Body-Mind Life Coaching™ Specialist Certificate

This Certificate Course, designed for coaching over the phone or in person, will provide in-depth training for coaches in any niche to enhance and deepen their coaching skills. You will develop expertise in accessing the nonverbal dimension that exists in all interactions and communications. Using Body-Mind Life Coaching™ tools, coaches will learn ways to work with the powerful messages of the body. It is said that the body never lies. Through habitual ways of thinking, acting and feeling, there is often a disconnection between the mind and body.

The main goal of this course is to teach skills and techniques for working with the fertile ground and wisdom of the body to help bridge the body-mind gap. Additionally, you will gain advanced understanding and practice in the many ways you can uncover, utilize and work with the information from the body.

The materials for the course will acquaint you with the fields of "Somatics" and "Body Therapy," which provide the foundation for Body-Mind Life Coaching™. The instructor has written a 200+ page manual, filled with articles, references and specific papers on the Body-Mind Life Coaching™ Process.

The course content will focus on learning how to access the language of the body by paying attention to presence, physical sensations, breath, voice, posture and unconscious habit patterns. Applications from Neuroscience will teach you ways to make positive changes in your brain and your life. Readings, discussion, class experiments, cases, role-plays, demonstration sessions, personal exploration and peer work will provide different ways to work with non-verbal content. The techniques of ‘pausing’, ‘noticing’ and ‘practicing’ will be used to create and deepen awareness and forward the action.

In addition, halfway through the training, you will have the opportunity to coach a client who has volunteered to come into the class. Mentoring immediately afterwards provides opportunities for self-assessment to increase awareness and to deepen learning in a safe and supportive environment. During the whole course, role-plays and mini coaching sessions will also provide opportunities to practice the skills and tools, using pausing and discussion, as needed, during mini sessions. 

Coaching core competencies will be integrated through out as we work from a whole person perspective, using Body-Mind Life Coaching.™ Examples of ways to use the body as an avenue to gain information to shift perspective explore possibilities and affirm the rightness of choices will be explored in depth, as you learn how to hone your skills.

Students who successfully complete all course requirements will be certified as a Body-Mind Life Coaching™ Specialist.

Course Objectives

  • To learn how to bridge the body-mind gap through body awareness and mindfulness experiments.
  • To understand the universal application of Body-Mind Life Coaching™ skills in all forms of coaching.
  • To understand the importance of breath and various ways to work with breathing in coaching.
  • To experiment with different skills and exercises to access the language of the body.
  • To understand when and how to use body-mind skills and techniques with clients.
  • To learn embodied listening and attunement skills.
  • To practice skills through role-plays and the opportunity to coach a volunteer client.
  • To develop proficiency in integrating the Body-Mind Life Coaching™ process into your coaching style.

Mentor Coaching

Students can receive up to 5 hours of Group mentor coaching and 1 hour of Individual mentor coaching, which can be used towards ICF credentialing.

Required Manual

The cost of the course listed on this page includes the cost of the required manual ($60.00).

Frequency: This course is offered once per year.

Please contact the instructor if you have any questions about your prerequisites and/or the suitability of the course for your coaching goals. She is very willing to have a conversation with you before or after you signed up for the class.

Course Prerequisites

Coach Approach (or 20 hours of equivalent coach training from another coaching school)


enrollment in the Foundational course

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