What if you could help traumatized people without digging up their past?
Forward-Facing® Coaching Certification gives you the opportunity to transform people’s lives from reaction to intention without reliving painful past experiences.
Dr. Eric Gentry, one of the world’s most respected trauma therapists, has said for years that 80% of what he does with his clients can be done by a paraprofessional.
In 2020, he and Jenny Brackman spent a year synthesizing that 80% into a standardized coaching protocol.
Now we have coaches across the world, helping their clients experience a degree of post-traumatic growth they never thought possible
Our training program in unlike any other when it comes to trauma-informed coaching.
Stamp of Approval
There’s a lot of certification programs out there. Most certify knowledge. We’re different. We certify competency. We stand behind you and provide ongoing support and mentorship.
You’ll progress through this program at your own pace with full consideration of your current training and life experience.
Our Training Structure
You can become a Forward-Facing® Health and Wellness Coach through our two-part training structure:
Take 3 online courses at your own pace.
Understand the theory behind Forward-Facing® principles through online courses created with cutting edge research on trauma and resilience.
Experience, practice, and reflect on the Forward-Facing® process as a client and coach within a 6-month timeframe.
- EXPERIENCE: the potency of Forward-Facing® practices within both group and individual sessions.
- PRACTICE: apply what you’ve learned while working with clients in a supervised setting.
- REFLECT: writing exercises + the comprehensive exam solidify your learning.
You don’t have to be a licensed therapist to become a Forward Facing Coach – but you can be!
Certified Forward-Facing® Health and Wellness Coach (Licensed)
For licensed clinical professionals (e.g., mental health, nursing, physician, licensed addiction professionals)
This credential is the initial certification Forward-Facing® Institute offers and is required to provide one-on-one Forward-Facing® coaching to other adults and children, assisting them towards health and wellness.
Certified Forward-Facing® Health and Wellness Coaching (Non-licensed)
For non-licensed care professionals (e.g., chaplains, life coaches, case managers, faith leaders, non-licensed addiction counselors, etc.).
Get started anytime by downloading the syllabus.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does this cost?
The cost for this training is spread throughout the different elements and can be paid one course/practice element at a time. Education varies per course and licensed/nonlicensed track. Experience costs $510. Practice costs $600. You can find specifics on the syllabus.
What can I do with this certification?
This credential is the initial certification Forward-Facing® Institute offers and trains you to provide one-on-one Forward-Facing® coaching to other adults and children, assisting them towards health and wellness.
How do I get started?
Download the syllabus and begin working your way through the courses listed at your own pace. Once you’ve completed the education, you can sign up for the experiential parts of the training (links on the syllabus) and we’ll be holding your hand the rest of the way!
Do I have to take the courses in order?
You can decide where you want to start based on what works for you. What matters most is that you take all 3 courses, not which order you take them in.
Let’s get started!
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