About

Health Coaching For Individuals & Organizations.

Nickerson Institute of Integrative Health Training is a company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations achieve ultimate success through the development of optimal mental and physical health; and mindful-based work environments.  Dr. Wendy Nickerson, president and founder is committed to providing you with the health coach training programs and courses, inspiration, strategies, support, and knowledge that you need to be successful making your greatest dreams and passions become a reality.

Through years of personal experience and a decade of discussing challenging life and work situations with clients in Canada and the United States, Dr. Nickerson understands the detrimental effects of a depleted self-image, fatigue, detachment from self, lack of empowerment, negative work environments, and overwhelming stress. She has developed innovative biopsychosocial-spiritual training programs for achieving personal mastery, a consistent state of feeling good, higher levels of consciousness, and improved productivity for both individuals and corporations.

Dr. Nickerson’s programs and courses are designed to enhance and promote a sense of empowerment, motivation, a core sense of identity and purpose, authenticity, self-image, and emotional and spiritual well-being.  The goal of her seminars and workshops is to provide participants with the insight, skills and higher levels of knowledge necessary to self-actualize, to feel good, and bring their dreams and goals to fruition.

Focus Areas.

Developing healthy lifestyles.

Maintaining emotional balance.

Behavioral nutrition.

Creating mindful work environments.

Stress, depression & anxiety.

Creating a positive mindset.

Spiritual growth.

Chronic pain & illness.

Meet the founder – Dr. Wendy Nickerson

I have been a health coach for over 10 years and it has been an immensely fulfilling experience. As an experienced clinical Psychologist, my approach to health coaching is more holistic than traditional approaches.

Read the rest of Dr. Nickerson’s story here.

  • "The Key to the success of the IHC course was having continuous support from our instructor.  Not only did I receive the knowledge and the ability necessary to become a IHC, but I was taught how to apply the multitude of techniques shared during this course, to my own personal life. It has changed my life in a profound way. This course will change your life too." -- Marilyn Richey
  • "I learned how to gain a deeper level of understanding and use that knowledge to connect and help people. I truly recommend enrolling in Dr. Wendy Nickerson's program." -- Lori Smith - Working Together to Find the Light
  • "The overview of "generational differences" has deepened my understanding that when I go back to my work I will be able to dance better and more graceful with my colleagues that cover the four generations.  
  • "Dr. Nickerson’s teaching and leadership transformed the students, influenced our corporate culture, and helped lead us to improved performance."
    M. Seleway, Kennedy Space Center
  • Within only minutes of our first phone conversation, I knew that Dr. Wendy was going to profoundly impact my life, after living in severe pain for almost two years.  She is a compassionate listener who offers realistic hope and wise counsel.  I believe I gained new tools that not only helped me in my immediate situation, but tools that will continue to serve me through the many challenges life will bring in the years to come.
    Sharon
  • "I learned how to apply resources and techniques such as reading body language, active listening skills, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help clients on their journey to mental health and wellness. Thanks to Dr. Wendy Nickerson for her knowledge and passion to help others in their life experience." -- Lillian Cunningham

Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist in Arizona and Nova Scotia.

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – (major Psychology) from Acadia University, Canada

  • Masters of Science Degree – Community and Clinical Psychology, from Acadia University, Canada

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

Current Professional Work

Teaching graduate classes to health psychologists at several universities, Dr. Nickerson stays current on all the latest research in the following subject areas:

  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Chronic Illness
  • Behavioral Health Medicine
  • Psychology of Pain Management
  • The Psychology of Complex Trauma
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment
  • The Psychology of the Mind I: Mind-Body Connection (Psychoneuroimmunology)

Experience

  • Delivered education and training at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • Provided Employee Assistance Programs and Organizational Training to large health care systems and universities.

  • Developed and delivered effective management training throughout Dictaphone Corporation.

  • Managed substance abuse program for upper-level management, nurses, and physicians.

  • Developed and delivered numerous support and therapy groups related to psychological wellness.

  • Provided health coaching and therapy to numerous clients over the past 10 years with effective and long-standing results.