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Workshop at UCL: Coaching skills and compassion when working with men in distress

June 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Address: Room 377 (aka David Sacks Room) Rockefeller Buliding, 21 University St, WC1E 6DE
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Coaching is known to offer a rapid and relatively uncomplicated set of skills for helping people improve their lives in a variety of realms, such as career, health, personal life and relationships.

Because it is often useful to develop specific skills for specific issues or clients, it makes sense to take gender into account when considering client needs. This is because the lived experiences of men and women can be different for a variety of reasons (e.g. social expectations, communication preferences etc), and taking these difference into account has the potential to increase rapport, improve communication and reach solutions more rapidly, than taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Although men seek help less than women do, there is evidence that the rapid / solution focused style of coaching may be more appealing to men than more emotion-focused interventions.

This workshop is delivered by Anil Kumar, who has coached more than 4000 men in India in the past 12 years. Anil specialises in coaching groups of men for relationship problems, job loss, domestic violence or family court litigation. He has set up a network of helplines for suicide prevention. Based on his accumulated knowledge, Anil has trained many others in his techniques and philosophy of compassion for all human beings.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  •       – Develop core coaching skills for working with men in distress
  •       – Deal with anger, sadness, fear, helplessness and suicidality
  •       – Coach in groups, face-to-face, or by phone
  •       – Manage your coaching as a business, and make coaching affordable to your clients
  •       – Communicate your work to other people, including the media

The participants at the workshop can share their own experiences of working with men and they can also share about the challenges they face in helping men deal with their problems.

The workshop takes place from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm on Tues 27th June at University College London (UCL), Gower St, London.

You can register for the Workshop by buying your tickets here. Places are limited, so please order soon. Concessionary tickets are also limited.

Please send any enquiries to Dr John Barry.




June 27, 2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Dr John Barry


AV Hill lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL
London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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