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Understanding IPNB: How Does IPNB Differ from Neuroscience?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 14, 2023

Interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) seeks to explain how the nervous system and the brain develop. IPNB seeks to explain how the mind, brain, and relationships act together and how they change throughout life. Also known as relational neurobiology, it developed in the 1990s and has gained credence in the following decades.  

This post discusses IPNB and its practical implications in managing daily living. It will cover what lessons you can learn through PCC's course and how this knowledge is beneficial.  

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Topics: Interpersonal Neurobiology, institute for health professionals

What Physical Therapists Can Learn from PCC's 200-hour Ayurveda Yoga Program

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 13, 2023


PCC's 200-hour yoga teacher class certifies people for yoga teaching. The course also lays a solid legal and foundational basis to take the 300-hour yoga teacher certification course and become a 500-hour RYT. Taking PCC's 200-hour yoga teacher class also equips you with pertinent knowledge to make your students reach their wellness potential.  

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals, Ayurveda

Meet Your Instructor: Brandy Cummings - Functional Nutrition

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 08, 2023

Brandy Cummings, MS, CN, NC, CKNS, BCHN, CGP

Brandy is a graduate of Bauman college, earned her MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, and is a current doctoral student studying Clinical Nutrition at the University of Western States. Additionally, she is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Nutritionist in Washington state, a Certified AIP Coach, a Certified Gluten-free practitioner, a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist, and has passed her Certified Nutrition Specialist exam. 

Brandy specializes in epigenetics and  environment-rooted disorders and conditions such as mycotoxin and biotoxin illness, parasitic infections, lyme disease and coinfections, and how these can impact a person’s life from preconception to postpartum and beyond. She has coined this phase of one’s life as the Pan-natal® phase and clearly defines an up-to-date, effective, and life-changing health journey and roadmap so that people can not only impact their health and well being, but also their children, and future generations to come. 

Brandy’s mission in life is to improve the health of future generations and believes the ultimate in preventative medicine is to support the lives of parents before their children are born. Brandy is the owner of Pivotal Origins where she supports families 1:1 as well as teaches classes in her local community. Brandy is also the lead Nutritionist with The Self-Esteem Project which focuses on improving the health of communities through animated education nutrition content in K-6 schools. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition

Is It Better to Take PCC's 200-hour or 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 05, 2023


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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals, Yoga

Meet Your Instructor: Emily Somervell - IPNB

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 03, 2023

Emily Somervell (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience serving children and adults in mental health counseling, mentoring, crisis response and medical social work services.  She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and then received a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University.   

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Interpersonal Neurobiology

Become Qualified to Share Wellness with PCC's 200-hour Yoga Program

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 28, 2022

Wellness is a growing focus in the healthcare industry, and Portland Community College's 200-hour yoga program is a great way to become certified as a yoga teacher. Holistic wellness connects body, mind, and spirit through yoga's physical postures, meditation, and breathwork. It provides the additional focus of Ayurvedic yoga, qualifying people to teach a full-body wellness lifestyle.  

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals, Ayurveda

Expand Your Qualifications with 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 21, 2022

As a dedicated or aspiring yoga teacher, earning a 500-hour yoga teacher certification provides you with a broad level of accreditation. Completing the 200-hour training program allows you to proceed with the 300-hour yoga teacher training program and become a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. You can expect to comprehend yoga's effects on the mind better as you participate in the programs. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Yoga

How PCC's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Teaches the Art and Science of Ayurveda

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 13, 2022


PCC's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification prepares individuals to teach both Yoga and (Ayurveda), providing benefits beyond yoga alone. Our Registered Yoga Teacher training program is approved by Yoga Alliance and gives you the practical and theoretical knowledge required for personal and professional transformation. Yoga teacher certification requires you to complete four 50-hour modules.  

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals, Ayurveda

Meet Your Instructor: Bum Sang Kim - IPNB

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 28, 2022

Bum Sang Kim has dedicated most of his career as an educator, teaching various courses based
on his diverse educational background. He teaches graduate courses in psychology as an adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University while teaching various physics courses as a full-time instructor at Biola University, where he taught as an adjunct faculty for over six years.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Interpersonal Neurobiology

Meet Functional Nutrition Instructor, Tish Campbell, PhD, MScN

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 19, 2022

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

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