Hello Autoimmune Wellness Community!
Today, we are writing to you with a special message that has been on our hearts for a long time.
We are always thinking about ways we can truly change the landscape for those with autoimmune disease. A year ago, we decided we needed to take the lead on scaling up the Autoimmune Wellness mission.
What are we doing to move this mission ahead?
As you all know, we work hard to produce resources to help you help yourselves. It’s no secret that our website, free guides, books, podcast, and social media presence are all focused on Do-It-Yourself empowered healing. But totally going it alone isn’t the answer either!
What is lacking are healthcare providers who know about and can effectively integrate AIP into their practices to best serve our community.
We are proud to announce we are working to bridge that gap by combining forces with our friend, Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. to create the AIP Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program, an AIP-focused education and certification course specifically for the those working in the health and wellness fields.
The healthcare world is already beginning to change. There are studies being done on the efficacy of AIP (with exciting results that we will definitely be sharing with you soon) that are getting attention and will likely be changing the standard of care for autoimmune patients!
And more and more we hear from you that your healthcare providers are asking about and even in some lucky cases, recommending AIP. We want to speed up this process by bringing the details right to the providers with our training program!
Here are some of the areas we are educating practitioners about:
- The science-based foundation for using dietary and lifestyle approaches to wellness
- Integrating dietary and lifestyle approaches to healing into their scope of practice, whether they are massage therapists, fitness instructors, or medical doctors
- Collaborating with you, their patients and clients, as well as other members of your healthcare team, so you have full support
- Using troubleshooting to address your individual or complex needs as someone with autoimmune disease, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach
- Raising their awareness levels about the nature of invisible illnesses and validating your struggles and concerns with deeper compassion
So, how can you help us further this mission?
If you are a practitioner or a provider in either the conventional or natural healthcare worlds, seriously consider being a part of the first enrollment of AIP Certified Coach! (FYI – enrollment is limited and closes officially on July 6)
If you are the patient or client of a provider who may be interested in learning more, pass information about AIP Certified Coach to them!
What if you don’t have a great provider to work with? As we train and certified practitioners, we’ll be adding to a directory so you can access trusted providers who know about and use AIP as part of their overall approach.
It is time to focus our efforts on bridging the gap between the conventional and natural approaches to managing autoimmune disease.
Autoimmune disease is complex and it requires a nuanced strategy using all the tools in the tool box. Collaboration and integration are the future of healthcare and we are doing everything in our power to make that future a reality!