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ABOUT2018-02-06T19:08:31+00:00

The DiaNova Mission

DiaNova’s mission is to enable individuals to build and maintain spiritually-grounded, loving, nurturing and healthy loving and intimate relationships, particularly for persons who are impeded by high anxiety, trauma and related causes.  At DiaNova we emphatically believe that the spirit, mind and body need to be integrated in order to heal. The key DiaNova differentiator is combining spiritual guidance together with experiential work that integrates breathing, touching, sensing and moving as necessary components of complete and thorough healing and lifelong change. Other aspects of the healing spans from cognitive reframing of unhelpful beliefs to catching up on simple dating skills that have not been used for a long time, depending on where the client lands on the intimacy anxiety spectrum.

“The key DiaNova differentiator is combining spiritual guidance together with experiential work that integrates breathing, touching, sensing and moving as necessary components of complete and thorough healing and lifelong change.”

To make this healing a reality, a key part of DiaNova’s mission is to train and develop DiaNova mentors and therapists. The DiaNova Institute is committed to the academic study, teaching, treatment and advancement of Health and Intimacy Studies and Clinical Health and Intimacy Studies. We offer certificate programs in Health and Intimacy Studies and Clinical Health and Intimacy Studies that are the fundamental educational building blocks we have designed for establishing practicing mentors and therapists. These certificate courses build the foundation for the advanced DiaNova Spiritual programs for mentors and therapists. All the courses we sponsor, both through the Foundation and the Institute, are based around our tenets (see section that follows).

Another group of people we intend to train are professionals who want to add health and intimacy expertise to their existing qualifications. These could be therapists, doctors, nurses, forensic professionals, social workers, lawyers, school mentors, coaches, and a host of other professions. By adding expertise in Health and Intimacy Studies and the advanced DiaNova experiential methodologies to their existing qualifications and credentials, professionals will both expand their reach and improve their earning potential.

Another critical aspect of the DiaNova Institute mission is the continuous certification of DiaNova mentors and therapists and the organizations that utilize their services. We help provide the confidence to clients and regulators that DiaNova experiential therapy is carried out to the highest standards and that all our methods, processes and procedures are ethical, legal and effective.

The final component of the DiaNova Institute mission is our dedication to research. We are at heart a believer in the scientific method and a data-driven organization (both qualitative and quantitative).   DiaNova was built on the pioneering work of Dr. Elaine Floyer in defining Intimacy Anxiety Disorder, and defining and testing effective treatments for it. As referenced earlier, DiaNova Institute’s strategic plan includes offering accredited Masters’ and PhD programs that will provide an arena for the growth and development of high quality research.

DiaNova Foundation is registered as a religious nonprofit corporation by the State of California. The DiaNova Institute is an education program that has applied for licensing by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The DiaNova Institute is also seeking accreditation from The Accreditation for Career and Occupational Schools, Inc (ACOS). The current classes offered by The DiaNova Foundation and the DiaNova Institute do not need approval by BPPE or ACOS.

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