This Diploma is a unique amalgamation of the Diploma in Resilience Coaching and the Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills.  By taking these two popular courses together, you save on study time and money.

I have gained new skills and a new career.  I feel the course has opened my eyes and allowed me to learn more about a subject that I am passionate about: namely how people tick and how to help them.  S.M.

WHO THE COURSE IS FOR

This course is suitable for wellness professionals, wellbeing coaches, complementary therapists, fitness personnel, pregnancy professionals, nutritionists and nurses. It is also suitable for anyone without a healthcare background who wants to go into health, wellbeing and resilience coaching.

Work opportunities for a coach might include:

  • continuing to practice within your defined job with an expansion into resilience and wellness coaching
  • using your qualification as a resilience and wellness coach to lever promotion in your existing job
  • applying for a new job encompassing resilience and wellness coaching
  • becoming an evening entrepreneur and staying with your day job while building up a part-time coaching practice
  • enhancing your existing business as a healthcare professional with resilience and wellness coaching
  • working within the corporate sector as a resilience coach e.g. delivering services and educational programmes
  • working within or in association with a progressive GP practice
  • working for charities with staff and service users
  • as a coach in clinics, retreats, health and wellbeing centres, beauty saloons, cruise ships, holiday resorts, health clubs, gyms and fitness centres
  • as support services to homeopaths, chiropractors, personal trainers and acupuncturists
  • working with community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the community
  • working in hospitals and residential care environments e.g. rehab units
  • working with individuals with long-term-conditions for self-management
HOW THE COURSE IS DELIVERED

The Diploma is taken over two years through blended learning which is a mixture of supported distance learning and supervised skills development.

FEATURES OF THE DIPLOMA IN LIFE COACHING SKILLS
  • Supervised skills development options: Choose how you want your supervised skills development:

    – face-to-face group workshops held monthly in Brighton, Sussex, UK or

    – online live webinar sessions (with the option of occasional face-to-face group workshops held monthly in Brighton, Sussex, UK if you choose)

  • Accreditation and credibility:

    – Accreditation from the Association for Coaching (AC). Student membership for one year of the AC is included in your fee.

    – Accreditation from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).  You can apply for student membership of the NCP at the start of your study.

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

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

  • Community: Access to a private Facebook student group.  You can also work with a study-buddy.
  • Materials and resources provided: Course textbooks and learning materials.
  • Tutor support: Quick turnaround for queries and marking (one week) with support by email, phone and online.  You are constantly encouraged with quality feedback and challenge.
  • Marketing consultation: Included in the course fee is a 30-minute marketing consultation with Karan Hopper of Kameleon Marketing.
  • Business start-up coaching:  Included in the course fee is two hours of business start-up coaching.
COURSE ACCREDITATION
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 (one point for every hour of study or skills development). Following successful completion of the course, you are eligible for full membership.

National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

Wellness Professionals at Work is a training provider member of the NCP as well as being an accredited CPD centre.  The Integrated Diploma in Resilience and Wellness Coaching Skills will provide you with a professional qualification and is 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.

Association for Coaching (AC)

 

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. This Diploma is accredited by the AC and student membership for one year is included 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.

Membership – ISMA UK

Upon successful completion of the Integrated Diploma in Resilience and Wellness Coaching, graduates can make application to become Associates of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA UK) subject to ISMA UK’s usual terms and conditions of membership.

COURSE OUTLINE

Stage One:  Pre-Course Reading

Prior to your skills development, you will need to read the provided textbook (s).

Stage Two:  Supervised Skills Development and Supported Distance Learning

The supervised skills development and supported distance learning run concurrently.

Supervised skills development

You need to complete 50 hours of supervised skills development before you take on case studies.

There are two different ways you could have your skills development:

1          Face-to-face group Saturday workshops

You need to attend eight Saturday workshops for supervised skills development before taking on case studies.

Saturday master classes in Brighton, Sussex, UK   These run from 10am – 4pm on the following 2017 dates: 15 July – 16 September – 14 October – 18 November – 9 December

2018 dates: 13 January – 10 February – 17 March – 14 April – 19 May – 16 June – 14 July – 15 September – 20 October – 17 November – 8 December

2          Remote sessions

These skills development sessions are facilitated online via Skype, Facetime or a learning platform.  You will be trained, observed and assessed delivering coaching in two ways:

  • when you and your client are in the same location (this develops your face-to-face coaching skills – please note you are required to find your own volunteer clients)
  • when you and your client are in different locations (this develops your remote coaching skills – I will provide some volunteers for you to work with)

You can book your remote skills development sessions when you choose.  Each session will last an hour and includes coaching delivery and feedback.  Choosing to have your supervised skills development remotely gives you individual course delivery and support.  However, to give a sense of student community and extra skills development, you are welcome to attend the face-to-face group master classes in Brighton at no extra cost.

Supported distance learning

You can go at your own pace for the distance learning with the full support of your tutor.  This is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge you need in order to practice resilience and wellness coaching. As well as the pre-course reading, additional textbooks are provided. Based on this reading and your self-directed study, you complete assignments at your own pace. Completed work is passed onto your tutor for marking and comment and returned to you together with the next module.

Modules:

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!

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

3-to-1 ratio of positive to negative – Leveraging challenges as opportunities  – Developing flexibility – Learning from experience – Making connections for your support  – Making connections to support others – Taking decisive actions – Looking for opportunities for self-discovery – Nurturing a positive view of yourself  – Maintaining a hopeful outlook – Taking care of yourself  – Being proactive – Heart stuff  – Humour – You’re a survivor not a victim – The ‘question thinking’ method of problem-solving

Psychoneuroimmunology timeline (PNI) – PNI and the immune-brain loop – Definitions of stress – Signs of stress – General Adaptation Syndrome – Positive and negative effects of stress – Acute and chronic stress – Human Function Curve model of stress – Other conditions which have the same symptoms as stress – Causes of stress – Who is at risk of stress – Change and stress – The brain’s response to acute stress – Stress effects on the immune system

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

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

Understanding motivation – Motivation theories – Cognitive theories – Recognising and working with low motivation – Motivational Interviewing

To understand the key principles of solution-focused coaching:  focus on solutions not problems, questioning, solution talk

Stages of change in managing behaviour – Emotional intelligence – Goal setting – Anger management – Nurturing yourself – Social support – Creativity

Meditation – PMR – Breathing – Biofeedback – Mindbody techniques – Journaling – Visualisation – Guided imagery

Good sleep – Smoking cessation – Fitness – Time management – Environmental stress – Work/life balance – Complementary therapies – Basic nutrition

The importance of managing change – Phases of change – Decision-making styles – Anxiety management – Key tips for change management – 3 steps for managing procrastination – Journaling through change – She Let Go

Action-planning – Goal setting – Avoiding procrastination – Introduction to solution-focused coaching – Creating a personal resilience development plan

Relationships – The Social Readjustment Rating Scale – Family stress – PTSD – Long-term-conditions – Managing anger, guilt and shame – Networking and support – Smoking – Time management – Managing study and exam stress

Statistics for UK work-related stress (HSE) – Triggers of work-related stress – Primary interventions – Secondary interventions – Tertiary interventions – HSE comments on work-related stress – HSE comments on bullying at work – Building the business case for managing stress in the workplace (CIPD and ISMA)

Values, right and self-esteem – The assertive person – Using CBC techniques to improve self-esteem – Defining self-esteem – Self acceptance – Defining confidence – Language of assertiveness – Values and rights – How to respond assertively – Relationship and communication skills  – Networking – Making meaningful connections with others – Giving and receiving kindness

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

Ways to deliver coaching:  face-to-face coaching (individual, group), remote coaching (Skype, Facetime, webcam, telephone, email, group, individual, webinars, teleseminars) and laser coaching – Information products

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 supervision from your tutor.

Stage Four:  CPD and Course Evaluation

ASSESSMENT

You will be assessed: during your face-to-face skills development, via assignments, case studies and learning journal.

FREE 30 MINUTE MARKETING CONSULTATION

We are delighted to offer all Diploma students a free 30 minute marketing consultation with our marketing partner Kameleon Marketing. Kameleon Marketing offer affordable, flexible marketing services and consultancy for small businesses, sole traders and start-ups. For more information about Kameleon Marketing visit www.kameleon-marketing.com.

 

WHAT THE STUDENTS SAY

I have gained new skills and a new career.  I feel the course has opened my eyes and allowed me to learn more about a subject that I am passionate about: namely how people tick and how to help them.  I have a lot about different disciplines and elements of resilience and wellness.  The mixture of distance learning and face-to-face sessions worked really well for me.  The master classes were hugely beneficial to me and I think that the amount that can be learnt within that group is enormous. Sophie Morris

FEES

Your fees include:

  • accreditation from the Association for Coaching (AC)
  • student membership of accrediting bodies
  • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association
  • accreditation and CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists
  • opportunity to apply for full membership (AC, NCP and CMA) upon criteria fulfilment
  • access to a private Facebook student group
  • study-buddies
  • course textbooks and learning materials
  • over 200 hours of distance learning tutor support
  • 90 hours of supervised skills development
  • two hour of business start-up coaching
  • 30 minutes of marketing consultation

Fees and payment plan depending on delivery options.  Either:

  1. BRIGHTON – Integrated Diploma in Resilience and Wellness Coaching (master class attendance in Brighton, Sussex) £2,300.

Payment options:

  • Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount – just £2,070.
  • Pay an initial £400 upon enrolment plus nineteen standing order instalments of £100.

2. ONLINE – Integrated Diploma in Resilience and Wellness Coaching (delivered remotely) £2,500.

Payment options:

  • Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount – just £2,250.
  • Pay an initial £410 upon enrolment plus nineteen standing order instalments of £110.

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.

TWO STEPS TO ENROL ON THE INTEGRATED DIPLOMA IN RESILIENCE AND WELLNESS COACHING SKILLS

1          Send an email informing of your payment to info@laurelalexander.co.uk and you will be emailed across an enrolment form to complete and return

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