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Wake up to Wellness – Coaching at Work Article

Published in Coaching at Work

“The coaching profession has a blind spot: our relationship to and integration with human health.

Wellness is not a new topic. …”

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Mindfulness should not be a sticking plaster on the real problem: Our workplaces and schools have become unbearably stressful

It is pretty astonishing really. Here we are in 2015 and meditation is the corporate and now educational cure all of workforce pacification. Now it seems we are going to roll it out to school children. I don’t think we are asking the right questions about the actual need for all this whipped up popularised non spiritual spiritual practice. We need to to ask ourselves why our workforces and children are suffering from all these anxieties and stresses that mindfulness is supposed to fix?

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Why motivational speakers are useful and important

It’s 3.45 a.m. I am waiting at the airport for an early flight. I am short of sleep. It’s foggy and cold, and the cafe is not yet open. The gremlins are chatty, and that old familiar life travelling companion who likes to talk about all the world’s problems has got far too much of my attention. My motivation is at a bit of a low. I think I will connect with one of my current favourite motivational speakers.

Have you noticed that motivational speakers, also called inspirational speakers, get rather a bad time from the media?

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What Unschooling has taught me about Coaching

This talk by a 12 year old is, well, simply, inspiring. My main take away is how much I can learn from children…

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RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING – PRINCIPLE NO 1

The practice of Recovery & Wellness Coaching rests on 4 principles.

Principe Number 1 is “Recovery and Wellness always comes from the person” Recovery and Wellness Coaches work with their clients to support then in changing themselves and their lives in pursuit of the person they are coaching’s idea and vision of  their lives lived in recovery and wellness.

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RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING – PRINCIPLE NO 3

Recovery to Wellness develops through relationship with self, others, systems and Communities

The idea of relationship is woven through our existence. We describe ourselves as ‘in’ relationship with pretty, much everything. And we are. This idea of relatedness is foundational to the idea of recovery.

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WHY YOU CAN’T JUST RELABEL THE TIN

To become a professional Coach requires considerable commitment. It requires study, learning, practice, reflection and a considerable amount of change of yourself.  In fact to become any kind of Coach, Executive, Business, Organisational, Life Coach asks much of the person who wishes to become skillful and proficient.
Not everyone agrees with this idea.

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RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING – PRINCIPLE NO 2

Principle 2 states – The Recovery and Wellness process increases an individual’s self-knowledge and ability to make choices.

How do we work? What makes us tick? Why do we do the things we do? Make the choices we make? 

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