Navigating the Challenging Terrain of Trauma Mitigation Coaching
September 24, 2021 (Webinar) 12pEST-1:30pEST (*Featured September Book Club)
CCEUs 1 Core Competencies and .5 Resource Development
Trauma! Not really the terrain of coaching, you say? If your coach training program was like most, you were cautioned to respond to any indication of trauma in your clients by immediately referring them to a therapist. The challenge is that if 2020 taught us anything, it is that trauma is a universal human experience. Our clients, and we coaches too, have faced more than our fair share of challenges. 2020 aside, stress and trauma are not new phenomena, and being able to hold our clients’ strong emotions and help to mitigate their stress are valuable coaching skills. We can only do that if we know what trauma looks and feels like, and if we have the skills to enable our clients to name what they are experiencing and move forward through and past it, perhaps even leveraging their experience in something known as “post-traumatic growth.”
This session will demonstrate how a coaching approach is inherently trauma-mitigating, and share some of the basics when it comes to recognizing and responding to trauma as a coach. You’ll walk away with added awareness, and tools for meeting your client where they are at some of the most challenging times and places in their lives.
- · Develop an understanding of the attributes of coaching that support its role in trauma mitigation.
- · Learn what trauma looks like so that you can mitigate rather than amplify the trauma experience.
- · Practice the skill of naming in order to mitigate the harmful effects of trauma.
- · Recognize when and how to refer a coaching client for therapy when coaching alone is not the answer.
About our Speaker, Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC
Ann earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with specializations in neuropsychology and health psychology, from The University of Texas. She had a two-decade career in health care as a clinical neuropsychologist and division leader. When her hospital experienced a merger, Ann realized she had a lot to learn about how to effectively lead through change. She chose to pursue her leadership coaching certification from the Newfield Network in 2003 and subsequently earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation to support individuals and teams in transforming themselves.
Ann founded DaVinci Resources coaching business in 2003, and co-founded The Bounce Collective coaching and consulting business in 2009. Ann is a Certified Team Performance Coach. She has authored two books on group and team coaching—Being Coached: Leadership and Team Coaching from the Inside (September Book Club Selection), and VUCA Tools for a VUCA World. Ann joined Lodestar in 2018 to develop trauma-informed approaches for healthcare and other organizations. Along with Kemia Sarraf, MD, MPH, and Antoinette Dubois-Ayers, CPCC, RCC, Ann is co-creator of the Trauma-Informed Professional Coaching curriculum for health care leaders and other professionals, and Trauma Mitigation Master Class for experienced coaches.