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Imagery Techniques for use within Coaching & Coaching Psychology Practice: A skills based workshop

This workshop will provide skills practice for practitioners who want to integrate a range of imagery techniques within their coaching or coaching psychology.  Although the techniques are generally used in cognitive behavioural or rational coaching, they are suitable for most coaching approaches and contexts. The techniques assist coachees or clients to: 

  • practise imagery skills,
  • improve goal-focus,
  • increase motivation,
  • enhance self-efficacy and confidence,
  • reduce stress, performance anxiety and anger
  • become relaxed
  • enhance performance
The workshop is recognised by the International Society for Coaching Psychology as providing CPD/CPE for its Members. 

Delegates will be expected to work in pairs or triads in order to practise some of the techniques and skills. Pre-workshop reading will be emailed as a PDF.

• To become knowledgeable about a range of imagery techniques

This skills based workshop will help participants to:

  • To become knowledgeable about a cognitive model of imagery

  • To understand the link between imagery, goal focused behaviours, cognitions and emotional responses

• To become knowledgeable of imagery techniques that may be helpful at the start of coaching
• To practise a number of imagery techniques used for coaching interventions including four imagery improvement exercises, goal focused imagery, motivation imagery, coping imagery, time projection imagery, rational emotive imagery, anger reducing imagery, relaxation imagery
• To use 2 or  5 column imagery worksheets to enhance the use of imagery techniques

The approach is based on the published works of Lazarus, Ellis, Puri and Palmer.

Trainer: Prof Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol FAC

Since the early 1990's Stephen has authored or edited over 50 books many of which contain chapters or sections on imagery techniques and skills. Once asked by a PhD student if he could only use one technique for his entire practice, which one would he use, he responded some days later that there was one imagery technique that he could use for a range of different client/coachee issues. On this workshop he will share with the delegates which technique he choose.

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