AIP Certified Coach is Back and Enrollment is Now Open!

As you all know, we work hard to produce resources to help you help yourselves. It’s no secret that our website, free guides, books, podcast, and social media presence are all focused on Do-It-Yourself empowered healing. But totally going it alone isn’t the answer either!

What is lacking are healthcare providers who know about and can effectively integrate AIP into their practices to best serve our community.

We have worked to bridge that gap by combining forces with our friend, Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., to create the AIP Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program, an AIP-focused education and certification course specifically for the those working in the health and wellness fields.

The next class is enrolling now, and runs from August 29 to October 23, 2022.

We are very excited and proud to share that we’ve trained more than 500 AIP certified practitioners, including doctors, so far. Woot-woot!

The healthcare world is beginning to change. With the fantastic AIP medical studies proving the efficacy of AIP getting so much attention and more and more of you reporting that your healthcare providers are asking about and even in some lucky cases, recommending AIP. We want to speed up this process by training even more healthcare providers!

Here are some of the areas we are educating practitioners about:

  • The science-based foundation for using dietary and lifestyle approaches to wellness
  • Integrating dietary and lifestyle approaches to healing into their scope of practice, whether they are massage therapists, fitness instructors, or medical doctors
  • Collaborating with you, their patients and clients, as well as other members of your healthcare team, so you have full support
  • Using troubleshooting to address your individual or complex needs as someone with autoimmune disease, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach
  • Raising their awareness levels about the nature of invisible illnesses and validating your struggles and concerns with deeper compassion

So, how can you help us further this mission?

  • If you are a practitioner or a provider in either the conventional or natural healthcare worlds, enroll now in our Spring 2022 cycle of AIP Certified Coach!
  • If you are the patient or client of a provider who may be interested in learning more, pass information about AIP Certified Coach to them!
  • What if you don’t have a great provider to work with? Check out our directory so you can access trusted providers who know about and use AIP as part of their overall approach. We’re hoping to add even more providers this year!

It is time to focus our efforts on bridging the gap between the conventional and natural approaches to managing autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune disease is complex and it requires a nuanced strategy using all the tools in the tool box. Collaboration and integration are the future of healthcare and we are doing everything in our power to make that future a reality!

About Grace Heerman

Grace Heerman is a writer and website designer based in New York City. Through her business Said with Grace, she helps coaches clarify their message and create authentic websites that actually bring in business. Here at Autoimmune Wellness, Grace writes book reviews, manages blog content, and organizes Facebook publishing. She is an avid traveler and loves spending winters in Asia. You can connect with Grace and learn more about her writing and design work on her website, Said with Grace.


  • Hannah says

    I do not work in the medical field, but I am very interested in learning how to be an AIP coach. My journey to my AI diagnoses included failing vocal health (I am a trained classical singer), and I think that the training for AIP coach, coupled with vocal health training, would be a unique asset to the community at large and my own, local community. Is this something that is possible: a layperson (former teacher) becoming a certified coach? Thank you for your time! Hannah

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Hannah! In order to take the coaching program, you need to have a license or certification that qualifies you to work 1:1 in your area. The topics we cover are within the scope of a healthcare provider, so you can’t take our program and use that as a foundation to build a practice. We’d love to have you after you complete a program that qualifies you to practice the way you’d like in your community!

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