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What's Life Coaching ?

Here is an introduction in Q&A format.


How is life coaching different from counseling?


Counseling is an approach that focuses on taking care of the client's negative mental health that has weakened them emotionally, going back to the cause and past, and alleviating the mental health pain, such as anxiety and fear that occurred at that time, so that they can return to their original mindset.


Life coaching, on the other hand, focuses on the present and the future, and helps clients achieve their future goals by drawing out abilities, inspirations, ideas, and methods that they were not aware of before through dialogue with the coach, so that they can become the person they want to be in the future. 


Unfortunately, we cannot change what happened in the past, but we can change the future in various ways depending on how we act from now on.


Can depression and other mental illnesses be treated with life coaching?


Unfortunately, coaching is not suitable for treating or improving mental illness.

If you suspect that you are suffering from depression, or if people around you suspect that you are suffering from depression, we recommend that you see a medical specialist first. Then, when you are back to your healthy self after treatment, please contact us if you would like to plan a bright future for yourself through life coaching.


Does life coaching give advice about the future like fortune-telling?


Coaching is not fortune-telling. We focus on what the client wants to do in the future, what kind of person they want to become, and help them find out for themselves what actions they need to take and what plans they need to make to get there without being too hard on themselves. Therefore, the coach does not give advice or suggestions. This is because the client has a better way of achieving goals that suits him or her.


 What kind of session style do you use for coaching?


My coaching style will be online one-on-one style. We will meet face-to-face via video call (using Zoom or Google meet).

I ask the client to turn on the camera so that I and the client can see each other's face to ensure the best possible coaching experience. By being able to see each other's facial expressions, it is easier for both of us to understand what we are talking about, and when coaching, I can see from the client's facial expressions to see how I should approach the client in a way that makes it easier for me to listen. Therefore, I recommend that you turn on the camera to ensure a better coaching experience.

When you receive coaching, you will receive it in a quiet and free environment where you can talk freely, not in a noisy place such as a café or restaurant.


Do I have to take life coaching regularly?


My coaching is on a one-time-only basis, so I do not solicit my clients to sign up for coaching on a regular basis.


There is nothing wrong with having one session and then never seeing the client again. What is most important is how much the client is able to apply what he or she has noticed after the first session. Some clients ask for another session at a later date to extend the same content, while others come back for a completely different content.

We also believe that it is very important to choose the right coach for you. Have you ever had this experience? When you look for a doctor because you are not feeling well, and you don't really get along with the doctor, so you go to him or her only once, or vice versa and the fact that you get along with the doctor makes you trust him or her all the time...

I believe that choosing a coach is the same as choosing a teacher or trainer, not only a doctor, but alsoa hairdresser, a clerk at the store you always go to.



 What is NLP?


NLP, which I utilize in my coaching, is an acronym for "Neuro-Linguistic Programming.


The basic theory was established in California in the 1970s by psychologist Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder, who studied the words and actions of three genius therapists. Today, it is used in a variety of fields, including business and education.


NLP is a psychology that uses the mechanisms of the brain. For example, the human brain has the characteristic of pursuing pleasure and joy and keeping away from things that cause discomfort. NLP uses this characteristic to induce a feeling of safety and security, and rewrite the negative image into a positive one.

It refers to the neural circuits. It is the part of the five senses that we experience in our daily lives. We use hearing, sight, taste, smell, and touch to convey information and experiences of the outside world to the brain, which recognizes and retains this information as memory.

Humans use their five senses to recognize information and experiences in the outside world, and then add verbal information to what they recognize to ensure memory. Language includes not only what we use as communication, but also non-verbal things such as gestures.

Humans, like computers, also work through programming. For example, the human brain is programmed to move the body in a pattern called "B" when an event called "A" occurs, and so on. NLP makes use of this habit.

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