Training for Well-Being

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Our Well-Being Training Program

Learn how to live a healthier, fuller life. Our program will help you cultivate well-being that lasts. Spanning approximately ten months, our training consists of a mix of teaching practices–didactic, experiential, personal study, and physical movement–to ensure that all of our participants have the tools they need to be successful in a variety of settings.

Based on the research of the Anthropedia Institute, and in collaboration with the Center for Well-Being at Washington University, our Well-Being Coach Certification Program is a 270-hour course that integrates evidence-based well-being approaches from psychology, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and various mind-body approaches to health and well-being.

What's your interest?

There are 2 ways to participate in our 270-hour training:


I want to improve my personal well-being and become a coach.

Well-Being Coach Certification Track

Become a coach and teach others about sustainable health and well-being. This program is suitable for aspiring or practicing helping professionals–such as counselors, social workers, community health workers, and educators–seeking to become certified coaches. Participants must complete the 270-hour Resilience and Well-Being Program plus additional requirements for certification.

Cost: $6,450

Payment plans and financial aid available.


I want to improve my personal well-being.

Resilience & Well-Being Track

This program is intended for individuals seeking to improve their own well-being, but who are not interested in coaching others. You’ll take the same course, but you don’t have to satisfy any of the requirements of coach certification.

Cost: $5,150

Payment plans and financial aid available.

Earn a Professional Certificate and/or CEUs

Participants who complete our training are eligible for a professional certificate from Saint Louis University.

For participants seeking continuing education credits, we have certification with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, who will award 270 clock hours or 318 contact hours (31 CEUs) for the program. There is a $200 fee for the year.

Our training is face-to-face person-centered community-based authentic in-person .

We offer our coach training in person, face-to-face. No part of our training is offered online or by phone.

Today, when many people suffer from isolation, disconnection, and a lack of community, we feel it is impossible to help someone grow in well-being without human interaction. Neuroscientific studies have shown how our brains react differently to screens than to faces.

For these reasons, our training and our coaching is never conducted online or over the phone.

Studies prove our training improves well-being​

A recent study of 75 of our coach trainees yielded substantial gains in character development as measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). This included statistically significant (p<.01) improvement in the mean character trait scores before and after the training.

Our training is integrative and interdisciplinary is focused on the whole person integrates the humanities, art, and culture uses the Know Yourself DVD Series .

Courses Include:

  • Body Practices for Well-Being
  • Nutrition and the Human Body
  • Neuroscience
  • Coaching Fundamentals
  • Pedagogy for Helping Professionals
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Cultural Foundations of Well-being
  • Personality Assessment Seminar
  • Know Yourself: Principles of Well-Being
  • Measuring Well-Being and Personality
  • Anthropedia Coaching Methods
  • Anthropology and Well-Being
  • The Mind-Body Relationship
  • Economics, Ecology, and Well-Being
USA Location & Dates
International Locations & Dates

USA Locations & Dates

St. Louis
Summer 2018

Aquinas Institute

23 South Spring Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63108

Aug. 11-12 & 18-19, 2018

Sep. 15-16 & 22-23, 2018

Oct. 20-21 & 27-28, 2018

Nov. 17-18 & 1-2, 2018

Jan. 12-13 & 19-20, 2019

Feb. 9-10 & 16-17, 2019

Mar. 9-10 & 16-17, 2019

Apr. 6-7 & 13-14, 2019

Apr. 27-28 & May 4-5, 2019

May 18-19 & 25-26, 2019

St. Louis
Winter 2019

Aquinas Institute

23 South Spring Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63108

Feb 8-11, 2019

Mar. 8-11, 2019

Apr. 5-8, 2019

Apr. 26-29, 2019

Jun. 21-24, 2019

Jul. 12-15, 2019

Aug. 16-19, 2019

Sep. 13-16, 2019

Oct. 11-14, 2019

Nov. 8-11, 2019



Most frequent questions and answers

Anthropedia’s instructors have all completed the coach certification program, as well as an additional training program developed by our institute. Like the members of the institute, our instructors have expertise in a variety of fields. Some of our instructors are medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers, while others are experts in philosophy, literature, education, coaching, and physical movement. 

Each day of the training consists of five 1- to 1.5-hour classes (see course list above for specific course titles). We begin at 8:30am and generally go until 6:30pm (there are seven days that end at 4:30pm). Because each class requires a lot of attention and energy, we take 30-minute breaks between each course, and our lunch break is an hour and a half.

There is no reading required outside of class. Upon completion of the training, however, you will be tested on the content of the Know Yourself DVDs, so you will want to study those throughout the course of the training. In addition, the other major task for those interested in certification is to complete a portfolio of exercises each month of the training. You can expect anywhere from 30-40 exercises per month. The amount of time that these exercises take varies from person-to-person, and they are all geared towards helping improve your self-awareness, resilience, and stress management.

The coursework is mostly the same, so it is a question of completing some extra classes, and fulfilling the requirements of certification, in addition to paying the difference in tuition. Generally people figure this out quite quickly, so we would encourage you to discuss it with us as soon as possible once the training begins.

Generally, attendance is expected at all sessions. Of course, we understand that emergencies and other justifiable situations do arise. However, attendance at all courses during the first four days is mandatory. For the remainder of the training, if you miss more than two days (or the equivalent thereof), you will need to make those courses up during a future session. In addition, there are certain courses that must be attended during a future training in order to be eligible for certification, even if it’s the only class you miss.

In addition to private practice, our certified coaches work in a variety of settings—medical clinics, hospitals, schools, corporations, homeless shelters, halfway houses, and within other service-oriented organizations.

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