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AWC 4: Ayurveda Wellness Counseling Practicum

Course Description

Practical Tools

  • James Bailey will lead the assessments, students will listen, take notes, and ask questions
  • Learn how to take an Ayurvedic case history
  • Learn client rapport and healing states
  • Practice assessments on other students
  • In-class live assessments of 2 volunteer clients with Q&A (3 hrs each)

Course Objectives

  • Live practical Ayurveda Wellness Counseling experience with experienced faculty
  • Apply all of the theories of the first three modules into counseling practice
  • Gain confidence in holding space for clients
  • Gain confidence in the counseling methodology
  • Experience a seasoned practitioner in action with live clients

Required Reading

  • AWCP Course Manual: AWC 4 Manual

Covered Topics

  • Taking an Ayurveda counseling intake of live clients
  • Learn how to ask the right questions to get the information you need for an accurate assessment
  • Learn to distinguish constitution (prakriti) and imbalnces (vikriti)
  • Apply pulse reading skills to live clients
  • Gain confidence in working Ayurvedically with western diseases
  • Recieve clinical intake forms that guide the intake process
  • How to apply the intake data to develop an accurate Ayurevedic diagnosis
  • Learn how to make nutritional recommendations
  • Learn how to recommend Ayurvedic Kitchari Cleanse with medicinal herbs
  • Learn how to make efective and reciprocal referrals to other healthcare providers
  • Learn basic business management techniques

Faculty Instructors

James Bailey, DASc, AD, LAc, E-RYT inspires an awakening to authenticity as the highest expression of faith in oneself on the path of yoga and healing. His teaching are eclectic and entertainingly provocative. He is sought out by yoga schools for his vast knowledge in traditional eastern teachings and modalities and the ability to bridge them to modern day living and individual healing. James is a third generation physician, Ayurveda and Oriental Medicine practitioner, Ayurveda and Yoga educator, and Yoga teacher trainer who has been living Yoga and Ayurveda for 30 years. His training includes 5 years (4000+ hours) of formal clinical studies in Oriental Medicine and training in Ayurveda under such luminary teachers as Dr. Vaijayanti Apte, Dr. Subash Ranade, Dr. Avinash Lele, Dr. Vasant Lad, and many Ayurvedic doctors and therapists in Kerala, south India where he spends time teaching and studying while on retreat. He heads Sevanti Institute and it’s signature Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program (AWCP), and leads retreats to India each February with his Sevanti Adventures.