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ABOUT

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HI, I'M BARBARA MARQUARDT

I am the Founder of the Holistic Individual Parkinson Program, (HIPP). The focus of this program is to educate people on the importance of holistic health practices, and how it improves lives with Parkinson’s. The Holistic Individual Parkinson Program will enlighten and enliven people to understand they can take control of their health, even with a Parkinson diagnosis. Just as other conditions can be improved, so can Parkinson’s with the right tools. I have worked diligently as an educator and advocate, leading and teaching others to enhance wellbeing with Parkinson’s.     

Education

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Education, in Community Health Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Studies, in Policy and Program Development. My graduate program focused on successful aging, and I was among the first class of Master Certified Health Education Specialists, (MCHES), nationally certified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). The MCHES certification indicates advanced-level health knowledge, skills, and commitment to the advancement of the health profession. 

Experience

In 2015, I was certified in Wellness in Clinical Practice, (WCP) by the National Wellness Institute, and I continued my education with the Fundamentals of Lifestyle Coaching, through Wellcoaches School of Coaching, and the Progressive Practitioner Coaching Program, a Functional Medicine Coaching Program. Additionally, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, (RYT) through Yoga Alliance, and I am trained in Usui Shiki Ryoho, First Degree Course in Usui/Tibetan System of Reiki Healing. I was also certified as a Biofeedback Practitioner through the Board of Advanced Natural Health Sciences, (BANHS).

Author

I am a published self-help Author of the book, Good. Grief. 10 Ways to Heal with Love and Kindness, which was written after the loss of my Father who had Parkinson’s. 

Professional

I consulted for a digital health company supporting product and marketing teams by creating health education content. Additionally, I worked in nonprofit in Health Promotion, and as a Grants and Strategic Relations Manager.  

I am the current volunteer Editor and past Board Member of a Parkinson newsletter, in addition to volunteering previously for the National Parkinson Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, InMotion, and local Parkinson’s Support Groups.   

 

Currently, I am working One-to-One with people with Parkinson’s, and their families and friends. Through my Holistic Individual Parkinson Program, I will soon be releasing a new, holistic health and wellness publication specifically for people with Parkinson’s. 

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