Frequently Asked Questions
We receive a lot of questions regarding various aspects of the school and the study. Here we have answered the most commonly asked questions for you.
Are you concerned you won’t be able to pay the investment?
We understand your concern. Here are a few pointers that might help ease your concern.
- To be in the School of Health Mastery is not an expense, it’s an investment. All of our students are in agreement that this is one of the best investments they have ever made.
- The students not only receive an integrated, deep, and practical education, they also experience profound self-healing physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, and a personal transformation that goes beyond any price.
- The education and growth the student receives benefits not only herself/himself, but his or her whole family, friends, and colleagues as well as possible future clients.
- “If there is a will, there is a way!” If you feel a calling to come to the school and are determined to make it happen, then we trust that there will be a way. The stronger your longing and determination to join the school, the more likely it is that you will be “helped”—and help can show up in many ways. Sometimes you’ll have to look outside the box to find the way.
- The study does not qualify for student loans, but many students have been able to get some financial assistance from their unions since studying in the School of Health Mastery is considered further education.
- We also have a Young Living fund, where we support second and third year students with tuition or traveling expenses.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE?
Will studying take up a lot of time?
- Since classes are only every other month, and a big part of the teaching is online, you will not be spending that much actual time in school. And you are free to do the assignments when you have time.
- There is no exam at the school and you are completely free to do the assignments whenever you can. Some students join the school just for themselves and their healing and personal growth, and they never return any assignments (of course, they don’t graduate either). This is your choice: If you want to focus on yourself and your healing and growth, then that is absolutely fine with us.
- We have had students in the school who are dyslexic, had poor English skills, worked full time, and had children—and they still finished all the assignments and graduated on time at the completion of the three years of study. If they can do it, so can you!
- Of course, it also depends on how quickly you read and write and how self-disciplined you are.
I’M NOT SURE I’LL HAVE THE ENERGY TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY
- You are wondering whether you’ll have enough energy to fully participate in the study on top of everything else you are already doing. Most of what you learn in the school will give you more energy and strength.
- Each live class is time to rejuvenate and charge your batteries in the best company of people who are traveling the same journey you are. In addition, we urge our students to simplify their lives as much as possible during the years in school, using the time to focus on themselves, make positive life changes, and otherwise just enjoy these three years fully.
I AM NOT GOOD IN ENGLISH
- Most of the books you will read and use in the school are in English because good teaching books are not available in a local language.
- Additionally, most of our expert teachers are from other countries and will be teaching in English. All teachers speak simple and easily-comprehensible English and will repeat their teachings on and off. And, of course, someone is always ready to translate if there is a need for it! As we mentioned above, some students have had poor English skills in addition to being dyslexic and they still graduated right on time.
WHY DO I HAVE TO TAKE OBLIGATORY EXTRA CLASSES?
- To graduate from the School of Health Mastery, you need to complete Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Pathology 1 & 2, Ethics, and First Aid. These classes are necessary to qualify as a Complementary Health Care provider according to the joint ruling of all Nordic umbrella associations of complementary medicine disciplines.
- You do not need to have finished these classes before joining the School of Health Mastery; you can take them alongside your study in the evening, via long-distance, or in day classes, whichever suits you best. And if you are just coming into the school for yourself, then there is no need to take these classes, although we would like to point out that some of the classes, such as iridology and sclerology, require knowledge of how the body works. Because of this, we encourage our students to take Anatomy & Physiology the first year.
WHAT ARE MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES?
- Masters of Health can become registered Complementary Health Care providers through the Nordic umbrella organizations for all complementary and alternative health and healing disciplines.
- Graduates often work as health advisors, but we do not put any limitations on how to use the knowledge you have received from us. Indeed, we encourage all our graduates to find their own way.
- Some of the ways graduates of the School of Health Mastery have put their education to use include:
- One graduate opened a health food restaurant.
- One graduate works as an herbalist assistant.
- One graduate focuses on helping women with fibromyalgia.
- One graduate has an herbal online store.
- One graduate offers 3 month long Lifestyle Changes seminars.
- Some graduates have a health master practice where they offer everything they have learned.
- Some graduates prefer to help people with their emotional and mental health.
- Some graduates offer a Goddesses & Roses spa day.
IS THE MASTERY OF HEALTH DIPLOMA VALID IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
- The study is recognized by the Icelandic Ministry of Education as a secondary school in natural medicine, but there is no international standard for a naturopathic diploma. Schools around the world vary in their chosen curriculum and length of study. The School of Health Mastery is unique in its emphasis on eye analysis and body/mind connection.
- Our expert teachers from abroad, who also teach elsewhere, have told us that we have a solid education compared to others.
- Our graduates can become members of various national and international associations and guilds, such as the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists, and the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA).