1. Learning Style Inventory (available on the Internet)
Step 4: Determine whether any Unlearning is required to achieve this action
- Discuss with the client if any “unlearning” is required before he takes action on the goal? Help her look at why this unlearning is so important and whether it should be done BEFORE taking action on the goal or simultaneously as action is happening Help him to determine this. Using a “Stop, Start and Continue doing” chart (attached) could be one support tool.
- Develop an action plan for Unlearning (if required) (this will be individualized for the client, using her / his learning styles developed in Step
3) Possible Tools: “Stop/ Start/ Continue Doing” chart (Pl see Ann 1)
Step 5: Help the Client choose support methods to counter issues like time pressure, stress, the daily unpredictable hectic.
The basis of this should be the question to the client about what he/ she feels gets in the way of her achieving her goals day-to-day and, if she feels she needs support; then to say “we could look at a few ways” and proceed 1. The client could look at using a “Urgent vs. Important” grid for daily activity planning and ensure time allocation for the goal 2. Support the client with visual or auditory cues to help:
- e.g. a small yellow flag when the action is not done for the day, and a green flag when it is done (or yellow and green removable stickers that could be put on the table or on the fridge, on the bed post, the entrance to the main part of the house, EVERYWHERE!)
- e.g. a Meter card going from yellow to green to signify goal achievement…the client could put the needle where she wants to every evening to say where she thinks she is on the action plan and take a picture with her camera and email it to the coach; the coach reminds her if he does not get the email via sms
- e.g. a 2 min phone call or skype message from the client to herself or her “buddy” or the coach, in case the client learns better with talking rather than doing or visually (the client puts a daily alarm for e.g. 9 pm every evening to know that she has to send her message to the coach/herself/the buddy e.g. journal entries of course could be used as usually recommended
It is critical that the client WANTS to have these support structures in place(else they can be disturbing and cause more pressure and unhappiness)