I run professional one to one & group coaching services to support adult with Dyspraxia local to Glasgow & UK/worldwide using creative methods. These are designed to build confidence, develop coping strategies, and improve their life quality, using a strengths-based approach to flourish in the future. All sessions are conducted according to the Association for Coaching's standards and run online & in person to be inclusive to different needs.
Chris Colebrook is a Solution-Focused Coach Practitioner with 6 years experience in training and facilitating improvised drama workshops. He is professionally trained in Positive Psychology-based practices (i.e: Life Coaching & Resource-Based Therapies) and Applied Drama practices from experience at the University of Glasgow, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & Centre for Coaching UK. Chris has 4 years one to one coaching experience including helping adults with specific learning difficulties (i.e dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD) flourish using applied positive psychology and drama. He has completed his PhD from the University of Glasgow, creating a new coaching practice with applied drama to improve an individual's interpersonal life quality, since his MSc in Psychological Studies.
What is a Strengths-Based approach?
A Strengths-Based approach not only helps you identify your personal strengths. It can also help your explore your top strengths at a deeper level, to understand ourselves, and discussion ways to apply these strengths to manage challenges you are experiencing. This contrasts with a deficit approach that commencing with exploring the problem, challenging your beliefs to understand problems.
My personal coaching approach here involves exploring your personal strengths creatively as a internal imagined character at a deeper level than just discussion based on the assumption "There is nothing wrong you that things right about you can't manage!" to understand yourself and create balance. This takes a holistic approach to develop a deep relationship with your yourself, how you top strengths interact with one another (typical top 3), and relationship with problems and the purpose of the problem than a pure "disfunction". This can include creatively asking questions in the role of that character as either that strengths, problem, valued, needs in an imaginative manner and role play exercises with part of ourselves to create than balance. Such an approach can help reduce overthinking, expand your comfort zone, assist processing and planning tasks, help you managing complex internal dialogues holding you back than to improve your wellbeing and flourish! When helping individuals experiencing conflicts with others at work or your broader personal life, by using role play exercises to rehearsal & develop skills, unearth resources to apply in the future!