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Possibilities for Obtaining a Chiropractic Education and Career

Making the decision to obtain a higher education from an accredited chiropractic school or educational program will require that more information be obtained. Students can learn about the possibilities for obtaining a chiropractic education and career by looking into the programs that offer the quality training that is desired. An education in this field will offer students a variety of opportunities to allow them the chance to receive the skills and knowledge that will be vital to their career. Studies can be completed at different levels to help them work their way up to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic.

When preparing for training in the chiropractic field, students should make sure they enroll in an accredited school to receive the best education. Training is available to those who are looking to enter the field prepared for a number of careers. Students can earn an undergraduate degree in a similar area to help prepare them for entrance into a doctoral degree program. Training in total can take somewhere around eight years to complete. This will help students to gain the knowledge that they will need to build the skills for success in a variety of professions.

Career opportunities exist in numerous areas for those who are looking into obtaining the education needed to enter employment in this field. Possibilities can include finding employment as a professional:

  • Chiropractor
  • Natural Healer
  • Massage Therapist

Enrolling in a program that offers this type of career preparation can help students to obtain the skills that are necessary to carry out tasks related to the adjustment of the spine. This will help to relieve pain and stress related to spinal and other skeletal issues. Students can learn the techniques by completing all of the required coursework and hands training.

Coursework that is offered within this field will be available to students in order for them to prepare for an exciting career. Studies can include different topics to help students learn how to work in this field of study. Students can learn natural healing, spinal anatomy, safety and sanitation, human biology, and a variety of other subjects relative to the career that each student wished to pursue. Coursework will also provide the chance to study massage therapy, nutrition, philosophy, microbiology, neurology, social sciences, and more. Student can start by researching programs that offer the training and coursework they desire and need to be successful chiropractic professionals.

Accredited chiropractic colleges are able to supply students with a quality educational training experience. The Council on Chiropractic Education ( http://www.cce-usa.org/ ) and other accrediting agencies can fully accredited the schools, colleges, and degree programs that provide the best education. Students can learn the skills that will be utilized to provide an alternative form of therapy and medicine to help others find relief. Researching programs and requesting additional information will help them to learn what options exist for them. Students can find the school or college that meets their needs and enroll today.

DISCLAIMER: Above is a GENERIC OUTLINE and may or may not depict precise methods, courses and/or focuses related to ANY ONE specific school(s) that may or may not be advertised on HolisticJunction.com.

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Options for Pursuing an Online Metaphysical Education and Career

Metaphysical studies are based on the world and the nature of being and knowing. Those who wish to enter into a career in this field can do so by gaining an online education. Enrollment in an online school or college can help students gain the education they need to seek the career of their dreams. Accredited metaphysical training can be completed at various levels of study ranging from a bachelor’s to a doctorates degree. Training will cover various topics that relate to a number of specialized careers. Students can start by researching the options for pursuing an online metaphysical education and career.

Bachelor

Students who are looking to gain a bachelor degree in the field of metaphysics can expect to spend four years on training. Studies will cover all topics related to study at this level. Coursework may consist of learning meditation, mysticism, natural philosophy, universal science, and other related subjects. With a bachelor degree in this field, students can expect to find employment in metaphysical history, religious philosophy, and much more. Training will require students to complete all required coursework online in order to obtain their degree. Those who are looking to further education can do so by enrolling in a master degree training program.

Master

Training for a master level degree in metaphysics can be done by completing an additional two years of accredited online schooling. Studies will cover various topics that relate to the specific area each student chooses to work in. Subjects may cover ontology, natural philosophy, philosophy of perception, and many other relevant topics. Online schools and colleges can provide the accredited training students need to gain the skills for a successful career. Possible careers can include working in esoteric studies, spiritual philosophy, and much more. Training can also be completed at the doctoral degree level for those looking to pursue a higher education.

Doctoral

When looking to gain a doctoral level of education in the metaphysical field, students can enroll in an accredited online educational training program. Online studies typically require students to complete an additional our years of study in various topics related to their desired career. Possible studies may consist of courses in holistic healing, universal science, philosophy of religion, and much more. By gaining an accredited education from an online metaphysical school, students will be ready to enter the workforce and pursue the career they desire.

Accredited educational study is available to offer students the career preparation they need and deserve. Schools and colleges that carry full accreditation are approved to provide the best quality education available. Agencies like the World Metaphysical Association ( http://www.worldmeta.org/ ) are approved to fully accredit qualifying programs. Students can start the path to an exciting new career in this field by researching various online metaphysical degree programs and requesting more information, in order to find the one that fits their individual needs. Start by choosing a program and enrolling in the one that best fits your training needs today.

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Preparing Your Dog During Your Pregnancy For Your Baby – Avoid Jealousy-Anxiety and Train For Safety

Why

Over the years I’ve worked with countless dog-owning young couples with feelings so strong for their dogs that they could not imagine those feelings could be any stronger for a child. However, when they became pregnant they found released from within an even greater capacity for love. An accompanying byproduct of this heightened state is a fierce, innate, hard wired need to provide the safest of environments for their child. From that moment and for many years to come they know that all decisions will revolve around the impact they will have on their child. That first pregnancy launches a furied time of preparation part of which is includes an evaluation of their current environment from its baby-friendly perspective. What was once just a means to access the basement they realize is now a path of potential danger that must be addressed. What was once just a cupboard to store cleaning supplies is now a reservoir of peril. What was once ‘their dog’ is about to become the ‘family dog’ and regardless of their devotion consideration is given to potential for conflict however minor. Based on past experience some dog owners will be aware of the possibility of jealousy or anxiety however many will not be aware of the potential for either that the addition of a baby can uniquely elicit. Others have little worry about conflict based on malice or fear but much to worry about regarding unruliness. Behavior that could once be worked around; they realize will by necessity need to be addressed. Outside of injury due to unruliness, statistics confirm that an objective eye is warranted and that each dog should be assessed for its baby-friendly status. According to many high profile sources one out of two children is bitten by a dog before reaching the age of twelve and dog bites are greater health problem for children in the US, than measles, mumps, and whooping cough combined. For most dog owners though the risk their dog brings is due more to sheer unruliness than meanness of spirit. However either way intervention before the dramatic change in lifestyle that accompanies the birth of a child is becoming more common amongst dog owning expectant couples.

Myths

My initial interest in infant safety around dogs stems from the prenatal class I took in preparation for the birth of my first son. The nurse teaching the class was asked what precautions should be taken when the expectant parent was also a dog owner. The recommendation offered by the nurse that expectant moms and dads could help prevent future jealousy or anxiety by introducing a baby doll into the house hold, and simulate day to day interaction with an infant. This would entail cuddling, carrying, bathing, dressing, etc. I have read this as well on countless websites and in articles like this one and books. To a layperson this might make sense. However, children’s toys, including baby dolls, are made from the same material as is found in many dog toys. After over 20 years working with thousands of dogs I can say with confidence that the keen senses of a dog are not going to be fooled into connecting a baby doll with a true baby and thereby acclimatizing it. However some have been known to make a grab for the baby doll as if it were another plastic toy gift from their owners creating unnecessary worry for the parents to be. Another well-meaning myth is that bringing home an infant’s hospital blanket will introduce the dog to its scent and somehow make it easier for the dog to accept the baby when it arrives. Where this advice originally came from remains a mystery but it certainly did not come from a professional. Any behaviorist, psychiatrist or psychologist knows that if desensitization is to have a desired outcome it is a slow incremental process. The idea that a sniff of a blanket might temper the sensory impact that an infant will have is the equivalent of expecting that a glance of the ultrasound image will realistically prepare an expectant mother for her labor experience let alone the impact of all that will follow once she brings her child home. Fortunately, there are much better options to turn to that will help a dog make the transition from being an ‘only child.’

Reality – Some Dogs You Can Change, Some You Cannot

Cohabitation between humans and dogs has existed for thousands of years. However, for better and worse, over the last century the nature of the relationship has changed significantly. Dogs are no longer just a means to an end for securing food, herding and protecting livestock, and protecting home and hearth. For many of us, they have become family members. The upside is that a dog is one of the few things that you can pour a little love into once in a while and harvest back an endless stream of unconditional love. The down side is that as well-meaning as we might be, many of the signals we now send our dogs confuse them as to who should be the teacher and who should be the student and without this stability they often unnecessarily develop behaviors that range from the annoyance of unruly behavior to becoming actual safety liabilities. Expectant dog owning parents should keep in mind that over the last few decades many of the breeding protocols that lead to a physically and mentally balanced dog have become the exception rather than the rule. Also, training methodologies have changed such that many dog trainers now erroneously believe and so advise their clients that even the slightest discipline will make a dog’s behavior worse and so they recommend all-positive, all the time training. This in spite of the irrefutable evidence provided by every parenting dog, wolf, ape or human that the skills to survive and thrive in the real world come through both positive and negative. The end result of these poor breeding and training practices is that many expectant parents find themselves with a dog with characteristics that can impact the equilibrium of the household from a child’s safety. Some of these situations can be resolved by switching to a more realistic training model while others where the dog’s temperament has been more seriously impacted by breeding and training conventions can create anxiety and concern in the expectant parent.

Early Intervention Whether for the Unruly or the Uncomfortable Dog

Armed with fact rather then myth expectant parents can assess where and why their dog might need their assistance and how either through their own efforts or along with a professional’s develop a strategy that balances their dog’s needs with their baby’s safety. I have found in the countless assessments I have done for expectant parents that every household can benefit by learning more on how their dog sees the world and makes connections that lead to joy and anxiety. Sometimes it is as simple as learning how to teach baby friendly obedience such as ‘Stay on Your Mat’ or a proper heel and recall so that opportunities to properly exercise their dog and thereby relive its stress can be taken advantage of more often once the baby has arrived. In other situations we discovered that due to circumstances beyond the control of its owners, typically the result of breeding or early socialization, the dog had some yellow or red flag characteristics. In some situations these were addressable, in others they were not. Unfortunately other then the traditional mythical advice outlined above there is in prenatal education very little practical advice for dog owning expectant parents. Never the less, forewarned is forearmed and consideration as to how a dog and a baby might affect each other should become as an important part of prenatal preparation experience as learning the safest of car seats, cribs, strollers and any other factor that might impact an infant’s well being.