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Bay Area In Person Class:

March 10th-11th 2018 

Online: April 18 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

Foundations Course Curriculum

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 Details


  • All classes are 2 hours from 4 pm – 6 pm PT
  • Class meets for six consecutive weeks
  • All classes are recorded for 24-hour access


Class Dates*:

  • April 18, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 2, 2018
  • May 9, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • May 23, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 4 pm – 6 pm PST

Class Size: Limited to 30 students

Tuition: $295


Location:  Class sessions utilize are live online using Zoom Video technology.


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 one weekend 10 am – 5 pm PT
  • The course includes online learning and follow up
  • Students have 24-hour access to online class material


Class Dates*:

  • March 10, 2018- Session 1, 2, 3
  • March 11, 2018 – Session 4, 5, 6

Time: Saturday & Sunday,  10 am – 5 pm PST

Class Size: Limited to 30 students


Tuition: $295



Bauman College, 1007 University Ave, Berkeley, 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



*Course offered a minimum of six times annually.

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

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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