Flexible, comprehensive and well-structured

Training as 
nature-based Coach

Working with people in nature is the most fulfilling task I can imagine. It's not only that I personally feel most comfortable outside, I can also support other people to get this wonderful feeling and their personal mental freedom back as well.

If you too would like to coach people in a nature-based manner, my flexible and comprehensive basic or therapist training offer a solid and secure entry into your new profession. I am looking forward, to meet you perhaps personally in one of my practising-weeks this year.

Background information

What is it about and for whom is the training intended?

As a nature-based technique, it combines the psychological and physical advantages of a 'natural treatment room' with classic coaching processes and resource work. The training is aimed primarily at:

  • newcomers without prior knowledge
  • psychological counselors
  • alternative practitioners, alternative practitioners for psychotherapy
  • occupational therapists
  • curative educators
  • social pedagogues, educators
  • physiotherapists
  • animal-assisted therapists

The main fields of application are stress- and fear-related issues, decision-making, overcoming life crises, promoting creativity and preventing burnout.

Make your choice

The new training variants at a glance

Depending on the level of knowledge, the training is offered as basic training - also suitable for newcomers without prior knowledge - and a further training variant for experienced coaches and therapists only. A proof of a correspondingly training and at least one year of practical experience is necessary for the second variant.

Basic training
  • 12 month access to the eLearning platform
    (including script, training videos, comprehension questions, exercises, downloads, etc.)
  • 1x7 day block of your choice
    (optionally in spring, summer or autumn, see infobox below)
  • with a psychology part, i.e. also possible for newcomers without pre-knowledge
  • Training costs: 275, - EUR / month
    (with a 12-month term, excluding travel-, accommodation- and food costs)
Training for coaches / therapists
  • 12 month access to the eLearning platform
    (including script, training videos, comprehension questions, exercises, downloads, etc.)
  • 2x4 or 1x7 day block of your choice
    (optionally in spring, summer or autumn, see infobox below)
  • without psychological part, that means only for coaches and therapists with pre-knowledge
  • Training costs: 196, - EUR / month
    (with a 12-month term, excluding travel-, accommodation- and food costs)

Dates for practising-weeks 2022


What is being taught?

Lesson contents are:
  • nature-based coaching: introduction, applications and overview

  • scientific backgrounds: effect of nature, methods and therapeutic interventions

  • nature’s treatment room: rules of conduct, planning routes and locations, equipment, general tips

  • finding and working with personal power spots: background, search, benefit and effect

  • Emotion Based Coaching (EBC/T®)

  • coaching process in practice (personal coaching / coaching for groups and companies)

  • therapeutic interventions in practice: improving human’s capabilities through a nature-based coaching, methodology of cognitive exercises, NLP, relaxation techniques, etc.

  • nature-based coaching for kids

  • psychological basics and clinical pictures: stress, anxiety and burnout

  • hormones and their effects on the human psyche, emotions and feelings

  • mental hygiene: What you should consider as a therapist.

  • principles of communication (respectful communication)

  • basics & technique: relaxation / meditation / guided meditation

  • practical exercises and case studies

  • Business start-up and marketing in the medical profession

  • Coaching for groups / preparing for seminars

For an easy start-up:
With the new emotion-based and structured approach becomes coaching easier, not only for newcomers.

The new script: Comprehensive and clear training documents included.

All advantages at a glance

flexible in time:
adapts perfect to your needs

very suitable for newcomers to the profession

gives a wide range of knowledge, safe start

Practice-oriented lessons with practical units

small groups: pleasant learning atmosphere

Start at any time with a free time management

Learn where- and whenever you want

By decoupling theory and practice, we are now breaking new ground in the training process. The eLearning platform offers a maximum individual learning freedom combined with intensive practical training. Start the training exactly when you want, instead of waiting for the next course date. This offers optimal learning opportunities in addition to family and professional commitments. With a regular effort of 4 up to 6 hours per week, you need approx. 8 to 10 weeks before you can start the theoretical exam and the following practising-week.

In self-study, but not alone ...

For individual support and questions on the your topics of any eLearning module, we are also available for you by telephone or via web meeting, as part of an included time contingent.

Practising-week optionally in  Norway or Sweden

From my point of view learning without personal guidance, exercise and practice might be possible, but it is not qualitatively effective in coaching. Too much would fall by the wayside. Therefore, after you have completed the theoretical part with a short exam, you can choose freely from practical modules / practical weeks offered several times a year. Decide for yourself when and where you want to participate. The practical blocks take place as face-to-face lessons in spring, summer and autumn at different locations (Norway / Sweden).

The face-to-face modules in Norway / Sweden takes 7 days.  

Last but not least

Graduation, examination and thesis

In order to receive the final certificate, a total of three test sections have to be successfully mastered.

Part 1 is the theory test, which must be taken before the first practical block. Here, the content from self-study is queried online in a short multiple-choice test via eLearning. The exam is always offered 1 to 2 weeks before each practical module (spring, summer, autumn).
The second part is the work with your own test person. After completing the total of 8 days of practice, each participant can carry out a small coaching session with a test person / client of his choice in his region and record it on video. This is then submitted and discussed in detail.
The conclusion is a specialist work (approx. 20-25 A4 pages) on the subject of nature coaching, which can be drawn up from module 1 onwards.
New: The flexible training concept combines the advantages of e-Learning and freely selectable presence weeks. Start anytime, even without a fixed course date!


Thanks to the new e-Learning platform, the theoretical training can be effortlessly adapted to your schedule, familiar needs or everyday work.

Information- and Registration documents

Dirk Stegner

Creidlitzer Str. 29
D-96450 Coburg (Germany)

Author & Nature-based Coach

+49 (0)9561 7095256

Nature-based coaching

for the region of Coburg, Kronach, Bamberg,
Thuringia, Husum, Rügen and southern Norway.

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