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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.  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..

Worried about how to work with various people, concerned about all the conflicting information and how to pick what to share with clients? Don’t worry, I’ll help you through all of these questions.

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

Approx. 35 hours (not including optional material)
Price: $499

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.

There is also a BONUS offer - extra one-on-one session with me if you do the optional extra practice.

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 90% of the material is adaptable to any faith in a loving creator God or higher power.  The other 10% is specific to Christianity, take or leave it as you will.  So, keep in mind before you take this course, I will talk a lot about God.

Course layout. It is highly recommended you do the material in this order.

  1. Start reading The Ministry of Healing by Ellen G. White, optional.
  2. Watch Optimal Health - 2 hours
  3. Complete the video lessons for "How to Become a Health Coach Program" - about 7 hours
  4. Start practicing reflective and empathic listening in your daily life.
  5. 1st Practice Session - Video record a 15 minute informal 'sample' client mini-session (details in course). I will send you an email follow up.
  6. Watch "In His Image" video course included free in this program - optional if you have a basic understanding of physiology - 8 hours
  7. Watch "Nutrition 4 Optimal Health" included free in this course - 2 hours
  8. 2nd Practice Session - Video record a 15 minute informal 'sample' client mini-session (details in course). I will send you an email follow up.
  9. Watch "Home Remedies & Hydrotherapy" Included free in this program - 6 hours
  10. Watch "Stress Management" included free in this program - 1.5 hours
  11. Watch "How to Become a Vegan, Vegetarian, or Flexitarian" - helps with understanding some of the challenges people face in making lifestyle decisions - 1.5 hours
  12. OPTIONAL: Highly recommended! Finish reading "The Ministry of Healing" and start listening to The Feeling Good podcasts by Dr. David Burns free on itunes or his website
  13. 3rd Practice Session - Video record a 30 minute informal 'sample' client mini-session (details in course). I will send you an email follow up.
  14. Book a 50 minute consultation with me. This is your chance to ask me any questions you are having or do some personal work of your own (it's a good idea to experience a session as a client to get a feel for how it works).
  15. Take your final exam and Nutrition 4 Optimal Health Quiz. Need 80% on both to get your certificate of completion, see below.
  16. BONUS OFFER and more ...

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 are a missionary, health ministry leader, or on a SDA health ministry team, you can take this course for HALF price, $299 CND, please contact me to order:

What you will be able to after this course:

  • Be an effective health coach using the Ministry of Healing as your guide.
  • Show others how to prevent or delay the top 5 causes of death.
  • Develop your own health coaching program.
  • 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.
  • Teach others how to have a healthy lifestyle.
  • Guide clients through the process of sickness to health.

Course Outline:

    Section 1

  1. Introduction  
  2. The Role of a Coach   
  3. The Description Of a Coach   
  4. Qualifications of a Coach       
  5. Qualifications of a Coach - Continued          

  6. Section 2

  7. Stages of Change       
  8. Mental Issues & Illness
  9. Working With People
  10. Low Income Challenges
  11. Professionals, Millennials, and Others          
  12. Considerations for the are Sick         
  13. Dealing with Various Personalities   
  14. Left Brain vs Right Brain - Fact or Fiction      
  15. World View & Limiting Beliefs           

  16. Section 3

  17. CBT - The most important tool          
  18. Increasing Frontal Lobe Function      
  19. 5 Keys to Effective Communication  
  20. Active & Reflective Listening - Start practicing reflective and empathic listening in your daily life.
  21. SMART Goals - The Foundation of Coaching
  22. Life Inventory & Other Tools 

  23. Section 4

  24. The Power of Choice
  25. First Principle of Health
  26. Service, Community, and Volunteering
  27. Nature As a Law of Health    
  28. Exercise & Activity     
  29. Sunlight & Fresh air – deep breathing          
  30. Rest – Getting Proper Sleep & More 
  31. Water – Inside & Out 
  32. Nutrition – What We Eat Matters     
  33. Nutrition – How We Eat Matters Too
  34. Temperance & Addictions
  35. Finding a Cure

  36. Section 5

  37. Client or Friend? Developing Your Relationship
  38. Defining and Creating Success          
  39. Setting Up Your Practice        
  40. Signing Clients & Doing Workshops  
  41. Sample Coaching Program    
  42. Legal Issues – Insurance, Rules of conduct, Privacy  

  43. Section 6

  44. Our Example  
  45. How to avoid burn out
  46. Dealing with Critics & Conflicts
  47. Why You Might Be Sick          
  48. How to Relieve Guilt 
  49. Skills Practice
  50. Live REAL Coaching Session
  51. Summary 
  52. BONUS & MORE Info