Accreditation FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the Holistic Counselor and Holistic Operator Accreditation Program.

Below we answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the program.

For additional questions not addressed here, please contact us.

What is a Holistic Operator?

A Holistic Operator is a facilitator of health, evolution and well-being. He/she works with healthy people or with the healthy part of ‘sick’ people in order to reconnect them to their psychophysical harmony through the use of natural, energetic, artistic, cultural and spiritual techniques. He/she is able to stimulate a natural process of transformation, growth, and self-awareness. The Holistic Operator is not a therapist, does not offer diagnosis, does not heal physical and psychological distresses, and does not prescribe medications and remedies.

What is a Holistic Counselor?

A Holistic Counselor is a professional, of the helping relation, who is able to empathically listen to problems, existential and/or relational uneasiness of clients while supporting self-cognizance and self-awareness. The Holistic Counselor works to support the emerging of awareness in the clients about issues which might jeopardize their full expression as human beings.

The Holistic Counselor does not diagnose, does not prescribe medications and remedies, and does not offer therapy or healing. He/she supports the development of the inherent potentialities of the clients in order to overcome the obstacles which prevent a free and full individual expression in the world. He/she activates resources and empowerment processes in individual or group settings. He/she works with a mind and a heart open to the mysterious, with lovingness and humanness. The Holistic Counselor accompanies the client, with humbleness and clarity of intentions, in a space of silence and transmutation in which everything can happen.

What are the prerequisites for the program?

For the Holistic Operator accreditation, you must have 450 hours of applicable training.

For the Holistic Counselor accreditation, you must have 1500 hours of applicable training, which includes both personal work and training to work with people for at least three years. A wide range of experience is considered, so please do not hesitate to document any training, session or workshop that you have attended.

Training in current field of work, if pertinent, may be applied

How do I find out if I meet the prerequisites?

To find out if you meet the prerequisites, we would recommend that you first fill out the CV, and count your number of hours. If you feel you have achieved the needed number of hours (either 450 hours for the Holistic Operator, or 1500 hours for the Holistic Counsellor), then you will be able to submit to Rani.

She will then review your CV before sending it to S.I.A.F. which will get you then officially admitted to the program.

How many hours of applicable training is WWP?

WWP counts as 250 credits toward either accreditation.

How much does the program cost?

The total program fee is €215.

The Program Fee includes the Holistic Curriculum Vitae review, the Ethics and Deontology Test organization and correction, contact and support via Rani from our SIAF representative, thesis review and letter of accomplishment.

Additional support, such as tutoring, or a one-hour Skype session to discuss thesis issues, concerns, etc., is available with Rani for an additional fee, of €60/hour.

After Graduation, there is a Yearly Fee to SIAF, which includes insurance. This fee is €60.

Do I have to pay the entire fee up front?

For accounting purposes, we ask that you pay the entire fee up front.

What is the program comprised of?

To earn either accreditation, the student must:

a. Submit a Completed and Reviewed CV
b. Submit a Completed and Reviewed Thesis.
c. Pass the Ethics and Deontology Test

What is a CV?

CV is short for Curriculum Vitae. A Curriculum Vitae is a description of your education, training, and work history.

What is an Ethics and Deontology Test?

Ethics is defined as a set of principles, morals and values, and governs proficiency and professionality.

Deontology is the combination of duties, relevant to a specific profession. To abide by a deontological code is fundamental to our work because we practice a profession of highly social significance.

The Ethics and Deontology test ensures the student has an understanding of these principals.

What should my thesis be about?

The thesis topic must be focused on the Holistic Operator or Counselor profession. It can be based on original research, or it can attempt to prove an idea or concept using extracts from publications, quotes from books, or experiences from WWP.

How long does the program take?

Generally, it takes one year to complete the program, but this is because we allow several months to write your thesis. If you are interested in finishing the program early (which will involve completing your thesis more quickly), please talk with Rani.

Can I get an invoice or receipt for my accreditation payment?

Yes! Jacque (our admin) will provide you with a receipt once your payment is received. For any invoice related questions, please feel welcome to contact Jacque at admin@pathoflove.net.

What is the detail on the accreditation?

This course is accredited by S.I.A.F., codes CS-562/13, CS-563/13, CS-564/13, CS-565/13 & CS-566/13 with the issuance of 250 ECP (Professional Credits) of certification for professional proficiency, for all the professional agencies.

After each WWP Module, you will receive an electronic certificate (sent via e-mail), which includes the course codes. At the end of WWP, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in paper form.

Who owns the copyright of my completed thesis?

You do. The copyright of the thesis belongs to the writer. SIAF never publishes the theses.