Take Courage Coaching has been the leader in chronic pain coaching for the past ten years. Over that time we have developed a method of reaching those that have no hope of regaining the life they once had. Every day our coaches are helping others learn the science of pain, providing tools on how to manage it and get their life back.
This program will dive deep into what it means to be a pain coach. It’s an intensive 12 week program that is a mix of education and practical application of chronic pain that meets twice a week. You will benefit by having instructors who are also coaches and work with pain clients every day.
The first class every week (2 hours long) will be a structured class that covers coaching and pain topics. The second class every week (1 hour long) will be group coaching training and will be student-led. Development of skills will include how to effectively coach one on one with a pain client and how to lead groups of pain clients with plenty of role play and mentor feedback.
Upon completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion with 36 NBHWC board approved CEU’s. If you are already an NBC-HWC, you will also receive a Certified Pain Management Coach (CPMC) certificate from TCCU.
The course is entirely online and requires a phone and a reliable internet connection for all classes.
The goal of this program is to provide the student with training in chronic pain coaching through education, practice, and mentoring—a process that is challenging and fun. Coursework, reading, homework, mentoring, and practice coaching people in chronic pain prepare the student to be a competent, confident pain management coach who understands chronic pain and the tools necessary to help clients get back to living life.
You will experience how to coach as well as diving into coach theory, Motivational Interviewing(MI), and neuroplasticity.
The Course Content
Course topic examples: Next Level MI, Navigating Discord, Addictions, Coaching Theories, Movement Therapy, Suicide Prevention, and Group Coaching practicum
Learn the science behind Mindfulness, Reducing Stress/Fear and Anger/Acceptance
Reading exams and a comprehensive final exam
Submitting three and passing at least one recorded coaching session related to chronic pain with mentoring follow up.
Each student will receive access to TCCU’s Student Center for all class materials and more
Provide a copy of your graduation certificate from any approved NBHWC training program or a copy of your NBC-HWC certification.
A dependable phone and Internet connection, plus moderate computer skills (an email address, internet or data plan with sufficient speed to view videos, basic typing skills, access to long-distance calling).
Passing score of at least 80% on the final comprehensive exam.
Completion of required reading, reading exams, and homework.
Attending and logging a record of all classes.
Submitting three and passing one recorded practice coaching session, each a minimum of 20 minutes in duration. Following each recorded practice coaching session, the student will receive a minimum of 20 minutes of mentoring feedback to discuss what went well and where there may be room for improvement.
As an adult learner, each participant is responsible for completion of requirements by the end of the course, if certification is desired.
After passing the Advanced Pain Coach Training course, you will receive a certification of completion with 36 NBHWC approved CEU’s.
When you can provide a copy of your NBHWC certification, you will then receive your Certified Pain Management Coach (CPMC) certification.
Your CPMC certification will expire on the same date as your NBHWC certification.
To renew your CPMC certification, you must provide the following:
Attestation of a minimum of 50 coaching sessions completed per year
A copy of your renewed NBHWC certification
Complete 15 hours of TCCU-provided/approved pain related CEU’s every three years (these can be part of your 36 CEU’s that NBHWC requires).
If your CPMC renewal date is initially sooner than three years, a minimum of 5 CEU’s will be required for each year.
Pay a $49 renewal fee.
The cost for the course is $1,450, plus textbooks (approximately $175.00). There are two payment plan options:
One payment of $1,450.00
Two payments of $750.00
Occasionally, events arise that compel students to withdraw from training. After a $200 non refundable fee, a prorated refund schedule is available.