Provocative Coaching: fun, challenging and confronting…

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…and FULFILL YOUR DREAMS!!

This year I started with the course Provocative coaching at the Institute for Eclectic Psychology in Nijmegen, Holland. The two days with a lot of practice were amazing. After having coached 5 years using the Rogerian approach to counselling, the LifeCoaching handbook tactics of Curly Martin, techniques from Neuro Linguistic Programming from the Practictioners and the Masters course, guided meditation and the Journey of Brandon Bays, I wanted to start working more creative, challenging and in a humoristic way. These three elements you find in Provocative coaching.

‘Provocative Coaching’ is designed to challenge and provoke you to overcome your problems and begin to move in a new direction. The style is conversational and action oriented with a focus on ‘how’ you do what you do instead of the analytical ‘why’ that so many therapies get stuck in.

The approach is about doing something different and looking at things from a new and fresh perspective. Unlike client centred therapy it is not a fluffy, nice and cuddly but getting nowhere this century approach. Neither is it about free associating on a couch while a psychoanalyst tries to make sense of it in silence once a week for the next ten years! ‘Provocative Coaching’ is about facing your problems head on and dealing with them and then creating a compelling and exciting future!

This approach is ideal for those who prefer to work at a conscious level as there is no hypnosis involved. The start point is defining a well formed direction in terms of where you are heading, assessing where you currently are, pinpointing the obstacles to overcome in order to get there and then setting out a specific plan to get there. The approach is supportive but challenging and is designed to provoke you to take action and do what you decide you want to do!

It is incredible and if you would like to get a taste of this style of coaching you can make an appointment with me on the following site: Orchid of Life -Lifecoaching. Before I started the course this year I already used the technique during coachingsessions inspired by the books of Jaap Hollander & Jeffrey Wijnberg. They are the trainers of the  course I am taking. The immediate positive effect of this coaching technique is flabbergasting. Do you take up the challenge?

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