Case Study a)
Training: In Mindfulness.
Developing and successfully running short training sessions for police officers and support staff in the use of mindfulness for stress reduction.
Case Study b)
Personal Coaching: Helping an individual cope with M. E. and low mood
Working on behalf of an independent care advisory service.
Successfully working with a client using a blend of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, ACT Therapy and Positive Psychology Coaching to cope better with daily life.
Case Study c)
Training: To develop equal gender in senior management posts
Working with a local authority over a four-year period in a mentoring programme specifically designed for women in the workplace.
Training groups of mentors and mentorees to assist the authority in gaining equal gender in senior management positions.
Case Study d)
Personal Coaching: Helping an individual cope with some major life changes
Using a blend of Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy and coaching this person was able to successfully deal with the major changes that had brought so much anxiety to daily life. After only a few sessions this person had more confidence and was able to deal more effectively with intrusive thoughts that previously would have been debilitating.
Case Study e)
Training: To introduce participants to key topics in Positive Psychology
Healthy Thinking was a programme designed by David and commissioned by a major Police Association. The programme was a series of mini-coaching sessions for small groups. Sessions introduced participants to key topics in Positive Psychology such as Optimism, Resilience, Values & Strengths and Mindfulness, helping them to develop new ways of thinking and coping.
Case Study f)
Personal Coaching: Smoking Cessation
Using cognitive and clinical hypnotherapy helping a person who had previously smoked an estimated 150 cigarettes a week to stop smoking and control urges and cravings.
Case Study g)
Training: Developmental Diversity Mentoring Programme for Female and Black and Asian Police Officers
Designing, developing and implementing a diversity mentoring programme for a Police Force to support the personal and professional development of police officers.
The success of this programme led to a research study of Mentoring for Women in Policing in the UK, described by Oxford Brookes University as 'useful to police forces for future practice' The research methodology and findings of this project resulted in a presentation at the 5th annual Coaching & Mentoring research conference and a subsequent paper being published in the The International Journal for Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring.
Case Study h)
Personal Coaching: Assisting an individual deal with anxiety and workplace stress due to re-organisation.
Using a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology Coaching an intensive 10-week programme allowed this individual to work and perform in an unsettling work environment while not allowing anxiety and stress to have such an impact on personal and professional life.
Case Study i)
Training: Design a mentoring programme to support Graduate Development.
Working with a bank in the City of London year on year we have introduced mentoring as part of a support package to their Graduate Development Training Programme. This programme has been extremely beneficial in the orientation of graduate recruits to the company culture and in helping them realise their strengths and focus on development. In addition mentors have found the training and the experience useful in their own development.