New Approaches to Coaching: Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
But what is it? What are its origins? What are some of the models it uses? And when is it the right approach to use?
In this webinar, Paul Kensett, Head of Training and Mentoring at the Smart School, gives the lowdown and cognitive behavioural coaching.
Watch the webinar video here:Filed Under Transformational Coaching
Makeover and Home Improvements
The school itself is going through some developments and with the expansion of our course range and the move towards experiential events, we are now simply The Smart School – “of Coaching” has gone!
And so it seemed a good time to refresh the brand a little. A new logo and a fresher, cleaner website are ushering in a time of simplicity, purity and space. All qualities we feel coaching and related approaches bring to life!
Maybe too you’ve noticed the new NLP and coaching webinars which can now be found on the site. Not only can you book forthcoming webinars but you can watch our past ones in our library too. These bring a wide range of topics right to your living room or office without you having to attend one of our live events!
I hope you enjoy the new developments and I look forward to sharing all the latest news and developments over the coming months.Filed Under From the Director's Chair
The themes of existential coaching
With the recent launch of our new Certificate in Existential Coaching, or “Being and Meaning” as it’s called, I thought it’d be a good time to explore the core themes of existential coaching.
What is existential coaching?
Well, there’s no simple answer but fundamentally it’s coaching around how we deal with the central and unchanging conditions of human existence – at least, as seen through the existential filter.
Like many recent coaching developments, it has emerged from psychotherapy but like all coaching its works with essentially well-functioning people who want handle their challenges more effectively and even grasp the opportunities afforded by confronting these questions.
You see, challenges don’t always come bundled up neatly in goal-shaped packages or even with relatively clear erroneous cognitive patterns. Sometimes challenges come in misty shapes of unknowing, waves of doubt, the rumbling sense of emptiness.
And that’s what existential coaching concerns itself with.
It asks “How are you coping with the conditions of human existence?”
With meaninglessness. The uncertainty and elusiveness of meaning. The seeming futility of action and achievement in a world that is so ephemeral.
With isolation. The reality of our fundamental separation from every other life form. No-one can every truly know you or be you no matter how we might hold and be held in life.
With anxiety and guilt. The twins who look to the future and past often with crushing weight on our choices.
And, of course, with death. The final end for all. The ultimate context for life.
Faith and belief in greater meaning and purpose can help transcend these conditions but for those who look these conditions in the eye, shudder and choose to work through them, there is existential coaching.From the Director's Chair
What is Person-Centred NLP & Hypnotherapy?
It’s a question we get asked a lot and the webinar will give us a chance to really get under the surface of what these two methods for personal change are all about.
Peggy Guglielmino and Nick Bolton will run the webinar next Wednesday, 11th July from 9.00pm – 10.00pm.
Amongst many things, you’ll discover:
- The core processes that Peggy uses
- How NLP works
- What trance is
- How Parts Integration works
- What processes work best for what issues
- And much more
And of course if you’re interested in training in NLP & Hypnotherapy, you’ll find out how you can come on board the September programme
To book your place, go to: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/647098703Filed Under Uncategorized
Inspire, Empower and Develop Young People through Coaching
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- The belief at the very heart of the Smart School
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- Why do we always have to be different?
- Is transformational coaching just a trendy buzzword?
- Proud to be recognised!
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