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I believe in putting your thoughts, questions and experiences out there. You never know what these ripples may turn into or who you might connect with as a result.

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positive psychology coaching for times of crisis and transformation

Positive Psychology for times of crisis and transformation

Times of crisis affect us and our clients in various ways. Some see opportunity, others struggle to keep their lives from falling apart. Some seem unaffected emotionally and just “deal with it”, while others despair. Some of us “accept the challenge” and find meaning in the suffering, others crumble under the weight of the uncertainty…

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Crossing the line, coaching, therapy, mentoring boundaries

Whose line is it anyway: How far can & should coaches go?

This question keeps popping up for coaches at all levels! Have you found yourself asking: Is this still coaching? Do I need to refer my client to a therapist? Does my client really need therapy or counselling or can I hold this space myself? Am I allowed to give advise? Is that not something that…

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motivation; positive existential coaching

On the Dialectics of Motivation: What we work for, what we’re working against and how they can work together

In this blog (which I initially wrote for the Hantu Collective) I’d like to briefly introduce positive psychology, existential thought and how they can come together to inspire people to live life to the fullest in all its facets. Along the way I’ll introduce the pillars of happiness, our main sources of anxiety and how…

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Yannick Jacob, Weekend University, Birbeck University lecture

A Positive Existential Perspective on Behaviour Change

Change is the holy grail of psychology. Sometimes it’s easy. But often, we’re so caught up in our pre-existing patterns, beliefs and habits, that it seems impossible to think or do things differently. We find ourselves riddled by inner conflicts fueled by mutually exclusive desires. We want to lose weight and also eat what we…

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Strengths-based coaching, Catherine Bell, Yannick's Coaching Lab

Strengths-based Coaching with Catherine Bell

Since 2001, Catherine has dedicated her life towards helping others shine. After early career success in business, Catherine moved to Kyoto, Japan for a working holiday at 25. Quickly rising past English Teacher, Catherine became a Trainer & Coach for 750 international staff in a $3 million educational program, helping others tap into their unique strengths for better results at work and in life. Her style incorporates traditional Coaching, the science of Applied Positive Psychology, Strengths, NLP and HeartMath.

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positive existential coaching, happiness

How to love life when life kicks you in the gut

Life gives you lemons and throws you curved balls. The kind of lemons that squirt you right in the eye and the kind of curved balls that hit you straight in the sensitive parts. Life’s a bitch, a dick, an asshole; like “why are you treating me like this?!? Stop!! AAAAaaaaaah! It hurts!” At least…

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positive psychology, coaching for happiness, Salisbury International Coaching week 2019

Coaching for Happiness: How the science of Positive Psychology can benefit your clients

The end goal of all clients coming for coaching tends to be some form of happiness or psychological wellbeing.  Whether that’s a life of meaning and purpose, finding the love of their life or leaving a toxic relationship, whether it’s experiencing more joy, hope, security or belonging, getting a promotion or increasing their income. In…

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Positive existential coaching as a meaning-making intervention

In the summer of 2018 I presented my approach to coaching at the 20th Conference of the International Network of Personal Meaning (INPM) in Vancouver. Based on my talk I wrote this paper which was recently published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXISTENTIAL POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY  VOL 9 NO 1 (2020): SPECIAL ISSUE: 2018 PROCEEDINGS OF…

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Ontological Coaching, Eric Larson, Yannick's Coaching Lab

Ontological Coaching with Eric Larson

Throughout his career Eric has helped thousands of clients – in more than 10,000 conversations – identify and free from themselves from internal and external barriers to create a life of greater purpose, fulfillment and meaning. As an advocate of excellence in the coaching profession, he also offers mentor coaching to executive, wellness and life coaches who are committed to improving their skills and/or pursuing ACC or PCC certification through the International Coaching Federation.

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coach therapy integration, positive existential coaching

My take on Coach-Therapy Integration

*Repost from coachingandmediation.net/ In light of the upcoming Conference on Integrative Coach-Therapy Practice (taking place in London on 21st January 2017 and being the 1st of its kind signifying a historic step in the development of integrative practice) I have summed up my approach and journey into working integratively, meaning combining elements of various helping-by…

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Somatic Coaching, Nathan Blair, Yannick's Coaching Lab

Somatic Coaching with Nathan Blair

Nathan is a Somatic Coach, Trainer and The Founder of Somatic School. Nathan currently runs a private Couple’s Coaching practice in London and is Founder of The Somatic School, the UK’s first ICF accredited school dedicated to training in process-oriented somatic practices and providing coaches with somatic and embodiment skills.

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Londdon's Leading Life Coach, Nick Hatter, Yannick's Coaching Lab

London’s Leading Life Coach(?) with Nick Hatter

Everybody who has googled “Life Coach” in the UK in the past 2 years will know Nick’s name. He charges upwards of £500/hour for his services and gathered more than 50 five-star Google reviews, which in combination with his smashing SEO work sets him up for fame and success. Nick is constantly acquiring new skills via CPDs and online courses and his thirst for knowledge and experience seems unquenchable. I’m happy that he’s agreed to come to the Lab so that I can finally see him in action with a client.

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