MentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:


Led by Pat Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, MCC

Begins July 11, 2023
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm Eastern
All Time Zones

8 classes of 90 minutes each
12 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs
12 hours Toward Coach Certification
12 hours Toward Health & Wellness Coaching Certification

Or 3 Payments of $245
(plus optional $75 for CEs)
(plus optional $20 for ICF CEs)

Listen to Pat talk about how Body-Centered coaching can enhance your coaching expertise and how it can be effectively used with all types of clients. As a certified Body-Centered coach and coach trainer, Pat is experienced in this approach to coaching the whole person and exploring the connection to the body’s wisdom during the coaching process. Pat will highlight the connection of these coaching strategies with executive, health/wellness, Career, ADHD coaching and more. Coming soon.

1. About the Body-Centered Coaching Master Class

body-spirit-mindGrounded in the latest research in neuroscience and mindfulness, Body-Centered Coaching (developed by Marlena Field) builds on an integration of the teachings of the Hakomi Method of Psychotherapy and the ICF coaching competencies. These Body-Centered techniques combine mindfulness with access to the body’s wisdom, and intelligence creating a whole-person-centered approach that enables clients to experience a greater depth of insight, awareness and self-acceptance.

Body-Centered Coaching is both an approach and a set of tools. In this class, coaches are also trained to connect to their own body as a resource when working with clients.

The focus on ‘being’ for both the coach and the client, includes being:
• Mindful, present and centered
• Spacious, comfortable with silence and with not knowing
• Creative, intuitive, curious, and open to experiment

This approach encourages coaches to coach from a holistic perspective including:
• The whole person in the coaching session: body, mind, spirit, engaging the client’s full resources
• Focus on the present moment experience and be increasingly aware of how the signals from the body can be accessed to enhance the coaching process
• Bring mindfulness and attention to breath, movement, and sensations, and ‘noticing’ the impact of explorations, potential decisions, and the client’s use of their own body-centered language, metaphors, etc.

This 12 hour class will provide coaches with tools that can enhance coaches in all areas of coaching including but not limited to: health and wellness, executive, career, ADHD, and other niche areas of coaching. This can be used to gain ongoing CEUs that will be relevant for ICF renewal, health and wellness coaching certification renewal and potentially other areas of coaching requiring renewal of certification. In the early weeks, Body-Centered coaching principles will be introduced, followed by the nine strategies, with conclusion applications related to health and wellness coaching implications that are applicable to all coaching specialties.

2. The 8 Weeks

Week 1: Introduction to Body-Centered Coaching and the importance of involving the body, mind, spirit in the coaching process. The relationship of Body-Centered Coaching to Neuroscience and Positive Psychology along with sensitivity to coaching language and the impact on the client. Coaches will be introduced to the importance of engaging their own ‘body-centered resources’ to use while using Body-Centered coaching. Finally the use of Body-Centered coaching with all types of clients will be highlighted.

Week 2: Introduction of an overview of the nine coaching strategies used in Body-Centered Coaching in the three major Body-Centered Coaching areas including: Embodied Resources: Decision-Making, and Moving Beyond Limits and discussion of the ways these categories of strategies differ. Then, begin with the introduction of Embodied Resources: Embracing the Signal and the use of this particular coaching strategy will be explored. Coaching demonstrations will enhance student learning.

Week 3: Continued presentation of the two additional strategies in the area of Embodied Resources: Embodied Metaphors with powerful examples of embodied metaphors that the coach and client may not have considered ’embodied metaphors in the past. Then the steps in Embodied Resources: Remembering the Resource will be taught along with the use of this coaching strategy. Coaching demonstrations will enhance student learning.

Week 4: Introduction of the three coaching strategies within Body-Centered Coaching’s Decision-Making strategies with examples of how these strategies can be used in different coaching situations. Then, explain the steps in the use of the first of three strategies, Decision Making: Stepping-Over-the-Line. The coaching situations and the use of this particular coaching strategy will be explored and a coaching demonstration will enhance student learning.

Week 5: Continued presentation of one of the three strategies in Decision-Making with the steps in two more approaches: Decision-Making: Exploring Possibilities and Acting-as-If. The coaching situations and the use of this coaching strategy will be explored and a coaching demonstration will enhance student learning.

Week 6: Introduction of two of the three strategies in Body-Centered Coaching’s Moving Beyond Limits. These will include the steps in: Moving Beyond Limits: Beyond Disempowering Beliefs and Beyond Normal Anxiety and Fear. Students will learn about the use of this coaching strategy and a coaching demonstration will enhance student learning.

Week 7: The steps in the use of this coaching strategy will be explored along with a coaching demonstration will enhance student learning. Finally, a discussion of the coach’s decisions regarding which of the strategies to use with clients and suggestions for the use of these strategies in virtual and in-person coaching will be presented.

Week 8: Applications to all types of coaching including Life, Executive, Career, Health and Wellness, and ADHD will be presented with situations that are applicable to all coaches. Specific application to body-centered experiences related to stress, lifestyle changes, energy and will-power depletion (Baumeister’s research) will be highlighted.

3. What You Will Get Out of This Course:

You will learn when and how to use body-centered coaching and a number of specific coaching strategies that can be used with all types of coaching clients.

You will learn how this whole person approach to coaching is not just focused on ‘head thinking’ but is built on: body-intelligence, neuroscience, and positive psychology knowledge. With the use of coaching demonstrations and homework assignments, you will learn how to use their own body-awareness to enhance their body-centered coaching.

4. Who Should Attend?

iyengarThis course is for coaches, therapists, consultants, educators, health-care professionals, mentors, and all those who seek innovative coaching paths toward greater health, happiness and whole person orientation to decision-making and working through blocks in their personal and professional lives.

5. Readings and Resources


The course will use one primary text, Complete Training Manual by Marlena Field. In addition, Pat will provide relevant materials articles on the class’ password-protected website as the class progresses. There will also be optional readings from Simply Being by Donna Martin and Marlena Field.

6. What People Say About Pat and her Body-Centered Coaching Expertise


“From the moment I met Pat I felt her strong loving presence and appreciated her love of learning and high intellect. Introducing Pat to my Method of Body-Centered Coaching was a delight. She showed a remarkable affinity for including the body’s wisdom in the coaching conversation and for being deeply respectful of the importance for both coach and client being in a state of mindful reflection. I was proud to certify Pat as a CBCC (Certified Body-Centered Coach) and to license her to teach the Body-Centered Coaching Method.” Marlena Field

“I experienced firsthand the value of body-centered coaching as a volunteer at a workshop, to help me resolve a relationship question. The power, simplicity, and directness of this method to cut through mental chatter and reveal the truth of my situation was breath-taking! It is a powerful method, and Pat is highly skilled in applying and teaching it!” Lisa Hecht

“Pat takes ‘Wisdom of the Body’ to a whole new level of coaching awareness and action. Her expertise in helping clients move forward by engaging mindful body focus is a coaching game-changer. Easy, practical and fun, Pat’s cutting edge, creative applications are exquisite and effective. After Pat’s presentation on Body Centered Coaching at the MentorCoach conference, I have used her techniques with my clients, and they all rave about their new learning. Pat’s class has empowered me with skills that will forever change the way I coach.” Judy Krings

“I was intrigued to learn about Body-Centered coaching from Pat because I know aspects of memory are stored on the cellular level and movement and body position affect mindset and mood. I just didn’t know the details. Listening to Pat do multiple demonstrations of the techniques of Body-Centered coaching, I was in awe of how powerful and effective they were and very excited to learn more. The framework for the training concepts is so clear I was able to remember enough to try out Body-Centered techniques with a client and with a student in a class demo shortly after my initial training. I was stunned at how powerfully meaningful the experience was for both. I am eager to become a more masterful coach by learning more about Body-Centered coaching.” Steve Coxsey

“Pat Hinton Walker assists clients in transforming their lives using body-centered coaching to tap into the inner wisdom of their body. A gifted teacher, Pat provides the tools to integrate the principles of body-centered coaching into any coaching practice. Having barely scratched the surface, I know that my practice will reach new heights as a result of this new MentorCoach offering. This course is an opportunity not to be missed!” Cynthia A. Russell

“After experiencing – mind, body, and spirit – the powerful effect of body centered coaching in a session with Pat, I was even more resolved to learn to use this approach – but never considered taking a course from anyone but from her. (Never mind that having been Pat’s student already, I would sign on for a course in advanced pencil-sharpening if she taught it!) We hope always to bring mindful-presence to our coaching. With the Body Centered Coaching class, Pat is poised to expand the boundaries of our intuition.” Linda Secretan

“I was very intrigued by Pat’s ability, during the practice coaching sessions, to create powerful visualization moments that helped to guide the person toward positive action. Actual, ‘get out of your chair, and other movement actions’ that further crystalize guiding thoughts and direction. These were very simple actions that led to great insight. I was very interested to know more because of the tremendous results they bring. Pat shared with me that she is using Body-Centered coaching. This will be the next class I take to enhance my coaching practice.” Michelle Bradley

7. Class Time and Schedule

Begins July 11, 2023
8 consecutive Tuesdays
6:00 – 7:30 pm Eastern
All Time Zones

8. Open to All

There are no prerequisites for this class. It is open to all, both within the MentorCoach Community and without.

9. Tuition
Single payment of $695  
For CE information, see below.

Monthly Payments
Three monthly payments of $245 
For CE information, see below.

attendance210. Attendance Requirements

Every class is recorded. You may listen to some or all of the classes by recording at your leisure.

However, to receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEUs (Core Competencies), credit toward MentorCoach Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must be present for 10 of the 12 hours of classes.

11. Certification

Yes. Counts twelve (12) hours toward MentorCoach® and International Coach Federation Certification. Again, to receive credit for certification, students must be counted present for 10 of the 12 hours of classes. Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for certification.

12. Continuing Education Credits

Body Centered Coaching provides twelve (12) hours of CEs for Marriage and Family Therapists in California (CA BBS). Internationally, meets criteria for twelve (12) hours of Continuing Coach Education with the International Coach Federation.

Note: The Optional $75 CE fee applies only if you are a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and need CEs from this organization. Otherwise, indicate you do not want CEs when you register.

To receive credit for CEs, students must be present for 10 of the 12 hours of classes. Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for receiving CEs.

13. ICF CCEs

career4MentorCoach is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program. This class Provides ICF Continuing Coach Education (12 ICF CCES – 12 hrs Core Competencies). There is an optional $20 fee for ICF CCEs paid at registration. To receive credit for CEs, students must be present for 10 of the 12 hours of classes. Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for receiving CEs.

14. Refund Policy

You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning of the second one hour class and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second class.


Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, MCC, CBCC is an accomplished coach and ICF Coach Trainer at MentorCoach LLC, Bethesda, MD. She provides leadership for the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification program at MentorCoach. Pat is one of the few approved, certified Body-Centered Coach Trainers who integrates this content into health and wellness coaching. She is creative, experienced, brings life and humor to teaching/training while focusing on use of evidence-based coaching strategies with extensive online education/training experience.

Pat serves on the NCCHWC advisory council representing MentorCoach, LLC and has submitted questions for the national certification exam that is being planned by the NCCHWC. Additionally, she teaches Foundations (a 31 week course focused on the ICF core competencies) with application of Positive Psychology to PCC-level coach training. Pat is certified in wellness (CWC), executive (CEC), body-centered (CBCC), and social-emotional intelligence coaching. She is recognized as a leader in the use of mHealth (mobile health) data for just in time evidence for health behavior change with an eye on the future use of population health data that can be used to improve health and wellness in businesses and organizations in addition to individual coaching.

Pat is a nationally and internationally- recognized nurse, academic leader and coach – having served as a dean in more than one university and currently serving as a university Vice President. When she was Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado, she was instrumental in advancing online education. Pat has an established coaching practice and integrates principles from health and wellness coaching into her career, executive and life coaching national and international business. Pat is an accomplished writer, editing books and authoring over 100+ publications related to health and healthcare.

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