Meet Mike Bono, certified Natural Health Therapist.
After a decade in the construction industry, Mike found himself being pulled in a completely different career direction. Watching his coworkers, friends and family be continually dissatisfied with their health and wellness, he grew tired of being witness to their frustrations, but then Naturopathy all but slapped him in the face. He was introduced to Dr. Burgess of Natures Helping Hand, and after discussion about Naturopathy and what exactly goes into becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, she recommended the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education.
Mike enrolled in June 2020, and has never looked back since.
With two certifications, over 1200 hours of instruction on dozens of natural therapies and countless more in personal study, walking with clients on their health journey is something Mike is honored to be able to do each day.
In Mike's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, reading, working/volunteering at fan conventions, spending time outside, and listening to podcasts.
Education and Certifications
Natural Health Therapist 2023
Natural Health Educator 2021
Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education 2021 - Present
First Do No Harm: Naturopaths follow three guidelines to avoid harm to their clients:
Utilize methods and therapies which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary;
Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
Acknowledge, respect, and work with individual's self-healing process.
The Healing Power of Nature: Naturopaths recognize the inherent self-healing process within people. Naturopaths act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
Identify and Work with the Cause: The naturopath seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely suppress symptoms.
Work with the Whole Person: Naturopaths evaluate each client by taking into account each individual's physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors.
Doctor as Teacher: Naturopaths educate their clients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of an advisory relationship.
Prevention: Naturopaths emphasize the prevention of illness by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility, and by making appropriate interventions with their clients to prevent illness.