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NBHWC Exam Prep Course

Upcoming Events Announcement for Coaches

NBC-HWC Exam Prep and Content Review Class

Dates:  Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25

Times: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

This is an engaging NBC-HWC Exam Prep and Content Review Class with Tijen Genco on how this can assist you in preparation for the NBC-HWC Exam. As a certified Health and Wellness coach and coach trainer, Tijen shares her experience with the participants in a helpful way to prepare them for the content and the way the questions are assessing your knowledge as it applies to the situations presented. Tijen will highlight the Blueprint for the exam, how to read and respond to the questions, additional resources recommended by the NBC-HWC and assist individuals interested in taking the National Board Credentialing Exam in sometime during 2020 to be prepared with more confidence. NBC-HWC exam questions are created to assess the application of the coaching knowledge, rather than assessing the content itself. Therefore, it is quite beneficial to receive assistance from a seasoned coach while preparing to understand how knowledge is applied into the specific cases.

This review course is designed to assist all students who have completed their Coaching education regardless of when or where they took the courses. Although this course is designed to help the students prepare for the NBC-HWC exam, it is a helpful course for any coach desiring to have an overview of the coaching related content such as Ethics and Legal, as well as Evidence Based Coaching Methodologies. This course is an exam prep course and, of course, does not count toward Health and Wellness certification.

Click NBCHWC Exam Prep Course Outline for detailed course outline.

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Upcoming Events Announcement for Coaches

Weekly Mentor Coaching Sessions Open for Registration

Thursdays, January 9 – 30 – 1:30 PM EST – 3:0 PM EST

Package of four 90 minutes Mentor Coaching Sessions: These sessions are designed to enhance coaching skills of the participants, from both the art and science of coaching perspectives. Participants will practice coaching under Tijen’s mentoring. Large portion of the sessions would be dedicated to practice and during the practice, Tijen will point out the techniques that might be helpful during the coaching inquiry. Sessions would also include NBC_HWC and/or ICF Competencies covered during the practice.

There is a Virtual Classroom environment and optional, special homework assignments are also part of this learning package that is very supportive of coach development. Participant reflections on the homework create deeper levels of self-awareness and improve coach’s ability to listen to their clients at a deeper level, overcome their own cognitive distortions and support client’s transformation.

This class is limited to 15 participants. First come, first serve. It often fills out quickly and will be closed for registration once we reach to this capacity.

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Looking forward to being with you,

Tijen Genco, MS, MCC, NBC-HWC, MBB, E-RYT200

Human Psyche and Holistic Medicine

A transformation of medicine is underway, a transition from a science of managing symptoms to a science of holistic health and wellbeing. Education in Western medicine offers the training on dissected body parts and their operations as a disconnected function. Furthermore the teachings of Western Medicine often exclude the energetic flows inside the human body-mind as a system. This is also true in many of the Physical Education and Fitness as a science except Mind-Body modalities.

In reality human body works as a system. The organs, tissues, cells, blood, bone marrow, spinal fluid, nerves, etc. are not functioning as an isolated unit rather as a united whole, as a complex enterprise. In the view of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the dis-ease stems when there is a break down in this enterprise and it is called “disharmony”. In this perspective, the Western Medicine’s efforts become limited by managing the isolated incidents of the results of such disharmony and to understand what creates it.

Activities performed by the people in “holistic healing” and “healing arts” often criticized due to their disconnection from the science and lack of education of some practitioners that they call themselves “healers”.

The truth is that no one other than the individual experiencing the disharmony can be a “healer” for themselves. The others, whether they are medical doctors or holistic healing practitioners, etc., might be able to facilitate the healing depending on individual’s conscious choices towards resolving the disharmony, so calling them “Healing Facilitator” is more appropriate way to address the role.

I explained in details of the Somatic Coaching on my Coaching of the Body-Mind, Somatic Coaching Blog. In this one, it is my intention to bring awareness on how the healing can be facilitated through a holistic approach and give reader some ideas on how to select the healing facilitators for themselves when in need.

In his The Yoga of Time Travel and Dr. Quantum’s World blog Dr. Fred Allan Wolf explains that “… when molecules are off-resonance, they fail to communicate with each other; such off-resonance could arise from atomic changes in the molecules or from subtle changes in the probability patterns of the qwiffs, possibly brought on by “negative” thinking.” He continues to say “…I speculate, influenced by such thinking, perhaps molecules tend to isolate themselves, forming self-contained units of limited capacity. Such molecular isolation can be understood in terms of our own behavior when we feel depressed or unduly anxious about something, and want to be alone in our misery. Consequently, illness and negative thinking could create molecular islands of separation within our cells. Healing energy counters this separation tendency by fostering correlations between molecules: One molecule heals another. And possibly in the relationship between a healer and a Healee, the healer attempts, through touch and simple bodily presence, to resonate with the Healee. Healing energy is felt, then, as a simultaneous presence in the healer and the Healee.”

Healing facilitation is quite crucial in holistic healing since it is often what blocks the cellular communication as it is described by Dr. Fred Allan Wolf above, is in the person’s blind spot. A trained facilitator such as a certified coach may help individual to discover what is beneath the psyche with curious questioning about the issue being observed. Louise Hay’s You can Heal Your Life book is a great reference as she compiled some of the generic beliefs related to the diseases. She also offers affirmations towards such distorted beliefs, which results the isolation of the cell.

M work with the clients revealed that when a distorted programing is present, it is unlikely to overwrite that with an affirmation. A conscious desire to change requires taking place for the individual and exercising their free will towards that change has to happen prior to affirmation to work. And this process of self-reflection and discovery requires skillful Healing Facilitator that can give a lot of space to the Healee to discover the disharmony in the time and space that works for them. Therefore my suggestion to the reader is to look for such skillful and experienced Coaches or other forms of Healing Facilitators, and stay away from someone who suggests that they can do the “Healing” for you. I also can share with you from my own experience as well as the client observations that the forms of body work such as massage are helpful to calm the body-mind but again they cannot resolve the disharmony for you it is something that you need to own and look for someone to support you on that journey. Healing process starts with the recognition and the ownership of the disharmony in existence.

Again, if the path of holistic healing is appealing to you then you may need to look for certain qualifications in such individual. Although I explained the existing limitations of Western Medicine above, I am a firm believer of substantial education. If that means someone spent years as an apprentice of an authentic shamanic healing that might be OK. On the other hand, my perspective is to stay away from the individuals who are calling themselves “Healer” after taking a weekend course of some form of an Energy Medicine. Energy Medicine requires long discovery times as well as self-reflection for someone to be able to master and to support others. If a person has not done sufficient amount of self-reflection then what are they offering is some sort of a repetition of what they heard from someone else and that is not sufficient to facilitate someone else’s healing journey. Also when hiring wellness coach I suggest look into the certifications and the reputation of certifying organization. Nowadays, everyone is calling themselves “coach”. Organizations such as ICF (International Coaching Federation) requires over 125 hours of education, mentorship and supervision of coaching under a seasoned coach, demonstrations of core competencies before they qualify someone as a coach. Just because you are choosing a path that is practiced more like an art than a science does not mean that you need not to look for experience and education. Ask questions, interview the person you are choosing to be your Healing Facilitator, understand their energy, their approach before you open up your energetic channels to them and chose them as your partner in your healing journey.

May your journey towards healing a blessed and blissful one.

References: Mark Hyman, James Gordon, and Penny George — The Evolution of Medicine On Being Podcast Released Dec 03, 2015

Tijen Genco, MS, PCC, MBB

Executive and Life Coach