Mental Health Coach Training and Certification

Mental health coaching is a relatively new development within the field of life coaching. While respecting the coaching core competencies, mental health coaches are able to dig deeper into transformative inner work with clients. 

Using our NLP, life coaching, and Inner Dynamics (parts psychology) tools, students in our mental health coach certification training learn the most advanced coaching models that guide them through the emotional transformation they need for optimal mental health in themselves and their clients. 

In the last 30 years mental health has shifted toward focusing on clinical disorders and prescribing medication for chemical imbalances. This paradigm shift toward medication has pushed aside many effective approaches to non-clinical mental health. 

This is where a mental health coach certification training comes in. The industry timing is perfect. Life coaching has exploded into the mainstream. The opportunity to become a mental health coach is a real need.

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Overview

Our Mental Health Coach Training offers amazing coaching opportunities

As a coach, knowing the parts model opens opportunities to work at a deep, transformative level with clients. Best of all, the process is simple and straightforward. Almost anyone can do it. Consciously working with your parts, you will be able to help your clients:

Based on long-standing principles of parts psychology, these practices unlock the door to the subconscious mind. The breakthrough mental health methods at the iNLP Center show you specifically how to access parts of you that strongly affect your behavior. 

You’ll help yourself and clients learn how to:

Calm down. Out-of-control parts are perhaps the biggest psychological stressors. And stress is no small health concern. Do you have an inner critic? This is just a part of you that you can influence using the Inner Dynamics model.

Find your true self. We can live our entire life not knowing who we are. It’s such a vague, nebulous question: Who are you? The parts model both clarifies and enhances your sense of self. Many experience their true self for the first time in this kind of training.

End self-sabotage. You might think of self-sabotage as one part of you wanting to do something that inhibits you or other parts of you. When a part of you wants something harmful, you can mediate that desire by communicating with the part. It works!

Always know how to grow. The parts model provides and simple and constructive framework for self-improvement. When you are aware of your personality parts and how to work with them, the growth opportunities are limitless.

Enrollment
Includes These Courses:

ICF Coach Mentoring - Mental Health Coach Track
Master Coach Training - Mental Health Coach Track
You’ll Receive:
4 Certifications
• Mental Health Coach
• Master Coach
• Certified Life Coach
• NLP Master Practitioner
Attend Online:
83 Live Training Sessions
Earn:
Unlimited Coaching Hours
Provides:
125 ICF Training Hours
Or, Installment Plan Price:
$787/month x 12 months
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(Total payments=$7870. Does NOT include Hypnosis Training)
* Add-On choices: Advanced Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Weight Loss, Life Purpose, Spiritual Leadership, or NLP Sales Training. (Choose after enrollment)

Mental Health Coach Certification Track

Our Mental Health Coach Training is part of our Mental Health Coach Track.

The following trainings make up our Mental Health Coach Certification Track:

  1. NLP-Integrated Life Coach Training (170 hours)
  2. ICF Coach Mentoring (10 hours)
  3. Master Coach Training (22 hours)
  4. Mental Health Coach Training (30 hours)

Once you have completed the first three trainings you are able to start the Mental Health Coach Training course. Below is an overview of that course:

  • 10-week structured program
  • Class size limited to 10 students
  • Weekly, 120-minute live classes (Zoom)
  • Minimal independent study
  • Homework activities with partners
  • Focus on both personal growth and coaching
  • Taught exclusively by Mike Bundrant, MCC & former Mental Health Counselor

Prerequisites

You must be enrolled in our Mental Health Coach Certification Track to take our Mental Health Coach Training. It is included in that certification track.

• Master Coach Track students: You may also enroll in our Mental Health Coach Training for $1999 if you are already enrolled in our Master Coach Training.


Learn more about each element of this certification by clicking on the course in the certification track table.

Questions? Give us a call or schedule a meeting to chat.

What is Mental Health Coaching?

What is Mental Health Coaching?

Mental health coaching is a relatively new development within the field of life coaching. While respecting the coaching core competencies, mental health coaches are able to dig deeper into transformative inner work with clients. 

While long-standing mental disorders require the help of a psychiatrist or counselor, many common emotional states interfere with the quality of our lives. Transforming these states becomes much more likely with the right mental health coaching tools that were built specifically for new practitioners.

Mental health coaches work in a clear space between life coaches and clinical counselors. Life coaches may help clients with goals, accountability, strategies for success and to overcome common obstacles in the way of success. Clinical counselors are required to diagnose and treat patients who have mental illness. Mental health coaches help clients overcome non-clinical mental health concerns. 

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The non-clinical class of issues that mental health coaches work with looks similar to clinical concerns. Yet there is a simple way to tell the difference between a clinical and non-clinical concern. 

There is a significant difference between:

  • Anxiety (non-clinical) vs. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (clinical diagnosis)
  • Depression (non-clinical) vs. Major Depressive Disorder (clinical diagnosis)
  • A troubling memory vs. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (clinical diagnosis)
  • Thoughts and behaviors that are hard to control (non-clinical) vs. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Food issues (non-clinical) vs. Eating Disorders
  • The list goes on…

When you learn the difference between non-clinical vs. clinical mental health issues, you can coach with confidence, assured that you are not venturing into restricted waters. Rest assured you will be taught to recognize the clear difference in our mental health coach certification.

Coaching Model

Mental Health Coach Training Model

Our Mental Health Coach Training focused on our Inner Dynamic model.

Inner Dynamics training can only be described as depth coaching. In this class, there is no hiding from yourself. Fortunately, we have a way to explore and transform the deepest parts of ourselves without getting stuck or overwhelmed. By inner dynamics, we mean: how you relate to the various parts of your personality.

The concept that we all have different aspects, or parts, of ourselves, has been a commonly accepted fact for thousands of years.

The book Subpersonalities features a fascinating history of inner dynamics dating back to ancient Rome. Since then, philosophers and psychologists have been handily referring to different parts of our overall identity, most notably Sigmund Freud. His concept of the Id, Ego, and Superego is one among many examples of inner dynamics.

Jung’s archetypes and John Bradshaw’s inner child are other well-known examples of parts or inner dynamics models.

How our inner parts relate to each other is a major factor in how we think, feel, and behave. For example, what if one part of you wants one thing and another part of you wants something different?

One the one hand, I need to stick to my diet. On the other hand, I’d love to devour that chocolate cake!

Part of me wants to just cut loose and quit my job, but I guess I have more common sense than that.

I do pretty well on my to-do list in the morning, but in the afternoon it’s like some part of me comes up and says, “Screw it!” and then the whole day falls apart.

Parts conflicting with other parts, or inner conflict, is a common phenomenon. But who knows how to heal the divide relatively quickly and painlessly?

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We’ve all learned to use this concept to describe our life experiences, but what about achieving greater influence over our inner parts? There is shockingly little education available about how to do that.

Even more surprising, once you learn to lead your inner parts instead of being at their mercy, your entire sense of self can change for the better.

Throughout this training you will take a deep journey through your own parts and into your core self. Most students who complete this training report that it is the most meaningful life coaching experience they’ve ever had and use the tools on a regular basis. While it’s not for everyone, our mental health coach training is the missing link for many.

Why Enroll?

Why Become a Mental Health Coach?

It is very common for mental health issues to come up in life coaching sessions. It helps to know what to do with them. Mainstream life coaching tools may not be adequate to help people who experience persistent non-clinical anxiety, depression, self-criticism, entrenched habits, and so forth. Sometimes we get really stuck!

Even with the best coach, it’s still difficult for people with depressed moods to stay motivated and emotionally invest in the coaching partnership. The client might desperately want to be held accountable to making progress, so seeking out a coaching partnership would make sense. Still, the client experiences enough down moods to ensure continued procrastination, followed by harsh self-criticism for being such a procrastinator. The inner critic might even add insult to injury by reminding the client that things like coaching never work anyway because he is beyond repair. 

These kinds of situations are not uncommon in life coaching. Sometimes clients want to make changes in their lives but some necessary part of them remains inaccessible. A key resource seems to be missing. On top of that, the client endures regular self-criticism. It’s a frustrating cycle in which real progress is less likely to occur without some sort of healing. This is a non-clinical concern that our mental health coach certification course shows you how to navigate.

When clients are very stuck and standard life coaching tools are not enough, mental health coaching tools allow the coach and client to understand the stuck place and heal the cause of the problem. In mental health coaching certification, students learn how to heal self-sabotaging tendencies that prove too strong for mainstream life coaching methods.

Many of us have thoughts, feelings and behaviors that we cannot fully control. Negative thoughts, inner conflict, analysis paralysis, and other patterns may happen on autopilot. In such cases, sometimes clients knowingly do self-sabotaging things.  

For example: 

Fred is sitting on the couch watching television. A voice in his mind is criticizing him, telling him what a loser he is. Fred is frustrated and tries to block the harsh voice in his head. The self-criticism persists, growing a little stronger. Fred suddenly gets up and walks deliberately into the kitchen, finds some sugary snacks and begins to eat. All the while, Fred knows that he shouldn’t overeat but does it anyway, wondering if he will ever manage to break this unhealthy habit.

How much easier would it be to stick to healthy eating if Fred were not criticizing himself habitually? A mental health coach would show Fred how to communicate with the part of him that seems to be causing the emotional trouble – that critical voice in his mind. Fred learns to interact with the critical voice, learning it’s positive intention, discovering the hidden needs of this part, and helping himself to heal. Without such harsh self-criticism, Fred is much more likely to break the binge-style eating habit, as it once served as an escape from self-criticism but now its just a behavior to change. 

Prior to the mental health coaching, Fred used food to cope with self-criticism. In the absence of self-criticism, eating sugary snacks as an escape is no longer necessary. The eating habit is now ready (with some strategy and accountability) to change.

Mental health coaching helps clients overcome deeper obstacles to change that get in the way of successful outcomes. The right mental health tools can make the difference between a successful coaching engagement and one that fulfills the client’s fear that the coaching will turn out like everything else, a waste of time.