1. About the Class
Mastering Wellness Coaching Interventions
is designed to put the Health and Wellness coach's skill-set
into action by helping you coach your clients towards their
goals of improved lifestyle choices.
Sleeping difficulties, poor diet, overweight/obesity,
inactivity, increased stress, energy depletion, or tobacco use
bring clients to Health and Wellness coaching and we will address
We'll also discuss issues unique to different developmental
stages including: teens, pre-post pregnancy, menopause and
And we'll explore evidence-based coaching models for change
that have particular use with clients seeking to make and manage
sustainable lifestyle changes.
You will leave with your own personal toolbox of evidence-based
coaching models and interventions to use with clients who
seek coaching for health and wellness challenges.
2. The Nine Weeks
1. Introduction and Application of Basic Coaching Knowledge
to Health and Wellness Coaching. Apply Basic Coaching Knowledge
including such concepts as Prochaska's Stages of Change, Self-Efficacy,
Self Esteem, to your journey in Health, and Wellness with emphasis
on Seligman's Positive Health. Learn about MentorCoach's role
in the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health and Wellness
Coaching (NCCHWC) is impacting our MCP Health and Wellness Certification.
Week 2. Evidence-based Goal Setting Strategies and Research
related to Willpower and Mindsets to Health and Wellness Coaching:
Explore how Heidi Grant Halverson's classes/contributions
to If-Then Goal setting and Prevention versus Promotion Mindsets,
and Roy Baumeister's research on Willpower inform Health and
Wellness sustainable change. Also, experience the use of Gabrielle
Oetingen's self-regulatory WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle and
Plan) evidence-based model can be used for Health and Wellness
Week 3. Evidence-based and Bio-Psycho-Social Strategies
and Interventions for Understanding Health, Wellness and Well-being:
Learn how Kegan and Lahey's Immunity to Change, Social
and Emotional Intelligence and Precision Medicine inform Health
and Wellness coaching now and into the future. Learn how to
blend Body Centered Coaching, Meaning and Purpose, Powerful
Questions related to Client Experience and use of Coach's knowledge
using Pat's Approach to Health and Wellness Coaching and the
relevant use of wearable devices for 'just-in-time'evidence
of health behavior change.
Week 4. Motivational Interviewing in Health and Wellness
Coaching: Compare and contrast Coaching and Motivational
Interviewing(MI) in Health and Wellness Coaching using two approaches
to MI. Both Miller and Rollnick's approach, initially designed
to address addiction and Berger &Villaume's approach based
on Sensemaking Theory will be examined.
Week 5. Evidence-based Coaching Strategies for Sleep, Rest,
Energy and Stress Management. Explore the critical value
of sleep related to ALL behavior Change and Energy Management.
Apply research related to sleep requirements for different developmental
stages of life and learn how different approaches to rest Matthew
Edlund's "Power of Rest" can be leveraged for client
health and wellbeing. The impact of Stress and strategies re:
stress management will be included.
Week 6. Evidence-based Coaching Strategies related to increasing
physical activity/fitness and 'just moving'. Explore and
experience the different approaches a coach might use to getting
clients moving and learning about different types of activities
that are workable for clients related again to purpose/meaning,
experience, beliefs, and knowledge. Specific attention will
be paid to language, ways clients like to move, environment,
and tracking using wearable tracking devices.
Week 7. Evidence-Based Coaching for Weight Management.
Experience the different types of strategies needed for
weight management based on: 1) the client's purposes/meaning;
2) the client's experience; 3) the client's history and beliefs
about food and nutrition; and 4) The client's knowledge and
the potential need for the Coach's knowledge regarding national
standards and research.
Week 8. Evidence-Based Coaching Strategies for Smoking
Cessation and Health/Wellness for different Developmental Stages
including mid-life/late-life transitions. Explore how to
anticipate client's challenges in a non-judgemental way with
smoking cessation BEYOND the addictive characteristics of nicotine
and other substances. Attend to the neurplasticity and body-centered
coaching strategies that can enhance the challenges client's
face for more success in coaching for behavior change. Examine
how 'lessons learned' in the previous weeks in this class apply
to mid-life and later-life transitions.
Week 9. Case Studies Related to Learning through Projects
and Presentations. Wrap-up. Class members will work on individual
projects related to one of three options: 1) applying a particular
evidence-based strategy to at least 6 sessions working with
a coaching client on a health/wellness related issue; 2) focus
on an indepth exploration of the use of ONE of the evidence-based
approaches to Health and Wellness coaching for application into
their coaching practice; 3) Identify how a specific evidence-based
coaching approach could be used in a larger populations for
individuals in the class who may be involved or want to be involved
in health and wellness coaching programs in organizations, businesses,