The Impact of the Pandemic on Course Work & Professional Development
December 22, 2022
Extension of Modifications through July 15, 2023
The Impact of the Pandemic on Course Work & Professional Development for Students, Practitioners & Instructors
In January 2021, the Board of Directors made temporary modifications, to our Course 5 Homework, Practitioner Certification, and Instructor Training requirements due to the impact of COVID19 upon the ability of our students and instructors in training to progress forward with their goals toward certification.
The Board of Directors have recently met, reevaluated our community's needs, and determined that Healing Beyond Borders will continue to extend the temporary modifications through July 15, 2023 (Homework during the practicum) and through the July 15, 2023 Certification Application Submission Deadline, with the plan of reevaluating on or before that date.
Practitioner Certification - Temporary Modifications Extended through July 15, 2023.
In November 2020, the Board determined to temporarily allow one distance healing session to be included in one of the two case studies submitted for certification (Certification Criterion 6). Applicants for certification must ensure that the distance healing session adheres to the framework for a Healing Touch session and that such adherence is well documented in the write up. This temporary modification to the case study requirements has been extended until the July 15, 2023 certification application deadline and will be re-evaluated on or before that date.
Another question that came up was related to the use of distance healing for healing modalities (Certification Criterion 3), for example a distance Reiki session or healing modalities delivered via video conferencing. As written, the certification guidelines do not limit healing modalities only to those delivered in-person. However, as with any healing modality included in the certification application packet, group sessions, routine allopathic care delivered via telehealth, or the use of a device that is unmonitored do not qualify.
Course 5 Homework - Temporary Modifications Extended for Students to July 15, 2023
In November 2020, the Board of Directors initially approved an increase in the number of distance healing sessions (up to 15) that could be included in the documented sessions completed between Courses 4 and 5. In January 2021, given the ongoing impact of the pandemic, the Board temporarily increased the number of distance healing sessions that can be used for homework to 30. This temporary increase has now been extended through July 15, 2023 and applies to those students who complete Course 5 in 2020-2022. Students who take advantage of this temporary change would need to apply for certification by the July 15, 2023 certification application submission deadline.
Note: It is recommended that these sessions include some type of monitoring and/or interaction with the person receiving the session, such as via video conferencing for the intake and debrief. The distance healing sessions must adhere to the framework for a Healing Touch session.
The Board will re-evaluate this number on or before the July 15, 2023 certification application submission deadline to determine any future guidelines.
Instructor Training - Temporary Modifications Extended through July 15, 2023.
Other Questions or Challenges?
If you are having other difficulties with your certifications or trainings, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here in support of you!