Mind Body Education


Masters in Holistic Counselling

Not Available in the USA due to differing regulations from state to state.


Curriculum Area


Minimum Hours

Unit One
The Masters in Holistic Empowerment Coaching

See modules for the Masters in Holistic Empowerment Coaching

840 hours

Unit Two
Holistic Counselling Skills
1 module

  • Creating safe environments

  • Client Centred Therapy

  • Understanding Anger

  • Anger Management

  • The Polyvagal Theory

  • Ethics for holistic counsellors

  • Client Assessment


Required Reading:
Holistic Counselling - A New Vision for Mental Health by Dr Patricia Sherwood

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Deb A. Dana 

40 hours

Unit Three
Clinical Practice
1 module

Case Study Sessions
Students will take five volunteer clients through hour long counselling sessions each week for 10 weeks. Supervision and guidance will be provided via email to assist students with planning and facilitating the case study sessions.
Case study sessions maybe conducted in your own home, live via video conferencing (like zoom) or at a well-being centre in your local area.

Volunteers will complete a review and email this to the college after each session to provide feedback on the students counselling abilities.

50 hours

Unit Four
Case studies exam
1 module

Write and submit an essay detailing the experiences gained through the case study sessions.

10 hours

Unit Five
Holistic Psychotherapy
1 module

  • Meditation as therapy

  • Introduction to holistic psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Family Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

Thought Field Therapy

Sand-play therapy


Neuro Linguist Programming


Emotional Freedom Technique

Expressive Therapy

Drama and Role Play Therapy

Art Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

80 hours

Unit Six
Masters in Holistic Counselling Thesis
1 module

Research and write a Masters in Holistic Counselling Thesis

  • Develop ideas based on acquired knowledge and accumulated experience

  • Complete a major research project

  • Create a substantial piece of writing to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of selected topics

80 hours

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