Certificate Program In

Narrative Health Coaching

Developing Your Coaching Craft with Narrative Healing

The Certificate Program in Narrative Health Coaching (CPNHC) is a 78-hour program designed to train health professionals to identify, understand and utilize the skills and core competencies of Narrative Health Coaching.  The unique skills of Narrative Health Coaching invite practitioners to design and build powerful coaching strategies that engage clients in effective transformative development and skill mastery.  Our graduates increase professional and personal fulfillment by integrating Narrative Healing in a manner that increases resilience, honoring ourselves and the clients we serve.

The complete program consists of two components:

Coursework and the Clinical Mentorship

Coursework: The program consists of four modular classes totaling 70 hours of coursework designed to engage professionals through our innovative approach to health coaching. Each class consists of four 2-hour* live video sessions with weekly reading assignments and online discussions that support ongoing skill mastery and an increasingly strong learning community.  All live and online materials are available in our online portal. The goal of our curriculum is to increasingly foster the healing capacity of our coaches by skillfully promoting increased reflectivity and self-responsibility.  As each one of us reaffirms our natural healing resources, our healing presence grows.

*Except Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching, which has four 3-hour live video sessions.


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

Clinical Mentorship: The 30-hour Clinical Mentorship is built upon our unique Online Coaching Clinic that allows students to sit in with senior coaches as they model their art with real clients.  Simultaneously, students participate in hands-on small group mentoring that allows for direct one-on-one learning.  Our program supports mastery of Narrative Health Coaching skills by bringing in increasingly broader perspectives of motivation, autonomy, self-reflection and innovation in health and wellness skills.

  • Online Coaching Clinic (October 5th, meets 7  Thursdays from 4 pm-6 pm PT, online, every other week!).
  • Mentorship (September- December or January- April, dates and time to be determined)

Next Certificate Program Begins November, 2017


shutterstock_289758680-300x200For whom is this program designed?

  • Professional coaches seeking a broader understanding of healing, narrative and high-impact coaching
  • Busy health professionals who have previously completed a professional degree in health, medicine or psychotherapy
  • Students in allied health professionals seeking to add innovative new skills to their current skills in integrative health.
  • Common degrees that participate in this course include: MD, DC, RN, FNP, LAc, DC, PhD, MPH, LMT, ACC, ND, NC, MA, MA, BA, BS.

Program Fees:

  • Complete Program (All classes and Clinical Mentorship)                     $3995

The Certificate Program in Narrative Health Coaching has qualified to become an Approved Transition Program per the  International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching standards. Health and wellness coaches who have met the requirements and completed the Certificate Program in Narrative Health Coaching will qualify to sit for the ICHWC Exam.

Program Guide

Next Certificate Program Begins June 3rd


Why Get Certified?

Certification is key for setting professional standards of practice. We recommend that all our students become certified. This process allows you to showcase professional competence, endorse a formal code of ethics, and receive continuing education.

The Certificate Program in Narrative Health Coaching (CPNHC) is designed to prepare coaches for successful certification by two different coaching associations – the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches (IHHWC).

Currently, as mentioned above, the program has been approved by the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches (ICHWC).

The Path To Certification

Dr. Joel Kreisberg is a wonderful, knowledgeable instructor. He is dynamic in presentation,  straight-forward 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

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