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Health Coach Program

The Health Coach Program in Narrative Health Coaching is designed to prepare health professionals with the skills required to effectively utilize health coaching as a healing modality.  Considerable evidence suggests health and wellness coaching is an effective treatment modality for many of the most common chronic illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, substance abuse and more. Our program is designed to train healers in the art and science of Narrative Health Coaching, providing the knowledge, attitude and skills required to prepare for certification and professional practice.

Narrative health coaches are highly skilled, trained professionals devoted to fostering the conditions for transformational learning and successful healing.  The Narrative Health Coaching method is a developmental, balanced and inclusive approach for creating lasting, sustainable change. With a focus on addressing the factors that increase our healing capacity, Narrative Health Coaching stimulates healing well beyond just the removal of illness.  As a uniquely integral approach, Narrative Health Coaching recognizes the complexity of human wholeness by seeking and taking multiple perspectives, most importantly, the clients perspective, as a means for accessing deep heeling. Working with an individual’s feelings, beliefs, values, behaviors, and environmental circumstances, Narrative Health Coaching is an effective healing intervention.

Who is this Program Designed For? 

  • Acupuncturists
  • Chiropractors
  • Naturopaths
  • Busy health professionals
  • Allied health professionals
  • Therapists who have completed a professional degree in health, medicine or psychotherapy
  • Students who want to add innovative wellness coach certification skills to their integrative practice
  • Common degrees that participate in this course include:


Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching


Create client-specific coaching programs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach

Co-create attainable, focused healing topics to effectively engage positive outcomes


Co-create learning objectives that foster ongoing skill development

Craft practices that increase the capacity for successful program outcomes and career


Engage your own narrative to address patterns of illness and healing

Recognize and work with four fundamental perspectives that address your unique healing process and coaching style



Develop and grow both personally and professionally

Interact in real time with online instructors and small groups of peers


Receive support from our growing community of Narrative Health Coaching practitioners

Access our expanding online library for updates on Narrative Health Coaching


Attend from anywhere with our easy to use online format

Graduates are eligible to sit for the ICHWC’s board certification exam

Approved Transition Program By the NBHWC

The Health Coach Program is an Approved Transition Program per the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching standards. Completion of the Health Coach Program meets the educational requirements to sit for the Health and Wellness Coach (HWC) Certification Exam.

Next Course Dates and Time:

Dates: April 2020

Times: 4pm – 6pm PST

Location:  Classes are live-online using Zoom video conferencing.

Have Questions About Enrollment?  Please call us at

800.987.7530 or Find Out More.

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What People are Saying!

“I’m so excited about what the future holds for my practice. I’ve taken the new ideas learned and integrated them to offer a richer, more meaningful experience. My work now begins with building self-awareness so that the areas that need attention are naturally illuminated. We co-create a plan with practices and protocols to assist your journey to a destination you have established.”

~ Lauren Hubele,  Family Health Coach, Teacher, Author

“I would recommend this course to any health care provider, wellness coach, or any type of specialized coach because it really helps you see the client in a healing perspective rather than a solution/fix perspective. Its a very valuable course that offers information resources and insight into healing on a deeper level, and I believe that is what every client and coach is looking for.” 

~Tammy Dowling,  LPJ Coaching

“Dr. Joel Kreisberg is a wonderful, knowledgeable instructor. He is dynamic in presentation,  straightforward and fair with feedback, and has keen and compassionate insight into the  workings of the human spirit. He brings an impressive coaching tool kit which he explains  clearly with down-to-earth wisdom and real-life examples. Joel brings the holistic approach he has developed for his own practice into the classroom — you will come away with fresh skills  that will expand your approach and serve your clients in profound ways.”

~ Laura Buss, Graduate Student, Health & Wellness Coaching, Maryland University of Integrative Health

Program Faculty









Dr. Joel Kreisberg DC, PCC

“For me, Narrative Health Coaching is a healing technique.  When I add it to my work as an integrative physician, my clients more fully engage their healing.  The results are fantastic. We both benefit from shifting to a narrative process.”

Reggie Marra MA, PCC

“As an educator, poet and coach for over 40 years, I embrace the power of, and our need for, healing stories and ongoing learning. Narrative Health Coaching invites coach and client into the space in which story, learning and healing meet.”

Dr. Ruth Marlin MD

Dr. Marlin worked as the Director of Medical Education at the with Dr. Dean Ornish’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute and served as the Associate Director of the Northern California Melanoma Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

Coaching & Healing Book About Narrative Health Coaching

From Our Distinguished Faculty

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Coaching and Healing: Transcending the Illness Narrative

Co-Authors: Joel Kreisberg, Reggie Marra, Lois MacNaughton and Colleagues

Coaching and Healing: Transcending the Illness Narrative is an inspirational guide for every coach and health care practitioner. Weaving together the authors’ own healing narratives, diverse case studies and skillful step-by-step methodology, this book reveals the powerful benefits of shifting one’s story from the conventional medical model of disease and cure, to the powerful honesty of narrative healing.

Our Competitive Advantage

Features/Benefits of the Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching Program Teleosis Competitors
Classes delivered online – Live in real-time with skilled faculty, via video  
Focuses and works with client’s story at a deeper level to get to the root cause    
Client specific and customized coaching plans    
Development approach to change with a more holistic point of view    
Supervision doesn’t cost extra – It is included in program & tuition    
Online integrative Health coaching clinic and Health Coaching Certification training offered by the Health Coach faculty    
Customized coaching plans for each student    
Ongoing postgraduate community support    

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