|ICF 20 CCE Credit|
|Core Competencies 11
||Resource Development 9
Neuroscience for Coaches: Training;
Brain is the management center of our bodies that perform multiple tasks for proper functioning of our lives. It is indeed a holistic structure. Although with the improvements in science and technological developments in brain imagining we know much more about the brain than before, there are still parts of it that scientists cannot determine on how they perform their specified tasks. Then, it is appropriate to say that it is not possible to comment on how brain exactly functions, or which functions are brain exactly responsible to.
Brain works with impeccable links. It evolves constantly. All the experience and new information are stored with links, whether they are strong or weak.
Information, thought, memory, skill, and other traits are stored in multiple parts of the brain, rather than in one. It resembles to a complex cable line or an electric circuit which stores constant flow of currents.
Coaching from neuroscience perspective;;
- The main goal is to teach how brain works and how brain produces and stores thought, memory, skills, emotions and movement.
- Focusing on the question “How it happens”, it opens a pathway to work on the question of “What and how it can be differentiated?”
- This approach opens a new thinking mechanism in the brain and helps the brain to find new perspectives on issues. It also allows the brain to create more links.
- The links are flexible and can be re-created with new emotions, experiences, thoughts. Although are brains look similar, each individual has a unique brain with lots of unique links within.
- Coaching from neuroscience perspective, following the information presented, aims to teach clients to focus in their own thoughts, and to teach how to learn other’s thoughts, rather than focusing and criticizing. It eases the process of appreciating the differences.
- Understanding the changes in brain, how brain waves work, how memory and learning process, how brains are nonuniform, how sensory system affects an individual are crucial aspects for a coach to ask his/her client the correct questions with the perfect timing and with the most appropriate manner.
- Although the known inputs can be processed easily by the brain, new inputs can’t be processed easily, and might not linked to an experiential link. Coaching from Neuroscience perspective helps both the Coach and Coachee to identify this stumbling moment, to ease interpreting the reasons behind it.
- We already discussed how our brains constantly creating new links. Your brain is now creating new links while you were reading this information. When you repeat this reading process, the information gathered consolidates. When you tell someone else, it becomes more consolidated, and when you take action, information finds a place in permanent memory. Now, you have a strong synapse. Coaching from Neuroscience perspective uses this cycle to help coachee to replace old habits with the newly acquired habits.
- We experience an ongoing process where links from childhood were pruned for the new links. The ability to create links continue throughout the adulthood. New learnings are the main imperative for creating new links and for ensuring the continuity of plasticity.
- Coaching from neuroscience perspective supports the Coachee via the methodology of keeping his/her focus to another level. This enables the coachee to focus on solutions, to generate new thoughts and new perspectives about similar events from the past and use “updating” mechanism to create links among new habits.
Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears.
- Hippocrates, B.C. 5th Century
No pre-requisite of biology or neuroscience are required. The program is created for individuals who are willing to learn about new educational systems and inter-disciplinary approaches. With this perspective, the program is open to
- Individuals who were trained as Coaches that are willing to expand their knowledge about the field, to introduce new coaching perspectives to their coachees and to catch-up the newly introduced perspectives on coaching.
- Individuals who aren’t trained as coaches but planning on starting their coaching journey.
- Individuals interested in Neuroscience who are willing to experience and learn the inter-disciplinary approach in their own journey.
Neuroscience for Coaching: Training is an accredited and credit-bearing program by ICF. The credit details is presented below.