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 Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills is suitable for those that work in the NHS as they see their role extended to that of wellness coach for patients with LTC.
The Diploma in Wellness Coaching is also appropriate for private sector healthcare professionals seeking to integrate various treatments, fitness regimes and dietary options into an eclectic practice.
The Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills course is suitable for any conventional or complementary healthcare/wellness professional, nurse, coach, tutor or therapist wanting to integrate wellness coaching into their practice.
The Diploma is offered through blended learning which is a mixture of supported distance learning and supervised skills development practice. We offer you:
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 an authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). The Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills 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.
Association for Coaching
Wellness Professionals at Work is an organizational and training provider member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and is committed to the ethical development of coaching as a profession. AC student membership is include in the course fee. 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.
This is a well-structured course encompassing a wide variety of topics, use of models and incorporating a range of learning methods - The self-study elements of the course are clearly detailed in terms of what the students are required to do - Coaching practice requirements are clearly outlined, including how many hours, who observes and how feedback is given and received - Comprehensive details of how the feedback, reflective work and supervision informs and develops the students’ learning experience - There is a clear description of the assessment methods and evaluation process used throughout this programme. Association for Coaching
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:
Stage One: Pre-Course Reading
How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice by Laurel Alexander
Depending on delivery options (see above) either :
Stage Two: Supervised Skills Development And Supported Distance Learning
The supervised skills development and supported distance learning run concurrently.
Supervised Skills Development Master Classes
All students must gain a minimum of 40 hours of supervised skills development before taking on case studies. If you are taking the course using face to face sessions, regular master classes are delivered on Saturdays in Brighton in small groups and you can attend as many master classes as you like for the duration of your course. If you are taking the course using Skype or Facetime remotely, then the master classes are delivered on a 121 basis as a series of sessions. Master classes are for students to practice their coaching skills under supervision. You will be:
Depending on delivery options (see above) either :
BRIGHTON - (1) Saturday master classes in Brighton, Sussex, UK. These run from 10am - 5pm on the following dates:
|6 February 2016|
|5 March 2016|
|9 April 2016|
|7 May 2016|
|11 June 2016|
|9 July 2016|
|10 September 2016|
|8 October 2016|
|12 November 2016|
|3 December 2016|
REMOTE - (2) Master classes delivered remotely : It is possible to deliver the 40 hours of skills development hours remotely (using Facetime, Skype or Adobe Connect), through individually arranged sessions.You and your client are in one room in a location of your choosing while the tutor is based in Brighton, UK.Using online video connections, the tutor will supervise your face-to-face coaching skills development with your volunteer client.
Supported Distance Learning
You can go at your own pace for the distance learning with the full support of Laurel. This is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge you need in order to practice wellness coaching. As well as a pre-course textbook, an additional two textbooks are provided. Based on this reading and your self-directed study, you complete assignments, passing work onto Laurel for marking and comment. Modules cover:
Module 1: Setting the Scene for Wellness Coaching
What wellness is - The changing face of healthcare - Integrated healthcare - Conventional and complementary healthcare mindsets - Areas of life which contribute to wellness - Mindbody integration - Health coaching models - Stop Press!
Module 2: Applications for Wellness Coaching
Long-term-condition (LTC) self-management: diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, obesity, cardiovascular disease, addiction, disability, pain, respiratory - Key issues when coaching clients with LTC - Preventative wellness coaching - Principles of health behaviour change
Module 3: Coaching Skills
Differences between coaching, counselling and mentoring - AC Coaching Competency Framework - AC Code of Ethics and Good Practice - How people learn - GROW Model - Other coaching models - Facilitating coaching sessions - Showing attention and interest - Using exploration skills - Showing understanding skills - Using action skills - Change management - Coaching management: supervision, record keeping, confidentiality, insurance, data protection
Module 4: 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
Module 5: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
Defining cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC) - The 8-step process to using CBC in wellness coaching: Problem identification - The CBC choice - Goal selection - Exploring and challenging faulty thinking - Choices and consequences - Decision-making and action planning - Implementation - Evaluation
Module 6: Motivational Coaching
Reflective listening, open questions, summarising, recognising and reinforcing change talk, eliciting and strengthening change talk, managing resistance, consolidating client commitment
Module 7: Solution-Focused Coaching
To understand the key principles of solution-focused coaching: focus on solutions not problems, questioning, solution talk
Module 8: Improving Client Self-Esteem
Values, right and self-esteem - The assertive person - Using CBC techniques to improve self esteem
Module 9: Wellness Coaching for Lifestyle Changes
Time management - healthy eating - complementary therapies - smoking cessation - fitness - environmental health - work/life balance
Module 10: 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
You are required to keep a learning journal throughout the course. This records your personal and professional learning experiences related to the Diploma.
Stage Three: Case Studies
Following your supervised skills development, you need to complete fifty hours of case studies. You complete all case studies in your own time and location, under remote or face-to-face supervision from Laurel.
Stage Four: CPD Evaluation
Whilst completing the Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills course, you will be assessed:
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Your fee includes:
Fees and payment plan depending on delivery options (see above) either :
1. BRIGHTON - Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills (master class attendance in Brighton, Sussex) £1,599.
2. REMOTE - Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills (master class delivered remotely) £1,799.
UK postal charges are included in the above costs. International postage will incur additional costs. Click here for details.
You can pay by standing order, bank transfer or online.
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