Basic Spiritual Coaching Skills
Reflective Listening, Supporting, Endorsing and Thanking Skills: Reflective Listening is a process of listening to the feelings underlying the wordsthe person is speaking. We support them by saying: "I support you in continuing to...". More powerful than recognizing and acknowledging, is the act of endorsing. When we feel it is inappropriate to either support or endorse the other person, our best alternative is to thank them for sharing and move on.
Choices, Assignments and Contracts Skills: We all like choices. Offer us a choice and we'll usually pick one. The most powerful request we can make is to request our client to do something before the next session. When your clients say they'll do something but they don't do it, create a contract with them.