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1st Edition

Human Relationship Skills
Coaching and Self-Coaching

ISBN 9780415385879
Published April 19, 2006 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

Human Relationship Skills: Coaching and Self-Coaching presents a practical 'how to' guide to relationship skills, showing how readers can improve and, where necessary, repair relationships. This thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition reflects the increased interest in coaching, showing how it can be applied to everyday life.

In this essential book, Richard Nelson-Jones takes a cognitive-behavioural approach to coaching people in relationship skills. These skills are viewed as sequences of choices that people can make well or poorly; covering a range of skill areas the book assists readers to make affirming rather than destructive choices in their relationships. It begins by addressing the questions of "what are relationship skills?" and "what are coaching skills?", and follows with a series of chapters which thoroughly detail and illuminate various relationship skills including:

- listening and showing understanding

- managing shyness

- intimacy and companionship

- assertiveness and managing anger

- managing relationship problems and ending relationships

The book concludes with a chapter on how users can maintain and improve their skills by coaching themselves.

Accessibly written and using activities, the book will be appropriate for those involved in 'life coaching' as well as general counselling and therapy. It will be essential reading for lecturers, coaches and trainers as well as students and anyone who wishes to improve their relationship skills.

Table of Contents

What are human relationship skills? What are coaching skills? Listening skills. Show understanding skills. Manage shyness skills. Choose a relationship skills. Intimacy skills. Companionship skills. Sexual relationship skills. Assertiveness skills. Manage anger skills. Manage relationship problems skills. End a relationship skills. Coach yourself.

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Richard Nelson-Jones is a leading international author whose books have helped train many thousands of psychotherapists, counsellors and helpers worldwide. He has held university appointments in Britain and Australia, and is a Fellow of the British and Australian Psychological Societies and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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