“I have learnt a lot. I feel more confident and assertive in all areas of my life and am using the skills we developed in the sessions in everyday life.” Melanie, special needs co-coordinator.
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.
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.
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
The course is suitable for anyone who wishes to take an integrated approach to life coaching.
How you could use this 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: work alongside psychic work, integrate into counselling, enhance a healing or mindbody practice or weave into a complementary therapy practice.
HOW THE COURSE IS DELIVERED
You can take up to two years to complete this course which is delivered through blended learning (a mixture of supported distance learning and supervised skills development).
FEATURES OF THE DIPLOMA IN HOLISTIC LIFE COACHING SKILLS
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 Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching 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.
The course has undergone rigorous scrutiny to ensure it meets the criteria of each accrediting body and is equivalent to a level 4.
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. 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.
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 40 hours of supervised skills development before you take on case studies.
There are two different ways you could have your skills development:
1 Saturday (Brighton) supervised skills development workshops
You need to attend eight Saturday workshops before taking on case studies. You can start your workshops at any time of the year and they need not be consecutive attendance. These run from 10 am – 4 pm on the following dates:
13 April – 11 May – 8 June – 13 July – 14 September – 12 October – 9 November – 14 December
18 January – 8 February – 21 March – 18 April – 16 May – 20 June – 18 July – 19 September – 10 October – 14 November – 5 December
2 Saturday (online) supervised skills development workshops
These skills development workshops run two Saturdays each month via Zoom. During these online workshops, you will be working with fellow students in a small group. You will be trained to deliver remote coaching to a fellow student and be coached yourself. These online workshops run on the following dates:
15 and 29 June – 6 and 20 July – 7 and 21 September – 5 and 19 October – 2 and 6 November – 7 December
11 and 25 January – 1 and 15 February – 7 and 28 March – 4 and 25 April – 9 and 30 May – 13 and 27 June – 11 and 25 July – 12 and 26 September – 3 and 31 October – 7 and 21 November – 12 December
Other features of the online workshops:
- 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 six students.
Each hour you’re attending the online workshop counts towards your supervised skills development time. You can start your online workshops at any time of the year, and they need not be consecutive attendance.
Supported distance learning
You can go at your own pace for distance learning with the full support of your tutor. This is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge you need in order to practice holistic life 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.
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 – ergonomics – 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
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
***HOW TO FAST TRACK THIS QUALIFICATION***
Potentially, depending on your lifestyle and discipline, this course could be completed in just over a year.
- Stage 1: Pre-course reading which can be done in one week.
- Stage 2: For each module, there is reading plus one 1000 word assignment. You could complete one assignment a week or fortnight. For this stage, you are required to attend supervised skills development hours. If you enrolled in the remote option, you could attend one monthly Saturday masterclass in Brighton and one monthly Saturday masterclass online. Stage 2 could be completed in 6-8 months.
- Stage 3: This is 50 hours of case studies completed in your own time and location. Case studies can run concurrently and could be completed within four months.
- Stage 4: This is the quick formality of CPD reflection and course evaluation.
You will be assessed: during your supervised skills development, via assignments, case studies and reflective learning journal.
Laurel Alexander and Jan Eaton are the tutors on this course.
Laurel, Director of Studies, is the distance learning support tutor for your modules, learning journal and case studies as well as your facilitator on the online supervised skills development workshops.
Jan is your facilitator on the Brighton supervised skills development workshops. You can meet Laurel and Jan at our Meet the Team page.
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WHAT THE STUDENTS SAY
Here’s what some of our Diploma Students have said:
I enjoy doing a course that is organized well! It gives me a feeling that I am making progress. Tasnein, Seiki practitioner
I found the course very interesting. The aspect I found most revealing was whatever presented as the ‘concern’ e.g. work, personal or health issues – behind it all, are our experiences and attitudes which colour our outlook on life which in turn dictates how we approach our problems. The course was very informative and helped expand my knowledge and presented some interesting aspects to deal with. The case studies helped ‘bring things together’ and provided real opportunities to use the tools given. Brenda, therapist
OPTIONAL CPD MODULES
To increase your learning related to holistic life coaching, the following continuing professional development (CPD) modules are offered:
- Using Symbolism in Journaling (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: symbolism and metaphors in writing – Tarot – imagery – active imagination)
- Setting the Scene for Work-Related Resilience (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: triggers of work-related stress – primary interventions – secondary interventions – tertiary interventions)
- Flower Essences (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: what flower essences are – how essences are made – combination essences – Bach Flower Remedies and Australian Bush Flower Essences)
- Creating a Mindful Writing Practice (by the end of this distance learning module, you will have explored through a tutor-marked project: understanding journaling for wellbeing – ways to be mindful – engaging with a mindful writing practice)
Each module is £99 and includes learning material plus one tutor-marked assignment.
Your fees include:
Fees and payment plan depending on delivery options. Either:
- BRIGHTON – Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching Skills (master class attendance in Brighton, Sussex) £1,599.
- Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount – just £1,439 payment
- Pay an initial £349 upon enrolment plus ten standing order instalments of £125.
- ONLINE – Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching Skills (delivered remotely) £1,899.
- Pay in FULL in advance to receive 10% discount – just £1,709
- Pay an initial £449 plus ten standing order instalments of £145.
UK postal charges are included in the above costs. International postage will incur additional costs. Please email Laurel on firstname.lastname@example.org for additional cost.
You can pay by bank transfer or online.