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Mental Wellbeing Coach Training

The Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Course, which is led by Lindsey Lovatt,  includes two live 2-hour zoom lectures, 8 hours of individual Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice, completion of the Introduction to Movement in Practice online course,  and completion of two assessments the Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice Log and leading a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session. A Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Resource Manual will be sent to trainee's prior to commencement of the course and will be available online. Once trained you will be registered as a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach.

A Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach supports individuals, groups or organisations to use the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme effectively.

The Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Course includes two live 2-hour zoom lectures, 8 hours of individual Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice, completion of Introduction to Movement in Practice 5-hour online course and completion of two assessments.

Once trained you will be registered as a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach and will be eligible to deliver online and in person Mental Wellbeing Coaching sessions using the Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session Framework.

Training Aims

The aim of the Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Course is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to use the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme, to run your own Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing coaching sessions and to help you to use the acquired skills in your own practice.

The training includes:

  1. Full orientation and understanding of Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme.
  2. Using the Movement in Practice STEP Analysis technique within Move-Assure.
  3. Knowledge of the evidence base of mental wellbeing.
  4. Understanding of the Principles of coaching and running groups.
  5. Engagement with Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing 17 short dances.
  6. How to use the Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session Framework – a 20 week group programme.
  7. Engagement with a weekly trainee Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach sessions, (a closed group for Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Trainees).

This training is a combination of acquiring evidence, learning the programme, and implementing Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing.

A Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Resource Manual will be sent to trainee’s prior to the commencement of the training and will also be available online.

What is Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coaching?

Group coaching sessions provide general wellbeing support to people as they progress through the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing programme. The content of the group coaching sessions is based around the NHS’s Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing. In addition, the group coaching sessions include topics related to psychological skills, such as motivation, goal setting, and mindset.

Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Group Coaching sessions can be used with groups of individuals, such as, Employee Wellbeing Programs, Primary Care Networks, Dance Organisations, Charities, Voluntary Organisations, Social Prescribers, and providers of Mental Health Services. 

Move-Assure run two types of Group Coaching sessions: Public Groups and Bespoke Groups.

Public Coaching Groups are held weekly on different days and at different times – to suite people’s time-zone and lifestyle. Public groups are held online and are open to anyone – which means groups of individuals can meet like-minded people in a supportive environment who are also focused on getting their wellbeing back by using movement and dance.

Bespoke Coaching Groups are created around client needs and can be held online or live in-person. For example, we can create a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coaching group for someone who is a GP, Social Prescriber, or who runs an employee wellbeing programme, just for their patients, participants, or employees.

Group Coaching sessions are led by a qualified Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach.

Qualified Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coaches can also run Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing coaching sessions alongside their own Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing programmes.

Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training with Lindsey Lovatt

The Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Programme consists of four stages:

  1. Completion of Introduction to Movement in Practice 5-hour online course.
  2. Attend two x 2-hour live-zoom lectures – delivered by Lindsey Lovatt
  3. Completion of your self-paced Reflective Dance Practice
  4. To lead a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session.

Stage 1 – Introduction to Movement in Practice – 5-hour online course.

Completion of online learning course Introduction to Movement in Practice delivered by Dr Peter Lovatt.  This is a self-paced, online method, which means you can learn at your own pace and in your own time. This course includes an introduction to the Psychology of Movement and the Movement in Practice STEP approach including:

  • A Basic Introduction to the Psychology of Movement 
  • The Science of Movement and Psychology – providing an overview of a 4 STEP approach.
  • Pause and Reflect Activities and Active Learning Exercises.
  • Dance Breaks 

Duration: Approximately 5 hours of self-paced learning and reflection.

Stage 2 – Live Zoom Lectures with Lindsey Lovatt

Attendance and participation of 2 live zoom teaching sessions including:

Session 1 

  • Orientation of Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme
  • What is Mental Wellbeing
  • STEP Analysis and its application to Move-Assure dances.

Session 2 –

  • What is coaching
  • Skills to run a coaching session.
  • Introduction to Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session Framework

Duration – Each live zoom session is 2 hours duration

Stage 3 – Completion of your Reflective Dance Practice

The Reflective Dance Practice includes learning each Move-Assure dance, reading the associated STEP analysis, and writing a reflection in your Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice log. This is carried out in your own time and is expected to take about 8 hours to complete. A log template will be provided and guidance for completion.

Stage 4 – To Lead a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session

Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Trainees are required to lead a coaching session, this is a closed group for trainees to observe Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing groups being delivered, to take part in the programme and to deliver at least one session.

An individual session with a Move-Assure supervisor (1 hour) for coaching session reflection and feedback will be offered to all trainees.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the learning format?

The Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training is based on 2 live zoom sessions, which will include the delivery of lectures and focus on how to deliver Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coaching. 

A pre-recorded introductory Movement in Practice course will need to be completed prior to the commence of the live teaching sessions. 

The Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training also includes a practical elements where you are asked to engage in the dances, learn and reflect and you are required to lead a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach session.

A Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Resource Manual will be sent to trainee’s prior to commencement of the training course and will be available online.

How many teaching and learning sessions are included?

There will be a 5-hour pre-recorded course (Introduction) to be completed prior to the commencement of the live zoom sessions.  If you have already completed the Movement in Practice Facilitator training, you are not required to complete this.

There will be 2 x 2-hour live zoom lectures topics include, orientation of Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing, STEP analysis, mental wellbeing, and coaching delivery.

Where will the learning take place?

The teaching sessions will take place over zoom. 

The Reflective Dance Practice will take place within your own home or workspace.

Leading a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session will take place on the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing platform.

What day and time will the teaching sessions take place?

Cohort 6

Session 1 – Wednesday 11th September 2024 – 8am – 10am (UK)

Session 2 – Wednesday 18th September 2024 – 8am – 10am (UK)

Assessment 1 – Submission of Reflective Dance Practice Log (Date TBC)

Assessment 2 – To lead a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session

Cohort 7

Session 1 – Thursday 23rd January 2025 – 3pm – 5pm (UK)

Session 2 – Thursday 30th January 2025 – 3pm – 5pm (UK)

Assessment 1 – Submission of Reflective Dance Practice Log (Date TBC)

Assessment 2 – To lead a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session

Cohort 8

Session 1 – Saturday 10th May 2025  – 10am – noon (UK)

Session 2 – Saturday 17th May 2025  – 10am – noon (UK)

Assessment 1 – Submission of Reflective Dance Practice Log (Date TBC)

Assessment 2 – To lead a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session

 

Assessment

Successful completion of the course requires attendance at both teaching zoom sessions, successful completion of the Introduction to Movement in Practice online course, submission and successful completion of the Dance Reflective Practice Log and leading a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Session.

Move-Assure Professional Membership

Once you have completed the Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach Training Course you will be entitled to Move-Assure Professional Membership.

The Move-Assure Professional Membership fee is £99 per year. This fee becomes due one year after enrollment on the Move-Assure Coach Training course


The Move-Assure Professional Membership fee Includes:

  • Registration as a Move-Assure Mental Wellbeing Coach and listing on the Move-Assure Website.
  • Permission to use the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme within your work (including with your own clients and dance groups).
  • Access to twice yearly peer group supervision.
  • Eligibility to deliver online Mental Wellbeing Coaching provided by Move-Assure.
  • Opportunity to deliver Employee Wellbeing Packages as directed by Move-Assure.
  • Access to Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Community.

 

About the Instructor

Lindsey Lovatt, Occupational Therapist and Director of Mental Wellbeing at Move-Assure.

Lindsey is a qualified Occupational Therapist with an MSc in Forensic Mental Health, and postgraduate qualifications in Systemic & Family Therapy, Drama therapy, Eating Disorders, and Parenting. Specialising in Mental Health, Lindsey has always been a therapist at heart. She has spent the last 30 years working closely with people, seeking to understand. Lindsey has worked for the NHS as a clinician working in a variety of mental health settings and as a leader in mental health services. With senior management roles, including Allied Health Professionals Lead for a large NHS Trust and being a specialist advisor for the Government’s Care Quality Commission (CQC), Lindsey understands how people and organisations tick.

Lindsey is a Trustee for the Restoration Trust, a mental health charity connecting people who live with mental health issues with heritage.

Lindsey is the co-founder of Movement in Practice, which is an educational organisation that uses movement to enhance people’s relationships, creativity, health, and wellbeing. 

Together with Dame Darcey Bussell, Lindsey and Peter are co-founders of the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme.

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  • 22 Lessons
  • 17 Quizzes