This course equips you to serve as an effective coach for those who are spiritual leaders. Their occupation places peculiar demands on their time and their well being. This program will help you identify and assist clergy members and other spiritual leaders to be more centered, effective, and balanced in their work and life.
Though spiritual leaders seek to have Sabbath time for themselves they are on call often 24/7/365 when someone in their care needs them. This places stresses on their lives.
In addition to the excellent training in NLP and Life Coaching that the iNLP Center offers, this certification program looks at unique characteristics of being a spiritual leader person. This course easily adapts to all faith traditions as many of the dynamics are the same.
A Spiritual Leader is often the CEO of a non-profit organization and has many administrative duties. They are also available for individuals who are ill or in distress, helping plan life events like baptism/dedication (initiation into the faith), marriage, burials, teaching things of faith, leading worship and offering a message of hope and direction on a weekly (or at least regular basis). They often represent their community in larger community events.
They are called upon to be visionary leaders and effective managers. These expectations can sometimes be conflicting and are often competitive for time and energy.
This course can assist an individual to discern best practices in the midst of competing demands and helping them keep their center.
Some areas of dissonance for Spiritual Leaders can be:
As you study in the Coaching program you will readily find ways to address each of these issues.
Natural places that spiritual leaders may benefit from coaching include:
Helping that Spiritual Leader with effective coaching can make not only a significant difference for him or her, but for the communities they serve.
To effectively coach a clergy person can be a force multiplier as when they become more effective and centered, the communities they serve also benefit and will learn from that Spiritual Leader how to be better servers. Helping that clergy person will have secondary and tertiary benefits for many.
In addition to our NLP-Integrated Life Coach Training, you will also cover the modules below:
|Module 3||Life Metaphor|
|Unit 2||What are Metaphors?|
|Unit 3||How Metaphors Affect our Lives|
|Unit 4||A Life Straightening Out - Akiko's Story|
|Unit 5||Example Metaphors|
|Unit 6||Your Metaphoric Perspective|
|Unit 7||Physical Metaphors|
|Unit 8||Identifying Your Current Life Metaphor|
|Unit 9||Adopting a New Life Metaphor|
|Unit 10||My New Life Metaphor|
|Unit 11||• Psyche Builder: Life Metaphor|
|Unit 12||• Psyche Builder: Integrating Your New Life Metaphor|
|Unit 13||• Coaching Exercise: Metaphoric Intervention|
Metaphor and Life Metaphor
The use of imagery or story to bring out a point that does not directly involve the client. Jesus used parables; we use metaphors often in common conversation. We will learn how to use this tool effectively in our coaching. Plus, you are privileged to work through a fantastic process with Mike Bundrant in establishing a life metaphor.
|Module 4||Bounded or Centered Set|
|Unit 1||Overview of Bounded Set and Centered Set|
|Unit 2||• Psyche Builder - Bounded and Centered Set|
|Unit 3||Bounded Centered Set as a Meta Program|
|Unit 4||• Psyche Builder: Bounded/Centered Set as a Meta-Program|
|Unit 5||Bounded/Centered Set and Other NLP Techniques|
|Unit 6||• Coaching Exercise: Bounded/Centered Set and other NLP|
Bounded or Centered Set
As you explore in the Life Coach courses motivations and orientations for individuals and how to access and enhance states of being to be resourceful and work through people in various situations, we will examine the concept of Bounded Set – Centered Set orientation.
We will look at which NLP concepts and tools and life coach tools will help people be more resourceful in either orientation. Bounded Set orientation tends to focus on either/or decisions and define their purpose by adhering to a set of rules.
Centered Set orientation tends to focus on moving to a center focus and will use any way to get there. Both orientations bring great strength and a great challenge.
|Module 5||Four Journeys Model|
|Unit 1||Model Overview|
|Unit 2||• Psyche Builder: Four Journeys|
|Unit 3||Forward Journey – Lack of Technical Skills|
|Unit 4||Outward Journey – Unhealthy Relationships|
|Unit 5||• Psyche Builder: Outward Journey|
|Unit 6||Inner Journey- Unprocessed Wounds and/or Trauma|
|Unit 7||• Stealth Mission: Inner Journey|
|Unit 8||Upper Journey- Lack of Spirituality|
|Unit 9||• Psyche Builder: Upper Journey|
Four Journey Model
The four-journey model is a metaphoric model for focus on areas that cause pastors to be stuck or even leave ministry. They involve helping awareness arise about technical knowledge and skills that may be lacking (forward); healthy relationships and balance in life (outward); processing previous wounding and trauma (inward); and losing spirituality (upward).
You will identify what Life Coach and NLP tools can assist you in coaching someone through these journeys.
|Module 6||Stages of Faith Formation|
|Unit 1||Model Overview|
|Unit 2||Level One: Primal Faith & Intuitive-Projective Faith|
|Unit 3||• Psyche Builder: Levels of Faith Reflection|
|Unit 4||Level Two: Mythic-Literal Faith|
|Unit 5||• Psyche Builder: Mythic-Literal Faith and Needs|
|Unit 6||Level Three: Synthetic-Conventional Faith|
|Unit 7||• Psyche Builder: Synthetic-Conventional Faith and Needs|
|Unit 8||Level Four: Individuated-Reflective Faith|
|Unit 9||• Psyche Builder: Individuated-Synthetic Faith and Needs|
|Unit 10||Level Five: Conjunctive Faith|
|Unit 11||• Psyche Builder: Conjunctive Faith and Needs|
|Unit 12||Level Six: Universalizing Faith|
|Unit 13||• Psyche Builder: Universalizing Faith and Needs|
|Unit 14||• Coaching Exercise: Levels and Needs|
Stages of Faith Formation and Psycho-Social Needs
James Fowler identified 6 stages of growth in faith that people can journey through, but as primary driver most live satisfying lives at any stage. Knowing where your client is, can assist you in resourceful coaching.
There are also some drivers at normal ages in life that we will examine as well. Not to label, but to assist you in being better prepared to assist your client.
|Module 7||NLP and Books of Faith|
|Unit 1||Some NLP Concepts illustrated in the Bible and other books of Faith|
|Unit 2||• Question: NLP Concepts Illustrated in Books of Faith|
|Unit 3||Some Life Coach Concepts in the Bible and other books of faith|
|Unit 4||• Question: Life Coach Examples in Books of Faith|
NLP and Books of Faith
NLP has only been around for 40-50 years but the principles behind NLP have been present throughout history and you can find much of this in the Bible and other Books of Faith.
We will explore stories and other writings from our books of faith that point to various NLP Concepts. That may assist us with clients who may feel the need to prove that your coaching is based on faith or Biblical.
|Module 8||Group Work|
|Unit 1||Introduction and Overview|
|Unit 2||Dynamics of Public Settings|
|Unit 3||• Question: Dynamics of Public Settings|
|Unit 4||Dynamics of Group Settings|
|Unit 5||• Question: Dynamics of Group Settings|
|Unit 6||Dynamics of Team Settings|
|Unit 7||• Question: Dynamics of Team Settings|
Though coaching is usually a one to one relationship. You may be called upon or desire to use coaching & NLP in group settings. Most students seek to use the learning in their daily life so it should not be different for you.
We will examine how NLP and Coaching tools can be used with groups. We also will explore the differences between group coaching and team coaching.
Who Can Enroll in this Spiritual Leader Coach Training?
Spiritual Leader Coach Specialty Only:
* MUST BE ENROLLED in our
NLP-Integrated Life Coach Training
for this option.