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Healing Chronic Pain and Stress in Ourselves and With Our Clients:
A Mind-Body Coaching Approach (Live-Online)

Mind-body coaching is an approach for addressing chronic pain, anxiety and/or stress relief. This course integrates Gestalt principles; mind-body traditions, personal coaching, and leading edge neuroscience to understand, heal, and decrease chronic pain and stress.



Do you have chronic pain, anxiety, overwhelm or stress that is affecting your quality of life? Do you feel that you are very sensitive to the emotions and energy in you environment, and it shows up in your body?


Or would you like to learn more about helping your clients with these issues?


Join us on a journey exploring the exciting field of mind-body coaching and the new frontiers in mind-body healing.


The benefits of this mind-body approach can open whole new possibilities for leading your life from a place of inner guidance and clarity, creating more resilience, peace, self compassion, joy and well-being.


The program includes six weeks of live-online group classes and two 60-minute individual phone coaching sessions tailored to the needs and specific interests of each participant, as well as written and recorded materials.

In a supportive environment, participants will:

  • Explore and experience how thoughts, emotions, body awareness, and psycho-physical habits affect your nervous system, stress, chronic pain and somatic symptoms 

  • Learn specific skills to increase awareness, decrease pain,
change neural pain pathways, and lessen anxiety and stress 

  • Understand basic research and neuroscience that supports this approach, and explains TMS, and Mind Body Syndrome pain or
  • Discover new pathways to inner wisdom, awareness, and 
clarity in all areas of life 

  • Explore the relationship of trauma and high sensitivity to pain, somatic symptoms, stress and overwhelm
  • Receive guidance and resources for developing an individual plan to continue learning and healing, and/or to apply it in your practice



The workshop is beneficial for those who have been experiencing chronic pain, somatic symptoms, anxiety, stress or overwhelm. It is also designed for practitioners who would like to integrate this approach in their work with clients. 


The program is particularly helpful for pain issues such as chronic back or neck pain and other musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, tension headaches, repetitive stress injuries, IBS, TMJ, and other pain syndromes and somatic symptoms; decreasing stress, anxiety, insomnia, overwhelm, and feeling stuck; and stress-affected illness, where improved stress response can improve your health.


Live Online

Participants will receive an orientation packet including all connection information upon registration. Classes will be recorded and provided to any participant who cannot attend all sessions live.



Continuing Education


GISC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Please visit the Continuing Education page for more details.


Dates and Fees:

Healing Chronic Pain & Stress


Six weekly sessions, beginning February 27, 2019


Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm EST*

(EDT beginning March 10, 2019)

*Please note US & international Daylight Savings Time changes.

Format Weekly live-online class plus
two individual 1-hour coaching sessions with faculty


  GISC Member: $500
CE Hours 11 ICF
Faculty Melanie Nevis, MA, LCAT, ACC
Sessions meet: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, and April 3


“The virtual class was an excellent way to reach participants who cannot travel but want the learning.”
Program Participant

“I participated in the Mind-Body Coaching program last
year and followed with a series of individual coaching conversations with Melanie. Although the reference to ‘dealing with chronic pain’ is what initially caught my eye, that was but a small part of her impact and my reward. Melanie’s deep, calming expertise combined with her caring use-of-self in a way that instilled better understanding and capacity for handling my own pain and inner turmoil. It also reminded my body and soul of how much better I am as a practitioner and person when I take the time to be still and listen.”

Ginny Storjohann, MCC Executive Coach and Consultant, Leadership and OD


Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900