Catalog

School and 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; and
  • 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 and 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

ANGEL OF WATER EQUIPMENT only 2 day 16 hour course 8:30 until 5:00

  • $600.00
  • Plus $60.00 manufacturer certificate
  • $660.00         $400.00 deposit

LEARN BOTH LIBBE AND ANGEL OF WATER 12 day course done in 13 days. Second Sunday off.

  • 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.

 

Refunds and Cancellations

NRS 394.449 Requirements of policy for refunds by institutions.

  • A deposit $400 is needed to receive the Pre-Study Guide and to ensure your spot in the class.
  • $150 of deposit is non-refundable but may be applied to future courses depending upon availability, whether the course is cancelled by the student or, if for any reason, LVCHSC.
  • Full balance is due on or before the first morning of training.
  • Full balance refunded should LVCHSC substantially fail to train the student as agreed upon in the enrollment agreement. If student cancels his enrollment before the start of the training program, LVCHSC shall refund to the student all the money paid, minus 10 percent of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement or $150.
  • If a student withdraws or is expelled by LVCHSC after the start of the training program and before the completion of more than 60 percent of the program, LVCHSC shall refund to the student a prorated amount of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement, minus $150.
  • If a student withdraws or is expelled by LVCH after completion of more than 60 percent of the training program, the institution is not required to refund the student any money and may charge the student the entire cost of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement.
  • If a refund is owed, LVCHSC will pay the refund to the person or entity who paid the tuition within 15 calendar days after the:
    • Date of cancellation by a student of enrollment; or
    • Date of termination by the institution of the enrollment of a student; or
    • Last day of an authorized leave of absence if a student fails to return after the period of authorized absence; or
    • Last day of attendance of a student, whichever is applicable.

 

Attendance and Conduct

We will work hard to help build rapport amongst students and between students and staff members.  Our goal is to see each student become a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist!  Listed below are the basic rules to follow including, but not limited to:

  • Attendance for each hour of the course is mandatory!
  • Grievances of any kind should be presented to the Director, Donna DeCarolis, not to each other.
  • Proper conduct and following instructions of the School Director and/or Instructors is expected to facilitate learning.
  • Interrupting fellow students or clients receiving therapy is not acceptable.
  • Each student is expected to behave in an adult, professional manner.
  • Verbal warnings are given when warranted before dismissal. There may be occasions when immediate dismissal is necessary.
  • Behavior that is a danger to self, clients, or other students or staff members is unacceptable.
  • Unprofessional behavior such as, cursing, insubordination, or engaging in illegal or sexual behavior will not be tolerated.  Any misconduct of this magnitude will not be tolerated and result in immediate dismissal (Refund Policy applies).
  • Students are NOT allowed to diagnose conditions or prescribe any medication or supplements. NO SUGGESTING SUPPLEMENTS TO CLIENTS OR FELLOW STUDENTS.

Students are encouraged to ask questions regarding what is expected. Rules will be discussed the first day. Please remember, we want to see you succeed and will work hard with you to excel!

 

 

Equipment Training

As an I-ACT recognized school we encourage every student to enroll for the full 100 hour course to become certified with I-ACT as a Level I Colon Hydrotherapist; however, we now offer an equipment only course for those individuals who may simply want to purchase a LIBBE (a $1500 discount)! This 50 hour course is completed in only five (5) days for $1,350. The cost includes a Study Guide, colonics, and healthy meals and transportation as listed above. The course runs from Tuesday at 8:30am through the following Saturday at 7:00pm. Classes for the five (5) days include daily lunch breaks. Besides learning how to use, operate and maintain a LIBBE device, training will include:

  • Contraindications – Health & Sanitation – Disease & Infection
  • Marketing – Business & Ethics – Advertising & Legal Aspects

ANGEL OF WATER Equipment training

Angel of Water Equipment training ia a 2 day training from 8:30 until 5:00. This training can be held 2 days before the I-ACT/ Libbe training. Or simply call the School Director to see when she is available to teach you your 2 day AOW training. Total equipment training is $600.00 plus $60.00manufacturer certificate fee. Total $660.00.

LET US COME TO YOU!

Instead of sending a group of four or more students to us, we may be able to come to your facility and train there! Call for details.

Course Schedule

Please check back frequently or call our office for updates. For those students that prefer a slower pace, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Thank you!

I-ACT / LIBBE TRAINING COURSE

EQUIPMENT TRAINING

Jan 2nd – Jan 12th, 2018 (OFF Sunday 1/7/18)

Jan 2nd – 6th, 2018

Feb 20th – Mar 2nd, 2018 (OFF Sunday 2/25/18)

Feb 20th – 24th, 2018

May 8th – May 18th, 2018 (OFF Sunday 5/13/18)

May 8th – 12th, 2018

June 26th – July 6th, 2018 (OFF Sunday 7/1/18)

June 26th – 30th, 2018

Sept 25th – Oct 5th, 2018 (OFF Sunday 9/30/18)

Sept 25th – 29th, 2018

Nov 6th – Nov 16th, 2018 (OFF Sunday 11/11/18)

Nov 6th – 10th, 2018

I-ACT / ANGEL OF WATER

EQUIPMENT TRAINING

Feb 18th – Feb 28th, 2018 ( Off Sunday)

 Feb 18th, 19th

 May 6th –May 16th, 2018 ( Off Sunday)

May 6th, 7th

 June 24th- July 4th, 2018 ( Off Sunday)

 June 24th, 25th

 Sept 23rd – Oct 3rd, 2018 (Off Sunday)

 Sept 23rd, 24th

 Nov 4th – Nov 14th, 2018 ( Off Sunday)

 Nov 4th, 5th

 

I-ACT / LIBBE / ANGEL OF WATER

Feb 18th- March 2nd, 2018

May 6th – May 18th, 2018

June 24th – July 4th, 2018

Sept 23rd – Oct 5th, 2018

Nov 4th – Nov 16th, 2018

LIBBE only: July 31st – August 10th, 2018
ANGEL OF WATER only: July 29th – August 8th, 2018
Both LIBBE and ANGEL OF WATER: July 29th – August 10th, 2018

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in calling! In the meantime,

CLEAN YOUR BODY AND LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE…
… START WITH YOUR COLON!

12/30/2015