I ASK ALL CLIENTS TO UNDERTAKE A BEHAVIOURAL PROFILE


You complete a simple and short questionnaire. This generates data which is converted into a graph, that can then be analysed. A written report is produced and this is a starting tool for discussion, dialogue and feedback. A sample of information that it generates is your:


  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Pace
  • People and task orientation
  • Communication style
  • Risk and decision making style
  • How you manage data/information
  • What pleases and irritated you
  • Goal orientation/motivations and fears


When we know what we do, and the predictable patterns of people, what can we do with this information?


  • Become more self-aware
  • Generate personal understanding and happiness
  • Use it for work appraisal.
  • Use it for career development.
  • Understand the otherness of others
  • In an organisation we can match skills and jobs, use 'advanced candidate knowledge' (read between the lines of a CV), team build, manage conflict quickly and efficiently.


Information on DISC here

Behaviour Profiling in the Workplace

MY TOOLKIT

NLP is a great tool to assist with self-awareness (understanding yourself), communication, decision making and finding the most resourceful version of yourself  for any situation (managing your ‘state’).


I use NLP within the coaching process as it helps a client to make lasting changes and nurtures a deep self-awareness of themselves and others.


N – neuro is our mental filtering system used to process data absorbed through the 5 senses to create our map of the world.
L – linguistic – we assign personal meaning through language to create our map of the world
P – programming – our behaviour/patterns of response as a result of this mental filtering and assigning meaning.

A useful metaphor for NLP is to imagine the human brain as an elephant and a rider. A lot of the time, the elephant and the rider are happy to travel in the same direction. Sometimes however, the elephant and rider want to go in different directions. The elephant tends to win.


This analogy is like our conscious and unconscious. Our unconscious is the elephant. It is the part of us that decides to have the chocolate bar when we are trying to eat well, or the part of us that keeps us on the sofa when we know it would be better to get up and exercise! 


The 'unconscious' manages and controls over 90% of us - from our biology and chemistry to what we believe and the habits we repeat.


The 'unconscious' is a great place to start if you are looking to make changes in your life.


More information here. 

And here.

SPEED SPELLING


This is a useful methodology, particularly for improving spelling. It also has useful spin-offs into improving memory, remembering, attention/concentration/focus, building confidence and self-esteem.


I work with children and adults. I work with parents (separately/or alongside) their children, so that they can take the skills home and use them and teach them to others!


Speed Spelling in schools not only improves 'spelling' but can be integrated into a 'peer mentoring programme' where the older year groups teach and coach younger students.


Speed Spelling is particularly helpful for Dyslexic students because it:


  • Accounts for unique visual disturbances (mirror writing/B’s and d’s/switching etc)
  • Does NOT rely on phonetics (spelling through sound can be challenging).
  • Increases automaticity.
  • Increases working memory and teaches memory techniques.
  • Is unconventional (and therefore more appealing)
  • Is multi sensory. Spell with eyes, ears, brain.
  • Encourages attention to detail.
  • Encourages self-awareness.
  • Increases ability to follow a structure/a system of learning/be more organised/self regulation
  • Technique can be used across different subjects.
  • Learning and success does not become an identity issue (success downplayed and feedback is behavioural specific/descriptive).
  • They get quality time with a coach (peer coaching).


The roots of Speed Spelling come from NLP and Clean Language.


Clean Language questioning places the emphasis on the individual learner, with the learner finding their own strategy and solutions (‘considers how they learn’), and without the teacher imposing their own content.


The methodology respects individual differences and facilitates from the learner’s perceptual framework. It is information-centered and child-centered allowing children to work at their own ‘learning-edge’.

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BEHAVIOURAL PROFILING

Coaching is about raising your awareness so that you know you have the necessary skills required to help yourself. No advice is given as these goals belong to YOU. This approach generates both responsibility for change and ownership over the means to change. I believe that you have the potential to find workable solutions to your own challenges.

COMMON THEMES​ IN NLP


  • clarity about values
  • difficult relationships
  • lack of direction
  • establishing goals
  • motivation
  • lack of social skills
  • fears/phobias/trauma
  • decision making
  • creativity
  • problem solving
  • life planning
  • limiting beliefs
  • habits or compulsions
  • self sabotage
  • stage fright
  • lack of confidence
  • unwanted reactions to events
  • unwanted habits
  • identifying a problem
  • managing regret
  • time management
  • negative states
  • managing nerves
  • public speaking
  • driving tests
  • stuck situations
  • failure
  • difficulty relaxing
  • conflicting demands
  • procrastination
  • chronic injury and pain
  • negotiating and mediating
  • enjoying experiences
  • being more creative​

Every client is unique. Some like to talk, some like to move around, some want quick results, some are more spiritual and some are more task orientated.


Having a wide array of tools, 'hacks', techniques and take-away practices, I can help a client in the way that suits them.

TFT (Thought Field Therapy) works with the mind and body. It is a therapy which is non-invasive and can have fast and far-reaching results.


Through 'tapping' the ends of the energy channels (or 'meridians') we send calming messages to the amygdala (fight & flight center) and we re-programme the memory.


This process helps to collapse distressing memories through a precise and coded sequencing of meridian tapping.


Interesting article here.

Michael Ball uses 'Tapping' for performance anxiety.

Could this be the end of Talk Therapies as we know them?

​The Latest research.

​BBC article - EFT being used for anxiety on the NHS

NLP - NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING

THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY

CLEAN LANGUAGE 


Clean Language is an questioning technique based around a handful of really simple questions. In answering these questions, the client or group builds up a clearer model of what they are expressing. It requires the Coach to pay hiqh quality attention, repeat back the client's words to them (without any of their own inferences)  and use the questioning technique.


Quite often the back-and-forth of question and answer delves into our symbolic and metaphorical world - our 'inner landscape' of where we make sense of 'stuff'.....structure of our thinking, patterns and truths that run our lives. Metaphors also make comparisons and can help us to understand the private world of others.


Clean Language is used in education, the health services, business, psychotherapy and coaching. It can bring people together, clarify common purpose, help people to collaborate, help individuals to generate new and useful ideas.


Clean Language and Metaphor Models - Caitlin Walker

Clean Language is like What? - Caitlin Walker

LAUGHTER YOGA


HO-HO....HA-HA-HA!! –

A WELL-BEING WORKOUT!.....for school and adult groups.

“what soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul”

BENEFITS?


  • Lowers stress levels.
  • Boosts immune system and that protects you from disease.
  • Gives you and abdominal and cardio workout.
  • Improves the quality of your sleep.
  • Increases oxygen to brain – you become more alert, motivates, creative, ready to learn.
  • Connects you with people.
  • Changes your attitude when facing life’s ups and downs...and its free!


“a day without laughter is wasted”(Charlie Chaplain)


Happier in 5 Minutes, Ida Abdalkhani, Ted x (9 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HJG63EXCmw

An example of Laughter Yoga with School Children – Dr Madan Kataria (2 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pa-zw6Bo70

It looks crazy...I know!!!....Very good Very good YEY!!!

LIFE COACHING