Coaching for Positive Change

Ref: C3745945

Participants will learn to be able to make a difference in their lives, making a change and respond to new circumstances. They will learn to recognise physical and emotional signs of anxiety. Learners will develop compassion and be able to use self-soothing practices when needed. Tools such us positive affirmation will allow them to stay focused and balanced by looking at the positive elements in their lives. By acceptance and understanding unhealthy thinking habits they will regain the full control of their own lives. They will work on self-esteem and confidence, understand better their environment as well as any relationships they build with others. Each week the group will learn new mindfulness techniques which will allow them to break off the autopilot and slowly start regaining a position of power in daily decisions. Appreciation, compassion and kindness are key elements of each session.

Course aim

This is a course is for anyone looking to make a difference in their lives, make a change or respond to new circumstances.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Individuals are able to recognise at least 3 physical and 3 emotional signs of anxiety and stress. Individual is able to create ‘1 MONTH CHANGE PLAN’ using SMART and goal prioritising approaches.
  • Understand the brain anxiety cycle. Become familiar with the emotional regulation system and can recognise all parts: soothing, drive and threat.
  • Acknowledge any negative emotions and memories from the past. They have at least 3 techniques in place on how to deal with past traumas.
  • To list at least 5 positive and ‘negative’ characteristics about themselves. Know how to challenge the ‘negative’ labels.
  • Recognise and challenge ‘UNHELPFUL THINKING HABITS’. Have a least 2 techniques in place to challenge the ‘inner bully’.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit:
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Coaching for Positive Change


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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