Emotion Coaching: A universal strategy for supporting and promoting sustainable emotional and behavioural well-being

Licette Gus, Janet Rose, Louise Gilbert

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    Abstract

    This paper positions Emotion Coaching as a universal strategy for supporting sustainable emotional and behavioural well-being within community and educational contexts. It offers Emotion Coaching as an effective strategy that promotes resiliency skills and locates it within the broader social agenda. The paper will address the key elements of Emotion Coaching which reflect a bio-psycho-social model for universal well-being and are informed by theory and research from neuro-science, interpersonal neurobiology, developmental psychology and attachment theory. The paper will review the growing international evidence base for Emotion Coaching and its multi-disciplinary application to a range of professional and personal contexts. Emotion Coaching helps to create nurturing relationships that scaffold the development of effective stress management skills, develop capacities to promote emotional and behavioural self-regulation and support pro-social behaviours. We argue that Emotion Coaching is a simple, cost-effective, empowering and universal tool that can harness well-being through improved communication, relationships, self-regulation, attainment, health, and resilience. Keywords: Emotion Coaching; relationships; interpersonal neurobiology; pro-social behaviour; emotional well-being.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-41
    Number of pages11
    JournalEducational and Child Psychology
    Volume32
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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