Coaching to Improve Emotional Wellness

June 28, 2010

By Joyce Odidison

June 28, 2010

By Joyce Odidison

Coaching is one of the fastest growing approaches being used to help improve and maintain emotional wellness. There are a number of reasons for the explosive use of coaching. I would like to investigate just one on those here – the art of changing perspectives by investigating the producing thoughts. The coaching process allows for the individual to do a very in-depth self assessment that can shed light on growth opportunities and wellness in several areas of life. This allows for the coachee to take actions steps to expand their lives and their thinking to a whole new level that is not always possible in other processes. In addition, coaching is a very dynamic process that teaches the coachee how to think differently about their thoughts and question their own thinking and resulting beliefs, allowing them to shift their perspectives. This technique when learnt is very easily applied, therefore allowing the client (coachee) to become more self-aware and self-correcting.

This process helps the coachee to become better able to reduce stressful thoughts and prepare them to be more skeptical of their thoughts and more scrutinizing of their beliefs. This does not mean that the coachee will no longer have stressful thoughts; rather it means that the coachee becomes better equipped to examine these stressful thoughts and discern the truth, enabling them to change their perspectives to one that is less stressful. This process helps clients to better manage their emotional wellness, their health, wellbeing and longevity.

If you haven’t explored coaching as an outlet to improving your emotional wellness, then it’s time you do so. As rate of depression and other mental health diseases increase in our society, there is no time like now to invest in your own emotional wellness. Don’t forget that though coaching has benefits for those who have mental health diseases, coaching works best when you are functional and well, thereby allowing you to reap greater benefits from the process.

I would love to hear what other methods you are using to manage your emotional wellness.

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About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com

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