

Once a month meeting with Headmaster or Mentor to assess goal maintenance and progression.

Headmaster of Holistic Healing Program, Dr. Franco-Chavez.

She is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. “Naturopathic Medicine is a unique profession that encompasses treating the patient as an individual while looking toward the entire body for understanding patient health, not just treating the signs and symptoms that a disease may display. While treating the actual cause of illness and patient concern, the entire organism is regarded, this, in turn, minimizes the occurrence of symptoms and healing of the body can take place. Naturopathic physicians emphasize prevention and natural approaches using combined integrative therapies that encompass traditional allopathic medical science models and physiologic understandings while implementing the naturopathic modalities, which include: acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, physical medicine, nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, botanical medicine, mind-body therapy and minor surgery.  We use the science behind natural therapeutics with regard to clinical based research design.  We are experts in understanding the philosophy of integrative medicine as well as cultivate the practice of diagnosing to not only treat but prevent illness.”

Brain Fitness Workshop with Karen Janusz
Have Fun While Increasing Mental Muscle!
This innovative workshop will give you an opportunity to explore and exercise your magnificent
brain. We now know that the adult brain retains the characteristic of plasticity, its capacity to
specialize and grow. With this knowledge, we can slow down the degenerative cognitive loss
that is commonly associated with aging. During this Brain Fitness-Neurobics Session, we will
access the different intelligences and incorporate exercises that activate the functions of the
brain. This process increases neurogenesis (the ability to increase brain cells, and dendrites),
thereby improving memory.
Holistic Healing Expert, Karen Janusz.

Karen Janusz is a Certified Nutritionist through the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN), an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor, a Certified Brain Fitness Facilitator through the American Senior Fitness Association of America, and a Reiki and Reflexology Practitioner.
Ms. Janusz has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over 25 years in Phoenix, AZ and has been instrumental in improving the quality of life and health for hundreds of clients through proper nutrition, exercise, behavior modification, aromatherapy, and mind-body-spirit modalities. She has extensive experience in the fitness industry both as a Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Supervisor at the Boulders Resort and Spa for 15 years, in management at Hi-Health for 12 years, and in management, sales and training at International Health Spa for 8 years. Her holistic approach to health includes traditional protocols e.g. body composition testing, blood pressure checks, as well as the advanced proprietary Zyto technology which creates a 14-18 page report showing various digital signatures that represent a body’s preferences for supplements, essential oils, and body systems that are out of balance. It also indicates specific therapies that can help bring a person back into balance physically, mentally, and emotionally. Ms. Janusz lectures and conducts workshops on topics related to health and nutrition and is available for private counseling and coaching as well as group sessions. Helping individuals regain their health physically, mentally, and emotionally is Karen’s primary goal. Her passion is to help her clients achieve and maintain optimal health. Ms. Janusz’s hobbies are playing the piano and organ, hiking, working out, and reading. Her favorite times are spent with her family, her children, and grandchildren.
Member of Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Member of Holistic Referral Network
Member of Simply Networking North Valley
Organist/pianist at Christ Anglican Church in Cavecreek, AZ

yoga
Headmaster Jane Garcia, (Ph.D. candidate)

Mentorship/ Mental Health Program Core beliefs and Components
The Mental Health/Mentoring Program is intended to enhance mind and body connections through education, leadership skills, family healing, and camaraderie.

Components
Component 1: Mental Health
 -Life/coping skills
-Spatial Relationships
-consider safe space between people
-step back – physical space
-Mindful – define personal space 2’
-Conversation
-Are you in someone’s personal space?
-Signs of discomfort
-Physical Cues – non-verbal/verbal

Component 2: Mentoring (Goal Setting/Goal Planning/Goal Execution)
-Mentoring:  Learning/Program
-Goal setting and creating a plan to reach goals
-Student healthy lifestyle
-Focus Identification
– What are your spiritual beliefs?
– How do your goals align with your spiritual beliefs
– Distinguishing Interpersonal and professional goals with Headmaster

Vice President and Headmaster of Mentoring Program, Jane Garcia.

She served in the US Army for ten years. After exiting from military service, she became a science educator working at different levels of the k-12 school system. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction. Her areas of research interest are women veterans’ issues and education.

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