Model Holistic Principles
In the fields of holistic health, life coaching, massage therapy, and the healing arts, professional success is closely related to the commitment to personal development on behalf of the teacher and practitioner i.e., the degree to which the massage or health practitioner applies holistic principles in her/his life.
In other words, we are absolutely clear that just being skilled at teaching a given subject in this field is not enough. To be effective, teachers must also “live their talk.” That’s what clients will always expect, and what you must deliver.
Likewise, for students to get the most out of their holistic training, they need to work with holistic faculty members who model what’s possible in the application of these arts.
This is why we place the very highest value upon selecting holistic faculty who authentically live what they teach.
The intangibles of communication, empathy, relatedness, connection, and rapport are essential elements to success in the fields of massage therapy, health coaching, and holistic education and if you don’t have holistic faculty modeling these principles and practices for you, you are less likely to embody them yourself.
Another goal of our holistic teacher training and curriculum development systems is to support higher levels of integration of curriculum from course to course. The more integrated the content between our courses, the more clarity you have about how all your subjects fit together. The more clear you are, the faster you will learn and the more powerfully you will discover how to pass it on to others!
Holistic Curriculum: Our Single Largest Investment
Every year the World School does something that’s quite rare at educational institutions of our size. We invest thousands upon thousands of dollars in ensuring that our course content is continuously becoming more integrated and remains leading edge. As a result, our holistic curriculum may be the most fully integrated of its size and type available anywhere.
Teachers as Transformational Coaches
Additionally, because personal integration and transformation is an essential element of professional development in the healing arts, we include in our holistic teacher education, transformational group and individual coaching training as well.
Whether you are a massage therapist or a holistic health teacher, coaching skills are invaluable in supporting clients in integrating their learning and insights. At the World School, personal transformation is a typical student experience. Holistic faculty with coaching skills and experience make a real difference for student integration.
Continuous Quality Improvement
We’re deeply committed to teaching excellence and have as a permanent member of our team a quality-improvement consultant who works with us on an ongoing basis to help develop performance evaluation, teacher development, and improvement programs.
Teacher Training at the World School
World School provides it’s teachers a holistic faculty development program. This teacher training program has helped many of our holistic faculty reach even higher levels of teaching excellence as well as the opportunity to integrate more of the content they specialize in with what we teach in the rest of our curriculum (an unprecedented goal in teaching).