Macrobiotic Coaching Programme

  • About the Programme
  • Course Contents
  • Course Outline
  • Prices and Dates

The dramatic rise in degenerative disease attributed to diet and lifestyle has created a demand for solutions to disease prevention and personal health maintenance. What is called for is a new generation of men and women who are capable of offering practical advice on how to live a healthy life in modern society.

During this two-week residential intensive you will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of effective Health Coaching and experience the power of two weeks of healthy living in beautiful natural surroundings. You will leave prepared to be a more effective promoter of natural health care for family and friends or to set up practice as a Professional Health Coach.

The Macrobiotic Health Coach curriculum has been designed by Bill Tara, co-founder of the Kushi Institute, creator of the International Macrobiotic Institute (Kiental, Switzerland) curriculum and designer of the American and European Kushi Institute Teacher Certification Programs.

This is a rare opportunity to study with teachers who are expert consultants and draw on decades of practical experience. Macrobiotic philosophy serves as the foundation of these studies and provides the link between the disciplines and life skills we will explore together.

The Macrobiotic Health Coach Intensive is a unique program focused on providing a learning experience for men and women who want to contribute to a healthy world.

The course is designed to prepare the participants as Health Coaches. No previous experience or training is required for participation.
The course will be useful to those students who want to deepen their study of natural health care and macrobiotics as well as those who wish to utilize the training as an addition to their professional services such as fitness coaching, yoga teaching, business coaching or any practice of alternative health care.

Understanding Health, Healing and Human Ecology

  • Human Ecology and Healthy Living
  • Nutritional Science and Human Experience
  • A review of Traditional ways of eating
  • Nutritional Epidemiology and what the studies say
  • Fundamental problems with the modern diet
  • George Oshawa’s levels of Illness and health

Health and Emotion / East and West

  • Belief and Behaviour in health and healing
  • Relationship of health to habit
  • Classical definitions of health
  • The Mind Body connection
  • Basic character qualities in Five Transformations as archetypes to inform understanding.
  • Abraham Maslow and Western ideas of Healthy Behaviour
  • Five Behavioural Archetypes
  • Practical Visualization Process
  • The Power of Affirmations

Traditions of Nutrition

  • Yin and Yang / Understanding Food Energy
  • The macrobiotic system of Health Care
  • Understanding the energy of foods by growth patterns, environment and effect on body
  • Using Yin and Yang classifications to create health
  • The Roots of Modern Macrobiotic Dietary practice
  • The Economy and Ecology of diet
  • The Five Transformations Introduction
    • The cycle of yin and yang through the seasons
    • Examples of food qualities and taste in the Five Transformations
  • Living with the Seasons
    • Making adaptation to the season and environment
    • Basic Dietary changes for personal needs

Shiatsu, Body Work and Exercise

  • Body Cosmology
  • Shiatsu and Intuitive Body Work
  • Understanding Energy and Body work
  • Chi Ball and Yoga
  • Meridian work & technique
  • Do-In

Natural Foods Cooking & Remedies

Your cooking classes will focus on a hands-on approach to learning. Classes will include the selection and preparation of Grains, Bean dishes (including tempeh and tofu), soups, and a variety of vegetable cooking styles, sea vegetables and simple deserts. We will also introduce the basic home remedies.

  • Kitchen Remedies for Digestive Disorders
  • Kitchen Remedies for Common illnesses
  • Kitchen Remedies for cooling or heating
  • Drinks for elimination and detoxifying
  • Kitchen Compresses

Weight Loss

  • Common causes of weight gain
  • Calories, Cravings and metabolism

Women’s Problems

  • Menstrual problems
  • Pre-Menopause and menopause

Men’s Problems

  • Heart and circulatory system
  • Prostate problems

Health Assessment and Oriental Diagnosis

  • The uses and limitations of visual diagnosis
  • Understanding the Art of Seeing (Bo-Shin)
  • Qualities of excess in skin colour and complexion
  • Practical uses of the face map
  • Expression and Body Language
  • Posture and Body Armouring
  • Using tongue Diagnosis
  • Hands and Feet

Principles and Practice of Health Coaching

  • Orientation to coaching
  • The principles of intentional listening
  • Bridge building and motivation in healing
  • Rules of the game, basic technique and inspiration
  • An Ethical approach to Health Coaching
    • The ethics of coaching
    • Dealing with Medical Issues
    • Making referrals
    • Common traps and manipulations
  • Leading Support Groups and Healing Circles
  • Strategies for healing common health problems
  • How to make safe adjustments in diet and lifestyle
  • Establishing a health related business
The price for this programme is £2,955.
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