Jonathan Isaac Robison PhD, MS

Certificate Training Seminar


YOU ARE TIRED of trying to “get people” to change…YOU ARE FRUSTRATED because people don’t keep their weight off, don’t stay on their diet plans and don’t stick with their exercise programs…

YOU WANT TO KNOW how the latest scientific findings support a radically different understanding of health, illness and the process of change…

YOU WANT TO LEARN more effective and compassionate approaches for truly helping the people you serve…

YOU BELIEVE there is so much more to being healthy than eating broccoli, drinking bottled water and jogging…



is For You


Traditionally, health professionals attempt to “motivate” people to change certain behaviors in order to ward off disease.  Primary attention is given to the physical determinants of disease, and the most common form of motivation is fear.  Unhealthy habits are identified, and individuals engage in behavior modification programs that reward them for substituting more appropriate behaviors.  Unfortunately, the research does not support that these types of strategies lead to positive, long-term behavior change. In addition, these approaches are increasingly in conflict with the new holistic understandings regarding health, illness, healing and the process of change.  This Certificate Training Seminar challenges health professionals to re-think the traditional focus of health education/promotion programs as well as their own personal philosophies of health.  Limitations of traditional strategies will be examined and an alternative, holistic approach for helping people create health and support healing will be presented in detail. Practical applications of this new information for health professionals in worksite, community and clinical settings will be explored. Upon successful completion, a Certificate of Completion will be provided for each individual.

Objectives: Upon conclusion of this Certificate Training Program, participants will be able to:
1)    Compare and contrast mechanistic, reductionist with holistic, ecological  philosophies of health, illness and the process of healing.

2)    Discuss the historical foundations and limitations of traditional approaches to health education and promotion.

3)    Describe and discuss the conceptual bases and advantages of an alternative, holistic approach to health education and promotion

4)    Compare and contrast the role of the health professional in traditional vs. holistic approaches

5)    Begin to Implement holistic approaches to health education and promotion in worksite, community and clinical settings.

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