MFC Coaching Philosophy:
When clients come to MindFulChoice, they share one thing in common—they have tried other approaches to solve their situation with little or no success. Many have felt trapped by their continuing predicament. Our innovative methods have helped them break free and overcome the cycle of failure and defeat in their lives, so they can achieve their goals and move forward.
In order to solve a dilemma, the first step is to help clients clarify and pinpoint their destination – the place in their life they would be but for the impediment blocking their way. Once that is known, the focus becomes learning to pay closer attention to what is happening within, right here and right now. What is the thinking process they use and the feelings that arise in confronting the events of daily living. Their self-awareness opens the door to becoming the master of one’s thoughts and feelings. They are now in the right frame of mind to make wiser choices. MFC supplies them with proven techniques and strategies to use, so when they are faced with conflict, they avoid falling into the same rut with the same undesirable results.
MFC is an evidence-based, expert system that is the heart of Mind Focused Coaching & Therapy. For example, one effective method we use is visualization. We teach our clients to mentally visualize a simple binary tree of decision. Step-by-step, it lays out our sequential choices over time and gives us advance notice of where we are headed – for whatever situation we might confront.
To help you grasp the MFC method, we have put together five different scenarios from real cases involving family issues, procrastination, impulse management, and professional development.
Each scenario is formatted the following way:
1. Presenting Problem
2. Background Information
3. MindFulChoice Assessment
4. MindFulChoice Tools
● Paradigm: Culled from the list of MFC Paradigms, they are our innovative shifts in thinking to describe situations and how to remedy the dysfunction.
● Principle: Of the list of MFC’s BMA to Z Guiding Principles – They are our descriptions of active changes in attitude and behavior to go beyond self-defeating habits. An animation about it was sent to you at an earlier time.
5. MindFulChoice Intervention
7. Comparison to Other Methods
In the final week of Mind Focused Coaching, the clients are asked to solve one or two scenarios that are relevant to their challenging past issues (we only give them points 1-2-3- and they need to tell us in #4 what paradigm(s) and Principle(s) they would use to help the person herein described.
Then we offer them our own #4 solution, and 5-6-7, to help them have a more analytic and pro-active vision to eventually help others (helping others is a great way for improving yourself).
The mental health professionals we train need to do the same, but with all scenarios as part of their training, in order to graduate from the MFC course, and become Mind Focused Certified.
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Read more about five different scenarios from real cases involving family issues.
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