Catalog

SCHOOL & CLINIC

Las Vegas Colon Hydrotherapy School and Clinic (LVCHSC) provides a relaxing atmosphere with a holistic approach. LVCHSC is certified by the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists (I-ACT) as a recognized school and clinic. The school is also licensed by the Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education. LVSCHC business hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday by appointment only.

There are four (4) Open devices and one Closed device that are utilized in the Clinic: The Open devices are three (3) LIBBE (Lower Intestinal Bottom Bowel Evacuation) devices and one (1) Angel of Water device. The Closed device is a Hydro-San closed-system. All devices are registered with the FDA as Class II medical devices.

A schedule of classes with clinical training are listed at the end of this Catalog. However, potential students should feel free to contact Donna DeCarolis, (702) 471-0088, to inquire about additional training opportunities.

   *   Scheduled I-ACT LIBBE classes are Tuesday – Friday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM (11 days, off Sunday).

   *   Scheduled I-ACT ANGEL OF WATER classes are Sunday – Wednesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM (11 days, off Sunday).

   *   Please call for HYDRO SAN training dates and times.

   *   “Equipment only” classes can be scheduled separately by contacting Donna DeCarolis.

A Course Outline Graph that shows how the course is conducted and a Course Outline that gives an in-depth look at units taught, objectives graded, and hours for each unit and objective are available on request. Listed below is a brief summary:

   *   BUSINESS/ETHICS/OFFICE PROCEDURES (5 hours) — Overview of regulations, career options, marketing and management.

   *   HEALTH & SANITATION (5 hours) — Emphasis is given to overall health and wellness (personal hygiene, stress, relations, disease & infection), sanitizing, disinfecting and safety and the importance of therapeutic exercise.

   *   ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (45 hours) — Anatomy and physiology of the body is reviewed paying special attention to the Alimentary Tract and various conditions that may affect it.

   *   COLON HYDROTHERAPY (10 hours) — The history and theory of Colon Hydrotherapy is summarized along with the indications and contraindications of therapy.

   *   COMPLEMENTARY MODALITIES (5 hours) — Many modalities are available that compliment Colon Hydrotherapy which are discussed with particular emphasis on Natural Health.

   *   INTERNSHIP / APPRENTICESHIP / 15-MINUTE presentation (30 hours) — Here is where we put it all into practice! The student and instructor review each unit in the clinical setting as the full scope of Colon Hydrotherapy is implemented. On the first day of training, one hour is devoted to equipment training on the LIBBE.

Each unit is taught in the classroom prior to starting the clinical application of principals. In the classroom, lectures are given with ample time allocated for questions and discussion. A quiz is given at the end of each unit as an evaluation tool as well as a comprehensive test at the course end. Instruction and demonstration are instituted in the clinical setting with continuous evaluation of technique, attention to detail, including but not limited to client education, post-session assessment of the client, and sanitation. Clinical presentation is also seen in the student’s involvement in business details (phones, appointment setting, and promoting the purchase of supplements).

Since people are unique, we know our students arrive at varying levels of experience. We understand accommodations may be needed and we strive to meet each individual’s needs accordingly.


STAFF

Donna DeCarolis, Director of Operations, Certified Natural Health Professional, Colon Hydrotherapist and Instructor:

   *   Has 24 years of experience as a Colon Hydrotherapist. Opened the Las Vegas Colon Hydrotherapy School and Clinic (LVCHSC) in 2007 and Colonics by Anna Bella in 2012.

   *   Certified with the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) Levels I, II, III and Instructor.

   *   Recipient of 2016 I-ACT Educator of the Year award.

   *   Certified through the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy (NBCHT).

   *   Certified as an instructor with Tiller, Mind & Body (manufacturer of the LIBBE).

   *   Certified as an instructor with Lifestream (manufacturer of the Angel of Water).

   *   Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP).

   *   Provider of nutritional support to clients, peers and students.

   *   Committed to excellence for her students, clients and the community.

Anna DeCarolis, Colon Hydrotherapist and Instructor:

   *   Graduated in 2017 from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ with a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine

   *   Student at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.

   *   Certified with the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) Levels I, II, III and Instructor.

   *   Employed by Chambers Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.


PRE-REQUISITES

   1   Each student MUST have a High School diploma or equivalency certificate (a college degree will be adequate proof of achievement of high school standards). Student MUST provide documented proof prior to entering training (High School diploma, GED or equivalency certificate such as the Wonderlic Ability-to-Benefit Test).

   2   Each student MUST have completed a post-secondary (or higher) Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) course of at least 3 Credit Hours (30 classroom hours) from a licensed institution or from an institution or course on the I-ACT recognized list posted on the I-ACT website (http://www.i-act.org). As a post-secondary education institution and I-ACT school, we offer an online A&P course for the students’ convenience; an A&P textbook that aligns with the online course is available for $200.00. Although the A&P course does NOT need to be completed before training, it MUST be completed before certification by I-ACT; therefore, it is strongly recommended this be accomplished before training. An Anatomy and Physiology pre-test will be given and a 70% passing grade is required.

   3   Each student MUST show proof that they have taken a CPR class and have a current CPR card. Although this does NOT need to be completed before training, it MUST be completed before certification by I-ACT; therefore, it is strongly recommended this be accomplished before training.

   4   No credit or reduction in cost or hours will be given for any previous education.

   5   I-ACT recommends that each student receive 1-3 colonics prior to beginning training. This recommendation can be waived if the student has contraindications to receiving colonics.

   6   Prior to class, students are encouraged to read through the Study Guide and memorize the diagrams.

   7   Along with the above pre-requisites, each student MUST be an I-ACT member prior to taking an I-ACT exam. Therefore, on the first day of the course an application will be completed requiring two passport photos, pictures of current potential facility (at a minimum – waiting room, bathroom and colonic room), a blank copy of an intake form and a copy of liability insurance (or statement saying why none will be carried at the present time, e.g., waiting to start policy when opening facility after certification received). These items will need to be attached with the application each student fills out with the instructor on the first day of the course.


GENERAL OVERVIEW

   *   No credit or reduction in cost or hours will be given for any previous training or education. A daily quiz and a comprehensive test at the end of the course will be given from I-ACT which demands high standards for passing.

   *   The school and clinic are housed in the same facility. Therefore, it is imperative that students dress professionally and conservatively. If attendance is during the summer, it is recommended that students bring a light sweater as inside temperatures differ greatly from the summer heat in Las Vegas. The student will be asked to leave if dress is inappropriate. Please note, program includes cleaning of the facility; so choose attire carefully as we will be using bleach along with other chemicals.

   *   Food will be provided your entire stay while at LVCHSC. In accordance with the curriculum on Natural Foods, whole grain baked goods, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables will be served daily for breakfast and snacks. The provided lunch will be a variety of vegetarian soups, salads, and healthy dishes – come taste how delicious learning can be! Note—there is a refrigerator, hot plate and crock pot available for students with special dietary needs.

   *   Job placement is not promised or guaranteed but resources will be provided when available.

   *   Students will be participating in the role of client as well as therapist in the clinical setting so each student will receive a hands-on experience unless a contraindication exists. Each student is evaluated on an ongoing basis in the classroom and clinical setting through lectures, question & answer periods, observation and demonstration. At the end of each unit, a written quiz is given. However, it is vital that each student relay understanding in the care of each client in which the instructor will be orally quizzing the student as well as observing implementation of principles into practice. Students are given letter-grades on quizzes which are reviewed in class then averaged. Each client evaluates the student through a series of questions which are then weighed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. An evaluation of “Unsatisfactory” indicates that the student lacks the compassion and understanding to safely attempt the therapy without additional classroom study and one-on-one assistance. Students must pass the comprehensive exam with a minimum of 70% correct answers. Students with an overall “F” average are not eligible for readmission without completing the entire admission process. Students with a “D” average may be readmitted with a 50% reduction in tuition.


TRAINING, REGISTRATION & FEES

WE ONLY ACCEPT CASHIERS CHECK, MONEY ORDER, CASH and A VALID CREDIT CARD. No personal checks. Thank you!

I-ACT and LIBBE 10 day course done in 11 days Sunday off

   *   Training:     $2700.00 ( $400.00 down, $2300.00 first day of class ).

   *   A&P on line course and book ( if you need ) $200.00 ( class expires 1 year upon purchase ).

   *   I-ACT:          $225.00

   *   Total:            $3125.00

LIBBE EQUIPMENT only 5 day class ( 50 hours ). Tuesday through Friday 8:30 until 7:00.

   *   $1350.00          $400.00 deposit.

I-ACT and ANGEL OF WATER 10 day course done in 11 days. Second Sunday off.

   *   Training:     $2700.00 ( $400.00 down, $2300.00 first day of class ).

   *   A&P on line course and book ( if you need ) $200.00 ( class expires 1 year upon purchase ).

   *   I-ACT:          $225.00

   *   Total:            $3125.00

   *   $600

   *   Plus $60.00 manufacturer certificate.

   *   $660.00          $400.00 deposit.

   *   Training:     $3300.00 ( $400.00 down, $2900.00 first day of class ).

   *   A&P on line course and book ( if you need ) $200.00 ( class expires 1 year upon purchase ).

   *   Plus:          $60.00 manufacturer certificate.

   *   I-ACT:          $225.00

   *   Total:            $3785.00

Please note, if a slower paced schedule or adjusted dates are needed, let us work with you to meet your needs!

Students can register up to the day before class if all pre-requisites are satisfied and space in the class is available. Training begins on Tuesday at 8:30am. Departure should be planned any time after 7:00pm on the 11th day (Friday of the second week). Transportation will be provided to and from class if accommodations are made at:

   (1)   Budget Suites of America, 2219 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130; phone: (702) 638-1800 (kitchenette, etc., no casino) ; or

   (2)   Palace Station, 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102; phone: (800) 469-6130.

These are the two closest facilities to our location. If you stay somewhere else, please arrange your own transportation.

Training and certification for ten (10) days is $2,700 to LVCHSC and $225 to I-ACT ($150 for I-ACT membership and $75 for the test). This investment includes:

   *   Organic tea, organic coffee, breads, muffins and pastries, mostly organic fresh fruit and soups and healthy snacks.

   *   LIBBE and I-ACT Course manuals, quick reference guide & other materials.

   *   Receiving and giving colonic sessions to fellow students.

   *   Interaction with LIBBE skilled staff & I-ACT Instructors

   *   Transcript of hours attended provided to I-ACT.


CLASS DATES 2019


IF YOU DO NOT SEE A CLASS DATE THAT SUITS YOU. FEEL FREE TO ASK. THANK YOU !!