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No Worry Ways to Overcome Loneliness

No Worry Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Feeling close to family and friends is one of the greatest joys in life. If you want to feel more connected and strengthen your relationships, try these practical steps for banishing loneliness.

Advantages of Becoming More Connected

1. Deepen your happiness. Over the years, many studies have confirmed that our relationships influence our happiness more than anything we can buy. Everyone wants to feel loved and appreciated, and contributing to the wellbeing of others helps build self-esteem as well.

2. Improve your health. Social connections also protect physical health. Statistically, your chances of dying in the next year are cut in half just by joining a group, according to Dr. Robert D. Putnam who wrote the book on “Bowling Alone.”

3. Accomplish more. You’re much more effective when you join forces with others. Families rely on teamwork and your support systems make you more resilient during tough times.

Change Your Thinking

1. Learn to be brave. It’s natural to worry about being rejected, but you’ll enjoy life more if you take risks. Invite a new co-worker out to lunch or call up a relative you haven’t talked to in a while.

2. Focus on others. Mingling is much easier when you concentrate on how you can help others. If you have a tendency to become self-conscious or speak to yourself harshly, distract yourself by giving others your full attention.

3. Talk with your doctor. If you suffer from depression or social phobias, you may need some additional help. Your physician can advise you on effective treatments available today.

Take Action

1. Start with small steps. Guarantee your success by beginning where you feel comfortable. Kids and dogs usually love any extra attention they can get. Every community has organizations that welcome volunteers.

2. Limit your screen time. Turn off the TV and internet so you can spend more time talking with people face to face. Practice your conversation skills. Make it a habit to take a walk together after dinner.

3. Think in terms of quality. One or two close friendships can be worth much more than hundreds of Facebook friends you barely know. Measure your support network by its quality.

4. Ask for what you need. If you feel distant from the people around you, try letting them know specifically what you would like to do to feel more bonded. Your partner may be willing to say, “I love you” more often when they know that it’s important to you.

5. Join a club. Engagement with your community can bring more meaning to your life. Sharing a common interest with others also makes it easier to get to know each other. Sign up for a pottery class or join the summer softball league at your office.

6. Cultivate your spiritual side. Church services are an important part of many people’s lives. For others, spiritual connections may arise through getting back to nature or listening to chamber music.

7. Become more approachable. While you’re working up the courage to talk to new people, you can look for ways to make it easier for them to reach out to you. If you think happy thoughts and regard others with compassion, you will appear friendlier.

8. Find the right balance for you. Solitude is different from loneliness. You may value having some regular quiet time to spark your creativity or practice meditation.

By making the effort to reach out to others, you can reduce your own loneliness and help everyone around you feel more connected. It’s easy to feel isolated in a world where we spend so much time online and families often live far apart. However, to make a friend you must first reach out and become one.

Certified NLP Coach

Program Description: The Certified NLP Coach program allows you to incorporate very powerful NLP techniques you’re your day-to-day coaching practice.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Description:

The Certified Organizational Development Coach program is an exclusive and very unique program, designed for coaches who wish to coach entire organizations with their Organizational Development and Change Management goals. This program provides you with 65 ICF training hours - more than enough for the ACC credential. Over a series of 25 weekly lectures, it prepares you to deal with volatile group dynamics across entire organizations. Topics including OD interventions, Team Engagement, Buyer Behavior of internal customers, The Tripod of Success, Ensuring Sustainability, Performance-Retention correlation, Strategies to influence behavior - and many more - are covered in detail.

Coaches are introduced to the ARCS Model, as well as to the Organizational Culture Audit Toolkit. Employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity are discussed, as well as their impact on the performance of the organization as a whole. Students are introduced to various Change Management models including Lewin's Planned Change model, the ADKAR Change Management model, and Kotter's 8 steps of Change Management. Resistance to change and its manifestation are discussed, as is Behavior Modification.

Upon completing this program, Certified Organizational Development Coaches will have all the tools they need to affect positive transformation within organizations, and will be able to coach teams and personnel at all levels - including initiators, decision makers, influencers, and intervention implementers.

In addition to coaches who are launching their own Corporate Coaching practices, this is an essential program for HR professionals, Training and Development Professionals, Managers, and Corporate Leaders who wish to implement internal policies and OD processes to guide their companies and people through ongoing change.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Executive Coach

Program Description

The Certified Executive Coach program has been designed for coaches who wish to coach managers, executives, and corporate leaders. The goal of this program is to cultivate a deep understanding of how the executive coaching process works as well as some of the challenges that come up in executive coaching conversations.

This program has been approved by the International Coaching Federation for 32 hours, and it comprises of 12 live, instructor-led, fully interactive virtual classes offered over zoom. These classes cover various aspects of executive coaching including, but not limited to Effective Collaboration, Performance Management, Upskilling, Conflict Management, Effective Collaboration, Developing Team Members, and many more.

This program has a very unique, hands-on, experiential structure. Classes are focused on active participation by students through real life Coaching Challenges and discussions of real life executive coaching situations.

ICF Training Hours: 32

Duration: 12-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Life Coach

Program Description:

The Certified life Coach program is an essential program for anyone considering coaching as a profession. The goal of this program is to create a deep understanding of the coaching process, along with how and why it is effective in catalyzing shifts in the mindset to create positive, sustainable transformation.

The training is based on the ICF’s core coaching competencies. It focuses on skills that lead to effective coaching conversations and that are required to build a successful coaching business. It evokes awareness about how identity, thoughts, and feelings determine mindset; and why a change in Think Feel Do impacts the achievement of goals though a change in this mindset.

This program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 95 hours and comprises 24 live, instructor led, fully interactive virtual sessions offered over Zoom. These lectures cover all aspects of coaching – topics such as Human Emotions and the Brain, Coaching through Emotional Intelligence, The Belief System, Coaching Process and Structure, Deep Listening, Setting Worthy Goals, Asking Insightful Questions, Addressing Client Resistance, Coaching Groups, The Business of Coaching, and many more. These are complemented with a library of reading and reference material, coaching challenges based on various real-life coaching situations, extensive hands-on coaching practice, and assignments designed to trigger reflection on and mastery of coaching skills.

ICF Training Hours: 95

Duration: 24-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Class Schedule
ProgramStart DateClass TimesClass Schedule
Certified Life CoachMonday, June 17th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational Development CoachTueday, July 23rd10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive CoachWednesday, July 24th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 12-weeks
Certified NLP CoachThursday, July 25th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Level 1/2 - ACC/PCC
Mentoring
Friday, August 9th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET (Full)
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor