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Life Coaching

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ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

Rs 29,776
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Original amount in GBP:
£ 340

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Typology Vocational qualification
Methodology Distance learning
Start Different dates available
  • Vocational qualification
  • Distance learning
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    Different dates available

Learn how to encourage others to achieve maximal well-being. This course will enable people in health, fitness, counselling, social work, etc to help others set and achieve life goals. Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person's success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.

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Reviews on this course

Daniel T.
What I would highlight: Theresa Kahn was the facilitator, and I feel her glow and energy was communicated in all her correspondence and duty to the course.
What could be improved: Everything was positive.
Course taken: August 2016
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

What you'll learn on the course

Human Nutrition
Mental Health
Life Coaching
Social Work
Stress Management
Body Language
Coaching Skills
Listening Skills
Communication Skills
Health and Fitness
Communication Training
Confidence Training
Skills and Training

Course programme

This Course is Taught By:
Iona Lister

Her Background: Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.

She has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. As a freelance writer, she contributes articles for magazines, has written four published books, and has written course material on coaching and counselling related fields.

Lesson Structure: Life Coaching BPS305

There are 10 lessons:

nature of life coaching
cognitive behaviour therapy
different approaches
the scope of life coaching.
Individual Perception
psychology of self-perception
perceptual barriers
motivating clients to challenge their perceptions.
A Well Balanced Life
the inter-relationship between psychology and physiology
the psychology of balance.
Coaching Processes
key coaching processes
assessment of the client's situation
dealing with emotions
setting goals
replacing negative habits with positive ones
leadership qualities in a life coach
imagination and enthusiasm
clarifying goals
recognition of limitations.
Coaching Skills
understanding the communication process
body language
communication barriers
listening skills
assessing learning styles.
Coaching and physical well-being
human nutrition
important factors in nutrition
physical well-being.
Coaching and psychological well-being
the psychology of self-esteem
stress management programme
identifying stressors.
Coaching Success
high achievement
coaching success
career guidance
managing your money
beginning a business.
Goal Setting
aims and goals
types of goals
future goals
steps for sucessful goal achievement
effort and attribution.
Review and Adjustment
indications that a programme needs to be reassessed
client's lack of confidence
personality clash
health and safety issues.

Learning Goals: Life Coaching BPS305

Define life coaching and differentiate it from other professions such as psychotherapist, counsellor, personal trainer and so on.
Understand that people perceive the world in different ways, and identify ways to help clients change counter-productive perceptions without excessive discomfdiscomfort.
Define a well-rounded individual and well-rounded life.
Define different coaching skills including listening, analysing, planning and focusing.
Identify ways in which life coaching can contribute to physical well-being.
Identify ways in which life coaching can contribute to psychological well-being.
Identify the areas in which successful life coaching can benefit a client.
Understand the importance enabling clients to develop aims, plans and goals.
Recognise the importance of reviewing and adjusting the life-coaching processes.


Interview a life-coach (or someone who offers life-coaching service as part of their professional counselling repertoire) for information on the nature of life-coaching.
Identify principles that differentiate life coaching from other helping professions.
Consider pros and cons of different approaches to life coaching.
Do case studies to reflect on and/or observe the effects of different life-coaching
approaches on improving a person's quality of life.
Design and administer a questionnaire to research some effects of negative aspects of self-perception.
Discuss the importance of balancing a client's limitations and encouraging to step outside their comfort zones
Identify means of monitoring an individual's self-perceptions.
Examine the relationship and interaction between a person's mental/psychological and physical health and wellbeing.
Consider how to deal with clients with special needs such as disabilities.
Identify the processes involved in life coaching and describe what each can contribute to a client's personal growth and development.
Discuss ways individuals might resist life changes and ways to facilitate change.
Discuss the pros and cons of assertiveness training.
Identify reasons that individuals are unable to make decisions.
Identify different life coaching skills and when they are required.
Explain the importance of listening to the client and how to do it.
Consider factors that might make a life coach's personal skill repertoire ineffectual.
Discuss the role and risks of physical life coaching in the life-coaching process.
Research factors that must be considered when setting out a life coaching plan to promote physical health, and psychological health.
Identify crucial information to be included in the development of a client's plan.
Discuss ways to nurture a client's goal setting, planning and self-monitoring skills .
Research how much life-coaches use/do not use individualised client plans.
How can the life-coach monitor the effectiveness of his/her program for a client?
Create and evaluate an action plan for a real person/client, including monitoring.

This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals).

Additional information

Psychology, Research, Counselling