Positive Psychology Coaching for Enhancing Resilience

Learn how to improve the wellbeing and resilience of yourself and those around you.

Instructor: Alison Taylor
Dates: Thursday, June 17, 2021 – July 8, 2021 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
ICF credits: 9.5 Core Competencies / 2.5 Resource Development

Course Fee: $575 USD


Course Overview

This course introduces students to positive psychology coaching theories, tools and techniques that they can use to facilitate helping their clients enhance their resilience. Students will develop and reflect on various skills including client assessment, resilient conversations and interventions.

This course will also provide students with the opportunity to be reflective and reflexive. In-class activities will challenge and inspire students to review their own resilience so that they can work collaboratively with their clients.

This course is especially applicable for positive psychology coaches, life coaches, business coaches as well as coaches and practitioners who subscribe to a particular coaching approach e.g. CBC, Solution-Focused, ACT, etc.

Course Learning Objectives

Students in this course will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate different coaching approaches to resilience.
  • Identify the level of resilience presented by their clients.
  • Use positive psychology interventions targeted at increasing clients levels of resilience; and
  • Practice and reflect on their own skills at coaching resilience in their clients.
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Course Details

This course is delivered online via four three-hour live, interactive sessions on Zoom. In total, there are 12 live training hours across four weeks, plus an assessment.

Week 1: Introduction to resilience coaching

  • What is resilience? What are the different models of resilience when recovering from adversity? What does loss of resilience look like according to different models of coaching?
  • Coaching activity on uncovering the client’s model of resilience
  • Utilizing the resilience questionnaire in a coaching context

Week 2: Using coaching to building resilience skills

  • Building resilience skills. Trait theory, Protective Factor theory, and learning through experience
  • Changing the narrative and the role of the coach
  • Coaching activity on creating a new narrative

Week 3: Thriving – moving beyond coping skills into flourishing

  • Using positive psychology coaching to thrive.
  • Utilizing various models on experiences of flow (e.g., REFLECT model, Broaden and Build, strengths, etc.)

Week 4: Future proofing your resilience

  • Developing flexibility and openness to change.
  • Strategies for utilizing areas of stability and stretching beyond one’s expected boundaries.
  • Building protection through taking a strengths based action.

Why select IPPC

Meet Your Instructor

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Alison is an educator and researcher on resilience and is also a research supervisor in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) program at the University of East London. On top of being a certified counsellor, she is also a coach and graduate of the MAPPCP program as well as a PhD candidate in the third year of her study into resilience in enduringly chronically challenging situations.

Alison has presented her research findings on resilience, hope, and optimism at several industry conferences. She is most inspired by the courage that people have to share their challenges and change their lives. Alison truly lives out the philosophies of positive psychology, and both the people around her and those she helps clearly see the impact and difference it has made to her own life.

Frequently Asked Questions

The IPPC curriculum is advanced training and not for those who are only starting to learn how to become a coach. Our program is for trained and accredited coaches and other professions such as therapists, leaders, HR professionals and entrepreneurs who have already incorporated coaching into their skill set and offerings.

Therefore, we review all applications to ensure that everyone is starting at the same level.

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