Who is this course for?
This Advanced Training Pathway is available to students and graduates of the FNTP Diploma program as post graduate advanced specialization option. As this builds on the foundational knowledge and thinking pathways which are learning in the Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program.
This program is for practitioners currently working with clients, who want to specialise in supporting their Gray Area Drinking clients.
If you are a coach and a former Gray Area Drinker- welcome, you'll love this training! However, you must have 12+ months of continuous sobriety (if drinking was a problem for you) before enrolling in this training.
The world we live in tends to think about alcohol consumption in terms of black & white. As coach or healthcare practitioner, you’re probably pretty aware of addiction and sobriety. You know the stereotypical signs, you have some tools, and you’re familiar with the stumbling blocks.
But what about that level of drinking that looks normal? It can be passed off as social and doesn't come with a rock bottom, but is still unhealthy for the people doing it. Welcome to the world of gray area drinking.
What is Gray Area Drinking?
If you have clients in front of you on a daily basis, you’re working with gray area drinkers – whether you realize it or not. Gray Area drinkers are people who frequently drink more than they want to be drinking.
This means they’re exhibiting a lot of the symptoms associated with excessive drinking like weight and sleep issues, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. But, they almost always slip through the cracks when it comes to getting the support they need.
Often the clients themselves aren’t entirely sure whether their drinking is a problem, and you’re stuck with tools that aren’t nuanced enough to pick up on the signs and start the conversation.
Seriously, if you want to run an experiment, instead of asking the usual “How many standard drinks do you have a week?” Try asking “When was the last time you took a break from alcohol?” This reveals so much more about your client’s relationship with alcohol, and its impact on their health.
What is 'The Nourish Method'?
It is the only professional development program offering real-world resources, recorded sessions (with real clients!), plus the science behind the problem and the solution. So practitioners like you can specialize and implement in just 7 weeks.
What you get in this training?
The course will include -
You will also learn how to
And, you'll be learning from an instructor certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching and The Association for Addiction Professionals.
Who is the Instructor?
Your course creator and instructor is Jolene Park, a functional nutritionist, health coach, somatic yoga instructor, TED speaker and former gray area drinker.
Jolene has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education in functional nutrition since 1999, facilitated corporate wellness workshops since 2004, and provided nutrition consultations for patients in internal medicine, neurology and family practice clinics since 2009. She has gone on to coach hundreds of high achieving professionals through their own gray area recovery process since 2016.
The Tuition for the course is $7,500 USD for 2024. When you mention you are an NTA Graduate you will receive a discount code and your rate for Tuition will be $5,900 USD.