Med Free Solutions Certificate Course 1: Nutritional Coaching
Learn how to be a non-medical consultant to those coming off psychiatric meds or seeking alternatives (Starts January 2019, buy now for a huge discount)
First course in the series
NOTE: This course starts in January 2019, but you'll get a big discount if you purchase now.
- Learn how to support people seeking nutritional alternatives to psychiatric meds, or who are in withdrawal and need nutritional support.This course will cover different considerations in how to support those looking to make nutritional adjustments.
- You will learn about different body types, constitutions and nutritional needs, so you can be confident (and humble) in coaching or consulting with those those seeking support to be psychiatric med free.
- You will come away armed with ideas for different body types in all 4 seasons, and in different phases of withdrawal.
- Once you are a consultant, helping people with their food choices in a way that isn't threatening, dogmatic or overwhelming is crucial.
- What are go to easy foods for withdrawal and/or for people going through a lot of trauma who may not have the focus or energy to cook?
- How can people with limited money and resources still eat well?
- Learning about nutrition for yourself, as well as for others. How can you bring more strength and harmony to your life with nutrition?
The full training is in everything I've learned in the past 15 years about professionally supporting people in alternatives to psychiatric drugs and 6 years of having a consulting business. These modules will be unrolled one at a time. This course is the first module ONLY.
You are welcome if you want to learn the info but aren't sure if you are interested in being a professional consultant. The full course will cover the ins and outs of how to consult with people seeking alternatives
Modules for Course in Alternatives to Psychiatry Consulting
- Nutritional coaching
- Herbs and Supplements
- Things to be aware of in withdrawal
- Teaching self care and self prioritization
- Creativity and uncovering the meaning and purpose in diagnosis/life of clients
- How to research online about psych meds, withdrawal etc
- Build Your Referral network
- Educating clients/families/the public about withdrawal
- Blogging and marketing
- Bringing in your personal story (even if you’re not a psychiatric survivor)
- Personal background and specific expertise (micro niche aka nutrition/intuition/yoga etc)
- Working With Families
- Logistics and Ethics
This is a list of topics we will cover-some will be grouped together or with other sub topics
Chaya Grossberg is a writer, teacher, coach and group facilitator living in Olympia, WA. She teaches classes and leads support groups for those coming off psychiatric drugs and seeking alternatives to psych drugs, and also coaches individuals in person and by phone.
She has been working as an activist for change in the “mental health” system and provided holistic mental health alternatives for the past 10 years, starting as a Freedom Center organizer for six years in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has consulted with the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community, Massachusetts PAIMI council, Windhorse Associates, and Alternative to Meds Center.
She was the Community organizer at the Mental Health Association of Portland and The assistant director of Portland Hearing Voices. She was a Warm Line specialist at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco and has had her own consulting business working with individuals and families for 5 years.
Chaya has taught at numerous conferences related to coming off psychiatric drugs including NARPA, INTAR and Alternatives. She studied creative writing and experiential education at Hampshire College, and is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor. Chaya is a psychiatric survivor and has publicly spoken, written and blogged about her experiences and perspectives. She has also written poetry and created art and performance pieces about mental diversity and the importance of educated and informed choice.
StartIntroduction to the course video (4:52)
StartIllustrated info 1
StartIllustrated info 2
StartNutrition and constitutions video part 1 (13:38)
StartNutrition and constitutions video part 2 (16:54)
StartFood Accessibility Video (6:04)
StartQuick, easy, nutritious meal ideas (images)
StartCongratulations! You've completed your first module.