The Foundations of Well-Being Continuing Education Credits

Program content and Continuing Education hours provided by Being Well, Inc.

This program is designed to qualify for continuing education for Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors in most states in the US, as well as a variety of other professions that draw on mental health as a resource. 

Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations, and contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval.

The Foundations of Well-Being program costs up to $600, or 10 payments of $60. Being Well, Inc. charges an additional $50 for administering the 10.0 Continuing Education hours for each part (see below for more information on Parts).


The Foundations of Well-Being is offered with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the program, or unable to participate in it, please contact us and we will process a full refund. If you have surpassed the 30 days, pro-rated refunds are available up to one year from the time you registered.


The Foundations of Well-Being consists of two parts:

Part 1 - Recognizing and Resourcing: consists of Pillars 1-6 (Self-Caring, Mindfulness, Learning, Vitality, Gratitude and Confidence)

Part 2 - Regulating and Relating: consists of Pillars 7-12 (Calm, Motivation, Intimacy, Courage, Aspiration, and Service)

Being Well, Inc. offers10.0 hours of continuing education hours for each part. Participants who complete both Part 1 and Part 2 are eligible to receive a total of 20.0 hours of continuing education.


ONGOING. The Foundations of Well-Being is a self-paced, on-demand program that can be started and completed at any time. Once you have paid in full, you have lifetime access to the program materials.

NOTE: CE Credits are only guaranteed through April 2025. Please make sure you complete the program and submit your application by that time.


In-home study; self-paced training




This program is suitable for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses (mental health), Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as other Mental Health Professionals, and the general public.



Being Well, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Being Well, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Marriage & Family Therapists

Being Well, Inc. is an APA-approved CE sponsor. CE courses that are provided by APA-approved CE Sponsors are recognized and accepted for CE credit for Marriage and Family Therapists in most states.


Being Well, Inc. is an APA-approved CE sponsor. CE courses that are provided by APA-approved CE Sponsors are recognized and accepted for CE credit for Counselors, Professional Counselors (PC), and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in most states. 


The Foundations of Well-Being program is eligible for up to 20 Resource Development Credits for the International Coaches Federation, at no additional costs. ICF does not approve specific courses for Resource Development Credits, but coaches can receive a certificate of completion from Being Well, Inc. and can then submit the certificate to ICF to receive the credits. 

Instructions for obtaining CE Credits for The Foundations of Well-Being

  1. Purchase the CE Credits
  2. You will be asked to fill out a survey and upload a government-issued ID.
  3. Once you complete the Foundations for Well-Being program Part 1 and/or Part 2, fill out the CE Request form for that part, and take the Post-Test.
  4. A passing score on the post-test is 80% (or more) correct answers. You need a passing score to receive Continuing Education hours. If you do not receive a passing score, you will be allowed to retake the test immediately.
  5. After you receive a passing score on the post-test, Being Well, Inc. you will receive a CE Certificate, which you can download from your account on our course platform immediately.

Learning Objectives

After completing Part 1 of the Foundations of Well-Being, focused on Recognizing and Resourcing, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the stress-diathesis model.
  2. Name the two central attributes of compassion, as well as the third potentially optional attribute that is currently controversial.
  3. Name three benefits of self-compassion.
  4. Describe two mechanisms of experience-dependent neuroplasticity.
  5. Describe the difference between mindfulness itself and related factors such as acceptance or curiosity.
  6. Name two benefits of mindfulness.
  7. Describe the three-stage evolution of the brain.
  8. Define and distinguish hedonic well-being and eudaimonic well-being.
  9. Name two benefits of gratitude.
  10. Describe the difference between secure and insecure attachment.
  11. Describe three ways in which a person could feel cared about.

After completing Part 2 of the Foundations of Well-Being, focused on Regulating and Relating, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe one function of the parasympathetic nervous system.
  2. Define interoception.
  3. Describe the functional difference between liking and wanting.
  4. Teach patients one way to associate experiences of rewards to behaviors they wish to increase.
  5. Describe the three major patterns of attachment.
  6. Describe the three distinct neural substrates of empathy for the thoughts, emotions, and actions of others.
  7. Teach patients two ways to elicit the relaxation response.
  8. Teach patients two ways to experience a sense of boundaries between themselves and others.
  9. Describe three characteristics of effective interpersonal communication (i.e., “wise speech”).
  10. Help patients be mindful of the difference between feeling stressed in the pursuit of a goal and feeling confident and at ease in the pursuit of a goal.
  11. Describe one way that individual altruism could have promoted the survival of hominid and human hunter-gatherer bands.
  12. Teach patients two ways to experience self-forgiveness.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for the Foundations of Well-Being program.