Life Coach Certification: Therapeutic Model Level 1
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Integrative Wellness Therapeutic Coaching Certificate: CBT, Art Therapy, NLP, REBT, Counseling, Life Purpose Coaching
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 29 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the principles and framework that underpin the IW Model
  • Use the IW Model as a self healing model
  • Use the IW Model to apply the techniques with their own clients in their professional practice
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  • There are no prerequisites for taking this course - It is suitable for beginners and will benefit everyone!

Fully Accredited Integrated Wellness Coaching Diploma.  

Upon completion of this accredited course you will be eligible to apply for membership along with the designation of Associate Coach from the IWCA.  All certificates are issued at the discretion of the Integrative Wellness Coaching Association.  

Certification requires successful completion of the entire course, completion of all practice assignments, and the fulfillment of a practice coaching log.  *Additional IWCA administrative charges may apply. 

This course is also fully accredited by a globally recognized CPD body, the Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency. 

This course is also fully accredited by a globally recognized CPD body, the Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency and completing this course gives you the opportunity to gain formal certification for 10 hours of CPD credit. 

Please note,  accreditation is optional. It is by no means compulsory, or a prerequisite for taking the course. Degree requirements vary based on the position you pursue and the area in which you reside or work. Should you wish to opt for accreditation and the diploma, full details and directions will be given at the end of the course. 

The Integrated Wellness Model, or the IW Model for short, is a cutting edge therapy system designed to benefit everyone.  Whether you are using the model as a self help application to heal yourself, or if you're a therapist, counselor or coach, wishing to expand and build on your existing skill sets, this course is for you.

The IW Model was developed by Libby Seery and Patrick Howell and is built on a framework of principles, that when applied correctly, will facilitate positive, profound change, enabling us to flourish as individuals and experience a state of self actualization.

The Integrative wellness model pulls mainly from these six specific modalities;

1.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - The work begun by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960's, where short-term, goal-oriented therapy is used to change patterns of thinking and behavior.

2.  Positive Psychology, which is the science of Human Flourishing, also referred to as "The Science of Happiness"

3.  Therapeutic Art, or using the creation of art as a way to deal effectively with the struggles of day-to-day living, as well as for general personal development

4.  NLP, or Neuro-linguistic programming, which is associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and REBT, and is a method of influencing the brain's reaction to stimulus through the use of language and modeling

5.  R.E.B.T, or Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, a form of Cognitive behavioral Therapy, that teaches how to examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, and self-sabotaging behaviors.

6. Life Coaching - The practice of providing supportive guidance to clients, with the focus on goals, the realization of dreams and aspirations and overcoming life's challenges.

This most wonderful and modern of therapies, teaches us that it’s not events, or things that upset and disturb us, but rather how we view these events, or things.  In essence, how a person thinks, influences their feelings.

When a person believes illogical and irrational beliefs about themselves, others, and the world, psychological problems and mental distress will often be the result.

We have created this course, in such a way that everybody can benefit from this amazing therapy approach.  No special knowledge of psychology or therapy is needed, as this introduction course has been written for beginners but will be useful and informative for professionals too.

An open mind and a willingness to rethink the way in which you view yourself, others and the world is all that is required for you to gain maximum benefit form the IW Model.

The IW Model is effective for a range of emotional issues as well as personal development and overall well-being.

These include:

  • Development of happiness
  • Personal growth, life goal issues, performance at work issues
  • Realizing your true potential
  • Decreasing depressive symptoms
  • Various forms of anxiety, especially social anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • All types of addictions 
  • Problems related to impulse control
  • Problems related to emotional control
  • Personality disorders
  • Anger management
  • Pain management
  • Stress management
  • Coping with health or disability problems
  • Child behavioral issues
  • Family relationship issues
  • Issues specific to couples

As you can see, the IW Model is a versatile approach, helping people with a wide range of psychological and life issues.

Included in the course, you’ll find a number of outstanding resources to help you apply the principles of the IW Model easily and effectively.

As with all of our courses, you’ll be able to benefit from full support from both Patrick and I, 7 days a week.  We will always get back to our students the very same day, and more often than not, within a couple of hours (depending on your time zone!)

Just some of the things the course covers:

  • An introduction To The Integrated Wellness Model (IW Model)
  • The Principles of The IW Model
  • Activity: Sentence Stems
  • Limitations of Using a Single Modality
  • The Benefits of an Eclectic Approach
  • What Sort of Thing Can The IW Model help With
  • Using The IW Model on Yourself - Part One
  • Using The IW Model on Yourself - Part Two
  • Living in The Moment Using The IW Model
  • Using The IW Model for Optimal Living
  • Using The IW Model To Gain Clarity and Insight
  • Using The IW Model To Reduce Your Stress Levels
  • Creativity and Artful Expression in The IW Model
  • An Example of Creativity as an Application Within The IW Model
  • Creative Thinking for Business Using The IW Model
  • Mind Maps
  • Using the IW Model in a Therapeutic Setting
  • Using IW for The Treatment of Phobias
  • Examples of The IW Model in Practice
  • Conclusion
  • Diploma and Accreditation Instructions

Who is the target audience?
  • People who wish to use the cutting edge techniques of the IW Model as a self help application
  • Practitioners, therapists, counsellors and coaches who wish to use the IW Model on their own clients in their professional practice
  • Individuals looking to achieve a greater sense of well-being
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
7 Lectures 20:57

Welcome to the introduction of the IW Model

Preview 03:55

Meet your instructors for the course!  Libby Seery and Patrick Howell

Meet the Instructors - Libby and Patrick

In this lecture you will be introduced to the IW model.  You will discover the six modalities that form the majority of the model and learn how they fit nicely together. 

Welcome to the IW Model

In this lecture we look at the Wheel of Happiness and how effective it is

Preview 02:37

In this lecture we'll explore the underlying principles of the Integrated Wellness Model and how they lead to wellbeing and happiness. 

Preview 02:44

A Sentence stem is a partially completed sentence that CONTAINS your desired outcome, but leaves BLANK the method for achieving it.  This first exercise in this IW model addresses growth from the whole person perspective. 

Student Activity: Stem Sentences

Student Activity: Creating Your Own Sentence Stems
1 Lecture 00:09

This is where you can find all the resources for the course and much much more!

6 Lectures 26:26

Here we will discuss using the Right Tool for the Job.  Being limited to just a single tool makes it very hard to adapt to the diversity of issues that a given person could experience. 

Limitations of Using A Single Modality

Learn how an eclectic approach to therapy enables a practitioner to tailor a bespoke approach to presenting issues

The Benefits of an Eclectic Approach

What areas of life can the IW model impact? 

What Sort of Things Can The IW Model Help With?

This is the first of two lectures where we look at the IW Model as a self help application

Using the IW Model on yourself - Part 1

This is the second of two lectures where we look at the IW Model as a self help application

Using the IW Model on yourself - Part 2

Applying The IW Principles To Your Daily Life
11 Lectures 37:42

True Integrative Wellness relies on the ability to "experience" the here and now. To consciously spend time in the present moment, as opposed to ruminating on the past, or thinking of what's to come. In this exercise you will take part in a mindfulness exercise.

Living in the Moment Using the IW Model

This lecture covers how we use Mindfulness with our clients as IW Practitioners

How we Use Mindfulness with Our Clients

The IW model coalesces with applied positive psychology to increase the chances of optimal living. In this lecture you learn a powerful IW intervention that promotes happiness and flourishing. 

Preview 03:04

In this lecture we'll look at how you can use the IW Model to gain clarity and insight in your day to day life

Student Activity: Using The IW Model To Gain Clarity and Insight

The IW Model can help you effectively reduce your stress levels and invite a sense of calm into your life

Student Activity: Using The IW Model To Reduce Your Stress Levels

This is the first lecture which looks at the benefits of art therapy and expression within the IW Model

Preview 03:26

This lecture takes a look at the use of vision boards and how they can be used to explore and develop our goals and realise our true potential

An Example of creativity as an Application Within The IW Model

As we've already learned, the IW Model is used for self development as well as therapeutic reasons. This lecture takes a look at the intervention of creative thinking in the business world

Creative Thinking for business using the IW Model

Mind maps are incredibly useful for many reasons.  Here we explore just a couple of things they can help with

Mind Maps

In this lecture we cover the IW Model in its role within a therapeutic setting and look at how it gets used and for what issues

Using the IW Model in a Therapeutic Setting

This lecture is for you is you want to use the IW Model to overcome fear or anxiety surrounding phobias!

Using IW Model for The Treatment of Phobias
3 Lectures 06:21

This is the lecture where we summarise your learning so far and recap what we've covered in the course


This is for all of you who want to gain accreditation and a diploma with the CPD Standards Agency


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About the Instructor
Patrick Howell
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Best-Selling online teacher with over 25,000 students in 168 countries.   

Facilitated human development programs for leading organizations like these:

US Department of Defense
Johnson & Johnson
Meridian Health

I'm Patrick Howell and I love helping people experience greater wellbeing, happiness and confidence.

I've trained and coached people at a variety of organizations. I've coached executives past roadblocks created by poor communication.  I've taught people in seminars around the country, certifying them in applied positive psychology and neuro-linguistic programming. I also teach workplace engagement curriculum for local community colleges. Personal clients often come to me to work through challenging issues. While together they often discover the art of Narrative Therapy and learn to re-write their life stories. 

I am the director of coaching at Internal Change Academy, which provides research assistance and personal development programs to growth-seeking individuals.

After leaving a career with the global Dale Carnegie Training company where I won multiple awards as a trainer, I founded Team Development Group. As the managing director of Team Development Group, I head a team that includes happiness experts, NLP practitioners, and workplace learning trainers that teach public seminars and in corporations.

I am also the co-author of the best-selling field manual The Positive Workplace that was published by the American Society for Training & Development in 2014.

But for me, the best part of my job involves sharing my knowledge of happiness interventions with others.  I love giving people the confidence to live their best-possible lives. 

Libby Seery - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies
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Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.Psych.Coach, Dip.NLP

LIBBY SEERY - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.NLP, Dip.Psych.Coach 

All of my online courses are fully accredited with the CPD Standards Agency and offer students the opportunity to gain CPD credits/hours.

I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Therapeutic Art Practitioner.

I run a very successful practice in Harley Street, London which is recognised the world over as a centre of medical excellence.

I am a highly trained specialist with a wealth of experience, working with people from all walks of life; including referrals from charities I'm involved in, to very high profile clients from all over the world.

As well as my client work, I have had a number of works published and have appeared on TV and radio.

I am also the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Training Academy, which offers courses in counselling, CBT and other areas of self development.  

As an accredited CPD training provider, I have more than 60,000 students, from 181 countries, and have been honoured with a number of awards for my contribution to education.

I also write and lecture in my subject, as well as training other doctors and counsellors in specialist areas of counselling and therapeutic art.