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Students are returning to school and facing the biggest challenge in their academic life to date.
GCSE examinations are about to start and with them thousands of families are going to be affected by the bi product of the exam stress and anxiety.
Not all student react ‘badly’ to the exams, however there are a significant minority who are right on the edge of emotional breakdown due to the self imposed and in many cases family imposed stress associated with the results needed to ‘ensure a good future’!
Exams are part of the academic process, a right of passage if you like. Yet thousands of students are about to face stress and anxiety the likes of which they have not experienced in their life to date. Indeed in countries such as Japan, and South Korea suicide due to education stress is the number one killer of high school and university students. Much of the stress being placed on the students by their parents, society and themselves.
80% of students feel that their exam results are going to be the be and end all in their future life. That these exams will decide their fate for ever forward. As a result of the anxiety and stress performance naturally is affected. Often students freezing in exams despite knowing the materials and knowing they ‘can do’ the exam. The fear of freezing up increases the anxiety to a point where many teenagers cannot sleep, get emotionally stressed to the point of breaking down.
Students and their parents need to think of exams, stress and getting sufficient preparation. The NHS recommends 9 ways of keeping stress levels to a minimum, among them are getting enough sleep, eating properly and doing plenty of exercise.
Other ways of coping with stress ahead of exams include consulting a life coach if the workload is proving too daunting. As well as putting a student at ease, a coach will offer a range of techniques to help feel less stress in specific situations.
In the build up to an exam period for instance such techniques will include helping to prioritise workload and develop a plan such as a revision schedule.
parents and schools can address these issues directly with the students. Looking for resources, resources that WORK! Coaching and hypnotherapy have well documented success with regards empowering young people to over come their exam anxiety and stress. From single face to face or via Skype hypnotherapy sessions to a combine NLP Coaching session – students are empowered to succeed!
The time is upon families today.
The International Coaching Certification PCA is the best training alternative for professionals seeking to improve their current career or develop a new occupation working on supporting and training people.
Coaching is a methodology that enables an effective change that through facilitating allows to achieve objectives efficiently and effectively, so why should the curriculum be long and inefficient? Our training programs are conducted in a short period of time, getting transmitted through a clear, focused, real learning and high impact methodology.
Get a world-class certification granted by the international leader in Integrative Coaching. Welcome to Professional Coaching Alliance.
For the first time we will be offering all our courses via online interactive coaching and tutoring. Often students cannot pull everything together for the course price, the accommodation, meals away from home and the travel costs. Quite often the ‘everything else’ is more than the cost of the course! Now you can participate in any of our courses via a blend of
1:1 Skype Sessions
Small Group Skype Sessions
CD Support materials
Manuals and worksheets
Observed guided practice.
This open us more flexibility to you and through that more success opportunities.
Live an experience of accelerated personal and professional growth, with coaches of the highest international standard.
The International Coaching Certification is intended for all those wishing to learn the skills that should lead to become a professional coach, for those looking to improve their current career or develop in this way a new widely recognized profession.
For those wishing to develop their communication skills and ability to work effectively with people, adding value to the processes of growth of individuals, teams and organizations through coaching.
– Fundamentals and principles of coaching.
– Integrative Knowledge Coaching Model.
– Development of high impact communication skills.
– Treatment of individuals and groups.
– Precision in language use to improve performance.
– Improve the performance of individuals and teams.
– Design objectives and goal compliance.
– Assistance to increase motivation.
– And much more…
This course is spread out over 3 – 6 months.
Course Fee £ 750
Deposit: £ 250
Monthly Installments: £ 250 x 2
Supervised Assessment (Via Skype) £ 50 x 3
Total Investment: £ 900
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Being made redundant, or facing redundancy can be an extremely difficult time for you and your family. Not knowing what the future holds following the end of your employment is a worrying prospect, but there is support and assistance available in the form of redundancy coaching.
Redundancy coaching is a focused and effective method designed to help people meet the challenges they face following redundancy. A professional life coach will put a process in place that helps to develop skills and give people the confidence to make the right moves forward in developing and regaining control over their career.
While many years ago a job was simply a way to earn money, today it holds a deeper significance. Now, we want a ‘career’ and not just a ‘job’, and we view this as a source of self-esteem and a way to approach an ideal of achievement.
This human desire to excel at something and the sense of success felt when we do is what can make redundancy an overwhelming and often ruthless experience. While we know deep down it’s not our fault and has little to do with our ability to carry out the job – understandably it can be difficult to see things in context when what we feel is failure.
If you’re feeling despondent after being made redundant, see below for some tips and advice on how to stay optimistic during this difficult time:
– Remember, time is a great healer – Though you may feel downhearted now, try to look ahead and see that things will get better. Counsellors have frequently reported that clients who sought talk therapy during a traumatic redundancy often come to view the experience as positive over the long haul. As long as you are prepared to be adaptable it can give you back control by forcing you to move on from a position that wasn’t moving in the right direction.
– Be positive – Try your best not to wallow in the sense of rejection you may feel and instead sit yourself down and consider your current skills before you begin looking for work or additional training. Experts warn that pursuing a very similar role to the position made redundant could be potentially damaging on an emotional level, especially when those jobs no longer exist because the sector is under strain. Instead, reflect on the areas in which you are accomplished and think about what you would enjoy doing.
– Remember you aren’t alone – While it is easier said than done, attempting to put things into context may help to add some perspective to the situation. Remember the old adage “It’s your job that’s been made redundant, not you” and also remember that this is a common occurrence in the workplace – especially during times of economic realignment such as throughout a recession.
In addition to the emotional fallout there are a number of practical considerations that need to be taken into account. If you are concerned about how you will continue to meet your financial obligations, or if you are worried you won’t be able to support your family – there are certain ways to prepare yourself:
– Know your rights – There are a number of laws in position established to ensure your employer treats you fairly, so be sure to check your contract and official avenues to confirm official procedure is followed. For information on your rights, visit Gov.uk for further information.
– Appeal against the decision – You do of course have the right to appeal against your redundancy. If your employer is trying to cut costs for example, you could informally contest this decision and request shorter working hours while agreeing to a pay freeze. You might also wish to take your case to an employment tribunal if there are grounds for dispute (e.g. you suspect discrimination or the procedure wasn’t followed correctly).
– Check what payouts you’re entitled to – When you become officially unemployed check to see what benefits you might be entitled to. Jobseeker’s allowance for example, will provide a level of financial support, while if you are entitled to income support you may also be eligible for additional benefits such as discounts on your council tax. Visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau for further advice on state help.
– Plan your finances – If you receive a decent lump sum payment from your redundancy, avoid the temptation of booking a holiday or buying a new car and spend carefully. Unless you know with certainty another job lies around the corner, you should spend wisely. If you wish to pay off debts, it’s a good idea to reduce unsecured loans and credit cards, as these are usually more expensive.
If you are likely to be out of work for a considerable length of time, check whether your loans have payment protection that may help you and also remember to check the ins and outs of what will happen to a company pension if you hold one.
– Redundancy coaching – Being made redundant is an incredibly stressful experience, and as discussed it can often be a knock to both confidence and self-esteem. If you are looking for a way to build your confidence back up so that you can face interviews and get results, redundancy coaching is an excellent tool that will provide support and encouragement throughout this time.
Redundancy coaching encourages you to confront the forced transition of redundancy head on – helping you to address certain issues to clarify your career direction, set meaningful goals and create the life you want.
Some of the questions you will address in redundancy coaching include:
– What are you truly passionate about?
– What motivates you?
– What do you really want from life?
– Are you making the most of any particular gifts or talents?
– What help do you need in order to further your career?
A professional life coach will provide a step-by-step course of action to help you get back on your feet following your redundancy. One-to-one sessions will be available for as long as you need, providing support and guidance in a range of career development areas. These will include:
– identifying transferable skills
– pinpointing career achievements and aspirations and exploring how to apply these to future career paths
– learning how to see change as a positive life experience and opportunity
– exploring career options
– evaluating personal values and career goals
– practical guidance on how to adapt your CV and develop a presence online
– identifying your strengths and weaknesses to determine the best approach for your next role
– developing interviewing and job application skills
– honing your personal and written communication skills, research techniques, marketing strategies and negotiating skills
– creating a long-term career plan.
Redundancy coaching also focuses on the emotional issues and setbacks that arise as a result of redundancy, and many life coaches will use Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to address these. NLP is a specialist technique used to break down the mental barriers and habits we all unknowingly create for ourselves over a period of time. This is thought to change how we make sense of the world – helping us to adjust our behaviours and actions so that we make the most of our lives and ourselves.
A professional life coach will use the NLP technique to help clients to escape their comfort zones and redundancy issues, enabling them to rediscover their inner potential. This encourages them to focus on goal-orientated, career development actions that can lead to more rewarding and satisfying careers.
The focus of professional coaching is to ensure your next course of action is the right one for you – and that you are physically and emotionally prepared for future opportunities that come your way. Rather than rushing back into a role similar to what you had before, redundancy coaching offers constructive support to help you realise what you really want from a career and how to achieve this.
After redundancy you will experience a range of emotions that can be difficult to deal with. Professional coaching will help you to manage the pain and frustration that comes with this forced transition, while emphasising the positives to this time in your life – including the opportunity to get up and start again in a career you’re passionate about.
A professional life coach will offer support whenever you feel overwhelmed by redundancy related issues and challenges. Their aim is to assist you through this time of uncertainty and to help you to open up about concerns and worries that you may have otherwise kept to yourself. Some life coaches also offer Skype sessions so you can talk to them from the comfort of your own home.
Securing a new job requires confidence – particularly in your skills – and a life coach will encourage you to reflect on your achievements in the workplace in order to identify what makes you tick. Knowing where your career satisfaction and strengths lie will open up so many doors in regards to future roles – helping you to feel more optimistic and confident about your future job success.
Marketing yourself effectively online is crucial in today’s digitally advanced and highly competitive job market, and a professional life coach will advise you on setting up profiles (i.e. LinkedIn) where you can advertise your skills and expertise, while networking with hiring managers in selected companies. Such social media sites have become a key part of people’s job search activity today, and they provide excellent sources for contacts that you can approach directly for job opportunities.
The length of professional coaching depends on a range of factors – particularly on the person’s needs, the complexity of their issues and any challenges they face. Ultimately you can choose to have as many sessions as you feel necessary, and some life coaches operate over the phone or via the Internet, so sessions can easily fit around your schedule.
Each professional life coach will devise a tailor made career development programme to suit every client, ranging from short-term to long-term approaches. While some individuals will only need a handful of sessions – to help with CV writing, devising a long-term career plan and developing interviewing skills – others will need more to help build their self-esteem, self-worth and confidence.
Most professional coaching sessions should last for about an hour or 45 minutes, though the length varies by coach. These are likely to take place on a weekly basis.
It is very important that you choose a professional life coach that makes you feel at ease – someone you feel you can trust, and can share your feelings with. Consider speaking on the phone to your potential coach before arranging a meeting, and ask for a complementary session so you can see for yourself what redundancy coaching will entail.
Choosing a life coach with references, the relevant qualifications and evidence of membership with a recognised professional body is key.
The cost of redundancy coaching will depend on various factors, including the length and number of sessions and location (life coaches based in large cities and central locations are more likely to charge a higher premium). On average, you should expect to pay anything from £60 to £100 per session. I offer a course of 12 sessions, 1 hour a week for a package rate price including a specific journal and CD support to empower you to study and prepare when ever and where ever you want. Often i conduct the entire process via Skype!
What happens if you have been a value adding employee, getting promotions and pay increments and are happy in your job but come into work one day and your department head informs the team that there are restructuring plans being formulated which means possible downsizing and redundancy in the coming quarter? And maybe your job is on the line too?
This week I share a case study of a client who had over the course of 1 year turned her career around and was finally getting the projects that she wanted and at a time of pay freeze, got a small bonus to acknowledge her contribution to the department and company.
The morning the department head broke this piece of news during a staff meeting, everyone was left dumbstruck. Many of the employees had been there since the beginning of their working life and could not imagine a life outside of this company..
Old fears based on past experience and a sense of overwhelm at having to start all over again surfaced. Where to start? What to do?
Fortunately, there was a possibility to do an inter-department transfer to those departments which were not being closed or down-sized and here is where our work began.
The actions that we planned and implemented would work even if the employee were to seek a job elsewhere.
Clinging to past experiences and using them to predict future reactions of others creates more stress. The past is a good lesson for the future but one has to live in the present and consider new factors.
Perhaps the time to leave the department would come in about 6 month’s time. The immediate task was to start preparing by examining all our options and do research so that the shift would be one that would further one’s career without compromising other areas of one’s life.
We also decided to reframe the situation to one of reassessing what we really wanted from our career and life.
These are actual actions that we took in order to gain clarity into our needs and to make sure that each action led to the desired goal of finding a job. As the week’s went by, it emerged that while the client’s job was not being immediately made redundant, the job specification was going to change to one which would have been below the client’s expertise, experience with no real career path.
Update CV with new experience
We decided to update the CV with new experience and any new courses or projects that had not been updated.
We also highlighted the transferable skills in the executive summary section and broadened our definition of “experience” to include unpaid and volunteer work whether within the company or outside.
As a bonus, the client updated her LinkedIn profile with relevant details. The results started coming in – she received messages from 2 different head hunters for positions that were worth pursuing and a Connect from her organization also mentioned some openings within the company which were worth exploring.
Start researching new departments and the kind of work available there
The intra-net prove useful here as well. Since the client was sociable by nature, she managed to learn more from her colleagues to assess whether the new positions would match her profile before applying. (In the case of a position outside of your company, checking online job portals and LinkedIn is a good place to start.)
The time had come to start reconnecting regularly with colleagues in other departments and this was done over lunch where the client shared her department’s predicament and openly asked about the new positions and her colleagues’ perspective.
Do more affirmations based on self-esteem
Job hunting under these circumstances can deal a blow to our self confidence and self-esteem if the search takes longer than we expect to fructify into a real job interview and job offer.
It is important to keep up our moral. In this case affirmations did the trick. The point is, engage in an activity that keeps you grounded.
Use the opportunity to check for alignment in all areas of your life
The client had been in her present job for a decade and a half and there had been many changes in her life outside work. We decided to use the job situation to realign her life focus and clarify her needs with a simple exercise –What do I really want?
In this exercise, the client created a sheet with 3 columns: What I have, What I really want and Mapping based on whether the wants are doable.
After that, the client worked out 3 action steps for each mapping.
For those items that prove to be not doable, she made a list and had to think about what she had to do to make them doable or whether they were really what she wanted.
From the time that the client started to action the above steps and improvise based on the developing situation in the department, her network had kicked in and one of her colleagues alerted her about a new position in another department where her core skills were transferrable though there were gaps.
The client decided to apply for the job with an open mind in order to refresh her interview skills which had gone rusty.
She received an interview call which went well. Her interviewer was aware of the skill gap but wanted to hire her for her existing skills. It was felt that with a bit of training, that gap could be closed.
Within a month of the initial interview, the client had a job offer with a senior designation and a pay rise. Her old department head wished her well and gave her the safety net that if she ever felt that she wanted to come back, something would be worked out.
2015 started on a note of new beginnings!
When faced with redundancy, our confidence can take a hit and that can get translated into timid actions and a resume that does not showcase your core strengths.
This is a challenging time but how you get through it depends upon how you handle it. You have to be bold and sell your transferable skills if you want to convince prospective employers to take a gamble on you.
Always remember that you have a lot to offer and your years of experience has lead to your acquiring many skills that you would not have learned from simply reading books or attending courses.
Be self-assured and believe in yourself. When we exude an air of self-confidence, we give others a reason to have confidence in us.
This 3 day practical – hands on – stage hypnotist training course teaches you ALL you need to know of a professional stage hypnotist, including how to work as a licensed hypnotist under the 1952 stage hypnotism act.
If you ever wanted to learn the techniques and secrets of Stage Hypnosis then this unique intense hands on two-day master class of inside ‘know-how’ is for you. Presented by one of Britain’s most elite trainers Rod Beaumont. Learn from a renowned working professional how to create and present a dynamic show that is uniquely your own, as this master of hypnotism brings the world of Stage Hypnosis to you!
This step-by-step two-day training course has something to offer the beginner through to the working professional. Rod will guide you through new exciting directions. Enjoy learning the skills and secrets of stage hypnosis and then apply these techniques with competence for the pleasure of every audience before which you appear.
– Setting up hypnosis shows
– Rapid Inductions
– Suggestibility testing and scripts
– Choosing your volunteers
– Physical signs of trance
– Heavy & Light induction script
– Eye Fixation induction
– Progressive relaxation induction
– Depth of trance
– Deepening & compounding
– Creating your own stage persona
– Hypnotic Language that GUARANTEES getting people hypnotized
– How to keep your most successful subjects
– Three key elements of great routines
– Routines with many payoffs
– Working within the (UK) Law
– Selling yourself to cruise ships and resorts
– Marketing your show
– How and when to use ‘Props’
– Extra source of income including group stop smoking session
– Routines that are always winners
– Strong closing routines
– Getting a foot in the door of agents, venues and major cruise lines
– and more!…. in fact all you need to know to become a working stage
Course tutor: Rod has worked in more than 134 different countries as a professional coach, trainer, hypnotist. He worked on the Royal Cruise Lines Golden Odyssey and Royal Odyssey Cruise ships and Cunard’s QE2 for more than 18 months and currently is a consultant for various organizations on organizing effective corporate training programs and events.
If you are a resident of Scotland you may be eligible for 50% reimbursement under Skills Development Scotland upon successful completion.
NEXT COURSE DATES: July 17 – 19th (Course repeats 3 times a year)
Program Cost: £600
Deposit Require at time of booking £350 (Non returnable)
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