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Integrative Coaching - course details

Posted in Focussed Mindfulness Training on 20/07/2018

Integrative Coaching - course details

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Absolute Specialists’ Integrative Coaching© is a unique and elegant approach. It frees your client’s mind so they can see with increasing clarity where they need to go and how to get there. It also provides them with tools that they can take away and use for themselves after the sessions so they can continue to make good choices along their journey.

 

AS Integrative Coaches© practice Focussed Mindfulness which is direct, powerful and deep. They have experienced first-hand the power of the practice for uncovering and dealing with the root cause of their own fears, confusion and self-imposed limitations and they are committed to continuing to clear their issues as they surface. They are compassionate, insightful and work with integrity, they deeply listen to their clients before teaching them Focussed Mindfulness tools that help to calm them, clear their minds and empower them to work towards their goals with a flexible but focussed action plan.

 

This is a two-year course (or one year intensive course) of up to 20 workshops, 20 one-to-one supervision sessions, 5 group practice sessions and 5 teaching clinics.

 

In the first year you learn and gain confidence in using the Focussed Mindfulness tools while working on your own issues. You can then work towards qualification as a Focussed Mindfulness practitioner. If you wish to train as an integrative coach you can do this concurrently or in a second year. The workshops are around a specific theme, you will be encouraged to consider the challenges and approach needed for different client groups and you will learn additional skills to develop your practice in these areas. Students can pick and mix sessions from the second-year course – please talk to me about your individual learning requirements.

 

You may choose to undertake both years together as an intensive course. Again, please discuss with me your individual learning needs.

 

Weekend One 12/13.1.19

Saturday – foundation year: active listening, the empty chair technique, conscious writing

Sunday- applied year: coaching model 1.

 

Weekend 2 9/10.2.19

Saturday: Questioning thoughts

Sunday: coaching model 2.

 

Weekend three 9/10.3.19

Saturday: Wounded child

Sunday: stress, depression and anxiety, working in companies and the third sector

 

Weekend four 11/12.5.19

Saturday: Pain Release process

Sunday working with mental and physical health issues, blocks to recovery

 

Weekend Five 8/9.6.19

Saturday: The Enneagram, revising questioning thoughts

Sunday: couples and relationships

 

Weekend six 13/14.7.19

Saturday: The enneagram, revising the pain release process

Sunday: Trauma and abuse

 

Weekend Seven 7/8.9.19

Saturday: The heart to heart

Sunday: ageing, end of life, palliative care

 

Weekend Eight 12/13.10.19

Saturday: parts exercise

Sunday: Alcohol and addictions

 

Weekend Nine 16/17.11.19

Saturday: Children’s meditation, working with young people

Sunday: Trauma, PTSD

 

Weekend ten 7/8.12.19

Saturday: Ethics, supervision, building an abundant life and a fulfilling practice

Sunday: Person-centred supervision

 

The FOUNDATION COURSE offers:

 

  • A deep, experiential understanding of focussed mindfulness
  • One to one and group support
  • A life transforming year where you can let go of preconceptions and conditioning, become clear about your own deepest values and what you have to offer and find your path towards realising a fulfilling and congruent life.
  • Experience of the techniques which will give you the confidence to use them with your own clients if this is your wish. Accreditation will be subject to you reflecting on and demonstrating your competence to practice.

 

The programme consists of the following:

  • 10 one day workshops
  • 10 one to one supervision sessions
  • 5 teaching clinics
  • Email support
  • An Absolute manual with scripts of the techniques
  • A route to accreditation as an Absolute specialist

 

The workshops   5-6 hour sessions introducing:

 

Active Listening, The Empty Chair and Conscious Writing

This workshop is an opportunity to practice actively listening to a partner and in turn to be deeply heard. it demonstrates the extraordinary healing power of simply being met.

You will practice the Empty Chair technique which is a neat way of drawing out your own inner wisdom around the issue you have been exploring.

You will also be introduced to the practice of conscious writing (as opposed to journaling) in this session. This is a powerful way to access your deeper, usually unconscious thoughts, feelings and automatic responses. It is a practice you are encouraged to use regularly throughout the year.

 

Questioning thoughts

Often we are stuck because we have fixed judgements, fears and beliefs that we accept without question. This wonderfully simple technique allows you uncover some of these, see how unhelpful they are and how much freer you would be if you dropped them.

You will have an opportunity to experience and gain confidence in using the technique in the session and be encouraged to study this approach in greater depth afterwards, exploring how, used regularly, it could transform your life.

 

The Wounded Child

The Wounded Child workshop explores the root cause of our emotional triggers. When we are triggered it is often because we are unconsciously acting out some pain we experienced in the past, usually as a young child, and we have become separated from our hearts and our deeper wisdom. This process allows us to begin to heal the original wound so we are less easily triggered, can remain more mindful in challenging moments and live with more lightness and love.

In this workshop you will see a live demonstration of the technique and then get to give and receive a process. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to explore how you can use it in your practice to give yourself added support after the session.

 

The Pain Release Process

The Pain Release process is a simple mindfulness meditation where you turn your awareness inward and meet your physical and emotional pain. When we fully open to these feelings they transform and we find ourselves in a state of acceptance, peace and oneness. This is the keystone to the practice of Focussed Mindfulness. It can bring profound and immediate relief for those suffering chronic physical pain such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and wounds as well as emotional pain such as acute anxiety, grief, anger and depression.

Once learned it can be used whenever you need it. Feedback is very positive with most people enjoying better sleep, less pain and a more positive mood and less reliance on pain killers, sleeping pills and other medication.

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Have an experiential understanding of the technique
  • Be aware of the depth and potential of the process
  • Be clear about the benefits of using the technique in your own practice

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 Know Your Own Mind

Do you know your deepest fear? What unconsciously drives you? What has this cost you?

Find your ego's nemesis and explore it, challenge it and let it go.

In these two workshops we will explore the enneagram and identify the three basic fears of the ego. You may begin to see the many subtle ways that these fears have affected your life's path and how they have separated you from love, truth and happiness.

Working in triads we will use the questioning thoughts process, the pain release process and further exercises to dispel some of our deepest fears.

Practicing under supervision. Beginning to work with clients.

 

The Heart to Heart

The heart to heart is a guided meditation. It has profound healing potential.

The heart to heart gives you an opportunity to say what you really needed to say in a painful situation but couldn't at the time. It is a wonderfully healing process for someone who is grieving, feels disempowered or abused. It allows you to express yourself and let go of harboured feelings. Once the pain is released your heart will open and you will feel freer and able to gain a more objective and loving understanding of events. As with all the other processes in the foundation course it is gently but profoundly healing and offers an opportunity to resolve and move on from painful events.

 

Parts Exercise

We have different facets to ourselves. These can be matched to archetypes – you will be encouraged to read Carl Jung and Caroline Myss to explore these ideas more deeply if you wish. When an archetype is unconsciously in play it can have a damaging effect on your life, relationships and happiness.  In this practical workshop you will explore your archetypes and learn to step back so you can mindfully move from one to another and respond consciously to whatever is happening on your life.

 

Children’s Healing Meditation

This guided visualisation that will help you to connect with your body and acknowledge any emotional or physical pain that is present. You will be guided to the root cause of this pain and then begin the process of healing and reconciling it.

You will benefit if you have an illness or are in physical pain, if there is a trauma in your past that you feel is unresolved or if you are a practitioner interested in learning more about this powerful healing tool.

Once experienced, we will discuss how this meditation can be adapted for use with children.

 

Ethics, regulation, accreditation, insurance and the future: manifesting an abundant and fulfilling life

We will critically read through Absolute specialists’ code of ethics and explore safeguarding, the law, regulation, insurance and the necessity of person-centred supervision in an evolving practice that is based on integrity, acceptance and kindness.  You will explore what form of supervision will support you best as you move in to developing your own client base.

Over the year you will have cleared away a lot of ‘baggage’ in the form of pain, fear, saboteurs, inhibitions and inner conflicts. The intellectual mind often needs some convincing that things have really healed and that the change can be permanent. We will use a guided meditation to physically experience how different the future will be now deep healing has occurred, we have cleared the dis-ease and we are in touch with our hearts.

This will be a joyous and affirming workshop which will support us all as we move closer towards living a life that is truly congruent with our deepest values.

 

One to one supervision

10 sessions over the year with an Absolute Supervisor where you can explore and be supported with your own personal issues and any challenges that the course brings.

 

Teaching clinics

Observe an experienced practitioner working with real world clients and then join a discussion with other focussed mindfulness trainees and experienced practitioners on the approach taken in the session and an exploration of other interventions that might be employed.

 

Email support

Clare and other Absolute specialists will be available to respond promptly to your reflections and offer support throughout the year.

 

Manual

As the year unfolds you will receive sections of a manual so by the end of the year you have a written reference for all the processes.

 

Accreditation

Once you have completed the foundation year you may be invited to work towards accreditation as a Focussed Mindfulness practitioner. This will involve reflecting on your confidence in using the techniques with clients in an appropriate and creative way, examples of how you have applied the techniques in practice and a critical appraisal of the results achieved and how you might have improved on the process. The reflection will also consider your own spiritual journey thus far and your CPD needs and plans for the following year.

Absolute Specialists accredited practitioners must hold appropriate public liability insurance and agree to abide by the Absolute Specialists code of ethics and conduct.

The Director of Absolute Specialists reserves the right to withhold accreditation until you have undertaken further personal development work to address any areas where this is deemed necessary. You have the right to appeal.

Once granted accreditation you will be offered an annual review with an Absolute Supervisor where you can reflect on your CPD in the previous year and on your needs for the following year. You will also be eligible for further training such as to become an Integrative coach, relationship coach, Absolute Supervisor or trainer.

Where all these conditions are met and your subscription has been paid you can appear on the Absolute-Specialists directory.

 

Costs

The fee for the foundation year as described above is £2000, concessions are available, please get in touch to discuss your individual circumstance.

 

 

The Integrative Coaching Course is open to those who have completed or are undertaking the foundation course. It offers:

 

  • Introduction to four coaching models
  • Additional coaching tools
  • The grounding for working with 8 different client groups
  • Group and individual support
  • Continuing personal development.
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The workshops   5-6 hour sessions:

 

Exploring different coaching models I

This will be an experiential workshop which will be supportive of your own life journey.

 

Exploring different coaching models II

This workshop will be run by an experienced and highly respected life and business coach. She will teach two further coaching models.

 

Stress, depression and anxiety, working in companies and the third sector.

  • How do you work with people suffering from stress, depression, anxiety and breakdown? - Exploring the particular challenges in working with emotional health- case studies, strategies and discussion.
  • Running workshops for employees and management

 

Couples and relationships

  • Working with couples
  • Communication skills –  listening, transactional analysis, non-violent communication
  • Love languages
  • Contracting

 

Mental and physical health issues, blocks to recovery

  • Case studies
  • The challenges of this group and possible approaches
  • Working alongside other health professionals
  • Red flags

 

Trauma, PTSD and abuse

  • Healing trauma – guided meditation. Experience this meditation then practice it in triads
  • Case studies, challenges and solutions

 

Ageing, facing increasing frailty, end of life, choices in dying.

Ageing, frailty and end of life pose challenges to all of us. To be with clients dealing with this requires us to be aware of our own mortality, grief and losses. This will be an experiential day run by Hazel-one of our supervisors, who has a special interest in working in this area. We will explore our beliefs and fears that impact on us working effectively with people at different stages of grief and dying. We will then look at how to work with compassion alongside someone to enable them to talk about death and to express their needs and wishes, working with them to empower clients to make choices about their death, considering practical matters such as living wills/advance decisions and assisted dying.

 

Alcohol and addictions

  • The healing path - talk by a recovering addict, 12 steps mentor and journey practitioner
  • Case studies, challenges and additional processes.

 

Working with children and young people

  • Safety and the law
  • Challenges and approaches – case studies
  • Additional processes
  • Outcome measure

 

Suicide and self-harm

  • Red flags, ethics
  • Case studies
  • Survival tool-kits

 

Person-centred supervision

  • The role
  • Additional tools
  • Case studies , challenges, approaches
  • Ethics and the law

 

 

 

One to one supervision

10 sessions over the year with an Absolute Supervisor where you can explore and be supported with your own personal issues and any challenges that the course, life and your own client work brings.

 

Teaching clinics

Observe an experienced practitioner working with real world clients and then join a discussion with other Integrative coach trainees and experienced practitioners on the approach taken in the session and an exploration of other interventions that might be employed.

 

Peer supervision sessions

5 group sessions mentored by an Absolute Specialists practitioner

 

Email support

Clare and other Absolute specialists will be available to respond promptly to your reflections and offer support throughout the year.

 

Manual

As the year unfolds you will receive sections of a manual so by the end of the year you have a written reference for all the processes and guidelines.

 

Accreditation

Once you have completed the Integrative coach course you may be invited to work towards accreditation as an ASIC. This will involve reflecting on your confidence in using the techniques with clients in an appropriate and creative way, examples of how you have applied the techniques in practice and a critical appraisal of the results achieved and how you might have improved on the process. The reflection will also consider your own spiritual journey thus far and your CPD needs and plans for the following year.

 

Absolute Specialists accredited practitioners must hold appropriate public liability insurance and agree to abide by the Absolute Specialists code of ethics and conduct.

 

The Director of Absolute Specialists reserves the right to withhold accreditation until you have undertaken further personal development work to address any areas where this is deemed necessary. You have the right to appeal.

 

Once granted accreditation you will be offered an annual review with an Absolute Supervisor where you can reflect on your CPD in the previous year and on your needs for the following year.

 

Where all these conditions are met and your subscription has been paid you can appear on the Absolute-Specialists directory.

 

Costs

The fee for the IC year as described above is £1500, if you take the two years together it is £3000 for the full course. Individual workshops can be attended if you do not wish to take the full course, please contact me to discuss. Concessions are available, please get in touch to discuss your individual circumstance.

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