Season Johnson is a Nutritional Therapist, Essential Oil Expert and Founder of the KICKcancER Movement.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME AN NTP?
We adopted my daughter Selah Mae when she was born; she was born to a very health-compromised birth mom. My sister Anna Penick had recently started the NTA program and was sharing with us about how we could support Selah’s health through real food. As a new mom I was desperate for this information!
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHY YOU CHOSE NTA FOR YOUR HOLISTIC NUTRITION EDUCATION?
It was recommended by my sister and I loved the principals of how NTA educated on nutrition.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND WHY?
Receiving science-based evidence so that I could confidently promote the ideas of real food! I also enjoyed meeting other like-minded individuals and developing lasting relationships with some of these awesome people!
HOW ARE YOU CURRENTLY USING THE EDUCATION YOU RECEIVED THROUGH THE NTA?
I educate and empower individuals, families and alike on how to obtain real health by using nutrition, detox and essential oils. Specifically, we started a non-profit called KICKcancER, where we educate families going through cancer, how to use these therapies as a compliment to their conventional treatment so that they can THRIVE through a cancer diagnosis.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE.
I am not seeing clients on an individual basis any longer (when my son Kicker was diagnosed with Leukemia on Dec 4, 2013, I closed my private practice to care for him). But now I have the opportunity to use our powerful story of how my son is truly thriving through a cancer diagnosis, to educate and empower people all over the world to use REAL food, detox therapies and essential oils to support their health. I do online classes, put on educational retreats, and travel and teach classes all over the USA. Most recently I had the opportunity to teach the San Francisco 49ers about Nutrition + Detox + Essential oils!
CAN YOU DESCRIBE ANY OBJECTIONS YOU HAD TO OVERCOME BEFORE STARTING THE PROGRAM OR YOUR BIGGEST FEAR BEFORE TAKING THE LEAP?
Not before starting the program. But I can tell you that as an NTP who had a thriving private practice – where my job was to help folks overcome health crises – I really questioned everything I learned when my son was diagnosed with cancer. You see, I went through the NTA program when he was born. He was the healthiest little boy. We raised our kids from birth on real food, implemented holistic therapies to support them and really, truly “practiced what I preached,” to my clients. So you can imagine the devastation when my own son was diagnosed with cancer. I immediately thought every one of my clients would think I was a fraud. I questioned everything I had learned and done. I felt so helpless and furious that MY baby, who was so healthy, with whom I thought I had done everything right, was now fighting for his life. That said, my foundation of education was all we had to grasp onto to help his body stay strong through conventional cancer treatment (which, by the way, is required by law in the USA if you are under the age of 18). So we immediately put our fear and questioning aside and continued to support his body through real food, detox and essential oils.
IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU CAN SHARE WITH NEW GRADUATES?
You may not know the reason you are going through this program…and you may not even know what you are going to do with the education once you are complete, but I urge you that you cannot keep this information to yourselves. Even if you implement what you learn with your own family and friends, you will change lives. If I hadn’t gone through this program, I don’t know that my son would be healthy and strong and KICKING cancer!
WHAT HAS BEEN ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE CLIENT SUCCESSES THUS FAR?
My own son.
WERE THERE ANY HEALTH CHALLENGES YOU WERE PERSONALLY EXPERIENCING PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN THE PROGRAM?
We were fairly healthy as a family before starting this program. I was just excited to learn more about obtaining true health!
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH JOURNEY IN APPLYING THE PROGRAM’S CONCEPTS TO YOUR OWN SITUATION AS YOU WERE GOING THROUGH THE CURRICULUM?
Kicker has been in treatment for Type B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for 3 years now. In those 3 years he has never been hospitalized, never needed a blood transfusion, never needed platelets. He doesn’t throw up, he doesn’t have neuropathy, he barely lost his hair (we thought it was starting to fall out and so in the horror of watching my baby boy’s hair fall out we decided to shave it – and it literally grew right back). He has a ton of energy, he has a great appetite and truly you guys, our son is thriving. His labs are comparable to a “normal” healthy child. Although I have to believe that chemo has played a role in his health (maybe I believe that because I knew we didn’t have a choice) I know without a doubt that it is because we have used real food, detox methods and essential oils to support his body through this process and support the underlying cause of his diagnosis. I would have never guessed in a million years that the reason I went through NTP school, was so that I would have the tools I needed to keep my baby alive and to then help cancer families all over the world, by teaching them how to use these precious tools!
WHAT ARE A FEW OF YOUR GO-TO SNACKS?
Organic raw cheese with a piece of butter on top (for real ) organic jerky, avocado with sea salt, fresh pressed organic juice, Jilz Paleo Crackers with butter on top
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TREAT OR INDULGENCE?
Coffee (with lots of coconut oil) and wine (duh).
WHAT’S THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
People Over Profit (by Dale Partridge) such a good reminder of our WHY and that as long as we put people over profit, we will truly succeed in our business.
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE WHO IS THINKING ABOUT BECOMING AN NTP/NTC?
This course will give you the information you need to be able to truly THRIVE through life. As a mom, to know that I have the knowledge of how to help my family be strong and healthy, is something that I couldn’t ever put a price on. Do it, your health and the health of your loved ones depends on it!
You can find out more about Season and her endeavors, Season Johnson and KICKcancER, by visiting seasonjohnson.com and http://kickcancermovement.org and fortiswellness.com.