Wellesley, MA, January 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The National Institute of Whole Health (www.niwh.org), pioneers of Whole Health Education® and Whole Person Health Care, today announced they have entered into a co-promotion partnership with Washington, DC-based Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the American Holistic Medical Association, based in Ohio.
The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) will be working with these organizations to co-market products and services in the interest of bringing integrative health care to a broader audience as part of a strategic effort to partner with like-minded organizations that share a common goal. NIWH now has professional relationships with nearly 50 organizations in the related fields of integrative health care.
Working with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the American Holistic Medical Association, NIWH will provide mutual discounts for members, staff and students, will co-sponsor events, engage in online cross promotion and exchange print collateral. In addition, through the alliance with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, NIWH will accept the Center’s programs as pre-requisites for their Whole Health Education, Whole Health Nutrition Education and Whole Health Coaching training programs.
“I saw that NIWH valued a humanistic approach-that emphasizes self awareness and self care-to education, health and mental health that was congruent with the vision and mission of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Their focus on whole health and self-care is very much in line with ours and what is very much needed in our healthcare system today,” said James S. Gordon, Founder & Director of The Center for Mind-Body-Medicine.
Since 1977, NIWH has provided evidence-based, integrative whole health education, delivered in a relationship-centered, whole person health focused curriculums for health care and medical professionals who desire to provide better patient care. This approach integrates the most current medical research with a natural outlook on healing and the wisdom of various spiritual teachings, all of which are grounded in integrity and compassion.
NIWH is an Accredited Provider of Continuing Professional Education through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetics Association; an approved provider of Education and Training through the U.S. Veterans Administration, approved by the Department of Higher Education; endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association; and approved to provide Continuing Professional education by several other national credentialing association includes, nurses, social workers, health educators, acupuncturists, yoga teachers and licensed nutrition professionals.
Donna Nowak, Executive Director and CEO of the American Holistic Medicine Association has this to say about NIWH, “I have been very impressed by the NIWH and its pioneering role in whole person healthcare. Their 30+ year track record of high-quality educational programs, and a mission that is closely aligned with our own, makes the National Institute of Whole Health an ideal partner for AHMA. I respect their commitment to providing the very best evidence-based, scientific curriculums which integrate holistic principals and natural health science. This is a winning combination that is helping transform conventional/allopathic healthcare to a more patient-centered model that recognizes the mind-body-spirit-environment connection.”
The AHMA was founded in 1978 to unite licensed physicians who practice holistic medicine. It is the oldest holistic medicine organization of its kind, and many of today's national leaders in holistic medicine got their start as members of the AHMA. Since its first meeting in Denver, Colorado, the AHMA has continued to strive toward creating fellowship and collaboration among practitioners and those they work with - bringing an understanding of how the mind, the body and the spirit all have a part to play in healing.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine. The Center is working to create a more effective, comprehensive and compassionate model of healthcare and health education. The Center’s model combines the precision of modern science with the wisdom of the world’s healing traditions, to help health professionals heal themselves, their patients and clients, and their communities.
About the National Institute of Whole Health
Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Wellesley, MA, the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH) offers the most respected and credentialed integrative whole health certification programs in the US. NIWH’s offerings include a Norman Cousins Award nominated Best Practice model – the Whole Health Education certification program, a Whole Health Educator program for Nurses, endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association, a Nutrition Educator certification program and a Whole Health Coaching certification program which can be completed in-person or via DVD distance learning. Recognized nationally as the pioneers of Whole Health Education®, the school has instructed thousands of students from varying health occupations from all over the U.S., and now offers DVD distance learning with students located on five continents. For more information, visit www.niwh.org or call (888) 354-HEAL (4325).
NIWH Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, (877) 718-4604 x2, email@example.com.