How to coach young people to have health generating behaviours

Session Summary:

Coaching is not therapy, although like me a coach might have experience in psychotherapy or psychology, but the practice is not the same as therapy.

Coaching can be a pro-active, positive partnership with young adults that guides them to move forward. Indeed coaching for pre-teens, teenagers and young adults is not a new thing.

What kind of difficulties can a young person have?

The young person can present with a number of difficulties, some of which are described below.

  • Emotional problems
  • Sexual problems
  • Behaviour problems
  • School problems
  • Eating problems
  • Drugs, solvents and alcohol

The teenage years can be an emotional assault course for all concerned. A gulf can grow between parents and their children during adolescence. One of the reasons many of us find it so hard is because it is a time of rapid physical development and deep emotional changes. These are exciting, but can also be confusing and uncomfortable for child and parent alike.

Prior to being a coach for adults and young adults I have been a teacher for 15 years both in Switzerland and in the UK.

In this session we will explore:


The worries of young people



How pain can mainfest itself in young adults



Watching out for the alarm bells before they ring!



Coaching tips for Health professionals, parents, coaches and young adults



And now what?



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