Course Structure and Content

Diploma of Mind Body Medicine

For effective training and assessment of the Diploma of Mind body Medicine the 28 competencies are delivered through 13 Modules outlined in the table below.

10003NAT Diploma of Mind Body Medicine

Term and Module Relationship Explained
Term Name of Subject Module
Term 1 Introduction to Kinesiology 1,3
Introduction to Mind Body Medicine 2,3
Term 2 Mind Body Medicine 2 4,6,7
Facilitating Change and Embracing Life (ESD+DAO) 5,6,7
Term 3 Mind Body Medicine 3 8,9
Dynamic Structure 9,10
Term 4 Nutrition and Structure 11,12
Clinical Conditions and Clinic 13


The following is a brief outline of the topics and unique content we deliver for this dynamic course.

Introduction to Kinesiology

The first of the Kinesiology subjects outline the effectiveness and uniqueness of muscle monitoring. Muscle monitoring allows the practitioner to find both conscious and subconscious information that may be preventing the client from dissolving stress on many levels. This subject examines the relationship between the muscles and meridians identified in Applied Kinesiology, and compares this with TCM. Emphasis is focused on professional muscle monitoring techniques. The subject explores the 5-element psychology and begins to introduce methods of ‘balancing’ the client to reduce stress. Some techniques include the use of 5 elements, colour, sound, acupressure points, Yuan points, Mu points and muscle proprioceptive applications. It explores the research by Chapman and Bennet into neurovascular and neuro-lymphatic reflexes. Students learn about the outcomes of applying these basic techniques on clients.

Introduction to Mind Body Medicine 

The subject introduces the importance of counselling, especially the Rogerian Client centred model. It examines how to create a safe environment for the clinical encounter and emphasises the value of building trust and rapport with clients to create a safe place for the counselling process. Students learn communication techniques to enhance their listening skills and how to facilitate client session. There are several key tools and techniques covered in this subject. These include:
  -  client centred counselling
  -  felt sense
  - focussing
  -  transpersonal processes.

Mind Body Medicine 2

This subject has two main topics:

1.  Explores the Chinese Medicine acupuncture system that has been used for over   4000 years. It focuses on: channel theory, examining 14 of the 20 channels in depth including the deeper flows of the channels and how these interact internally in the body.  Emphasis is placed on the affect of these points on the physical body and   on the use of the points to assist in psychological and spiritual issues. The subject  explores the importance of balancing the 3 jioas and the use of open point theory. Time  is dedicated to looking at the spine and the important bladder points around the spine that can be used in many ways to bring around harmony within the body.

2. Emphasises the importance of developing the practitioner. It includes 3 days when students are taken through numerous techniques to learn stillness of the mind, meditation, 5 element tai-qi, internal Kung-Fu, self trust and more. Phoenix recognises that the internal state the practitioner can cultivate is essential to becoming a competent practitioner.

Facilitating Change and embracing life (ESD and Dao) (This unit is only in our Diploma of Mind Body Medicine)

Ever wondered why people keep repeating patterns or can’t seem to make the changes in their life that they want?  This unit is a profound discovery of emotional behaviour patterns and how they lead to illness. It draws on ancient Chinese wisdom’s brought into life by David Corby’s lifetime’s devoted study. It helps the client discover the root motivator that is causing their behaviour patterns and ultimately their core problems.  Learn how to interact with clients using counselling to help them to better connect and express their truth in life.

Dynamic Structure

This is the first of our subjects aimed at helping clients with pain and poor posture. Students learn orthopaedic assessment, and how to address neck and pelvic problems.  This is an extremely useful subject, enabling students to help clients with headaches, neck tension, pain and poor posture.

Mind Body Medicine 3 (This unit is only in our Diploma of Mind Body Medicine)

Ever wondered what psychological pattern may be behind a specific physical symptom, or what causes a specific posture, or pain in a specific area? This brilliant unit is a complete body psychology system, providing a wide range of assessment tools to help uncover the driving forces behind any client’s problems. This unit includes tongue and pulse diagnosis from Chinese Medicine, posture and channel analysis and the meaning of specific symptoms.  The second part of the unit introduces homeopathy, allowing the student to take a homeopathic history and use a range of homeopathic. Homeopathy brings together psychological and physical symptoms, providing another framework for linking mind and body in a very effective way.

Structure and Nutrition

Nutrition and diet is the foundation of the body’s biochemistry.  Students learn to understand and apply hair tissue, blood and Ph analysis.  Students learn to apply methods for improving a broad range of digestive issues using Western medicine and TCM approaches. The subject includes balances that would be useful for toxicity and for substance intolerances that are common today. The structural component examines the cranial of the skull, the jaw and facial trains.  At the completion of the unit students have a complete integrative approach to improving posture, pain and structural problems.

Clinical conditions & clinic

This unit enables students to bring their knowledge and skills together to address key clinical conditions.  It provides the practitioner with an integrative method of working with common issues, for example, pain, back pain, headaches, sleep problems, fatigue issues, relationship issues and addictions. Although Student Clinic begins earlier in the course, there are several student clinic days included towards the end of the course enabling students to practice on clients after completing the diploma material. Student clinic is an important stage towards becoming a confident practitioner.