“I found the course invaluable.  The modules were well presented and documented and I particularly appreciated that the teaching was backed up with research-based evidence.  The assignments offered practical ways of demonstrating the various approaches and provided me with opportunities of researching in-depth, a personal response to each subject.  The marked assignments were marked and returned quickly and the tutor’s comments and suggestions were always insightful and considered.”  CG

mind-body-medicine-wheelMindbody healing refers to the way our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours affect our health, and the therapies that use mindbody interactions to promote wellbeing.

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine believed that health is a state of harmony that exists among mind, body, spirit, and the external environment. He said ‘The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well’ thus we all possess the power to heal ourselves, to some degree once we integrate and balance the mind, body, and spirit with our surroundings.

WHO THE COURSE IS FOR

The Certificate in Mindbody Healing 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 mindbody healing 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 THE CERTIFICATE IS DELIVERED

The Certificate in Mindbody Healing 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:

    – An accredited qualification plus CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP). You can apply for student membership of the NCP at the start of your study.

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

  • Community: Access to a private Facebook student group.  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.
COURSE ACCREDITATION
National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

The Certificate in Mindbody Healing 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 Certificate and following successful completion of the course, you are eligible for full NCP membership as long as you fulfil membership criteria.

COURSE OUTLINE

Psychoneuroimmunology – Immune System – Nervous System – Endocrine System – Stress effects on the immune system – 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 – Short and long-term responses

The Relaxation Response – Breathing techniques – Progressive muscle relaxation – Autogenic training – Biofeedback


What is wellness- Why mindset is important to wellness – How we learn our mindset – Emotional blocks to wellness- Cognitive behavioural link – Identifying limiting mindsets – How to move past limiting mindsets

 

Development of using visualization and imagery in mindbody healing – Imagery in healthcare – Guided imagery for self-healing – Imagery techniques – Preparing a client for imagery – Guiding the client using imagery


Anger management – Anxiety management – Emotional management – Problem-solving training – Improving emotional intelligence – Laughter and humour – Self-esteem and self-acceptance concepts – Love and support – Cognitive underpinnings of emotions

Brain boosters (food and supplements) – Brain drainers – Balancing hormones – Lifting Your Mood – Improving sleep – Generating energy to improve mood – Referral

 

Art – Journaling – Psychodrama – Sandplay – Music – Dance – Storytelling

 

Mindbody healing through flower essences – History of flower essence development – Key flower essences – How to use flower essences in mindbody

 

Introduction to mindfulness – Mindfulness in daily living – The link between wellbeing and human spirituality – Personal Meaning Profile – Coping Schemas Inventory – The Wheel of Life – Labyrinths

ASSESSMENT

Each module has guided reading plus a 1000 word assignment.

WHAT THE STUDENTS SAY

I am lucky to find this course online.  It was filled with new information regarding different topics I wasn’t aware of.  English is my second language, however I found the material very clear and well organised.  I honestly loved every module in this course and my tutor was very helpful.  I am now more confident meeting clients and have a variety of healing tools to help them to a healthier lifestyle.  I have implemented some of these tools on myself with positive experience.  Suzie, yoga teacher

What an excellent course! I want to thank you again so much for transforming all of your experience and skills into education. I hope this will not be the last study I do with you. I have loved every minute of the course. Each module has been relevant to all of my experiences both as a patient and a care provider. Each module represented a major phase of my own coping with a past health crisis. If anything, I personally will always see the program as an opportunity to more fully enter into all of the areas that make me well. I will eventually share this information. Your program flowed, the format felt natural and the instructions were clear and succinct. I never felt lost. Really, I nodded my head up and down most of the way through. Stellar instruction design and essential course material. Thank you. C

I have so enjoyed doing the course as it has added some new and helpful skills to my existing ones.  Many thanks for all your support and encouragement over the last two years.  I have so appreciated your insights and feel they have given me both food for thought as well as highlighting those areas in my work experience that I can develop or that are in need of further exploration. Catriona

The knowledge and quality of tutor feedback was excellent and the course was a great reminder of information I had gained over my many years in medicine.  I like the guided imagery for self-healing and preparing a client for imagery gave me very specific ways to approach the client.  Renee Sands

 

FEES

Your fee of £599 includes:

  • accreditation and CPD recognition from the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
  • student membership of accrediting bodies
  • opportunity to apply for full membership (NCP) upon criteria fulfilment
  • access to a private Facebook student group
  • study-buddies
  • course textbooks and learning materials
  • tutor support by email, phone, post and online

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 £539
  2. Pay three instalments: £299 upon enrolment plus two monthly standing orders of £150

HOW TO ENROL ON THE COURSE

If you would like to enrol on the Certificate in Mindbody Healing, complete the enrolment form and either scan or attach to info@laurelalexander.co.uk and pay online here or contact Laurel to make a standing order or bank transfer arrangement.