Centre for Health Coaching

The Centre for Health Coaching, International Academy for Professional Development Ltd is affiliated to the National Wellbeing Serviced Ltd. Other centres in the group include the Centre for Coaching (established in 2001) and the Centre for Stress Management (established in 1987). The Centre for Health Read More …

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Edinburgh Workshop: Ecopsychology informed coaching and counselling practice

Ecopsychology informed coaching and counselling practice: One step at a time! Location: Scots Club, Edinburgh, Scotland Date: 17 July, 2019 Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (Registration at 9.15am) Trainer: Prof Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol CBiol Ecopsychology is the study the relationship Read More …

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Social prescribing: The prescription for enhanced wellbeing

Can positive and coaching psychologists become more involved in social prescribing? The prescription for enhanced wellbeing. New article published on social prescribing in Coaching Psychology International by Prof Stephen Palmer. This short paper will describe social prescribing, highlight some of Read More …

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Social prescribing

The NHS describe social prescribing as: Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer people to ‘services’ in their community instead of offering only medicalised solutions. Often the first point of referral is Read More …

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What is Health Coaching?

What is Health Coaching? Health coaching is the practice of health education and health promotion within a coaching context, to enhance the well-being of individuals and to facilitate the achievement of their health-related goals (Palmer et al., 2003: 92) This Read More …

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Definition of health coaching

What is health coaching?   There are a number of definitions of health coaching that have been developed over the past two decades. One of the earliest definitions published in an academic journal was developed by the Co-Director of the Centre Read More …

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