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Demand for health coaches fuels Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant Training Course
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15 December 2011
The ongoing Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant Certificate Training Program, the second module of which will be taught in January, is well-timed. Wellness consultants are in high demand, said Dr Stuart Rothenberg, Director of Medical Education in Maharishi Ayur-Veda Association of America.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—who revived the complete knowledge of Ayurveda in the form of Maharishi Ayurveda and introduced the field to the Western world in 1984—anticipated this need for a coach or consultant whose job it was to advise and spend as much time with the patients as necessary.
Dr Rothenberg said, 'This idea has been with us for many years. Maharishi actually had courses to train health consultants in Maharishi Ayurveda going back 16-17 years.'
But only recently, a huge need has developed for a type of practitioner who can support the physician and who can spend the time to ensure the patient is fully informed.
So much of what needs to be done to create perfect health is through teaching and passing on knowledge, Dr Rothenberg mentioned, adding that Ayurveda is a knowledge-based science.
'In order to impart that knowledge to the client, to the patient, it takes someone who is willing to make a commitment to form a relationship with that individual, not only on the intellect level, but on the heart level.'
This person will 'help to motivate [patients] and inspire them over time to undertake the changes that they need to do in order to rid themselves of unhealthy habits and long-term lifestyle imbalances—and take on new behaviours and healthy habits and diet that will raise them to that higher level, to achieve their goal of perfect health.'
In the medical field today, this role is called a health or wellness coach, or health consultant.
'This is becoming a big new focus,' said Dr Rothenberg, concluding this part of his talk. 'Many leading universities are starting training programmes to create this new category of health professionals.'
Global Good News will continue to feature Dr Rothenberg's report on the Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultants Certificate Training Course.
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