• Zen Coaching Training

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    The Zen Coaching Training is a profound personal journey, and a coach training with a unique inner focus. It includes tools and practices that you can immediately bring into your life and your coaching practice. Upon completion of the training and practice requirements you become a certified coach in the Zen Coaching Network.

    Currently the training is offered in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland and South Africa.

    It is a one-year journey that consists of four modules of 5 days each (20 days), or 7 modules of 3 days each (21 days) plus practice between modules. The modules are either offered as residential trainings in a retreat center, or as city workshops.

    The one-year programme consists of four main themes that build upon one another:

    Theme 1: The Zen Way of Coaching | Relaxing into Being
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    2: Deep Healing & Transformation
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    3: Relating from the Heart
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    4: Acting from Being

    You can a take part in module 1 – The Zen Way of Coaching – before committing to the full training. This module is the foundation of Zen Coaching. Here you learn the basic principles, practices and core competencies of  Zen Coaching.

    Once you complete the first module you can choose to continue with the entire training. In the full training you will expand and deepen your presence, understanding and skills by working more deeply and integrating the different aspects of the Zen Coaching approach in your own life and in working with clients.

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    The structure of the Zen Coaching training

    Each training element focuses on specific life topics and it always includes a process of personal development combined with specific coaching principles and skills. Individual coaching and personal practice are carried out between modules.

    Module 1 – The Zen Way of Coaching | Relaxing into Being
    The Zen Way of Coaching is the foundational element, and forms the bedrock of the Zen Coaching approach. Here we explore the simplicity and power of stopping and simply being – enjoying this moment as it is. This is followed by the active engagement of Inquiry into the present moment; looking deeply into my experience to understand it fully, and to let the natural intelligence of life unfold.

    This is the basis of the Zen Coaching process and it supports us in being of deep support to ourselves and others. As we relax, we also access our true, full and amazing inner potential of peace, strength, joy, love, freedom, trust, compassion, clarity and creativity.

    Coaching is the art of supporting awareness, responsibility and conscious choice, mainly by using powerful questions and deep listening. Curiosity and trust are the foundation of this kind of support, and they are also the basis for a life of joy, fulfilment, expansion, growth, healing, transformation and ease.

    In this module we explore what supports these qualities, and what blocks them. We also learn the basic framework and toolbox for working as an effective coach – both for self-coaching, and in coaching others.

    Module 2 – Deep Healing & Transformation
    Here we explore deep listening, personal transformation and powerful coaching tools. We uncover the ‘hidden rooms’ inside that we are often afraid of, but that offer the most potent doors to our full potential as human beings. Through this process, we develop deeper access and understanding of all aspects of ourselves and begin to integrate and embody all aspects of Being in our daily life.

    Module 3 – Relating from the Heart
    In this fourth module we enter more deeply into the heart, into deep listening, authentic expression, and powerful questioning. We explore the principles and practices of nonviolent communication, or empathic, honest & heart-connecting communication. We look into the art of living authentic relationships in all areas of life – family, love life, friendships, work, and social action.

    Module 4 – Acting from Being
    In the last module we explore action and manifestation from Being – in other words, living according to our heart and our full potential in everyday life, as embodied human beings. We also explore in more detail the coaching session, the coaching relationship, and the ethics of coaching. This module also includes a transformative workshop about our relationship with money, as well as an exploration of the basic principles of succeeding as a professional coach.

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    Who is the training suitable for?

    Training in Zen Coaching is designed for people working with people, such as managers, teachers, social workers, coaches and counselors. The training is suitable for anyone who wants to support others from a deeper place than what is normally done in management, coaching and counselling. It is also valuable if you are mainly interested in connecting deeply with yourself and others, and in living a life of deepened fulfillment. During the training, you will go through a profound process of self-discovery, transformation and strengthening of presence.

    After completion of the training, you will be able to support others to self-discovery, transformation, clarity and effective action in a coaching process based on effortless presence.

    No special skills are required, although previous experience in management, coaching, counseling, meditation, non-violent communication and other forms of personal growth practice is a significant advantage.

    Registration and more information

    Please check the Schedule for training dates.

    The information for the next training in Sweden, Norway and Poland is available under ‘Training in Sweden/Norway/Poland’. For information on training in Denmark and South Africa please email the relevant country coordinator by following the registration link below.

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  • Purpose and Benefits

    There are normally two different reasons for starting on the Zen Coaching Training:

    Personal – for your own personal benefit, including the benefit of your personal relationships and further well-being and personal exploration and growth.

    Professional – in order to start working professionally as a coach, or to gain skills to be used in your existing role as manager, coach, therapist or similar.

    After completion of the training you may want to start your work as a professional coach, use your new understandings and skills in the work you already do, or simply enjoy the new perspectives and tools you have received in the way you live your everyday life.

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    The purpose of Zen Coaching Training in three main points:

    1 – Supporting the participants in their own personal growth.
    By ‘growth’ here we do not mean a growth of the personality, as in becoming a better, or more efficient, or kinder person. To ‘grow’ in the Zen Coaching sense means to have an increasing degree of recognition of who I am as awareness, as presence, as essence, as Being – and all the qualities of Being, such as peace, love, freedom, power and value.

    Growth also means the manifestation of these insights in how I live my life. In other words, for growth to be real, it has to be possible to see the manifestations of it in real everyday life. One sign of this is an increasing sense of peace, trust and freedom irrespective of my inner circumstances (emotions, thoughts) or outer circumstances (life situation). Another sign is an increase in my ability to use skilful means for dealing with all kinds of life situations in a way that is beneficial for others as well as myself.

    2 – Gaining understanding and practical skills that enable us to effectively support others in growing in this way, based on the personal growth described above.

    3 – Maintaining a network of trained coaches, for mutual joy and support.

    Benefits of the Zen Coaching Training

    Inner benefits

    Zen Coaching will help you discover self-acceptance, inner stillness and inner richness. It will help you discover the power of relaxing into the present, and experience the ease and fulfillment of living in effortless flow. It will improve your ability to connect with yourself and others from your own inner center, responding rather than reacting, even in challenging situations.

    Skills

    You will learn how to support others as a coach, and discover or deepen your ability to help people transform blocks and release their potential through your presence and simple, powerful questions.

    The Zen Coaching Network

    Taking part in the Zen Coaching training also enables you to become part of a growing network of people trained in Zen Coaching. The purpose of this network is to have fun together, make friends, stay connected, rest as awareness, and learn from each other and keep the Zen Coaching approach alive in ourselves and the world.

    The Zen Coaching Network will also help us expand and/or strengthen our personal coaching practice if we are offering coaching to client as there are regular deepening courses and supervision offered within the network.

  • Training in Sweden

    The Zen Coaching Training  in Sweden is offered as a 4-module, residential training.

    The first module is an open 5-day workshop. You can also do this module in other countries, and continue with the full training (if you wish) in Sweden or elsewhere. This module, The Zen Way of Coaching, is an open workshop and after completing the workshop you decide if you want to commit to the whole training.

    The training dates for 2016-2017 in Sweden are:

    Module 1, The Zen Way of Coaching: 4-9 April at Kärlingesund

    Module 2, Deep Healing and Transformation: June 13-18, 2017

    Module 3, Relating from the Heart: August 29-September 3, 2017

    Module 4, Acting from Being: 24-29 October, 2017

    The training dates for  2017-2018 in Sweden are: 

    Module 1, The Zen Way of Coaching: 3-8 November 2017 at Kärlingesund or 2-7 January 2018 at Ängsbacka

    Modules 2-4: dates to be announced.

    Venue:  Module 1 at Ängsbacka in Värmland, or at Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla, Sweden. Modules 2-4 at Kärlingesund.

    Language: English. You can speak your own language when doing practical exercises.

    Teacher: Kåre Landfald.  Coach team: 4-7 Certified Coaches who support the training.

     

    Cost

    Included in the course fee:

    • Four teaching modules of five days each
    • 1 one-hour and 3 half-hour individual coaching sessions by certified Zen Coaches
    • Complete sound files from all teaching modules
    • a 250 page Zen Coaching Manual

    Private participants:

    Course fee per 5-day module: 6.750 SEK. Including course material.
    Room and board per 5-day module: 3 500 SEK (incl. tax)

    Total Course fee: 27 000 SEK.
    Total cost for room and board for 20 days: 13 900 SEK incl. tax

    Total cost for the full training, including room and board: 36 800 SEK

    Companies and organisations:

    Course fee per 5-day module: 13 500 SEK for companies plus tax.
    Total Course fee: 54 000 SEK plus tax
    Total cost for room and board for 20 days: 13 900 SEK incl. tax

    Additional cost for certification (if desired) for individual coaching and books:

    3 000 – 14 000 SEK depending on which coaches you choose for your individual sessions

     

     

    Dates 2016

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    13/06/2017 - 18/06/2017
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    Coach Training Part 2: Deep Healing and Transformation
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    29/08/2017 - 03/09/2017
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 3: Relating from the Heart
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    24/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 4: Acting from Being
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    07/11/2017 - 12/11/2017
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 1: The Zen Way of Coaching
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    02/01/2018 - 07/01/2018
    All Day
    Coach Training Module 1: The Zen Way of Coaching
    Ängsbacka, Sweden, Molkom

     

     

    Registration

    To Join the Zen Coaching Training in Sweden    

    Register here

    For questions and more information: yes@zen-coaching.com

  • Training in Norway

    The Zen Coaching Training in Norway is for the time being integrated with the Swedish Zen Coaching Training, taking place at Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla municipality. This is 2 1/2 hours drive from Oslo. The retreat center is situated in beautiful nature by the ocean. The training is four modules of 5 days each.

    The training language is simple English, with use of your own language in exercises. Most participants are Swedish and Norwegian. The size of the group is normally 20-30 persons.

    You can join open events and weekend workshops with Kåre in Oslo before deciding to join. You can also take part in the first 5-day module at Kärlingesund or Ängsbacka in Värmland (3 hours from Oslo, by Karlstad) before committing to the rest of the training.

    The training dates for 2016-2017 in Sweden are:

    Module 1, The Zen Way of Coaching: 4-9 April at Kärlingesund

    Module 2, Deep Healing and Transformation: June 13-18, 2017

    Module 3, Relating from the Heart: August 29-September 3, 2017

    Module 4, Acting from Being: 24-29 October, 2017

    The training dates for 2017-2018 in Sweden are: 

    Module 1, The Zen Way of Coaching: 3-8 November 2017 at Kärlingesund or 2-7 January 2018 at Ängsbacka

    Dates for Module 2-4: to be announced

    You can watch YouTube introduction videos about Zen Coaching HERE.

    See the calendar of events for open evenings, weekend workshops and other Zen Coaching events in Norway and other places.
    You are most welcome to call Kåre if you have any questions about the content of  Zen Coaching or the Zen Coaching training. You can reach him on +47-93679207.
    For any practical information about the training, please contact Eva Areskog, Administrative Manager, on eva.zencoaching@gmail.com.

    Dates 2016/17

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    13/06/2017 - 18/06/2017
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    Coach Training Part 2: Deep Healing and Transformation
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    29/08/2017 - 03/09/2017
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 3: Relating from the Heart
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    24/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 4: Acting from Being
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    07/11/2017 - 12/11/2017
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 1: The Zen Way of Coaching
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden
    02/01/2018 - 07/01/2018
    All Day
    Coach Training Module 1: The Zen Way of Coaching
    Ängsbacka, Sweden, Molkom

     

     

     

  • Training in Poland

    For information in Polish, see the Polish website.
    The Zen Coaching Training will be offered for the fourth time in Poland, starting November 2017 with an open module 1 – The Zen Way of Coaching. You can also do module 1 in January 2018. After module 1, you can decide whether to commit to the rest of the training, which is three more modules of 5 days each..
    The Zen Coaching community in Poland is a dynamic network of approximately 100 persons who have completed the training.
    You can join the polish training also if you come from other countries and cannot speak polish, since the training is done with English translation.
    The training dates 2017-2018 in Poland are:
    Module 1, The Zen Way of Coaching: 15-19 November 2017 with Kåre Landfald or 30 January-3 February 2018 with Kavina Thorslund and Roger Marklund
    Module 2, Deep Healing and Transformation: 2-11 March 2018 with Kåre Landfald
    Module 3, Relating from the Heart: 13-17 June 2018 with Kavina Thorslund and Roger Marklund
    Module 4, Acting from Being: 29 August-2 September 2018 with Kåre Landfald
    Contact the organisers in Poland if you would like more information:
    Marta Zielinska at mez0403@gmail.com or Marta Obrycka at marta.obrycka@gmail.com

     

    Dates 2016

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    26/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
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    Coach Training Part 4: Acting from Being
    Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
    15/11/2017 - 19/11/2017
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    Coach Training Part 1: The Zen Way of Coaching
    Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
    30/01/2018 - 04/02/2018
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 1: The Zen Way of Coaching
    Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
    07/03/2018 - 11/03/2018
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    Coach Training Part 2: Deep Healing and Transformation
    Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
    13/06/2018 - 17/06/2018
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    Coach Training Part 3: Relating from the Heart
    Warsaw, Warsaw Poland
    28/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
    All Day
    Coach Training Part 4: Acting from Being
    Warsaw, Warsaw Poland

    Registration

    To Join the Zen Coaching Training in Poland   

    Register here

  • Certification

    The training leads to certification as Coach in the International Zen Coaching Network. You can also complete the training modules without committing to the certification process. If you want to certify as Coach in the International Zen Coaching Network, the practice requirements include:

    • Complete at least 7 hours of listening practice and 7 hours of speaking practice
    • Complete at least 8 hours of inquiry practice
    • Receive at least 15 one-hour Zen Coaching sessions
    • Offer at least 25one-hour Zen Coaching sessions
    • Study 5 books
    • Complete a report of learnings from the practice process

     

     

  • Video Courses

    There are now several ways to take part in the Zen Coaching journey without attending live seminars or courses.

    Relaxing into Being video course

    This 4-day long course has now been distilled into a 12 hour long video course. The course is an earlier version of  the first module of the Zen Coaching Training as it was offered in 2012 and offers the basics of Zen Coaching: to relax into this moment, being with and enjoying the moment as it is. The video course is if you want to take it for your personal use and development or if you want to recaptulate the course. If you want to become a Zen coach you will have to take module 1 live.

    Format: Download from internet.

    Teacher: Kåre Landfald, founder of Zen Coaching

    Price: 160 Euro for the full 4 day course (normal price for Relaxing into Being in Sweden is 770 Euro)

    Course Content: View content

    Video samples: Trailer for the Zen Coaching training  | The art of listening

    How to purchase: Send an e-mail to eva.zencoaching@gmail.com for more information.

    Zen Coaching Talks 1 & 2:

    Two DVDs/downloads called ‘Talks 1’ and ‘Talks 2’, with selections of talks from the Relaxing Into Being Course, plus extra material where Kåre Landfald presents Zen Coaching principles.Two DVD’s with talks on the basics of Zen Coaching.

    Format: Download from internet or as DVDs, which will be sent to you by postal mail.

    Teacher:  Kåre Landfald, founder of Zen Coaching

    Price: As DVD: 150 DKK per DVD, including shipment | As download on the internet (valid for one year): 120 DKK

    Contents: View content

    How to purchase: Send an e-mail to  relaxingintobeing@gmail.com for more information.

  • Deepening Training

    The Deepening Training is an ongoing advanced training for those who have completed the Zen Coaching Training and wish to develop a deeper understanding, experience and ability to live a daily life as Being and to grow their capacity and confidence as a coach.

    Each module focuses equally on three aspects:

    1. Personal growth and transformation, deepening into essence, communication & relating
    2. Coaching tools, coaching skills and coaching confidence
    3. Manifesting our dreams and visions in the world, in collaboration and co-creation

    The training is led by Kåre Landfald together with guest teachers and with the support of a dedicated coach/mentor team. Each module focuses on specific life topics and when you sign up you are asked to commit to two modules at a time.

     

    Dates 2016/17

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    21/04/2017 - 23/04/2017
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    Deepening Training: Advanced Coaching Skills 3 - Relationship and Conflict Coaching
    Warsaw, Warsaw
    07/09/2017 - 10/09/2017
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    Deepening Training: Advanced Coaching Skills 3 - Relationship and Conflict Coaching
    Kärlingesund Retreat Center, Uddevalla Sweden

    Senior Coach Certification

    The Deepening training is also the central part for the next level coach certification. If you choose to enter the certification process as a Senior Coach in the Zen Coaching Network you enter a dedicated journey of growth as a coach and as a person. The  process incorporates in-person course time, inquiry and listening practice, one-on-one coaching sessions, supervision & mentoring work, literature study and a final written report.

    Registration and more information

    For practical information, cost and registration info please check the event information for the specific modules that you are interested in.

    You can commit to one module at a time, and you can choose between workshops in Poland or Sweden – or both.

     

  • Senior Coach Certification

    The main purpose of the Senior Coach Certification (Level 2 Coach) in the International Zen Coaching Network is to support your growth and effectiveness as a coach.

    You do not need to engage in this process to be part of the Deepening Program. It is offered as an additional opportunity for your own deepening journey.

    The certification process includes coaching others, receiving coaching, deepening workshops, personal mentoring and coaching support, feedback, personal practice and cooperation, inquiries, reflections and literature.

    It is designed to help you:

    • Grow and expand into greater connection with Being, Essence, flow, ease, and gratitude in your daily life
    • Develop concrete understanding, knowledge and skills that support your power and effectiveness role as a coach with many different types of clients
    • Develop your self-confidence as a coach, as well as your trust in the open space of not-knowing, intuitive listening/questioning, and ‘friendly challenging’ of your clients
    • Improve your skills as a facilitator of people´s growth, both as a coach and as a workshop facilitator.
    • Become, if you wish, a Core Group member of the Zen Coaching Network, and an active facilitator of Zen Coaching workshops, who can help spread the principles of Zen Coaching in the world

    Requirements for Senior Coach Certification

    If you want to certify as a Senior Coach in the International Zen Coaching Network, the practice requirements include:

    1. Offer and document a total of at least 300 Zen Coaching sessions since finishing the Level 1 certification.
    2. Complete at least 5 modules of the deepening training (min 25 days)
    3. Facilitate at least 5 mini-workshops / practice evenings, alone or together with another Zen Coach. Provide written feedback from participants.
    4. Exchange at least 25 hours of inquiry practice
    5. Read at least 6 books, with written sharing of learnings (suggestion for books are provided; you can also suggest your own books for approval)
    6. Receive at least 20 supervision and mentor coaching sessions from a Certified Coach from the Program Team, or another Senior Coach in the network (this can also be done in small groups, such as Tines or Kavina/Rogers Supervision workshops). You may also use other very experienced Zen Coaches in the network after agreement with Kåre. This includes providing 2 statements from supervision and mentoring coaches describing your strengths and weaknesses.
    7. Receive at least 40 coaching sessions from a coach in the Zen Coaching Network. At least 20 of these should be by a coach from the Program Team or a Senior coach in the Network. You may also use other very experienced Zen Coaches in the network after agreement with Kåre
    8. Prepare two written sharings of your journey and learning experiences: a preliminary report, and a final report. The preliminary report is to be provided after approximately 50-60 percent of the practice requirements have been completed, and minimum 6 months before the final report.
    9. As part of each report, provide two 30 minute recordings of different coaching sessions you have offered, and two 30 minute recordings from two different workshops you have offered.

     

     

  • Supervision

    Zen Coaching supervision is a dedicated frame for you to sustain, develop and deepen your presence, awareness and skills as a coach. It offers a confidential time and space where you can explore processes, challenges and questions of your coaching work with the support of an experienced supervisor. In supervision you and your supervisor form a trusting, collegial and collaborative working relationship which exists to support you in growing your own competency, depth, confidence and creativity as a Zen Coach.

    INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION

    In individual supervision you work one-on one with your supervisor. Each time you can bring a question, challenge or topic to the supervision session and explore it with the support of your supervisor.

    SUPERVISION GROUPS

    A Zen Coaching supervision group is a small group of colleagues exploring challenges, questions and topics related to the coaching work with the support of an experienced Supervisor. Depending on the size and nature of the group either all or some of the group members bring a specific situation or question and explore it with the support of the supervisor. One of the benefits of a supervision group is that the experience of one can touch many. In other words you learn not only from your own experiences but also from the experience of others and you serve them in the same way. In this way Zen Coaching supervision groups become spaces of inspiration, learning, community and mutual support.

    SUPERVISORS

    Hanne Pedersen and Roger Marklund offer supervision for all of you who want to take your Zen Coaching sessions to the next level. Please contact them directly for more info and to request supervision sessions.

    Check the schedule for supervision workshops and events