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Using NLP in Coaching

As an NLP Master Trainer and the trainer of an Association for Coaching accredited Diploma I believe there is a value in clarifying how NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) adds to the field of Wisperia imagecoaching.
Over the next few weeks I will write a series of blogs firstly mapping out how each fits with the other and then secondly focusing in on some specific NLP tools and some ideas on how to use them.

Coaching as a field is on a different logical level to NLP. What I mean by that is that NLP provides a series of tools that can be used within coaching along with other disciplines such as Solution Focused Therapy, TA etc. Coaching does not really have a separate identity or definition although it could be argued there are specialisations.
nlp101logoNLP was originally based on a modelling project focusing on three primary subjects from the therapy field, Virginia Satir, Milton Erickson and Fritz Perls. From this modelling project emerged many of the tools that are used on a daily basis by many coaches including rapport, calibration, re-framing, questioning skills and perceptual positions. None of these were really new however they were collated into a useful framework.
In the next few weeks I will share more detail including how I incorporate some specific aspects of NLP into my coaching Diploma “Psychological Approaches to Coaching” and how my four day NLP Diploma can also provide a useful platform for coaches.

Positive Psychology in Practice – Guest Speaker at Cambridge Association for Coaches

Here is a date for your diary. I will be speaking at an Association for Coaching event on 28th April 2016 on the topic of Positive Psychology. The details are below plus a link to the AC website so you can book a ticket.

Click here for more details and to book

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Have you ever wondered what Positive Psychology offers practically?

Would you like to know how your inner state impacts on your client’s ability to change?

How useful would it be to you to learn how to apply Positive Psychology to your coaching practice?

This workshop provides you with an understanding of Positive Psychology and how to apply it in your everyday practice. There will be a number of easy to use tools introduced plus some links to other disciplines such as NLP and TA.

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SPEAKER BIO:

Melody has a degree in Psychology, an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, diploma in Psychotherapy and is an NLP Master Practitioner and Certified NLP Master Trainer. She is part of the external verification panel for the ANLP accreditation programme. Her Psychological Approaches to Coaching course is accredited by the Association for Coaching.

She regularly speaks at national conferences and has presented her dissertation research, NLP and self-esteem, at an international research conference. Her work was published in an academic journal as a result. She is also the co-author of the popular book, ‘The Model Presenter’.

She has also taught Positive Psychology as visiting lecturer at the University of East London. Melody also served on a working party in the EMCC over ten years ago. The working party was exploring coaching competencies.
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This workshop is eligible for CPD and a Certificate will be emailed to you following the event.

Free taster day AC accredited coach training

Wisperia imageAre you interested in training to become an Accredited Coach?
Or maybe you already work as a coach and want to expand your knowledge..
Either way you are welcome to attend our free one day introduction workshop to find out more about our Association for Coaching Accredited Diploma course:
Psychological Approaches to Coaching led by Melody Cheal MSc Psychology & NLP Master Trainer.
What are the benefits of attending?
 Find out more about the content of our Accredited Diploma and if coaching is for you.
 Gain an understanding of the foundation for coaching
 Discover the difference between coaching, mentoring and other disciplines.
 Pick up some useful tools to apply right away.
 Gain a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) certificate for 6 hours of training.
 Check that Melody’s training style is a fit for you.
 Meet and network with people who share your interest.

When is the free taster day?
The free event is scheduled for Thursday, 21st January 2016. Places are limited and we only have a few places left so do book early.
Where is the free one day introduction course held?
We hold the introduction event and the full course at our own purpose built venue on the edge of the magnificent Ashdown Forest, a national park of outstanding beauty. Ashdown Forest is the original home of Winnie the Pooh!
The venue address is Oakhurst, Marden’s Hill, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1XL
How do I book a place?

Contact Melody direct to book a place or to get further information.
Call 01892 309 205 or email melody@gwizlearning.com

Do you want a little more information before you decide?
Here is a brief overview:
The programme is designed to allow learners time to reflect, consolidate and practice between modules. Each module is three days in length and includes supervised coaching practice with feedback.
For experienced coaches there is the opportunity to dip into the programme and attend individual modules. As this course is accredited by the Association for Coaches the modules can be used as CPD.
The modules are:
 Foundations in Coaching
 Transactional Analysis for Coaches
 There’s more going on than you think!
 Working with a values map

For more details request a course prospectus by emailing melody@gwizlearning.com
Learners will be expected to complete pre-work before each module and once the course has commenced practice coaching to consolidate learning. Modules 2 to 4 will include time for learners to present coaching cases for supervision. All students will need to have cases to present.
For new coaches not yet in practice guidance and support will be given on how to practice ethically and safely during training.
Can I book a place on the Diploma without attending the free workshop?
Yes, you can. If you are unable to attend the free day or already know that this course is for you contact Melody direct on 01892 309 205 or email meldoy@gwizlearning.com
Are you ready to book your free place on the introduction workshop?

Contact Melody direct to book a place or to get further information.
Call 01892 309 205 or email melody@gwizlearning.com

Free One day introduction to AC Accredited Diploma “Psychological Approaches to Coaching”

Accredited by the Association for Coaching
Accredited by the Association for Coaching

Are you interested in training to become an Accredited Coach?

Or maybe you already work as a coach and want to expand your knowledge..

Either way you are welcome to attend our free one day introduction workshop to find out more about our Association for Coaching Accredited Diploma course:

Psychological Approaches to Coaching

led by

Melody Cheal MSc Psychology & NLP Master Trainer

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Find out more about the content of our Accredited Diploma and if coaching is for you.
  • Gain an understanding of the foundation for coaching
  • Discover the difference between coaching, mentoring and other disciplines.
  • Pick up some useful tools to apply right away.
  • Gain a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) certificate for 6 hours of training.
  • Check that Melody’s training style is a fit for you.
  • Meet and network with people who share your interest.

What are the dates?

You have a choice of two dates, either:

Tuesday, 24th November 2015

or

Thursday, 21st January 2016

Where is the free two day introduction course held?

We hold the introduction event and the full course at our own purpose built venue on the edge of the magnificent Ashdown Forest, a national park of outstanding beauty. Ashdown Forest is the original home of Winnie the Pooh!

The venue address is Oakhurst, Marden’s Hill, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1XL

How do I book a place?

Contact Melody direct to book a place or to get further information.

Call 01892 309 205 or email melody@gwizlearning.com

Do you want a little more information before you decide?

Here is a brief overview:

The programme is designed to allow learners time to reflect, consolidate and practice between modules. Each module is three days in length and includes supervised coaching practice with feedback.

For experienced coaches there is the opportunity to dip into the programme and attend individual modules. As this course is accredited by the Association for Coaches the modules can be used as CPD.

The modules are:

  • Foundations in Coaching
  • Transactional Analysis for Coaches
  • There’s more going on than you think!
  • Working with a values map

 

For more details request a course prospectus by emailing melody@gwizlearning.com

Learners will be expected to complete pre-work before each module and once the course has commenced practice coaching to consolidate learning. Modules 2 to 4 will include time for learners to present coaching cases for supervision. All students will need to have cases to present.

For new coaches not yet in practice guidance and support will be given on how to practice ethically and safely during training.

Are you ready to book your free place on the introduction workshop?

Contact Melody direct to book a place or to get further information.

Call 01892 309 205 or email melody@gwizlearning.com