Welcome to the Institute of Stress Sciences (ISS) online training program!My name is Gage Tarrant, and I'm the founder of ISS. I look forward to working with you over the next year, and hopefully longer! This email includes a set of introductory instructional videos to watch that will prepare you for opening your device software once you have it in hand, in addition to listing an orientation to our live mentoringwebinars where you have access to an instructor and can ask questions about device usage and cases.
Our webmaster will be sending you information on how to log in and access your courses shortly. In the interim, below are introductory "software navigation" videos that will instruct you on how to get started using your new device software, beginning with opening the program and showing you how to enter a new client or patient, calibrating, testing, and orienting to what is referred to as the system's "main matrix". These videos will give you a solid foundation of understanding what you're seeing after a test. The steps outlined in these "Getting Started" videos below cover software navigation procedures you will follow in almost every session.
The instruction is recorded on a mix of Eductor/ Scio and Indigo softwares, which are identical in button clicks, with only a difference in color of background graphics that do not affect operation. The Eductor is the latest advent of devices of this type, and will have additional options exclusive to Eductor and annotated as such in the main Levels 1-2-3 training web pages. We are in the process of uploading all new Eductor videos throughout the summer, in addition to restructuring our program to incorporate educational research that utilizes the technology you're learning!
I also look forward to this year with you on the ISS live mentorship webinars, the orientation for which is at the bottom of this email.
The Mentorship webinars are my office hours where I answer questions about navigation and cases you may have during your supervised year of learning, often by demonstration on the software, so please do not hesitate to join us with any questions you may have. There are no questions too large or small.You have access to the Mentorship Group for one year as a part of your Levels 1-2-3 foundational training package. Our hours are flexible and you should be able to make at least one a month in person, although 14 hours of live attendance are required for certification.
Before you begin watching the training videos, please visit our website's orientation page with videos that will help you understand the educational process better:Orientation Page as this page includes practicing downloadable content in addition to preparing your computer to watch our videos.This orientation page should answer most of your questions. and is a helpful link to return to.As you will see, we have assembled the most comprehensive program in the field that combines recorded segments, written segments and live attendance support segments, which is vital to learning this technology properly.
However, please do not hesitate to come onto the live webinars even before you feel ready; you will absorb tips and pearls by osmosis, and they too are recorded for you to rewatch later.
Also, thank you for never forwarding your username and password to anyone outside of myself or firstname.lastname@example.org your username and password are case specific to you alone as a private single user account, thank you for observing this firm policy. (ISS student account sharing is strictly prohibited, as are the distribution of our single license .pdf's.) You will receive regular emails from email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, so please be sure to add these addresses to your contacts list and regularly check your spam folder until your server learns that our emails are safe.
In addition to a username and password to access our online pre-recorded standardizedtraining, you will receive an email from Terry Robinette who will be taking you through two of your starting correspondence courses that are required for certification: "How to Write an Informed Consent Form" and "Professional Practices". You should be able to complete these two courses by email within 90 days. These courses regard the most important forms and practices you will need to have in place as a foundation to practicing professionally while protecting both you and your clients or patients as soon as possible, and to begin gaining your required practice hours for certification.
I look forward to working directly with you this year on the Mentorship Webinars included in your training.