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Certificate in MindBody Coaching

Course Length: 1 Year (start at any time)
Qualification: Certificate in MindBody Coaching
Course Fees: £769.00

This qualification is for anyone interested in adding MindBody coaching skills to their work portfolio.

Who the course is for

The Certificate in Mindbody Coaching is suitable for anyone interested in health and wellbeing as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals.  The course is designed to provide the underpinning theory of mindbody coaching and doesn’t include any skills development.

How you could use this learning 

This course is best used for CPD (continuing professionals development) alongside other healthcare qualifications or experience e.g. complementary therapy, energy healing, support work, counselling or nursing.   The course carries 1 CPD point for each hour of study.

Many students take the course for personal interest and some use it as a stepping stone to further learning.

You could use this learning to improve an existing business.

You could use what you learn on this course to: integrate into counselling, weave into a complementary therapy practice, enhance nursing skills, 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 or work with community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Course Outline and Modules

Mindbody 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.

Module 1: Understanding the Stress-Body Link

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

Module 2: Relaxation Skills

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

Module 3: Facilitating Coaching Sessions

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

Module 4: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching

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

Module 5: Mindsets of Wellness

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

Module 6: Visualisation and Imagery

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

Module 7: General Psychological Strategies

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

Module 8: Mood Food

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

Module 9: Journaling

Creating a Mindful Writing Practice – Experimenting with Techniques – Writing Personal Narratives – Symbolism – Bibliotherapy – Creating Story-Parables

Module 10: Introduction to Bach Flower Remedies

What flower remedies are – How flower remedies work – The three categories of healer plants – The seven groups – Overview of remedies – Making flower remedies – Using flower remedies with animals – Using flower remedies with bodywork – Using flower remedies in the home – Flower remedies in pregnancy and birthing – Flower remedies for therapists and healers

Module 11: Mindfulness, Meaning and Wellness

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

Module 12: Nature-based Healing

Introducing nature-based healing – Connecting mindfulness and nature – Bringing nature home – Celebrating the seasonal wheel – Embracing the elements – Engaging with green activities – How to create a reflective nature journal

Module 13: Ways to Deliver Coaching

Personal coaching – Group coaching – Personal face-to-face coaching – Personal coaching online – Face-to-face group coaching – Webinars  – Email coaching – Products


You can add modules from other courses for £59.00. The option includes learning material, a tutor-marked assignment and CPD certification.

Course Accreditation


The Complementary Medical Association

Wellness Professionals at Work is an authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). This course carries CPD points (1 point for every hour of study or skills development). The CMA also offers student membership which you can apply for while still studying and will gain the post-nominal letters SCMA. Upon graduation, you can apply for full CMA Membership “MCMA”.   CMA membership (as a student or graduate) also qualifies you for reduced insurance rates.


National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists

The NCIP is one of the longest established and prestigious societies of its type in the UK and enjoys an international reputation.  This course is an NCIP Accredited Diploma and you are eligible to join the NCIP 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

A valuable benefit of the Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching Skills is the accelerated coach accreditation (Association for Coaching) scheme.  If upon successful completion of this course, you would like to apply for AC coach accreditation (foundation level), Wellness Professional at Work can help you by:

  • Easing your path through the coach accreditation process
  • Speeding up the assessment (AC prioritises applications from accredited AC coaching courses such as ours)
  • Eliminating coach accreditation resubmission fees
  • Saving you on the initial coach accreditation fees. Please note that there is a cost direct from the Association for Coaching to you for AC membership and coach accreditation status.

“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.”  


“Thank you for your guidance and teaching.  It has been a privilege to complete this course with you.  Your insightful and intelligent comments on my assignments provided me with a deeper understanding and opened up new ways of looking at topics which I considered I already knew well.  I am amazed at how promptly the assignments were marked and how organized you were in sending information and modules.” 



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How the course is delivered

The Certificate in Mindbody Coaching is taken over one year through supported distance learning.  However, you can complete the course quicker if you choose. Each module takes approximately 10-15 hours to complete.  Features of distance learning include:

  • Flexibility: Start your course anytime throughout the year.
  • Accreditation and credibility:
    • CPD recognition from the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (NCIP).
    • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association (CMA).
    • There is the opportunity to apply for full membership of the NCIP and CMA upon qualification depending on criteria fulfilment.
  • Community: Access to our Wellness Community on Circle. Study-buddies are encouraged.
  • Materials provided: 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.
  • Access to discounted courses and coaching: As a student and then as a graduate with Wellness Professionals at Work, we would like to give you discounts on any future courses and on personal and 1:1 coaching with us.
  • CPD points: You gain one CPD point for each hour of study on this course.

    Your Tutor

    Jo Permaul is your tutor on this course.


    Joanne Permaul

    You can meet Jo at our Meet the Team page.


    Each module has guided reading plus a 1000 word assignment.

    View the recommended reading materials for this course.

    UPGRADE:  After successful completion of this course, you can upgrade to the Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching Skills.  The fee for the upgrade is the Diploma minus the cost of the Certificate.  The coaching certificates provide the underpinning theory only.  The diplomas provide:

      • underpinning theory
      • regular supervised skills development workshops (online at the moment)
      • tutor mentoring through case study work
      • reflective learning for personal and professional development
      • business start-up coaching
      • access to TOTUM PRO
      • robust accreditation to level 5 
      • access to professional body memberships e.g. AC and ICF showing best practice and credibility to potential buyers


    Before you commit to this course, we would like to remind you of what makes our courses stand out: robust accreditation, the option of adding modules, personal tutor support, high level of self-development, group interaction, you can join at any time, well-designed learning material, patient and inspiring tutors, live coaching practice, flexible pace.

    Your fee of £769 covers:

    • access to our Wellness Community on Circle
    • study-buddies
    • learning materials
    • tutor support by email, phone, post and online
    • occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter


    1. Pay in FULL in advance to receive 5% discount, that’s just £730
    2. Pay 4 instalments: £400 upon enrolment plus three monthly standing orders of £123.

    Use this currency convertor for the investment in your national currency.


    If you would like to enrol on this course, make payment using the button below and complete the enrolment form that follows. If you experience any problems please send us an email:

    Contact Jo if you wish to pay in instalments or make a bank transfer arrangement.


    “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.”  


    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.” 




    “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.”  


    “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


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