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The A.R.E. of New York, in conjunction with Peter Woodbury and the International Coaching Institute, is pleased to offer an exciting training opportunity: The Edgar Cayce Holistic Life Coach Certification Training Program.

Edgar Cayce Holistic Life Coach Certification Training Program

April 18 thru 23, 2023


Limited financial assistance available

Contact Peter Woodbury at peterTFwoodbury@gmail.com


Tuesday evening April 18 thru Sunday April 23, 2023

Become a Life Coach! Change Lives for the Better!

Are people naturally drawn to you? Do people feel safe with you and tell you their intimate stories? Have you basically been a “life coach” most, if not all, of your life? If so, then perhaps it’s time to take your gift to the next level?!
In this training, we will assist you to take what you already know and what you already do and adapt that skill set into a life coaching model! Your “Super Powers” are in all the life challenges and obstacles that you have overcome. Your story is the guidebook that will help many. If you are looking to move into a life work of meaning and purpose, this could be just the training for you!

About Peter Woodbury

Peter has been a student of the Cayce work for over 30 years. About 10 years ago, he took his experience as a counselor, a former professor of counseling, and his understanding of the Cayce work, to create the original Edgar Cayce Holistic Life Coaching program for the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach. In his work as a psychotherapist, Peter began to incorporate the mind-body-spirit approach in the Cayce work to great success in helping his clients make significant and lasting changes in their lives. Peter is an accomplished teacher of both life coaching and regression hypnosis, and has had success as both a practitioner and teacher of both of these modalities. Students have enjoyed the ways he makes his experience accessible, understandable, engaging and with a healthy dose of humor!

Peter is also graduate of Harvard University and Boston University School of Social Work, where he was later a professor of counseling. He has also taught regression hypnosis at the ARE’s affiliated Atlantic University. He created the ARE’s Life Coaching Certification Training Program and has been teaching Holistic Life Coaching for over 10 years now.

About the course

These are some of the core Cayce concepts:

  • Wellness is not merely the absence of disease.
  • We are physical, mental and spiritual beings and our wellness involves the coordination and balance of these 3 aspects of ourselves.
  • True wellness involves finding meaning and purpose in our lives.
  • We are all psychic and have access to multiple layers of guidance available to us through meditation, dreams and our intuition.
  • To function at optimal levels in life we must understand and apply spiritual laws such as “like attracts like”.
  • We all have gifts, a reason to be alive at this time, and our work is to water the seed of our authentic seed. An oak will never be a good weeping willow and a sequoia will be a failure as a sycamore!

The Holistic Life Coach integrates mind/body/spirit philosophy.

  • Assists the clients to access these inner resources.
  • Sessions involve meditation, dream study, analysis of patterns, development of intuition, working through toxic emotions, suggestive therapeutics/hypnosis, working with ideals, and engaging the process of forgiveness and letting go.
  • The Life Coach is a facilitator and consistently guides the clients back to themselves and their own resources
  • The Life Coach sees themselves as a facilitator rather than the expert.
  • The client is an active participant in their sessions, with “homework” to do between sessions. The coach is never the hardest working person in the room!

The course structure:

  • The course will take place over Zoom. Students must download the program and have stable internet access.
  • Lectures will be available for 30 days after course conclusion.
  • The first 2/3 of each day will be a lecture format followed by question and answers.
  • There will be an assignment each day.
  • Students will receive a manual and other materials.
  • The final part of each day will be for practice. Students will be paired up to practice the skill set acquired earlier in the day. There will be a total of 4 such sessions.
  • To receive the certification, graduates must complete an exam.
  • Again, The course lectures will be available for 90 days after class conclusion. The exam is due within 30 days. The exam is designed to be a learning tool and will cover the essential topics of the class. It is an “open book” test of sorts.
  • Students will receive a signed certificate in the mail once their exam is completed.

  • Day 1 – Tuesday – April 18

6 to 9 pm ET (all times are Eastern Standard US/Canada time)

Student Introductions
Introduction to course materials

Day 2 – Wednesday – April 19

10 am to 1 pm

Lecture: “What Exactly is Life Coaching?”
Finding Your Super Power!
Coaching is reflective of the coaches personal experiences in overcoming
Establishing your coaching focus

2 to 5 pm

The Initial Session
Modeling the practice
Being transparent
Goal setting

Tool du Jour – Active Listening

5:15 to 7:30 pm
Practice sessions

Day 3 – Thursday – April 20

10 am to 1 pm

Understanding Change
Why Do People Change?
Life Coach as an agent of change

2 to 5 pm

How do we develop our intuition?
Inner listening
The “still small voice
Relationship Coaching

Tool du Jour – Journaling

5:15 to 7:30 pm
Practice sessions

Day 4 – Friday – April 21

10 am to 1 pm

Understanding & Accessing the Subconscious Mind
Dreams, Meditation & Prayer
Understanding & Applying Ideals
“Suggestive therapeutics” or hypnosis

2 to 5 pm

Establishing a spiritual practice
Practicing/Modeling spiritual intimacy: Co-praying/Co-meditating with clients

Creating accountability & “homework”
(The coach cannot be the hardest working person in the room)

Tool du Jour – Suggestive Therapeutics

5:15 to 7:30 pm
Practice sessions

Day 5 – Saturday – April 22

10 am to 1 pm

Working through Toxic Emotions
Shame, Trauma, Addictions and the Process of Forgiveness & Letting Go
Setting boundaries – “No is a complete sentence”

2 to 5 pm

Diet & Exercise:
“We all know what we should do. Why is it hard to do?”
The 10 week Coaching Model

Tools du Jour – Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography
Addressing patterns

Day 6 – Sunday – April 23

10 am to 1 pm & 1:30 to 3 pm

Next steps
Continuing education
Business planning


  • Cost: $875
  • assistance available
  • Payments can be made thru the PayPal link above


  • Contact information below

Contact Peter at:
(757) 217-7159