Centre for Stress Management
Established in 1987
Providing training and consultancy services for over 35 years
All courses are now delivered using the zoom virtual training platform
Health and Wellbeing Coaching: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach to enhance health goal achievement
Health and wellbeing coaching has become an established area of practice in the UK, Australia and USA. Health coaching has even been offered as a free service within some Primary Care Trusts in the UK. Professional bodies such as the Association for Coaching recognise health coaching as a specialism.
Motivational Interviewing is a mainstay of health-related interventions theoretically underpinned by the Transtheoretical Model of Change. Cognitive behavioural health coaching can help with behaviour change, enhance health goal achievement and also assist in relapse prevention.
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to practise health and wellbeing coaching skills and techniques in pair work or triads.Pre-workshop reading will be emailed as a PDF. The cognitive-behavioural approach will provide a framework and underpin the psychological model of health coaching
covered in this workshop. The workshop is recognised by the International Society for Coaching Psychology as providing CPD/CPE for its Members.
To become knowledgeable about health and wellbeing coaching
This skills based workshop will help participants to:
define health and wellbeing coaching
consider the theory, research and practice of health coaching
become more knowledgeable about Motivational Interviewing and Transtheoretical Model of Change
understand cognitive-behavioural and multimodal frameworks in developing an individual health coaching programme
become knowledgeable about Health Inhibiting Thinking (HITs) and Health Enhancing Thinking (HETs)
practise eliciting HITs and developing HETs
gain practice in using the 5 column HETs form
become knowledgeable about a range of cognitive, behavioural and imaginal techniques for use within health coaching including anti-craving imagery and over-consumption imagery.
understand and tackle the cognitions that may lead to lapse (relapse)
consider how you may integrate health coaching within your coaching or counselling practice
reflect upon supervision requirements for health and wellbeing coaching
Trainer: Prof Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol FIHPE (Hon)
Stephen is a Health Psychologist and Accredited Coach with a particular specialism in health and wellbeing coaching. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education. In addition to his health-related books he has published over 8 articles on health coaching.
PLEASE READ: GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION