“The Certificate was excellent. I have learned how to identify different clients’ needs as to their learning ability. I am also more knowledgeable on the different belief systems – many of which I had never heard of. I have deepened my knowledge on why nature is so important in our lives and the impact it has when we incorporate it into our daily life as much as possible. Lastly, I thought the section on emotional well-being very interesting and will use the guided imagery with my own clients, as it has had such positive outcomes in my own.” Miranda Haefeli

We are made up of mind, body and spirit.  Our mind with its intellect and emotion. Our physical body.  And our spiritual essence.  Holistic life coaching is facilitating someone’s experience within all these states of being so they reach a state of empowerment and balance.

We engage with life from many perspectives: work, intimacy, learning, material resources, skills development, social interaction, family etc.  Underpinning all these ways of engagement is how we feel about ourselves and what gives our life meaning.  Holistic life coaching is being a guide to someone’s processes of self-discovery and how they use this learning in daily life.

TOP QUESTION:  What is the difference between life coaching and holistic life coaching?  Life coaching helps us to improve different areas of our life e.g. work, friendship, personal development, communication, intimacy, well-being, and family.  Holistic life coaching helps us integrate these areas of our life to give a more profound meaning to daily living.


The Certificate in Holistic Life Coaching is suitable for anyone interested in health and wellbeing as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals.  Please note this course is designed to provide the underpinning theory of holistic life coaching and doesn’t include any skills development.   The course carries 1 CPD point for each hour of study and can be used as a stepping stone to further training.

How you could use this learning 

You could use this learning with a PAYE job or enhance your skills for a new position.  You might start-up your own business or improve an existing business.  Giving this world of portfolio working, you could have a part-time position as an employee and be self-employed at the same time.

You could use what you learn on this course to: work alongside psychic work, integrate into counselling, enhance a healing or mindbody practice or weave into a complementary therapy practice.


The Certificate in Holistic Life Coaching is taken over one year through supported distance learning.  You can complete the course quicker if you choose.  Features of distance learning include:

  • Flexibility: Start your course anytime and learn from anywhere.
  • Accreditation and credibility:

    – CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).

    – CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association (CMA).

    – There is the opportunity to apply for full membership of the NCP and CMA upon qualification depending on criteria fulfilment.

  • Community: Access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook.  Study-buddies are encouraged.
  • Materials and resources provided: Course textbooks and learning materials.
  • Tutor support: Quick turnaround for queries and marking (one week) with support by email, phone, post and online.  You are constantly encouraged with quality feedback and challenge.
Authorized Course Provider with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA)

Wellness Professionals at Work is an authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). The Certificate in Holistic Life Coaching 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.

Accredited Provider of CPD with 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.    Wellness Professionals at Work is an accredited provider of CPD with the NCP.  Each hour of this course counts towards CPD points.  You are eligible to join the NCP as a student member when you begin the course.  At course completion, you can apply for full membership as long as you fulfil membership criteria.

Association for Coaching (AC)


Wellness Professionals at Work is an organizational and training provider member of the AC and is committed to the ethical development of coaching as a profession. Our coaching-related training is in line with the Association’s Code of Ethics and Good Practice. You are eligible to join the AC at course completion, as long as you fulfil membership criteria.


Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – holistic life coaching areas – interconnectedness – role and skills of the holistic life coach – 12 stages of life

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 – change management – coaching management


Defining mindfulness – mindfulness and wellbeing – bringing mindfulness to work – G.R.A.C.E. – ways to be mindful – 10 top tips for being a mindful coach – more tips for mindful coaching – mindfulness as integration – spiritual practice of silence

Defining cognitive behavioural coaching – 8-step process to using CBC


Complementary medicine – non-medical nutrition – movement, activity and exercise  – smoking cessation –  helping improve body image – relevance of the mind/body link – self-care mindset – sensory interventions:  relaxation response – breathing techniques – progressive muscular relaxation – autogenic training – meditation – biofeedback – aromatherapy and massage


Energetic anatomy – healing through the aura and chakras – developing the aura and chakras – karma – vibrational healing techniques


Defining imagery – preparing the client – imagery techniques


Emotional wellbeing – emotional intelligence – self-esteem – cognitive underpinning of emotions – laughter and humour – problem solving – creativity – psychotherapeutic approaches – self acceptance


Basic career development – achieving life/work balance


Communication skills – assertiveness – networking and support management – community


Nature management – ergomonics – recycling and upcycling


Intuition – symbolism – archetypal psychology – rituals and rites of passage – creativity and healing –  link between wellbeing and human spirituality – personal meaning profile – coping schemas inventory – wheel of life – labyrinths.

Tele-coaching – face-to-face coaching – Skype/Facetime – webinars – teleseminars – email – products


Each module has guided reading plus a 1000 word assignment.

UPGRADE:  After successful completion of this course, you can upgrade to the Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching.  The fee for the upgrade is the Diploma minus the cost of the Certificate.

“The course has been excellent in terms of acquiring a broad range of information to review a client’s life as a whole to help their needs.  I have become more knowledgeable on different healing approaches such as vibrational energy, breathing techniques and visualisation.  It is through studying this course I became intrigued with Reiki and have now completed my Reiki I level.  I have also deepened my awareness of why nature is important in our daily lives.”  Bhavna Lad, project lead


Jan Eaton is your tutor for this course.

You can meet Jan at our Meet the Team page.


Your fee of £699 includes:

  • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association
  • CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists
  • opportunity to apply for full membership (AC, NCP and CMA) upon criteria fulfilment
  • access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook
  • study-buddies
  • course textbooks and learning materials
  • tutor support by email, phone, post and online
  • occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter

UK postal charges are included in the above costs. International postage will incur additional costs. Please email Laurel on info@laurelalexander.co.uk for additional cost.

You can pay by bank transfer or online.


Payment options:

  1. Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount, that’s just £629
  2. Pay three instalments: £299 upon enrolment plus two monthly standing orders of £200


1           Send an email informing of your payment to info@laurelalexander.co.uk and complete and return this enrolment form.

2          Pay online here or contact Laurel to make a bank transfer arrangement