One Day Training

This experiential masterclass introduces coaches to chairwork and the ‘Dialogical Coaching’ approach.

Most approaches to coaching are dominated by questions and discussions. However, theories of cognitive science and adult learning indicate that discussion alone brings about only limited changes in thinking, feeling, behaviour, and performance. Experiential coaching methods, on the other hand, offer a new and high-impact approach to personal and professional development.

The first of its kind, this half-day masterclass will introduce coaches to the science, practice, and real-world applications of chairwork and ‘Dialogical Coaching’ (Pugh & Broome, 2020). Attendees will learn, observe, and experience some of the ways in that action-based methods can ignite coaching sessions and inspire clients. Time will also be dedicated to the exploring the theory and practice of ‘single session chairwork’.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

… Understand the core forms of chairwork used by coaches

… Know when, why, and how to use chairwork in coaching

… Experience chairwork from the inside-out through self-practice exercises

… Observe live demonstrations of chairwork applied to common coaching issues

This experiential and practice-focused workshop will use a combination of teaching, self-practice, live demonstrations, and real-world case illustrations.

Please note that this is an In-House training event. Please contact us if you would like to discuss bringing this workshop to your team, organisation, or training centre.

Matthew Pugh

Matthew Pugh is a Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Schema Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Voice Dialogue facilitator. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and the author of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features’. Matthew is the author of numerous chairwork-related articles and book chapters, and has trained hundreds of therapists in the use of action-based methods.

Tobyn Bell

Tobyn Bell is a Compassion-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist, Trainer, and Supervisor. He is a co-founder of Chairwork and a co-author of the book ‘Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-practice/Self-reflection Workbook for Therapists’. Tobyn regularly provides national and international training on compassion and chairwork, and is actively involved in ongoing research within these areas.

This masterclass has been developed specifically for qualified coaches and coaches in training. Mental health professionals will also find the workshop useful.

This is an In-House training event provided in collaboration with Henley Business School. Please contact us if you would like to discuss bringing this workshop to your team, organisation, or training centre.

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Autumn 2022
In-House Event