You will be trained to form and lead The Up Spiral Life group, trademarked UpSpiraLife™, which is a NeuroPositive™ 12 step group. Based on the book, 12 New Steps For A New Millenium: The UpSpiraLife Group, created and written by Dr. William K. Larkin, Director of the Applied Neuroscience Institute, these groups grow and deepen emotional fitness, NeuroPositive being, and the well-lived life.
In the UpSpiraLife Group, the Group Coach guides participants through 12 Steps and 12 Promises, supporting group members in growing and using a NeuroPositive mind in everyday life.
At the heart of the experience of these 12 steps is brain coupling- learning to connect in a way that is best described as having your ideas and emotions understood and received- what we call “felt experiences/felt feelings. This experience creates neural integration and fosters positive neuroplastic growth in the brain.
Group members learn to share their positive growth and challenges, and how they are using NeuroPositive™ tools to face the challenges in their lives. The NeuroPositive Professional Group Coach™ develops the skills and the know-how to craft a positive group culture with a focus on growing this more integrated NeuroPositive mind.
The focus is not on solving personal problems by focusing on them, giving them attention or “talking them through.” It is not group therapy or group problem-solving with a focus on what’s going wrong, how difficult life is, or how one’s life isn’t working out. While challenges in life may be presented, the focus is on how the brain works best in an UpSpiral. Working through 12 very specific steps of positive personal growth is enhanced by the support of the group and the NeuroPositive Group Coach.™
Life challenges are presented against the background of strengths development and the applications of the tool box of the NeuroPositive Method.™
Creating a positive group culture is very tricky when the watchful human brain has a tendency to default to potential threat or fear, especially in the face of novelty. Creating and maintaining this positive group culture is the primary skill of the Group Coach.
For some, positive group coaching is an alternative to one-on-one coaching and it requires a different and expanded skill set. However it offers the opportunity to reach more people, and by the synergy of the group, can be more powerful and effective than one-on-one coaching. It can also, depending upon how the group coach structures the group, offer an opportunity to people who cannot afford individual coaching. Creating and facilitating an UpSpiraLife™12 Step group professionally and well is what you learn in this group coaching course.
25 weeks of UpSpiraLife Group™ Training (group coach training) via GoToMeeting in an actual UpSpiraLife™ training group.
Live training sessions are 60 minutes in length with an optional 30 minute Q & A with the instructor following the live session.
GoToMeeting is a free downloadable connection from Citrix Communications and works with your computer.
$2495.00 with a $500 rebate for pre-enrollment
Licensed NeuroPositive Coaches (NPC) receive free continuing education after Course requirements are completed. The Applied Neuroscience Institute is the only Coach Training Institute that gives its program graduates free on-going continuing education in both cutting-edge neuroscience research and in marketing in our Zipline Continuing Education Program. Licensed coaches also receive free call-in support.