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.

  • "I was impressed by IHCTP's comprehensive coverage of clinical psychology and associated training regarding how this information can be used effectively. The interactive nature of the IHCTP program was highly educational, interesting, and fun. I feel that the curriculum of the IHCTP added substantively to my training in clinical psychology." -- Dr. Linda V. Shepherd, PsyD
  • "The IHCTP is especially useful to holistic nurses who want to have a more integrative approach and independent role in their nursing practice. I was able to apply what I learned from the Integrative Health Coaching Program into my own nursing practice. Wendy’s enthusiasm, openness, and ability to think outside the box is phenomenal.  I highly recommend this course!" -- Sandra Couts MSN, RN, CIHC
  • "Wonderful!  Made me aware of how my thoughts about others and situations affect me and other people."
  • "Very uplifting and enlightening -- there is hope blossoming!"
  • "Being part of a classroom of other like-minded individuals and participating in discussions during classes has meant a great support network of Integrative Health Coaches, as well as the support of our instructor - Dr. Wendy Nickerson.  Her supportive instructional style promotes self-confidence and makes the learning fun." -- Anne Chase - Certified Integrative Health Coach 2016
  • "This program not only helped me prepare for my professional career as an integrative health coach, but the course also helped me in my personal life.  The course uplifted me and enlightened me to become the best that I could be." -- Lana D. Townsend BA, B.Ed. CIHC, Mind Over Matter Health Coaching Services

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.