Brain-Based Courses

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Accessing Cognitions of Choice $499.00

If you’d like to know more call Clare Steffen, Ed.D., BCC at 541.221.3408

This course offers a 25-hour training (4-one hour phone or webinar sessions and 21-hours in Choice College, our online education learning system).

In this course you will:

  • Learn a New Choice Thinking Model that you can easily teach to your clients
  • Learn how to apply the Cognitions of Choice to assist your clients in developing critical and creative thinking
  • Acquire a universal system of coaching that can be utilized and applied to any client
  • Understand personality traits and be able to guide your clients in learning more about their own personality traits
  • Assist your clients in learning how to access their choice cognitions to improve their lives
  • Teach your clients how to restructure unhealthy habits, patterns of thinking or feeling
  • Teach your clients how to invite, investigate, and initiate change
  • Teach your clients how to access automatic thought, meta-thinking, and mindfulness
  • Help clients explore critical and creative thinking
  • Assist your clients in learning how to reach their goals
  • Learn a new coaching tool,  Creating Confidence Thinking Assessment to focus collaborative coaching efforts
  • Consider Universal Design in all Coaching Settings
  • Assess yourself using the Creating Confidence Thinking Assessment and learn how to interpret the assessment
  • Assess two clients the Creating Confidence Thinking Assessment and learn how to interpret the assessment
  • Gain the confidence to utilize New Choice Thinking, Cognitions of Choice, and the Creating Confidence Thinking Assessment with your clients

Reshaping Trauma to Retrain the Brain $129.00  

Call 541-221-3408 for further information: Reshaping Trauma to Retrain the Brain

This course offers a 4-hour training (1-hour phone or webinar session and 3-hours in Choice College, our online education learning system).  Trauma impacts so many aspects of life functioning and providing your client with the tools needed to reclaim and empower their lives can be the first step toward healing and wellness.  Everything in life is relational.  Addressing trauma from a relational and brain-based perspective will provide you with the necessary tools to assist your clients in reshaping the experience and retraining their brain to begin their healing process.  Trauma is experienced globally, and coaches can contribute to changing world views and empowering people.

Active Neurodiversity Coaching $279.00

This is a fifteen-hour course with 13-hours on online education and two hours of training with Dr. Clare Steffen.

Course Content:

  • Assessing LOSS
  • Sensory Stimulation Systems
  • Attention Systems
  • Memory Functions
  • Communication Systems
  • The Power of Different
  • Why Can’t I Be “Normal”
  • Neurodiverse Tribes
  • Creating a Balanced Brain
  • Choice and The Future of Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity occurs in individuals for a multitude of reasons and is a complex picture which can make coaching difficult and challenging.   You will have access to Dr. Clare Steffen’s assessment, Limitations of Sensory Systems (LOSS) and learn how to apply it and have a deeper understanding of clients who are neurodiverse.  These differences result in an array of strengths and limitations.  Many of these limitations are viewed as losses; socially, emotionally, and cognitively, but perhaps there is another way in which they can be viewed.  Regardless, the experience of these losses are real for the individual and their families and must be accurately assessed if acceptance is to occur.  Once acknowledged, there is an opportunity to reframe these losses as we search for the strengths within the individual.  At times, these losses result in brain imbalances, which require attention to re-balance.  Understanding brain wiring and in specific the sensory, attention, and memory systems and how they work collectively will allow your coaching to have more depth than the average approach to coaching for disability as compared to ability.  We have numerous social examples of individuals who are or were neurodiverse who made great contributions in various fields of intellectual development. Social and cultural changes appear to be creating shifts in brain structure and therefore are changing the terrain of what is considered “normal.”  The tribal view of groups of diverse individuals who gravitate toward one another for acceptance is activating a social and cultural shift.  The approach to coaching must be active as well as proactive, as a stagnant approach will not support the brain differences that are a reality in these individuals.  The influences of technology and changes in brain wiring have impacted communication.  The melding of diversity within a culture that defines “normal” in a manner that does not fully assimilate these differences can result in individual stress and brain imbalances.  Offering techniques to the brain and calm the brain is a necessity if the picture of neurodiversity is to be fully appreciated.  Supporting a hopeful future that is not limited and acknowledges choice as a key component assists in creating movement toward acceptance for diversity, appreciation, and acknowledgment of the power of difference.