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Integrated Certificate in Holistic Wellness Coaching Skills

Course Length: 1 Year (start at any time)
Qualification: Integrated Certificate in Holistic Wellness Coaching Skills
Course Fees: £969.00

This qualification is for anyone interested in blending together a holistic life coaching approach with dynamic and evolving mind-body connection tools and learning, enabling students to feel confident in discussing wellness from a mind, body spirit stance. To create this we have combined two of our previous courses; Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching and Certificate in Mind Body Coaching.

You will learn the underpinning theory of holistic wellness coaching plus how to apply the skills in practice. The one-year course (you can complete it quicker) which you can start throughout the year, is delivered via blended learning (online and F2F) with full tutor support.

Who the course is for

The Integrated Certificate in Holistic Wellness Coaching is suitable for anyone interested in health and wellbeing, as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals.

Professionals who have studied with us include: GPs, counsellors, complementary therapists, homeopaths, herbalists, army officers, HR professionals, nurses (diabetic, oncology, theatre, hospice, general), coaches, advocacy management, occupational therapists, nutritionists, yoga teachers, paediatricians, medical physiotherapists, police officers, personal trainers, mental health workers, day centre management, adult social care workers, community service management, health care support workers, teachers and rehab workers.

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. lt could also provide an exciting approach to working in psychic, tarot, astrological or spiritual practices.

Course Outline and Modules

Module 1: Facilitating Coaching Sessions

Facilitating coaching sessions – Showing attention and interest – Using exploration skills – Showing understanding skills – Using action skills

Module 2: 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 3: A Holistic Life Coaching Approach

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – holistic life coaching areas – interconnectedness – role and skills of the holistic life coach – 12 stages of life.

Module 4: Mindful Coaching

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.

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: Journaling for Wellness

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

Module 7: Vibrational Energy & Healing

Energetic anatomy – healing through the aura and chakras – developing the aura and chakras – karma – vibrational healing techniques.

Module 8: Visualisation and Imagery

Defining imagery – preparing the client – imagery techniques.

Module 9: 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 10: General Psychological Strategies and Concepts

Emotional wellbeing – emotional intelligence – self-esteem – cognitive underpinning of emotions – laughter and humour – problem solving – creativity – psychotherapeutic approaches – self acceptance.

Module 11: Lifestyle Application - Work and Meaning

Basic career development – achieving life/work balance.

Module 12: Communication and Social Wellbeing

Communication skills – assertiveness – networking and support management – community.

Module 13: Environmental Wellbeing

Nature management – ergonomics – recycling and upcycling.

Module 14: Psycho-Spiritual Perspectives

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.

Module 15: 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 16: Mood Food

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

Module 17: Relaxation Skills

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

Module 18: Ways to Deliver Coaching

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 – Thinking about a sustainable business.


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.


Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists

ACCPH is an online independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. All endorsement and validation of courses and training by the ACCPH is of the highest standard and closely follows the level benchmarks set by National Awarding bodies and professional bodies.

“The Certificate was excellent. I have learned how to identify different clients’ needs as to their learning ability. I am also more knowledgeable on the different belief systems – many of which I had never heard of. I have deepened my knowledge on why nature is so important in our lives and the impact it has when we incorporate it into our daily life as much as possible. Lastly, I thought the section on emotional well-being very interesting and will use the guided imagery with my own clients, as it has had such positive outcomes in my own.” 



How the course is delivered

The Integrated Certificate in Holistic Wellness 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 Accredited Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH).
    • 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.
  • Access to CYTOPLAN: All of our Students enrolled on a course are able to apply to become a Cytoplan Practitioner and can learn how to support their clients’ wellbeing journey.
  • CPD points: You gain one CPD point for each hour of study on this course.

Your Tutor

Jo Permaul is the tutor on this course.


Joanne Permaul

Jo is your distance learning tutor on this course.

You can meet Jo on 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 Integrated Diploma in Holistic Wellness 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 CYTOPLAN
    • 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 £969 covers:

  • 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 Accredited Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH).
    • 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.
  • Materials provided: Learning materials.
  • Tutor support by email, phone, post and online. 
  • Access to discounted courses and coaching:
  • CPD points: You gain one CPD point for each hour of study on this course.


By instalment

Pay an initial £300 upon enrolment plus 6 standing order instalments of £111.50.

Up front with discount

You are welcome to pay up front and enjoy a 5% discount, making the fee £920.

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:

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