Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling Training Program.

2 ½ years Part-time
10 hours of study per week
Online – High support.
Optional live Zoom masterclasses. 
Internationally Industry Accredited.

You can start working in the field after completing the first three-month foundation course as a meditation teacher and grow your career as you study. 

 

Full Payment: $6,200.00 NZD 

or

Payment Plan: $500

$250 admin fee · Plus 10 monthly payments of $620 *Total $6700 (incl GST)

NEXT COURSE COMMENCEMENT DATES:
MAY 30TH, 2023

More dates are available at the beginning of the month.

Holistic Counselling is different from conventional counselling. 

Holistic counselling is a unique form of counselling focused on the whole person. Using the principles of humanistic (or positive) psychology, it is solution focused rather than problem-focused and considers physiological and psychological disorders to be parts of a greater whole.

Holistic Counsellors regard the mind, body, and spirit as fundamentally interconnected.

The focus is on empowering a client to discover and access their own inner wisdom and healing capacity by providing support, guidance, and resources like positive life skills, meditation, stress management skills, self-acceptance, and communication, which are developed through a range of activities and exercises.

The  Holistic Counsellor does not try to analyze, categorize, judge, or label their clients but endeavours to provide information that facilitates the client’s personal journey toward self-discovery and ultimately having the confidence, clarity, wisdom, and resources to solve problems, overcome issues and achieve goals for themselves.

As part of the client’s journey, the Holistic Counsellor guides the client in exploring their belief systems, past trauma, and other factors that may influence their current situation. This is done in a gentle client-lead way so that the client can recognize and understand the cause of issues they may want to work past and overcome. 

This is a human-centered therapy, where the  Holistic Counsellor becomes a support partner and resource provider rather than an authority on what is and what is not healthy, with the intention of assisting the client to reach their own life and health goals (which can be extremely diverse).

Holistic Counsellors do not strive to solve their client’s problems for them, they endeavors to educate their clients on how to solve their own issues and develop lifelong positive habits and coping strategies. 

Who should do this course?

This pathway leads to a fantastic career as a Holistic Therapist for those interested in psychology; how we think, why we behave the way we do and how we can live our best possible, healthiest and happiest lives.

On Completion of the first level of this intensive training program, you will be qualified to work as a professional Meditation Teacher while working through the rest of your  Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling Training Program.

You can establish your own independent wellness business if you wish and you may also seek employment in holistic healthcare centers, holistic psychology practices, wellbeing clinics, health clubs, natural therapies centers and retreats, gymnasiums, respite centers, and community centers as well as several other areas that seek to employ qualified holistic therapists with a focus on meditation therapy and positive self-development. 

As you complete each of the modules through your training program, you will be able to specialize in those particular areas and offer a wider range of skills and services. 

On completion of this internationally recognized and industry-accredited professional training program, you will have the skills, qualifications, and confidence to establish your own Holistic Counselling Practice, develop a solid general holistic wellbeing practice or a specialist practice focused on one or more particular areas of interest to you.

Master Content

Advanced Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development Practitioner Training Course

24 modules (360 Hours).
See the course content HERE.

Certificate in Holistic Telephone Counselling   

4 modules (80 Hours).
 
Course Content 
  •         Introduction to telephone counseling 
  •         Using Zoom and other online platforms for counseling
  •         Outline of the counseling call 
  •         The seven core principles of telephone counseling 
  •         Feelings are key 
  •         Active listening 
  •         Minimal encourages 
  •         Reflection of content
  •         Exploration of feelings 
  •         Open and closed questions 
  •         Guidelines for summarizing 
  •         Basic telephone counseling communication guidelines 
  •         Barriers to effective communication 
  •         Listening skills 
  •         Self-care 
  •         Warnings and contras – When not to use telephone counseling 
  •         Domestic violence and suicidal clients 
  •        Role-play exercises   
 
  Required reading:

The telephone counselor’s role play handbook by Kerry Doolan  
 Telephone Counselling – A Handbook for Practitioners by Maxine Rosenfield

Certificate in Holistic Grief and Loss Counselling 

4 modules (80 Hours) 
 
Course Content 
•         Introduction to grief and loss counseling 
•         What is grief? 
•         Healing the wounds of grief 
•         Grief takes time 
•         The journey through grief 
•         The grief processes 
•         The role of the holistic grief counselor 
•         The pitfalls to avoid 
•         Influencing factors on grieving 
•         Resources and referrals 
•         Complicated grief 
•         Depressive grief and clinical depression 
•         Dealing with Acute Emergency Situations (AES) 
•         The grief counselor’s role in AES 
•         Guidelines for grief counseling 
•         Counselling the dying 
•         Taking care of yourself Debriefing

Certificate in Holistic Trauma and Abuse Counselling 

4 modules (80 Hours) 
 
Course Content 
•         Introduction to trauma and abuse counseling 
•         Trauma 
•         How healing happens 
•         Foundational Relationship Attachment Concepts 
•         Abuse 
•         Treatments and Solutions 
•         The Role of Love in Healing from trauma and/or Abuse 
•         Earned Secure Adult Attachment   
 
Required Reading: 
Earned Secure Adult Attachment by Kerry Doolan

Certificate in Holistic Marriage and Relationship Counselling

4 modules (80 Hours) 
 
Course Content 
•         Introduction to holistic marriage and relationship counselling 
•         Benefits of  holistic marriage and relationship counselling 
•         Issues to consider 
•         Attachment Styles 
•        Communication Styles 
•         Issues for a couple to consider 
•         Love Maps 
•         Strategies for success in making marriages work 
•          Meditation as an effective modality in relationship mediation.   
 
Required Reading: 
Wired for Love: – How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain Can Help You Defuse Conflicts and Spark Intimacy by Stan Tatkin PsyD. MFT.

Certificate in Holistic Therapies for PTSD  

4 modules (80 Hours) 
 
Course Content 
  •         Introduction to Post Traumatic Stress disorder 
  •          Understanding PTSD 
  •         The vagus nerves 
  •         Foundational Relationship Attachment Concepts 
  •         The effects of abuse and neglect in early life 
  •         The effects of depression, stress, and anxiety 
  •         Treating depression 
  •         Understanding panic attacks 
  •         Working with grief and loss 
  •         Tools for managing PTSD 
  •         Using art therapy to treat PTSD 
  •         Designing meditations for PTSD 
  •         Talk therapy and PTSD 
  •         Designing programs and workshops for PTSD 
  •         Self-care for PTSD counselors 
 
Required Reading:
  The body keeps the score by Bessel Van Der Kolk 

Certificate in Inner-Child Work

4 modules (80 Hours)
 
Course Content 
•         Types of Childhood Trauma 
•         Theta waves and the realm of imagination 
•         The wounded child 
•         Tools, exercises, and activities for working with the Inner-Child 
•         Designing Inner-Child healing programs and workshops 
 
Required Reading:
Heal Your Inner Child by Glenn Harrold FBSCH Dip C.H.  

Holistic Counselling Skills

1 module (80 Hours) 

Online – High support.
Optional live Zoom masterclasses. 
Internationally Industry Accredited.

  •    Creating safe environments
     •     Client Centred Therapy 
     •     Understanding Anger
     •     Anger Management
     •     The Polyvagal Theory
     •     Ethics for Holistic Counsellors 
     •     Client Assessment

    Required Reading:
    Holistic Counselling – A New Vision for Mental Health by Dr Patricia Sherwood
    The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Deb A. Dana 

Holistic Counselling Skills

1 module (50 Hours) 

Online – High support.
Optional live Zoom masterclasses. 
Internationally Industry Accredited.

  • Clinical Practice

Students will take five volunteer clients through hour-long counselling sessions each week for 10 weeks.
Supervision and guidance will be provided via email to assist students with planning and facilitating the case study sessions.
Case study sessions may be conducted in your own home, live via video conferencing (like zoom) or at a well-being centre in your local area.
Volunteer clients will complete a review and email this to the college after each session to provide feedback on the student’s counselling abilities. 

Case studies exam

1 module (10 Hours) 

Online – High support.
Optional live Zoom masterclasses. 
Internationally Industry Accredited.

  • Write and submit an essay detailing the experiences gained through the case study sessions.

Holistic Psychotherapy

1 module (80 Hours) 
Online – High support.
Optional live Zoom masterclasses. 
Internationally Industry Accredited.
 
 •  Meditation as Therapy
 •   Introduction to holistic psychotherapy
 •  Psychodynamic Therapy 
 •  Family Therapy 
 •  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 
 •  Interpersonal Therapy 
 •  Thought Field Therapy 
 •  Sand-play  
 •  Rebirthing-breathwork 
 •  Neuro Linguist Programming 
 •  Hypnotherapy 
 •  Emotional Freedom Technique 
 •  Expressive 
 •  Drama and Role Play Therapy 
 •  Art Therapy 
 •  Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling Thesis

1 module (80 Hours) 

Online – High support.
Optional live Zoom masterclasses. 
Internationally Industry Accredited. 

  • Research and write a Master Practitioner of Holistic Counselling Thesis.
  • Develop ideas based on acquired knowledge and accumulated experience.
  • Complete a major research project.
  • Create a substantial piece of writing to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of selected topics 

Bonus specialist area course 

You can choose one of the following courses as our bonus gift to you. 
Postgraduate   Certificate in Meditation Therapy for Men’s Holistic Health and Wellbeing OR
Postgraduate Certificate in Meditation Therapy for Women’s Midlife Health and Wellbeing  

1 module (80 Hours) 

Online – High support.
Optional live Zoom masterclasses. 
Internationally Industry Accredited.

Postgraduate Certificate in Meditation Therapy for Men’s Holistic Health and Wellbeing

This course offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the issues many men face in our modern society. Subjects include men and communication, understanding anger, facing fear, sexuality, men’s roles in modern society, rites of passage, fatherhood, men’s health, and cultivating creativity for men. This course also covers running workshops and retreats for men, including warrior-style workshops and celebrations of manhood.


Postgraduate Certificate in Meditation Therapy for Women’s Midlife Health and Wellbeing

This course will prepare you to support women in transition and guide them with beautiful tools that assist in developing high self-esteem, self-empowerment, inner strength, trust, self-love, joy, and forgiveness. You will also learn about the physical effects of menopause, explore social attitudes regarding women and aging and develop an understanding of the effects of diet, exercise, and meditation during menopause. This course also covers running workshops and retreats for women, including goddess-style workshops and celebrations of womanhood.