Goal. Current Reality. Options (or Obstacles). Will (or Way Forward).
This premise is very useful for defining outcomes and creating valid action plans which can deliver the desired success for the client.
Capturing specific emotional states (confidence, relaxation, excellence, high performance, etc.) through sensory language elicitation.
The application can transform the internal landscape of response in the specific context in which such resources are needed.
Meta Model Questioning
An artistic semantic structure which challenges the clients current idea of how the world functions by asking questions about the clients view. Such questions are aimed at the missing information which even the client himself/herself isnt aware is missing. Ex:
I am a total failure.
This expression fails to specify what is the client referring to. Asking for specifics can illuminate the clients thinking as well as providing a much better understanding to the coach. Ex. Questions:
A failure compared to what? According to whom are you a failure? A failure in what specifically? How do you know you are a failure? Etc.
Identifying goals and resources
Most peoples goals are not specific enough and that prevents them from recognizing which resources they would need and what action plan is available. By properly identifying the clients goals and all of the deeper levels which such goals contain: personal values, relationship to identity, effect on the clients world once the goal is achieved; and many others. The coach can structure a powerful session which will facilitate the creation of a structure that supports ecological and lasting change for the client; a form of change which is in balance with all the areas on the clients life.
Inner exploration can reveal many things about a persons inner world and specific believes. Further analysis of such believes can shred light over the consequences and results of such believes on the persons life. By revealing the hidden limiting believes; finding the intention and the choice points in the personal history where such believes were created and generating new empowering believes which satisfy the intention of the old limiting believes; a great opportunity for change is created. This is a very powerful technique that supports ecological and lasting change.
Generative visualization of self
Having created a realistic outcome plan the client can explore the identity of being someone who already has obtained the outcome. This technique is based on biofeedback training and imagining visualization. Defining in detail the visual, auditory and kinesthetic structure of the self that identifies with the outcome helps prepare all the levels of the mind to embrace the change as well as discover available resources which may not have been visible before.
Designing a future where the client is naturally motivated to take the most efficient curse of action and can maintain empowering emotional states. It includes personal growth strategies and feedback systems to continuously learn and develop. As a part of working in solutions, helping the client install this strategy in the mind will empower the long lasting and satisfactory changes in him/her.
Time Line and Personal History Reframe
Sometimes its useful to go back to certain memories and reframe the learned lessons and update them with current adult knowledge or more effective emotional responses. Sometimes its useful to add to the memory different resources which can enable the person to have more choice and wider range of response to be able to achieve success in their desired context of coaching.