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.


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.

How you could use your qualification

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: integrate into counselling, weave into a complementary therapy practice, enhance nursing skills, work with baby-boomers, move into corporate wellbeing, improve a long-term-condition management service, develop wellness programmes for health and wellbeing charities, specialise in wellness programmes e.g. pregnancy or positive aging, offer wellness coaching to NHS services, enhance fitness e.g personal training or weight management, work with parents/families, offer services to health clubs and spas, work with community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the community, develop a coaching service for young people or to enhance performance coaching.


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

** FAST TRACK OPTION:  You can complete the course quicker by taking the remote option.  If you choose this way of completing your supervised skills development, you can attend both the monthly Saturday masterclass in Brighton and the online monthly Saturday masterclass.  You can complete your modules as quickly as you like.

  • 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 National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).

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

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

  • Community:  Access to Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook. 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.

The course has undergone rigorous scrutiny to ensure it meets the criteria of each accrediting body and is equivalent to a level 4.

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.  The Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills which is part of this integrated course has been accredited by the AC.  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.

The UK Health Coaches Association (UKHCA)

The  UKHCA  is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the professional development and advancement of health coaches practicing in the UK.  The UKHCA currently considers membership applications from students and graduates from Wellness Professionals at Work.


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 before taking on case studies. You can start your master classes at any time of the year and they need not be consecutive attendance.

Saturday master classes in Brighton, Sussex, UK   These run from 10 am – 4 pm on the following  dates:

2018 – 13 January, 10 February, 17 March, 14 April, 19 May, 9 June, 7 July, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, 8 December

2019 – 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July,  14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 14 December

2          Remote sessions

These skills development sessions run one Saturday each month via Zoom.  During these online Saturday master classes you will be working with fellow students in a small group facilitated by myself.  You will be trained delivering remote coaching to a fellow student and be coached yourself.  These online workshops run on the following dates:


15 December


5 January – 2 February – 2 March – 6 April – 18 May – 15 June – 6 July – 7 September – 5 October – 2 November – 7 December

Other features of the online master classes:

  • The day will run from 9am until 5pm.
  • Each coaching session will be 30 minutes.
  • There will be regular comfort breaks.
  • There will be a minimum of two students (with a shorter day) to a maximum of eight students.

Each hour you’re attending the online masterclass counts towards your supervised skills development time.  You can start your online master classes at any time of the year, and they need not be consecutive attendance.

In addition, you can boost your supervised skills development hours through 1:1 online workshops (at mutually convenient times) with myself, you and a volunteer client you can identify to work with (remotely or face-to-face).

For a fast-track option, you can complete your skills development hours via both the monthly online workshops and the monthly group attendance in Brighton, Sussex.

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.


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


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


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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


You may like to purchase my latest publications Resilience Coaching Toolkit published by Pavilion Publishing and Media available from Amazon




How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into your Therapeutic Practice published by Jessica Kingsley available from Amazon


Your fees include:

  • 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 Wellness Professionals at Work Learning Hub on Facebook
  • 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
  • occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter

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) £2,600.

Payment options:

  • Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount – just £2,340.
  • Pay an initial £510 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 for additional cost.

You can pay by bank transfer or online.


1          Send an email informing of your payment to 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