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Give Yourself Permission to THRIVE



TEMPE, Ariz. (January 4, 2016)—Simplify. Release. Organize. Improve. Thrive. The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine recently opened registration for its winter Thrive series, which offers patients and the community affordable, fee-based, quality programming covering movement, nourishment and personal empowerment.

“At SCNM, we believe that getting healthy is more than simply a visit to the physician,” said Melissa Winquist, SCNM’s Vice Presidents of Student Affairs and the creator of Thrive. “Healing and health take place outside the doctor’s office. They occur through lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, and in how we feed our mind, body and soul. Thrive aims to provide the community with tools to create their own paths to wellness.”

Thrive offers courses and classes focused on three areas:

Movement classes include yoga, tai chi, meditation and more, all taught by some of the best instructors in the valley. Each class offering respects the student’s starting point, from limited mobility due to health issues or injury, to those seeking greater ease, flexibility and concentration.

Nourishment classes are designed to help participants cook delicious and healthy food. These courses can be especially helpful for those struggling with particular health conditions, sensitivities and dietary restrictions. Executive chefs, nutritionists and physicians show you how to make healthy meals that don’t sacrifice taste.

Empowerment classes, seminars and workshops provide participants with the information needed to make informed decisions for actively participating in their own health. Many of these classes support treatment protocols by naturopathic doctors in the SCNM Medical Center and Pain Relief Center. Topics may include: homeopathic remedies, reading food labels, natural treatments for allergies, how to choose dietary supplements and much more.

SCNM also recently partnered with ed2go to offer community education classes online, which users can access at any time. These noncredit courses feature high-quality lessons, expert online instruction, interaction with students and the flexibility to study at your own pace. New sessions begin monthly, with two lessons released each week for six weeks (totaling 12 classes). The online courses cover topics such as creating web pages, accounting fundamentals, speed Spanish, medical terminology, real estate investing and more.

To learn more and to sign up for Thrive’s winter classes, which begin January 11, 2016, or for information on our online classes, visit www.scnm.edu/thrive or call 480.222.9620. You may also pay an $8 drop-in fee for all Movement classes.

About SCNM:  The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine trains future physicians to focus on prevention, wellness and lifestyle changes, which addresses the root cause of the majority of the problems plaguing Americans. Located in Tempe, and founded in 1993, SCNM is an accredited higher-learning institution offering a four-year medical program. Adjacent to the college, the SCNM Medical Center is the largest naturopathic medical center in the Southwest and offers family and primary care using integrative modalities such as acupuncture, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, manipulation and pharmacology. It has more than 40 doctors and more than 200 student clinicians. For more information, visit www.scnm.edu