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ATHARVA VEDA PSYCHOLOGY & LIFESTYLE COUNSELING CERTIFICATE

 

ATHARVA VEDA PSYCHOLOGY & LIFESTYLE COUNSELING CERTIFICATE

Most East Indians consider the four ancient texts known as the Vedas to be the oldest and most important scriptures in all of India. The Vedas -- a Sanskrit word meaning “knowledge” -- are said to have been written by seers or ancient wise men called “rishis” who, in a state of expanded awareness, cognized these truths about the mechanisms of creation and maintenance of life, the evolution of human beings, life’s purposes, and the treatment of physical, psychological, and spiritual conditions. The Atharva Veda Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling Program is designed to help students explore and learn to use ancient Vedic rituals, changes, lifestyle recommendations, and other therapeutic methods discussed in the Atharva Veda for healing purposes. The Atharva Vedia is one of the four sacred Vedic texts comprising the foundation of Indian philosophy and the one in which Ayurvedic medicine is most rooted. Treatment techniques taught in this program include mantras, changes, incantations, yogic meditation and meditation on yantras (sacred geometric compositions), gem therapy, incense therapy, Vastu (Ayurvedic geomancy or Feng Shui), creative visualization, and refined activated intentionality, along with healthy lifestyle and therapeutic uses of hatha yoga, Ayurvedic nutrition, Ayurvedic herbology, and marma point therapy. Graduates may practice as Atharva Vedic Lifestyle Counselors within the parameters of the California Health Freedom Act (see page 2 of this catalog).


 
Format: Weeknights

Hours: 690

Units: 41

Cost: $9,350

Payment Plans: Payment plans available.



Prerequisite or Corequisite Courses

 PSY 020: Theories of Personality (2 Units)

 PSY 025: Abnormal Pschology (2 Units)


 
Required Courses

 AY 010: Introduction to Ayurveda (2 Units)

 AY 015: Introduction to Ayurveda Pathophysiology & Diagnosis (4 Units)

 AY 020: Ayurvedic Philosophy & Meditational Yoga (2 Units)

 AY 025: Ayurvedic Marma Points & Acupressure (4 Units)

 AY 040: Ayurvedic Nutrition (2 Units)

 AY 045: Hatha Yoga for Health and Disease (2 Units)

 AY 050: Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine (4 Units)

 AY 060: Introduction to Vedic Astrology (2 Units)

 AY 063: Introduction to Vastu Shastra (Vedic Geomancy) (2 Units)

 AY 065: Ayurvedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling (2 Units)

 AY 070: Atharva Vedic Psychology & Lifestyle Counseling I (4 Units)

 AY 075: Atharva Vedic Psychology & Lifestyle Counseling II (4 Units)

 AY 090: Practice Management and Ethics (2 Units)

 AY 097: Atharva Vedic Psychology and Lifestyle Counseling Internship (5 Units)

PSY 020: THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (2 UNITS)

Course No: PSY 020

 Department: Psychology

 Units: 2

   

Description: This course covers the major theories of personality, including the works of Freud, Adler, Jung, Rogers, Maslow, Pavlov, Skinner, and others.

PSY 025: ABNORMAL PSCHOLOGY (2 UNITS)


Course No: PSY 025

 Department: Psychology

 Units: 2

   

Description: This course presents a survey of the study of abnormal behavior and psychopathology. Students will learn about the range and classification of abnormal behavior and theories of etiology and be introduced to several modalities of treatment. 

AY 010: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 010

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course introduces students to Ayurveda (India's 5,000-year-old medical tradition), its aims and objectives, methods of examining patients, and diagnostic and treatment methods. Students will gain a solid foundation of basic Ayurvedic principles with an appreciation of the art and science of Ayurvedic medicine.

AY 015: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS (4 UNITS)


 
Course No: AY 015

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 4

   

 Description: This course examines disease process in Ayurvedic medicine, including the causes of disease, stages of manifestation, disease pathways, classification of diseases, prognoses, and changes in the doshas and tissues in disease processes. Students will learn diagnostic methods of Ayurveda and the process of performing constitutional analysis, pulse diagnosis and urine analysis.

AY 020: AYURVEDIC PHILOSOPHY & MEDITATIONAL YOGA (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 020

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course explores the philosophical and spiritual foundations of Ayurvedic medicine. Students will investigate its roots in the Atharva Veda, one of the four ancient sacred canons of Hindu philosophy, which provides treatments for benefitting health and alleviating disease. Students will examine Ayurvedic cosmology and philosophy as embodied in Sankhya, one of the six classical schools od East Indian philosophy. The ancient art of meditational yoga, integral to the development of a healthy lifestyle and to the fulfillment of life's purpose according to Ayurveda, will also be introduced.

AY 025: AYURVEDIC MARMA POINTS & ACUPRESSURE (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 025

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 4

   

 Description: This course introduces students to Ayurvedic Marma points, which are comparable to acupoints in Chinese medicine. Students will learn locations and uses of various marmas, marma point locations and indications, and Ayurvedic techniques for stimulating them. The course also presents a comprehensive study of the basic principles of Ayurvedic acupressure massage and its uses in health and disease.

AY 040: AYURVEDIC NUTRITION (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 040

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course provides a comprehensive study of the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and the use of diet and nutritional programs in health and disease. Students will learn various Ayurvedic nutritional programs appropriate to the various doshas and various diagnoses.

AY 045: HATHA YOGA FOR HEALTH AND DISEASE (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 045

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course teaches the practice of Hatha Yoga and its benefits in health and disease. Students will be required to perform postures in at least one major approach to Hatha Yoga.

AY 050: AYURVEDIC HERBAL MEDICINE (4 UNITS)


Course No: AY 050

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 4

   

Description: In this course, students will learn about herbs as they are used in Ayurvedic medicine. Students will study Ayurvedic herbal philosophy and practices, acquiring a beginning knowledge of major Ayurvedic herbs and how they are used to benefit physical, psychological, and spiritual health and ameliorate disease.

AY 060: INTRODUCTION TO VEDIC ASTROLOGY (2 UNITS)


Course No: AY 060

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course teaches the ancient practice of Vedic astrology with a focus upon the uses of Vedic astrology in working with persons with psychological and health conditions. Students will learn the basics of laying out a Vedic astrology chart, called "Janam Kundali” which represents a person’s starting point in this life and suggests issues that might arise during the life cycle. Students will learn about various fortifying practices, including the uses of gems, mantras, balancing rituals called “yagnas,” and small acts called “shantis” designed to propitiate or soothe the impact associated with unfavorable planetary positions.

AY 063: INTRODUCTION TO VASTU SHASTRA (VEDIC GEOMANCY) (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 063

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: Vastu Shastra, the science of environmental harmony, is designed to balance one’s environment in accordance with natural laws in the universe. Students will learn information to make person’s homes and offices more harmonious and productive, ways of enhancing existing structures to maximize environmental balance, and products for improving person’s lives and environments.

AY 065: AYURVEDIC PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFESTYLE COUNSELING (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 065

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course introduces students to Ayurvedic recommendations for cleansing the body, developing healthy lifestyles, adjusting to natural forces, and using the senses, the mind, and the self in an appropriate way. Students also will learn about the energetics of consciousness, Ayurvedic therapies for the mind, and spiritual techniques used in Ayurveda.

AY 070: ATHARVA VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY & LIFESTYLE COUNSELING I (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 070

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 4

   

 Description: This course examines ancient Atharva Vedic traditions for promoting health and treating persons with lifestyle problems and psychological and health conditions with mantras, chants, incantations, and yantras (symbolic geometric compositions of energy patterns). Students will learn which procedures are used to work with persons with a variety of difficulties.

AY 075: ATHARVA VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY & LIFESTYLE COUNSELING II (4 UNITS)

Course No: AY 075

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 4

   

 Description: This course examines the uses of gem therapy, incense therapy, creative visualization, refined activated intention, and other Indo-Tibetan traditional healing rituals in working with persons to benefit their health or treat lifestyle problems and psychological and health conditions. Students will learn which techniques are useful for various conditions.

 AY 090: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND ETHICS (2 UNITS)

Course No: AY 090

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 2

   

 Description: This course covers professional ethics and business aspects relevant to an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner practice. Students will learn how to develop referral sources, maintain and release records, communicate with clients, build public relations, and manage finances.

AY 097: ATHARVA VEDIC PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFESTYLE COUNSELING INTERNSHIP (5 UNITS)

Course No: AY 097

 Department: Ayurvedic Medicine

 Units: 5

   

 Description: This internship provides students with an opportunity to practice Atharva Vedic Psychology methods and procedures learned in the classroom in a supervised clinical setting. Students are required to complete 50 hours of Ayurvedic internship, in which they complete treatments with at least 20 different patients.

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