Small steps help!
Nic and Debs, as course lecturers, guide our students to develop skills in a structured way and, in the same way as we encourage our clients, we do this by encouraging small steps. If you bite off more than you can chew, we may end up in a place where we are putting too much pressure on ourselves. Whereas by looking at the next ‘small step’ towards our overall goal, we’re much more likely to achieve that goal.
Sometimes we may tell our clients a story to get a point across. One such story about ‘small steps’ is that of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon! We regale how he didn’t just take one giant leap for mankind all in one go. No, he originally had to take the small step of learning how to fly way before he even applied to NASA, and imagine all the small training steps in between first deciding to become an astronaut and going on to land on the moon?
Working out how to get to a goal is almost as important as the goal itself, especially if a client is anxious or depressed.
Solution Focused Techniques
Using Solution Focused techniques, we help our clients adopt a positive attitude towards life and we get our students to adopt a positive attitude towards their training/portfolio etc. We encourage them to focus on what is possible and achievable, rather than mulling over perceived problems.
The results are usually rather impressive! Our client therapy sessions and student course weekends are positively oriented, uplifting and fun. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to comment on the amount of laughter emanating from our training rooms. One student on Nic’s CPHT Belfast course even asked if all courses were this much fun, to which Nic replied very happily “Yes”!
So if you would like a career that changes your life for the positive, as well as the lives of your future clients, then do get in touch! After all, getting in touch is only one small step, isn’t it?
We are starting our next course in February!
Nic and Debs