Dr. John Kelly, founding President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, will be conducting a Lifestyle Medicine Training in conjunction with an Immersion program here at Village Church this coming April.
An “Immersion program” is better known in Adventist circles as a “residential lifestyle program,” such as Weimar’s NEWSTART program. “Immersion” correctly connotes the program as an intensive, total lifestyle change.
The Village Church’s Immersion program is a non-residential program, but still maintaining the key elements of the “residential lifestyle program.”
The guests’ (usually referred to as patients in a medical facility) program, is a ten-day program which will be running from April 3-13. Places are limited. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $1000, a much discounted price which includes everything except housing which is $40 /night at the AFM Mission Inn.
Please fill out the application form bellow. We will contact you back as soon as possible.
Our April program is full, we can put you on our waiting list for the next program which will be sometime in the fall.
The Lifestyle Medicine Training will entail on-line and in-person didactic presentations with quizzes, hands-on practice with students practicing on each other and faculty, live treatments for real health guests supervised by experienced practitioners during the Immersion, a review session with Q&A, a final exam and a graduation with awarding of certificates. The specific modalities learned will include four key hydrotherapy treatments, and charcoal and plant poultices. Didactics will cover the basic physiology of the treatments, and specific protocols for performing each of the treatments.
Trainees will also receive instruction in Health Evangelism, which will equip them with tools on how to use the modalities as the right arm of the gospel.
The schedule for in-person training at the Village Church begins March 31st and concludes on April 13th. Full attendance is required. Discounted cost is $1,500 for the training, which includes the health guest activities and everything except housing at the AFM Mission Inn at $40 /night.
Physicians and licensed professionals may participate in the training. Cost is $3,995 (after $1,000 early-bird discount) for official Lifestyle Medicine fellowship training with thirty CME/CE credits and prepares physicians and licensed professionals to sit for their Board exams.
The Health Immersion program affords the church body the opportunity to serve as volunteers. Areas where volunteers are needed are: Nursing, Hydrotherapy and Massage, Food Services, Laundry, and Cleaning.