Life coaching is a great way to help children and young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with difficult issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image.
This book sets out what life coaching is and how it works, what the benefits are, and how to go about coaching children and young people. Part 1 covers the background, theory and different types of coaching, and Part 2 explores the life coaching model and different techniques used, with examples of how coaching works in practice and how to build skills. The third part contains activities and photocopiable worksheets to use in practice with young people. They include general activities to develop self-esteem, set goals and build confidence, as well as activities for specific issues such as bullying, poor body image, relationships and anxiety.
Suitable for use with young people aged 9-16, this practical guide is ideal for coaches, teachers, counsellors and youth workers wanting to put coaching into practice with young people, and is also suitable for parents to use at home with their child.
Nikki Giant is the founder and Managing Director of a social enterprise, Full Circle Education Solutions, specialising in providing support to schools to address issues affecting youth well-being. An experienced classroom facilitator and trained counsellor, Nikki has supported dozens of schools, youth, and community organisations; providing training, workshops, curriculum resources and strategic advice. Nikki is the co-author of Surviving Girlhood and author of E-Safety for the i-Generation, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Part 1. Exploring Life Coaching for Kids. 1. Introduction. 2. What is Life Coaching? 3. Why Coach Kids? 4. Life Coaching in Action. 5. Using Life Coaching for Kids in Schools. 6. Life Coaching for Kids at Home. Part 2. The Coaching Model Explained. 7. The Coaching Mindset. 8. Goal Setting. 9. Challenging Negative Core Beliefs. 10. The Mind-Body Connection. 11. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Part 3. Life Coaching for Kids Activities. 12. How to Use the Activities and Resources. Theme 1. General Activities. Theme 2. Relationships. Theme 3. Body Image. Theme 4. Bullying. Theme 5. Confidence. Theme 6. Anxiety and Stress. References. Index.