Coaching for deep transformation
Becoming your own healer, leader and teacher with Psychophonetics
“The purpose of 21st Century psychology is not the correction of psycho-pathology back to normalcy – but the transformation of all life challenges into opportunities for spiritual development”Y.T.
The idea of coaching and the idea of deep psychological transformation are usually a contradiction:
coaching is considered by-and-large to be a short term intervention for improving performance in some field of life or work,
intended for very functional people who want to be more successful;
on the other hand the psychological intervention required for
deep transformation is normally called psychotherapy:
it is assumed to be long term, often open-ended therapeutic process,
intended for people who are troubled in some area of their life,
and creating deep relationship between practitioner and client.
These popular notions are hard to change, even though
many coaches intend to go deep and many psychotherapists intend
to improve performance in relatively short term.
It is the nature of the human soul to evolve.
From a certain point of view the healthy human soul is the evolving human soul, even when it goes through challenges and crisis on its way
to the next level of its own evolution;
The unhealthy human soul is the one that is stagnant,
even if from the outside it looks and function well.
The process of soul creation is on-going.
We are busy developing the human soul and its various expressions from generation to generation and during the life-time of every individual.
Our ever-changing civilization, culture, economy and ways of life are evidence that we are consciously changing psychologically – while our bodies
stay the same for thousands of years.
Our work, family life, relationships, technology, economy, politics, education, communication – they change continuously in front of our eyes.
The changes do not come from nature, they come from us,
from our ever-evolving soul life, both individually and collectively.
Human civilization changes because people change.
It is undeniable that human beings evolve, but who can claim that he/she knows what a healthy human soul acts and looks like?
No one can do it from the outside any more.
It is still evolving, and because the next level of human soul development
has never happened before - there is nothing and no one to compare it with.
A soul crisis at any point of individual and social development
is not necessarily a health crisis.
It could very well be a threshold between
one level of soul development to the next one.
The perfect prototype of a healthy soul cannot exist
because the soul is still in evolution.
If change and development is human’s essential nature – assisting it consciously and methodically is justified, but coaching and psychotherapy are dealing with this challenge in very different ways.
It is good to remember that there are at least
1,000 known forms of psychotherapy methods,
and there would be at least as many forms of coaching methods
in the world today, therefore no definition and
no characterisation can do justice to all of them.
While the terms coaching, counselling, psychotherapy,
clinical psychology and training for personal development are each being used in a huge variety of ways and often overlapping with each other –
some broad definitions still apply.
“Coaching is a form of development in which an experienced person,
called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance“.
Psychotherapy is defined by the Oxford dictionary as
“treatment of disorders of the mind or personality by psychological methods”, or: "Psychotherapy is the informed and intentional application of clinical methods and interpersonal stances derived from established psychological principles
for the purpose of assisting people to modify their behaviours, cognitions, emotions, and/or other personal characteristics in directions
that the participants deem desirable" by the America Psychological Association.
 Passmore, Jonathan, ed. (2016) .
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