To be successful in this role, one should have a sincere interest in integrative mental health practices, strong self-care practices, and a desire to help others reach their wellness potential. Qualified candidates must also have:
Looking to make a career change or enhance your current skills? Our program has been taken been taken by many professionals including:
“The Nickerson Institute is a well rounded, informative, and fascinating program! I was never bored with the information and truly loved my time exploring integrative health coaching. Dr. Nickerson is always available for questions and provides great bi-weekly meeting content and speakers. You will not regret taking this course.”
“Great course! Very informative and comprehensive! I highly recommend it even if the person taking it is not a health professional!
Thank you to Dr. Nickerson and the team!”
“This course enhanced my knowledge/understanding of different evidence-based approaches to addressing common mental health challenges and increased the confidence I have in my ability to apply different skills in practice. I look forward to seeing what doors this will open in my personal and professional life.”
“Dr. Nickerson's Integrative Health Coach Training Program provided me a framework for moving forward in my practice. I feel confident that by completing this course I have the skills and language to coach clients in professional and ethical manner. I was introduced to aspects of energy work that I've never encountered and that I will certainly consider in the future. Thank you!”
The principle instructor of this program is Dr. Wendy Nickerson, founder of the Nickerson Institute for Integrative Health Training, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Canada and the United States, university instructor to graduate students in Counselling Education and Behavioral Health Sciences, and author of “Wild Women Never Get The Blues”.
What's unique about this Integrative Health Coach Training Program is that it focuses on holistic mental health and mind-body-spirit connections. As part of this practice, you may find that it helps to use your own personal mind-body-spirit guidance in determining if this program is right for you. So before registering, I encourage you to take a moment (or two...) and determine if it resonates with you and your highest purpose.
"The IHCTP is especially useful to holistic nurses who want to have a more integrative approach and independent role in their nursing practice. I was able to apply what I learned from the Integrative Health Coaching Program into my own nursing practice. Wendy’s enthusiasm, openness, and ability to think outside the box is phenomenal. I highly recommend this course!"
Sandra Couts MSN, RN, CIHC
"I learned how to apply resources and techniques such as reading body language, active listening skills, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help clients on their journey to mental health and wellness. Thanks to Dr. Wendy Nickerson for her knowledge and passion to help others in their life experience."
"I am so pleased that I took the plunge and enrolled in the Integrative Health Coaching Program. The program is intensive and much more focused on mental health than I had expected. As a coach and trainer, the program has provided tremendous insights into the full spectrum of non-drug treatments for physical, emotional and mental wellness."
Linda Symonds - Infinite Possibilities
"Dr. Nickerson's Certified Integrative Health Coach Training Program (IHCTP) is a terrific way for students to learn how to offer a healing space for those looking for mental health assistance and support using a variety of conventional and complementary evidence-based techniques and methods. Health coaches are needed in hospitals, clinics, communities and schools everywhere. Dr. Nickerson's teaching approach is light, thoughtful and inclusive. It was a treat to be in a learning atmosphere and have active conversation with such wonderful people. The program will help you grow personally as well as professionally."
Dr. Pam Purcell BSC, ND, CBP
"Not only is Dr. Wendy Nickerson an amazing professor, but her experience, knowledge and passion to assist in resolving the mental health crisis has taught me current, effective, evidence-based, non-medical and non-evasive techniques to assist and coach people requiring mental health services with an Integrative Health Coach (IHC)."
"The key to my success of this IHC course was having continuous support from our instructor. Not only did I receive the knowledge and skills necessary to become an IHC, but I was taught how to apply the multitude of techniques shared during this course to my own personal life. It has changed my life in a profound way. This course will change your life too."See more testimonials →
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