This article tells you a little bit more about the coaching techniques and the life-changing technology that we use. You can think of our courses in many different ways; as an essential resource for life, as a guide, or as your own personal coach, but no matter, there’s one common thread in that the courses have all been written to help you whoever you are and whatever your problem is. They have been designed to take you on a journey one of discovery; about yourself, about how you see the world, and about what you can do to get the life you want.
The courses we are due to release will guide you through some of the problems I have confronted with patients over the years. Using the examples gained from years and years of consultations I’m going to help you to fill in a few of the gaps in your knowledge, alert you to the common cognitive biases (or ways of poor thinking) that are holding you back, whilst also introducing you to some commonly used therapy and coaching techniques that I’ve seen work on people with similar problems.
The basic methodology we use in our courses is coaching because using coaching techniques is a great way to structure the process of how to help get you going on your journey, and if you didn’t already know;
coaching in it’s simplest form is helping you to get from where you are now to where you want to get to.
Traditionally at the highest levels in both sport and business, it’s now accepted that coaching helps you to play to your strengths, perform to the best of your abilities, and to be the best you can be. Using a more formal definition coaching can be used as a tool to help you, your team and the organisation you work for to succeed by unlocking the capabilities within. I’m a GP, I’m a medical doctor, but I’m also a Master Coach and I’ve spent at least 40 thousand hours using coaching techniques to augment the benefit of the many many medical consultations I have every day.
Some of the coaching techniques I use are also used by fellow coaches who work with top CEOs and our top athletes around the world, and if you decide to take one of our course I will be asking you some very difficult questions to get you to unlock your own potential. What coaching does is that it gets you to start thinking a bit differently and it helps you to get clarity on not just your goals but also the things you need to do in your life to get there too.
If any of these questions I ask you really resonate with you, well you also have my permission to stop reading go away take a few minutes, a few days, or as long as you need until you come up with the answers you need. Coaching gets people to ask questions of themselves because sometimes the answers you need really need to come from you.
Our courses help you to see real solutions and give clarity to some of the problems you are facing in life, we also mix the coaching with a little bit of gentle therapy too so that you can also leave behind a few of the things you really don’t need as you move forward in your journey.
Maybe the first thing you need to do to get over a problem in your life is to be aware that the problem exists, this course will open your eyes to types of thinking that may be causing you to fail or fall short when others seem to be succeeding.
The way a person thinks can hold them back, so I can help you to repair some of your thinking, this is a process I’m an expert in, and this is why this book is different. Technically I‘m going to this with something called Cognitive Debiasing (let’s call this CDB for short).
If you’ve ever had that penny drop moment when everything just seems clear for the first time and you know exactly what to do well that’s probably a bit of cognitive debiasing happening in your head at that moment.
Most of the sections in the courses concentrate on a way that a person with a common problem could improve their thinking to find a solution, and the content is ordered in a way that’ll take you on a journey of discovery.
My hope is that throughout this course you’ll have some real moments of clarity.
I don’t know individually what you need to work on, I just know what most people need to work on.
So if something seems obvious fair enough, but I’ll guarantee that give the courses a bit of time, apply yourself to some of the exercises, and you’re gonna see a few things quite differently than you do now and these things are going to have a major effect on how you approach your life in many different ways.
Being successful is not all about what’s wrong it’s also about playing to your strengths and also doing what’s right, a lot of the examples and chapters in this book also give examples of patterns of thinking I call success heuristics that are good mental short cuts and the good thinking habits that I’ve seen people use to succeed. Some of the content, therefore, focuses on these good ways of thinking too that can help you to perform better than before and better than the rest.
I’m going to admit I’ve also pinched some of the best techniques used by therapists and psychologists all over the world, but I’ve only pinched the ones that work. There’s a really big overlap between therapy, counselling, and coaching, the Cognitive Debiasing and Success Heuristic technology we use can also be mapped across to some of the original elements of CBT, and the newer elements of NLP.
Essentially I’m a generalist by nature I’m not bothered with which line of therapy or psychology a technique has come from, nor am I restricted to one particular type of therapy either. I just want to use something that works to help you fix that problem you need to fix.
From the start I’m not going to pull any punches in fact, I’m going to give it to you straight, I’m going to train you how to be more effective in your thinking, and by using the techniques, exercises and examples in the book you can really start to make a move towards the life you really want.
There are some people need a degree of therapy to ‘solving their problems by psychological means’, others may need a bit of coaching to help them figure out how to get to where they want to get to, whilst most of us need a bit of both.
Too often a therapist tries to counsel a person when coaching is needed dragging them back into their past when all they want is to move forward. Or a coach tries to coach a person forward when all they really need some therapy to let go of their past that’s holding them back.
I have also written this book using my skills as an educator, as a resource for people who want to understand the world around them, especially if they want to understand how and why people make poor decisions or just get mentally stuck in their problems.
A friend has already told me that all our courses really do is to get you to step back, learn from some of the examples, and apply a bit more common sense in your life.
Actually we will go into the subject of common sense a little bit later in the course, but let me just say this for now that a lot of common sense is just about doing the obvious, the problem is for people who get influenced by cognitive biases and stuck in their poor ways of thinking they don’t see or do the obvious and common sense just doesn’t apply.
So start your journey today, learn how you can start to think better, make some better choices in your life, learn about the world around you, learn what’s holding you back and learn how to move forward to a better you.