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What is coaching and how does it work?

What is coaching

You are the expert in your own life. There is no one in this world who knows better than you when it comes to living your life and the choices you have to make, even during those times when decisions feel hard, facts feel fuzzy and you just can’t seem to move forward.

However you might feel in the moment, you are still capable of generating your own solutions through supportive, discovery-based techniques. Science tells us we all have this hidden inner wisdom to draw upon and coaching helps you to bring this to light.

As such, the process of coaching does not include advising, which assumes someone else knows best, or counselling, which often involves looking backwards. Instead, coaching is a future-focused conversation involving a careful balance of support and challenges. This means you’re encouraged to fully explore your options and create a plan for yourself to achieve those positive changes you desire in your life.

A coach’s role is to help you explore issues, unblock barriers, see different perspectives and increase the options that are consciously available to you before supporting you to make a decision and create an action plan to achieve your desired outcome.

Standing on this foundation, a coach will:
  • Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve
  • Encourage personal self-discovery and increase your self-awareness
  • Elicit self-generated solutions and strategies from you
  • Hold you responsible and accountable as you wish to be

How can coaching help you?

  • Understand the patterns of thought and behaviour you use that work for you and learn from those that don’t
  • Identify your core values, your strengths and your motivational drivers
  • Develop your ability to manage your emotions
  • Enhance your communication skills
  • More easily tap into your courage
  • Make wiser decisions aligned with your true sense of self
  • Create positive strategies for situations you might be finding difficult right now

Coaching practices

Our training:
  • ILM Level 3 Award in Coaching
  • NLP Practitioner
  • mBIT Coach
  • Professional member of the Association of NLP
The first award in coaching offers basic coaching techniques. NLP and mBIT coaching provide advanced tools to support you in letting go of old habits of thought and behaviour that no longer help you, and in creating new strategies to help you move forwards.
What is NLP?

"NLP looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals." - ANLP

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) has been around since 1970's. It derived from studying how therapists in different fields obtain outstanding results and it has been one of the fastest growing developments in applied psychotherapy over the last 35 years. NLP is known as the "user’s manual for your mind," giving us insights into how our patterns of thought and behaviour can affect every aspect of our lives and allowing us to change, adopt or eliminate behaviours as we choose. As a Professional Member of the Association for NLP, I abide by the ANLP Code of Ethics.

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What is mBIT?
mBIT (multiple brain integration techniques) takes NLP to new levels. It is an exciting new personal development field that brings together the latest discoveries of neuroscience, behavioural modelling and ancient wisdom. mBIT is a suite of tools and techniques for communicating with, integrating and harnessing the intuitive wisdom of your multiple brains. Yes, you have multiple brains, or “intelligence centres” (your head, heart and gut). Neuroscience has uncovered that we have neural networks in our heart and gut regions that can learn, remember, change and adapt. Think about it... how many times have you had a decision to make where there was a logically obvious choice but something just didn’t feel right; your gut instinct warned you against it, or your heart just wasn’t in it? mBIT facilitates wise decision making, with an aligned sense of self. Furthermore, the mBIT balanced breathing techniques serve to rebalance the autonomic nervous system (ANS) - an extremely powerful method for managing our emotional state; reducing anxiety and creating a sense of calm.

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