The course curriculum for Erickson Coaching for Health is divided into six levels:
Level 1: Promoting Health & Well-Being
You will learn about the role of health coaching in healthcare systems and about its place in helping professions outside healthcare. You will discover a helpful map called the 'logical levels of freedom', which supports and outlines a way of developing inner resourcefulness at times of health challenges, and will learn the impact of coaching-style communication in fostering health, healing, and well-being. This is further supported by expanding your insight into contemporary neuroscientific evidence that outlines the links between coaching communication and brain and mind functioning.
Level 2: Building a Healing Cycle
After exploring the impact of coaching-style communication on healing, you will find a way to connect to the ‘healing cycle’ paradigm to assist your clients to uncover a strong sense of well-being. You will learn to support your clients in discovering their motivation towards building their own inner healing cycle and moving beyond obstacles and fears. You will discover how searching for opportunities for wellness, acting on wellness, and connecting to others through wellness support the person’s life legacy and purpose. Also, you will learn to assist your clients to design their inner dialogue in support of health and healing.
Level 3: Expanding Health & Well-Being with Imagery & Mindfulness
This Level is designed to expand your creativity in using imagery and visualization towards initiating and maintaining healing processes in yourself and your clients. You will explore how mindfulness and mental imagery support physical health and well-being and will learn to use healing metaphors for personal health and empowerment. Finally, you will discover ways to expand joy and build balance at challenging times, and thus to move beyond difficulties with a sense of gratitude and inner peace.
Level 4: Deepening Core Values Health Coaching
In this Level, you will learn to support the client to align their core values, discover their life purpose, and move beyond inner obstacles that may impede them in moving forward to reaching their health & wellness-related goals. You will also learn to assist your clients in expanding their perception from various perspectives, thus fostering health & healing, communication, and social & emotional development.
Level 5: Building Thinking Flexibility for Individual & Collective Health
After exploring the impact of core values health coaching, you will establish a deep understanding of various thinking styles and will learn to utilize coaching questions involving the both, ‘inner’ and ‘global’ ecology perspective. You will also discover ways to assist your clients in expanding their thinking flexibility, thus assisting them in decision-making processes supporting their individual and also the collective and environmental health.
Level 6: Expanding Health Coaching Mastery
This Level is designed to expand your skills in applying coaching conversations to assist healthcare professionals in developing powerful inner metaphors and building life-work balance, thus preventing burnout. Finally, you will discover ways to support clients in building their commitment to learn and master a long-term skill set that is valuable for their health and wellness.