Course Description



You will learn: 

• The shortcomings of traditional cancer support services 
• Key elements to make your cancer support program stand out 
• The advantages of a patient-driven over a protocol-driven program 
• How to do a holistic intake and make a holistic needs assessment 
• The difference between a tumor-oriented and a host-oriented approach 
• Criteria for evaluating alternative cancer therapies 
• Rationales for implementing CAM cancer treatments 
• How to design an individualized holistic game plan 
• Fascinating patient case stories 
• Resources for minimizing treatment side effects 
• How to help your patients prevent recurrence 
• The advantages of nutrition in a cancer treatment program 
• Foods to include and foods to avoid and why 
• How to guide patients in making dietary changes 
• The crucial importance of detoxification 
• Key detoxification methods 
• Natural ways to deal with pain 
• Types of nutritional supplements that are most valuable 
• The powerful connection between stress and cancer 
• How to help patients benefit from their disease experience 
• Appropriate ways to empower patients to make informed decisions 
• When to refer cases out and where

Certification features: 


•Downloadable training materials 
• Membership in our Affiliate program and ability to purchase our educational materials at a discount 
• Signed certificate 
• Listing on the BeatCancer.org website as an approved counselor 
• Permission to use our certification program logo on your marketing materials and website 
• Client referrals when appropriate 
• 9.5 self-reported CEUs

Program benefits:
 
• Expand your client base 
• Enhance the quality of your service 
• Receive training from an experienced, knowledgeable, dynamic educator 
• Learn practical information that can directly impact the health of your clients 
• Improve your revenue stream


Frequently Asked Questions: 

1) How long will the course take?

Depending on how much experience and education in the related subject matter you have and how much time you can devote to the course, it could take a few weeks to a few months.

2) Does it expire?

Yes, After one year, one must renew membership at $10 per month.

3) Do I need any formal education or professional experience?

No, you just need a passion to learn and a passion to help others.

4) Do you help me find clients? What support do you offer?

We have a profile page that lists our coaches and their bio information for prospective clients. There is also the option to be featured on our site and our Facebook page through our “Intro To A Coach” blog. Here, our large member base can get to know you and your business more personally.

5) I live in another country. Will your course pertain to other cultures?

Our course is based on over 40 years of experience, as well as research compiled by our founder, Susan Silberstein. Can is a universal disease and what is involved in healing is true for all cultures worldwide.

6) Do I have to purchase any other materials?

No, our course fee is inclusive.

7) Do I need insurance to coach?

Since you are not providing medical advice you do not need insurance. However, it is always good to have liability insurance. It is very inexpensive. 

8) Can I log back in to refer to the course in the future?

Yes, you can refer to the course for up to a year and as long as your membership is up to date after your first year. You can also download and print some of the material.

9) Is there continuing education?

We update the coach’s private log-on site and private Facebook page with new education included with your certification. However, adding new education modules is in the works.

10) How much is renewal? What are the benefits of renewing?

Coach Status Membership Renewal is $10 per month (waived for the first 12 months). This fee allows you to continue being listed on our profile page. It also allows you the benefits of membership including the log-onsite and Facebook page, affiliate privileges, access to our naturopathic doctor, and use of our logo and materials.

11) What do I have to do to renew? Do I have to buy anything?

For the first year membership fee's are waived, starting year two membership fees resume at $10 per month. 

Ask about the many benefits of membership: cwagner@beatcancer.org

12) Do I get a discount on buying your materials?

Yes, there is a 10% discount on all materials. Also you may enroll as an affiliate and get 10% on anything you offer to your patients.

13) Can I use your logo and name to advertise my services?

Yes, as long as your certification is current.

14) Am I allowed to answer medical questions?

You must stay in the scope duties as a coach. We teach you what that is and how to refer out as needed.

15) Should I charge clients for my services?

When you dedicate yourself to your client's highest healing good and you dedicate your time to education, research, knowledge, heart and passion, thus helping cancer patients/families/survivors live well, and thrive through diagnosis, treatment or prevention...you also deserve to be paid. Your time is precious. Your dedication to hours are all for healing. Through my experience, most people will not receive the healing they truly need without some sort of balance or exchange. As coaches, we provide proven integrative tools and information for healing cancer, which help so many. When you do everything with a pure heart, helping all the people God sends your way...you help create the right environment for healing. Thus empowering them with hope and knowledge! A priceless gift!

Founder/Educational Director

Susan Silberstein PhD

For over three decades, Dr. Susan Silberstein served as Executive Director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education since she founded the organization in October of 1977 after the death of her young husband to cancer. She now serves as the Center's Educational Director. Susan is Editor of Immune Perspectives magazine, creator of the video Breast Cancer: The Diet Connection, and the author of several books, including the recipe books Hungry for Health and Hungrier for Health.An international speaker on nutrition, cancer prevention, and complementary and alternative medicine, Susan lectures frequently for medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs, universities, corporations, and other organizations. She has appeared on scores of radio and television talk shows, has coordinated hundreds of health conferences, and has counseled thousands of patients.For several years, Susan taught the psychology of health and disease in the Graduate Division of Counseling Psychology at Immaculata University. She also served as Educational Advisor to the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, as trainer for Ultimate Health Group and Peak Potentials, Inc., as Director of the Integrative Program for Cancer Prevention at the Village at Newtown Medical Center, and as consultant for various educational, clinical, and nutraceutical facilities. A frequent contributing writer and interviewee for various health publications, she is featured in Rutgers University Press’s Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies, among other books.A Phi Beta Kappa and Fulbright scholar, Susan is the recipient of the Jefferson Award of the American Institute for Public Service, the Legion of Honor Award of the Chapel of Four Chaplains, the Montgomery County Woman of Vision Award, the Founder’s Award of the National Foundation for Alternative medicine, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.Susan is also an accomplished linguist, a trained opera singer, and mother of four.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

  • 2

    RATIONALES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

    • Unconventional Cancer Therapies: Criteria for Evaluation and Rationales for Implementation

    • Conventional Cancer Therapy

    • The War On Cancer

    • Aggressive Therapy Versus Supportive Care

    • Patient Services Program Rationale Article

    • Quiz 2 - Rationales for Implementation

  • 3

    MAJOR UNCONVENTIONAL AND "UNPROVEN" THERAPIES

    • Major Unconventional and "Unproven" Therapies

    • Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies

    • Quiz 3 - Major Unconventional and "Unproven" Therapies

  • 4

    CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

    • Criteria for Evaluation

    • Criteria For Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies

    • Quiz 4 - Criteria for Evaluation

  • 5

    QUALITIES OF SUCCESSFUL PATIENTS

    • Qualities of Successful Patients

    • Patterns Of Exceptional Physical Healing

    • Quiz 5 - Qualities of Successful Patients

  • 6

    QUALITIES OF SUCCESSFUL COACHES

    • Qualities of Successful Coaches

    • How Can The Cancer Educator Help Best

    • Quiz 6 - Qualities of Successful Coaches

  • 7

    HOST ORIENTED APPROACH

    • Host Oriented Approach

    • Quotations On Natural Healing

    • Holistic Approach To Cancer-2

    • Quiz 7 - Host Oriented Approach

  • 8

    PATIENT INTAKE QUESTIONS

    • Patient Intake Questions

    • Patient Intake Questions

    • Quiz 8 - Patient Intake Questions

  • 9

    PSEUDO PATIENT CASE DEMONSTRATION

    • Pseudo Patient Case Demonstration

  • 10

    ANTI-CANCER MECHANISMS OF DIETARY CHANGE

    • Anti-Cancer Mechanisms of Dietary Change

    • Quiz 9 - Anti-Cancer Mechanisms of Dietary Change

  • 11

    MACRONUTRIENTS/FOODS TO EXCLUDE

    • Macronutrients/Foods to Exclude

    • Quiz 10 - Macronutrients/Food to Exclude

  • 12

    ANTI-CANCER SUPERFOODS/BIOLOGICAL TERRAIN

    • Anti-Cancer Superfoods/Biological Terrain

    • Quiz 11 - Anti-Cancer Superfoods/Biological Terrain

  • 13

    GUIDING PATIENTS THROUGH DIETARY CHANGE

    • Guiding Patients Through Dietary Change

    • Basic Dietary Regime for The Cancer Patient

    • Immune Perspectives Fall 2006 Green Tea

    • Coffee Article

    • HUNGRY FOR HEALTH Meal Planner Cover Sample Week

    • HUNGRY FOR HEALTH Meal Planner Blank Page

    • Quiz 12 - Guiding Patients Through Dietary Change

  • 14

    SPECIAL DIETARY TOPICS

    • Special Dietary Topics

    • Quiz 13 - Special Dietary Topics

  • 15

    DETOXIFICATION THEORY AND TECHNIQUES

    • Detoxification Theory and Techniques

    • What Symptoms to Expect When You Improve Your Diet

    • Coffee Enema Instructions

    • How To Take An Enema

    • 6 Ways Saunas Help Fight Cancer - Part 1

    • 6 Ways Saunas Help Fight Cancer - Part 2

    • 6 Ways Saunas Help Fight Cancer - Part 3

    • 6 ways Saunas Help Fight Cancer - Part 4

    • Lymph Purge

    • Quiz 14 - Detoxification Theory and Techniques

  • 16

    NATURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

    • Natural Pain Management Techniques

    • Quiz 15 - Natural Pain Management Techniques

  • 17

    SUPPLEMENTS FOR CANCER PATIENTS

    • Supplements for Cancer Patients

    • General Suggestions For Nutritional Supplementation For The Cancer Patient

    • Natural Agents for Chemotherapy Side Effects

    • ImmPower Natural Immune System Support

    • AvéULTRA Dietary Supplement

    • Chemo Radiation Tipsheets

    • Quiz 16 - Supplements for Cancer Patients

  • 18

    CANCER AND STRESS

    • Cancer and Stress

    • Quiz 17 - Cancer and Stress

    • Can Stress Cause Cancer - Part 1

    • Can Stress Cause Cancer - Part 2

    • Can Stress Cause Cancer - Part 3

    • Can Stress Cause Cancer - Part 4

  • 19

    THE CANCER-PRONE PERSONALITY

    • The Cancer-Prone Personality

    • Quiz 18 - The Cancer-Prone Personality

  • 20

    EMOTIONAL CORRELATES WITH SPECIFIC CANCERS

    • Emotional Correlates with Specific Cancers

    • The Success of Mind Body Therapy

    • Quiz 19 - Emotional Correlates with Specific Cancers

  • 21

    COPING STYLES AND SURVIVAL

    • Coping Styles and Survival

    • Quiz 20 - Coping Styles and Survival

  • 22

    CANCER AND SPIRIT

    • Cancer and Spirit

    • Quiz 21 - Cancer and Spirit

  • 23

    QUESTION OF FAITH INTRODUCTION AND FILM

    • Question of Faith Introduction and Film

    • Film Discussion

  • 24

    LESSONS FROM CASE STUDIES - PART 1

    • Lesson From Case Studies Part 1

    • Comprehensive Cancer Care Meeting Patients Core Needs

    • Quiz 22 - Lessons From Case Studies - Part 1

  • 25

    LESSONS FROM CASE STUDIES - PART 2

    • Lessons From Case Studies - Part 2

    • Quiz 23 - Lessons From Case Studies - Part 2

  • 26

    REFERRAL TYPES AND RESOURCES

    • Referral Types and Resources

    • Making Outside Referrals

    • Active Cancer Cells Double

    • Quiz 24 - Referral Types and Resources

  • 27

    STUDENT CASE PRESENTATIONS

    • Student Case Presentations

  • 28

    REVIEW AND DISCLAIMER

    • Review and Disclaimer

    • Hungry For Health Marketing Flier

    • Hungrier For Health Marketing Flier

    • Cancer Report Beat Cancer Ordering Info

    • Breast Cancer Book Flier And Order Form

    • Disclaimer

    • Disclaimer Document

    • Case Study for Final Exam

    • Final Exam

Reviews

5 star rating

Sabine Hope

Really amazing!!! I had breast cancer myself and now want to help women with breast cancer. With this course I feel totally prepared to go out and help.

Really amazing!!! I had breast cancer myself and now want to help women with breast cancer. With this course I feel totally prepared to go out and help.

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holisitc cancer coach certification

Ileana nguyen

Wow an amazing course. I have been seeing ca. patients for 5 years and trained as a nutritional therapists and working for 20 years as a clinical pharmacist ...

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Wow an amazing course. I have been seeing ca. patients for 5 years and trained as a nutritional therapists and working for 20 years as a clinical pharmacist I really loved this course which goes into a lot on the psychology of cancer patients and the relationship between mental health and cancer. What I would love to see is more current info on supplements such as liposomal nutrients, info on DCA, apricot kernels, curcumin, resveratrol, artemisinin , beta glucan, key anti-cancer compounds which have not been mentioned in the course. Also black seed oil and black seed as well. I love Susan's style of teaching she spoke with conviction and spoke clearly and I love all her videos. her tone of voice was so engagement. Overall an empowering course and I loved every minute learning. Thanks for keeping the cost reasonable considering it's certified. I hope more people use this program. Ileana Nguyen Cancer Specialist Pharmacist , Naturopathic Nutritionist, Certified Essential Oil Coach

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Excellent and informative course

Laura Favin

Thank you so much, not only for my own experience as a client of Beatcancer.org but with the wonderful and informative certification course. What a special o...

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Thank you so much, not only for my own experience as a client of Beatcancer.org but with the wonderful and informative certification course. What a special organization providing the most important of information. I highly recommend this course. Thank you for such a well presented program on a complex subject matter. I really enjoyed listening to Susan Silberstein teach, tell stories and present in such a comprehensive format. Thank you.

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Holistic Cancer Coach Certificacion

Edgardo A Rosas

Is a excellent course , I learn a lot to help others, and to teach them how we can fight together, regarding what we going to expect of the whole processes i...

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Is a excellent course , I learn a lot to help others, and to teach them how we can fight together, regarding what we going to expect of the whole processes in the battle of Cancer , and learn that is the host not the tumor , the interviews , the DVD, an the explanation in a simple way by Dr.Silberstein, is was excellent . I going to teach my Hispanic community that some time they do not have the tools in Spanish to pass thru all of this Cancer process, also for them to taken better decisions in their treatment orthodox, alternative or both. Thank you Dr. Silberstein for your knowledge. Edgardo Rosas

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Amazing course

Swikrati Singh

I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Susan mam was precise but profound. I feel empowered with the knowledge gained.

I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Susan mam was precise but profound. I feel empowered with the knowledge gained.

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Holistic Cancer Coach Certification - Highlty Recommended

Jeffrey Smith

I studied physiology in college and worked at five hospitals as well as in laboratories. I have studied in a complimentary areas such as NLP, ayurvedic and ...

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I studied physiology in college and worked at five hospitals as well as in laboratories. I have studied in a complimentary areas such as NLP, ayurvedic and Chinese 5 element theory. Moreover, I am a Stage IV prostate cancer Thriver. I found Susan Silberstein, PhD, training comprehensive and fascinating. I have visited or talked with a number of complimentary cancer support practices throughout the Midwest and Susan Silberstein's work added to my knowledge and confidence greatly. Inspiring and empowering. With infinite love and gratitude, thank you Susan. Jeffrey F.L. Smith Physiology, B.S., Michigan State University Certified C-IQ Coach, HeartMath Coach, Lifeline Practionier

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Amazing Workshop!

Melissa Hart

I am a holistic health practitioner, clinical hypnotherapist and functional nutritionist. I lost three family members to cancer during my life and have alw...

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I am a holistic health practitioner, clinical hypnotherapist and functional nutritionist. I lost three family members to cancer during my life and have always had a passion for learning more and getting at root causes and the linkages to the mind-body wellness equation. The material presented in this certification course truly impressed me and validated much of what I learned in my studies to date. I only wish that I had known about these resources and beatcancer.org 35 years ago. This is a very comprehensive, up-to-date program and I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a ton! Thank you for all that you do ---and may God bless you all for your continued time, dedication and commitment to this cause. Melissa L. Hart Chandler, Arizona

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It changed my perspective

Sandra Bullard

As a holistic practitioner, I was getting clients with cancer and some that were recovered and trying to prevent any recur. Not having had cancer myself, I f...

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As a holistic practitioner, I was getting clients with cancer and some that were recovered and trying to prevent any recur. Not having had cancer myself, I felt I had inadequate knowledge to answer their questions, guide and support their personal journey. By taking this course I was able to feel confident that I had the knowledge, the tools and the support that I needed to provide quality recommendations and could get answers to their questions or refer them to Dr. Silberstein for consultation. I used to think that I needed to get my patients to treat their cancer with natural methods. This course changed that perspective and helped me to see clearly that each person has their own path to follow. My job is just to support them in the ways that are taught so well in this program.

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A valuable learning

May Lagdameo

There were so many aspects of the course that are so valuable not only for me who is currently going through my second phase of treatment for breast cancer b...

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There were so many aspects of the course that are so valuable not only for me who is currently going through my second phase of treatment for breast cancer but to a lot more individuals who I will be able to help /assist in their journey towards complete healing...mind, body and soul. As a Health Coach, I have found my niche. This is an instrument towards fulfilling my life's purpose...thank you very much.

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Invaluable Training

Kim Selbert

As a health professional, I thought this training was invaluable, thorough and relevant. The information was comprehensive and the resources presented were ...

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As a health professional, I thought this training was invaluable, thorough and relevant. The information was comprehensive and the resources presented were wonderful! I am excited to utilize this training as part of a new private practice I will be creating as a Holistic Cancer Coach. Thank you, Susan, for the terrific videos and study materials. I am looking forward to this new endeavor and will be in touch with you to discuss cases in the near future. Kim Selbert, Health & Wellness Consultant

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