Self-Compassion for

Health Coaches

Creating Healthier Habits and Letting Go of Patterns That No Longer Serve Us Is Difficult:

​Self-Compassion is Key!

As a coach or health and wellness practitioner, you provide a significant role ​by working with individuals attempting to make health behavior changes. Because there is a need for self-compassion when making change in our lives, we have created a course specifically for coaches that will offer a holistic framework for fostering change by building capacity through self-compassion training.

This course ​utilizes and expands upon the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy ​model and will include a strong experiential component. ​Throughout the ​4-week course, ​​​students will select a personal health behavior that they would like to change and will work ​towards that change. Simultaneously,​ students receive training in self-compassion practices that deepen with each subsequent class.

As a student, this course will ​provide you with a unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience in making changes through a holistic approach that attends to the whole person. This course allows you to acquire a new level of self-awareness, knowledge, and experience from having engaged in your own change work which better equips you to be of service to your clients. As ​a health and wellness practitioner, you will be using a healing technique that has the potential to fundamentally transform your life and over time, you may wish to integrate self-compassion into your own coaching or wellness practice.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, learners will:

  1. Describe the concept of “Immunity to Change” and how it affects self-judgment.
  2. Explain the three components of self-compassion.
  3. Discuss the role and impact of the inner critic and how it undermines the ability to successfully shift health behaviors.
  4. Identify the voice of the inner critic and strategies for working with it.
  5. ​Discuss the physiological underpinnings of self-compassion and self-criticism.
  6. Apply specific self-compassion practices to skillfully work with difficult emotions during the change process.
  7. Explain how awareness of our common humanity can help normalize the challenges inherent in the change process.
  8. Integrate self-compassion practices introduced within each structure of consciousness into a holistic approach for navigating the change process.

Session Details

Location:  Zoom Video Conference (Log in or call from anywhere)

Date​ & Time: Tuesdays March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2020 at 4:30-6:30 Pacific time/ 7:30 Eastern

Cost: ​$395.00

Prerequisite: ​Students must be a health and wellness provider.  

​Registration closes March 10, 2020

​CNE: This course offers no CNE. It is offered as a Master Course separate from the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy's 60-Hour core program and is not approved for ICF Coach Training hours.

​Karen & Emily


​Remember, how we treat ourselves matters!

No Refunds on cancellations. Credit may be used toward alternate course. Minimum attendance for the class: Six learners. If minimum attendance is not met, Wisdom of the Whole reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course. If cancelled, attendees will be offered an alternate course.

Emily Aichele, RN, MA

Emily is a health coach and nutritional consultant. She is passionate about co-creating personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs with her clients, as well as teaching them how to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into their daily lives as a way to enhance their capacity for happiness, life satisfaction, self-confidence, physical health, emotional well-being, and sustained behavioral change. Emily holds a BS in Nursing from CSU Sacramento and has been a registered nurse since 2000. In addition, she recently earned her MA in Health Education with a specialization in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching from John F. Kennedy University.

Karen Miller, CMT-P

Karen has been studying and practicing Mindfulness Meditation and Traditional Japanese Reiki for over a decade. She trained as a mindfulness teacher through the Mindfulness Training Institute and is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher at the Professional Level (CMT-P) through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). Her Reiki training and certification is in the Komyo Reiki Kai lineage. In addition to teaching meditation and working with private Reiki clients, Karen serves as Course Administrator and Alumni Coordinator for the Mindfulness Training Institute, supporting her teachers Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward, who lead Professional Mindfulness Teacher Trainings in the US and UK annually.