Becoming a Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You and Your Clients

WellnessCreated by Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
ICF Master Certified Coach and Registered Mentor Coach
Buddhist Chaplain • Psychotherapist • EMDR Consultant

Taught in English by Kelly Gupta, MD Psychiatrist, ACC and Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC

Register now for September 18 – November 6, 2017

What astonishes you about your life in this moment?
What astonishes you about your clients?
What astonishes you about our Planet Earth?

This class continues the wellness mandala of individualized wellness plans and credos developed in Becoming a Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You at Your Best.  Here, we expand from individualized attention on the coach to embracing coaching clients, businesses, schools, organizations, and our planet Earth. Emphasis is placed on developing customized skill sets for our coaching clients to recognize, accept, realign, adapt, and (when it’s the agenda!) to be proactive change agents in our rapidly evolving world.

Have you wondered what mindfulness truly is?
Or what the benefits of meditation are?
Or why practicing loving-kindness enhances the immune system?

Travel beyond buzz-word definitions by exploring the physiological and psychological importance of wellness and mindfulness. Delve into the necessity of fun, connectedness, meaning, and contribution as they pertain to wellness, mindfulness, ICF Core Competencies, and Positive Psychology.

“This class was my first introduction to the field of mindfulness. These concepts and strategies will be most useful when working with my clients… I learned a great deal in the course, and perhaps more importantly, my curiosity has been sparked to continue this avenue of learning!”
-Gail Flanigan, PhD
Psychologist and ADHD Coach

To be guided into new territories with clients and the world, we will explore:
Eco-Psychology
Systems Theory
The Science of Engaged Mindfulness
Sleep Camps
Non-Violent Communication
VIA Character Strengths of Positive Psychology

We will contemplate challenging and powerful questions such as:
• What beliefs are you living that are borrowed and not yours?
• What beliefs lower your excitement in living?
• What belief systems keep you out of alignment with your true self?
• What belief systems will enhance your aliveness and astonishment as you contribute to your clients and planet Earth as a Wellness Coach?

Learning Objectives
• Learn How to Become a Wellness Coach!
• Develop a Skill Set to Coach Environmentalists, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, First Responders, Hospice Workers, Chaplains, Ministers, Social Activists and others working on the Leading Edge of our Changing World
• Create a Mindfulness & Meditation Tool Kit with evidence-based research to coach clients
• Create, develop & utilize Personal Sleep Camp for self and others
• Become skilled and confident as a Wellness Coach by practicing coaching in class
• Learn to view self & clients as portable laboratories for inquiry-driven discoveries and new wellness paradigms.
• Develop deep partnership and increased awareness with clients in the wellness process
• In-depth exploration of the latest neuroscientific research on mindfulness, meditation, positive psychology, and social connections
• Develop an understanding of Systems Theory and its importance in wellness and eco-psychology
• Learn how to s-l-o-w down, self-connect, and incorporate wellness changes necessary to enjoy the good life for yourself and your clients
• Become a model of wellness; committed to continued self-exploration and self-development

Contact Hours: 12 hours over 8 sessions
Where: Virtual – connect via phone or computer
Tuition: $675 or 2 payments of $347.50
ICF Core Competencies/CCEs: 12
Optional CEUs: 12 Counseling CEUs from the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board

REQUIRED TEXTS:
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• Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change by Michael Arloski
• The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
• __________________________ by ________________
(You choose the book!)

Becoming a Mindfulness & Wellness Coach: You and Your Clients is part of the Mindfulness Coaching School curriculum to become credentialed as a Mindfulness & Wellness Coach. It is offered two times per year and is limited to 12 students. This class is ICF approved for CCEs and is part of the ICF ACSTH program. Ann-Marie is also a CEU Provider through the State of New Mexico, and offers optional counseling CEUs.

Upcoming Course Schedule –

FALL 2017
Dates: 
Mondays, September 18 – November 6, 2017
Time: 
9:00 – 10:30am Mountain – See Your Time Zone

Online Registration

ICF CCEs are included with tuition.
Optional Counseling CEUs are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


To qualify for CEUs and/or Credentialing –
You MUST attend 80% of the required class hours and complete a Course Evaluation Questionnaire in order to receive credit and/or CCEs or CEUs for the class. Students will be asked to indicate presence at the start and close of each class. Make-ups are not possible. We cannot provide CEUs or a Certificate of Completion to anyone who does not attend the minimum number of class hours required.

Note Regarding State Boards –
Ann-Marie is a CEU Provider through the state of New Mexico. It has been our experience that most state boards accept CEUs from the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. It is up to the individual participant to verify acceptance with their state board.

Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy –
• 15 or more days prior to the start of class: Mindfulness Coaching School retains a $100.00 fee for all cancellations.
• 14-8 days prior to the start of class: Mindfulness Coaching School retains a $150.00 fee for all cancellations.
• 7-3 days prior to the start of class: Mindfulness Coaching School retains half of class tuition paid.
• 2 days or less prior to the start of class: Mindfulness Coaching School retains all tuition paid.
• Optional counseling CEUs are non-refundable and non-transferrable.