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Become a Christian Health Coach

A comprehensive program for Christians (but open to all) who want to teach others how to live healthy, guiding them through challenges. More info below.

Price includes all materials, companion courses (except TEAM-CBT Training*), and one-on-one sessions with me. Course must be completed within 6 months, that's less than 1.5 hours per week commitment.. (You can ask for a 3 month extension for a $50 fee.)

You will need to register for this course after payment. If you are not accepted or don't register you will be refunded.

Approx. 35 hours (not including optional material*)
Price: $595 Limited offer EXTRA BUNDLE* with more resources, see below.

This course combines physical health, goal setting, and mental wellness into one powerful life coaching package. This is not your typical 'just watch some videos' to get a certificate course. You will submit demonstrations and get real critique on your work. Plus have one-on-one support and guidance from me.

*TEAM-CBT training is HIGHLY recommended if you want to do mental health coaching. This program will give you the basics for Health & Wellness Coaching but I highly encourage you to get your level 1 TEAM certification. If you want to learn more please contact me for package discount pricing.

This course combines physical health, goal setting, and some mental wellness into one life coaching package. This is not your typical 'just watch some videos' to get a certificate course. You will submit demonstrations and get real critique on your work. Plus you'll have someone-on-one support and guidance from me, Angela Poch, RPC. Learn more about this specific course below in the tabs.

BUT... if you want the whole meal deal...

Limited time offer:

Get the Christian Health Coaching program AND TEAM-CBT level 1 PLUS the Christian TEAM 6 week LIVE workshop, get all three for $895 (valued at $1285). This package will get you ready to see clients for both mental health and lifestyle changes. These live trainings will solidify your knowledge and give you more tools to use with your clients.

Email me if you'd like this package, or would like to learn more!

The course is laid out with the education, skills, and character traits you will need to become a health coach.  You’ll learn how to communicate more effectively and understand different personalities.  As you apply what you learn, you will be more proficient in active listening and using appropriate questions guiding your clients to make positive lifestyle choices and goals that will improve their quality of life and mental wellbeing.  We offer a certificate of completion for those who score 80% or more on the 2 tests (open book) as well as complete the practice sessions.

Many of the lessons have a mental or spiritual focus. Why? Science has proven the mind is more powerful than any other single influence over our bodies.  The textbook for this course is called The Ministry of Healing, which is from a creation perspective, and it uses references to the Bible. I believe creation has scientific merit just as much as evolution, since neither can be reproduced in a lab, they are both are theories, based on inference and observation of the past as viewed from our current period.  This course is not intended to be specific to any one religion, and anyone open to spiritual matters, regardless of denomination, will benefit, as 80% of the material is adaptable to any faith in a loving creator God or higher power.  The other 15% is specific to Christianity. and 5% aimed directly at Seventh-day Adventists, take what works for you. 

Note for SDA health ministry leaders: This course not only gives you tools to work with others, there is no other model that can be as effective in terms of soul winning, as one combined with health outreach.

If you would like to take this course but can't afford it please contact mefeelinggreat@angelapoch.com

If you complete this course and do all the practice you'll learn how to:

  • Be a health coach using the Ministry of Healing as your guide.
  • Show others how to lower thier risk factors for the top 5 causes of death.
  • Lead clients to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Help clients develop their own goals.
  • Work with client’s challenges to goal formation or accomplishment.
  • Combine spiritual, mental, and physical well being.
  • Guide clients on how to have a healthy lifestyle.
  • Teach plant based nutrition.
  • Offer some hydrotherapy tools.
  • Help clients develope better stess management skills.

Course Outline:

    12 Steps to complete this 35 hour course

  1. Step 1: Take the FREE "Optimal Health" course
  2. Step 2: Work through the How to Become a Health Coach videos & handouts (see sections below for more details). 
  3. Step 3: Practice 
  4. Step 4: Submit 1st Practice
  5. Step 5: Watch "In His Image" series 8 hours(included free in this program)
  6. Step 6: Do the "Nutrition 4 Optimal Health" course 2 hours (included free in this program) abd submit the test. 
  7. Step 7: Submit 2nd Practice
  8. Step 8: Watch the "Home Remedies & Hydrotherapy" videos6 hours (included free in this program)
  9. Step 9: Watch the "Stress Management" Course 1.5 hours (included free in this program)
  10. Step 10: Watch "How to Become a Vegan, Vegetarian, or Flexitarian" 1.5 hours (included free with this program). 
  11. Step 11: Submit your 3rd and final practice 
  12. Step 12: Do a 50min consultation with me (Angela Poch). Can be a QnA or personal work to see what it feels like to be in a coaching session. Then do your Final Exam!

  13. Step 2 - Section 1

  14. Introduction  
  15. The Role of a Coach   
  16. The Description Of a Coach   
  17. Qualifications of a Coach       

  18. Step 2 - Section 2

  19. Stages of Change       
  20. Mental Issues & Illness
  21. Working With People
  22. Low Income Challenges
  23. Professionals, Millennials, and Others          
  24. Considerations for the are Sick         
  25. Dealing with Various Personalities   
  26. Left Brain vs Right Brain - Fact or Fiction      
  27. World View & Limiting Beliefs           

  28. Step 2 - Section 3

  29. CBT - The most important tool          
  30. Increasing Frontal Lobe Function      
  31. 5 Keys to Effective Communication  
  32. Active & Reflective Listening - Start practicing reflective and empathic listening in your daily life.
  33. SMART Goals - The Foundation of Coaching
  34. Life Inventory & Other Tools 

  35. Step 2 - Section 4

  36. The Power of Choice
  37. First Principle of Health
  38. Service, Community, and Volunteering
  39. Nature As a Law of Health    
  40. Exercise & Activity     
  41. Sunlight & Fresh air – deep breathing          
  42. Rest – Getting Proper Sleep & More 
  43. Water – Inside & Out 
  44. Nutrition – What We Eat Matters     
  45. Nutrition – How We Eat Matters Too
  46. Temperance & Addictions
  47. Finding a Cure

  48. Step 2 - Section 5

  49. Client or Friend? Developing Your Relationship
  50. Defining and Creating Success 
  51. Setting Up Your Practice        
  52. Signing Clients & Doing Workshops  
  53. Sample Coaching Program    
  54. Legal Issues – Insurance, Rules of conduct, Privacy  

  55. Step 2 - Section 6

  56. Our Example  
  57. How to avoid burn out
  58. Dealing with Critics & Conflicts
  59. Why You Might Be Sick          
  60. How to Relieve Guilt 
  61. Skills Practice
  62. Live REAL Coaching Session
  63. Summary 
  64. BONUS & MORE Info