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Mindful Coaching

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Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, helping us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we're better able to manage them. Mindful Coaching is the complete resource to using mindfulness in coaching. It helps coaches work with clients on a range of issues including work-life balance; stress management; decision-making; coping with ambiguity; dealing with crises; employee engagement; heightening focus and clarity; communication; increasing presence; improved listening and more. It also helps them become more resilient themselves, particularly helpful in the current climate in which many coaches are facing increasing challenges. The book helps coaches appreciate the benefits of mindfulness, work out with which clients and in which situations it could be useful and illustrate how it can be applied with case studies and resources.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Imprint
  4. Dedication
  5. Praise For Mindful Coaching
  6. Table of contents
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Foreword by Peter Hawkins
  9. What you will find in this book
  10. Introduction
  11. PART ONE Overview
  12. 01. Definitions, origins and relevance to coaching
    1. Defining mindfulness
    2. Present moment, happy moment
    3. A brief orientation to coaching
  13. 02. A brief history of mindfulness
    1. Not just Buddhist
  14. 03. The impact of mindfulness
    1. We can change our spots and learn new tricks
    2. Benefits of mindfulness
  15. PART TWO Fundamental principles
  16. 04. Presence
    1. Definitions
    2. Setting up a practice
  17. 05. Curiosity, enquiry and non-judgement
    1. Curiosity
    2. Enquiry
    3. Non-judgement
  18. 06. Attunement and resonance
    1. Mirror, mirror
    2. Defining attunement
    3. Resonance
  19. 07. Compassion
    1. Compassion in coaching
    2. Developing compassion through mindfulness
    3. Benefits
    4. Better outcomes
  20. 08. Being and doing
    1. Doing versus being?
    2. Letting go
    3. Emotion regulation systems
    4. Own goals?
    5. Acceptance
    6. Back to the future
    7. Pressing pause
  21. PART THREE Working with mindfulness in coaching and mentoring
  22. 09. Developing, supporting and nurturing the coach
    1. Session preparation
    2. Within the coaching session
    3. After the coaching session
  23. 10. Introducing mindfulness to clients
    1. Appropriateness
    2. Overcoming resistance
    3. Making the business case for mindfulness
    4. Running mindfulness programmes
  24. 11. The FEEL model
    1. FEEL: a model for applying mindfulness
    2. The model
    3. Client issues
  25. 12. Stress, anxiety, depression and work–life balance
    1. The good guy and the bad guy
    2. How stress affects us
    3. Approach and avoidance orientation
    4. Discrepancy-based processing
    5. How mindfulness can help
    6. Remedial coaching
    7. The great god of busyness
  26. 13. Resilience, happiness and wellbeing
    1. Definitions
    2. What makes us resilient?
    3. How mindfulness can help
    4. Health and wellbeing
  27. 14. Uncertainty, change, complexity and interconnectedness
    1. Uncertainty
    2. Change and impermanence
    3. Complexity
    4. Systems and interconnectedness
  28. 15. Working with leaders
    1. What makes a leader resonant?
    2. Dissonance and burnout
    3. More mindful leaders
    4. Mindfulness within leadership models
    5. Emotional intelligence
  29. 16. Ethics
    1. Accountability
    2. Mindfulness and ethics
    3. Leadership characteristics
    4. Challenging
    5. Desire
    6. Tips on using mindfulness to promote ethics
  30. 17. Working with emotions
    1. Self-awareness
    2. Self-management
    3. Social awareness and relationship management
    4. Self-esteem, self-compassion and self-acceptance
    5. Growth in self-criticism
    6. Not easy
    7. Recommended mindfulness practices
  31. 18. Creativity
    1. Getting out of our own way
    2. ‘Mistakes’ and mindfulness
    3. Mindful music
    4. Helping our clients be more creative
    5. Creative thinking
    6. Using mindfulness with the client
    7. Tips for using mindfulness for creativity in clients
    8. Recommended mindfulness practices
  32. 19. Mindfulness and other approaches
    1. Mindfulness in movement
    2. Gestalt
    3. Integration
    4. Somatics
    5. Ontological coaching
    6. Transactional analysis
    7. Transpersonal coaching and psychosynthesis
    8. Cognitive behavioural coaching
    9. Acceptance and commitment therapy
    10. Thinking environment
    11. Inner Game
  33. PART FOUR The future
  34. 20. The Mindfulness in Coaching survey
    1. Coaches’ experience of mindfulness
    2. Direct benefits for coaches
    3. General comments
    4. About the survey
  35. 21. The future is mindful
    1. Trends
    2. Conclusion
  36. References
  37. Further reading
  38. Index
  39. Full imprint