A well thought out, put together and presented course which will add value to your coaching practice and personal health and wellbeing. Cathy Lawson, coach
The government’s Health and Social Care Bill became law in 2012 and may have the following impact on public healthcare services:
Those that work in the NHS may see their role extended to that of wellness coach as patients are encouraged to take increased ownership of their LTC alongside medical interventions.
Wellness coaching is also appropriate for private sector healthcare professionals. The growth of private healthcare lies in offering a range of solutions e.g. treatments, wellness coaching, products and services to potential buyers. The patient chooses their combination and alongside the health professional, co-creates and implements their wellness programme.
Coaches in healthcare and wellness form partnerships with their patients to optimize health and well-being by developing and sustaining healthful lifestyles. Wellness coaches help their patient enhance self-motivation and self-regulation, lever strengths, navigate the journey of change, and build other psychological resources such as mindfulness, positivity, hope, optimism, self-efficacy, and resilience.
The Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills places you, the healthcare professional, in the ideal place for best practice and positive career development.
The Diploma is offered through blended learning whereby you can start your course at any time of the year. The mode of delivery is by supported distance learning and supervised practice at times to suit. Features of blended learning:
This course is suitable for any conventional or complementary healthcare/wellness professional, nurse, coach, tutor or therapist wanting to integrate wellness coaching into their practice.
National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
The Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills will provide you with a professional qualification and is independently accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP). The NCP is one of the longest established and prestigious societies of its type in the UK and enjoys an international reputation.
Student membership is included in your fee when you are accepted onto the Diploma and following successful completion of the course, you are eligible for full NCP membership.
Complementary Medical Association (CMA)
Wellness Professionals at Work is a recognized and authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). This course carries CPD points (1 point for every hour of study or skills development).
Following successful completion of the course, you are eligible for full membership.
This mark represents an acknowledgement by the Association for Coaching that the Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills meets the course recognition criteria and is aligned with the AC's code of ethics and complaints process.
Association for Coaching
Wellness Professionals at Work is an organizational and training provider member of the Association for Coaching and is committed to the ethical development of coaching as a profession. Our coaching training is in line with the Association’s Code of Ethics and Good Practice.
Following successful completion of the Diploma and the gaining of coaching hours, you are eligible to apply for membership of the Association which has international recognition.
Pre-course reading: How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice by Laurel Alexander
Supervised skill development
This stage involves 30 hours of supervised skills development in Brighton, Sussex which you can have whenever you choose, weekdays or weekends, during the day or evening. You will be under supervision while working with volunteer clients working on authentic wellness issues. You will be:
- facilitating initial wellness assessments
- co-creating a wellness plan
- developing the use of positive body language
- developing rapport
- improving effective listening skills
- developing powerful questioning techniques
- practicing cognitive behavioural coaching
- using techniques in overcoming client resistance
- improving client motivation
- managing client change
There is a further four hours for learning tele-coaching skills which happens in your own location under your tutor's supervision. You need to identify two clients to work with, giving each client two sessions of 45 minutes.
Stage Three: Supported distance learning
You can complete Stage three and four consecutively.
Supported distance learning
The supported distance learning is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge you need in order to practice wellness coaching. As well as the pre-course textbook, two additional textbooks are provided. Based on this reading and your own self-directed study, you complete nine assignments from the workbook. Completed work is passed onto your tutor for marking and comment and returned to you.
Module 1: Emerging Healthcare Trends: Growth of the wellness industry - The changing face of healthcare
Module 2: Integrated Wellness Coaching: Defining integrated healthcare - The eclectic approach to wellness - Definitions of wellness, well-being and health -Conventional and complementary healthcare mindsets - Areas of life which contribute to wellness - The integrated approach of the wellness coach -Integrating therapy/treatment and wellness coaching - Mindbody integration -Integrating limiting client mindsets - An integrated wellness coaching example
Module 3: Key Issues with Wellness Coaching: Differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring - Core coaching competencies - How people learn - Coaching models - The importance of client motivation - The importance of managing change - Wellness coaching
Module 4: Coaching Skills: Setting the scene for Wellness - Co-creating a wellness programme - Core coaching competencies -Showing attention and interest in coaching- Using exploration skills in coaching - Showing understanding skills in coaching - Using action skills in coaching - Motivational coaching - Change management
Module 5: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching: Defining cognitive behavioural coaching - The 8-step process to using CBC in wellness coaching - Step 1: Setting the Scene for CBC - Step 2: Problem Identification - Step 3: Goal Selection - Step 4: Choices & Consequences - Step 5: Exploration of Faulty Thinking - Step 6: Decision-Making& Action Planning - Step 7: Implementation - Step 8: Evaluation
Module 6: Mindfulness, Meaning and Wellness: Defining mindfulness -Physiological influence of mindfulness - Mindfulness in daily living - The link between wellbeing and human spirituality - Personal Meaning Profile - Coping Schemas Inventory - The Wheel of Life - Labyrinths
Module 7: Additional Skills for Wellness Coaching: Biofeedback - Stress management - Cognitive behavioural coaching - Relaxation techniques - Humanistic psychology - Flower remedies - Visualization and imagery - Nutrition -Communication skills -Meditation - Reiki - Pain management - Gestalt - Emotional intelligence -Transactional analysis - Solution-focused brief therapy - Rational emotive behaviour therapy - Environmental wellness - Medical qigong - Journaling -Emotional Freedom Technique - Positive psychology - Neuro-Linguistic Programming - Multimodal therapy - Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Module 8: Nine Ways to Deliver Wellness Coaching: Personal tele-coaching - Group tele-coaching - Personal face-to-face coaching - Personal coaching by Skype - Face-to-face group coaching - Webinars - Teleseminars -Email coaching - Products
You are required to keep a learning journal throughout the course. This records your personal and professional learning experiences related to the Diploma. While your journal working is not formally assessed, it is looked at as a guide to your developmental processes.
Stage Four: Case studies and log
You need to complete six case studies, each having six sessions. Each case study will include one assessed tele-coaching session. You complete all case studies in your own time and location, under remote or face-to-face supervision from Laurel.
You will be asked to keep a log amounting to 80 hours of contact time with wellness coaching clients.
Stage Five: CPD evaluation
You will be assessed:
The fee of £1,500 includes:
You can pay by cheque, standing order, BACS or online.
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