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Mind-Body Coaching (Live-Online)

New Frontiers for Working with Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Stress, and Deepening Inner Guidance

Mind-body coaching provides a powerful way to work with chronic pain, anxiety and stress, and connect to deeper inner guidance.


This program introduces an innovative integration of Gestalt principles, mind-body traditions, leading-edge neuroscience, and personal coaching. These new frontiers in mind-body healing can have life changing results, where other traditional and non-traditional approaches have failed. It is designed for practitioners who would like to integrate this approach in their work with clients, and individuals who would like to explore it for their own healing and growth. 


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


Or do you work with clients facing 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 seven weeks of live-online group classes and two 60-minute individual zoom video coaching sessions tailored to the needs and specific interests of each participant, as well as written and recorded materials.

In a supportive environment, you 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
  • Learn how to transform your relationship to yourself- by gently re-associating in your body, powerful self compassion, and deepening your inner guidance
  • Explore opening to your deepest inner wisdom to find unexpected ways to gain clarity, resilience, peace, self-compassion, and well being
  • Receive guidance and resources for applying these approaches in your practice, or for developing your personal healing plan



The program is beneficial for practitioners who work with clients experiencing chronic pain, somatic symptoms, anxiety, stress or overwhelm. It is also designed for individuals seeking a new approach to their own healing and growth. 


The program is particularly helpful for somatic or 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. This approach not only addresses physical challenges but attends to your whole mind-body-spirit connection, leading to greater self-awareness, inner guidance, emotional wisdom, resilience and well being.


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

All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Coaches: program hours can be used for ICF Resource Development Hours.



Dates and Fees:

Mind-Body Coaching

(Formerly, Healing Chronic Pain & Stress)


Seven weekly sessions plus two hours individual coaching beginning April 1, 2020


Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm EDT

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


  GISC members, $850
Early Bird


Save through March 4th!

CE Hours 12.5
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.”

2013 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