Wholebeing Institute: Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals


February 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am – April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Sonja Craig
# of CCEUs
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Event Start Date: Monday, February 04, 2019 – 9:00 AM (Eastern)

Event End Date: Friday, April 26, 2019 – 5:00 PM (Eastern)

Additional dates and times for this event:

09/02/2019, 9:00 am ET through 11/08/2019, 5:00 pm ET

Event Description:

This course covers the essential evidence-based skills and concepts of positive psychology coaching as well as the CHANGE model for structuring successful coaching engagements. The course includes lectures, case studies, demonstrations, and optional weekly peer-coaching sessions. This program connects a wealth of positive psychology research to the practical skills students can use to help clients, colleagues, and others successfully make positive changes in their lives, work, health, and relationships.

The course includes 10 live webinars, with recordings available for anyone unable to join live. (About half our students generally join the live classes, and the rest watch the recordings.) Class sessions cover the following topics:

❖ Positive Psychology Coaching: The essential principles and techniques of Positive Psychology Coaching, including the CHANGE model
❖ Coaching Session Fundamentals: Structuring sessions, judging when coaching is appropriate, and getting engagements off to a strong start
❖ Essential Techniques of Positive Psychology Coaching: Understanding, experiencing, and practicing the techniques at the heart of effective coaching. These include:
➤ Appreciative Inquiry: Helping clients focus on what works in order to inspire ideas, confidence, and motivation for change
➤ Asking Powerful Questions: Generating questions that help clients achieve greater understanding and make progress toward their goals
➤ Exploring Stories: Listening to clients’ stories, and helping them explore those stories to generate insights, narrative coherence, and goal clarity
➤ Empathic Listening: Practicing the essential art of truly listening to clients, and addressing challenges to both our empathy and our attention
➤ Coaching for Self-Compassion: Helping clients achieve greater well-being and goal progress by treating themselves with self-compassion
➤ Solutions Focus: Shifting clients’ focus from problems to solutions, and helping them develop paths to solutions that work
➤ Action and Accountability: Helping clients create goal maps and action plans, and serving as an effective accountability partner.
❖ Coaching for CHANGE: Putting it all together to structure coaching engagements that help clients effectively identify, pursue, and achieve their goals for positive change.

Number of Core Competency (CC) credits: 39

Number of Resource Development (RD) credits: 5