Cognitive Behavioral Coaching: A Case Study

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Introduction Cognitive behavioural coaching derives from the work of two leading cognitive behavioural theorists, researchers and therapists, Albert Ellis 1962 and Aaron Beck 1976. The origins of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is traced back to the Stoic philosophers Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. Epictetus stated that a profound truth that is at the heart of CBT:’ People are disturbed not by things but by the views which they take on them’. (Passmore, 2010). Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) seeks, through collaborative activity, to facilitate a time limited, goal-directed and present focused process, to help clients reach their own solutions in order to build stress-resilience. CBC can help clients alter how they think (cognitive)…show more content…
I cannot stand all this pressure. I'll never finish the project on time.') C - Consequences (for example when the client experiences unpleasant emotions and/or engages in dysfunctional behaviour, such as anxiety, headaches, and procrastination) D - Disputing (for example, 'I don't enjoy this project but I can stand it. If I start working on it now, I could finish it in time.') E - Effective adaptive approach (that is, anxiety is reduced, starts working on the project, which will assist in completing. Coaches encourage their clients to work through this model systematically thus enabling the client to find their own solutions. Once they practice this technique it can be adapted to a multitude of situations and become an inherent part of their revised positive thought processes. When using CBC in stress management coaching, clients need to learn how to pay attention to automatic thoughts, recognize those which are faulty and reframe realistic interpretations along with changing inappropriate behaviours. (Alexander,

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