compassion and empathy - these are ones I should keep in mind

As for appropriate coaching approaches for male clients and female clients, a slight difference in preferences based on gender seems to exist. What is important for female would be ... in many cases, compassion and empathy, whereas, males clients prefer detailed technical advice for improvement. Of course, interindividual difference also exists.

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Self-compassion - Diary January 26th 2020

The benefits of self-compassion are numerous, especially related to a client's need for self-determination. First, experiencing a connectedness with others - aknowledging the interconnectedness of all humankind - supports one's most basic need for relatedness. When behaviors are driven by love, rather than fear, feelings of confidence and a sense of security are more likely to take hold. Frenzy is tamed, leading to a calmer heart and mind. When a client is calm, he or she is better able to make wise and intentional choices informed by emotional intteligence. Autonomy is supported when one is encouraged to be reflective and make choices in line with one's values, needs, and motivations. Better behavioral choices lead to an increased chance of success, or mastery experiences, which completes the circle in building confidence or a sense of competency for the next task (Moore, Jackson, and Tschannen-Moran, 2016).

Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschannen-Moran, B. (2016)
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA.

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Necessity to be positive - Diary January 24th 2020

" Coaching is a hope-inspring relationship. Coaching is about possibilities, action, and learning "
So to speak, an important premise for it is ... wellness coach himself or herself needs to be positive, thoughtful, and considerate.

Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschannen-Moran, B. (2016)
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Wolters Kluwer. Philadelphia, PA.

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learning facilitator

I came across a nice expression about the role of health & wellness coaches in " Coaching psychology manual " textbook. That says " wellness coaches should be good learning facilitators ".   I would like to keep this notion in mind in my daily responsibilities.

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For who, behavior change coaching is effective ?

Behavior modification coaching (wellness coaching) is especially important for these people, I think.

1) People who are struggling with changing their habits or behavior, specifically, a long held old pattern of thinking and behavior.

2) People whose motivational source comes from external factors - it is called extrinsic motivation.

3) People who started their new action and behavior recently - people in the action stage.  For those people, some help for making their new behavior a long lasting one is necessary in many cases.

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2019 Seasonal greetings from Wellcoaches

The rest of 2019 is only three weeks, and for savoring the mood of Christmas, I would like to share with you a seasonal greetings video from one of my certifying bodies.

早いもので2019年も、あと3週間となりました。僕の所持するウェルネスコーチング資格の認定団体 Wellcoachesより年末のメッセージビデオが届きました(上記リンク) 多少はクリスマス気分になりますかね?

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June 2nd 2019 - peacefulness of mind

What I should keep in mind always, beyond the framework of wellness coaching  - calmness, mindfulness, empathy, which is a respectful understanding of your talking partner's circumstance.

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Be a good listener - May 30th 2019

1) To refrain from explaining too much
2) To use a silent moment as necessary
3) To be a good and active listener
4) Non-violent communication


These are what is neccesary/and lacking to me.

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What is not being said - May 30th 2019

One of important points in human relations would be to understand what is not being said. In other words, to read between lines, of course it is not so easy as to say, because, psychological and emotional responses can largely differ from parson to person, or depending on a situation. That is why the concept of wellness coaching puts a lot of emphasis on generative moments. And seeing from the other side, it means human relations are made up of a premise saying that they are very fragile and easily breakable in its nature. This is especially important in intercultural relations, I guess.  


ウェルネス・コーチングでは「Generative moment」(相手と心の通い合う瞬間)をいかに創り出すか、ということを非常に重要視しているのですが、逆に言えば、人と人の関係は、それが仕事上のものでも、あるいは友人や恋人との関係でも、本質的には、非常にもろく壊れやすいものという前提の上で成り立っているということだと思います。


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Learning styles and modes - Diary April 26th 2019

When people learn something new, some people prefer learning by reading some study materials (Print learners), some people prefer seeing illustrations, video clips ... etc (Visual learners), some people prefer listening some audiotape or things like that (Aural learners), and some people learn best by verbal communication such as asking questions to his/her instructor, exchanging ideas with other class members ... etc (Verbal learners). Like this, each person's preferred learning style and mode are various. This is one of topics I'm interested in recently.

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