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Integrated Certificate in Resilience and Wellness Coaching

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

This qualification is for anyone interested in adding resilience and wellness coaching skills to their work portfolio.

Who the course is for

The Integrated Certificate in Resilience and Wellness Coaching 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 resilience and wellness coaching 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 you could use your learning

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.

Course Outline and Modules

Module 1: 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: Defining Wellness

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!

Module 4: LTC Application for Wellness Coaching

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

Module 5: Resilient Mindsets

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

Module 6: Understanding the Stress-Body link

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

Module 7: Motivational Coaching

Understanding motivation – Motivation theories – Cognitive theories – Recognising and working with low motivation – Motivational Interviewing

Module 8: Solution-Focused Coaching

To understand the key principles of solution-focused coaching:  focus on solutions not problems, questioning, solution talk

Module 9: Behavioural Strategies for Resilience

Stages of change in managing behaviour – Emotional intelligence – Goal setting – Anger management – Nurturing yourself – Social support – Creativity

Module 10: MindBody Techniques and Resilience

Meditation – PMR – Breathing – Biofeedback – Mindbody techniques – Journaling – Visualisation – Guided imagery

Module 11: Lifestyle Interventions for Wellness and Resilience

Good sleep – Smoking cessation – Fitness – Time management – Environmental stress – Work/life balance – Complementary therapies – Basic nutrition

Module 12: Embracing Change

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

Module 13: Planning Skills

Action-planning – Goal setting – Avoiding procrastination – Introduction to solution-focused coaching – Creating a personal resilience development plan

Module 14: Personal Triggers and Interventions

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

Module 15: Work-Related Resilience: Triggers and Interventions

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)

Module 16: Improving Client Self Esteem

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

Module 17: Mindfulness and Meaning

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

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

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.

An excellent course!  This learning has been amazing and I have changed so much as a person and gained self-awareness, assertiveness and learned mechanisms to raise self-esteem.  Thanks so much for everything. 



An excellent foundation of what coaching is, how it is delivered and what possible solutions can be offered to clients for a range of different situations.” 


Juliet Forsyth-Farrelly


How the course is delivered

The Certificate in 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 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 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 Integrated Diploma in Resilience and 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:

    • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association
    • CPD recognition from the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists
    • opportunity to apply for full membership (NCIP and CMA) upon criteria fulfilment
    • 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 £920
    2. Pay six instalments: £300 upon enrolment plus 6 monthly standing orders of £111.50

    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 make a bank transfer arrangement.


    “The learning materials were excellent as was the usefulness of the assignments in relation to understanding course content and the quality of tutor feedback.”  

    Chloe Michaels


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