HOW DOES A PERSONAL COACHING SESSION WORK?
As a rule, the session starts by talking and trying to accurately describe and narrow down the issue that needs to be addressed. To do this, you will be asked questions about situations, feelings, and their strength (SUDS rating from 0 to 10). If necessary, you will be asked to imagine situations. After that, the coach will introduce you to a few exercises where you will use your hands for acupressure-like actions, or the coach will ask you to imagine certain things.
When you perform a so-called process, you will additionally be played music and taught a few more words.
WHEN WILL PERSONAL COACHING BE IMPLEMENTED?
Personal coaching can be done at any time. It is strongly advised not to do it while driving or operating machinery, as you may be distracted and suffer physical harm. Once you have internalized the techniques, it is quick to use to bring yourself out of emotionally agitated states, back into a harmonious balanced state.
IN WHICH CASES IS PERSONAL COACHING NOT ENOUGH?
Personal coaching is not a substitute for medical treatment. It is not a method to cure physical ailments these days. There is evidence that Personal Coaching can support the healing process. It should always be seen as an additional measure, besides the existing conventional medical care, and not as a substitute. Furthermore, Personal Coaching should only be used when there is no current suicidal tendency. Personal Coaching should not be applied if psychoactive substances are taken or therapy with psychotropic drugs is running.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE AWARE OF WHEN BEGINNING PERSONAL COACHING?
You should tell your coach everything you notice. No thought or feeling, no matter how small, is unimportant. Your coach is trained to distinguish the important from the unimportant, so please share with him everything you think, feel and perceive.
HOW OFTEN? FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF PERSONAL COACHING SESSIONS
Typically, you meet once a week for a session. A session lasts between 50 and 120 minutes. It is also quite possible to do several sessions in a day and on several days in a row. It is important that a topic must be worked on a total of 3x to achieve long-term stability.
WHAT DATA WILL BE OBTAINED AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH MY DATA?
During a session, data is collected about the problems you describe. On the one hand, these serve the coach as a memory aid within the session, as well as a reminder to be able to perform the 2 repetitions. This data can be stored in writing or electronically. If this data is stored electronically, it will be stored in such a way that an unauthorized third party cannot gain access under normal circumstances. Measures to this end include encryption.
Your data can also be stored pseudonymously and then given for evaluation. The background of the evaluation is quality control of the coaching and proof of effectiveness. The personal biographical data remain only in the circle between you and your coach.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF? RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WITH COACHING AND SPECIAL NOTES
The legal basis for coaching is a coaching contract, which, like any service contract, includes performance but does not promise success.
In coaching, respectful treatment of the client's wishes is essential. The client has a right to have the coach answer questions about the process.
Coaches are obligated to adhere to professional obligations, such as continuing education, education, documentation, and confidentiality.
Costs are agreed upon individually with you and your coach.
RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF PERSONAL COACHING
Coaching can be perceived as a financial and time burden
It can interfere with a person's previous way of life and the fabric of relationships.
There may be periods of symptom worsening.
There may be periods of overestimation of self and/or self-doubt.
Partnership, family, and friendship relationships may change, improve, or deteriorate.
Professional changes in positive and negative ways may occur.
As a result of coaching, entanglements may arise in the relationship with the coach, which will be processed. A personal relationship with the coach is excluded; the relationship with the coach is not a private, but a paid working relationship.
If you are taking medication, this must be disclosed to the coach; medication may have an impact on coaching.
Similarly, several coaching or personal development consultations at the same time may have an impact on Personal Coaching. This should also be discussed with your medical psychotherapist.
I take full responsibility for my own emotional and/or physical well-being during and after a session.
I will use the techniques only under the supervision of a qualified, certified coach, therapist, or physician, as legally appropriate.
I will not use these techniques alone to try to solve a problem that common sense would tell me is not appropriate.
I agree and affirm that I will not pass on the techniques shown to others.
I agree not to record or tape any sessions.
For safety reasons, I agree not to share these techniques or any Gaia commands with anyone, including my partner, family, friends, therapists, co-workers, clients, and patients.
I understand that some techniques and processes are trademarked and that they cannot be taught or redistributed without the permission of the trademark owner.
If changes are evident regardless of whether they are perceived as a burden or a relief, or if there is no change toward the set therapy goals, it is important to discuss this openly with the coach and agree on the next course of action.
Your coach is available to answer any questions!
Notes on the consent interview:
Clarification was provided by:
Dr. Daniel Zeiss
After clarification was provided ...
A copy of the disclosure form was given to me. I had ample opportunity to ask my questions and understood the education.
(Clarification sheet based on the clarification sheet of the DGPM German Society for Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy)
February 21, 2024