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Existential Coaching Training (with Yannick Jacob)

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After a very successful series of training events at Animas Centre for Coaching and the University of East London I decided due to popular demand to run another one-off training weekend in Existential Coaching this January before this course will morph into a new and broader format.

The course:

Spending the weekend together with a small group of coaches and your trainer Yannick Jacob (one of a handful of coaches worldwide with an MA in Existential Coaching and Programme Leader for the MSc Coaching Psychology at UEL), this course will benefit participants in several ways:

On one hand the process of Existential Coaching allows clients to directly address some of the eternal human questions that we all sense at a deeper level and that in some form or another affect what we think, feel and do in our day-to-day lives. Questions like: Who am I? How can I be happy? What's the point? How can I make authentic decisions? Is this really it? What is my purpose? Am I living well?

On the other hand, understanding the existential perspective on life, people and coaching allows practicing coaches to add a layer of depth to their existing coaching work, regardless of their existing approach. Being able to listen to your clients' existential concerns and making sense of their behaviour according to an existential lens will open up new avenues of work that were previously left unexamined. Coaches who feel they have "platoed" will find an opening into deeper work.

By means of presentations, group discussions, coaching demonstrations and breakout coaching sessions the course will cover the following topics:

  • Key concepts of existentialism
  • Models for the practical application of Existential Coaching
  • The core existential concerns of temporality (death), meaning (-lessness), isolation and freedom, and how they show up in the coachign room
  • Bad Faith and other psychological defence mechanisms
  • The four-worlds model for holistic coaching practice
  • Phenomenological reduction
  • Working with the here and now in coaching
  • Supporting clients to develop authentic ways to live and relate
  • Working with purpose and meaning


A bit more information:

Existential Coaching is built on the notion that what all coaching clients (and in fact all of us) have in common is that we are "alive and in the world with other people". As a result, according to existential thinkers like Sartre, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and many others, we all face a number of inner conflicts and dilemmas that produce existential anxiety - the kind of anxiety that can only be taken away by means of distraction or self-deception. When we become still or have some time to be with ourselves, these feelings often come to the foreground and many people start asking questions that we tend to lack certain answers. And even in the midst of our hectic lives we may come in contact with existential concerns, dillemmas and crises: a reminder that everything in live ends (including an awareness of our mortality); that we all have to make choices without much certainty of the outcome but that not choosing is a choice in itself; the complexity of relating to other people knowing that nobody can truly understand "what it's like to be me" while at the same time we feel an overwhelming need to "belong"; being a meaning-making machine in a world where the "meaning of life" is uncertain...

All of these dilemmas and conflicts produce dread as well as possibility. The existential(ly-minded) coach will use an understanding of this philosophy to add depth to their existing practice, elevate their understanding of people or offer their clients a space to directly engage with some of the philosophical chalenges that dealing with life entails. A positive angle on a philosophy that's often perceived as dark and pessimistic will reveal the empowering value for both coaches as well as coaching clients.

The goal of this weekend is help coaches understand the main tenets of existentialism without heavy name dropping and workign through philosophical texts, but instead through experience in the here and now, practical examples from coaching and discussing our own dilemmas as a group. The end goal is to empower participants as well as their clients to face the truths of their existence courageously, to meet live's challenges head on with open eyes and, as a final frontier, to embrace the human condition as an opportunity to experience the whole spectrum of what life has to offer.

I look forward to meeting you on the day.


A note from the organiser:

The course will provide a letter of participation by the trainer as well as a pack of resources and further reading. Please note that while the course was previously run by Animas Centre for Coaching and accredited by the ICF, this one-off instance of the course is organised privately and therefore not associated with any school or institution. Therefore CPD credits cannot be awarded. Please also note that due to the limited number of spaces and how the course is organised, refunds are not possible. Please contact the organiser if you wish to discuss alternative payment arrangements. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any other questions you may have.


A few testimonials from past training events with Yannick:

Martin Knowles: “It felt like I suppose what it must have felt like for the audience of Socrates

Jodi Wedeen: “Yannick is such a passionate and intelligent person. I thoroughly enjoyed his coaching class because it opened my eyes and my thoughts. He gave us the open space to express ourselves and allowed us to ask difficult questions. He is a unique teacher and offers a lot knowledge and perspective. I HIGHLY recommend taking a class or experiencing a life coaching session with him. Thank you so much.”

Carol Perez: “Yannick, thank you for sharing your huge amount of knowledge in such an unpretentious, engaging and unique way. I’ve been feeling like Neo (the matrix) since I left on Sunday hahaha, downloading, updating and uninstalling useless things that I chose to “be”.”

Jo Waters: “The amount I felt I learned was huge. I am going away buzzing and excited!

John Gedge: “I really enjoyed Yannick’s delivery and his apparently effortless facilitation, which enabled us all to have such a rich learning experience. Yannick was hugely engaging, passionate and knowledgeable.”

Will Harvey: "Yannick. Existentialism. Mind. BLOWN. Fuck yes!"


Your Trainer:

Yannick Jacob, BSc MSc MA

Yannick Jacob is a coach, trainer, supervisor and mediator working in London and internationally. As Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London he is responsible for the foundational coaching training for all of UEL’s coaching-related MSc programmes. Next to workshops for schools and existential resilience programmes for leaders he also runs ICF-accredited training courses in Existential Coaching and Positive Psychology via Animas Centre for Coaching.

Email: 42@existential.coach
Tweet @Yannick_Jacob

Yannick's website:
www.existential.coach

A bit more about Yannick and his philosophy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9z8yMjmYUs

Podcast with Yannick on Existential Coaching:
https://www.facebook.com/animascoaching/videos/1619571014733621/

The Venue:
Catey Suite



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