Genco Method Neurologic Approach to Coaching: Beyond Polyvagal Theory and NLP

Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal theory describes the capacity of the central nervous system to influence the autonomic nervous system and its adaptive reactivity to the environment, and the ways this manifests. Regulating the heart through the vagal pathways would enable the regulation of a new visceral state in response to social interactions. This theory is dependent on accumulated knowledge that describes phylogenetic transitions in the autonomic nervous system. 

Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory offers a useful picture of the nervous system that can guide therapists and coaches alike in their efforts to support client choice in making and retraining behavioral response to the current environment. The vagus nerve serves the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the calming aspect of our nervous system. The parasympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system balances the sympathetic active part, but in much more nuanced ways than we understood before polyvagal theory. 

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, USA. Bandler and Grinder suggest that there is a connection between neurological processes (Neuro), language (Linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through the socialization process (Programming). When the interrelationship of these patterns and processes is recognized and understood, one can change this programming to achieve specific goals in life. 

Genco Method Polyvagal Theory and NLP Applications to Coaching©

Traumatic events may influence the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to stay in a constant physiological state that results in fear and a defense response to life. This can lead to constant tension and scanning the environment for signs of danger; or a need to withdraw from the external world to recover.  

When the nervous system is in a self-protective mode, generation feeling of safety, the ability to connect with others is limited; because the body is functioning in high alert mode, the body’s physical response and its ability to heal mental and physical wounds are also limited. 

Genco Method Polyvagal Theory and NLP Applications to Coaching©supports the client’s ability to find their way back to a desired (resting) state by leveraging insights from both Polyvagal Theory and NLP coaching inquiries.

Who Would Benefit From This Course? 

Certified coaches of all kinds would benefit from this course. The course is intended to deepen the coach’s listening and inquiry skills in various situations; specifically when a client is challenged with a reactive response. The course will offer enhanced tools for coaches, including leadership, life, and health scenarios, that will build further emotional intelligence and body-centric inquiries.

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