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Family coaching

Every family sometimes has conflict. This is perfectly normal and cannot be avoided. However, if disputes get out of hand, family coaching can help.

Haasteet arjessa johtuvat usein perheenjäsenten erilaisista tavoista kommunikoida. Reagoidaan tilanteisiin eri tavalla. Konflikteja kohdataan erityisesti perheessä, jossa on neuropsykiatrisia haasteita.

What is family coaching?

Provides situation structure coaching to the family. It’s not about providing ready-made solutions to clients, it’s about inspiring them to find the right solutions for their family together with the coach. Family coaching is a holistic concept that can focus on different areas. Utilizing a solution-focused, flexible and reflective coaching approach based on positive psychology.

The most important part of coaching is discussions with all family members together as well as alone if the coach deems it relevant and necessary. This is the case if family members are unable to speak openly in the presence of others. Different exercises can also be part of family coaching.

An example of a situation for turning to family coaching:

  • Family overload in everyday life.
  • Conflicts arise in the child or young person's school.
  • Difficult stages of a child's development.
  • Everyday life with a child that has a neuropsychiatric symptom or symptoms.
  • A child or young person's aggressive behavior is becoming a problem.

What are the goals of family coaching?

Family coaching

There is no point in looking for an individual factor and focusing on removing it. Instead, in family coaching, it is important to identify and question interpersonal networks and ingrained patterns of behaviour. The family must learn to recognize functional group dynamics: Why do we act the way we do? Who does the old pattern of behaviour and why do you want to learn new ways?

In successful coaching, the family works with the coach’s support to break down conflicting behaviours and learn new ways to serve the family. Rooted role models are also redefined as needed. The needs of all family members are taken into account and an attempt is made to find a common harmonious basis.

At the end of a successful family coaching session, the following goals can be achieved depending on the challenges:

  • Harmony and wellness.
  • The family is free from external pressure.
  • Understanding the stages of a child's development.
  • Strengthened family ties.
  • Respectful interaction with each other.
  • New routines are introduced.
  • There is mutual support in the family.
  • A neuropsychiatric child or young person receives the necessary support.
  • Parents may need support to raise and support a neuropsychiatric child.

What are the methods of family coaching?

All family coaching is individualized, there are no two similar pieces of training: As each family is unique, each coach has their own methods. However, common in all coaching is a solution-focused approach and constructive interaction. In coaching, future tasks engage and help the client toward set goals together.

Solution-focused coaching and constructive interaction can help the trainee focus on what is good in life now, what is working, and what is possible to change.

The basic principle of solution-focused coaching is to discuss solutions rather than problems. The coach does not solve, but helps the client to find the solutions themselves and, as agreed, also documents the steps.

The coaching process:

  • First meeting
    Resources, survey support needs, outlining the current life situation, and what is expected from coaching.
  • Goals
    Planning and prioritizing goals.
  • Contract
    Joint agreement between the client and the coach on the activities, goals, appointments, communication and content of the coaching.
  • Action
    Using different methods and exercises to go through intermediate goals towards jointly agreed goals.
  • End or mid - term evaluation
    Ensuring the suitability of goals and coaching, evaluation and summary, and discussion on the future (whether to continue coaching).

Appreciation, interaction and cohesion: are the main goals of family coaching.
Coaching is not a form of therapy, a support person or an assistant activity, although coaching has elements of all three.

Arranging and paying for coaching

Coaching is performed in the client's own everyday environment like the client's home, kindergarten, school, walk & talk or in a café.

You can participate in the coaching as a self-paying customer or with a commitment.

Family coaching
Kertakäynti 90 min. 120 €

4 x 90 min. 450€
8 x 90 min. 950€
(sis. alv.)