Effective Tools for Transformation

Change Work

This accredited Certified Cognitive Coach training aims to give you the skills necessary to practice as a Professional Cognitive Coach.

The training has long been awaited and combines the field of Coaching with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The process of Cognitive Coaching is all about human potential, mind growth, personal development and positive change. Everyone grows and changes through their lifespan. As a Cognitive Coach you will be able to help people of all ages and walks of life to tap into their own potential and reach their goals.

By providing the knowledge, tools and techniques to practice within this field you can be a powerful agent of change applying problem-solving skills and powerful coaching techniques in your personal life and your professional coaching practice.

Course Objectives:

  • How to implement and practice Cognitive Coaching
  • Understand the principles of Cognitive Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • How to identify and make changes to negative thought patterns, feelings and behaviours
  • How to use Cognitive Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a range of common problems and/or challenges

Course Format:
  • This training is 100% online so you can complete it at your own pace to fit in with your daily schedule.
  • Combines theory and practice
          assignments – written and audio

Course Requirements:
  • NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • At least one NOCNA Advanced Coach Certification (Health Coach, NLP Coach, Business Coach, Platinum Coach)

Become a Certified Cognitive Coach

Development and Growth Mindset

Course Content:

  • Becoming a Cognitive Coach
  • Understanding Cognition
  • Goal Setting and Outcomes
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Developing Awareness
  • Cognitive Coaching Techniques


  • 1


    • Welcome to the Course

    • Course Objectives

    • Assignment 1: Certified Cognitive Coach

  • 2


    • Cognitive Coaching

    • Basic Elements in Cognitive Coaching

    • Cognitive Coaching Competencies

    • The Cognitive Coaching Process

    • Skill Development and Competence

    • 4 Stages of Learning

    • Assignment: Becoming a Cognitive Coach

  • 3


    • Working to Make SMART Goals

    • SMART Goals

    • Setting Long-term Goals

    • Assignment: Goal-Setting Questions

  • 4


    • What is CBT (audio)?

    • What is CBT?

    • A Closer Look at CBT

    • Principles of CBT

    • How do you do CBT?

    • Goals and Objectives

    • Scaling for Measuring Progress

    • Identify the Problem & The Challenges

    • Finding Solutions

    • How can CBT help?

    • The History of CBT

    • Negative Thoughts

    • CBT Treatments

    • Homework in CBT

    • Structuring CBT Sessions

    • Group Sessions

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

    • How does CBT differ from other kind of therapies?

    • Who Uses CBT?

    • Who can benefit from trying out CBT?

    • Active Listening

    • Belief Discovery Questionnaire

    • Stop Self Sabotaging

    • Appreciative Inquiry

    • Gratitude Journal - Exercise

    • Best Possible Self Statement

    • Assignment CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • 5


    • What is Cognition?

    • Thoughts Create Emotions and Behaviour (audio)

    • Thoughts Create Emotions and Behaviour

    • Creating Helpful Beliefs

    • 3 Column Thought Record

    • 7 Column Thought Record

    • The Downward Arrow Technique

    • Assignment: Understanding Cognition

  • 6


    • Developing a Growth Mindset

    • Awareness of Thoughts and Inner Gremlins

    • Awareness of Gremlins

    • Awareness of Emotions

    • The GROW Model

    • Positive Data Log

    • How to Discover Your Beliefs

    • Challenging Beliefs - Belief Chart

    • Assignment: Developing Awareness

  • 7


    • Cognitive Coaching Techniques

    • The ABCD Model in CBT

    • ABCD Journaling Process

    • Therapeutic Use of Metaphors

    • Metaphors

    • Reframe Negative Experiences (audio)

    • Reframe Negative Experiences

    • Accessing Resourceful States

    • Collecting Resources

    • Mental Rehearsal

    • Reframing the Past

    • Positive Affirmations

    • Changing Limiting Beliefs Process

    • The "As If" Pattern

    • Ego and Soul - Questions

    • Mirroring

    • Finding Positive Intention

    • Behaviour Appreciation

    • Behavioural Experimentation

    • The Inner Peace Questionnaire

    • Becoming More Proactive

    • Creating Alternatives for Action

    • Coming Up With Alternative Perspectives

    • Rhythmic Learning

    • Assignment: Cognitive Coaching Techniques

    • Assignment: Cognitive Coaching Techniques 2

  • 8


    • The Importance of Relaxation

    • Breathing

    • Muscle Relaxation

    • 5 Minute Mindfulness (audio)

    • 5 Minute Mindfulness

    • Exercise: Breathing Mindfully

    • Focusing on the Breath

    • Practice Logbook Mindfulness

    • Assignment: Mindfulness Practice

  • 9


    • Cognitive Coaching Practice - training

  • 10


    • Final Assignment - Cognitive Coaching

    • Certification Details

  • 11


    • References

About Your Instructors

Doctor of Metaphysics

Gillian Godtfredsen

Doctor of Metaphysics, PhD Holistic Life Coaching, Certified NLP Master Trainer, Registered Integrative Therapist, Registered Health Coach, Educational Developer, Certified Professional Coach, Mentor Trainer, Mindfulness Teacher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Time Line Therapy Practitioner. Board Member and NOCNA Head Coach "Help for self-help is the best help of all" says Gillian Godtfredsen who created the motto 40 years ago. She is the pioneer and entrepreneur who has founded The Paradigm Academy and NOCNA. The 6 most important signature strengths chosen by colleagues: vision, determination, discipline, strength, heartwarming.

The Academic

Melinda Merunada

PhD, Certified NLP Master Trainer, Masters Degree in Medical Science, Masters Degree in Public Health, Masters Degree in Adult Education and Education with Social Psychology, Physiotherapist, Registered Health Coach, Certified Life Coach, Certified Professional Coach, RYTA 500 Registered Yoga Teacher, Dancer, Advanced Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness- and Meditation Teacher, Mediator in NOCNA, the deputy chairman and chief trainer, "Academic and the eternal student it is me ....." says multi-professional Finnish Melinda. She is one of the world's most highly academically educated NLPers and is committed to quality in teaching. The 6 most important signature strengths chosen by colleagues: dedication, discipline, creativity, goal awareness, focused, conscientious ...

The Pilot

Elisabeth Tanum

Pilot, ATPL-A, Airline Captain, Certified NLP Trainer, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Business Coach, NLP Coach, Leadership Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, Registered Health Coach, Sports Coach, Certified Business Coach. Elisabeth has long experience with management from the airline industry. At the age of 24, she became a professional pilot on Boeing 737. At the age of 30 she was appointed flight crew, and then held full responsibility for both aircraft, crew and passenger safety. Elisabeth is co-owner and board member of NOCNA. She is NLP Trainer and Certified Hypnotherapist has also been a teacher in child and youth school and has experience in sales. In addition, she has been an active athlete and football coach for children and youth. The 6 most important signature strengths chosen by colleagues: positive, solution-oriented, goal-conscious, courageous, humorous, accomplished.


Cogntive Coaching trains you in advanced coaching skills.

  • Cognitive Coaching

  • Understanding Cognition

  • Developing Awareness

  • Goal-Setting

  • Coaching Techniques

  • CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


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