What is the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program?

The Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program developed and led by functional nutritionist and author, Dr. Deanna Minich, is a 12-week, online certification program for health practitioners who would like to offer an integrated science-based and personal growth-focused approach to their client’s health. The course includes lectures, interactive webinars, case studies, and a tool kit containing numerous forms and a substantial protocol guide, to assist clients in working with food, eating, and lifestyle modalities.

It is designed for health practitioners who have always wanted to implement a holistic therapeutic intervention, but have not found a cohesive framework to work with that included both a scientific basis, together with the recognition of creativity, emotions, and mind-body medicine in the healing process.

The next course will begin in June 2017.

What is included in the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program?

During your 12-week online journey through the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program, you'll find all the resources and support you need to help you excel and flourish. Each program includes:

Program Curriculum

The CFSP Program's foundation is the 7 Systems of Health. Download your free PDF on the 7 systems.

Week 1:
The System

Understand the fundamentals of the Food & Spirit system – philosophy and process

1. Introduction to the Food & Spirit paradigm of bridging opposites for maximum impact

2. Walk the authentic talk: Adopting a congruent lifestyle as a Food & Spirit Practitioner

3. Understanding the 7 Aspects of the Self: Endocrine glands (physiological) and symbolic themes (psychological)

4. The Food & Spirit Process: CADIT (Collect, Analyze, Discuss, Initiate, Track

Week 2:
The Consultation

Learn how to engage the client in the initial consultation & utilize Food & Spirit Assessment tools to collect information on eating & living behaviors

1. The initial Food & Spirit consultation

2. How to collect information on eating & living behaviors from a client through the Food & Spirit Assessments: Food & Spirit Intake Form; Whole Self Questionnaire; and the Food & Spirit Daily Life Log

Week 3:
The Assessment

Learn how to analyze client information using the Food & Spirit Assessment Form and determine the client's Food & Spirit Aspect imbalances

1. How to analyze client information within the Food & Spirit assessment form

2. How to find the source of patient imbalances in one of 7 Food & Spirit Aspects

3. Assessment of Food & Spirit Aspects: ROOT, FLOW, FIRE, LOVE, TRUTH, INSIGHT, SPIRIT

Week 4:
The Plan

Learn how to initiate tailored Food & Spirit Plan with client

1. How to discuss findings & initiate plan with client

2. Overview of food, dietary supplement & lifestyle plans – tailoring to the individual

3. Introduction to the Food & Spirit Nourish Your Whole Self affirmation cards and client workbook

Week 5:
The Root

Learn how to identify issues of the Root and apply Food & Spirit-designed tools, techniques, and therapeutic essentials

1. Understand the Root Aspect of the Self, including the Subgroups

2. The Root Case Study

3. Identify patterns and client issues in the Root through Food & Spirit Tool Kit

4. Employ therapeutic plans for the Root

Week 6:
The Flow

Learn how to identify issues of the Flow and apply Food & Spirit-designed tools, techniques, and therapeutic essentials

1. Understand the Flow Aspect of the Self, including the Subgroups

2. The Flow Case Study

3. Identify patterns and client issues in the Flow through Food & Spirit Tool Kit

4. Employ therapeutic plans for the Flow

Week 7:
The Fire

Learn how to identify issues of the Fire and apply Food & Spirit-designed tools, techniques, and therapeutic essentials

1. Understand the Fire Aspect of the Self, including the Subgroups

2. The Fire Case Study

3. Identify patterns and client issues in the Fire through Food & Spirit Tool Kit

3. Employ therapeutic plans for the Fire

Week 8:
The Love

Learn how to identify issues of the Love and apply Food & Spirit-designed tools, techniques, and therapeutic essentials

1. Understand the Love Aspect of the Self, including the Subgroups

2. The Love Case Study

3. Identify patterns and client issues in the Love through Food & Spirit Tool Kit

3. Employ therapeutic plans for the Love

Week 9:
The Truth

Learn how to identify issues of the Truth and apply Food & Spirit-designed tools, techniques, and therapeutic essentials

1. Understand the Truth Aspect of the Self, including the Subgroups

2. The Truth Case Study

3. Identify patterns and client issues in the Truth through Food & Spirit Tool Kit

3. Employ therapeutic plans for the Truth

Week 10:
The Insight

Learn how to identify issues of the Insight and apply Food & Spirit-designed tools, techniques, and therapeutic essentials

1. Understand the Insight Aspect of the Self, including the Subgroups

2. The Insight Case Study

3. Identify patterns and client issues in the Insight through Food & Spirit Tool Kit

3. Employ therapeutic plans for the Insight

Week 11:
The Spirit

Learn how to identify issues of the Spirit and apply Food & Spirit-designed tools, techniques, and therapeutic essentials

1. Understand the Spirit Aspect of the Self, including the Subgroups

2. The Spirit Case Study

3. Identify patterns and client issues in the Spirit through Food & Spirit Tool Kit

3. Employ therapeutic plans for the Spirit

Week 12:
The Progress

Learn how to track progress in your client and how to build your Food & Spirit practice

1. How to continue to track progress and continue to catalyze change in your client

2. Practice management: Building your Food & Spirit practice

3. Develop ways to build your Food & Spirit clinical practice


Who can become a Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner?

Practitioners who enroll come from all over the world, ready to change the world with integrated healing arts in the 21st century. You can be a healer, educator, health/life coach, nutritionist, dietitian, nurse, doctor, naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, massage therapist, and more.

Our program is by application only. We ask that you have a general foundation and knowledge of human physiology and nutrition. We also ask that your scope of practice includes providing health education to clients. We do accept participants who are not health practitioners. However, non-health practitioners can only take the course as personal development, and cannot use the material to treat others. To finalize certification, all participants must complete the 12-week course and successfully pass a final exam and submit a case study. Think you might be a good fit?

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Can I Get Continuing Education Credit?

We are proud to announce that by joining the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program you will also qualify for Continuing Education Credits through the following partners:

ANCB: 10 CEUS

Yoga Alliance: 18 Training Hours

BCNS approved 18 CEs for CNS

NANP: 30 CEUs

NTOI: 20 CDPs

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