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Workshop: Essentials of Somatic Coaching

An online experiential workshop to enhance your coaching techniques.

This Live Event Has Taken Place Recording Available To Purchase

Workshop: Essentials of Somatic Coaching

An online experiential workshop to enhance your coaching techniques.

Workshop overview

An Introduction to Somatic Coaching

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the evidence-based approach of somatic coaching, or the inclusion and involvement of the body within the context of a coaching relationship.

The foundational theory of somatic coaching is that the body holds emotions, wisdom and intuition about ourselves, our lives and our direction that we can tap into to help us find greater authentic experiences. Therefore, this workshop will look at how this practice connects body mind and spirit and how we can approach this work with our clients.

The workshop will feature a mixture of experiential interactive learning and exercises, lecture, and peer engagement. The introductory discussion of the concept of somatic coaching can help coaches appreciate how to enhance our practice with a careful attention to our clients’ physical experience. Discussions will also focus on how we can approach this topic in a secular, professional and safe manner that adheres to the coaching code of ethics set out by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

A video recording of the workshop will be available after the session, so those who are unable to attend live can still learn at a convenient time.

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

This workshop is not intended to train on the art of somatic coaching as that is beyond the scope of a single workshop.

However, participants will walk away with:

A deeper understanding and appreciation for this evidence-based approach and some basics of how you could incorporate it into your coaching practice.

An opportunity to practice this approach and hear real-life examples where it has been used to enhance a client’s experience.

Learning Objective #1

To gain an understanding of somatic coaching and the core principles in this evidence-based approach - and why it matters.

Learning Objective #2

Conduct an examination of the relationship between mindfulness, awareness and trust and the practice of somatic coaching.

Learning Objective #3

Gain a deeper understanding of the basic model of somatic coaching: awareness, opening and practices and how they can be applied in a coaching relationship.

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

Kimberley Wakefield

Kimberley has been a leadership coach for the past five years, and has 10 years of executive experience in marketing, sales, and brand management.

Politically minded and driven, Kimberley has worked on a number of federal and provincial political campaigns and lobby groups, as well as held numerous board positions for political parties.

She received an Award of Distinction for her MAPP and dissertation during her academic career, and held the position of Communications Chair for the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. Kimberley thrives on co-creating new and more-positive realities for her clients and forging deeper connections to see hope, change, and growth.