Philosophical life coaching
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: HP020
Duration: 1 session
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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. An open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always agree are more important than specific levels of 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.
Tim LeBon has been teaching philosophy, counselling and psychology courses at the City Lit for over 25 years. Tim first developed a passion for the subjects when he got a first-class degree from Oxford University in PPE. After a successful career in IT working in his twenties, Tim decided he wanted to do something more meaningful that write computer programmes so embarked on a second career in psychotherapy, counselling and teaching. He has written two books, Wise Therapy and Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology, and written numerous articles. As well as teaching, Tim is an accredited psychotherapist, and works in the NHS and in private practice. He has a particular interest in the practical application of philosophy and is a founding member of the Modern Stoicism team, an interdisciplinary group of psychologists, philosophers and classicists aiming to promote interest in Stoicism as a life philosophy and research into its effectiveness.
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