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Naturopathy Diploma Training

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School of Natural Medicine USA

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Naturopathy Diploma Training is based on the foundation direct experience of the Elements of Life, earth, water, fire, air and ether, the energies that create every living being and aspect of the nature that nourishes life on this planet. Naturopathy training, is the foundation that integrates and harmonizes the individual Self Healing journey of each student toward their highest potential  as a living example of the teachings and an authentic guide and inspiration for their students and clients. Students enroll in SNM USA Diploma Training in Boulder, Colorado

A YouTube clip from a presentation of the Earth Element with Farida Sharan is featured below. Other clips are found by typing in Farida Sharan in YouTube search. DVD’s of the 5 Elements of Life DVD’s are available for purchase on and of course they are part of the Online study materials.

Naturopathy Level I  Immersion: students explore the Elements of Life through movement, music, sound and depth instructions. As students experience the energy of the chakras, elements and emotions, they begin to have an aware relationship with each element and the emotions, chakra body organs and senses associated with the element in daily life. Through the skills gained with the elemental Self Healing processes, students have the opportunity to shift any obstacles associated with elemental energetic emotions and access their elemental gifts. Every world healing system of medicine from the beginning of time, including Ayurveda, Greek, Egyptian, Roman, Chinese and Persian, included respectful organization based on the elements of life. We honor these ancient teachings at the foundation of all systems of Natural Medicine in conscious, respectful awareness in both inner and outer worlds.

Naturopathy Level II Immersion: advanced level integrative teaching after completion of the Self-Healing Module and other class modules translates studies into skilled professional consultation procedures, client education, Iridology analysis, and health, wellness and healing program creation.

Naturopathy Advanced Level II

Advanced Naturopathy – Level II

The Naturopathy Diploma includes every class offered in the School of Natural Medicine, plus the Self-Healing module, Clinical Training, all four Online Courses and a Retreat.

. . . live in harmony with natural laws of nature as an authentic inspiration, guide & support for others

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a profession that is practiced throughout the world, with Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Russia, India and the United States having the highest numbers of practicing naturopaths and naturopathic schools. Naturopathy is a clearly defined profession with guiding principles that can be traced to the teachings of Stoicism in ancient Greece and which was incorporated into a complete system of medicine by Hippocrates; a Greek medical doctor who is considered the father of modern medicine. The first principle of naturopathy, as stated in the Hippocratic oath, is ‘Do No Harm.’ Naturopathy is classified as a traditional medicine and has evolved, since ancient times, as a deeply rooted part of European natural medicinal systems and, from Europe, naturopathy has found its way, with the founding fathers of the United States and the Commonwealth, to all parts of the world settled or governed by those of European descent. Naturopathy is a discipline of accumulated knowledge of effective natural therapies, diet and lifestyle in practice, and does not have a single originator. It is a part of our heritage. The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains a clear definition of naturopathy, adopted by the WTO, along with a stated goal of its preservation through quality training, that was reached through an exhaustive international study into the origins and practice of naturopathy, both historically and in the present day. What is Naturopathy Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a traditional medicine based on the following principles:

  • “First, do no harm”
  • Prevention is better than cure
  • Treat the whole person (body, mind, emotions, spirit)
  • Cooperate with the healing powers of nature; activate the body’s innate healing forces
  • Identify, and focus treatment on the cause, rather than the symptoms, of disease
  • Do not use treatments that suppress symptoms
  • Use only treatments that are found in the natural world and to which the human body has adapted through millennium.
  • Doctor as Teacher – Educate the patient so that they are empowered to participate in prevention of future health problems through healthy diet and lifestyle choices.

Naturopaths use the following core modalities:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Heat, cold, water, earth, air, sunshine, exercise, electricity, sleep, rest, meditation, inspiration
  • Counseling and education
  • Stress management
  • Botanical (herbal) medicine, including essential oils
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Iridology
  • Homeopathy, tissue salts and flower essences
  • Acupressure and reflexology

In addition Naturopaths may use some, or all, of the following modalities, if they have received additional training, and are qualified in their practice:

  • Acupuncture
  • Live blood analysis
  • Colon hydrotherapy
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Light or Color Therapy
  • Naturopathic osseous manipulation
  • Physical therapy

Some Naturopaths are also Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Nurses, Midwives or Medical Doctors, and their training and methods of practice are beyond the scope of this definition. Naturopaths have distinctly excluded the following modalities from their practice:

  • The use of synthetic or inorganic vitamins or minerals, narcotics, serums, vaccines, anti-toxins, toxoid, injections or inoculations
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Treatments that harm the ‘life force,’ or capacity to heal, of the human body
  • Surgery and abortion
  • Naturopaths are traditionally referred to as ‘drugless doctors.’

Naturopaths are trained to refer patients when:

  • The patient’s illness or injury is beyond the scope of naturopathic modalities
  • The practitioner is aware that the patient’s needs will be best met by the skills of another therapist, practitioner or physician
  • If, after a reasonable period of treatment, the patient’s symptoms have not improved, or if symptoms have worsened

Naturopathy Diploma Course Modules

The Naturopathy Diploma Course for SNM USA students in Boulder, Colorado consists of the following modules:

Upon completion of each component students are awarded: Flower Essence Practitioner Certification, Master Touch Reflexology Certification, Essential Oils Practitioner Certification, Healing Diets Teacher Diploma, Master Iridologist Diploma and the Master Herbalist Diploma. When students have successfully completed all modules they are awarded the Naturopathy Diploma. The Natural Physician Diploma is awarded after completion of the Naturopathy 

Naturopathy Course Online Topics

The Online Naturopathy Course for SNM USA includes:

Visit each online course page for course descriptions. The Naturopathy Online Study Materials explore the following areas of study in 12 lessons:

  •  History and Philosophy of Naturopathy
  • What is health? What is cure?
  • Laws of Living
  • Laws of Cure
  • Health/Disease Continuum
  • Acute Disease and Treatment
  • Suppression vs. Elimination
  • The affects of Inflammation
  • Holistic Anatomy and Physiology
  • 9 Body Systems
  • Lymphatic system
  • Circulatory system
  • Reproductive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Muscular/skeletal system
  • Nervous system
  • Chronic Disease and Treatment
  • Relieving stress of Chronic Conditions
  • Reversing disease process
  • Earth Elemental Energetics
  • Water Elemental Energetics
  • Fire Elemental Energetics
  • Air Elemental Energetics
  • Ether Elemental Energetics
  • Nutrition
  • Climate/Environment
  • Polarity therapy
  • Earth therapies
  • Water therapies
  • Bowel Cleansing
  • Constitutional diagnosis and treatment
  • Effects of system weakness
  • Discrimination
  • Vibrational healing
  • Emotional healing
  • Heredity
  • Sexuality and Reproduction
  • Life Habits
  • A Healing Home
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Inner and Outer Ecology
  • Healing Processes
  • Healing Crisis/Achievement
  • Exercise
  • Psychology of Illness/Wellness
  • Relationships
  • Cleansing and Purification
  • Rebuilding/Regenerating
  • Case taking
  • Consultation skills
  • Methods of analysis
  • Healing Centers/Sanitariums
  • Complete system of nature cure
  • Dozens of individual treatment

In addition the Naturopathy Online Course includes:

Herbs of Grace – Farida Sharan

Creative Menopause – Farida Sharan

Iridology – A Complete Guide – Farida Sharan

Dictionary of Iridology – Farida Sharan and Ghatfan Safi

Iridology Coloring Book – Farida Sharan and Ghatfan Safi

Flower Child – Farida Sharan

The Old Man and His Soul – Farida Sharan

2 Iridology DVDs – ‘Introduction’ and ‘Constitutions’ with Farida Sharan

5 Naturopathy Element DVDs – ‘Earth,’ ‘Water,’ ‘Fire,’ ‘Air,’ ‘Ether’ with Farida Sharan

5 Reflexology DVDs with Farida Sharan

2 Mystic Yoga DVD’s with Farida Sharan on Retreat in Puerto Rico at the Ann Wigmore Institute

CD of Iris Photos In addition course includes: Online support and mentoring with master teachers Farida Sharan ND in SNM USA by phone, email and/or Skype (current students at SNM Boulder enroll with and are mentored by Farida Sharan ND)

Naturopathy Course Class Topics

The Naturopathy Course incorporates all that PureHealth School of Natural Medicine teaches. Explore this website fully to discover the many elements that make up the SNM USA Naturopathy Diploma Training, including Class Modules, Online Courses, Self-Healing Module, Clinical Training and the Retreat with Farida Sharan ND. Students progress at their own pace, completing Online Courses and individual Certifications as they work towards their Naturopathy Diploma. Many students begin practice or work in their chosen field as they complete Certification Trainings, thus creating dynamic integration of study and practice. Students who work in the healing arts field may deduct further study as a continuing education business expense on their taxes.  

Course Fees and Options

Each Class Module enrollment requires a $150 deposit per class. Students choose to begin Classes & Online Courses together, or in either order. Students progress through their studies at their own pace, as time and finances allow in our flexible school.

The Naturopathy Diploma includes all the trainings, courses and modules that the School of Natural Medicine USA offers:

  • Naturopathy Online Course  – see USA Application form
  • Naturopathy Diploma USA Training  – see USA Application form

TRAINING CLASSES IN BOULDER, COLORADO – refer to  School Calendar for full current details.

Each student chooses their unique path through our flexible training offerings.

  • Iridology Level I  Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $300 Self-Healing consultation fee or the full Self Healing Module $1150.00
  • Iridology Level II  Immersion  – 2 days – $800 Tuition
  • Naturopathy I Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $75 Lab Fee for 5 CD’s & essential oils
  • Naturopathy II Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $50 Lab Fee
  • Flower Essence I Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition
  • Flower Essence II Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $25 Lab Fee
  • Flower Essence III Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $25 Lab Fee
  • Essential Oils I Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $30 Lab Fee + Raindrop Kit or $50 for Essential Oils
  • Essential Oils II Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $75 Lab Fee
  • Essential Oils III Immersion – 2 days – $800 Tuition + $30 Lab Fee
  • Reflexology I – 3 days – $800 Tuition + $60 Lab Fee
  • Reflexology II – 3 days – $800 Tuition + $60 Lab Fee
  • Reflexology III – 3 days – $800 Tuition + $60 Lab Fee
  • Healing Diets I – 3 days – $800 Tuition + $150 Lab Fee
  • Healing Diets II – 3 days – $800 Tuition + $150 Lab Fee
  • Healing Diets III – 3 days – $800 Tuition + $150 Lab Fee
  • Herbal Medicine I, II, IIIA & IIIB – 60 hrs – $2400 + Lab Fee in Immersion or separately
  • Clinical Training Immersion – 2 days – $800 + Lab Fee $50
  • Clinical Training Retreat – with Farida Sharan ND – $500 Tuition + Lab Fees + Facilities Fees announced for each unique training (7-10 days) + students responsible for own travel & accommodation

How Do I Enroll?

Students begin their studies with either classes in the USA or with Online Courses. Check out the website and blog, and the classes we offer, then CONTACT US.

  • Complete the application form for Payment in Full or Time Payments
  • Scan a copy of a photo ID and attach to your application
  • Submit a photograph of yourself. A personal photo is ideal.
  • Write a paragraph or two about what has drawn you to study Healing Diets and your goals, and include with your application.
  • Email to:

As application is personal, final details are discussed in person on 720-746-9961. Once your application is accepted, payment is completed in a personal visit, by mail,  PayPal invoice, credit card, bank wires or an another payment method.

If you are ready to enroll in a program or classes with SNM USA, in Boulder, Colorado contact Farida Sharan using the Contact Page on this website

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