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Crisis Transition and Transformation (The skills of coaching through changes)

What is unique about this programme?

Change and transition are facts of life. They are simultaneously the source and the outcome of all interactions within a living system. In fact, it has been argued that, in a dynamic system, "the only constant is change." Change is at the basis of both growth and destruction. Thus, change can be either a resource or a problem depending upon the impact is has on the rest of the system. Too little change can lead to stagnation and rigidity. Too much change can create chaos and disorder.

Effective adaptation and evolution are a result of balancing change and stability. There are various levels of change within a system. For human beings, change can happen at the level of their environment, behavior, thoughts (mental skills and capabilities), beliefs, values, and identity. Each level of change involves different dynamics and has a different impact on the person and his or her life situations. Stability in one part, or at one level, of a system often requires or creates change in another part, or at another level, in the system. (As Aristotle pointed out, "That which creates change or movement, is that which does not change.")

One principle for effectively managing change is that, in general, change on one level most ecologically takes place in the context of stability on a higher level. Thus, when something is changing or unstable on one level, it is helpful to establish stability at the next highest level of structure. When a person is in a changing environment, for example, it can be helpful to establish stability through behavioral routines and habits. Behavioral changes, however, are best managed through establishing consistent mental strategies and plans. Developing new mental skills or capabilities, on the other hand, is best supported by having stable beliefs and values. But if a person is in a situation in which he or she is changing beliefs or needing to shift or re-prioritize his or her values, it will make it easier if that person has a stable sense of identity. So that even if the person does not know what to believe anymore, the person still knows who he or she is. Similarly, if a person's identity is changing or unstable, it would be important for that person to find a point of stability in terms of his or her position within the larger system of which he or she is a part.

The ability to effectively manage change and "flow through transitions" involves the development of both inner stability and flexibility at all of these different levels. Drawing on his immense experience in the field of human development, Robert Dilts has created an innovative new programme that will help you expand your strategies and skills which can be used for managing life change and transitions of all types. Participants will have the chance to develop the inner resources and wisdom in order to change and take charge of the things they can, and accept the things they cannot control.

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What people are saying

"This is profound! I think that I probably got more form these 3 days than any other. It's beautiful to watch Robert work. He not only has great command over his subject, he puts it over so well too!" GB - Training Consultant, Berkshire

"I was able to learn effortlessly and with great enjoyment. He helped me to relax with the learning, entertained and interested me. He was great!" LC - Marketing Consultant, Surrey

"I found Robert extremely generous and warm to people. He made no attempt to sell, simply to share which was wonderful for me and others mentioned this too" KB - Berkshire

  • Dates: TBA
  • Venue: Central London
  • Price: £TBA

 

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“Throughout the course I was able to make some real break-throughs after some tough times. I have found and acknowledged my passion and I now feel that I have found the correct course to fulfil my life’s dreams.

All of this would not have been possible without you as our course leader. You have a real gift when it comes to teaching and coaching and I am proud to have been one of your students.

Your energy, warmth, eloquence, humour and above all passion for NLP and all your students have made the time for me and indeed all of us very, very special. I really want to thank you for that!”

Hugo Blom (2010)

 

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