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Workshop: Coaching for Post-traumatic Growth

This workshop introduces participants to the second wave positive psychology construct of Post-traumatic Growth (PTG).

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Workshop: Coaching for Post-traumatic Growth

This workshop introduces participants to the second wave positive psychology construct of Post-traumatic Growth (PTG).

Workshop overview

Introduction to Post-Traumatic Growth Coaching

In this workshop, we will examine theories, models, tools and techniques that coaches can use to facilitate their clients to achieve growth following trauma.

This workshop will also provide participants with the opportunity to be reflective and reflexive. Virtual activities will challenge and inspire participants to review how trauma may affect a client’s coachability, the competencies they need as coaches, and when coaching is appropriate so that they can work collaboratively with their clients.

In a post-pandemic world, this course is especially applicable for positive psychology coaches, life coaches, business coaches as well as coaches who subscribe to a particular field of coaching e.g. CBT coaches, ACT coaches, and practitioners.

Who is this workshop for?

Coaches, Practitioners & Professionals

This workshop – which is part of The Enrichment Series – is for coaches, practitioners and professionals without a coaching background who are interested in personal and professional development, and exposure to Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology Coaching, Evidence-Based Coaching, and beyond.

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Workshop Learning Objectives

During the Coaching for Post-traumatic Growth online workshop, you complete the following learning objectives.

Learning Objective #1

Understand the definition of trauma, and how it may affect clients.

Learning Objective #2

Learn the concept of post-traumatic growth and the facilitators that have been found in the literature.

Learning Objective #3

Discuss the ethics of coaching for PTG, including the boundaries between coaching and therapy; when coaching is not the best approach; and the need for supervision for the coach.

Learning Objective #4

Identify coaching approaches that can facilitate clients to navigate towards post traumatic growth.

Student Testimonials

Learn how the IPPC has helped people from all walks of life

"The IPPC truly embodies their values – Do Good and Prosper. If you’re looking to equip yourself with a strong foundation and practical practices of Positive Psychology and evidence-based coaching, you have come to the right place."
Sandra Tai
HR Consultant & Adjunct Mentor, Malaysia
"I’ve been coaching for 15 years and recognize the IPPC’s program as cutting edge. They combine empirical research, theories and models with real practical examples, blending fun interactive lectures with real support outside the classroom."
Satya Kartara-Leighton
CEO, BeInclusive, UK
"Every coach and leadership consultant can benefit from the IPPC’s certification program! I’m really impressed with the quality of instruction, resources, and other coaches. This program provides foundational knowledge to empower coaches and consultants."
Jason Roncoroni
Executive & Leadership Coach, US
"As a coach it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest research and continue on your learning journey. The IPPC really supports this by having instructors who are experts in their field and they condense their learning into consumable material. The program is structured in a way that integrates nicely into your life, especially as a busy mom of four and working as leader in a large corporate global organization, flexibility is important."
Rosemarie Brennan
Vice-President, Global IT, Ireland
"I decided to commit to the IPPC’s Positive Psychology Coaching course because I was keen to understand how I could integrate my interest in and knowledge of positive psychology with my coaching practice. That’s where I found the group coaching practice sessions really valuable – a safe space to try out the theories and models discussed in the classes. I chose the IPPC because of the high calibre of the trainers and coaches plus it’s ICF certified."
Kate Thompson
Career & Leadership Coach, New Zealand
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Meet your instructor

Petra Walker MA(Oxon), MSc. Psych, MAPPCP, MBPs

Petra has a personal relationship with Post-Traumatic Growth, having broken her back in 2017. Since then, she has become a passionate Positive Psychology Coach, pushing boundaries, both personal and professional.

As a researcher and writer, Petra specialises in Post-Traumatic Growth, combining this with her passion for Scuba diving and Adventure. She has received distinctions for her research in Post-Traumatic Growth, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Scuba diving and has presented at several international conferences on these areas. She has a journal paper coming out in 2022 and is co-authoring a chapter on Post-Traumatic Growth and Adventure for a textbook, being published next year.

Petra’s coaching journey began in Hong Kong in 2006, and she has since worked in South Korea, Kuwait, Poland, and Dubai. The most rewarding part of her professional life is when she sees a message from a client saying “Thanks, I did it!”