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MED 370 Meditative Therapy Information


This is the fourth online course in the education program for Meditation Instructor Certification. This course brings students to a higher level of application of all concepts/theories and practices of meditation, studied in the previous three courses. The focus of this course is to teach students to use and teach modalities of meditation incorporated as meditation therapies for more specific defined purposes and outcomes.
Students will learn to apply principles for more inner-directed therapies in meditation. Types of therapies are studied, as well as specific modalities which are specifically goal-directed. Students will learn to assess for the use of specific meditation therapies as well as instruct and prepare clients for their use. Focus is on student learning, and then applicability to working with clients they are teaching meditation to. Personality types are examined and students are guided to use meditation therapies according to personality issues. Preparing clients for meditation is examined. Student’s also learn techniques to use with clients to help the clients remain calm and deal with abreactions. Issues related to client interpretations and client dreams are also studied. Students also gain more study in the use of visualizations, guided imageries, and other modalities to enhance meditation practices and theories. Modalities using active imagination are also presented.

Course Code: MED 370

Contact hours of continuing education = 20

Prerequisites: You must have successfully completed; MED 300, MED 325, and MED 355, before you may take this course.

This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Certified Meditation Instructor by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc,.

Instructor/Course Author: Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, MBA, RN,BC, CH-C,FACHE

Link to Resume: Resume

TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.

Meditative Therapy: facilitating inner-directed healing. By: Michael L. Emmons, Ph.D, and Janet Emmons, M.S. Atascadero:Impact Publishers, Inc;2000. ISBN #: 1886230110

Link to Purchase Directly from Publisher: click here

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

GRADINGYou must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 20 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by AIHCP and will be permitted one more attempt to retake the online examination.


The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637. Access information

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 20 Contact Hours.

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing  Provider # 50-11975.


The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.

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  • Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
  • Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
  • Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
  • Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
  • Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss various disease states and the benefits of meditation as an intervention.
  2. Understand the concept of psychosomatic illnesses.
  3. Define and discuss various faith-based meditation modalities.
  4. Discuss biofeedback and its use in meditation therapies.
  5. Define and discuss the energy systems, chakras and kundalini.
  6. Review concepts of states of consciousness.
  7. Define and discuss uses and techniques of “trance dances.
  8. Discuss the concept of shamans.
  9. Define and discuss the eight steps of yoga.
  10. Review and practice the postures of hatha yoga.
  11. Define and understand the use of yoga as a meditative practice.
  12. Discuss concepts of mind-body relaxation.
  13. Discuss the use of mantras related to rituals and faith-based practices.
  14. Review the concept of mindfulness meditation and techniques for use.
  15. Describe the concept of loving-kindness and discuss its practice and uses.
  16. Review theories and practices related to Buddhist meditations.
  17. Define and discuss the practice of Zen meditation and its goals.
  18. Define and discuss the concept and practice of movement meditation.
  19. Define Tantric Yoga and its practices and benefits.
  20. Review energy health care modalities and the enhancement of chi.
  21. Define and discuss Qi Gong, its practices and benefits.
  22. Learn and practice basic Qi Gong techniques.
  23. Define and discuss T’ai Chi, its practice and benefits.
  24. Define and discuss “fire breath” and how it is used and its benefits.
  25. Discuss and understand sufi-inspired dancing.
  26. Discuss the use of christian prayer as a meditative therapy.
  27. Define and discuss faith-based strategies to enhance relaxation.
  28. Discuss the use of inspirational readings as a meditative practice.
  29. Discuss various religious groups and their beliefs about meditation.
  30. Define the concept of “contemplation” and how it can be used in meditation.
  31. Define and discuss labyrinth walking meditation.
  32. Review and understand brain waves, brain dominance and the relationship to meditation.
  33. Understand the concept and use of body scanning.
  34. Define and discuss uses of meditation practices in working with grief.


A brief abstract of content:

  • Disease states, meditation and healing
  • Faith-based meditation modalities
  • Biofeedback and meditation
  • Contemplative prayer and meditation
  • Energy systems and the chakras
  • Kundalini energy
  • States of consciousness and meditation therapies
  • Trance dancing
  • Shaman history and practices
  • Steps of yoga
  • Postures of hatha yoga
  • Practices and benefits of yoga as therapies
  • Body-mind relaxation therapies
  • Meditation and spirituality
  • Faith-based rituals and mantras
  • Uses and benefits of mindfulness meditations
  • Loving-kindness meditation
  • Heart-centered meditation therapies
  • Buddhist meditation practices
  • Zen meditation and practices
  • Movement meditation therapies
  • Tantric Yoga
  • Energy systems and Chi
  • Taoism practices
  • Qi Gong practices and therapies
  • T’ai Chi practices and therapies
  • Sufism and practices related to meditation
  • Fire breath
  • Sufi-inspired dances
  • Mysticism and meditation
  • Christian prayer and meditation
  • Inspiration readings and meditation
  • Beliefs about meditation of religious groups
  • Meditative labyrinth walking
  • Uses of meditation in working with grief
  • Body-scanning techniques and uses in meditation

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