How Coaching Helps Transform Beliefs

How Coaching helps transform Beliefs

All people, as a result of their life background, their education, where they were raised, by whom… develop what is known in the field of psychology and personal development as beliefs.

These are extremely important because, although they are unconscious, they mark behavior and the way of facing life in a very significant way. In a coaching process, it is common to work with them because knowing them and knowing how to transform them is key to helping or hindering the coachee in achieving his or her goal.

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Knowing the beliefs

Beliefs are ideas that are totally true for those who believe them. It does not mean that they are true or false, they are simply true for the person who supports them.

They tend to be deeply rooted in the person’s unconscious. and, therefore, they are usually quite resistant to transforming them, since they are usually beyond one’s will or control.

These beliefs are usually classified into two types:

  • Limiting beliefs: they restrict or limit the person’s potential and can cause doubts, fears and insecurities. The most common are those referring to the person’s own worth, opportunities or abilities. Common examples of these beliefs would be ‘I can’t change’, ‘I can’t trust others’, change is always bad’, ‘it will always go wrong for me’.
  • Empowering beliefs: They are thoughts that strengthen and empower a person by giving them confidence and motivation, helping to create a mindset open to growth. Examples of empowering beliefs would be ‘Failure is part of the path to success’, ‘I deserve happiness’, ‘my actions create my reality’, etc.
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Observing this classification, what is usually worked on in coaching processes is, on the one hand, making the client aware of their limiting beliefs that are preventing them from moving forward, and on the other, transforming them into empowering beliefs that will help them in their development process. .

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How coaching works on limiting beliefs

There are various techniques and dynamics that help the coach guide his client in the transformation of limiting beliefs into empowering ones, one of the fastest and most effective being the one developed by the coach and reference in NLP, Robert Dilts.

According to the belief change model that Dilts developed, The key to changing a limiting belief is, first, to find its positive intention.and then integrate this intention into the new empowering belief that will be created.

The steps of this model would be:

  • Identify unwanted behavior (which has a limiting belief associated with it). “I constantly put off important tasks and have a hard time starting them.”
  • Identification of the limiting belief. “I am not capable enough to complete these tasks satisfactorily.”
  • Identification of what happens with that behavior. “My projects are not moving forward, I feel stressed and my productivity decreases.”
  • Search for the positive intention behind that behavior. “I avoid the possibility of failing or facing difficult situations by not starting tasks.”
  • Invite the coachee to create a new empowering belief. “I am able to approach tasks with confidence and learn from any challenges that may arise.”
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Afterwards, the process involves developing a series of questions that lead the client to reflect and strengthen the new belief: How does it improve your life? How does your life get worse? (Repeat these questions with the limiting belief) What prevents you from integrating the new belief? What could you do to help you integrate and believe the new belief?:

By analyzing the different limiting beliefs and carrying out their transformation, the coach’s path is paved to accompany the coachee to carry out an effective action plan to achieve their goal.

Belief work at D’Arte Human Business School

In our school, all coaching training addresses beliefs and tools for their transformation since they always appear in every coaching process.

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What makes the difference in To give you is that students not only learn these dynamics to apply them with their future clients, but they also carry out practices with their own limiting beliefs so that, while they train, they also carry out powerful internal work that allows them to overcome their own beliefs that may limit their work as professional coaches.