Existential philosophies are concerned with reflecting on life and the human condition, helping us to think critically and creatively about the challenges of our lives and how best to meet them. This agenda-setting text...Show More
Existential philosophies are concerned with reflecting on life and the human condition, helping us to think critically and creatively about the challenges of our lives and how best to meet them. This agenda-setting text illustrates how these ideas can be brought to bear on the practice of coaching.
Existential Perspectives on Coaching shows how philosophical concepts can be used to illuminate clients' concerns, conflicts and life choices, and illustrates different ways of helping clients to take stock, reconsider their options and find a new path. Bringing together contributions from leading figures in the existential coaching field, the chapters are divided into three parts:
• Part I outlines the essential values which underpin the existential approach and provides a clear framework for coaching existentially.
• Part II explores the wide variety of settings in which existentially informed coaching can be used, from leadership and career development to life coaching.
• Part III demonstrates how existential ideas can be used alongside other coaching approaches, such as NLP, CBT and Attachment Theory.
This text provides a robust foundation for existential coaching and is essential reading for all coaches, trainees, and those interested in the existential approach.
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PART I: THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND ETHICAL FRAMEWORK OF EXISTENTIAL COACHING
The Existential Ideology and Framework in Coaching; E.van Deurzen
The Importance of Authenticity in Existential Coaching; M.Mandic
Paradox in Existential Coaching; M.Hanaway
PART II: EXISTENTIAL COACHING IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS
Existential Coaching and Wise Decision Making; T.LeBon & D.Arnaud
Career Planning as a Life-changing Event Using an Existential Viewpoint; D.Pullinger
Coaching Leaders from an Existential Perspective; A.Jopling
Conflict Coaching Using an Existential Approach; M.Hanaway
The Application of Existential Ideas for More Effective Coaching in the Workplace; J.Lewis
PART III: BRINGING AN EXISTENTIAL APPROACH TO OTHER THEORETICAL COACHING MODELS
Let Your Body be Your Coach An Experiential-existential Approach to Embodied Coaching Practice; G.Madison
Existential Coaching First, NLP Second; J.Reed
Existentialism and Attachment Making Meaning With Our Clients; D.Fraser
Existential Coaching Using Psychometrics; D.Pringle
The Role of CBT in Existential Coaching; D.Mirea
Mindfulness Based Existential Coaching; J.Nanda