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Erickson Launches Complimentary Online Program Series

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 03/19/2020

Erickson Coaching International is thrilled to announce that we will be presenting a series of online programs and meetings to honor Erickson’s 40th Anniversary. These will be offered free of charge as a gift to the Erickson community with the aim of facilitating your learning and growth. 

We Are Celebrating 40 Years of Pioneering Coach Training!

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 02/13/2020

This year marks Erickson's 40-year anniversary pioneering coach training around the world.

Awakening the Genius Within Yourself and Others

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 02/12/2020

American psychiatrist Dr. Milton Erickson, the namesake of Erickson Coaching International, was known for his unconventional approach to psychotherapy and his extensive use of therapeutic metaphors and stories. He called this approach Solution-Focused. A man of great optimism and faith, he frequently shared a moment from his childhood with students that later helped him develop this Solution-Focused counselling modality.

How to Discover Your Personal Calling

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 01/13/2020

Most people do not notice that they can direct questions very specifically to both the conscious and beyond-conscious minds and get different yet very useful answers. If you only direct your questions to the conscious mind, you are limited in the world you access. 

A Holiday Message from Marilyn Atkinson

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 12/12/2019

Greetings to all our dear friends, partners, fellow coaches, and World Game players. As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of so many moments of personal transformation for all of us. From my time in Asia, Europe, and North America, I am flooded with memories of your own evolutionary shifts and it has me smiling. 

Using Open-Ended Questions in Solution-Focused Conversations

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 11/13/2019

Most people do not notice that they can direct questions very specifically to both the conscious and beyond-conscious minds and get different yet very useful answers. If you only direct your questions to the conscious mind, you are limited in the world you access. 

Building Rapport for Transformational Coaching Conversations

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 10/12/2019

Transformational conversations are the means by which you help yourself and others become aligned and purposeful humans. They are the way through which we, as humans, express and live from our inner truth while supporting others in doing the same. Rapport is at the heart of these conversations.

Creating the Vision of a Heroic Life

written by Marilyn Atkinson on 09/12/2019

Think for a moment about your childhood. What were your favourite stories? Fantasy? Adventure? Dream achievement? Children relate powerfully to adventure stories and their feelings about exploring life. Interestingly, when we read the kind of stories that typically make children happy, we find a plot that genuinely follows the deeper aim of living fully alive as a human being.

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