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The Canadian School of
Naturotherapies and Spiritual Development
The Only Home of the Registered Integrative Naturotherapist Diploma in Canada!

Frequently Asked Questions

A)        Are Naturotherapies regulated within the Provinces, Territories or at the Federal level?

At this time we know that some sub-groups within the Naturotherapies spectrum (such as Massage Therapists) do require special licensing within provinces and territories.  This is not presently necessary for individuals practicing Reiki, Intuitive Counseling or Energy Therapies.

B)         What is a ‘Registered Integrative Naturotherapist’?

Our school has ‘coined’ this terminology as its’ own.  It is presently in the process of being Trademarked ™.  We want to provide individuals who are studying Reiki, Intuitive Counseling and Energy Therapies a designation to represent the great amount of commitment and awareness that comes with their studies.  You will be able to provide far more than a typical Reiki treatment or Intuitive session when you have completed your studies.  You will be aware of the many levels of energy and consciousness at work while you are in session with your client and you will know how to incorporate numerous skills to support them.  You will ‘integrate’ all that you know in one session to provide the most comprehensive session for improved health and awareness for your client. You will also be able to encourage your client to utilize the services of other medical or alternative health-care professionals, thereby offering an integrative alliance for their greatest good.

C)         Will I be able to provide insurance forms to my clients?

Not yet.  It was not that long ago that Reiki practitioners could provide insurance forms for sessions. But insurance agencies have now insisted on greater amounts of class time for various Naturotherapy practitioners and even then they are not committed to ensuring that they will again honour receipts.  We will continue to watch the developments closely around this issue, as it would be most appropriate for Naturotherapists in every discipline with extensive education to be able to provide receipts for their clients. For more details on this area in question, please have a look at the website of the Association of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (A.N.N.).

D)        Why study with the CSNSD?  What is so significant about this school?

The Canadian School of Naturotherapies and Spiritual Development is one of a kind.  We are the only source in Canada for online Intuitive Development studies or counseling studies.  Our Reiki training is very high quality and is over 1100 hrs in study to become a Master/Teacher, ensuring you a Registered Integrative Therapist designation.  There are also no other Energy Therapy Diploma programs in Canada.  All in all, we are multi-disciplinary and our courses are established to provide you an integrative education, helping you to be of greater service to your community.

Our founders truly care about helping you to understand and enjoy your life more... not to mention assisting you with information that will help you in being an active member of making the world a better place. Our tutors will be there with you each step of the way and you will discover so much in your training that will inspire and amaze you!  


List of approximate time spent on course components.

        Reiki – Approx. 1220 hours + practicum towards R.I.N. designation

        Energy Therapies – Approx. 1550 hour + practicum towards R.I.N. designation

        Intuitive Counseling - Approx. 1230 hours + practicum towards R.I.N. designation


Market Trends

Very good reasons to consider a career in Naturotherapies...

  • By 2026 - 25% of the population will be 65 and over and in need of having greater health care.
  • The average health care expenditures per household have grown at a relatively fast pace, with an average annual growth rate of 5.7% from 1982 to 2002.
    It is speculated that the demand for services within the alternative health care industry will continue to grow, fueled in part by Canada's aging population and the increase           in chronic illness.
  • Findings from British Columbia's Fraser Institute study titled Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Canada: Trends in Use and Public Attitudes, 1997-2006 include:
  • In 2006, more than one-half (54%) of Canadians reported using at least one alternative therapy in the year prior to the survey, which was a 4% increase over the rate of use in 1997.
  • In the 12 months prior to the 2006 survey, the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicines and therapies were massage (19%), prayer (16%), chiropractic care (15%), relaxation techniques (14%), and herbal therapies (10%). Though the top 5 list was the same in 1997, the order was different.
  • Canadians used alternative therapies an average of 8.6 times during the year previous to the 2006 survey, which was similar to their use in 1996 (8.7 times).
  • Most people choosing to use alternative therapies in the 12 months preceding the survey did so to prevent future illness from occurring or to maintain health and vitality.·       
  • Of those who used alternative medicine in the 12 months prior, 53% of respondents in 2006 (down slightly from 56% in 1997) had not discussed their use of alternative medicine with their doctor.