Holistic Pulsing in
New Zealand Aotearoa

The official website of The New Zealand Holistic Pulsing Guild, Inc (1992) We welcome your questions and comments.

For general information or further enquiries, please email info@holisticpulsing.org.nz

Updated April 2018

This website is administered by The New Zealand Holistic Pulsing Guild, Inc.
The site aims to support and network members and facilitate the wider Mind-Body arena. With integrity we aim to uphold the ethics, standards and policy of the New Zealand Holistic Pulsing Guild, Inc.

Integrative / Full Membership

A minimum requirement of the Guild Diploma, National Certificate or equivalent training. Applicant is to sit an accreditation process to become an integrative practitioner. This happens only once, then an annual APC to be submitted to remain a registered integrative practitioner.

This level is for practicing members, working at the deeper HP levels at the MindBody interface. More evidence is required to demonstrate a commitment to on going growth/training.

The benefits of this membership level include  the quarterly newsletter “Ripples”,  networking and information, access to the HP Guild library, support for complaints for members with a current APC, mentoring, access to workshops as well as access to advertise on the Guild website, option to join the Guild insurance scheme.

Accreditation Process

Receiving an Accreditation certificate requires:

  • Evidence of relevant training in HP and/or statement of experience.
  • Fulfillment of competencies and the recognition of scope of practice for Mind/Body work.
  • Demonstration of ability – giving a proficient HP session to a member of the Accreditation Board (or demonstrate a session observed by a member of the Accreditation Board).
  • Answer some questions eg how would I adapt this for pregnancy? Or what are some of the contra-indications for HP? What are your boundaries? Confidentiality?
  • Self evaluation (Where am I in my personal and professional journey? What are my goals?  Where are my strengths ?  What are my learning edges statement).
  • A proposed schedule of Professional supervision.
  • Current First aid certificate.

Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)

  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Supervisors report from a professional supervisor.
  • Peer review/assessment of a practical session.
  • Self evaluation (Where am I in my personal and professional journey? What are my goals?  Where are my strengths ?  What are my learning edges statement).
  • Evidence of on-going training. A minimum of 20 hours. This can include workshops, attending retreats, personal reflection and work, books read/studies related to on-going growth.

Competencies and Scope of Practice

A Holistic Pulsing Guild Accredited Integrative / Full Member will be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate ability to work within the principles and essentials of Holistic Pulsing.
  • Knowledge of the indications and contra-indications for Holistic Pulsing, and the practitioner’s own range of competencies.
  • Gather relevant client history and information, including client focus, intention, preferences and expectations, and relevant medical conditions. Have a system to keep clear records of each HP session.
  • Contracting with the client a care plan including:
  1. a range of interventions
  2. client self-management and after-care
  3. information about Holistic
  4. explanation of possible side-effects
  5. Be able to demonstrate knowledge of any contra-indications for HP.
  • Offering a range of Holistic Pulsing options from relaxing to therapeutic in the context of client self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-responsibility.
  • Facilitating the client/practitioner relationship with respect, attention, acceptance and confidentiality.
  • Facilitating a Holistic Pulsing session within the agreed client/practitioner contract and time frame.
  • Responding to the client from a holistic perspective so as to include considerations of a mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and contextual/environmental nature.
  • Attention to the clients’ experience including observation of verbal and non-verbal cues, range of movement, comfort and encouraging or facilitating client self-report.
  • Delivery of rocking movement and stretching techniques according to Holistic Pulsing Scope of practices and principles, including safe touch and  gentle movement appropriate to the clients’ needs.
  • Facilitating the client’s awareness of their own condition through body/mind connections and insights.
  • Support and appropriate engagement with the clients’ ongoing emotional state of being.
  • Communicating to enhance and facilitate the clients’ inner process, awareness, range of choices and integration.
  • Ability to apply Holistic Pulsing in a range of situations such as pregnancy, the elderly, people with disability, and special needs groups.
  • Referring a client to the appropriate health professionals where the needs of the client fall outside the Holistic Pulsing Guild Scope of Practice, or the practitioners’ range of competency, or where Holistic Pulsing is contra-indicated.
  • Professional presentation and behaviour according to the Holistic Pulsing Guild
  • Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the NZ Law with relation to CAM (Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) practice eg. Health and Disability Commission.
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