This course will discuss approaches for presence when clients present with a range of emotions. We will discuss how to be present with, acknowledge, and learn ways to reflect emotions during coaching sessions. Exploring emotions allows the client to have deeper clarity regarding behavior change. In addition, we’ll look introspectively at our personal reactions to emotions and how to mindfully hold space for ourselves. Finally, we’ll share resources for coaching emotions.
Our discussion will include creating awareness around a client’s distress that may be viewed as trauma and how to use your coaching skills to acknowledge and be present with it. We will discuss the boundaries of our scope of practice and the responsibility of referral.