We have provided personal development coaching workshops for a variety of clients, including Jaguar & Land Rover. A typical workshop consists of four different sessions:
Session 1 – Identity and Reality
Recent studies have shown that it is possible to develop and use our brains more that we have ever done before. This can even result in physical growth of the brain!
However, if we accept beliefs about ourselves that are negative or limiting, then it affects what we see and hear and limits our growth and development. Like wearing blinkers, we focus on our limitations and cannot see the options and opportunities that exist. We become accepting of a limiting reality.
Session 2 – Conscious and Subconscious thought Processes
If we want to grow and change, then we need to examine our beliefs and change them if they are holding us back. Our beliefs may be either true or partially true or completely false.
The aim is to make work life easier not by simplifying the tasks but making our internal self image in line with the values and beliefs of our organisation. This makes ‘trying hard’ when you feel terrible unnecessary because this is how you become as a person, these are qualities which help us in everyday life and make work more joyful and pleasurable.
Session 3 – Comfort Zones
This is where we have a strong tendency to stay with the predictable and familiar, whether it is good for us or not. It often seems that people prefer Comfort, however awful, to moving to the unknown. We can see this where we or others stay in jobs they hate, in relationships which are destructive, and so on, because when we think about straying from the familiar, it cause tension and anxiety within us that causes us to get back to the “safety” of the familiar.
Session 4 – Set new goals and see how easy it is to
realise your goals
We think in 3 dimensions
Words, which trigger Pictures, that bring with them Emotion
So our language is very important in terms of how we describe possibilities and options, because if we put fear, dread, belittling or incompetence into our anticipation of these events, we can scare ourselves off and stay stuck in the predictable and familiar.