HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREES
Dr. Alison J. Kay has a B.A.; Bachelors of Arts in English Literature, with a Creative Writing minor. She also has a M.P.A.; Masters of Public Administration, with an Environmental Policy concentration. She is also a Doctor of Philosophy as a Holistic Life Coach, Ph.D. Her doctorate program is the only one granting Ph.D.’s in Life Coaching, and the only one granting Ph.D.’s in Holistic Life Coaching. The program she attended is accredited by both The American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA) and The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER
Dr. Alison has been listed as a Holistic Health Practitioner with the American Holistic Health Association, AHHA, whose Board of Advisors has Deepak Chopra, M.D., Daniel Amen, M.D., Christiane Northrup, M.D., and Bernie Siegal, M.D. amongst its prestigious members. Hence, due to the integrity represented by these and the other members of the Board of Advisors, Alison chose to join this Association for Holistic Practitioners. http://ahha.org/ahhawhat.asp In support of local efforts to partner with other holistic practitioners offering discounts to the public so that preventative health and wellness services can compete with insurance covered services and people are more aware of their options. Dr. Alison is a featured practitioners with the Holistic Network of Tampa Bay, http://www.holistictampabay.com/home.php.
REIKI MASTER & ADAMANTINE HEALING MASTER CERTIFICATIONS
Additionally, Dr. Alison holds direct Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master lineage to the founder, removed by six. She is a member of the Professional and Regulatory Association for Reiki Practitioners, The International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP). (http:// www.iarpreiki.org/). She holds Level 5 Certification, Masters Level, for the Tibetan Energy Medicine Adamantine Healing System (AHS), and is a member of the International Association of Medical Intuitives (http://www.medical-intuitives.net/).
ADVANCED CERTIFIED THETAHEALING™ & ACCESS BARS™ PRACTITIONER
Dr. Alison has completed both the Basic and Advanced ThetaHealing™ Training (http://www.thetahealing.com). Additionally, she is a listed as a BARS practitioner with Access Consciousness™, (http://bars.accessconsciousness.com) having participated actively in most of the advanced classes. She has interviewed the founder, co-founder (3 times because he’s such fun!) as well as the worldwide coordinator of Access plus several other key facilitators on her radio show. She is actively integrated within this community, seeking what else is possible for our world today.
ASHTANGA YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Also an India trained Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher of 200 hours (RYT-200), Alison is registered with the international association in charge of setting standards and regulations for yoga teaching, Yoga Alliance, https://yogaalliance.org/content/what-we-do. Also a practicing yoga therapist, Alison has also been a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, http:// www.iayt.org/.
Additionally, Dr. Alison is a member of the international meditation organization founded by Tibetan Buddhist Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala, http:// www.shambhala.org/. This is one of the main Tibetan Buddhist and meditation communities and lineages within the United States, although it is international, which is the level she first joined at. She continues to deepen her training as a Buddhist Meditation Practitioner by now formally embarking on taking the Shambhala trainings locally in the newly formed Shambhala Center in St. Pete. Alison is also a member of a local Buddhist Meditation organization, the Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center for Meditation and Buddhism in Tampa Bay, http://www.meditationintampabay.org
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER & FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST
Dr. Alison also holds certification as a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council of Exercise (ACE), and holds an additional specialist certification in Fitness Nutrition via ACE, with a self-directed emphasis on Longevity Nutrition, http://www.acefitness.org/findanacepro/default.aspx, and is also a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the world’s largest association for fitness & wellness professionals, http://www.ideafit.com/.