What is the course about?
Life coaching is an increasingly popular way of helping people achieve their goals and lead the life they would like. This course focuses on the ways that philosophers and philosophical ideas and methods can make life coaching more effective.
What will we cover?
- introduction to life coaching
- introduction to practical philosophy
- specific philosophers and philosophical methods that can be used in philosophical life coaching
The topics to be covered may include the following:
- being more resilient
- how to be an excellent and virtuous human
- clarifying your values
- finding more meaning and purpose in life
- being happier.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify some of the goals and methods of life coaching
- identify some philosophical ideas and methods of use in life coaching
- apply some of the ideas learnt today.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is introductory and presupposes no prior knowledge. It will appeal to those interested in philosophy and personal development and also life coaches wishing to extend their skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Students will examine arguments by a combination of group or pair activity, lively class discussion and short talks. Participation is required in many exercises but is entirely voluntary in the case of whole class discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Photocopied handouts will be given out and further reading recommended.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please see our prospectus or website - www.citylit.ac.uk - for details of our Philosophy course offer.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details