Existential Coaching

Logotherapy and Existential Coaching is a professional development course on the applications of logotherapy for personal development.

The course is offered online, consisting of five Units with readings, one hour of tutoring via Zoom and a written assignment of 500 words per Unit. It is offered individually and can be started at any time with a flexible schedule.

A certificate of completion for 30 continuing education hours will be awarded to successful participants.

Unit 1: What is Existential Coaching?

Existential coaching explores personal values, the mission and vision in life to establish meaningful and purposeful goals. Logotherapy principles can be applied in this exploration.

Unit 2: Basic Principles of Existential Coaching

The development of agency and autonomy, finding motivation through the search for meaning and responding meaningfully to life’s circumstances are basic principles of logotherapy that can be applied to existential coaching.

Unit 3: The Human Spirit and Existential Coaching

Considers the defiant power of the human spirit and explores existential dynamics from where we are to where we ought to be.

Unit 4: Finding Meaning in Life Challenges

The applications of logotherapy in developing resiliency are an essential component of Existential Coaching for personal development.

Unit 5: Finding meaning in relationships

Logotherapy helps individuals and communities to achieve their full potential through establishing meaningful relationships using the capacities and attributes of the human spirit for self-transcendence and love.

Course textbook:

Existential Coaching Study Guides (2015). Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy.

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