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In Person Class:  Dec 2-3, 2017
Next Online Class:  Jan 16, 2018


Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching

Narrative Health Coaching is a developmental and integrative approach based in four principles:    Stories Matter, Relationships Engage, Learning Transforms and Growth Heals.  Introducing the skills and mindset necessary for engaging both the coach’s and the client’s full potential for growth and healing, this 12-hour class offers innovative techniques for navigating and supporting clients’ health issues. Student coaches increase their own healing capacity by addressing multiple factors that contribute to healing, while focusing on developing new coaching skills.

I just completed Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching. This approach has clearly evolved through the committed work of a wise, caring, gifted community of coaches. The work reflects deep respect for clients and for the healing process. There is a richness and complexity to this approach that is unique to this coaching program. The instructor was highly organized in the way he designed and ran the class. He presented the principles and methodology clearly and dynamically. He was responsive to the students in caring, supportive ways. He had a good sense of humor! He shared meaningful stories and examples from his work and his life. I came away with new perceptions, approaches and tools that will benefit my clients. I was nourished by learning in the presence of such wonderful people. I feel newly inspired as I move forward with my coaching work!

~ Erika Bunnin, MA

Your Learning Experience

Incorporating awareness of “story,”  Narrative Health Coaching engages the whole person – body, mind, heart, soul and spirit – by increasing awareness, motivating change and encouraging healing.  Foundations in Narrative Health Coaching initiates these ongoing processes:

  • Enhancing your healing presence through self-awareness
  • Establishing and nurturing trust and intimacy through active listening
  • Developing and carrying out a coaching plan that identifies a healing topic tailored for the client
  • Sitting more comfortably with your client’s healing narrative by engaging your own
  • Recognizing and working with the challenges and impact of resistance

Week/Session One

  • Introduction to Narrative Health Coaching
  • Effectively using cycles of learning
  • Salutogenesis versus pathogenesis and why it matters
  • The distinction between developmental and behavioral approaches
  • Shifting from the chief complaint to a healing topic

Week/Session Two

  • Introduction to the client-specific coaching plan.
  • Three core coaching skills:
    • Mindful listening
    • Open ended inquiry
    • Perceptive reflection
  • Creating a healing topic

Week/Session Three

  • Using the Healing Resource Assessment
  • Coaching beyond the conversation
  • Creating learning objectives

Week/Session Four

  • Developing growth practices:
    • Foundation practices
    • Awareness practices

Week/Session Five

  • Directly working with clients
  • Assessing core competencies

Week/Session Six

  • Directly working with clients
  • Befriending resistance

Foundations Course Curriculum


  • All classes are 2 hours long
  • Class meets for four consecutive weeks with approximately 3-hours of work on your own
  • Students have 24-hour access to online class materials

Class Dates:

January 16, 2018
January 23, 2018
January 30, 2018
February 6, 2018
February 13, 2018
February 20, 2018

Class Size: Limited to 30 students

Time: Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm PST

Tuition: $295

Connectivity:  Live class sessions utilize   Zoom Video   technology.   The video service is free and all sessions will be recorded and archived for participants throughout the program.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Twelve (12) Category 1 CEUs for NANP Twelve (12) Category 1 CEUs for NANP
  • ACHENA designates this class for a maximum of 12 hours of continuing professional development
  • 10 Business CEUs for NTA


  • Classes meet during one weekend Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm
  • The course includes an online pre learning and online follow up
  • Students have 24-hour access to online class materials


Class Dates:

December 2nd, 2017
December 3rd, 2017

Class Size: Limited to 30 students

Time: Saturday & Sunday,  9am – 5pm PST


Tuition: $295


Meridian University Petaluma Center,  47 6th St.,  Petaluma, CA

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Twelve (12) Category 1 CEUs for NANP Twelve (12) Category 1 CEUs for NANP
  • ACHENA designates this class for a maximum of 12 hours of continuing professional development
  • 10 Business CEUs for NTA

Classes are Accredited and Approved by the NANP , NTA and ACHENA


Online Course: $150 Off until October 19th!


In-Person Course



Reggie Marra

Reggie Marra, MA, PCC is an award-winning poet, and the author of three volumes of poetry and four books of nonfiction. His third volume of poetry, And Now Still, was released in January 2016. He has conducted hundreds of poetry-writing sessions for students from 1st-grade through post-graduate professionals, including presentations for the National Association for Poetry Therapy, The Transformative Language Arts Network, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and in schools throughout the northeastern U.S. Reggie holds a PCC credential with the International Coach Federation, is a Phone Coach with Integral Coaching Canada and is the Creative Director here at Teleosis Institute.

Dr. Joel Kreisberg

received his doctorate from New York Chiropractic College, a Masters of Arts from Prescott College, AZ, and a Bachelors of Arts from Wesleyan University, CT. He is an Integral Master Coach ™ through Integral Coaching Canada Inc. “My commitment is to help you recognize the potential for healing in your everyday aches and pains. By listening to your body, your feelings, and the power of nature, healing can be mastered naturally and powerfully. My passion for natural healing and healthy living supports this simplicity and allows for the flourishing of body, mind and soul.”

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