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It’s been widely reported that spending long periods in isolation could coincide with a rise in domestic violence and child abuse as well as depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse.

Building up our mental health ‘reserves’, to help us through the months ahead, is therefore vital and one way to help ourselves - and others - is by embarking on a virtual Wellbeing Coach Training course.

Critical Areas

Delivered remotely by Raw Horizons Academy, Raw Horizons retreat was co-founded by Australian-born Andrea Maguire and her step-daughter Dr Claire Maguire who delivers the course.

Dr Claire is transformational wellbeing coach with a PhD in medical biochemistry, an author on wellbeing, transformation and healthy eating and former breast cancer sufferer.

Dr Claire low resTransformational wellbeing coach: Dr Claire Maguire.

The accredited life coaching course is suitable for people working in a corporate environment who want to enhance their current qualifications. It is also ideal for holistic practitioners seeking to complement their existing skills and those looking for a new rewarding career.

Drawing on a wide range of coaching techniques and tools, it enhances students’ understanding of wellbeing along with the commercial aspects of setting up and running a business - and includes practical coaching practise with fellow students.

There are no prerequisite skills required - participants require the right attitude, qualities and skills which include being a good listener and communicator and being non-judgemental.

The course focuses on Dr Claire’s ‘Pillars of Wellbeing’ model encompassing how food, emotional health, vitality, vision and expression can all lead to health, happiness and success.

Support Post Covid-19 Crisis

Andrea Maguire highlights how the techniques the coaches learn from the program will be invaluable in helping their clients to cope in the weeks and months ahead - both during and after the lockdown.

Said Andrea: “The aim of the course is about delivering great results for your clients. The passion of coaches to empower people to live the life they desire is of utmost importance.

“We teach our coaches how to help people deal with stress and anxiety, how to cope with change and unsettling situations. All these strategies are very helpful during, and also after, this unprecedented situation.”


A Certificate of Wellbeing Life Coaching - recognised by The Association for Coaching - is awarded to those who successfully complete the 5 day course along with registration as a student member giving access to their wealth of database of information.

Accredited coaches can start working on completing the course and will also be invited to join the private Raw Horizons Academy Community for ongoing support and motivation.

Cropped group with certificates lrSmiles of success: some of the many graduates. (Image taken before Covid-19 lockdown).


Fantastic feedback

Raw Horizons has received upbeat and positive feedback from running this course for 4 years which includes the following:

Thank you Claire, you are an inspiration, kind, warm and an amazing teacher with a wealth of knowledge, thanks for sharing with us. Big thank you to you and Andrea. (Nikki)

Claire, thank you so much for the last week. It's quite a talent to keep the group's energy levels up online and you did a fantastic job. Great content and an excellent teacher. (Sue) 

Thank you so much Claire, your knowledge and warmth as a person shone through the whole time and to be able to deliver the amount of information you did in the space of 5 days is mind-blowing! Incredible, thank you. (Sophie) 

Key facts

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Wellbeing coaching course details can be found here:

Video conferencing enables interaction from a safe distance - all participants require is a computer or iPad and internet connection. There are places available for courses running June 5-10, June 21-26, July 19-24 and additional future dates.  

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