Avicenna Institute Student News: October 5, 2014


Dear Students,

I want to share with you all how much I enjoy seeing the work you have put into your exams and assignments and how much I learn from you all. It is amazing how much there is still to learn in the area of natural healing. Even with all the books I have read, years of experiences and hours of classes as a student and teacher I am still learning from everyone around me myself.

Just this morning I was marking some assignments and student Claudia mentioned that she was going to use Cinnamon Bark (great for dispelling negative energy) on her desk. Although I've used it for years in my pocket, as decor, and in the kitchen I never thought of putting it on my desk. What a great idea!

Last week I had a client that needed help organizing her classroom and in the course of the conversation we decided that a space clearing activity would not only be good for the classroom, but could serve as a lesson for the children as well. This was the first time I had considered space clearing as a classroom lesson. All it took was the synergy between myself and the client to come up with this wonderful idea!

How do other people, clients, family members, other students or even life experiences inspire you in your work, give you ideas and teach you new things? If you meditate on this question at the beginning of each week you will find that not only will you learn more but that your learning process will be accelerated and your understanding of those around you will be deeper.

Happy studies and consulting this week!

Blessings & Health,

Dr. Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND, Ph.D.


Have You Joined the Forum?

If you want to meet other students, learn new things on a daily basis, ask the staff and teachers questions on a daily basis and be inspired - be sure to join the student forum on Facebook*. Join our staff and other students in the forum HERE. We have noticed that a lot of students are still not members of the forum so we will be posting this reminder in the next few newsletters.

*If you are not part of Facebook you can create an account just to join the forum. You do not even need to use your real name. However, if you use an assumed name we do need to know who you are so we know to approve your application to the group.


Exams All Marked

With the increase in student submissions over the past few months we are setting a new exam schedule. Now, when you turn in your work, our goal is to return it to you, graded and marked, within two weeks. At this time all exams are marked and graded. If you turned in an exam or assignment and have not heard back from us please re-send your assignment to: Exams@TheBEarthInstitute.com


Correct Citation Styles

A student last week asked about correct citation styles. For turning in your homework we accept any style as long as it is consistent. However, this wonderful online website gives additional guidelines for professional use. If you are blogging or writing articles about natural healing for public use you will want to reference this website HERE.


Do You Want to Contribute?

Do you have a natural healing blog post, story or tip you would like to share? Send it to: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com and we will include it in the next newsletter with your name, website and contact information.


Website Updates

There have been no updates this week. Please see last week's newsletter for the most current updates.


Coming Soon

The following items are ones we are working on in the offices and studios. If you have any requests, find anything missing on the website or have any questions let us know!

*Herbal Reference Books: We have a set of eight amazing herbal reference books that will be going online soon. We can't wait to share them with you. They will be a cornerstone in your herbal reference library!

*Updated Syllabi: We will be updating and creating a more detailed Syllabus for each class (see the ones we did for the Anatomy and Temperament Course as examples)

*Updated Texts: We continue to update all the texts for the course. We only have four texts left to update! All the texts for the Naturopathic Healing Course will soon be completely updated. We will then move on to updating the Unani Tibb course texts. Thank you for your patience!

*More Physical Texts: Physical texts will soon be available for the following classes: Herbal Healing, Herbal First Aid, Herbs for Women, Reflexology, Iridology, Homeopathy and Ethical and Legal Consultations. 

*Individual Class Tutors: These are becoming available for many of the classes. Vanessa Nixon-Klein is our new Aromatherapy Instructor. Please let us know if you are qualified for one of these jobs. We know that many of you are already medical professionals or professionals in an alternative health care field. Of course we would like to consider our students for these positions before we consider outside applicants so please submit your qualifications for the following positions: Instructor/Tutor for: Anatomy, Herbal Healing, Reflexology, Iridology. Consulting, and Homeopathy.


Need the Latest Welcome Letter?

If you are a student that enrolled before April 2014 you may want to look at the new welcome letter and make sure you are up to date with any changes HERE.


Would You Like to Be a Mentor?

Students would love to be able to contact you! You do not need to be a naturopath or graduate of The Avicenna Institute to be a mentor. Students need mentoring opportunities in many fields. Please contact us if any of the following apply to you and you would like to be on the mentor list:

1. You have been part of this program for more than two years and would like to help guide new students through the process.

2. You are an aromatherapist, reflexologist, herbalist, massage therapist, or other natural health care professional.

3. You write a natural health focused BLOG, you write natural health focused articles for magazines or you sell natural health products (herbs, vitamins, aromatherapy oils, etc.)

4. You run a clinic or are a member of a clinic that would be open to having an assistant help (even with tasks like filing records or transcribing).


Need a Textbook?

If you enrolled as a student before December 1, 2013 physical text books were not available and did not come with the classes. Now that physical text books are being offered you don't have to miss out. You can still order them by clicking on the textbook picture to the left.

Due to travel textbook orders were delayed from a couple weeks ago. If you ordered a text book in the past two weeks you should be receiving it in about 7-10 days.


Miss a Newsletter? 

Browse old student newsletters below...

September 30, 2014: Student News: Congratulations!

September 22, 2014: Student News: Course Updates and More

August 7, 2014: Student News: Aromatherapy Lecture Live (this was rescheduled, new date has not been announced)

June 27, 2014 - Student News: Website Updates Coming Soon

June 8, 2014 - Student News: New Aromatherapy Lecture Online

June 1, 2014 - Student News: Text Books

May 6, 2014 - Website Issue Alert - This May Affect You...

May 1, 2014 - How to Cite Sources in Your Papers

April 24, 2014 - Why Studying Might Give You More Time

March 29, 2014 - Certifications and Over the Counter Drugs

(Note: This is still active - we still need more feedback)

February 15, 2014 - Calling All Practitioners and Students Selling Natural Healing Items!

(Note: This is still active - we are still needing more submissions)

February 6th, 2014 - Improvements Being Made at The Avicenna Institute of Natural Healing

January 30, 2014 - Announcing Our NEW Student Newsletter! Important!


**Our old website required you renew access, with the new website you can request access without ever paying to renew that access – even if you want to access lessons you purchased ten years ago! If you received an automated message from our old website asking you to renew please delete that message and ignore it. There is also one exception to this rule – if you are one of the ten people who purchased year memberships during the short period of time we offered them please contact us for access options at: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com  - you still have access to many of your materials!