Well-Being Coach Certification

Our Well-Being Coach Certification program has been designed to prepare helping professionals for work in the field of preventive health and well-being. Our graduates are experts in lifestyle transformation, stress management, and growth in self-awareness. World health organizations (e.g. the CDC) and the federal government are making calls to change our public health promotion strategies to reduce health care costs and to help an aging and longer-living population make informed choices about their own health. People, both sick and healthy, need assistance in changing their lifestyles. Our program is designed to answer these calls using our innovative approach to health and well-being.  Our graduates work in a variety of environments: community centers, clinics, hospitals, private practice, the fitness industry, corporations, schools, and other health care venues.

Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses-especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.
— Leonardo Da Vinci

What makes our program unique?

 

It's integrative and interdisciplinary

 

 

A rigorous understanding of  physical and mental health

 

 

A focus on art and culture

 

 

 

 

A study of the movement of body

 

 

 

The Know Yourself DVD series

 

Our program approaches well-being from an integrative and interdisciplinary perspective drawing on the work of our Institute. This approach values physical, mental, and spiritual perspectives on human health and well-being, and each day of curriculum addresses the whole person. 

Our program combines rigorous training in both physical and mental health in equal measure. We don’t simply study nutrition or exercise and then consider how it influences human mental life.

Moreover, we examine the role that art and culture (and all the humanities) play in our health. If we don't understand how humanity has approached health and well-being throughout the centuries, our health and well-being is incomplete. As Cicero wrote in his Orator, "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it be woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"

We have also collaborated with choreographers and analysts of movement to design a one-of-a-kind Body Awakening program. This allows participants to deepen their understanding of the body through movement, coordination exercises, and contemporary dance techniques.

At the heart of our method is the Know Yourself DVD series, which is a course in well-being designed to help people increase self-understanding, manage stress, and find deeper contentment in their lives. It teaches exercises to foster calmness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mind-body health.

What is the format of the program?

Our 250 hour program takes place in two parts—Part I: Coaching Foundations and Part II: Advanced Methods and Certification—over the course of 1 year. We use a mixture of teaching practices: didactic learning, experiential learning, personal study, and physical movement. We ensure that all our participants have what they need to be successful in a variety of settings.

Part I:

Coaching Foundations

                                                                         136.5 hours

Cost: $3,250

Payment plans and financial aid are available.

Part II:

Advanced methods & Certification

116 hours

Cost: $2,600

Payment plans and financial aid are available.

 

Requirements

You must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following requirements:
- Graduate degree in any field (M.A., M.S.W., M.Ed., M.D., M.S., PhD, etc.)
- B.A. plus 5 years experience in counseling, nursing, education, or social work
- B.A. plus 5 years of coaching or PCC/MCC credential from the ICF.

If you are interested in applying but do not meet any of the above requirements, please contact us.

 

Daily Schedule

- Day 1 of each weekend: 9am to 7:30pm
- Day 2 of each weekend: 9am to 5:30pm

Note: the first two weekends of Part 1 are 3-day weekends. The first two days of those weekends will go from 9am-7:30pm, and the last day will go from 9am-5:30pm.

Continuing Education

For participants of the St. Louis training: The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 136.5 clock hours or 163.8 contact hours (16.4 CEUs) for part 1 of the training, and 109.5 clock hours or 131 contact hours (13 CEUs) for part 2. There is a $100 fee for each year.

What to learn more about the program?

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